Think on Things that Are True. Right, And Praiseworthy…


5C6CB669-9C5C-4C28-A1B2-C4E07C031B69-223x300” ..Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right…think about such things.. and the God of peace will be with you..”

Phil 4 8-9

With so much constant input in our lives, this truth helps me so much!  When, suddenly, out of the blue, I am faced with a problem, or decision, this truth calms my spirit, and reminds me to think the best of people, first!

Father, thank you so much that you always think the best of us first. That your spirit bleeds into us the gentle desire to do the same with our brothers and sisters. When we are faced with distractions, may we see ourselves in You.  That  “..While we were yet sinners, You died for us..”  Thank you that you saw, and see the best in us no matter what other’s see.

Romans 5:8

You know our hearts, and the very reasons from our core that we sometimes fail… Love, hope, and acceptance is Your gift of love that bleeds into the very core of our souls.  Father, we are so humbled by your heart piercing love for each one of us, and pray that today, we would be reminded to let your great example of goodness be extended through us as we let your loving kindness be our guide.  And when we are faced with a bad situation that we cannot or should not change, may we be reminded that you are covering and drawing us to yourself, that You are our God of peace..

Thank you for your great compassion,

In Jesus name, Amen..

Thanking God for what is good,


Live in Love :)



No Eye Has Seen. No Ear Has Heard….

sunrise-beach“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him..”

1 Corin 2:9

What a beautiful truth to wake up to!

Dear Heavenly Father, We love you. How beautiful you are… We come before you this new day excited to know you better.  Please penetrate our hearts, and help us to believe the amazing things that you have prepared for us.  May we remember that we are loved by You because of grace and grace alone. There is nothing we can do to make you love us more.. Today as we wake up and head out for our day, may your face shine upon us and in return may that put a smile on our face, and lighten our hearts…

Nu  6:25

In Jesus Name, Amen

    Rejoicing, with you, in His grace,


Ps Enjoy this song by Third Day :)  Good Morning.. Forgot to add this link..

Super great song by Third day :)

Live In Love…



There is Always, Always, Always.. Something I Need To. Want to. Have to…


horse-racing-4“Better is one day in Your courts, than a thousand elsewhere..”

Psalm 84:10

There is always, always, always, something I need to do, have to do, should do, or want to do… Always.. Right?

I find that the first few thoughts before getting out of bed in the morning are for sure going to set the pace for my entire day… When I let these thoughts run rapid… I’m doomed!  If you know what I mean?  My heart starts racing, and stress starts to creep in… it’s like I’m one of those horses waiting for the shoot to open at the Kentucky Derby… and the second I put my feet on the floor..I’m off!


If you can relate to this, I’m so sorry for us!  ha ha ha

When I think about being in His Courts, I imagine a beautiful court-yard, ivy growing, lush green grass, flowers.. the sound of flowing water.. my heart slowly turns toward the stillness of nature, of soaking in the tranquility of who God is, and the amazing beauty He has authored all around us. From the mountains and the oceans, to the birds and butterflies, the beautiful simplicity of the world’s landscape,my heart begins to quiet down, and I am drawn to His presence…

In saying all of that, it my prayer for us that our first few thoughts in the morning will be turned toward God’s majesty… To whisper a prayer of thanks to Him for this new day, and for the opportunity to start fresh… leaving all of the have to, need to, want to’s at His feet, and asking Him to guide our steps.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you so much for another new and beautiful day.  May we know you are walking with us, guiding us, and very much aware of all the pressures pulling at our heart and day.. May we seek Your presence above all else, trusting You as You guide and protect our path. Help us to be still in you presence, and enjoy your peace that surpasses all understanding..

Php 4:7

We love You, and need You…

In Jesus Name, Amen!

God Bless you,

Dear Friend,


Live In Love :)

We will not be covered in shame. Sigh…. Let that sink in for a minute.


7996524604_598a07c324_z“Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame..”

Psalm 34:5

How refreshing is that!  When we look to God for our hope, we actually glow of His radiance…  No matter what we are going through, we are safe in God’s presence.

We will not be covered in shame…sigh…. let that sink in for a minute.

We can’t please everybody, and the good news is we don’t have to! How beautifully freeing is that :)  God’s purpose, and hope for our lives is that we would know Him, seek Him… trust in Him alone.   The Bible says… ” I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future..”  Jeremiah 29:11

Before I let God into my heart and my life, the feelings of hopelessness, people pleasing, running from one emotion to another kept me very, very busy, but definitely not living!  When I opened my heart to Jesus, the word quietly slipped away… Pleasing God, and living a life beautiful in His eyes has replaced my tendency to look beyond what I can handle, and focus on what is real.  God wants to love you!

