Monday, July 17, 2017

Wise Words

"By swallowing evil words unsaid,
           no one has ever harmed his stomach."

                                                                                     ~Winston Churchill

Ephesians 4:29-32
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling, and slander, along with every form of malice.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The LORD is all of my Strength!

Psalm 28:7
'The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart exults,
And with my song I shall thank Him."

Thursday, July 13, 2017

At Mother's knee

"Love...had a strange way of multiplying.  Doubling. 
Trebling itself, so that, as each child arrived, 
there was always more than enough to go around."

-Rosamunde Pilcher

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Special Language


by Eva Alice

O, the power of kindness!
So gentle, loving, meek,
It is indeed a language
Even the dumb can speak;
The deaf can understand it,
It sheds a shining ray;
Then let us strive to make it
Our guide from day to day.

Romans 12:
"Let love be without hypocrisy.

Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; 
give preference to one another in honor; 
not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality."

Monday, July 10, 2017

God's beautiful Creation

The LORD's creation is something which can turn our heads when we are faced with such difficulties in this life.

This picture is not my own and it is of a bird which I do not think is from North America, but it is so beautiful.  

This will be a very hot and humid week for us here in the mid-west, and so I have decided to post this beautiful part of His creation in it's cool and frosty pose.

*Keep your focus on the LORD.*

Colossians 3:1-4

"Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, 
keep seeking the things above, 
where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 

Set your mind on the things above, 
not on the things that are on earth.

For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 

When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, 
then you also will be revealed with Him in glory."

Give the Glory to  God!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The whole creation groans: Longing for His second coming

Romans 8:18-25

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 
that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 
For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 
But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it."