Archive | January, 2014

Hiding? Or Seeking?

29 Jan

Are you going through life with one eye barely open?  Has your prayer life gone a little stagnant?  You think, "Well, I do believe in God...He's got my back because He's a good God, so, I can just eek by."...well, as this verse says:

Are you going through life with one eye barely open? Has your prayer life gone a little stagnant? You think, “Well, I do believe in God…He’s got my back because He’s a good God, so, I can just eek by.”…well, as this verse says it’s not only believing it’s diligently seeking:

Hebrews 11:6
“But without faith it is impossible to please him:
for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Yes!  Are you diligently seeking the Lord?!  Are you bundled up with His Word to weather the storms?  Are you standing firm in this slippery world we live in?  If you've been wavering take a moment to talk to the Lord.  A simple "I need you."  works...then keep seeking by opening the Bible.

Yes! Are you diligently seeking the Lord?! Are you bundled up with His Word to weather the storms? Are you standing firm in this slippery world we live in? If you’ve been wavering take a moment to talk to the Lord. A simple “I need you.” works…then keep seeking by opening the Bible.

Don’t give up!  But seek His will for YOUR life:).

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Say What?

23 Jan
Grand Haven Winter 2014, Baby!!!! :)

Grand Haven Winter 2014, Baby!!!! 🙂

Do you ever go…”Man, where am I at?”
You know you were going along just fine in life and then BOOM you wake up and you’re like, “How’d I get here?”…or, “Wow, this is awesome…I’m glad I’ve accomplished this and this and this.!”
Well, whether you were expecting what life brought you – good or bad – no matter if you’re where you thought you’d turn up
(like on a beach in the dead of winter with a palm tree…lol)…
note this encouraging verse:

Isaiah 26:3 
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”

How cool is that?  🙂

What a Mess!

16 Jan
Are you serious this just happened?!

Are you serious this just happened?!  How could I have gotten myself into this mess?

Isaiah 1:18
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord:
Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

Do you ever need a do over? I think we all have once or twice in our life times:)
Well, let’s get to gettin’ on then!

Psalm 30:5
“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life:  weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

Have a wonderful day to each and every one of you! :)

Have a wonderful day to each and every one of you! 🙂

A Place to Rest…

13 Jan
One of my favorite resting places.

One of my favorite places.

Philippians 4:7
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
This picture speaks to me…it is has always been a place of resting during hikes for me in Muskegon State Park.
I cannot wait for the seasons to change so I can visit for a long while again.
Until then winter holds on and I’ll just visit the above picture in my mind and live in the below:)

Don't mind the dirty window...lol:)

Don’t mind the dirty window…lol:)

Getting Dumped On!

6 Jan
Backyard Beauty

Backyard Beauty

The grass in my yard is buried in the snow being dumped on us…
…the grass, which can’t hold the snow’s weight much longer, will be pushed even further to the ground,
BUT it WILL lift back up as soon as the snow melts.
The Lord does the same for us when we get buried in troubles, disappointments and sadness.
Psalm 145:14
“The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.”
So, pray…rest your weary body, and know you will soon smile again:).

Chillin' with my lil' girl while the wind whips and blows outside:)

Chillin’ with my lil’ girl while the wind whips and blows outside:)

Oh, What Big Ears You Have!

2 Jan
Is she ignoring me even though she hears me?!

Is she ignoring me even though she hears me?!

You know I can tell you one thing about Jesus today – He listens!
He’s not like my little Gracie who perks up her ears to my voice, but then completely ignores me.
Nope.
Jesus ALWAYS listens to us when we call on Him.

We can reach out to Him anytime, and He will lift us up, put a big grin on our face – even in the midst of trouble.

He's in the business of giving us joy! :)

He’s in the business of giving us joy! 🙂

Psalm 55:1
“Listen to my prayer, oh God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me.”