As Spring brings forth the promise of new life, so January 1st sets the stage for new hopes, dreams, promises and beginnings. A new year is a time for letting go of the trials and tribulations of yesterday and focusing on where you want to be tomorrow.
To all of my friends and followers, may the Lord bless you in 2017. When life seems too much to bear, remember the verses below. With God, all things are possible. And if you put your trust in Jesus, He’ll never leave you.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
~ 1 Corinthians 15:58 Continue reading
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Continue reading
Last week I set out to write an important letter to a friend. A “real” letter. Handwritten, not typed. I hate that this necessary skill is sadly becoming a thing of the past. So I for one like to write a good old-fashioned letter once in a while to keep my award-winning penmanship skills in tip-top condition.
I wanted some lined paper, but not the cheap school-grade three-ringed stuff.
Like myself, my Mom was very organized. She had tons of notebooks filled with finances, schedules and even what we each got for Christmas! (Because knowing that will come in handy SOME day, I’m sure…) Continue reading