Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wisdom Wednesday :: Time with the Lord

"We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength."
--Charles Stanley

This is so true! Sometimes I feel very discouraged, and when I take the time to hear from the Lord from his Word, or through prayer, it refreshes me! I am given new strength and am able to go on! 

Sunday, May 26, 2013


This is something I’ve been pondering on lately. It’s something that is so important for every Christian to have, and the second in the list of the “Fruits of the Spirit”, in Galatians 5:22-23. Joy is something that all of us long to have, and something that people can never experience to the full until after they have accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour and Friend. Below are a few thoughts about joy.

Source: Esther on Pinterest

Source: Esther on Pinterest

Source: Esther on Pinterest

Source: Esther on Pinterest


Source: Esther on Pinterest

Joy is an amazing gift. What has made you joyful today?


Monday, May 20, 2013

A little verse

"Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness."
Romans 4:4-5

A friend gave it to me (via Daddy/God of course) And really it's simply amazing- if we believe God has got a hold of our miserable situation, he will count that faith as righteousness even if we can't seem to make anything good out of it!

Meditations on Monday :: Give Thanks!

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.  Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.  Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.  Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
1 Chronicles 16:8-12 NIV

What are you giving thanks for today?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

My Legacy
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There is no love, like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.
A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.
Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love... 
from the power God has given, 
and the strength from up above.

Happy Mother's Day!!
(To all the Mothers! =D )

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Near to the Heart of God

There is a place of quiet rest,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where sin cannot molest,
Near to the heart of God.

O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
Sent from the heart of God,
Hold us who wait before Thee
Near to the heart of God.

There is a place of comfort sweet,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where we our Savior meet,
Near to the heart of God.

There is a place of full release,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where all is joy and peace,
Near to the heart of God.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

~ Matthew 11:28-30 ~

The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:
~ Deuteronomy 33:27a ~ 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pray in Faith—God Answers (Pt. 2)

Hudson Taylor— 
Praying Down the Wind
Hudson Taylor about 1885
Hudson Taylor about 1885

Hudson Taylor was the founder of the China Inland Mission and did a great work for God in China. This experience took place when he was journeying to China for the first time. George Muller had a very similar experience when he was once crossing the ocean from England to Canada, when he asked God to clear the fog in five minutes. There are links to more resources from and about Hudson Taylor at the bottom of this page.

I have had all sorts of experiences in all sorts of circumstances, and when I have come to God and pleaded His own promises in His own Word, I have never been disappointed. I have been in circumstances of great difficulty, and have been led to ask Him for remarkable help.

I was nearly wrecked when I was going out to China the first time. Our vessel was becalmed, and gradually drifting upon the coast of New Guinea. We could see the savages on the shore. They had kindled a fire, and were evidently expecting a good supper that night. When I was a medical student some of the other students used to jeer at me because I was going among the heathen, and they would talk about “cold missionary.” Well, it did look that night as if somebody was going to have a piece of hot missionary.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pray in Faith—God Answers (Pt. 1)

Ephesians 6:18, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Colossians 4:2, “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.

1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.

1 Timothy 2:8, “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

1 Timothy 4:5, “For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

James 5:16-18, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

God punishes us mildly by ignoring our prayers and severely by answering them. ~Richard J. Needham

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. ~Søren Kierkegaard

No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it. ~Guy H. King
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Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~Satchel Paige, 1974

The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him. ~William McGill

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things. ~Samuel M. Shoemaker

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. ~Oswald Chambers

When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart. ~John Bunyan

If God answers your prayers, He is increasing your faith. If He delays, He is increasing your patience. If He doesn’t answer, He knows that you can handle it perfectly”. ~Unknown


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Surprise!!! :)

We have a little surprise for you! :)

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