Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Autumn's last hurrah!


i took the picture yesterday ... the tamaracks are a beautiful colour at this time of year ... but the cooler weather is definitely on it's way ...  i always need patient endurance for the winter months ...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Who/What is your boast?


CBN news clip:

Franklin Graham gave the world a glimpse into his father's personal walk with God by revealing the one verse he's held on to his whole life.  "Still today, my father Billy Graham has a Bible verse pinned up on the wall in his bedroom, printed in VERY large letters. In fact, it's in the dining room, his bathroom, and several other spots around the house!" Graham began in a Facebook post. "Galatians 6:14 says, "But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world."

" It was his passion to memorize it, to saturate his heart and mind with it. He made it his life verse," Graham added. 

i have tried to place verses all around our house too... especially the bathroom (people notice there!!!) ... Jesus lives everywhere in our condo ... and most importantly, we try and make our lives shine for Him ... we do fail, but then we get up - and get on with the task - mindful of the fact that it is Christ who lives in us ... 

Monday, October 09, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

All Creation ...





from my thursday walk ... sometimes no words are needed to declare God's Handiwork seen all around us ... it speaks loudly of the ONE Who made all things ... 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

the bible still stands strong ...


i love God's Word ... it has been my source of everything, for over 50 years  ... my only regret is that i haven't studied it MORE!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

where is your strength?


the poster verse is found in Ephesians 6 ...
 something we can all say "Amen!" to!!!! 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

solid foundation is God ...


Seasons change ... God doesn't ... may i be found firm in Jesus ... Lord help me to leave all else behind and stand on that Solid Foundation of FAITH!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Allow me to see YOUR will in my life ...


i took this picture at the same time as the picture in the previous posting ... just some minutes apart in sunrise and a little bit further down the road ... God is always the same Awesome Amazing God ... but our view is a little bit different from where we are in life, or our age, or a number of things ... but God is always the same ... it's just our limited vision that can be a problem ... 

Friday, September 08, 2017

heavy hearts can be lifted ...


as i read today's headlines ... i thought they sounded remarkably like something out of the bible ... the end times part of the bible, that is ... my heart is at peace because Jesus owns it!  then i thought about the bible saying "men's hearts will be failing them for fear" ... not everyone has the same assurance as a Jesus follower ...  these familiar words came to me - familiar to me, but maybe not to everyone ... a reminder that ANYONE can come to Jesus ... ANYONE ... repent and believe in Him, before it is too late ... heed the signs ... BELIEVE in the ONE who died and rose again ... Jesus ... the One and Only ... 

 https://peacewithgod.net/  


Saturday, September 02, 2017

no need to fret ...


i took this picture yesterday of the smoke covered sun, starting to set in our backyard ...   it reminded me of my desire to begin each day with the knowledge that Jesus is in control ... and end each day, thanking Him for all the blessings ... there is no need to fret before or after - God is still on His throne and works everything out - 
to His good purpose ... 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

what does my life reflect?


yup, i'm in the poster making mode!!! i just can't seem to help myself!!!  LOL!!!   it's just that this verse sort of burst in my brain! it was on the front page of a memorial to a pastor friend (his funeral was yesterday) ... it kept spinning in my head ... so much truth in it!  i had to put it on a poster ...   
p.s. Proverbs is a fantastic book to read for these types of Words ... 

Friday, August 25, 2017

forgiveness ...


we receive forgiveness freely ... it is the gift of God ...
 so we should forgive others, which is our reasonable service. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

just thinking outloud ... about God's keeping power ...


picture taken from the plane window on the descent to Iceland's airport ... the quote was in the daily bread devotional from the other day ... just reminded me of the wicked weather in Iceland both times (coming and going) but i had faith in the pilot's abilities ... shouldn't i have EVEN MORE faith in God's ability to take care of me, even through the storms of life ... just thinking outloud ... 

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Where? can i go? from God?

Where can i go?

where can i go?

Where can i go?

you know the answer as well as i do ... we can NEVER hide from Almighty God!  He will always know where we are ... this is wonderful if we are in tune with Him and want Him to be there ... not so wonderful if we are on the run from Him, going in our own direction ...

what is this verse bringing to your heart?  comfort ... or conviction ... 

Our Heavenly Father, saves through Jesus, so that the Holy Spirit can live within our mortal frame until the day we are redeemed to our Heavenly Home ...

Where can I go from your Spirit?  the answer - no where ... nor do i want to go anywhere without you Lord ... 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Billy Graham quote ... timely ...


i heard this quote today ... from a billy graham sermon ... i quickly wrote it down and then made this poster ... i like to make these posters so that i can come back to the thought - and hopefully learn something from the wisdom of others ... 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

the storm ...


i came across this verse yesterday, and i thought of making a poster ... but i didn't ... then a mini storm rocked my boat later in the day ... i was happy for the words in the Psalm, and i decided that the poster needed to be made today!  may it reassure you, to know that Jesus is always in control of any situation ... 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Praise HIM anyway!


praising God can be difficult some days ... 
yet, praising God lifts the difficult out of the day!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

While it is still today ... don't wait any longer ...


it is not too late ... while there is still today - get right with God ... i am always amazed how patient He is with me ... how He shows me His love in a personal way, that only I would recognize ... and He can be that to you as well ... don't wait - one day the day will end  ... and the Son will have come ... make your today count for Jesus ... 

Friday, July 07, 2017

Jesus said ...



good question ... and we all know the answer ... 
Lord help me to Praise more ... and worry less!

