Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Yes, this is a picture of me "breaking free"!
I'm glad this was just a fake jail cell,
but I really have been set free in a spiritual sense.
God has a lot to say about setting people free.
Here's a sampling of a few of those verses:
"In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and He answered by setting me free."
"He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free"
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free...
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."
That "Son" that sets us free and mentioned in the verse above,
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

YOU have been ELECTED!

I love the Christmas Season!
I am usually one of the first in the neighborhood to put up my decorations!
This year was no exception.

Since angels were the first to announce the birth of our Savior,
they outnumber the other types of ornaments on my tree.

I have quite a variety of them.

Most are small, and reflect light well.

But then there's the unusual,
like this one made out of shells,
brought to me by my granddaughter
after a trip to Hawaii.

Then there's this one that sits on the top of my tree.
But this is the one that stays up year round
and reminds me of Jesus' words from Matthew 24:31:
"And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
and they will gather together His elect
from the four winds,
from one end of heaven to the other."

The wonderful thing about this is,
the invitation is open to EVERY PERSON who will RSVP!
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.
 He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish,
but EVERYONE to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 

So, how do you become part of this "Elect group"?
Billy Graham has helped many thousands of people take this step.
Click HERE for information on how to have peace with God.
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"Names of God on Rocks!"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


The on-line dictionary I consulted for the meaning of DELIGHT says:
"a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture"
as its first definition. 

I found "DELIGHT" in seeing the early morning sunlight on the fog, and the interesting affect of the shadows from the tree by the neighborhood duck pond.

The loud honking of the Canada geese drew my attention away from the fog to the brilliantly blue sky overhead.
Looking farther down the pond, I saw the reason for the commotion.  

In an earlier post I shared how the swans protect their turf,
and get very aggressive in their defensiveness.
(Click HERE if you missed that post.)
Seeing the beauty of God in nature delights me.

But what is so amazing to me is that God looks at me with delight!
The Psalmist said "For the LORD takes delight in his people..."

I guess that's kind of an echo of Genesis 1:31 which says,
"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good."

Someone else paraphrased it like this:
"God didn't make any junk!"
...And that includes you and me!
So if you're discouraged or beating yourself up,
I hope this encourages you today.
The Maker of the Universe thought He did a good job when He made us,
and He DELIGHTS in us!

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Monday, December 3, 2012


Last year I got so excited when a pair of bluebirds looked at my little birdhouse
that my husband had lovingly installed on a tree trunk on our farmland.
I was afraid we had frightened them off by being too observant,
but was delighted when they CHOSE to stay and raise a family!

This past week at our residence in town we've had a pair of bluebirds
scouting out the bird house that we put up last year,
...but unfortunately it went without any tenants all summer!
It will delight me if they come back
and make this their CHOSEN home!

To be CHOSEN is such a wonderful thing!
And that's exactly what God has done -
He CHOSE  us to be His own,
to be a part of His family.

"...The LORD your God has chosen you 
to be a people for Himself, a special treasure"

"But you are a chosen generation, 
a royal priesthood, a holy nation, 
 His own special people, 
that you may proclaim the praises of Him 
who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light..."

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