Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Three Granddaughters at One Time

I often get to entertain the six year old, but the teens rarely visit me because they are into band, drama, dance, sports, friends and homework.

One good thing about the snow! I had all three for a little while today.

I thought they would be bored but they enjoyed homemade cookies, coloring books, and stories right there with the little one. (Maybe because that's all Nana had. LOL)

They introduced me to their favorite song on their smart phone: "FOREVER", by Kari Jobe.
We had a great time!

Sunshine After Rain

We had blowing snow a few minutes ago, and now bright sunshine. It reminded me of this old hymn, and of the pretty tulips, daffodils and forsythia in my son's yard in KC last spring.

Like the sunshine after rain,
Like a rest that follows pain,
Like a hope returned again,
Is the peace that Jesus gives.

Like the soft, refreshing dew,
Like a rosy daybreak new,
Like a friendship tender, true,
Is the peace that Jesus gives.

Oh, the peace that Jesus gives
Never dies; it always lives.
Like the music of a psalm,
Like a glad, eternal calm,
Is the peace that Jesus gives,

Haldor Lillenas, 1885-1959

Monday, February 8, 2016

Refrigerator Picture

“If God had a refrigerator, 

your picture would be on it. 

If He had a wallet, 

your photo would be in it. 

He sends you flowers every spring 

and a sunrise every morning... 

Face it, friend. 

He is crazy about you! ” 

Max Lucado

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Nothing Less

"How much of your life you've invested in Jesus Christ is the issue. Have we held some back for ourselves - just in case He's not as real, as powerful, as active as we thought? Just in case He doesn't come through? Just in case He really can't be taken at His Word? Or have we banked everything we have and everything we are on the reality that Jesus Christ is Lord of all the earth? We will never fulfill our destinies until our hope is built on nothing less."
Beth Moore, Beloved Disciple
His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay.
All other ground is sinking sand.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

All Powerful God

There is a river
    whose streams bring joy to the city of God,
        the holy place where the Most High lives. 
God is in that city.
    It cannot fall.
        God will help it at the break of dawn. 
Nations are in turmoil, and kingdoms topple.
    The earth melts at the sound of God’s voice.

 The Lord of Armies is with us.
The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah
 Psalm 46:4-7 God's Word

I have posted this passage before, but it meant even more to me this morning. That one phrase: "The Lord of Armies is with us" stood out. He is here!