Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Masters Puzzle...

Raindrops stung my face as I walked along, canvassing bag slung over my shoulder, trying my best to  keep books and shoes dry... Every once in a while a foot splashed into an unseen puddle. It had been one of those trying days for a canvasser. Low book sales, and seemingly no real special meetings. As I walked from door to door, I started to sing to keep up my courage.. Of Heaven and homesickness for that unknown land. As I tried to frame a picture in my mind of what it would be like to sit at the feet of Jesus and look into His face, tears threatened to escape their borders. Shaking my head as if to come back into reality, I asked for the strength to smile.

I wondered why God  hadn't seen fit to answer my prayers earlier that morning. I had prayed for a special day. After-all, it was my last day Canvassing, so why  did today have to be so hard?  I had prayed for a certain Book goal, and I hadn't even sold a third of what I asked for... In fact it was my lowest day of the whole program!

But perhaps not the lowest day after all.... Just in another way. Let me tell you why.

After the man gave me a cup full of change for a little Steps to Christ , and  another what money he could spare for a Great controversy, I remembered that God sees the big picture. And though He hadn't seen best to answer my prayer that day in the way I thought He should, He had an even better plan, of which perhaps  I won't understand till eternity. And at the thought, I couldn't help but smile, as I continued down my long, wet street.

My mind wandered back to a Sabbath not long ago, sitting in Church with my little brother perched on my lap, putting a puzzle together of Daniel in the lions den. He was tired, and a little cranky. As I handed him each puzzle piece, he put it in its proper place. But there was one piece he was sure went in this particular place, and so kept shoving it in, only to find again that it didn't work. As I gently tried to show  him it was upside down, it just seemed to frustrate him more! Finally, he let me show him, and then he understood...

And that made me think of how many times I try to fit a giant-life sized puzzle piece in a particular way... and it just doesn't work... even though it seems like it should go this way.  And then my patient, all knowing Father takes it from my hand, and shows me gently it was "upside down" from the beautiful picture He's had in mind all along. And only when I give that giant puzzle piece into His hand, can the picture be complete in all its glory.


Ever since I was little I've always struggled with a certain concept. How could God love me sooo much? I can remember as a little girl laying out on the grass, looking up into the sky, feeling like He was so far away, and wondering what He was like... wondering if He could see me there, and  how much He really loved me.

The more I strive to know Him, the more I begin to understand His love. And the more I learn to trust Him, the more I've learned to surrender it all to His hands.. even those things I used to labor over, but realized it was all upside down according to the masterpiece He had in mind. It's honestly awesome to put it in His hands and watch and wait for the picture to unfold in His way!

This statement of His love even still continues to blow my mind though, and perhaps  I will never fully understand. I can see Him smiling at my innocent weak comprehension!

"The relations between God and each soul are as distinct and full as though there were not another soul upon the earth to share His watchcare." Steps to Christ p. 100

Yeah, so is it just me, or is this a thought that stretches your brain too?

Simply amazing...

Why did I ever think I couldn't trust Him?




Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Miracle Of His Transforming Hands..


The Summer is over and gone. The flowers fade, and bend there heavy faces to the earth, as their seeds fall, to be buried into the tilled under, brown earth, to spring forth to life again next year.



The harvest is here.

And as we harvest the potatoes, the carrots, the last of the tomatoes, and the prized pumpkin, my heart stands in awe and wonder, as I ponder this miracle.




It seems like just yesterday, I was running around, barefoot, in the freshly tilled dirt of spring, casting those tiny seeds into the little furrows of dirt. Little hands helping too, casting seeds here and there, causing little forests of carrot tops to poke from the ground.



How can a tiny seed, cast into this brown dirt, grow into a beautiful sturdy plant that brings forth an abundant harvest? Who makes the seed sprout? What makes it grow, and bud? Who causes the rain to moisten it's tiny heart? Who gives it life?



A soul might wonder at this. And I did.

But an even greater wonder is this-

Who can change the lepers spots? Who can change a heart of flesh from a heart of stone? Who can cause the blind to see, the lame to walk? Who can create the miracle of life from the barren dirty dirt? And Why?


The answer is this-

God.

Its all a miracle from His hands.

It's all because of a love and power no Human tongue can explain, comprehend, or imitate, no matter how hard they may try.

Oh let the world wonder at the miracle of transformation made in our hearts...





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Essence of the Gospel

Sometimes inspiration comes to me at some of the strangest times..

