Posted by: Anne | January 14, 2017

facets of faith

“Faith has ‘patience’ and ‘perseverance’ woven in… even if we believe God’s promises, we are usually caught off guard by His timing.”
~ @seandunn

Posted by: Anne | January 7, 2017

resolved: one day at a time

One Day at a Time

“Each day has enough trouble of its own” — now there’s an understatement! Do you wake every day wondering what catastrophe is awaiting you? Perhaps it seems as if disasters have taken numbers and are standing in line just waiting to bombard your life.

The wonderful old song “One Day at a Time” offers the best solution for handling the struggles of life: “Just give me the strength to do every day what I have to do.” After all, that’s the only way life can be lived—one day at a time.

– It’s impossible to live in yesterday because yesterday is gone. You can’t get it back, no matter how appealing that may seem. The happy memories of yesterday are yours to treasure, but that time has elapsed, and you must move on.

– It’s also impossible to live tomorrow because it has not yet arrived. In truth tomorrow will never arrive because when it comes it is no longer tomorrow. Tomorrow is like a marvelous butterfly—beautiful to behold but illusive to capture.

Are you trading the rewarding moment of today for a fading picture of yesterday or the unpromised dream of tomorrow, perhaps to escape today’s reality? If so, you may be missing God’s blessing for today—his carefully wrapped present that can only be opened one day at a time.

Live in the moment! Celebrate today while it is still today. It is the dream you looked forward to yesterday, and tomorrow it will only be a memory—so make it a sweet one.

Mary Hollingsworth

Read the full article at the source:
https://www.bible.com/en-GB/reading-plans/1017-fulfilled-devotions-for-single-women/day/6

Posted by: Anne | December 31, 2016

starting point

“It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.” ~ Josh Shipp

Posted by: Anne | December 24, 2016

Strange Way To Save The World

Strange Way To Save The World
by 4him

I’m sure he must have been surprised
At where this road had taken him
Cause never in a million lives
Would he have dreamed of Bethlehem

And standing at the manger
He saw with his own eyes
The message from the angel come to life
And Joseph said

CHORUS
Why me, I’m just a simple man of trade
Why Him with all the rulers in the world
Why here inside this stable filled with hay
Why her, she’s just an ordinary girl
Now I’m not one to second guess
What angels have to say
But this is such a strange way to save the
World

To think of how it could have been
If Jesus had come as He deserved
There would have been no Bethlehem
No lowly shepherds at His birth

But Joseph knew the
Reason love had to reach so far
And as he held the Savior in his arms
He must have thought

REPEAT CHORUS

Now, I’m not one to second guess
What angels have to say
But this is such a strange
Way to save the world
Such a strange way, this is
Such a strange way
A strange way to save the world
A strange way to save the world


Lyrics were found here:
www.lyricsmania.com/strange_way_to_save_the_world_lyrics_4him.html

Hear the song at YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBCVIJBB7o4

Posted by: Anne | December 17, 2016

Christmas, given

What can we give, who have so little to offer?

Ourselves.

Remember – that’s what God loves so much. All He asks this Christmas is you. You with your failures, your sins, your problems, your fears. You.

This is Christmas – the real meaning of it.

God loving; searching; giving Himself – to us.

Man needing; receiving; giving himself – to God.

Redemptions’ glorious exchange of gifts! Without which we cannot live; without which we cannot give those we love anything of lasting value.

This is the meaning of Christmas – the wonder and glory of it.

Read more at the source:
billygrahamlibrary.org/this-too-i-shall-give-by-ruth-bell-graham/

Posted by: Anne | December 10, 2016

Christmas giving

This Christmas…

End a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust.
Write a love letter.
Share some treasure.
Give a soft answer.
Keep a promise.
Find the time.
Forgo a grudge.
Forgive an enemy.
Listen.
Apologize if you were wrong.
Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else.
Be kind; be gentle.
Appreciate.
Laugh a little.
Laugh a little more.
Express your gratitude.
Gladden the heart of a child.
Welcome a stranger.
Take pleasure in the beauty and the wonder of Earth.
Speak your love.
Speak it again.
Speak it yet again.

Found at:
www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2256.shtml

Posted by: Anne | December 3, 2016

true thanksgiving

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ~ W. T. Purkiser

Posted by: Anne | November 19, 2016

gratefulness is a choice

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.”
~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

Posted by: Anne | November 5, 2016

proper politics

“I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people’s politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Posted by: Anne | October 29, 2016

fear is a thief

“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” – Edmund Burke

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