Friends Let us begin this new day with our confident hope! +++ 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 - NLT Are you someone who … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Reminder
Friends On this January morning, do you have reason to rejoice? +++ But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11 - NIV Have you ever shook your head in bewilderment … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Rejoice?
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! Psalm 47:1 - NKJV For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Friends I stood in a long line at the post office this past week, arms filled with packages to be mailed. My gifts are on their way now, headed for family and friends across the country. Some packages will be opened immediately since the recipients know the contents, my annual haystack delivery, my nutty chocolate … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Package
Friends Do you like to play games? What’s your favorite game? I like checkers, but it’s been years since I played it. Board games can be fun, but there are other games we shouldn’t play. May we know the difference today. +++ He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Surrender
FriendsWhere are you this morning? Are you near a window? Can you step outside? Can you see the brilliance of the blue sky or the blissful shade of an oak tree? Is there something beautiful for you to notice this morning? Don’t miss this moment! +++ How abundant are the good things that you have … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Moments
Friends Are there hurts that are heavy on your heart this morning? Give them to God and let His healing presence restore you once more. +++ My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. Psalm 51:17 - NIV Well, if you have been following my … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Pine
Friends Have you ever seen a bald eagle? I have, and I will never forget it. What an amazing creature! What an amazing God we have! +++ Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 - NIV His … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Grudge
Friends Are you, like me, a fan of flowers? What’s blooming in your yard? How about your soul? +++ Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8 - NIV I adore Vinca. It’s my favorite flower. Every spring, I … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Cracks
Friends How is the garden of your soul this morning? Are you bearing good fruit? +++ But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23 - NIV At the back of our property … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Pears