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"Your Lovingkindness is better than life"

"Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.” Psalm 63:3 This verse convicted me today. I do not praise Him enough. Too often I complain rather than thanking the Lord. How many loving kindnesses can I count for today? His mercy is everlasting. He is patient with me. He gives me each breath. He designed my heart and keeps it beating, 24/7. He intercedes for me. He sends beautiful people into my life to encourage me. He gives me hope for tomorrow. Do you know Him as your Savior? He created you to be YOU! There is no one else in the world with your life history, your personality, your hopes, your dreams and your gifts. He loves you more than anyone else. He knows your struggles and the tears you cry when no one else is there. The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, came from the highest heavens down to planet earth. He came to die a cruel death on a cross. Why? Because our sins separate us from a Holy God. He is sinless and pure. Jesus Christ is the only Mediat
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The Fruit of the Spirit and Consider your ways!

In the last few weeks I heard two Bible messages. One was all about the fruit of the Spirit. Do our lives show the fruit of the Spirit?  The second was an exhortation to consider our ways, how many souls have we seen come to the Lord in 2020? or 2021? Are we looking for opportunities to share the Gospel with others?  "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,    gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23   " Then the word of the  Lord  came by Haggai the prophet, saying,    “ Is it  time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this  [ a ] temple  to lie  in ruins?”    Now therefore, thus says the  Lord  of hosts:  “Consider your ways!" Haggai 1:3-5 

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Do you believe "Where there's life, there's hope?"

I was asked this question: Do you believe where there's life, there's hope?"  Yes, I do. A beating heart signifies life. I just read an article about a woman who has been termed "brain-dead." Because she does not have brain activity that can be measured by a machine, and since she is listed as an organ donor, most doctors would say there is no hope and her organs should be taken to save someone else's life. But if her heart is beating, she is still alive. There is still hope that she could revive. I was walking in our back garden today and I saw clusters of daffodils in the fresh snow. They had buds. The buds, were encrusted with snow. They could have been frozen. Some would say, "There is no hope, the flowers are dead." Others might say, "No, they could still be revived and bloom."  Now, back to the woman lying in the hospital bed. Another girl lay, dead on a bed. She lived in a middle eastern country. A prophet was called for. One who wa

Nonet Poem : Accepted in the Beloved.

"Accepted in the Beloved," peace. I need not fear, for He is near. He holds my hand, whispering, "You are mine, and redeemed." I am His lamb, held. Walking each day Learning and leaning. Faith.

Summer 2020

Historic bell from the family farm in KS                                                                          Four o'clocks  Our pet ducks                                                         Pink Lady. They bloomed twice this year!                                                                             Okie Sky                                                                        Tire swing  Golden hour                                                               Treehouse in the backyard built 2007                                                                        Burrs.                                                                      Peaches                                                                                 Apples                                                                              Sunflower  Crepe Myrtle buds                                                                    Crepe Myrtle flowers  English ivy  Indian Blanket             

Two Book Reviews

(This post was written a few years ago. I published it recently) I have been reading several really good books from the library. The first is "The Thread That Runs So True" by Jesse Stuart.  It is about the author's experiences as a teacher in a one-room country school beginning at the age of 17. It has fascinating details of rural life in Kentucky. The following is a quote from the front page: "If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds, if we imbue them with principles, with just fear of God and love of our fellowmen, we engrave on those tablets something which will brighten all eternity . " ~ Daniel Webster The second book is "Calico Bush" by Rachel Field. It is another excellent book. Marguerite Ledoux, born in France, travels as a "bound-out girl" to Maine. (She works for the family