,,,it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11.6 NLT Lately the question of Christianity mixed with New Age thinking has reared it's ugly head. It first came up in the Bible Study … Continue reading what is the reward?
Today I am reminded to be thankful for Mondays. And Tuesdays and so on and so on throughout the week. After all, not everyone is so blessed! Today I am reminded that every moment of every day is a gift to be celebrated, cherished and shared. Today I'm writing to remind you, my friends, of … Continue reading another Monday
On this 4th of July eve I am reminded of a lifetime of celebrations. There have been picnics and parties, camping trips with friends, silent solitary times and fireworks. I can recall celebrations in the Colorado mountains, on the Pacific Coast, and on a houseboat moored on the Lake of the Ozarks. Some were so … Continue reading celebrate July
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil”. Proverbs 3:5-7 (NLT) If you really want God’s … Continue reading want wisdom? ask!
There are seven days in a week. Someday is not one of them. Today...close the door to the past. Open the door to the future. Take a deep breath. Step on through and start a new chapter in your life. "Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one … Continue reading today
"I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me." _Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-94) French Writer Well...honestly I have four kinds of friends. Besides the friends who pay no attention to me and the ones who detest me—those are the friends I … Continue reading three kinds of friends
Amazing things happen when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy, what brings you Joy. Life will literally slow down. You'll stop wishing for the weekend; stop merely looking forward to special events. You'll begin to live in each moment and start to feel like you were … Continue reading quite Joy
Won't you be my Valentine? This is love: He loved us long before we loved him. It was his love, not ours. He proved it by sending his Son to be the pleasing sacrificial offering to take away our sins.1 John 4:10 The Passion Translation (TPT) Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, … Continue reading be mine
Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3 Contentment Cottage is founded on these words from Psalm 84. "Even the Sparrow Finds a Home" You may be asking, "Why?"Because in the overall scheme … Continue reading living small
Rain! Wonderful, beautiful rain! what to doon a rainy day? The Lord will open to you his good treasury the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands,Deuteronomy 28:12 We've prayed for rain (and snow in the mountains) for months. California has been in a drought for … Continue reading what to do
"Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it but to delight in it when it comes." - Charles Dickens Hope your day has been Happy, happy, happy. Living in the worship and awe of God will bring you many years of contented living. So how could the wicked ever expect to … Continue reading a gift
❤ Grace and peace on your weekend Dear Hearts ❤ This morning, as I write to you, there is a stream of sunlight shining across my desk and steam from a cup of coffee swirling Heavenward. A lovely, quiet, time to reflect on plans for Saturday. First things first though. A bite to eat. A … Continue reading Saturday brunch