In My Garden

In my garden, I find a great feeling of peace.  My mind is clear of everything else and I have time to listen to the Lord.  I think about things like living peacefully with all men.  The scripture says if it is possible live peacefully with all men.  There are circumstances and evil that make it difficult to live peacefully with everyone.  However there are many that we can live peacefully with that we just ignore, or just walk the other way.  People in our own family or work place.  It can even be a potential wonderful relationship that we are missing.  The Lord says “as much as lieth in you, live peacefully with all men.  Sometimes it takes everything you’ve got to reach out the hand in peace.   So if it is possible smile and love those around you, the rewards can be astounding for the kingdom.  We can’t fully serve the Lord in our own little garden.  We must reach out of our peaceful place so others can know peace, the peace that we know.  Aww what a wonderful world it would be.My Garden

All Things Are Possible

PossibleIn life, we all face and come up against impossible things.  We can’t even imagine how we can get through the situation, condition, or reach our dreams and desires.  Often it just seems IMPOSSIBLE.  With men and women, yes many things and desires are impossible, but with God all things are possible!  What ever thing you are facing, that mountain you are trying to climb with God you can do it.  Rest in that knowledge today.  I saw this uniquely beautiful plant shelf in South Dakota.  We rented a cabin on a large ranch and while walking the property I came upon this.  

A New Creation

Thinking about the fact that I am a new creation today.  I am in Christ, when I came to Jesus my old past sins and worldly behavior passed away, and the new did come.  I am so thankful for that.  The enemy of our soul would try to take this very thing from us and pour  condemnation upon us.  But I love living the Christ life that He has given me.  With that comes the mind of Christ.  We get that  too! 1Corinthians 2:16 says that “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” We in no  way can instruct Him, but he has given us His mind that we may be able to understand and move in his spirit. We are able to battle through the mind games in life.  We are a new creation!!!

New Creation

Happy Father’s Day — Flowers

I am thanking God for my dear dad today. 🙂 My dad has been one of the pillars in my life and I’m greatful for his influence over me. Just like my Heavenly Father, he chose to adopt me into his family. (I was adopted when I was 9 years old.) Maybe today is a […]  Written by my daughter, its so lovely, I had to share it!  Darlene

via Happy Father’s Day — Flowers

One Blood

one bloodI can sincerely say that we are all one blood.  My husband and I adopted 4 little Korean girls and I can say with certainty they feel like our blood.  We have our natural-born boy Chris also and those girls are so close with us, It feels like I may have had them!!Mom Chris and Baby Grace  Of course there is much help given by the spirit of adoption.  If we all had that mentality there would not be the problems of race that we now see.  But its not a perfect world.  That’s why we need Jesus.  Lets try to be more accepting of others of another nationality. ” We are all  one blood.  From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. ”  Acts 17:21AIRPORTThis was taken when they arrived at the airport.  The tiny girl we already had as she was our first adoption.  Chris our son was so excited, and our girls were so scared.  They have all grown to be wonderful men and women.  We are so proud of our blood children.

The Desires Of Your Heart

delightThe Lord is delightful, when you get to know Him.  There is no doubt about that.  He loves us and cares for us in every way.  He cares about our little things, and our big things.  He knows the desires of our heart!  I do think though if we are not delighting in Him we could miss what he has for us.  He is so faithful, and we should be faithful also.  That’s when we get to know him and love Him so much that we delight in Him and everything about Him.  For some a desire might be for a mate, a great job, children.  So many struggle to have children.  He will give you those things if you delight in Him.  You might say what about you, you have cancer.  You know, I delight in Him so much that I know this is what he has for me.  I trust Him.  He didn’t give me cancer, but he allowed it, and I know with the Lord all things work together for good.  I’m enjoying the good of being used by Him in spite of cancer.  Delight In Him and see what happens.  It will change your life.

