Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Grace Gift
Light In Darkness
No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.
 The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness.
 Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness.
 If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays.
Luke 11:33-36
 What has God done for you today?
What did He do yesterday?
Last week?
Last year?
We all have a story to tell. God's faithfulness. His comfort. His provision.
Don't be afraid to speak about it. Let the light of His presence in your life reach out to someone else.
Go ahead----don't hide it away.
Just.....let it shine.

♪ ♬ His Songs ♬ ♪

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By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. ---Psalm 42:8

 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. ---Psalm 40:3

Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. ---Psalm 33:3

He Causes The Grass To Grow

Grace Gift
Grass For The Cattle
He causes the grass to grow for the cattle,
And vegetation for the labor of man,
So that he may bring forth food from the earth,
And wine which makes man’s heart glad,
So that he may make his face glisten with oil,
And food which sustains man’s heart.

---Psalm 104:14-15
 The cattle often roam in the field by our house.
Sometimes they quietly nibble and chew without making much of a sound.
At other times, however, they have a lot to say, heralding their powerful voices into the neighborhood.
Do they worry about getting enough to eat?
When they arrive at the fence with their little ones bounding along innocently, do they concern themselves with having enough grass to raise their young?
Probably not.
God provides everything they need.
He provides for us, as well.

All On A Summer's Day

Grace Gift
Picking Blueberries, Eating Ice Cream And Fishing

Proverbs 22:6
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
1 John 4:7 

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 

  Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:23-24

Psalm 37:4,5
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him and he will do this.
Proverbs 4:23
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  Joshua 24:15
Isaiah 40:30-31
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Walk in love.  Ephesians 5:2


“The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted,  Ephesians 4:32

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

♡ Lavished Love ♡

Grace Gift
Lavished Love

1John 3:1
And it is My desire to lavish love on you.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).

What gifts of Your Creations; thank You so much!. ♡

A Blue's Brother, A Pretty Lady and Batman

Grace Gifts
Fun Before Church
Children And Children's Children

Deuteronomy 4:9  “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—
Isaiah 54:13  All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Proverbs 17: Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
Psalm 128:6 May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!
   Philippians 1:3-6 – "I thank God every time I remember you. In all my prayers...I always pray with joy...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

Thursday, July 18, 2013

♥ Peace, Love and Stuff ♥

Grace Gifts
Love and Peace

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers, rejoice.
Aim for restoration,
comfort one another,
agree with one another,
live in peace;
and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Fragrant Offering

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a Fragrant Offering

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1-2

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved..." II Corinthians 2: 14-15a.

All Things Lovely

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All Things Lovely

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
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 Anything that is worthy of praise is anything that draws us to what is true, pure, lovely, and is worthy of thanks.
It may be just something that tickles our soul or sets a smile on our face. It may be something that takes our breath away.

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These are some things I think are praiseworthy-

A child mowing the lawn-
or doing the dishes-
a stranger who returns a wallet the same way it was found-
a newborn's tiny features-
a baby's first step-
young ones visiting the older generation-
a beautiful sunset-
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reflections on a lake-
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a lovely rainbow-
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the moon peeking through the trees-
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a crack of lightening-
 waves on a shore-
all the wonders of nature-
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Make it a point to praise God for 10 things today. Once you get started, you may have a hard time stopping at just 10.

Psalm 145:9-13
The Lord is good to everyone;
His compassion rests on all He has made.
10 All You have made will thank You, Lord;
the godly will praise You.
11 They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom
and will declare Your might,
12 informing all people of Your mighty acts
and of the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;
Your rule is for all generations.
The Lord is faithful in all His words
and gracious in all His actions.