SOMEONE ONCE SAID THIS: JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE CARRIES IT WELL DOES NOT MEAN IT ISN’T HEAVY. And the “it”, well, that can mean anything…….life, a diagnosis, a death, a divorce, a marriage gone wrong, a child, a job loss, a debt, a longing in the soul. We all go through stuff, some more than others. … More CARRY THINGS WELL
IT’S A NEW YEAR…….and if you follow JESUS there is much hope in front of you! In spite of your circumstances today, or what someone has said to you or done to you…….there is hope in today and in tomorrow. Why? Because GOD wraps up and packages HOPE into each and every day we live! … More THE HOPE IN FRONT OF US
And so Christmas has come and gone, New Years too. I challenge you to choose a word to focus on and carry you through this next year. My word last year was adore…….I learned much about adoration for the LORD! This year I have chosen the word: IMMANUEL. I love it’s meaning: GOD WITH US. … More LEARN MORE/DRAW CLOSER
Here in Arizona it is a big deal to set off fireworks on New Years. I only associate it all with July 4th, but I see the tents are set up here everywhere you go. Fireworks can be so merry, so happy and so beautiful can’t they? I know some people just need to get … More A VERY MERRY WONDERFUL
MERRY CHRISTMAS! And so here we are………it’s CHRISTMAS and have you adored HIM yet? Have you sat quietly maybe near the tree, by the light and the candles and just given HIM praise? LUKE 1:35 “……..THEREFORE THE CHILD TO BE BORN WILL BE CALLED HOLY – THE SON OF GOD.” HE is holy and … More COME……..ADORE……..BEHOLD.
In that Silent Night, long long ago, hope was born…….did you know? Yes, in a silent hopeless night, in a hopeless world, light from Heaven came down to us in a manger and……. ISAIAH 7: 14 “…….THE LORD HIMSELF WILL GIVE YOU A SIGN. BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL CONCEIVE AND BEAR A SON, AND SHALL … More SOMEWHERE IN THAT SILENT NIGHT…….
In all the rushing of this season to find treasures by the 25th of December, all I really want to do is to sit quiet. How about you? LET’S BE STILL FOR A MOMENT. Could it be that it truly is JESUS calling us to stop? Stop and consider……..why and how HE came. LUKE 1: … More LINGER LONGER IN THE QUIET
I love the picture above……..it should remind us of that starry night when love came down to us on earth. Isn’t it an amazing thing that GOD chose to dwell among us…….IMMANUEL……GOD with us! JESUS IS ONE INCREDIBLE SAVIOR! And isn’t it wonderful to ponder that sweet Mary, HIS mother, was visited by an angel … More HE IS ONE INCREDIBLE SAVIOR!
Are you a list maker? Some people write lists every day. You probably have a list right now on the counter for Thanksgiving dinner! I make one to help me remember, others love making a list to slowly check off items and that in and of itself gives them a feeling of accomplishment. I also, … More HIS LIST/MY LIST
If you think about it, we all have a clear understanding of what the yellow traffic sign means when we are driving about…….caution. When our eyes see a sign like that, we usually try to be more alert as to what is coming around the bend. We should also have caution in our lives … More EXERCISE CAUTION