Surprises

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thunderstorms

and fluctuating temps –

lawn surprises

The combination of adverse human conditions can have amazing outcomes  . . .with God.

“With men it is impossible, but not with God.  For with God all things are possible.”  Mark 10:27 NKJV

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Hidden

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nesting ants flee

once the lid

is opened

A dear overseas friend sensed I was depressed / discouraged. She hoped she wasn’t right, but she was.

“But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.”  Ephesians 5:13 NKJV

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Fallen

 

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wet dirt and flowers

scooped back into fallen pot

with bare hands

 

Fallen. Broken. Ruined. Messy. But our God saves.

 

“Have mercy on me, O LORD!

. . .You who lift me up from the gates of death

That I may tell of all Your praise . . .

I will rejoice in Your salvation.”    Psalm 9:13-14  NKJV

 

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Disquieted

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birds make loud noise

on a rainy day

from trees’s shelter

I am not really a loud person , but I am not always quiet inside . . .especially on “rainy days”.

 

“Why are you cast down, O my soul?

And why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God for I shall yet praise Him

For the help of His countenance.”      Psalm 42:5. NKJV

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Take Courage

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“And from there, when the brethren heard about us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and Three Inns.  When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.”  Acts 28:15 NKJV

I am always so blessed when God sends a friend to greet me at the grocery store.

Thank You, Lord, for all the ways You encourage us right when we need it most. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Eagerly greet
your brothers and sisters

lavish love
on them today

giving them courage
for their journey

and thankful hearts
full of praise.

God bless you as you lovingly greet someone today!

*** Dear wonderful readers – I will be taking a break from posting again, but will leave the blog up.  love and prayers!  deb ***

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Those Who Sail With Us

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“For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve,
saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ ”  Acts 27:23-24 NKJV

Paul must’ve been praying for everyone on board.

Thank You, Lord, for knowing how very much we want those sailing with us to be saved.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

We have a God
who saves us

gives us purpose
and sees us through

and even those
who are with us

will be shown
great mercy too.

God bless you and those with you today!

 

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The Hope of the Promise

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“And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers.”  Acts 26:6 NKJV

Jesus is our Hope and our Promise.

Thank You, Lord, for the hope Your promises contain.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Jesus is the hope
of the promise

that God gave us
long before

coming to bring
forgiveness

and eternal life
restore.

God bless you as you have Hope today!

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Because He Lives

Have a blessed Resurrection Day!

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Affirmed To Be Alive

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“When the accusers stood up, they brought no accusation against him of such things as I supposed,
but had some questions against him about their own religion and about one, Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.”  Acts 25:18-19 NKJV

We can affirm He is alive too.

Thank You, Lord, for being our risen Savior.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Satan thought
that he could kill You

but we affirm
You are alive

living strong
inside each of us

risen to
Your Father’s side.

God bless you as you celebrate Jesus today!

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Cheerfully Answering

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“For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ring leader of the sect of the Nazarenes.”  Acts 24:5 NKJV
“He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law.”  Acts 24:6 NKJV

After this, Paul cheerfully answered for himself, unafraid of their lies. (Acts 24:10-21)

Thank You, Lord, for being our Judge so that we need not fear lies and accusations made against us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Judge we
come before

has known us
all our years

and no lie
or weapon formed

shall stand up –
we need not fear.

God  bless you as you cheerfully come before Him today!

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