Valentines Of Love

So what if today, in this month of hearts and roses, we could see all the promises of God, as valentines of love, spilling out from His vast abundance into our empty hands and hearts?

What if we could just catch them like light, falling stars and see the reality of them in the palms of our hands and depths of our souls? What if we could just grasp the reality of the promise that He who promised is faithful, both now and forever? What if we could do that and just look up into the heavens to see the sweetness of His faithfulness just falling upon us, surrounding us and sustaining us?

The writer of Hebrews exhorts us to faithfulness when in 10: 23 he pens the words,

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.”

So just maybe, as we step out today, in any way the shut down would allow, we could be challenged to hold on firmly to the hope of our hearts; that huge hope that transforms life because Christ’s death and resurrection effectively help us win a right relationship with God through salvation and forgiveness, so that every day of our lives, He is all we need to get through!

So many promises follow a saved soul, don’t they? Promises of unconditional love, protection, care, provision, vindication, strength, courage, help, preservation, healing, joy, peace, goodness, and blessing in abundance. Yeah, there are hard places where rough spots pursue, but we are winners in this race and as we look around we see those blessings keep spilling out and falling into our corners and we are blessed with so many of them!

We can know that He who promised is faithful all the time in every way. So, right now, look up and catch those hearts of love and promise, straight from the hands of the Father to you. Catch them! Grasp them! Hold them tight! Stand firmly on them and don’t waver then make every effort to share them, motivating and encouraging one another along! ❤❤❤

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Offerings Of Praise

So when the thanksgiving celebration is over and the turkey is gone and the meal has been devoured are the hearts still thankful ~ or not? Do we still persevere and run the race in thankfulness or have we somewhere along the way picked up negative vibes of other stuff to slow us down, and push our gratefulness to the back burner? Pushed it to some out-of-sight, remote corner of our world where it’s dark and dismal? A place where anxious worry and fears, oh so real fears, tug at us from all the far corners of the earth and overpower our clear thinking? What is it that won’t let go of the mind so that you can find the peace you desire, and need? Yeah, we all have the moments when we forget to be thankful for the small stuff because anxiety trumps (no pun intended) our thankful spirit! Worry takes over life and we begin living in nooks and crannies of despair simply because it all seems so hopeless. There’s a whole bunch of us living there, in the crowded corners of fear, wondering our next move and what it should be! There’s no empty space! No clear way! No direct path out and so what’s one to do as a prisoner in your own body?
Beautiful you ~ Track back to that corner of gratefulness, wherever you left it and find the blessing in the bleak! Track back to the good and yeah, even the not so good and find the golden threads of promise that have held you together this long. Untie them! Unravel them and take a good, long look at what you hold in your hand. Promises of God? His love, His guidance, His faithfulness, His Blessings? Yeah, so many, some mixed in with hurts and disappointment because life is life but things that God used to make you who you are today. He doesn’t waste pain! He uses every trace of it to strengthen our weakness and pull us out and up from where we are to where we can be. He still cares and that’s reason to offer praise from even a hurting heart! An offering of praise to our creator is the best antidote for anxiety. David lamented while hiding in a cave, fearing for his life, and writes his heart felt prayer in Psalm 142: 5, “I cry to your O Lord; I say ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison that I may praise Your name.” and then He does just that in Psalm 145:1, “I will exalt You, my God the King;…great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.”
So yeah, today in that anxious corner find the blessing in the bleak and let praise pour out of your grateful heart to the One on the heavenly throne. The Sovereign One in charge and watch the fear dissipate and melt away from your mind! Enter into the land of the living once more and allow God to be your refuge and your portion!
White Feather


Half Filled And Hopeful

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So today, as you search your heart, look around every nook and cranny with hope! Seek it through tightly, closed doors, relationships gone bad, unfaithful friends, under garbage, in a messed up world, through illness, through hardship, and through suffering! Yes, beautiful soul, go deeper with God and look deeper to find hope through all the ‘stuff’ that plays on your emotions and twists your mind with that dreadful worry. Find hope ~ God works through it! When we see ‘it’ Half empty it’s a “no-trust” mind pressure and a way that we perceive things; a game we play with our minds ~ always there for high alert ~ no rest, no peace, just doubt and worry! When we see ‘it’ “Half full” it gives a different slant to the story, ‘cuz half full is hope – ful and reason to anticipate the best of things to come for what God has in store for His own. His blessings don’t come in half empty but always full with anticipation of the next miracle for the next moment. His blessings are new every morning and His loyalty and faithfulness to His people are out of this world. His desire is to bless with the best ~ the best for you! Trust him for that and enjoy a Half -full but hopeful day with God.

Lamentations 3: 22, 24
The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore * I have hope in Him.”

Mom Blessings

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So to all moms everywhere enjoy a beautiful day! Focus on the sweet blessings of motherhood and all that has been yours over the years. Sure…there have been lots of questions and questions without answers, and they will most likely continue. There have been struggles, storms and difficult places ~ perhaps the struggles still haunt and the storms still rage, because a mom’s mind never rests ~ and her world of many hats finds it difficult to embrace peace. In the thick of things, It truly seems like not ever for a moment. Perhaps as a young mom, you’ve just begun the journey of bittersweet “kid raising”, ~ because the reality is ~ a mom’s call is a bittersweet calling, but it is so worth it! So, mom, regardless of your motherhood status today, reflect on your blessings with a grateful heart and walk with God through the day, yes even through the broken hearts, hurts and disappointments, as they may come along too ~ just because it’s life and life is not a sweet, and fragranced bed of roses ~ not in this life anyway. So Moms everywhere ~ stay strong and joyful and enjoy a fabulous day of God’s blessing in celebration of you!
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Proverbs 31: 25 – 30
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Have A Beautiful Day