Wednesday, December 29, 2021

when Love came down

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only begotten Son ... that's when love came down ... so that whosoever believes in Him - might be saved ... Thank you LORD!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

the SEASON of Praise and Worship

 Counsellor, Mighty God, King of Kings ... Immanuel ... thank you LORD for all that you endured to save us from our sins ... and the angel choirs sang and sang ... the long awaited King had come ...

Monday, December 13, 2021


 Christmas reminds me, that GOD came to be "with us" ... the "us" that rejected Him, wanted things our own way - the "us" who thought we knew best ... yet GOD wanted to be "with us" ... thank you LORD for loving us, despite of "us" ... thank you for the gift of salvation, through Jesus Christ. .... God with us - Immanuel.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Jesus, the answer to prayer

 "God did what we wouldn’t dare dream. He did what we couldn’t imagine. He became a man so we could trust him. He became a sacrifice so we could know him. And he defeated death so we could follow him.

It defies logic. It’s a divine insanity. Yet, it is the very impossibility of it all that makes it possible. For only God could create a plan this mad. Only a Creator beyond the fence of logic could offer such a gift of love. What man cannot do, God does.

So, when it comes to goodies and candy, cherub cheeks and red noses, go to the North Pole. But when it comes to eternity, forgiveness, purpose, and truth, go to the manger. Kneel with the shepherds. Worship the God who dared to do what man dared not dream."

~ Max Lucado

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Is Jesus the One you walk with?

 God is the strength of my life ... He makes a way for me in the wilderness ... He prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies ... even tho' i walk through the valley of the shadow of death - even there He walks with me and comforts me ... there is no other Friend like Jesus ... 

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Blessed Assurance

                            What Comfort!

Sunday, November 07, 2021

expect the unexpected!

 i know that "expect the unexpected" is a term used on some reality shows ... but that is also kind of how God operates too ... tho' He does warn us ahead of time, using examples of His work in the lives of others (the Bible) - yet when our "normal" goes out the window (to accomplish God's purposes) we get nervous, worried and fearful ... i like "normal" ... "safe, cozy" ... "predictable" ... perfectly good words in my world ... yet, i know i need my normal to be shaken - so that God can be made known ... 

just something i was thinking about ... blessings on your November!

Monday, November 01, 2021

an old term ... backslider ... yet, sadly, not an old situation ...

"The covenant of grace has no stipulations whatsoever. We, without any worthiness, may venture on the promise of God that was made to us in Christ Jesus, when He said, "He that believeth on Him is not condemned" (John 3:18). It is a blessing to know that the grace of God is free to us at all times, without preparation, without suitability, without money, and without price! "I will love them freely." These words invite backsliders to return indeed, the text was especially written for such– "I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely." Backslider, surely the generosity of the promise will at once break your heart, and you will return and seek your injured Father's face."
~ Charles Spurgeon

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

                There's joy in the house of the LORD ... 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Trust God, He hasn't failed yet ...

 "Has He once failed to justify our trust? Ah, no! Our God has not left us at any time. We have had dark nights, but the star of love has shown forth amid the blackness ... We have gone through many trials, but never to our detriment, always to our advantage. The conclusion from our past experiences is that He who has been with us in six troubles will not forsake us in the seventh. What we have known of our faithful God proves that He will keep us to the end."

Charles Spurgeon

Monday, October 18, 2021

Teach me O Lord ... Lead me Lord ... thank you Jesus for loving me.

One of our on-line Pastors said this:  "God is an export at bringing GOOD out of bad" ... the bible is full of examples to prove just this point ... HE is always always always a GOOD Father  .... 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Canadian Thanksgiving ...


Regardless of circumstances, we do have a choice in how to respond ... being thankful always looks good on anyone, it wears well in every season of life.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Encourage each other ...

 There is nothing more encouraging for a believer then the thought of Jesus return ... live each day with that HOPE ... FOCUS on JESUS and our earthly cares will seem smaller ... get to know the ONE who we will spend eternity with ... even so, "come Lord Jesus" ...

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Where do you find comfort?

 Where does our help come from?  

It comes from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth ...

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Autumn 2021

While the earth remains,

seed time and harvest,

cold and heat,

winter and summer,

and day and night shall not cease.

                                                                                        ~ Genesis  8:22


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Where to turn ...

 Jesus, always waiting for the sinner to return ... for the lost one to be found ... it is never too late while you have breath in your body ... NOW is the time ... 

John 3:16

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Redeem the time ... do not worry ... God IS in control.

One of my fav authors, CS Lewis, wrote this in 1948:
“How are we to live in an atomic age? I am tempted to reply: ‘Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of chronic pain, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents.’
In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways.
It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.
The first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about death. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.