Like this morning, it was while taking a shower! =)

The question came to my mind, 'What is the essence of the Gospel?' I mean, there are so many things that a Christian is to do..

A good prayer life. Spending time in His word. Service to others. High standards. A life full of Faith. Choosing Godly friends. Good Stewardship. Rooting out bad habits. Keeping our thoughts pure.. and the list goes on.

But what is the root of all this?

Its almost like the angels smiled at my question.

As I lathered the shampoo into my hair, the answers came in like a flood.

This is the essence of the Gospel:

TO KNOW GOD.

That's simply it.

And the rest will follow automatically!

"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."  -John 17:3



He alone can show us how to do the rest. When we try to live this life on our own, we will stumble and fall until we can't see the light of hope at all.

Do we know this God, the only true God?

Or is it the gods of this world that are known to us?

He's not just there to be that all powerful God, He longs with more hearts desire than we can ever know, to simply be our friend.

How about we stop, look up, and listen?

He's waiting even now.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Anniversary With Jesus.

This journey with Jesus, has been so much better than I could have ever dreamed of, back then as an innocent 11 year old.  He has led me faithfully through the valleys, always showing this stubborn girl, who think she can handle it herself, that really He has everything in control, and can do a much better job handling things than me!  He has showed me, that those many things that I thought I had to have for happiness, really only bring me tears.  And even though as they are one by one torn from my heart, and I cry out in pain, “Why”, He has been (and still is) showing me that all I need, to poses that deep happiness and pleasure in life, is Him and Him alone.  He has faithfully guided my feet, and still continues, as I learn to walk by His side with the growing faith,  that He knows where He’s going.


Today is my anniversary with Jesus. I’ve been committed to Him for 10 happy years. It’s been a long beautiful, and hard battle. But as I look back on the years, all I can do is smile! His patience is beyond my comprehension! His love is more beautiful than this stammering tongue can convey. He is becoming my all. My reason for living. My joy. My purpose is being found in Him alone.  So often He calls this heart to stand still before Him in awe of His power and majesty. That He is my God.. But yet he wants to be my friend. Everything about Him just amazes me! 

Perhaps you are chasing broken dreams, and are tired of what the world has to offer. My friend, He has so much to offer. I mean really! More than we could ever dream of! Try Him! He is faithful who has promised.. 

"Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

I commit to Him afresh. And thank Him for His mercy. And His grace.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Love Counteth Not The Cost..


Love counteth not the cost.

Let me make those profound words a little more fathomable. 

You see, it's like this:

When Jacob fell in love with Rachel, those 7 years of hard labor to claim her for his own seemed as nothing. Even when he had to work on for another 7 whole years to earn the hand of the one he loved. 

"And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her."  Gen. 29:20

For Jacob, Love counted not the cost.

When the people of Esther's kin were doomed to death, and she, being the queen in the kingdom couldn't think of doing nothing, when she loved her God, and her dear people so. 

"..and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish."  Esther 4:16

To Esther, Love counted not the cost.

And on down through the ages. The song of the martyrs as the flames climbed their way to still the voice of the dear, loyal christian. For them, the love of the truth, and their God they held more dear than life itself. 

Yes, for them also, Love counted not the cost.

For the one who looked with broken heart upon the ones He created, so full of sin and misery. He asked what could be done to redeem them to Himself.. and said I will Go. Bowed with the deepest grief on that darkest night in history, in that lonesome garden. Then hung upon that cruel cross, His arms outstretched to  the world that hated Him. Oh, tis' here is love indeed! Here we see Love in it's fullest.
At the foot of the cross.

"...who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross.." Hebrews 12:2 

For Jesus, Love counted not the cost.
  
Dear Heart, are you greater than these, that you might count the cost, for love to your brethren and to your God?

Oh that we might say these words with the apostle Paul...

"..I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved."  2 Corinthians 12:15

For us now, will we for Love count the cost?

"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." 1 John 4:8 



Love
If suddenly upon the street
My gracious Saviour I should meet,
And he should say, "As I love thee,
What love hast thou to offer me?"
Then what could this poor heart of mine
Dare offer to that heart divine?

His eye would pierce my outward show,
His thought my inmost thought would know;
And if I said, "I love thee, Lord,"
He would not heed my spoken word,
Because my daily life would tell
If verily I loved him well.

If on the day or in the place 
Wherein he met me face to face
My life could show some kindness done,
Some purpose formed, some work begun,
For his dear sake, then, it were meet
Love's gift to lay at Jesus' feet.
~Charles Francis Richardson 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

His Hearts Desire.. And Mine.

