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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Need Some Joy?

Job 8:21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.  
 

We all need joy in our life in order for life to make sense, right? Otherwise, how miserable it would be to just exist and feel no joy at all. We have all met people from time to time that have been robbed of their joy due to life's circumstances. I think it is disheartening  when I meet people who rob themselves of their own joy. No matter how much you try to help them see the good in life they see the negative, always complaining and in a state of major self pity. Let's be honest, we are all guilty!
 

There are people who should not have any joy because of life's circumstances and yet they do have real joy.  That is amazing to me because they manage to enjoy God's blessings in the midst of it all. 
 

Joy comes from God and He gives it to anyone who wants to receive it and even when life happens and bangs us up, it will be where we least expect it. 
 

Joy has come to me in many forms....some times from a scripture, a child, a friend, a flower, a butterfly, the ocean, artwork, etc....and when I least expect it! 
 

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. - W.H. Auden
 This picture was taken on one of my walks on March 31, 2008.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Genesis 1 Our Creative Creator

 


Genesis 1 tells us that God created the world in 6 days.


Verses 1-2 describes the world beforehand.


Verses 3-5 Day 1 - on the first day God created light and called it “DAY” & the darkness “NIGHT.”


Verses 6-8 Day 2 - God created an expanse that separated the waters and called the expanse heaven.


Verses 9-13 Day 3 - God created dry land and called it earth and the waters he called seas. Who is naming everything? God Next he made the vegetation, plants and trees that grow on the earth.


Verses 14-19 Day 4 - God created sun, moon, planets and stars. He created day & night for us to know our days, seasons and years.


Verses 20-23 Day 5 - God created sea life and birds. He blessed them saying, “Be fruitful and multiply.”


Verses 24-31 Day 6 - God created the animals then created man and woman in his own image. He appointed them to be in charge (dominion) over all the animals. 


God is the author of creativity. Everything God made is beautiful and wonderful. When I am at the beach or in the mountains I sense Gods creative powers. Nature is captivating to our souls.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Genesis 1 God Created Man


Genesis 1 tells us that God created the world in 6 days.


Verses 1-2 describes the world beforehand.


Verses 3-5 Day 1 - on the first day God created light and called it “DAY” & the darkness “NIGHT.”


Verses 6-8 Day 2 - God created an expanse that separated the waters and called the expanse heaven.


Verses 9-13 Day 3 - God created dry land and called it earth and the waters he called seas. Who is naming everything? God Next he made the vegetation, plants and trees that grow on the earth.


Verses 14-19 Day 4 - God created sun, moon, planets and stars. He created day & night for us to know our days, seasons and years.


Verses 20-23 Day 5 - God created sea life and birds. He blessed them saying, “Be fruitful and multiply.”


Verses 24-31 Day 6 - God created the animals then created man and woman in his own image. He appointed them to be in charge (dominion) over all the animals.