Friday, March 27, 2009
I want my blog to not only be a place where I post my random thoughts, but a place of encouragement. Granted, I dont always have days that are filled purely with sunshine and flowers, but that's life. So you may catch a less than encouraging post here-and-there, but for the most part I try to post things that have blessed me, uplifted me or encouraged me.
So in the future, expect blog posts titled this. Life is full of ups and downs, but this particular series of posts are focusing on either the 'ups' or things that give us something to smile at when we are in the 'downs'.
Encouragement Boost- March 27:
"And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever-- the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him for He live with you and will be in you."
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Minutes turn into hours, hours turn into days and days into years. Embrace today! :)
Grandma Maria, Me (8), Johnny (6)
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Unfortunately here in the state of Maine, it doesn't arrive as soon as other states.
People in Tennessee and Kentucky are watching the temperature rise and grass will turn green and early flowers and leaves are emerging from their winter sleep in a couple short weeks.
But Maine? No... we've got a full out month or month and a half until we see green lovelies popping out on branches and bushes. That month can dump on us Mainers a nice, heavy 15 inches of snow too.
But spring will arrive and I find solace in that. The dullness of winter does a number on one's attitude and mental state of mind.
I heard a bird today! I walked out and got the mail and a familiar but long-lost sound reached my ears. A bird sang to me. It made my heart so happy.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I've been reading a very good book lately and the author of this book quotes something Rick Warren has said which I found beyond encouraging:
"Abraham was old, Jacob was insecure, Leah was unattractive, Joseph was abused, Moses stuttered, Gideon was poor, Samson was codependent, Rahad was immoral, David had an affair and all kinds of family problems, Elijah was suicidal, Jeremiah was depressed, Jonah was reluctant, Naomi was a widow, John the Baptist was eccentric to say the least, Peter was impulsive and hot-tempered, Martha worried a lot, the Samaritan women had several failed marriages, Zachaeus was unpopular, Thomas had doubts, Paul had poor health and Timothy was timid. That's quite a group of misfits, but God used each of them in His service. He will use you too."
Funny to look at it that way, huh? I've never really seen it in that light. I've known different people from the bible to be... well, human, but just seeing it at a glance like that encourages me!
Dont look at your inabilities and dwell in insecurities. Look at the Almighty God. See this call as the opportunity to watch Him work in you and through you.
If you are feeling discouraged in doing what you believe God has called you to do, take heart! there's hope.