Sunday, March 30, 2014

~Follow Me~

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Ephesians 2:8

God did not call us to a set of rules but instead to a relationship. God is not interested in what we can do but in how we love Him and how we love others. Do we follow for love or do we follow for another reason?

We are not saved by what we do but by what has been done already on the cross. Salvation is free and given to us freely. Salvation and forgiveness are available because of the cross...

This picture was taken from an airboat in the everglades in May 2013.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

One Moment At A Time

And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

This is advice I often give that has helped me during those difficult days where you feel you cannot handle one more thing. Some days we can only handle one day at a time. Some days it may only be one hour at a time. During a stressful life event it may only be handled 15 minutes at a time.

Don't look too far ahead when times are difficult because it can be too crippling. Instead break life into small pieces that can be handled and asking God to take care of the rest. Stress can exacerbate any physical or emotional problem and make us feel we are defeated before we even begin. Planning in our minds only moments at a time as we are going through any difficulty will ease up the pressure and worry of the future.


This may not be something we need today but we may know someone who does and we can pass it on....

 This is an old barn in Tennessee when I visited January, 2010.

~No One Cares~



I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus,
Since I found in Him a friend so strong and true;
I would tell you how He changed my life completely,
He did something that no other friend could do.

No one ever cared for me like Jesus,
There's no other friend so kind as He;
No one else could take the sin and darkness from me,
O how much He cared for me.
written by Dr.Charles Weigle

Jesus did something that no other friend, parent, spouse, child or family member could do. No one can care for us like He does. We are always let down by those around us. Even more heartbreaking, we always let others down around us.

We are not capable of caring like God does 
but with His help we can be His love to others. 
 
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us
. Romans 5:8


 This is a picture of flowers I picked in my garden
 and put on my dining room table, May 2013.