Monday, February 17, 2020

God's faithfulness ... thank you LORD.

this is a longer chitchat … but I wanted to share this story of God's faithfulness to us … my hubby Leo does not get out much … he is a stay at home guy 'cause he basically does not feel well - ever … always in pain - I mean ALWAYS … but - he has decided to try as much as physically possible - to do some things with me …
our latest was a Friday/Saturday adventure … we received an invite to an RZIM breakfast (see rzim.ca) … normally we would just read it and file it … but this time leo and I both  thought that it would be great to go (Abdu Murray was the breakfast speaker) … we decided to book a room at the hotel the breakfast was held at … I called (2 weeks prior to the meeting) and there was just 1 room available … yay - just for us we thought … thank you Lord!
we left around 1 p.m. of the Friday - and though the weather was very cold, the highways were perfect for a drive!   it took us 90 minutes to get there - and it was easy peasy to find the hotel (another thank you Lord!) …
our room was really nice and spacious (thank you Lord!), with the pool only steps away (I did think about a swim, even brought my bathing suit, but I wimped out) … we ordered pizza for supper (Hawaiian) - we got 50% off and it was delivered piping hot to our room … it was yummy … thank you Lord!
later that evening, old friends came to visit us and they even brought dessert … thank you Lord!
we slept well that night … thank you Lord!
we leisurely got ready for the breakfast meeting scheduled for 7:30 a.m. - it was just down the hall from our room … it takes leo much longer to get ready these days, so the ease of getting to the meeting salon was a HUGE blessing - thank you Lord!
there were about 50 people for breakfast, and I had to chuckle when a middle aged guy with a pony tail (leo has a pony tail too) asked to sit with us … it was the pony tail table!  we were joined by another fellow (who took notes all through the meeting) … leo was able to do his usual sit/squat/squirm without bothering others since we also chose the table closest to the exit … thank you Lord ...
the meeting was most excellent … we got to chat with all 3 speakers personally (small venue) … and the peace that passes all understanding was there … Jesus was spoken of freely, stories were shared … our hearts were touched … 90 minutes flew by (Abdu had to go speak at another venue for 10:00 a.m. … busy guy) … someone said, please gather to pray for the RZIM team - we did with raised hands, asking for GOD's blessing on them … thank you LORD.
then as leo and I were starting to head back to our room, the 2 gentlemen that had sat with us (they didn't know each other prior), BOTH asked if they could pray for leo - we were touched - they both put their hands on leo's back and with such compassion and sincerity, prayed for a man they had just met … though we felt like family now, thank you LORD! … it was a teary moment.
after resting in our room for another hour - leo felt strong enough to make it to the car (his seat was pushed all the way back, reclined with the heaters on to help his back) …  90 minutes later, we were home … (on GREAT roads) … we ARE so thankful … GOD has been so very good to us … we take pleasure in these simple things, that at one time we may have taken for granted …
I just wanted to share this … and to let you know that - GOD is GOOD and we are THANKFUL …

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

grace ... the sweetest word ...

Gods grace is always enough.

Quote by J Danson Smith, found in "Streams in the Desert."

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

God's Unfailing Help


just at the end of a flu/cold ... now that's a good way to get a body to stop and just be!  thankful for the quiet of the day and the lack of hurry for the week ... 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

time to Pause ...


I hurry around a lot … sometimes I seem to spin my wheels needlessly!  BUT, when I stop and pray … stop and just "be" with Jesus … life is MORE enjoyable … and less stressful … 

Thursday, January 09, 2020

the life we live ...

my prayer for 2020 … I don't want to be religious … I want to be a follower of Jesus … to live, breath and be a child of God ...

Thursday, January 02, 2020

the year of prayer ...


we have an awesome GOD ... who listens and acts on our behalf ... let this be the year we spend more time with HIM, so that when we pray - we unleash the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Friday, December 27, 2019

in the will of God ... our faith journey

our journey of faith has hills, valleys and obstacles too ... 
keep going pilgrim ... the destination will be worth it.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

JOY!


the JOY of the Season is what I am experiencing today.  For the "joy set before Him" … Jesus came … and if remembering His birth gives everyone joy, kindness and such peace - what will eternity with HIM be like? … happy thought … 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Joyous Christmas greetings ... HE came!


Jesus is the light … the most joyous place to be, is in HIM … 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

be gracious ...


heard this little nugget during a sermon … sharing …