Friday, June 23, 2017

and the Spirit moved over the waters ...


as i was admiring the Toronto skyline last week, a seagull decided to make an appearance in the picture i was taking ... i didn't know it was there until i checked my pictures at home ... cool ... when things like this happen to me, i smile and think that it's the Spirit that moves and makes His Presence known ... 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

beauty in our world ...


i was out, enjoying God's creation in the U.P. - Michigan... lovely!!!  this photo taken in Mackinaw City ... 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Because He lives ...


 tearfully listening to Because He Lives  ...it was being done with such conviction by 2 women who are living  with chronic pain and many many other disabilities ... the words to that old hymn became a victory celebration of sorts ... they were not being swallowed up by their problems - but rather giving Praise to God because HE lives and is giving them the strength for each day ... sometimes  you just gotta have those tears of gratitude to our all powerful God - despite life's sorrows ..

click here for the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nay3BeiPYE

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

the Light cannot be extinguished.

my morning view ... then i read my devotional:

"In darkness there is no choice. It is light that enables us to see the difference between things; and it is Christ who gives us light. ~ Augustus W Hare."

went together like a hand and glove in my heart ... thank you for being the LIGHT, Jesus ...

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Overcomer


Jesus words encourage us today ... even as they have throughout the centuries ... so live as an overcomer, since Jesus has already done the work for us ...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Armor of light ...


put on all that is light ... all that reflects God ... put on the Protector of our souls ... Jesus ...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jesus is the door that opens all possibilities ...


Easter in Finland was a wonderful experience ... celebrations of Jesus life were found everywhere ... i felt blessed ... 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

turn back to Jesus ...


lately i see dear ones who once loved the LORD, floundering ... they speak like those without HOPE ... thinking that this life we live is it ... that there isn't an eternal life to come ... so i want to remind those who are kept by Jesus' saving power - that death is only an open door, one that allows us to be in the Presence of HIM who died to REDEEM us ... check your heart - why are you down?  Isn't Jesus the same today, as He was yesterday and will be tomorrow?  and the life we live today is lived by the power He gives to us ... plug into it ... rely on HIM - the Saviour of our souls ... 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

God is working ...


don't despair, dear one ... though you may not see Him ... He is always there ... always with our best in mind ...  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

who do you run to?


In my morning devotions, I read this verse:  "the name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." ... I noticed a note i had written in the margin  -  "the "righteous" know where to run!" .... 

Yup ... Praise the Lord that we DO know to Whom we can go!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Jesus' thoughts on freedom of speech ...


just a cautionary note to myself ... 
the quote is found in Matthew 12:36-37  ...

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

my chains fell off ...


Jesus is the chain breaker ... and the way maker ... 

Monday, February 06, 2017

it all seemed so real ...

I had a dream …

Jesus was coming … it was some sort of “catching up” … I saw people disappearing and I could feel the pull from heaven to leave, it was time .. I was ready to go be with Jesus … I was in a large house which seemed small … there was a long, dark, narrow hallway … I was passing through it on my way to Him … but as I started down the hallway and towards Jesus, movement in a room i passed caught my eye … it was a small room with very little light in it … bare, with no furnishings and the tones were all dark and not appealing at all … there were some people huddled in the corner of the room … they did not want to leave … i could feel their hostility and fear … whoever they were, I wanted to reach out to them in love and concern … I stopped and said: "Jesus is here and He is calling for me to come … He wants  you to come too" … I tried to get them to follow me out of that dark place … I knew I had only moments before Jesus took me and i didn’t want them left behind … 

Then … I woke up … I don’t know what happened next … but I do know that  Jesus will return at some point in history … whether He gives a shout for us to meet in heaven ... or whether I die and leave earth the natural way … one day - there will be an end to our lives … NO  ESCAPING  THAT REALITY … 

Were you the ones I saw huddled in that familiar corner, not wanting to leave it’s seeming comfort … please consider Jesus and His offer of life … if I am wrong about this faith of mine, I have lost nothing … but if you do not know Jesus and you ignore such a great gift of salvation, you have lost everything for all eternity …  choose Jesus ... before your choice is taken away.

hopefully these simple answers from this site are helpful if you have questions:  https://peacewithgod.net/

Saturday, February 04, 2017

what concerns you?



from our tv church service last week ... good words to live by ... only be concerned with what JESUS has to say on any given matter ... HIS opinion is the one that counts.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

new month ...


a good word and prayer to start off February ... 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

who sustains you?


yes, HE was ... 
yes, HE is ... 
and yes HE will always be THE ONE ... 
amen and amen.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

how i start my day ...


a cup of coffee ... a good devotional ... AND prayer time ... 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

encouraging myself from a past blog post

it's a rain day here in middle canada ... very odd for january ... middle of winter ... and sometimes with drastic changes of weather, come drastic changes in my husband's health and the chronic pain he struggles with ... but i found an encouraging post (of mine from a few years back!) that the Lord must have put there ... to encourage me on this future day ... so sharing with any and all who may feel like they have a load too heavy to carry ... our Creator God, designer of the universe and Saviour of our souls is bigger than any problem/obstacle we may face ...




see the little blue dot in the lower right hand corner?  compare it to the sun ...  that's where we live!!!!  this NASA graphic really captures the smallness of earth, compared to almost anything else out there !!! 

it reminds me of the Psalm that says:
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

i pray that you rest easy in the knowledge that God is way way bigger than any problem you may face today ...




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

snow day ...


some days are just made for making pies ... thank you Lord!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

a prayer for the new year ...


a good prayer ... dear LORD, hear our hearts this day ...