My mind was full of unanswered questions, frustrations and a feeling of being all alone. 

Stepping out the door into the drizzle of the soft rain drops, I walked down our little dirt road, pouring my heart out to my Father. 

I suddenly noticed the wildflowers blooming all around in their grand array of color, and simple beauty. As I gathered them, I said aloud, "oh dear Father, your love for me is written everywhere!" So much You have done for me...

I lifted my eyes to the dark clouds above, saying, "oh what can I do in return?"

Long pause..

'All I desire is your heart.'

My eyes still lifted to the sky... Hot tears now uncontrollably streaming down my cold cheeks. 

'I know it's hard. There's those things that you desire that you wonder if I would give you.'

'But my child, I created you, I know what you need more than you do.' 

'I love you.'

And then it hit me..

His desire..

"Delight thyself also in the Lord..."

My desire..

"And He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

His hearts desire and mine combined. 

When they are, we long for the same things.

Falling on my knees in the wet gravel...

'Here it is Father, its all Yours to keep.'



*****************************


"He was better to me than all my hopes;
He was better than all my fears;
He made a bridge of my broken works,
And a rainbow of my tears.

"The billows that guarded my sea-girt path,
But carried my Lord on their crest;
When I dwell on the days of my wilderness march
I can lean on His love for the rest.

"He emptied my hands of my treasured store,
And His covenant love revealed,
There was not a wound in my aching heart,
But the balm of His breath hath healed.

Oh, tender and true was the chastening sore,
In wisdom, that taught and tried,
Till the soul that He sought was trusting in Him,
And nothing on earth beside.

"He guided by paths that I could not see,
By ways that I have not known;
The crooked was straight, and the rough was plain
As I followed the Lord alone.

I praise Him still for the pleasant palms,
And the water-springs by the way,
For the glowing pillar of flame by night,
And the sheltering cloud by day.

"Never a watch on the dreariest halt,
But some promise of love endears;
I read from the past, that my future shall be
Far better than all my fears.

Like the golden pot, of the wilderness bread,
Laid up with the blossoming rod,
All safe in the ark, with the law of the Lord,
Is the, covenant care of my God."

~Unknown


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hold His Hand



Trudging  down this dark path,
lost and forsaken in the night.

But then, I heard His voice. 
I turned and saw the light.

I asked Him why I must go,
the way I didn't understand.

He said with a twinkle in His eye,
just hold on  tightly to my hand.

A sigh escaped my breast,
as I grasped His hand tight.

And as I walked with Him,
He pointed to this sight.

I gasped in surprise,
footprints marked the way!

Before me, He had already been, 
the evidence before me lay! 

You see, the way I know,
He looked on me with a smile.

I turned and said, I'll go where you go,
trusting you all the while.

For better than I ever could, 
I trust the path You know.

The farther with Him I go,
my love for Him doth grow.

Being with Him is Heaven to me,
for there's none else who loves me so!
















Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Of Such Is The Kingdom..

The day started scattered and hectic. It seemed as if nothing was going as planned. And then it suddenly came time for the 4:00 P.M. Bible study. As Mom and I jumped in the car to go, she asked me to pray. I felt discouraged, and didn't feel in the frame of mind to be going to help give a Bible study. But as  I prayed, a softness filled my heart again, and I somehow felt I would be blessed.

As we drove into the little neighborhood, we spotted the Bible worker, "Chris", parked on the side of the road, waiting for us. We jumped out, and walked with him to the house we'd been at just  the week before. Last week, we'd given the Daniel 2 Bible study to the 4 children, as the Mom was lying very sick with the flue on the sofa. Such precious children! We did hope for the Mother to be well today though, as we walked to the house, in the bright, cheery sunshine.

And so we knocked and waited.

The answer came that the Mother, nor children were home, but down the road at the neighbors house. "The house with the trampoline in the yard." (And there was more than one house with a trampoline in the yard) After finding the right house, we only found  two of the children, dripping wet from playing in the water! They didn't even know where their Mom was! So we asked them if they would like to study the Bible again, and they answered excitedly, "Yes!" And so as we walked to their house, along the way, we gathered 3 more of their playmates, who also wanted to hear the story of the three men who walked in a fiery furnace without being burned!

