Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Is God Enough?

Is God Enough?

Are you single and would like to be married? Do you feel that a husband and children would satisfy your deepest longing? While these are blessings and things you desire, they are not the most important. No ~ Jesus is. You have hope because of a relationship with Jesus. Do not ask "Can I be single for the rest of my life?" Rather "Can I be single today? Will I let God be enough for today?" This may not be your problem but maybe it is the loss of your job, being childless, wayward children, or the tragedy of a loved one passing away. Whatever it is, let God be enough for the moment.

God is not only enough


Light for Today: A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. Psalm 68:5 NIV

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010




We need hope ~ we cannot live one moment without it. Hope is more than a wish. Hope believes in the promises of God. A person full of hope is filled with thanksgiving and joy. Hope is kept alive by a daily devotion to God and regular church attendance. Hope is joyful even in the middle of the storm because it knows the sun is going to shine again!

Light for Today: I pray that God will help you overflow with hope in Him. Romans 15:13 TLB

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dear Jesus, Hold My Hand

Please dear Jesus, hold my hand.

I can't see the way ahead and I'm so weak and helpless. I'm afraid I might stumble ~ I don't want to take one step without you. Only you, my loving Savior, knows the future and what it holds for me. So please take my hand and hold it tight and lead me through the darkness.

Thank you, dear Jesus for holding my hand.

Light for Today: Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him. Job 13:15

Saturday, June 26, 2010


What are you afraid of?

the economy

your health

your children

your future

There are lots of reasons to be afraid in this world we live in today. God's message is "Don't be afraid!" Release your anxieties; let go of your fears. Did you know there are 365 verses in the Bible that tell us not to be afraid or to fear not? God provided us with one "fear not" message for every day of the year. God wants us to get the message! DO NOT BE AFRAID. We do not need to be afraid of God. He is for us, not against us. He wants the very best for us and that is what He will do for us. We must believe that. If you find yourself fearing something find a verse in the Bible that says "fear not." Together with that say a prayer and you will clobber that fear!

Light for Today: Don't worry about things ~ food, drink, and clothes. For you already have a life and a body ~ they are far more important than what to eat and wear. Look at the birds! They don't worry about what to eat ~ they don't need to sow or reap or store up food ~ for your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Matthew 6:25, 26

Friday, June 25, 2010

Plodding Along or Climbing Higher?

Do you feel like you are just plodding along? Just surviving ~ alive but not necessarily thriving? You wonder how you can gain a deeper, fuller, richer Christian life. Even though there are no "quick fixes" do not despair. A few guidelines will lead you to a steady "climbing higher."

Bible Study

Prayer & Meditation




Sometimes it takes fasting.

Even though the climb is steep, rough and takes all we've got, Jesus will help us with the "climbing higher." Every climb is worth the effort. The higher the climb the more breath taking the view. In the end we will lay our heads on Jesus' breast.

Light for Today: Even in darkness light dawns for the upright... Psalm 112:4

Thursday, June 24, 2010

We Have A Purpose

We each have a special purpose.

God gave each of us different gifts intentionally.

God enjoys watching us use these talents and abilities He gave us.

We need to be everything God created us to be.

Our life is in the hands of an unfailing God.

Light for Today: We are the clay and You are the Potter. We are all formed by Your hand. Isaiah 64:8 TLB

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Is Anything To Hard For God?

Do you face a huge mountain in

your life that seems insurmountable?

Is the river ahead so turbulent that

you feel it is impossible to cross?

Do your problems seem so difficult as though there is no solution? No matter what our predicament is or how difficult our circumstance seems to be we serve a POWERFUL God who "is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think." (Eph. 3:20) Stand still and wait on God with unwavering trust. God can remove obstacles that seem immovable to us.

Light for Today: Is anything too hard for the Lord? Genesis 18:14

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Trust in God


Are you wondering if He hears your prayers?

Are you worn out from asking?

Are you tired of doubting?

Are your knuckles red and sore from knocking on closed doors?

God never forgets.

He hears.

He sees your pain.

He's waiting for the right time.

Then your asking, seeking and knocking will be answered.

He promised.

Light for Today: Trust in the Lord with all your heart: do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5, 6

Monday, June 21, 2010

When You Smile

You'll find when you smile

your day will be brighter,

and all of your burdens

will seem lighter.

Helen Steiner Rice

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalms 34:4, 5

God loves a smiling face.

It shows thankfulness is in our hearts.

Light for Today: A radiant smile adds radiance to the day.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Of all the men in this world

who is the most worthy of praise?

The Scientist?

The Champion?

The Rich & Powerful?

The Superstar?

Or the Father who has his eyes on Jesus?

I thank God for my Christian Father.

Light for Today: The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way. Psalm 37:23

Friday, June 18, 2010

Believing Prayer

"When ye pray, believe" Mark 11:24

When you have a matter that requires definite prayer, pray till you believe God. Pray until you can thank Him for the answer. If your answer is slow in coming, do not pray for it in such a way that it is evident you are not believing for it. That type of prayer is a hindrance and when you are finished praying your faith will actually be weakened. Pray with faith!

