Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.
|JEREMIAH 17:7-8 (NRSV)|
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Friday, February 24, 2023
|Just as the rain and the snow come down from the sky and don’t return there without watering the earth . . . so is my word that comes from my mouth; it does not return to me empty. Instead, it does what I want, and accomplishes what I intend.|
|ISAIAH 55:10-11 (CEB)|
Monday, February 20, 2023
|My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.|
|PSALM 73:26 (NIV)|
Friday, February 17, 2023
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Clingmans Dome Mountains, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, North Carolina - "The Heavens are higher than the Earth"
Monday, January 24, 2022
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Psalm 111:10 NIV
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he
neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the
tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
Exodus 34:28 NKJV
Monday, October 4, 2021
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."
Philip said, "Lord show us the Father and that will be enough for us."
Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father?' Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
John 14:9-13 NIV
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God' trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going."
John 14:1-4 NIV
the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
Let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.
PSALM 95:7-9 NIV
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
"No moment is ever free of the life history that has preceded it" (Martha W. Hickman). The fear of losing the memory of a love one we have lost will never happen, but there is hope for the broken hearted. We can lose, or be released, from the overhanging cloud of gloom. I for one am looking for that Butterfly in the winter woods. I want to be able to see it! As a loving tribute to my daughter Crystal, I will walk out from under this cloud so I can see the beauty of life around me. She would want that.
"They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods."