Monday, May 31, 2010


I have a "singing heart" this morning!
274. Walking on the beach for the first time this season.
275. Energy!
276. Butterflies!
277. Lilacs in bloom - oh the smell! so awesome!
278. Laughter.
279. Fellowship with our Small Group.
280. Clematis in bloom.
281. Lupins popping up everywhere.
282. "Sisters-In-Christ"
283. Seeing a little one "love on" her Nana.
284. Morning coffee
285. Momma duck and 4 little ducklings trying to cross
one of the busiest streets in the area -
people stopping to allow them to get across...
blesses my heart!
286. Strong hubby!
287. Being able to brighten someone's life.
My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Pslam 62: 1-2

Saturday, May 29, 2010

What God Is Doing....

What is God doing in your life?
Your community?
Your home?
He's always at work , you know!

I read this quote just a few minutes ago and had to share it with you all....
"I have learned that some failures come because we ask God to bless what we are doing
instead of offering oursleves to be used in what God is doing."
Michael A. MacDonald

Do I do that?
Do I ask Him to bless my efforts instead of saying, as Moses did...
"Here I am Lord, send me."
I am learing that the blessings are awesome when I offer myself to HIM
and let HIM have the reigns of my life!
He leads where I never imagined going and He blesses -
He enables;
He equips;
He gives peace and wisdom and strength.
Thank you, Jesus!

May this be a day of reflection and decision for you.
Present yourself to Him, to be used in His work...
you'll never look back!

May these pictures bless your day as well!

May the SON shine on you today!


Monday, May 24, 2010


Are you keeping a Gratitude Journal?
Mine is such a blessing to me!

266. Healing for a "sister-friend".
267. Patio doors open and the sound of chimes in a gentle wind.
268. Walking with friends.
269. Watching a new-born calf stand up.
270. A beautiful Monarch butterfly.
271. PEACE!
272. God's immediate provision of an expressed need!
273. Moonlight!
Have a blessed day, dear ones!
Rest in Him today!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Freedom & New Life!

Freedom & New Life...

I see Jesus all around me! I thank HIM for that!

The other day we heard a scratching noise in the kitchen. We used to have a wood stove there and have had it removed. Hubby covered the "hole" with somekind of Cap, I guess it is called. Any way... the scratching was coming from inside the cap... hubby unscrewed the cover, put his hand inside, and came out with a Starling... somehow she had flown down in there and was trapped... just like we get trapped in our sin. Scratching and fighting to get out - but we need a Savior - we need a rescuer! As hubby was this bird's rescuer so is Christ for us! Hallelujah!

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Hubby took the bird to the door, opened his hand, and away she flew!
I can only imagine the relief she felt at this time!
I KNOW the relief I felt when I was saved!
Oh! the chains were gone! I'd been set free!

"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36

Just yesterday we had a new calf born - a male - we named him Moses.
Here's a picture of him and mom...

We took a walk yesterday and everywhere are signs of new life - as well as in the pasture! Springtime is a time or renewal and re-birth ... I can't help but reflect on the New LIFE I have because of Chris't sacrifice for me! I am so thankful! Words can't express how I feel!

Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3

Take some time today to reflect on your new life in Him and the freedom that He's brought to you! Look for evidence of HIM in your daily walk! He's there! I know you'll find Him!

May your heart be joyful today - even in the midst -
Have a thankful, favorful day in Him!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Thank You, Lord God!

from a grateful heart -
256 . His conviction on my heart
257. Doing as He instructs me to do - oh the JOY!
258. The power of prayer.
259. Baby geese abd baby ducks -
260. Hubby's smiles!
261. Sandals and capris
262. Anklets
263. A new Secret Sister to bless
264. Peace
265. Seeing "Teddie-boy", (my Yorkie), dancing around on his hind legs - makes me laugh!

Thank you Father for Your favor!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Gold Ring!

Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
Proverbs 11: 22

I read this proverb this morning and it made me laugh... mind you, what it says is very seroius but all I could picture was a pig (one of ours) with a gold ring in his snout! :) It would look pretty funny!

Then I thought about that beautiful woman who has no discretion ( we probably all know her; maybe have been her at one time or another) - either in words, dress, manner or behavior. Not so funny!

Dear Father,
For all of us today, Lord, I pray for words that are pleasing to you, manner that shows You, dress that is modest and pleasing to the eye. Give us Your wisdom Lord to know when we are messing up and to correct it quickly! May we not be like the pig with a gold ring in its nose!
May we be open to Your prompting in our hearts.
Praise You, Lord.

Blessings on you all,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

more counting...

May the favor of God rest on you today!

246. the smell of freshly mown grass
247. the blossoms of spring popping up everywhere
248. sunshine
249. His JOY & PEACE - "in the midst"
250. recognizing HIS workings in & and on my heart - amazing!
251. praying with hubby
252. a newborn baby
253. friends
254. Mr. Cardinal singing me a song
255. tears of joy

Have a blessed day dear ones!
I have missed writing here but God has been up to other things with me these past couple of weeks!

Resting in HIM