It is funny how life just escapes you, and before you know it you are in route to an ailing parent, with worry and concern about how he or she is doing, what the circumstances are, how you can help, what the next step will be, and on and on the questions reel on in the caverns of your mind. It is moments like these where I can truly see the blessing of life, the hope of a new day, and the preciousness of every moment shared with a loved one. Life is a gift. You cannot live in the past, nor can you predict the future. You must live on the day…live in the moment, savoring the blessings, the moments, the joy, and the beauty. May you indeed hug often, love much, laugh frequently, share willingly, give whole heatedly, and live everyday! All my love and blessings that you will enjoy all God has given you…even in the moments of frustration and confusion.

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. Samuel 22:33

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In God’s Hands

Life is short
Time marches on without a care
Somehow slipping through my hands

Moments are fleeting
Joy escapes before I can grab hold
Little captions in time held in my heart and mind

Days come and go
Hope is found in the small things
Learning how to let go and forgive is the key

In God’s hands
Moments of time are carved in stone
They are filled with life never-ending

Time

I have come to realize that time is such a valuable commodity. Not that I didn’t know that already, just that it has become ever so much more apparent as I have grown older. Scripture tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 that there is time for everything.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to want to mold and shape time into my schedule, to fit my needs or desires. I want to do or make things happen when I want them to, but time doesn’t let me. God doesn’t let me! After all I am not the creator of time nor the creator of my life…God is. It is with much patience and endurance that I await my hearts desires, trusting that there is a time for everything, and right now my time is to focus on prioritizing, spending precious moments with my quickly growing son, and reveling in the quiet time I can spend with my Lord.

May the Lord guide you in all you do, help you make the most of your time, and give you peace to wait.
God bless and keep you always.

Sanctuary

You also, as living stones, are being build up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood,
to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”
1 Peter 2:5-6

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Sanctuary

I want to be a sanctuary
Holy and pure in all I do
Shining Your light into the darkness
A ray of hope that all can see

I want to be a sanctuary
Alive with the Spirit that is you
A beacon to guide the way
A chance for peace

I want to be a sanctuary
Constantly growing in Your word
A small part in this living Book
Bringing salvation to those I meet

I want to be a sanctuary
A temple devoted to You
Sharing love as You desire
A gift to all in need

Temporary Troubles

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lovely!

Originally posted on CHRISTian ~ poetry by deborah ann:

far-more-exceeding-and-eternal CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Though they may be temporary,
my troubles still do weigh
on my heart, they are heavy
on my soul, they do prey.

When God needs my attention,
I feel  like I’m on fire
but, He is only testing my faith
the depth of my desire.

So, He puts me in the furnace,
to refine me like gold
He uses the potter’s wheel
so His image He can mold.

He uses the word as a bridle,
to keep me on the straight path
He prunes and He trims
so I may never know His wrath.

He places me in dark valleys,
to see the world’s wickedness
He puts me in arid places
so I’ll thirst after righteousness.

Though they may be temporary,
my troubles still do weigh
but, I know they will bring me
into a glorious new day!

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2 Corinthians 4:17
King James Version

“For our light affliction,
which…

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Like fine dining or fast food… how do we approach Bible Study?

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I love the way you looked at this!

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:

Like fine dining or fast food… how do we approach Bible Study?

I seldom get to enjoy fine dining. Now, to keep myself out of trouble, I do have to say I get a lot of fine food at home, but that’s different from fine dining. Meals at home are often rushed or combined with things other than pure enjoyment of the meal whether talking about the food, the company, the atmosphere or any combination of these things.

Often our meals are ingested and digested like fast food. It sates our immediate hunger but is not truly satisfying and enjoyable.

As I was gulping my really great burger this noon, taking a break from here at CB and some Bible study, this thought occurred to me that we often approach our Bible study and even our private time with God in one or the other of these two ways. We…

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My Yearning Soul

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As a deer pants for the water brooks
So pants my soul for You, O God.
Psalm 42:1

My Yearning Soul

Continually my flesh and spirit seek You
Waiting for the day I am in Your presence
My flesh is incrementally sustained
But my spirit constantly seeks You for its life
When my flesh surrenders
My spirit pours out to You
I worship and praise You
I pray to You daily
Yet my soul still longs for more
As my soul yearns
I will dwell on You O Lord
Remembering every moment You reached out
Touching my life so deeply
Your love embraces me
Your song is within me
I will sometimes question Your ways
I will doubt and I will sway
I will be ridiculed and put down
Yet I will hope in You O Lord
I will praise You forever

In Him

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

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In Him

God guides
We grow

God loves
We praise

God comforts
We heal

God protects
We trust

In God safety abides
Through us His Kingdom will grow

With God all things are possible
We are instruments in His hands, hope for the lost