God is our Refuge

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Feeling anxious and afraid?

There’s lots of places we can run when feeling troubled. We run to family and friends, to the mountains, or to snuggle with our beloved dogs and cats. All these are wonderful. But we must not forget to also run to God in prayer.

Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an every present help in trouble. Continue reading “God is our Refuge”

More Love, My New Year’s Resolution

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” –Robert Wagner

As I considered all the possible New Year’s resolutions I could make, I started feeling a bit overwhelmed. There’s so much I want to accomplish, and also improve on. Closing my eyes to pray, I asked God, “What should my New Year’s Resolution be?”

The words “more love” swirled around in my mind as I snuggled with my precious pup. To love and be loved is such a beautiful feeling! Especially when that love is unconditional. I felt like God brought me back to the basics of life, and the greatest commandment . . .

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A Thanksgiving Blessing, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! Join with me in giving God thanks by meditating on this beautiful Thanksgiving prayer/poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

We Thank Thee

by: Ralph Waldo Emerson

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee. Continue reading “A Thanksgiving Blessing, by Ralph Waldo Emerson”

Sing to the Lord

Sing to the Lord

Feeling sad or discouraged?

Life doesn’t always feel good, and singing may be the last thing on your mind. But if you’re feeling sad or discouraged today, sing to God, for He is worthy. Singing takes your focus off your troubles and places it on God- the One who loves you, cares about you, and can meet your needs. Praise is powerful and can push back the darkness. God inhabits the praises of His people! (Psalm 22:3).

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