Friday, September 03, 2021

Resting in the only place there is REST ...

 Isaiah 40:28-29 28Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Jesus, the One and Only


oh Believer, stand up for Jesus, He stands up in Heaven for you ...

Friday, August 20, 2021

The Living Word ... read it to grow ...

 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a worker who needs not be ashamed ... 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

LIVE in the MOMENT ...

As i was enjoying my morning coffee and farmer's market flowers, i was reminded again that we live in the present ... we only have today ... all things in it are new ... it will then roll over and become tomorrow's memory, never to be savoured in quite the same way again. something that absolutely thrilled us yesterday, may only bring a brief smile today ... so enjoy the newness of this very moment ... live in the present ... it's nice to dust off yesterday's memories to look at - but ENJOY the dust free moment you are in ...

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

it ain't easy!

 i want to be forgiven ... but oh how hard to forgive someone else ...  thankfully God helps us  do that ... in fact HE gave us a great example to follow ... Jesus ... 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Friday, July 09, 2021

GOD is always waiting for us to seek Him out ...

         .... in the morning when i rise ... give me Jesus ... 

Friday, July 02, 2021

grace grace, God's grace ...

"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."        1 Thessalonians 5:18 ...

my thought is that for those of us who are redeemed by the blood and living daily for Jesus - everything we encounter is there for a purpose ... 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

a passing shadow ...

 we are only guaranteed  the moment we currently occupy  ... and that is all ... like the grass that grows, then withers ... a mere moment in time ... but GOD, gave us His only Son Jesus - that by believing in Him - we might have more than just that wisp of time ... we can have eternity with Him.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

the WHOLE armour of GOD

The day will dawn SOON that sin will be done away with ... we won't be battling each other because of the devil's planted seeds on the earth ... God will totally eradicate it, and we will only know His Presence & love ... sinless ... imagine!  But until that day ... put on the whole armour of God ... 

Ephesians 6:10-18   Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.   Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,  and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;  praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Living Word, Unchanging Word, GOD's Word

 in our day and age of untruth passing for truth ... of right being proclaimed wrong ... stay the course, read the bible ... as Billy Graham once said, " “I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.” " ... 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

God's eye is always on His children

 i remind myself that tho' life seems confining at times ... God has the larger - eternal view of all things ... everything will work out according to His perfect plan ... thank you Jesus.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Charles Spurgeon quote:

 Live for Jesus ... live according to the bible ... love others, but don't expect love returned from everyone.  It's sad to say, but some folks hate GOD so much, that it will reflect on those who believe in Him ... Life is short - eternity is long ... live with eternity in mind.

Friday, May 07, 2021

we ALL need that "come to Jesus" moment ... do it today ... before it's too late.


“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him."  John 3:16-18

Friday, April 30, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021

Almost there ...

 "We are not far from home - a moment will bring us there."      Charles Spurgeon.

"Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—  in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."
The Apostle Paul to the Corinthians - text in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53

Monday, April 19, 2021

Battle belongs to God

 I've been humming/singing this Phil Wickham song for a few weeks ... the point is WELL taken!  the Battle belongs to GOD.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

                             He keeps His promises too!

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Canadian Springtime

 Here's a taste of spring from my world ... all these pics taken within 24 hours ... first it was warm (20C) with a lovely sun shower and rainbow ... then the blizzard warnings and weather started up (-15C) ... yup, that's springtime in middle Canada!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Jesus paid it all ...

 i have used only my own posters in the last couple of years ... but this one (sorry i do not know who to give credit to) was so powerful - that i need to put it here, as we head towards Easter ... Jesus PAID IT ALL ... none of us can earn entry to heaven ... 

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Search it out ...

 life can be puzzling ... read the bible ... the true wisdom of the ages is found within it's pages ... 

Monday, February 22, 2021

blessed from 2000 years ago ...

 i have always loved this verse ... Jesus was blessing me - from 2000 years ago ... i BELIEVE in HIM, i have confessed my sin and need of the salvation that HE bought with HIS blood ... i have not seen HIM, yet i believe in HIM ... therefore, HE blessed me - because HE saw that i would come to faith ... and it's the same for ALL who come to HIM through faith ... 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

think on these things ...


i like the fact that there is "no law" against us behaving this way ... wouldn't that be heaven if we would allow the Spirit to make us a people who behave like this ... 

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Battle is the Lord's

                Position yourselves ... stand still ... and see ... 

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Return to me ...

 i love that GOD is patient with me ... thank you Father ... may i be found working for You when that last trumpet sounds ...