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Trust in the Lord~Your Refuge, Your Strength

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But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.
~ Psalm 52:8

He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold;
I shall not be shaken. In God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
~ Psalm 62:6-8

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Go With God

Trust in the Lord
Accept His promises
Head His word
Acknowledge His ways
Embrace God’s blessings
Know that He is God
Rest in His love unending
Practice grace and mercy

Christmas Haiku 2015 Countdown 20

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
~ Luke 19:20

God’s promise in Christ
A manger with a mission
Peace for all mankind

Christmas Haiku 2015 Countdown 25

The most wonderful time of the year gets its own special dedication of Haiku! So enjoy the countdown to Christmas in a different way.

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
~ John 3:16

Reverence and awe
He sacrificed all for us
Bringing salvation

2 Days of Christmas

But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid; for behold,
I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;
for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.
~ Luke 2:9-11 ~

Born of a virgin
Come to Earth Light of mankind
Gift to all sinners

10 Days of Christmas

Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.
Let them praise His name with dancing;
Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre.
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.
~ Psalm 149:2-4 ~

Bells of Christmas day
Resounding joy of true love
Peace and hope to all

Thankful Christmas!

I know Thanksgiving is only a few days away, but it is during this time (as with every day!!) that I am ever so thankful for all that God has done for me (and for you!!). He sent His only Son to die for us, that we might find salvation through His sacrifice! As you sit down together to enjoy family time, whether to celebrate Thanksgiving, or just to eat a typical dinner, remember that despite the storms that rage and the circumstances that seem to crush, God is there and has given His all for you. He wants you to have peace, joy, unending love, and know the glory of his grace, strength and mercy. So to start this Christmas season off right…let’s not forget to thank God for all He has done and is yet to do.

All my love ❤

New Beginnings–Live life to the fullest this year!

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With the new year comes the opportunity to leave the old behind, and focus on the future and the things to come.  Now is not the time to regret what you have done, or where you have been, but it is the time to repent, forgive, and press on for the eternal glory of God.

Live life to the fullest this year, and love the life you have.  It may not be perfect.  It may not be easy.  In fact your life may be complicated, difficult, or you may be going through grief and loss.  However, even amidst the pain, there is hope.  In the midst of complications, there is peace, and in the difficult times there is wisdom and endurance.  All these things are at your fingertips; only a prayer away.  Ask God into your heart, claim the beauty, grace, mercy, and peace of Christ for yourself.  Surrender your circumstances to the One and Only Lord of all Creation for He is bigger than all that you face!

Find the beauty in life, even when in the center of life’s storms!!  Remember, where there is rain, a rainbow comes.  Where there are fires, new life grows.  Where there is snow and ice, the buds of spring come forth.  You are more blessed than you realize.  Just breath, seek, and find the glory of God that satisfies!

Now is the time to begin again!

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do:
forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  ~ Philippians 3:13-14

It’s a new YeAR and it’s NeVEr too late!!

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God’s arms are always open to receive those who seek him and desire to have a relationship with him!
May you find your peace with God and may your heart be filled with joy overflowing and hope never-ending!
God bless and keep you always 🙂

We Believe

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I am always so energized by the coming of a New Year!!  It has always given me hope that there is chance for renewal and rebirth, much like spring.   Christmas reminds me of the importance of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for me, bringing me into a living relationship with God himself, and then comes the New Year, which enables me the chance to renew and rededicate my heart, mind, and soul to God.

There was once a time when I looked at God as being “up there”, so “far away”, and so “omnipotent” that I could not ever be in a relationship with him.  Having walked through the valley of abuse, spent time in the throes of divorce, and experienced such sinful and impure thoughts, I thought I could never communicate with God, never be “good” enough, never be clean enough to approach him or to connect with him.

However, much to my surprise and delight, I have learned that no one is perfect, no one is ever “good enough”, and no one is ever pure enough to connect with God.  God is perfect, sinless, righteous, and well, God!  As I mentioned in my Choose! post, scripture states that we have all fallen short of the glory of God, that we have all sinned, and that we are all evil and sinful creatures of the flesh.  Depressing, yes!  But scripture does not stop there!!  There is hope!  In John 3:16-17, God sent His one and only Son, to be a sacrificial lamb for all mankind, so that we could be washed in the cleansing blood of Christ, and have everlasting life, if we so choose to accept the perfect Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.

With the choice of everlasting life, the choice of believing in Christ, his life, his crucifixion, and his resurrection, comes a set of beliefs established in faith and love.  These are indeed the fundamentals of Christian living.  God wants nothing but the best for His children (Jeremiah 29:11), but we must accept him and live in obedience and grace.

The Newsboys put out a wonderful song based on these fundamental beliefs.  I hope that you listen and take the opportunity to accept Christ into your life, thus finding hope for a future, and joy in the promise of eternal salvation.  May you walk with the living God, enjoying his peace, comfort, strength, endurance, wisdom, discernment, and never-ending love!!!  All my love for a promising New Year with God in the driver’s seat! ❤

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching,
for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17