Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Out of Sight

Oh, what joy
for those whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sins are put out of sight.
Romans 4:7 NLT

Because of the Lord's great love
we are not consumed.
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning
great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

When I was in college, my professor gave us elementary education students this advice:
Every year you will have that one child who has behavior issues and can really push your buttons if you let him or her. So, when you and the child have have a rough day, take him aside just before the dismissal bell rings, and assure him that all is forgiven, and that you will start over fresh the next morning. 

I am so glad my Heavenly Father allows me to start fresh every morning!.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Holocaust Remembrance

As Israel observed Holocaust Remembrance this week, I was reminded of the story of Corrie and Betsey ten Boom hiding Jews in Holland in WWII.

When Corrie and Betsey were sent to Ravensbruck Concentration camp, and felt they could not bear the suffering around them, they prayed, "Will You carry this too, Lord Jesus?"

The Lord made it possible for them to have prayer and Bible studies with the women in their barracks. Corrie remembered, "The blacker the night around us grew, the brighter and truer and more beautiful burned the Word of God."

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
In all these things, we are more than conquerors 
through Him that loved us. 
Romans 8:35, 39

Monday, April 24, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

You Can Make It!

"If I could just be like someone else... if I could be in their family... if I could have what they have... if I could do what they are doing, all would be different and all would be well.   No, precious one. That is a ruse.  I am the One who has made you like you are, and placed you where you are.  Yes I know the circumstances you face are a challenge.  One day you will look back and thank Me.  Right now you can't  see it from your perspective.  You don't think you can make it.  Yes you can.  Yes you will.  I am here moving you to victory."
Beverly Robinson "What The Lord Is Saying Today," September 8, 2011. 

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 
Romans 8:17-18 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Don't Come Unraveled

Grandmother would embarrass me when I was a kid. If I was wearing a new dress she had made for me, I could count on her turning up the hem of my dress to show one of her lady friends her neat hand-stitched hem, sometimes even in church!.

Grandmother compared sewing for me - to sewing for a broomstick. (I no longer resemble a broomstick in any way!) So she thought that the bolder the print, and the fuller the skirt, the better I looked. She took pride in telling how many yards of material she had used, and calling attention to her even stitches "so it would not ravel".

Only years later did I appreciate the countless hours Grandmother spent hemming those yards of material. I thought about the loving care and hours of prayer my family prayed for me when I read this quote: "A day hemmed in with prayer is less likely to unravel."

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