Monday, May 28, 2018

Remembrance

   Lindsay Johnson, United State Army, 87th Infantry Division  

My Uncle Lindsay was killed in action December 1944, Battle of the Bulge at the young age of 18.  I never met him but I often heard family members speak of him.

Today is a day set aside to remember and honor those lost in battle for our great country's freedom.  So tonight as you end this day, say a prayer for all our young men and women serving our country, for their safety and for the families at home waiting for their return.

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

God Bless America!!!




Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunshine


It is a beautiful sun shiny day, with a gentle breeze blowing, here in the PNW.   Morning worship was absolutely awesome!  We sang some of the old songs about how God's extends His grace to us.  Since our pastor is on vacation the morning message was brought by one of the elders.  Sermon topic "The Real Deal" with scripture reference 2 Corinthians 12.  He shared with us the marks of a genuine follower of Jesus Christ today.  How we are to rely on God's grace in our weakness, to stay humble, refuse to be a financial burden and to show alarm about sin in the church.  Then he asked us 3 questions; 1) Do we rely on God's grace in our weakness? 2) Do we refuse to be a financial burden to others? 3) Is our hearts broken over sin in the church?  Gave us a lot to ponder and pray on.  Awesome sermon!!!

After morning worship my sweetie and I had nothing planned so we came home and had lunch on the patio, he sat in the shade and me in the sun as I love to feel the warmth of the sun on my face.  There is just something about sitting in the sun soaking up those rays that warms a body from the inside out.

2 Corinthians 4:6 tells us; 
"For God , who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shown in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."

In other words God puts the sunshine in our soul.  We can't help but glow with the light of Christ as we place our faith and trust in our Savior Jesus Christ for He is our light.  He gives us hope, love, peace and grace.

Think of it this way, the warmth of the sunshine is Jesus smiling down on us giving us His abundant blessings today.





Saturday, May 26, 2018

Happy Birthday Ozzie Bear


Today our Ozzie Bear would have been 5 years old and we celebrated his birthday by planting a White Dogwood in his memory.  We knew the perfect spot for his tree as Ozzie had dug a hole trying to get at a Mole.  It was a family affair as the kids came over, with our grandpup Oscar, and helped us dig the hole and get the tree planted.  I can see the tree from the kitchen window and at times I see our Ozzie Bear running around the back yard. 

It has been 2 months since our Ozzie Bear left us but it still feels like today.  We give thanks to our Heavenly Father for blessing our lives with our Ozzie Bear.  We miss him everyday but know that he is running free chasing the Butterflies and Bees.

Love you Ozzie Bear, you will be forever in our hearts...

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friends...



Does the number of friends you can boast about on Facebook or followers you have on Instagram make you feel important?  Are these the friends you can count on when you need that shoulder to cry on?  Are they someone you can rant and rave at when life has gotten all turned upside down and not take you personally?  We can have a multitude of friends but only a few that are there when the going gets tough, that will listen and not judge when you need that shoulder.  But there is only one true friend that is always there and that is Jesus.

I don't know about you but I am so glad that I can call Jesus my friend.  He is always there when the pain gets to much for me to bear.  He is there when I feel that I am at the very bottom of the pit with no place to go.  He will always take care of me and never forsake me.  He will cradle me in His loving arms and comfort me with the peace only He can give.  All I have to do is submit myself to Him and take all my worries and cares to Him in prayer.

God's Word tells us in Philippians 4:6 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplications with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God."

I don't know about you but I choose to let God carry my burdens for He is so much stronger than I...








Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rewarding Love


Life is full of the unexpected!  We often find ourselves wondering what in the world happened to us and how did we let this happen.  Truth be known we got a little bit to big for our britches and tried to do every thing ourselves by thinking we don't need anyone or anything.  But when we have really messed life up we let pride get in our way and refuse to ask for help.  Why?  God has already seen what we did and knows that we need help, help that is there simply by asking.

Get over that pride thing because we have all messed up.  God's Word tells us in Proverbs 29:23, "Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor."

God is always loyal to us, He will never turn His back on us no matter how bad we messed up.  So ask and let Him demonstrate His unconditional love for you...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Giving us more...


Our God is so awesome!!!  My sweetie and I have been working really hard to pay off some credit cards which has been tough since we lost part of our income last year.  But our God is faithful and we have been able to pay off 2 credit cards as well as some medical bills we had incurred. Satan will throw everything he has at us when we really start to place our faith and trust in our Heavenly Father and His Son. 

God's Word promises us an abundant life to overflowing.  In John 10:10 we read, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Stay strong and trust our Heavenly Father for He will bring us through what ever trial comes our way...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Joy



I am so glad that my Heavenly Father loves me and knows exactly what I am going to do each day.  He knows my thoughts as I plan my day and knows exactly what path I will take, even when I fail to ask for direction.  So I am choosing to seek His guidance as I plan my day and travel the path He has for me.  I am choosing to follow the will He has for my life for I know that He will never forsake me and I am safe as He cradles me in His loving arms.

God's Word tells me in Deuteronomy 33:12 "Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders."

So I choose Joy for my life...