Sunday, April 22, 2012

Always Enough

I felt the ache of emptiness this world could not relieve
My heart has lived in poverty that no one else could see
Until I found the sweet restoring stream that changed my life
He called to me, ‘Come and Drink’ and my need was satisfied

Tomorrow I could rise to find that everything has changed
This way of faith could take me to some unexpected place
But in all the twists and turns of life I’m sure of this one thing
Where the road seems so uncertain my God will go with me

My God will always be enough for the longings of my soul
He alone can fill my cup till my spirit overflows
From a well of living water He renews me with His love
My God will always be enough

Song: ‘My God Will Always Be Enough’
Words and music by Kevin Stokes
Recorded by Karen Peck

Linking to ‘Think On These Things’
 With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sing Praise

Come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
For the Lord is a great God,
a great King above all gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the mightiest mountains.
The sea belongs to him, for he made it.
His hands formed the dry land, too.
Come, let us worship and bow down.
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Psalm 95:1-6

Today I'm joining 'Think on These Things' with my dear blog friend, Lorraine, at 'With A Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart'.  Click on the name of her blog or on box below to visit her blog.

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Quiet Place Of Rest

Two years ago ladies from our church had a weekend retreat in a beautiful, quiet place in the woods, beside a rippling river.  I shared about that retreat here and here.  This afternoon I will drive to this place once again.  To have time with gals from our church – to deepen friendships – and to begin some that are new.  This evening will be a casual, relaxing time to enjoy just being together in a big forest cabin.  Tomorrow one of my friends from our church will share from her heart and I will lead worship at two sessions – morning and afternoon.  P5075577Prayers are appreciated.  We each need this time away from the duties of daily life.  Time to reflect, renew and recharge our ‘batteries’ before we return home again.P5075585

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The News We’ve Waited To Hear

We are SO excited here at our house.  Over-the-moon thrilled.  Our whole family is buzzing about the news.  The smiles on our faces won’t go away! 

A few weeks ago I shared here that we are going to have another grandbaby in August.  Our son and daughter-in-law are expecting baby number four.  They have three of the most wonderful boys and we’ve waited to hear what God has chosen for them – and for us – this time.  Yesterday we found out that this sweet baby is
A GIRL!!!!!!
This is the news we all hoped to hear!  We wanted a healthy baby, for sure. That's what we prayed for.  She and her mommy are healthy and doing great.  Baby - GirlI’ve got to get busy – time's a wasting!  There are things I want to make for her.  And things I need to do.  Time to get my knitting needles and crochet hooks out again.  Time for my sewing machine to go into high gear.  There are things I want to do with her when she's grown a bit.  Little china teacups will need to be taken down from the cupboard and dusted off, ready for little fingers to hold so we can have tea.  There will be books to read and songs to sing.  Ruffly, pink, happy thoughts just keep running around through my mind today!  Pink MonkeyEight grandchildren!  Is it true?  Can this be real?  Yes, it’s true!  Our daughter has three girls and a boy – now our son will have three boys and a girl. 

Eight hearts to hold in ours.  To love.  And treasure.
Eight special smiles.  And giggles.  And laughter.
Eight voices to tell tales.  And share hopes and dreams.  

We are so blessed.  More than we ever believed possible.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Faith makes us sure of what we hope for
and gives us proof of what we cannot see.
Hebrews 11:1