Monday, April 23, 2012

"Yet remember...
it is not what the vessel is made of that gives it value...
but what it contains."
                                                               from "Moments of Peace in the Presence of God"

When we are filled with His Spirit,
we become renewed and changed from the inside out.
We hold within us
~ Beauty, Wisdom, Holiness, Hope, Worth ~

You such a beautiful treasure.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Focus on the Eternal

Nestle all of your tomorrows

in God's strong arms

help us to live free for today

As we focus on the Eternal,
may we grow to possess the holy habit of internal contentment

{Enjoying the sweet birdies in my back yard and the book Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow}
helping me to always look UP!
Happy Weekend Everyone!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Good News

~ Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart ~

So often, on Good Friday, we hear "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
-from Psalm 22-
But we stop there... with those sad words.

Several years ago, a local pastor explained that it was and still is customary for
those of the Jewish faith to begin praying a passage of scripture aloud and then softly finish it.
After he told us this, we continued reading Psalm 22...
It changed my entire perspective on this moment during the crucifixion of Jesus.

My heart always swells with incredible AWE as I finish reading to the end the prophesy of His Gift to us is revealed.

Here are the last seven verses of Psalm 22

25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
   before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
 The poor will eat and be satisfied;
   those who seek the Lord will praise him—
   may your hearts live forever!

 All the ends of the earth
   will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
   will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord
   and he rules over the nations.

 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
   all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
   those who cannot keep themselves alive.
Posterity will serve him;
   future generations will be told about the Lord.
They will proclaim his righteousness,
   declaring to a people yet unborn:
   He has done it!

Dear Friends and Family,
Have a Beautiful and Glorious Day!

{Participating with How Sweet The Sound and Sky Watch Friday}

Monday, April 2, 2012

Earth with Heaven rejoices

See the land, her Easter keeping,

Rises as her Maker rose.

Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.

Earth with heaven above rejoices...
Charles Kingsley
We are Easter people
halleluiah is our song.
Pope John Paul II

Halleluiah, dear friends, halleluiah!