Friday, August 9, 2019

Don't Worry, Trust God!

"Consider how the wildflowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." ~Luke 12:27

God tells us that we are to do our best at being disciplined in His Word, and then leave the rest to Him. So often we unnecessarily worry about how something is going to happen in our lives, and are we doing what we can do to make it right. We have to have faith that our God will take care of us, just as he takes care of flowers. Gardens are so beautiful if we are tending them just right and letting nature take its course. Like the gardens, we must trust that if we are doing the right thing and living in His Word, that He will allow us to bloom. It's His promise! We are not to worry!      written by Wendy Roy Cronon

Friday, August 2, 2019

Facing Failure

Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise;
When I sit in darkness,
The Lord will be a light to me. Micah 7:8

Micah said, when I fall, I shall arise. I may stumble, I may make mistakes and I may fail, but with God's help I am determined to get up and keep going.  Life is full of failures for all of us!

Failure comes in many forms such as not living up to our own expectations or the expectations of others. There are times we have been a disappointment to others or to ourselves. There was once a man who said, “We are either failing, or living with the consequences of failure, or recovering from failure, or facing failure in the face, or living with the fear of failure.” 

In almost any area of our lives, we can feel like a failure. We may have failed our parents, our spouse, our kids, our friends, our co-workers, our neighbors and the list goes on.  A great reminder of failure is the verse, Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."  

Failure is not just something for a limited few but instead is common to everyone.

These are treats the kids at church made on Sunday, January 2014.