This is from a little book called When Days Seem Dark:
“…There are times when we…do not know which way to turn. It may be just then that we shall learn for the first time how to stand still in perfect peace and quietness of soul, not idling away our time, not hopelessly limp and heedless of the outcome, but working on in such ways as may be given to us, observing with eager joy the way in which God will work it all out to a perfectly glorious ending.”
“A fiercehearted woman . . .
looks life in the face and says, “You can’t beat me.”
Knows love is risk but reaches out anyway.
Understands kindness takes real courage.
Believes the impossible.
Fights like she’s unstoppable.
Dares to find beauty in a ragged soul.
Scandalously picks warm over cool.
Tastes life as a brief, salty-sweet miracle.
Skins her knees, has scars that bear witness.
Defends like a warrior and weeps like a girl.
Makes gentle the new strong, small the new big,
ordinary the new extraordinary.
Sees wrinkles on a face as lines in a victory story.
Never gives in, never gives up, never lets go.
Chases Jesus with a tender, world-changing wildness.
Lives in your neighborhood or not even on your continent.
Looked back at you from the mirror this morning . . .
and has yet to fully see the force her star-scattering,
mountain-moving, water-walking God created her to be.”
—–By Holley Gerth
|Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea;
A great High Priest, whose Name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
|My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart;
I know that while with God He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart.
|When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look, and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin.
|Because the sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.
|Behold Him there, the risen Lamb!
My perfect, spotless Righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace.
|One with Himself, I cannot die;
My soul is purchased by His blood;
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. 😉
“Girl, whose your Daddy?” A good reminder of truth to think about!
“He is the First and the Last
The Beginning and the End
He’s the Keeper of creation
And the Creator of all
He’s the Architect of the universe
and the Manager of all time
He always was,
always will be
and never undone
He was bruised, but brought healing
He was pierced, but eased pain
He was persecuted, but brought freedom
He was dead and brings life
He has risen to bring power
and He reigns to bring peace
The world can’t understand Him
Armies can’t defeat Him
Schools can’t explain Him
and leaders they can’t ignore Him
Herod couldn’t kill Him
Nero couldn’t crush Him
The new age cannot replace Him
and Oprah cannot explain Him away
He is Light,
He is Love,
He is Longevity
and He is the Lord
He is goodness
and He is God
He is holy
His ways are right
His word eternal
His will unchanging
and His mind is on us
He’s our Savior
and He rules our lives
I serve Him because
His bond is love
His yoke is easy
His burden is light
and His goal for us is abundant life
I follow Him because
He’s the Wisdom of the wise
The Power of the powerful
The Ancient of days
The Ruler of rulers
The Leader of all leaders
His goal is a relationship with me
He’ll never leave you
Never forsake you
Never mislead you
Never forget you
Never overlook you
and never cancel your appointment in His appointment book, never!
When you fall He’ll lift you up
When you fail He’ll forgive you
When you are weak He’s strong
When you are lost He’s your Way
When you are afraid He’s your Courage
When you stumble He will steady you
When you are hurt He is going to heal you
When you are broken He will mend you
When you are blind He will lead you
When you are hungry He will feed you
When you face trials He is with you
When I face persecution He shields me
When I face problems He will comfort me
When I face loss He will provide for me
and when we face death
He will carry us all home to meet Him
He is everything
and in every way
He is your God
And that sisters (and brothers) is Who you belong to.”
An old snake went to see his Doctor. “Doc, I need something for my eyes…I can’t see well these days”. The Dr fixed him up with a pair of glasses and told him to return in 2 weeks. The snake came back in 2 weeks later and told the doctor how depressed he was. The Dr said,“What’s the problem…didn’t the glasses help you?” “The glasses are fine doc, but I just discovered I’ve been living with a garden hose the past 2 years!”
Wisdom from Joni Eareckson Tada:
“There isn’t a pain you endure or a disappointment that you face that God has not already overcome. He fully and completely understands your fears and frustrations, your hurt and weaknesses, and even your anger. So today, join me today in thanking and praising God for loving the world so much that He would give His one and only Son. That’s enough to calm all of our hurts!”
“God only gives me grace for today; He expects me to live this day, right now, in His strength, leaning on His wisdom and drawing on His power.”