November 29, 2012

Trust



Today, trust is sometimes difficult to encounter. Widely advertised products fail to produce promised  
results. Investments loose value. Friends and family members disappoint. Expected lasting relationships end. Amid all of this, there is One whose trust never fails.
An article in Reader’s Digest 600 page book entitled “Strange Stories, Amazing Facts states:”  “Every minute of our lives the heart pumps 10 pints of blood – 30 pints during brisk exercise – through about 600,000 miles of arteries, veins and capillaries.”
Just think. Created by the hand of the Great Creator who says: “And be sure  of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age1."
I believe these words are not difficult for me to trust. What about you?
1. Matthew 28:20b (NLT)
Photo: Red-winged Blackbird 
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November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving




As I took my afternoon walk today along with my nine year old great-nephew Cairon, a Common Grackle seemingly joined me in proclaiming the words of the Psalmist David ~ “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.


 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.1” “O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever!”
Happy Happy Thanksgiving to my blog readers and followers.
1. Psalm 121:1-2; 2. ~ Psalm 30:12

November 19, 2012

Command Attention



This Green Ash Tree dressed in full fall regalia recently commanded my attention compelling me to stop and capture its beauty.
You and I also command compelling attention because of our beauty. Listen to some of the words captured by the Heavenly Creator: Beautiful1, precious2, valuable3, special treasure4, royal5, chosen6, holy7, loved8.
These words command my attention. What about yours?


1. Song of Solomon 6:4; 2. Isaiah 43:4; 3. Luke 12:7; 4.  Deuteronomy 7:6; 5. 1 Peter 2:9; 6. Ephesians 1:4; 7. Ibid;  8.Jeremiah 31:3

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November 15, 2012

Eyes To See



It is claimed that the normal adult eye can experience about 35,000 different color
sensations … When we consider the wonders of the human eye, we realize again and again that all the superlatives of our language are insufficient to do justice to it or to make intelligible these wonders of our being.1 As David the psalmist so eloquently put it: “ You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb.”2
Heavenly Father, for delicate eyes and the gift of sight that you have given me Your beauty and the beauty of Your creation, I am eternally grateful. Amen!
1. The Wonders of Creation –Alfred M. Rehwinkel
2. Psalm 139:13 (NLT)
Photo: October Glory Maple

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November 13, 2012

Pause ... Cease Moving



Two of the definitions of the word stop in my Primary Dictionary Series 4 are: to “pause,” or to “cease moving.” Life’s journey is full of movement. During a recent full of movement day, this traffic stop allowed me a moment to “pause” and to “cease moving” and remind myself that on the journey, I am never alone. The European Starlings at the top of the light seemed to have figured that out way before I did!
“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." ~ Matthew 28:20b (NLT)
Photo: Virginia Beach Boulevard, Va.
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November 6, 2012

Beauty in a Shrub





One definition of the word shrub found in my Chambers Dictionary is: “a small bush.” To think that the Great Creator would place such beauty in a “bush” is another creation wonder that amazes me.
 You and I too have been created with such beauty. What do you think of these words
from the pen of the Psalmist David:  “I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.”1 and this amazing and miraculous beauty defies age, culture or gender. 
 1. Psalm 139:14 (GWT)


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