Light for Today: Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. John 4:50

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Slow Down

It's important to slow down

and enjoy the little miracles around us...

like the petals on a flower...

or a gentle breeze on a warm summer evening.

These are little things that God uses to say how much He loves you.

Light for Today: The blessing of the Lord makes one rich. Proverbs 10:22

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunny Moments

Sunny Days

Lazy Days

and Daisy Days...

Don't you just love those kind of days?

Praying your summer is

filled with

Sunny Moments!

Light for Today: The Lord bless and keep you. Numbers 6:24 NIV

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dear Friends

No matter how we find them...


are as essential to our lives

as breathing in

and breathing out.

Light for Today: Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Philippians 1:3 NLT

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Monday, June 14, 2010

O Taste and See

There are so many goodnesses of God and many times we don't bother to distinguish them. From now on try to understand the taste of each blessing.

His mercy

His glory

His grace

His justice

Let's try to recognize the many flavors of His goodness. Then we will learn more about how amazing our God is. Let's learn to taste each blessing and savor each flavor.

Light for Today: Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Our Purpose

A flower's purpose is to bloom.

Let your purpose be to serve.

Offer Him the use of your

hands, your heart, and your mind.

Light for today: A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Important Work

We might never be famous.

Probably never make "Who's Who".

That doesn't matter.

God has given each of us,

great or small,

IMPORTANT work to do.

Light for Today: Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards. Proverbs 12:14 NLT

Friday, June 11, 2010

Meet God in the morning

Meet God first thing in the morning.

Say "Good Morning, Lord.

I Love You."

Pray and ask for guidance.

Then never will you face another

hopeless day.

Light for Today: O God, thou art my God, early will I seek Thee. Psalm 63:1 KJV

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Recipe To Share Today

Today I have a recipe to share. I can't remember where I found this one but I tried it for the first time yesterday and it is a keeper. They bake up very pretty and are nice and moist. Hope you enjoy them too.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

2 1/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)

2 eggs

1 cup milk

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (miniature is best)

In large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. In medium bowl, whisk together butter, peanut butter, eggs and milk until smooth. If the peanut butter is in clumps within the liquid that is fine, it works out in the end. Pour liquid mixture into flour mixture and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. In paper lined muffin tins fill 2/3 full. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 17-20 minutes.

Light for Today: To love and beloved is to feel the sun from both sides. David Viscott

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pauses that Refresh

Pauses are empty moments waiting to be filled. Moments are opportunities. May God give us the wisdom to seize each moment today, to pause and fill that moment with something lastingly good.

Pauses That Refresh

family going to church

young wife encouraging her weary husband

sending a card to a lonely person

bowing your head in prayer

taking a casserole to a busy mother

smiling at those you meet

giving a hug

reading your Bible

Light for Today: And as for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good. 2 Thess. 3:13 NLT

Tuesday, June 8, 2010



Love can be tiring, absolutely exhausting. The kind of love that makes a difference in the world will zap everything out of you. That is the kind of love God expects of us! You don't have that kind of love? Do you know how to get it? Start by letting God love you. When you're tired, worn out, and don't feel like showing love to anyone remember God loved you so much He sent His son to die for YOU!

Light for Today: Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. ! Cor. 13:7 NLT

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Monday, June 7, 2010

God Guide Me

God Guide Me Today

All I need to do

is to silently pray ~

"God, help me and guide me

and go with me today."

Helen Steiner Rice

Keep God as your constant companion.

Light for Today: He will teach the ways that are right and best to those who humbly turn to Him. Psalm 25:9 LB

Sunday, June 6, 2010

God's Faithfulness


(I love Marigolds!)

Lovely flowers show us God's faithfulness.

Light for Today: And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you... Matthew 6:30

Friday, June 4, 2010

Jesus ~ My Best Friend


My Creator

My Master

My Savior

My Healer

My Help

My Strength

My Most Wonderful Best Friend

Light for Today: Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John. 15:13

What does your heart reflect?

What Does Your Heart Reflect?

Does it reflect the love you have for Christ or the bitterness of past hurts? Do you find yourself saying things you didn't want to say? Do you find yourself with a bad attitude? God knows and you know how hard you are trying but others don't. They see what they see and hear what they hear.

Lord, I pray that my heart will reflect you instead.

Light for Today: As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man. Proverbs 27:15 NIV

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Trusting God

Trusting God In The Dark

I'm not afraid of the dark.


If it's not tooo dark.

What if trials come thick and fast, fears threaten, and the way looks dark indeed? It is much easier to trust when the sun is shining brightly on the path or at least if things aren't too dark. Faith is not exercised much when everything goes our way. God wants us to trust Him in the darkest night.

When tempted thus to fret and fear,

pray hard and trust that God is near.

Light for Today: ...I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord is my strength and song...Isaiah 12:2

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sunny Days


reflect the light God brings us.

Light for Today: Jesus said to the people, "I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path. John 8:12 LB

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Things That Make Me Smile



My dog's wagging tail


Decorated cookies

A phone call from my friend


Emails from online friends

Air conditioning


Farmer's Market

That God gave someone the

idea to make chocolate!!

Light for Today: Thank you, God for everything...The big things and the small...For "every good gift comes from God"...The Giver of them all. Helen Steiner Rice


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