I Peter 5 :7 " Casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you."
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
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Sunday, June 26, 2011
Isaiah 42:6 " I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand...."
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Psalm 1: " But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law doth he meditate day and night. But he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters that bringeth forth its fruit in its season, its leaf also shall not wither and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Colossians 3:15 "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts to the which ye are also called in one body and be ye thankful."
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Yesterday was a gorgeous day here and I was not about to waste it sitting in the house even though I really did not feel well. I figured I am going to be cooped up in the hospital for a few days and then who knows how long in the house after that...so out I went. I grabbed my cane and the husband with his cane and off we trucked into our backyard wilderness....both of us huffing and puffing for breath.. God knows if either of us had a problem way back there in the woods...no one would probably find us until next hunting season...but whatever, we just needed to get out of the house! I was amazed at how green everything was and how grown up it was once again. The ticks of course were out in full force which we later found out as we picked many off throughout the evening! There is something calming about walking in the woods. If you are quiet you will hear all sorts of wild creatures and maybe even see some. Up in front of me a ways there was a rustling of the bushes and then a quick shadow of something......maybe a deer... a bear... who knows? Then we came upon a quail....a chipmunk that sat upon a large rock and did not move a speck as we watched him. If I knew my different kinds of birds, which I do not, then I would be able to tell you about all of the different sounds they make on a quiet day in the depth of our woods. I love to be outside in the summer...especially in the woods and near water. We are fortunate to have both. The water is a bit low in the creek right now. I didn't see any fish...but I sure did see a lot of GREEN and to me that is a great sight after the long long winter that we have had. I can't believe there are already people complaining about the heat! I am so thankful for the green green green and the warmth of the sunshine on my face! I couldn't help but giggle to myself and think of the song I used to sing in the back of the old yellow schoolbus with the rounded back..."and the green grass grew all around and around and the green grass grew all around!"
Psalm 23:2 "He makes me lie down in GREEN pastures, He leads me beside QUIET waters, He restores my soul."
Posted by Kathy at 7:01 AM
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Free Kittens! A sign that you might see as you drive down one of our back roads on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Kittens are always plentiful in the country! In our house we have three of them and although they are all very lovable and sweet, they do annoy the mess out of me to the point of wanting to just give them away! I think they must know that I do not feel well lately, for it seems that they are all becoming way too clingy! As soon as I lay down on the couch to rest I have one on my chest...just what I need...cat hair in my already struggling lungs! So I gently brush this cat away with the sweep of my arm and no sooner have done that then another one is up on the back of the couch peering down at me and swiping at me with her paw! I just want to take a nap guys! Please ...just leave me alone. I soon fall asleep. When I awaken...I now have three cats all on me!! One is on my chest purring as loudly as she can, one is on my feet doing the same and the third is on top of the back of the couch! It is as if they were watching over me while I napped; how strange. I realize they are just trying to show their love and comfort. It makes me think of angels. They are unseen...yet I believe God uses angels to help watch over us. I believe that at times they hover over us and protect us. I can't help but think that just as these cats hover over me as I nap....there are angels among us that literally are hovering around us and protecting us at just the right place and time. I look up at the sign above the window.....Angels Gather Here....I feel safe. I know I am protected and comforted. I think these cats should probably stick around...I guess...I can put up with them since they have taught me yet another lesson in trusting in God's protection and comfort that He always provides.
Posted by Kathy at 6:03 AM
Saturday, June 11, 2011
2 Kings 6:16 "...Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them."
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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It would have to be some other day... some other Sunday... She ran to her bedroom and cried and cried. She was not so sad about the zoo as she was about the yellow dress. She wanted so badly to wear that yellow dress and ONLY to the zoo. She would hold out and not wear it until she could go to the zoo! She waited and waited....Sunday after Sunday went by and each time she thought it would be the one that she would get to go to the zoo and wear her dress! That day never came..... that little girl was deeply disappointed and learned an important lesson at the age of six. People don't always do what they say they will do. "God keeps His promises"....she remembered her Sunday School teacher say. He is the only one who does that perfectly!
Isaiah 49:23 " Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed."
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Habakkuk 3:18-19 " ...yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on to the heights."
Posted by Kathy at 5:48 AM
Monday, June 6, 2011
When sometimes I feel like I just have no strength left...I remember that after all it isn't about my own ability anyway...I am not able to handle anything on my own. It is only when I realize this and realize how very weak I really am, that God really does reach into my life and show me how strong He is. I can face whatever ...with Him by my side because He will fight for me. He will enable me to do whatever it is I need to do and give me the wisdom I need to do it. I am thankful this morning as the sun is rising that even though I have no clue what this day may bring, I have a peace and a confidence in knowing that He will be by my side throughout the whole entire day.
"I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."~Hebrews 13:5
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Sunday, June 5, 2011
Psalm 128:2 "For thou shalt eat the labour of thy hands: happy shalt thou be and it will be well with thee."
Posted by Kathy at 6:00 AM
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Hope is a good thing...something to hold onto. A glimmer of good in the midst of something bad. Poor Eeyore always seems down in the dumps! But thanks to his faithful friends who always come alongside to cheer him up and get him back on track...he finds cheer in the gloom! I was pondering this the other day.... have you ever had a conversation with someone and the entire conversation just seemed like "doom and gloom"? You could hear it in their voice.... in their tone...just no cheer and no hope. I am thankful that I have hope that doesn't depend on my circumstances. Sometimes my circumstance do look like "doom and gloom" however, I don't have to let my circumstances dictate to me how I will feel. I can still have some cheer in the midst of my "gloom". There is always someone, somewhere who is way worse off than I am, and it makes me feel downright ashamed of myself for even complaining when I think on that. God is good to me and does give me the hope and strength I need when I need it. Everyone gets down sometimes and that is why friends can be important. A good friend will love you no matter what and is sensitive to your varying moods. No matter how bad your gloom may seem there is always hope. We all only have one day at a time to live and I figure why live this day being down in the dumps and focusing on the "doom and gloom" in my life? There is always something to be thankful for and always an upside to everything if you look for it.
Psalm 42:11 "Why art thou cast down O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him who is the health of my countenance, and my God."
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Friday, June 3, 2011
"For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers."~ 1Peter 3:12
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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