Dear Heavenly Father, How I want to trust you more, know you more… Please, will you fill me with who you are, I can be so burdened by past mistakes, injustices, people pleasing.. Will you please come into my heart, forgive me of the things large and small that I cannot change, and replace these thoughts with your love and goodness.  I am your daughter, The daughter of the King most High. Dear God, help me to know how beautiful I am to you.

I love you,

My Dear Friend,

In Jesus, Holy Name..



Live In Love :)

Is there something, in your life, that keeps tugging at your heart?

little-girl-holding-heart“She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched the fringe of His robe.  For she thought to herself,

If I could just touch His clothing, I will be healed…. The frightened woman, came and fell at His feet and told Him what she had done…And He said to her,

Daughter, your faith has healed you, go in peace..”

Mark 5: 27-34

Is there something in your life that keeps tugging at your heart…?

When I read these words the first thing that strikes me is “She came up behind Him..” I can so completely relate to that!  Oh, Dear Friend, when something we have done, said, or contrived is tugging at our heart-strings how I pray we would have the courage to go to Him immediately…even if we quietly go behind him, reach out and say… “Forgive me…”

Dear Heavenly Father,  Thank you for this sweet womans courage to reach out… How I pray we too would be drawn to wanting your healing in our lives, and hearts. Especially when we have just done something that, we know, has hurt someone else or even ourselves… May your loving kindness cleanse our thoughts and rule our hearts :)  Give us the courage and strength to be kind, and the desire to want to be beautiful in Your eyes…

Thanking you for your amazing examples of love.

In Jesus name,


Live In Love :)

“I will uphold you with My righteous right hand..”


jesus“I will uphold you with My righteous right hand..”

Isaiah 41: 9-10

I love this picture. It’s the perfect representation of His love. To know that we are not alone.  To know that we are fully, truly and wholly loved is one the most precious desires God has written on our hearts…People are going to let us down, and we are going to let other’s down.  Pain and heartbreak seem to be inevitable.

I pray our sadness will draw us to open our hands wide, close our eyes, and let that desire of love be filled entirely and completely with who God is.. Your Father, friend, and redeemer…

Heavenly Father, how we need your tender love and compassion in our lives. Help us to understand that you are on our side, drawing us to you… wanting to hold us, and comfort us. Thank you for knowing our every pain, and coming alongside of us with your comfort and strength. Thank you that you do not condemn or judge us…That we are safe in your presence.

Romans 8:1

Your word says, ” I have chosen you and have not rejected you, so do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you.  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand..”  Isaiah 41: 9-10

Lord, I am praying these words over our lives…may we know you have chosen to love us, and no matter what we are going through, that truth is real!  I am praying we will not fear your presence in our life,or situation, but instead we would seek you, seek your strength to help us.  Thank you for upholding us, that we do not have to do life on our own… you are with us, and you see the good in us, and that makes my heart smile.

In Jesus name,


Resting in His strength,


Live In Love




“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life..” Proverbs 13:12

I can so relate to that heart-sick feeling… that longing of hope when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.  Does someone you know need an outstretched hand of hope today?  I am praying for us to have the eyes to see our heart-sick friend, neighbor acquaintance, co-worker, grocery store clerk, just anyone in our day that might need to know we see them, and that they matter.

Dear Heavenly Father, help us to be kind, to notice a bleeding heart, and use us to encourage them, even if it’s just a smile.

We love you Jesus.


God Bless you, Sweet Friend,


Live In Love :)



Cling to What is good..


This world can be so very harsh… everyone battling for position, but deep down inside we just want to matter, to be loved, or maybe to love without fear of being hurt or rejected…

“..Cling to what is good..” Romans 12:9b

Dear Heavenly Father,  You are  good. Your love is unconditional. You breathe hope, beauty and kindness into our hearts and thoughts, and for that, we say, thank you :)  Help us to cling to you no matter what is going on around us.  That we would be a reflection of your goodness to those, like us, who want to know you more… Help us to love without fear, and morning by morning, day by day, may we be drawn into your presence seeking your beauty and grace.

In Jesus Name,


Thankful for His touch,


Live In Love :)

Lord, May My Words be Kind….

 small things with great love  “May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14.

As I read these sweet words, His love and goodness fills my heart, and beckons me to want to want to be a better person… Oh Sweet Friend, How I am praying for us that

Love will win today…

Dear Heavenly Father, Help us to shine of your love and tenderness to those in our day…especially to the hurting and downcast. Lord, may our words be kind, and thoughts be focused on your beauty and grace.  Thank you so much for being our rock, our redeemer and the lover of our soul.. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Happy Valentines Day,



Live In Love :)