Devotional ~ 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

It has been a crazy busy week. Actually it’s been a crazy past few months, but that’s for another post. Oh, but God is so good. Remember no matter what you face, you cannot be crushed, you are not in despair, you are not forsaken nor destroyed. You are loved! And you are under the covering of the Father, who watches over you and is there for you when you call out to Him. Have a blessed weekend filled with joy, peace, and comfort. God bless you! ❤️🙏

One Thing I Have Desired…

Greetings! To dwell in the house of the LORD, now that’s the place to be. That’s where I want to be. Can you imagine what it will be like? To be able to see Him face to face and ask Him anything? Just to be in His presence. I can’t help but to wonder who will be more excited when that time comes. Have a blessed and joyful day. Praying for you and your loved ones. 🙏❤️

God Knows Best

Greetings! I don’t know about you, but its been a crazy week. My first week back at an old job. I never thought I’d go back to it but sometimes God takes us to places we never thought we’d be at. So what does all that have to do with today’s devotional? 🤔 Trust God. Sometimes He takes us down a path that may leave us wondering if we’re in the right place but He sees the bigger picture and knows exactly what He is doing. His strength is yours and He will get you to the other side if you trust in Him. Have an awesome day! Remember, you are precious in God’s eyes, and He sees you through the eyes of a love so deep that it’s beyond our comprehension. Trust that He knows what is best for you. God bless!

Happy New Year!

Wow, I can’t believe we are at the start of a new year. Where has the time flown? How did 2021 treat you? And how has it helped you to grow? As I look back, I see where God has nudged me throughout the year, preparing me for something new and I am excited to see what He has in store for me in 2022. So I thought I would share some highlights from 2021. I would love to hear from you if you would like to share insights on what God doing in your life.

2021 Highlights

~I moved my text devotionals that I have been doing for over fourteen years to my blog. Although, I must confess I need to work on that. I’ll go ahead and prepare you by saying, if the devotionals sound like I’m talking to family, I am, because I consider anyone who visits my blog, family. November and December had me fairly busy with painting, creating Christmas cards and such.

~Speaking of painting, I am painting more, focusing on smaller sized paintings and cards. I joined two Patreon channels to get more hands-on teaching. I’m learning a lot through the people I follow, how to shadow, mix colors, and paint things that I never thought I could paint. Animals are the theme right now. We moved from dogs to cats. Now that ought to be fun. 🙂

One of our water color challenges.

~During my vacation back in November (I really took one!), I developed a new devotional method that has me spending more time in His Word. I had to do some readjusting when I started back to work, but it has really helped me to grow closer to the Lord and I am excited to see what He has for me in the coming months.

As we ended our year and started the new year, we took a family trip and went to see my husband’s mom. She was diagnosed with dementia the year before last, still in the early stages so for the most part with medication she knew her family. Recently, however, she took a turn and the doctors have given her three and a half months to live. She doesn’t always remember names and will sometimes ask who someone is. My husband has been traveling more often to see her so when we decided to take the family trip to visit her, he prepared us for what to expect. When we first saw her, it was almost as though she were expecting us. She had moments of clarity where she seemed to recognize my husband, and then confusion would set in. But our trip turned out to be a good visit. She enjoyed seeing all of us. But she really enjoyed seeing Lucy, as did the other residents at the assisted living facility. Lucy, though she isn’t trained, did really well with all of the residents that wanted to touch her. She simply stood patiently next to their chair and let them pet her.

Lucy

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Peace, a future, and a hope. These are the things the Lord has for us and His love is wrapped around it for us. So let’s journey together into 2022 looking for what the Lord has for us. Peace, a future, and a hope. When I think about these things, my heart swells with joy, as I take in the love He has for me and you. God bless!

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