Saturday, March 30, 2013

Encouragement for your day!

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Beautiful overlook in Blue Ridge Mountians

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A scattering of thoughts

Some convicting thoughts:



(Don't just pray about what seems logical and possible. Pray HARD about the "impossible" God will show you that NOTHING nothing nothing nothing is impossible with Him. Ever. Period. End of Story.)


Hmm very interesting!

Blessings Tiffany
oops! Suddenly realized there was a thoughts Tuesday -oh well there is now Thursday Thoughts :D

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Fruit of the Spirit ..... And an Announcement!!!

Hello Everyone! 

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
~Galatians 5:22-23~

"God develops the fruit of the Spirit in your life by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you're tempted to express the exact opposite quality. Character development always involves a choice, and temptation provides that opportunity."
--Rick Warren

What has the Lord been showing you recently?


And the announcement ??? :)





Issue #5 of Jewels of Jesus!!! :D

Click HERE to read this issue! 

Have fun! And once you've read it, tell us what you think! :)


Rachel for the JOJ team

Friday, March 15, 2013

I'm SO thankful....

I'm SO thankful...
~ I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed!
~ I have the Holy Spirit’s power in me!
~ I'm a disciple of Jesus!
~ My past is redeemed! My present makes sense! & my future is secure!
~ I now live by faith, lean on His presence, and walk by patience!
~ My goal is heaven! My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions   are few, my Guide is reliable and my mission is clear!
~ I belong to Jesus!

:: Me and my little brother, Micah - June 2012 ::

Keep pressing on the upward way!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


"You can't live for God until you learn how to live because of God. And you can't go and make good choices for God until you understand the gospel that says the choices you make don't make you who are, what Christ has done for you makes you who you are."
- Mike Donehey

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Patience :: Thoughtful Tuesdays

"But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness." 
-- 1 Timothy 6:11 {KJV}

"Patience is a grace as difficult as it is necessary,
and as hard to come by as it is precious when it is gained."
-- Charles Spurgeon

Thank you, Miss Bethany, for letting me re-post  your meditation on JOJ! :) 
(Bethany is a good friend of mine, and you can find her blog here:
Thanks again!)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Be Strong :: Meditations on Monday

"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."
Deuteronomy 31:6

 "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
1 Peter 5:7

"Do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and wait upon Him in the sure confidence that He is with you, and works in you. Strive in prayer; let faith fill your heart-so will you be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might."

~Andrew Murray~

Friday, March 8, 2013

A poem

well sort of- a try

Loving, living, falling, again
loving, living, falling, again;

We are so terribly faithless
yet He in grace makes us blameless
dying, crying, living again
dying, crying, living again;

But this grace we often use
wasn't meant to be purposely abused
falling, barfing, repeating (again)
falling,  barfing, repeating (again)

But this grace is sufficient when we really choose
in our old ways we will terribly lose
crying, rising, loving again
crying, rising, loving again;

only then only then will we be free
and we shall for a while sit on his knee
for we will be
loving, living, falling again
loving, living, falling again

but remember he is always there
to wipe every tear
and teach us
not to follow the things we lust
for he is
Amazing, Saving, Loving again and again
Amazing, Saving, Loving over and over again!

The Power of Short Words

The Power of Short Words

by Joseph Addison Alexander

(This poem was written using short words - in fact, they are all one-syllable words!) 

Think not that strength lies in the big round word,

Or that the brief and plain must needs be weak.

To whom can this be true who once has heard

The cry for help, the tongue that all men speak

When want or woe or fear is in the throat,

So that each word gasped out is like a shriek

Pressed from the sore heart, or a strange, wild note

Sung by some fay or fiend? There is a strength

Which dies if stretched too far or spun too fine,

Which has more height than breadth, more depth

Than length.

Let but this force of thought and speech be mine,

And he that will may take the sleek fat phrase,

Which glows and burns not, though it gleam and shine;

Light, but not heat—a flash, but not a blaze!

Nor mere strength is it that the short word boasts:

It serves of more than fight or storm to tell—

The roars of waves that clash on rock bound coasts,

The crash of tall trees when the wild winds swell,

The roar of guns, the groans of men that die

On blood stained fields. It has a voice as well

For them that far off on their sick-beds lie,

For them that weep, for them that mourn the dead;

For them that laugh, and dance, and clap the hand.

To Joy’s quick step as well as Grief’s slow tread,

The sweet, plain words we learn at first keep time;

And though the theme be sad or gay or grand,

With each, with all, these may be made to chime,

In thought or speech or song, in prose or rhyme.


"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."

Ephesians 4:29