As we set up a place outside for the drippy kids to have the study, the meager furniture in the front yard, (coolers, turned over crates, and discarded broken chairs, as well as the filthy front steps) I couldn't help but smile, as I saw the eager faces around me! I saw "The least of These" in their little faces. All three of us pitched in to tell the story, and as the kids who were learning for the first time how to use a Bible, they were enjoying reading some of the texts! They were amazed at how those three men obeyed God, even to the point of possible death! They were totally convinced that God is with us everywhere, and we have nothing to fear when He is by our side, even though Satan tries to scare us.

One of the girls spoke up and asked, "when we do really bad things will God forgive us, or will He send us to Hell?"

1 John 4:9 immediately flashed into my mind, and so we turned there. And I explained to them that when we tell Jesus we are sorry, He will forgive us, and wash our dirty hearts and make them all clean! Joslyn beamed!

"So He will forgive us, and wash us clean" she said excitedly! "Yes He will!" I smiled.

Then it was time to go, and Joslyn volunteered to pray. Hugs followed.

And then... Joslyn asked for a Bible. As she said she didn't have one of her own.

Yes.

A Bible.

Then every last one of them chimed in...

 "and me too, me too!"

We promised to bring each of them their own Bible next Tuesday!

As I got in the car again, to make our homeward way, an unspeakable joy filled my heart! There's just nothing better than seeing little children excited about reading the Bible, and getting to knowing more about Jesus!

"But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence. " Matthew 19:14-15





"...and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6





Please pray, as it looks that if the mother doesn't respond next Tuesday, the Bible worker will leave this Bible study contact for us to take up on our own. What a wonderful thing could start.. as the group of kids gets bigger, it could be a challenge for just the two of us to handle their energy, but what an opportunity to teach these dear little ones about the God of Heaven!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Canvassing Stories

(Just to forewarn you, this blog post is pretty long.. But if you want to read some Canvassing stories from my last Canvassing ventures, continue reading!)

What a wonderful journey the past few months have been! There's just something wonderful about Canvassing...

Feet pounding cement.. severe cold or heat. Day after day, hour by hour, walking in the  footsteps of Jesus.
It pushes me way out of my comfort zone. It drives me to my knees. It brings tears to my eyes, as I see the worlds pain, and Gods. It brings unspeakable joy to my heart as I meet people thirsting for the words of life I bring in my bag, in those beautiful books.. His word.  And to know that Angels walk by my side.

Recently, my younger brother, Arron, and I spent 2 months Canvassing. A month in Wichita, TX and then another month in New Orleans, LA.



The first week in Wichita was bitter cold! With temperatures in the teens, wind, and snow. But still we went. Bringing God's word to those dear people there.

                                                              The church we stayed at in Wichita.


                                                                      I guess these people don't want solicitors! Good thing we're not solicitors! =)



                                                                                                                     Lol! Thanks for the invitation! =)

I remember one bitter cold day, my van went to one of the smaller surrounding towns, which was about a 45 min. drive  away. We worked there for about an hour and a half, before the police wanted us to leave. But just before pick up, I came to my first house, after Canvassing businesses. That day I had been praying for an extra special blessing, and here God gave me one! The house didn't really look promising. It was big, and looked almost empty. No car in the drive. I was frozen, and hoping for a kind heart'd person to at least invite me in, to thaw for a few minutes. I made my way to the big entry way, pushed the door-bell,  then stepped back to wait. A sweet looking, older lady answered the door, and almost immediately motioned me to come in, out of the cold. I was so very thankful! Just a few seconds into the Canvass, the phone rang. So off she went to answer it.  As I stood there in the entry, playing with the tiny dog at my feet, and praying for wisdom, I overheard the conversation she was having with the person on the phone. She was mentioning something about things being hard after her husbands passing, and so on. Hmm, I thought, I feel this could be a divine appointment. Hanging up the phone, she came over to where I was standing and said, "Honey, I would love to help you, but since my husbands passing, things have just been so hard." And here she started to choke up, as tears streamed down her face. I reached out my hand and grasped hers, looking  into her eyes, I said gently, "I'm so sorry... could I share some Bible promises with you?" She nodded. And so pulling out my little Bible from the bag slung over my shoulder, I started reading precious promises to her about death. She went to get a pen and paper and started writing down the references. After a few minutes, with still a shaky voice, she said, "I have so many questions  that no one seems to be able to answer." She invited me to have a seat in her living room. As I sat down, I noticed that on the table, stood a framed picture of her dear husband. Setting my heavy bag down, I again opened my Bible, and gave her a mini Bible study... the best I could! Eventually the Canvasser I was supposed to be meeting knocked on the door, and she also invited her in, and we both shared with her. We shared mainly about "Peace Above the Storm", and "The Desire of Ages". She said she would buy the "Peace" and so went off to get the money, and came back with enough for both the books! We had prayer with Rose before leaving, which so touched her heart! She told us how we had been such an encouragement to her that day, and that she knows the Lord brought us there! My heart was thrilled!

