Monday, April 16, 2018

Joyful in the Glory and Beauty ~

"Let the saints be joyful in glory;
Let them sing aloud on their beds.
*Psalm 149:5-6*

My husband and I drove an hour from our home to take 
Cherry Delight to her personal mechanic for her 1st check-up and oil change.
You can read all about Cherry Delight  here.
The blooms on this cherry tree near our mechanics shop 
were absolutely stunning not to mention their fragrance!
We live at a higher elevation making it hard for certain fruit trees to grow,
so I am always in awe of their glory and beauty when I see them.
Aren't they magnificent!?
Of course photo's never do justice, (especially when using a cell phone) do they?

Last week I was reading in the book of Psalms and was reminded through this verse
that we should praise God ~ ALWAYS ~
When we wake up in the morning, at noon and in the evening.
Habits are easy enough to form, so why not form a habit
of thanking and praising God as soon as we wake up each morning.
When we quote the Scriptures and give praise to God
while we are still lying in our comfy cozy beds, it prepares us 
by implanting in our minds words for a positive attitude
and outlook to meet what may come in our daily lives.
Why not begin our day with joy and glory in our hearts?
We can worship and praise God for the promises found in His Word
and for all He has done and is doing in our lives?
Our worshipful hearts pointed towards our most Holy and Righteous God,
will draw us closer to His Precious side.
I know Satan would love to defeat us from the onset of our day,
but we can choose to not be defeated as we put on the garment of praise
and tbanksgiving when we sing for joy upon our beds before we 
allow the negativity of this world to enter into our minds.
Begin tomorrow morning dear followers ~ try not to roll out of your bed until
you have first sung for joy with a heart of praise and thanksgiving.
That little bit of extra time you will take in doing so
will make all the difference in your heart attitude.
God's love and faithfulness will motivate and enable
you to walk in a way that honors Him.


"Praise ye the Lord.
Sing unto the Lord a new song and his praise
in the congregation of saints."
*Psalm 149: 1*

   Be Joyful!
~ Debbie ~

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hello and Welcome Spring!

Can it be!
Is it me?
Did I say...Welcome Spring?
Yes, this is Spring in the Rocky Mountains.
Hello Dear friends and faithful followers and a BIG hello to those of you
whom have followed me while I was off line ~ Thank You!
As of April 2 it has been 9 months since mom's heart attack
and life changing events for her and her family.
I'm here to tell you that mom is doing amazingly well!
As of March, she is now back in her own home enjoying her independence 
with a little bit of private care, which gives us, her family, peace of mind.
God certainly had His hand upon her and brought her through a lot
and He's not finished with her yet.
"For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
*Ephesians 2:10*
"And let us not grow weary in well doing; for in due season
we shall reap, if we faint not."
*Galatians 6:9*
This verse in Galatians speaks to us about sowing the seed (the Word of God)
and leaving the harvest up to God.
While in the hospital, rehab center, waiting rooms and the like, 
there were multiple opportunities for sharing Christ and His amazing grace.
No matter what the circumstances may be that we are facing,
there is always opportunity for us to sow seeds in the lives around us.
I love to sing His praises of the great things He has done, 
and great things He has certainly done!
Over these past 9 months God has gently shown me that
through every circumstance we were going through with mom
I could enjoy the waiting game with a positive, joyful outlook.
It's so easy for us to become inpatient wanting things to happen RIGHT NOW!
But God's perfect work takes time and requires us to remain patient
and look to the provision of our Heavenly Father.
God was not only working on His masterpiece (mom),
but He was also working on each individual life within her family
and He is still working through His perfect timetable.
God was, and continues, to work with care and love
creating something beautiful out of our lives.
Friends, may we not grow weary or become impatient with God
as He ever so gently molds us into His likeness,
through each and every circumstance we individually face.
We can go through each day knowing our God is Good
and He knows exactly what He is doing.
And for that, we can be THANKFUL!
The photo's I have shared seem gloomy, but in the gloom there is beauty. 
Find the beauty in your every day circumstances
and sing forth His joy.

"My heart is fixed oh God, my heart is fixed,
I will sing and give praise."
*Psalm 57:7*

~ Debbie ~

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