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Sunday Stillness- Psalm 36:9

Sunday Stillness- Psalm 36:9


As we get nearer to Christmas I am getting excited. Excited to see my family. We have been wintering here in Arizona since October and I need those hugs from my children and grandchildren. That has what has been on my mind for the past week. The urge is strong. I can’t seem to stop it.

I believe that is what God feels like for His children. That urge is very strong. Our Creator is compelled to reach us. So compelled that He sent His Only Son to come to earth, to reveal Himself in the flesh for us. The Incarnation. Wow. I know somewhat of how He feels.

Revealing Himself took effort, planning and pain. But His love is that much. He cares for us that much.

God knew the result of His efforts. He knew what pain would be endured but He did it anyway. God loves us that much.

We only know something of this love. Our love for our family and friends, our human love, is only that – human love. God’s love is divine. Divine Love – is all encompassing. God goes to battle over us. God wants us.

Do you see that? Do you see how much God loves you?


God’s love is so strong, He was compelled to come to earth to show Himself to us.

God’s love is so strong, He sent Jesus as a Babe to live among us; to die for us; to bring us home.

Today is Sunday Stillness.

Today you can reach for the “Fountain of life” that has been given to us through Jesus. Will you reach out today? Will you question Jesus? Will you ask Him to show Himself to you? That’s all it takes.

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 Sharing His Beauty

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The Weekend Brew


Wednesday’s Word – Trust

In Wednesday’s Word I hope that we can spread His Word around the world one word at a time. Please link below with your thoughts from God. Or leave them in the comment section with your link.

There are times my mind screams why God? Then in the next instant He shows me – why.

This past week a friend lost her husband suddenly. All of this seemed unreal. My husband and I had just met them. We were planning on getting together again but plans kept changing and then poof – he was gone.

But what I did see was God in action – in a family of faith. Continue reading

LIGHT – Five Minute Fridays



Sunlight on the flowers

As I sit and look out at the Arizona cloudless sky I remember why we decided to spend the winter months here – sunshine. This part of the state has so much sunshine – almost every day. It is an historic moment, well at least the weather forecasters get excited, when they see clouds in the future – there MIGHT be rain. And that makes them excited.

I have noticed something very interesting down here – everyone is friendly at the stores – really friendly. Smiles, “how are you?”, “Can I help you?” and they go out of their way to show that they really like us here. In our gated park we wave at everyone, stop to talk, and generally smile all the time.

I can attribute that to the sunshine – we are getting lots of it.

That’s why there is so much talk about Vitamin D. Are we getting enough in the northern parts of the country? We have many dark dreary days up north.

So if light means so much I can understand more of Revelation – there will be LIGHT all the time in Heaven – not from the sun but from the SON. God’s light will shine all the time and we will no longer be in darkness. I like that.

In the meantime whether I am in the north or the south I think looking to the Son is the most important job I have. He can light up my day no matter where I am, and whatever circumstances I am in He lifts my spirits. That is the LIGHT that I will continue to look to.


Time’s up.

My five minutes are up. What do you think of when you hear the word – LIGHT?

If you want to join The Gypsy Mama in her Five Minute Fridays read below.

Here are the rules:

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to run when we were kids.

On Fridays we write like we believe we can fly. Won’t you join us? (<—Tweet this!)

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.