I’m so thankful, Lord, that you provide peace, even in the midst of darkness and chaos. You, Lord, are stronger than the one who causes darkness and chaos. Thank you for holding your children close and giving us peace.
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In my mind’s eye I see the car rolling up the highway. I hear the whine of the tires as they eat up the road. From the outside, all is calm. Inside, turmoil. Inside, parents clinging to their Jesus, seeking His wisdom. Desperately seeking His wisdom. They drive on, heading to the institution far away,Continue reading “Hope”
“I believe that appreciation is a holy thing–that when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with at the moment–we’re doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbors, we’re participating in something sacred.” Fred Rogers Lord, open my eyes to see the beauty allContinue reading “Finding Beauty”
Love Your Enemies
Lord, bless those who persecute me, who gossip about me, who give me dirty looks, who lie about me. They are your creations. Help me to love them the way you love them. Meet their needs and allow them to know your great love.
“It is inbred in us that we have to do exceptional things for God: but we have not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, and this is not learned in five minutes”― Oswald Chambers Father, teach me to do my best to honor YouContinue reading “Ordinary Things”
This command is a difficult one. Lord, soften my heart and enable me to do your will. Teach me to pray for my enemies.
Hope is the thing That pushes its head through the earth, Unfurling its pale green For all to see. It’s the expectation of blooms, Unwinding from a tiny bud, Blooms more vibrant and colorful Than imagination. Hope is the realization that dead, shriveled things, long buried in the ground, Will one day rise again toContinue reading “Hope”
There is no greater discovery than seeing God as the author of your destiny.― Ravi Zacharias Are you ready to explore and discover?
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;where there is hatred, let me sow love;when there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;and where there is sadness, joy.Grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console;to be understood, as to understand,to be lovedContinue reading “Peace”