Saturday, October 8, 2011

Abundant Thankfulness

Thanks be to God for His incredible gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

Sometimes I am in awe of all that God has given to me. He knows better than anyone that I am sadly undeserving of His wonderful grace. I have a wonderful job, a wonderful church, a wonderful small group, a wonderful family, and a wonderful man I call my boyfriend. I thank my Lord daily for all that I have, and all that I have been delivered from. 
I am attending a Beth Moore bible study on Daniel. One of the weeks we spent learning about deliverance. The story of ShadrachMeshach and Abednego is an example of how God sends us through fire, but then He grabs our hand and stands in the flames with us. He delivers us through the extreme fires of life. During this study I thought about all that I had been delivered from. I became overwhelmed with thankfulness! In this story (Daniel 3) when Nebuchadnezzar threatens to throw the men into a furnace if they do not bow to him. They respond telling him...  ”If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[c] from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” (Daniel 3:17-18) These verses were a great challenge to me! Lord I trust you to deliver me, but even if you don’t... Burn me up!
 Please remember today how much you have to be thankful for!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Psalm 30:11

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy

                     Psalm 30:11

Things I Love.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

vintage sea-foam.

love love love this color! 
It's very 1960's retro. I just find it lovely.

Monday, April 18, 2011

things i love.

ending worry.


 This book is precious!  A pocket-sized volume filled with messages of sincerity, optimism, and hope, the artwork here bears mottos of encouragement and affirmation. This tiny literature of encouragement is nothing compared to the peace that the Lord provides. God is who I place all of my worry and anxiety...

-You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32:7-8)
-The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident. (Psalm 27: 1, 3)

No matter how much there is to be thankful for, and even when you know your worry is silly and in vain. Worry still comes all the same. There is nothing more to do, but to turn all of your panic over to the Lord. Allow him to be your sanity when there seems to be none in your own brain. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

things i love.


take time to ride

There is not much better than a bike ride! 
It is so fantastic to live in a community that so wonderfully 
promotes cycling as a mode of transportation. If you have a
bicycle, take time to ride!