Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thankfulness during the Easter Season

Hebrews 12:28-29 New Living Translation (NLT)

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.

Psalm 19:1 NLT

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 New International Version (NIV)

...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Moving requires physically touching every single thing you own and packing it. After you move, you physically touch every single thing again as you unpack it.

Some items bring back sweet memories of loved ones. Placing pictures on tables also reminds me how blessed I am with family and friends to love. Most of all this journey shows me how blessed I am, and I am thankful to God.


It's not November, but I am reminded to be thankful for all God has done for me, for all of his blessings and for his love.








2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

While I reflected on being thankful, I was reminded to be thankful for the most amazing gift of all. Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for us.

John 11:25 NIV
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

1 Peter 1:2-4 tells us,
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you...


Let's focus on Jesus in the days ahead and remember to be thankful for the greatest gift of all. As Peter said in 1 Peter 1, "Grace and peace be yours in abundance."

Monday, March 20, 2017

Walking in Charleston

In the two weeks I've been living in South Carolina, I've mostly unpacked and gotten organized. I'm not completely settled yet, but Tim had a conference in Charleston, SC and I tagged along.

We arrived early in the afternoon and grabbed lunch before walking from our hotel to The Battery. It is a seawall at the southern tip of Charleston. At this point the Ashley River meets the Cooper River. The streets are full of antebellum homes. Tim and I enjoy studying the architecture of the homes and imagine the history. We often dream of what it'd be like to live in different cities and towns, but now that I've moved I don't plan to move again. (I know, never say never.)

Today, I'd like to share a few of the pictures I took during my walks.



The pineapple fountain is beautiful. And the way palm trees are planted among other trees is amazing.

I think Charleston is a great place to visit if you enjoy history, beautiful homes, delicious food, and great scenery.

If you've been to Charleston, do you have a favorite place to visit?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Join Me in a Blog Hop Giveaway

This weekend my good friend, Janet Ferguson, included me in a blog hop. Please come join us. It's a great way to win my novella, In Focus, and meet some of my friends.



The blog hop starts at Reading is my Superpower hosted by Carrie. Here's a little bit about Carrie, and sweet lady from Nicholasville, KY. That's right, my old stomping ground.

Avid Reader. Book Reviewer. Story Addict. KissingBooks Fan. Book Boyfriend Collector. ESOL Teacher. Cool Aunt. I love Jesus and THE Story a whole lot.

So, come meet my good friends and critique partners Janet Ferguson, Misty Beller and LeAnne Bristow at Reading is My Superpower.

http://readingismysuperpower.org/2017/03/11/writing-team-sport-blog-hop-giveaway/

Friday, March 10, 2017

Believe

Psalm 27:13-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 [a]I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the Lord.

Friends, you've been on this journey with me since Tim took a job in South Carolina. I remained in Kentucky until our house sold. There were so many times I asked God to bring us a buyer, but then I turned my desires over to God because I know His timing is perfect.

My word for 2017 is believe. I believe in God's goodness and grace. I believe God. So I waited. It wasn't always easy, but I waited and believed. And now I'm in South Carolina. I've been here a week, and it's been crazy busy. But it is good.

I'll continue to focus on the word believed this year because I believe all good things come from God.

What about you?