The Only Way

The WayI took this photo in Mazatlán, Mexico.  I love the sand art of this poor man who had a little bucket there for donations to look at his sand sculpture.  I do not like the fact that Jesus is still on the Cross all over Mexico, but it was a beautiful depiction of what he went through..I do prefer the empty cross because he was taken from the cross, placed in a tomb and on the third day he was resurrected .  Definitely not on the Cross.  He told us that He is the way, the truth and the Life.  We cannot get to heaven without going through Him.  People say that all roads lead to heaven, and all you have to be is a good person.  This is a lie that people are programmed with to prevent them from making it to heaven.  Satan is at work seeking everyone he can destroy before they find Jesus.  Don’t let that be you!  Without Jesus we will never find heaven.  I just know that’s where I want to be when my days are over.  Eternity in a place called Heaven is a no brainer compared to the other option.

He Holds My Left Hand

Right hand holds meWalking down a country road, have you ever thought of the fact that Jesus is right beside you holding your left hand?  He is!!!  Scripture says his right hand will hold us fast.  He holds on to us tight, never letting us go; once we give our life to Him.  The country road above splits and a decision has to be made.  The Lord will hold our left hand and guide us on all of our journeys.  Even on the far side of the sea, he is holding us.  On a recent two-week cruise in the Caribbean, he was holding tight to my left hand.  He guided me to people he wanted me to talk to about Him.  Some might be reading this now because I passed out His word.  I always give our steward photo cards that I make with scripture on them.  I was able to talk about salvation to another.  It’s so exciting to walk with the Lord.  When I read this scripture above years ago, I got a surge of love go thru me when I realized he was holding my left hand.  Is He holding your left hand today?  If not, give you life to Him and he will be with you all the time.  He never leaves us or forsakes us.  Some times we forget He is there, but he is faithful.  Think about this..

I Put Childish Ways Behind Me

When I was a child, I played at these trees, we called them double trees.  They were in a field behind our house in Yerington, Nevada.  It was an adventure getting back to them.  We had to get across a drain ditch and lots of tall bushes .  It seemed like miles away.  For a birthday party when I was in 6th grade we had it at double tree’s and decorated the trees with crepe paper.  It was a sleep over.  My dad made a fire so we could roast marshmallows.  After mom and dad walked back to the house we all got scared and ran back to the house leaving Double Trees for a daytime event, we weren’t as brave as we thought we were.   About 50 years later, I went back to Yerington to relive those memories.  The trees were there, but our house had burned down only a foundation remained.  What I thought was so far was only about a couple of blocks.  The trees were now in a park that was built around them.   Everything looked so different, and small.  That’s because I was a child.  I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  Nothing looked the same in that little old town.  When I became a woman I put childish ways behind me.   But now I know in part.  But when perfection comes the imperfect will disappear.  The perfect is the Lord.  Now we see poorly, kind of like a reflection in a mirror,  but when perfection comes we will see Him face to face.  Then we will know fully and will be fully known.  When I was a child

He Has Risen Just As He Said

RisenThe Lord has risen just as He said he would. He not only conquered death, He walked among His disciples and even let  Thomas touch the wounds on  His hands and His feet.  They watched Him  ascend into  the heavens with a promise that he  would  be coming back.  All of this  so that we  who are in Christ will rise as well, and have eternal life.  We must  believe, and we must  also rise up to do  the things that the Lord asked  us to do for this wonderful privilege.  Rise up from  your place of comfort and serve the Lord.  We all can do  something in this world to share His Word, or give Him glory.  We can wake up and say today I am going to  show the love  of Christ to who ever I meet.  I know someone who is  in a sewing group making clothes for orphans.  A friend of mine goes out every Wednesday with peanut butter sandwiches, and cookies for Homeless people.  They know her car, and come out of there makeshift homes to greet her as she drives along where they are waiting for that peanut butter sandwich.  That’s just two examples of rising up and serving the Lord.  This Easter season I rose up and made Easter Egg Pins with a cross on the back which I attached to one of my photo’s with scripture on it.  As I always do I passed them out to the Cancer Center I go to.  Yesterday I had one in my purse when I shopped.  There was a sample lady who was so sweet as she gave me her product.  I walked away and didn’t get to far before the Lord spoke to me and told me to go back and give her the pin and scripture I had in my purse.  So I turned around and went back and told her I have something for you.  I gave her the little gift and she got tears and said I made her day.  She gave me the biggest hug and I walked away knowing that the Word of God was delivered.  We all should rise and meditate on how we can serve the Lord, He is so worthy!!!  He Has Risen!DSC_2070