Hope Rising

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A place of surrender...

I find myself praying this prayer over and over each day:

Lord, 
You are good, 
and I trust You.

 
Because He is  good, I trust Him.

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We trust, not because A god exists,
but because THIS God exists. 
C.S. Lewis

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"... the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him."
Psalm 32:10 (NIV)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Remaining Faithful

We have the idea that we ought to shield ourselves from some of the things God brings around us. May it never be! It is God who engineers our circumstances, and whatever they may be we must see that we face them while continually abiding with Him in His temptations.  They are His temptations, not temptations to us, but temptations to the life of the Son of God in us. Jesus Christ's honor is at stake in our bodily lives.  Are we remaining faithful to the Son of God in everything that attacks His life in us?

Are you going on with Jesus?  The way goes through Gethsemane...the way is lonely and goes on until there is no longer even a trace of a footprint to follow--but only the voice saying, "Follow Me" (Matt. 4:19).
~Oswald Chambers
My Utmost, September 19 reading

Friday, September 16, 2011

:D

Found this picture on Pinterest--I literally still have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 
:)


You are the source of my strength, You are the strength of my life

 

Total Praise

Lord, I will lift my eyes to the hills
Knowing my help is coming from You
Your peace you give me,
In time of the storm.
You are the source of my strength,
You are the strength of my life.
I lift my hands in total praise to you.
Lord, I will lift my eyes to the hills
Knowing my help is coming from You.
Your peace you give me,
In times of the storm
You are the source of my strength,
You are the strength of my life.
I lift my hands in total praise to you.

Words and Music by Richard Smallwood
1996 Universal (Admin. by Harry Fox)


This song means so much to me...it's what's currently on repeat around our house.  Praising Him today!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The tooth fairy comes to visit....

My "baby" lost his first tooth last night! I saw this idea on Pinterest just last month, and he enjoyed it so much...

Mini letter and gift from the Tooth Fairy
Opening the letter

All smiles!
Our new picture face--gotta see that gap! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The pause in the song is a rest...

God's grammar lesson: Don't put a period where I have a comma.  I have a plan for every life I create.
(thoughts from Sheri Rose Shepherd)

The Bend in the Road

…And together we stand at life’s crossroads
And view what we think is the end
But God has a much bigger vision
And He tells us it’s only a bend.

For the road goes on and is smoother,
And the pause in the song is a rest.
And the part that’s unsung and unfinished
Is the sweetest and richest and best.

So rest and relax and grow stronger.
Let go and let God share your load,
Your work is not finished or ended,
You’ve just come to a bend in the road.

~Helen Steiner Rice