Thursday, August 14, 2014

God Knows

And He cares.
I blogged yesterday about the struggle I have had and the sadness I feel over the death of Robin Williams. The past two nights my sleep has been horrible, just restless tossing and turning, looking at the clock every 10 minutes. Drifting off to sleep and dreaming bad dreams.  So last night a friend messaged me and told me that in the wee hours of the morning she heard the Lord tell her to pray for me because I was struggling.  Those are the kind of friends to have.  Those that hear and obey.  Thanks Friend ((hugs))
How many times do we all hear the Lord nudging us to pray for someone, and we get busy and forget. The Lord cares about us all and He uses us to minister to others. The love of God that I felt when she told me that, just can't be bought. So take the time to slow down and hear what the Spirit is leading you to do. God does care, and He uses us to show that care. <3 p="">Photo by June Foster, a beautiful view of Puget Sound. A Creator who made beautiful scenery like this, most definitely cares for our troubles.  May God bless you this day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

So sad....

I have just been very sad, even to the point of crying over the death of Robin Williams. I enjoyed him as an actor, and I find it so sad that he faced such depression that caused him to loose hope for life.
Those of you who know the circumstances of my son's death realize there are some similarities in their deaths. While my son didn't commit suicide, he also hung himself with a belt, doing the choking game. So those details have made the death of RW, much more real to me.  My prayers go out to his family.
This post however is about the fact that daily we come into contact with people who are depressed. They put on their happy face and go about life, but are screaming out for help by their actions and often non-actions. Today I repent of the fact that I too often find myself busy doing nothing, but no noticing the people around me hurting. A particular friend comes to mind and I lift her up to you Lord, you know her struggles and her pain, Father touch her today.
Please today, take time to slow down and notice the ones around you. Say a prayer for them, offer a kind gesture, (a hug goes a long ways) smile at them, let them know you care.
To all my friends and family who may suffer with depression, I offer up this prayer for you.
Lord today I come to You, with a heart that is burdened with sadness. Father only You know our minds and our hearts, and I ask right now that You minister Your healing peace to each one who is struggling. For the parent with rebellious children, for the parent who is overwhelmed by life, for the ones facing long term illnesses, for those who have lost loved ones and still are hurting, for each every person that I may or may not know who struggles with depression Lord I ask You to touch them. I ask You to send someone by today to let them know that You care for them. And Father help me to always take time to notice when my friends need extra love, prayers and just an ear to listen, I ask this all in the heavenly name of Jesus. Amen

Monday, August 11, 2014

Today's Verse for the Day

I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

Some days it is just a KJV day..LOL I actually like how this reads in the KJV better than I did in my normal version I love.  So somedays it is just a KJV day. 
Later thou..

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

I love it!!

So I am reading my Bible before I go to bed (yes it is 1:30 am) and I have been reading in my Message Bible, and this caught my eye as I was reading.  It just confirms the verse of the day for yesterday, the one I posted. 

Romans 3:4 MSG

Depend on it: God keeps his word even when the whole world is lying through its teeth. Scripture says the same:Your words stand fast and true;Rejection doesn’t faze you.

We can STAND on the Word of God, it will not fail!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bible Verse for Today 8-6-14

The entirety of Your Word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgements endures forever. Psalm 119:160

The one thing I never have to doubt is the truth of God's Word. I know it is truth, I know every part of it is infallible. I have that assurance!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Some thoughts on today's Scripture

The Lord proclaims, the Lord who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is theLord: Call to me and I will answer and reveal to you wondrous secrets that you haven’t known.
Jeremiah 33:2-3 CEB
I get daily verses from, and so I am going to share today's verse and a few thoughts.

We only have to look around us to know that we live on a planet with a Grand Designer. The attention to detail in nature, in humans, and in life is evident that our God is a mighty God. The thrilling thing about our Lord is He has so much more for us than we are walking in. He instructs us here to just call to Him, and He will answer and reveal wondrous secret to us. I am tired of living below what God intends for me to have, to be and to become. So today I call out to the Lord, and I know He will answer and reveal His wondrous secrets.

This verse makes me think of this song.