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Painting for Fun and Therapy!

24 Feb

Painting for Fun and Therapy!.

Changing the Landscape!

19 Feb

Changing the Landscape!.

Covenant Essentials – Blog

19 Feb

Covenant Essentials – Blog.

Yay! My first 5 Star Review on Mazy’s High Flying Adventure!

19 Feb

Yay! My first 5 Star Review on Mazy’s High Flying Adventure!.

Yay! My first 5 Star Review on Mazy’s High Flying Adventure!

19 Feb

Yay! My first 5 Star Review on Mazy’s High Flying Adventure!.

Early Signs of Spring!

11 Feb

Early Signs of Spring!

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With early signs of spring bursting forth out of the ground, I can’t help but think of newness!  This very morning while sitting on my front porch, it was Sixty degrees.  Even though it was raining this morning in Georgia, the change in the weather was beckoning me to go outside and enjoy, which I did thoroughly.   It amazes me how that when summer is ending  and autumn temperatures fall into the Sixties the air feels so cool, but after a long winter the Sixty degrees of early spring feels warm and inviting!

I filled my coffee cup, threw on my hoodie and parked myself in my rocking chair.  I simply sat quietly and thanked the Lord for the sound of the rain on the roof, but soon while sitting there, I listened and watched as several different kinds of birds rushed in to my newly filled bird feeder, took a seed and chirped as if they were saying “Thanks Lady!”  I also saw a Robin this morning which is always a wonderful sight to see. The gentle clinking of my wind chimes combined with the sound of the rain and the chirping birds made a beautiful harmonious glad song.

Something familiar began to bubble up inside of me that reminded me of when I was expecting my children. The expectation of something new and exciting was rising up!  It was an overwhelming feeling that made me know that a change is on its way!

Isaiah 43:18-20King James Version (KJV)18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert

Many people do not like change, but we are always going through seasons in our lives!  Some seasons bring more change than others, but regardless, God never wants us to become so comfortable that we stop expecting to see His goodness! We are to go from faith or faith and from glory to glory!  When we give up on expecting new things we become stagnant and critical of others. We revert back to an orphan spirit.  Although we may never verbally say it, when we see others blessed we think that God loves them more than He does us. God never withholds anything good from his children.  He’s made everything available.  If He led the Israelites to a land flowing with milk and honey, how much more does He have for us? But like the Israelites, we have to stop looking back and move forward in order to walk in God’s best!

Let me encourage you my friend when the Lord walks you through change, it is always good for you! Let the deadness of winter fall away.  Expect to feel the warmth of the Father’s love embrace you and gently usher you into the newness He has for you.  Get excited about the change and expect to see His goodness, I know that He will never disappoint!

Covenant Essentials – Blog

5 Feb

Covenant Essentials – Blog.

Remaining in the Vine!

5 Feb

Remaining in the Vine!.

Remaining in the Vine!

5 Feb

Remaining in the Vine!

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Accomplishing a goal is always reason to celebrate, but what happens when it seems that you’re partying alone?  I feel as though I have been there many times.  I accomplish a long time goal that I’ve worked on for a year or so only to have people say, “That’s great.”

What did I really expect?  Did I expect others to be so thrilled for me that they throw their hands up in the air and shout Halleluiah!  Don’t get me wrong, I actually have friends that would say those words, but when it really comes down to it, it is not even the way I feel about it myself that counts!  I have discovered a key in my life!  When “the rubber meets the road,” what really counts is that I’ve pleased the Lord!  If I’ve pleased God then I will be satisfied myself. I have discovered that I can do nothing in myself!  All gifting and talent comes from the Lord.  He has enabled me to do what I do, so that I can accomplish what He has planned for my life.

John 15: 4 (KJV) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

My desire is to do what I was created to do!  When I remain in Him, He helps me to accomplish my desires!  When I accomplish a long time goal that I’ve longed to do, I actually do have a party!  I have someone who does rejoice with me and over my accomplishments! He celebrates over every one of my victories!

Let me encourage you, to remain in the vine!  Let Him co-labor with you to bring your desires to pass, it gives Him great pleasure! When it seems that no one is around to rejoice with you, know that all of Heaven is celebrating with you!

We Must Do the Work!

29 Jan

We Must Do the Work!.

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