Loving all God's people

" That is why since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. I always remember you in my prayers ..."

Ephesians 1 : 15 - 16

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

putting the puzzle together

Whether my heart whispers or it shouts ... one thing I know for sure, is that it takes time and patience to put the puzzle pieces together so they fit well.

... and I am not talking about a jigsaw puzzle but LIFE.

There is a constant ebb and flow when learning what really works, instead of trying to do it all.  The pace of life is continually changing, so I am constantly reevaluating my to do list.  I am a list maker so post-it notes are my BFF.

Here is how I go about redefining the frayed edges ... I hope you find it helpful.

Some questions to get you started ... Is there one thing you are really good at? ... What stops you from doing that one thing? ... Do you know in your heart that you are meant to be doing something greater? ... Do you have a consuming passion? ... What doesn't work for you anymore? ... What do I really Value in life?

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Romans 8:26-28
Have a go and see if my process is helpful to you.  Have Fun with all your new discoveries.

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!
Hebrews 12:1-3

Be blessed and be a blessing 



Sunday, February 19, 2012

wordle for 2012

I love a good wordle ... this is such a great site that creates these mini masterpieces.

This is mine for 2012 ... have a go for yourself ...just visit the site and follow the instructions.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Blogging the Love

Just had to share a few favorite finds on Valentines Day ... things I am Loving ...

Love a new blog find ... Take your Vitamin Z

Love Love Love ... White chocolate peanut butter hearts ... YUMO

LOVE that Jen is doing the Marathon de Paris ... she is a champion so please support her by donating money to help fight breast cancer.

Love all that is paper at Etsy ... especially this Sweet William  Love Art Print

LOVE that Jesus has my back ...  

Be blessed with Love this Valentines Day.



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Keep Love Alive

Remember the heart pounding moment when you first surrendered your Heart to Jesus.

That very first encounter.

The overwhelming compulsion that rose up inside and led you to freedom.

Warm acceptance ... hope ... the exhilaration of possibility.

Walls were broken down and new ways opened up.

The old was gone ... changed forever ... and a new chapter began.

I can still recall moments from 20 years ago when Jesus was introduced to me ... places ... people ... conversations ... connections.  Life has moved on but those first encounter days are vivid. There is something about God's initial embrace. 

My challenge to you is to work hard at remembering this Revelation of Love ... don't let the flame go out ... Keep Love Alive.

Don't let busyness and complacency creep in ... keep on rekindling that Love ...

His Love that will never let you go.

His Love that will fight for you.

 Be blessed and be a blessing