"But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you..." 1 Corin. 12:9

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Hop on over to Smelling Coffee and check out her article on contentment.  So good!

I, personally, am going to re-read that one several times!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More on Real Life


This Momsense to the William Tell Overture is hysterical enough:

But I laughed and cried over this one about Dads!:

There is a sequel to the 1st one over at YouTube, 
if you want to look for it.  Momsense 2.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Give Grace to yourself, Ladies!

This is a hilarious Anita Renfroe video, encouraging realism in our self-images.  I laughed and laughed!

Remember, in the words of the Bob the Tomato on the VeggieTales:  "God made you special, and He loves you very much!"

And here is a link to a post over at At the Well that encourages a realistic outlook on our homes.  Unrealistic expectations bog us all down.  Remember, if you are free in Christ, you are free indeed!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

God's Beauty on Parade

The Hydrangea Blossom Parade:

The Bare Lady

The Lady Clothed in Splendor

The Lady:  'up close and personal'

The Lady's Offspring

Journeying off from her home to be a blessing elsewhere.

Watch her spin and turn!

Brightening a messy and otherwise boring table!

And now she will journey on from here 

to brighten the day of another,

a dear friend who deserves the best.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

John 12:37 Amplified

"Even though He had done so many miracles before them (right before their eyes), yet they still did not trust in Him and failed to believe in Him."

This verse primarily refers to those who have not come to the Lord Jesus and believed Who He is and thus have not been saved.  However, I felt convicted, even as a believer.  Just yesterday I was blogging about this very thing.  Not trusting.  Not really believing.  Succumbing to anxiety due to lack of true and steady faith.  The double-minded man syndrome is a disease from which I have not yet been fully healed.

I have seen Him work many miracles in my life:  my salvation, my rescue from sin, healing from a back injury, major changes in my character, plus His daily sustaining power.  And yet, I still freak out first and come back to faith and peace through a process.  Even though He is the King of Glory, the LORD God Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of all matter, and even though He controls everything, and even though His actions toward me are always grounded in His extravagant love for me, I still waver and wobble.  Argggghhhhh!  He's worth so much more than I am able to be for Him!!!

Knowing I'm an unworthy worm in more than just this way, I can only rest in Him and His saving work in my life.  I am SO glad He loves me and doesn't require perfection.  He is my perfection.  If I could be perfect, I wouldn't need a Savior.  But I can't. 



I'm praying to do and be better.
I'm praying He will work change miraculously in me,
just as He always has,
and, I'm trying to rest in Him and in His love for me.

I love these quotes I found on my friends' pages and I am going to borrow them for myself because they encourage and help me to live in His grace, which He extends freely to worms like me.

"I am not what I ought to be.
 I am not what I wish to be. 
 I am not even what I hope to be. 
But by God's grace and Christ's love, 
I am not what I was." 

"Finish each day and be done with it. 
You have done what you could. 
Some blunders and absurdities 
no doubt crept in; 
forget them as soon as you can. 
Tomorrow is a new day; 
begin it well and serenely 
and with too high a spirit 
to be encumbered 
with your old nonsense." 
Ralph Waldo Emerson