Showing posts from November, 2015

No Fear. Today Is What We Have...

Most of us are trying to hold back stark emotions and concern over the past week's events in Paris and other parts of the world.  I struggle with anger and fear and this changing world looking so frightening. It is so easy to be overcome with concern and our focus be consumed with anxiety over it all. Maybe we should just turn off the news and disconnect for a while and look outside our front doors.

All we have is today. I'm not saying to put your head in the sand and ignore the future, but truly, when we focus so much on what might come we miss out on how we can minister to people on this day. The only time we are promised.

All we have is today to affect change for God in our own neighborhood and communities. We have today to smile and care and love those around us. I have wrestled with the scriptures below over the past week. I fight against the love your enemies passage but it is truth. I am called to it no matter what.

I have to try.
Praying for people I fear and come clo…

Thank You God...

Thoughts from Ann Voskamp- "One Thousand Gifts"
Unless we are intentionally giving God glory and thanks  throughout our days- unintentionally we give way to grumbling.
1 Thessalonians 5:1818 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Can thanksgiving to God lay a sound foundation under our lives? Is the height of my joy dependent on the depths of my thanksgiving? As long as thanks is possible then JOY is possible.
Here is a wonderful tool for getting a little more into the Word in November. It's amazing how the scriptures come alive when you slowly write them down. Enjoy your time communing with God! Chart taken from: