Love and Kindness

6 12 2017

“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.  Jeremiah  31:3

With an open heart I can receive the goodness that surrounds me.  The blessings of family, faith and community can shape my days and bring joy.  I am open to each gift from God, the work of my hands, the kindness of a neighbor or the courtesy of an open door from a complete stranger.  It is easy to focus on what’s not right in the world around us.  But if we look closer to what is near us, we can see all is not lost.  God’s love is still present.  It resides in me and in you.  It emanates from our everyday actions.  Our actions help the world to see Jesus’ love more clearly.  We can open our heart to Him and to gift of His people all around us.

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All Things

21 09 2017

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Be Strong and Courageous

20 09 2017

Joshua 1-9





Confident Hope

14 09 2017

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I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

The Lord is my source of hope.

His plan for me is full of hope as I trust in Him.

I can trust Him with my whole life.

Every concern….

Even in the bright and dark places,

I can put my whole life in His loving hands.

He can transform the struggle into strength

He can transform the worry into peace

In Him, my life becomes beautiful

The Lord is my source of hope.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11





My Help

13 09 2017

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

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Dear God –

My help comes from the Lord. You are my source of strength and power. I thank You God for all that You do for me. You sustain me with Your goodness and love. My confidence is in You to continue to provide for my needs. I thank You God for Your faithfulness to my life. Your promises never fail and Your love is everlasting. I give You honor and praise for Your many blessings. My help comes from the Lord.

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God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.

Psalm 46:1-7

 





After

4 08 2017

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With all your heart

27 07 2017

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