I could tell you so many other stories from Wichita.. of the Baptist  Pastor who bought a Great Controversy.. Of the girl living in the apartments, who's father was an SDA Pastor, but she had left the church, and how she was OVERJOYED to meet an SDA, and she also bought a Great Controversy, and was so very thrilled to have it!! And so many more... but I will also tell a couple from New Orleans.

There, in New Orleans, the weather was so much different. Most of the time hot and humid. Always it seemed I was in need of water. And my fair skin soon became red from the hot sun.  But the experiences I had there outweighed all the pain!

I remember one day, Canvassing one of the towns surrounding New Orleans. The morning was slow, and I was fighting back discouragement, when I started on a little strip of businesses, and  went into this one little business, I believe it was an at&t store, but I very well could be wrong. I was surprised to see only one lady in there as I walked in the door. The place looked so empty. I canvassed her on the books, and she was so delighted with the books that were in my hand set, so I started pulling the others out of my bag, and adding them to the growing pile on her desk. She ended up buying 5 or 6 of them, and ended by signing up for Personal Bible studies!! I was so very excited! Then a different day in the same town, I was put on a stretch of businesses, to meet up with Moses. I met with him at a Barber shop, where he was having a deep conversation with the man there. That ended with a leaving of a GC, and out the door we went. He said that he had skipped the business next door, because the business owner was busy at the moment. So we went in there together, and Canvassed the lady in there, who  was so delighted in the books, she ended up buying 7 of them! She wanted a picture of me and her, to show to her family.. because she said I was so sweet, and it was just so wonderful  meeting  us! =) She handed her phone to Moses, and I did the same, so I could capture the wonderful memory as well!



I will never forget this next story.. I must say it was my favorite one of the whole Canvassing trip. Simple though it may seem, it really pulled hard at my heart strings.

We were Canvassing in the heart of New Orleans this day. It was just after lunch break, and all of us Canvassers were still tired, and struggling to find the energy, and courage to keep going on, in this humid, secular minded place. It wasn't long after I was dropped off on my narrow, house crowded, little street, that I came to this house.

                                              That brown house you see across the street is the one were the boy was.

Up the stairs I climbed, and knocked at the glass door. Inside I noticed a man, with a little boy coming to the door, each with a different shade of skin. The man opened the door, looked at me, and snickered, nodding his head to the boy he said, "I'll let you talk to him!" And so saying, he turned and walked back into the house. I stood there speechless for a few seconds, then the boy stepped just outside the door, and looked up at me, and said, "What are you doing?" I thought, well, I guess I'll talk to him. So I started showing him "My Friend Jesus" and "Real Hero's" As he was flipping through "My friend Jesus" he said slowly, "I've heard about Jesus, I want to learn more about Him.." I then asked him if he had a Bible. Then he said to my utter surprise, "What's a Bible..?" Pulling my little Bible from my bag, I showed him what a Bible was. He said, "I've never seen a Bible." My heart felt like breaking! He said he was 9 years old, and went to a school nearby. His mom had left his dad, who he said has had 3 wives.. broke my heart. I asked him which book he would like to have the most, and he said, " I would choose "My Friend Jesus", so he could learn more about him. Right then the man came back to the door, and laid his hand firmly on the boys shoulder, and commanded him to go clean the bathroom. The boy left with the "My Friend" in his hands. Then turning to me the man said, "We are strongly against religion in this house, so we don't want your books.." I said quietly, "So Sir, then what do you believe?" He said, "Well I believe there could be a God, but that is for everyone else to argue about!" I turned to leave and said, "Well, have a good day, sir." As I walked down those stairs, I paused mid-way down, my heart breaking within, tears welling up in my eyes, emotion throbbing in my chest.. I sent up a prayer for that little boy in that house, who had just received a book about my dear Jesus! It may be his only way of getting to know about Him! Oh how I hope to meet that little lad in Heaven someday!

That is just a taste of my experiences there. I could tell so much more! I was so blessed... I don't deserve to be rewarded for my labors so. But I'm sure God delighted to see the joy in my face, for each book left behind.

When I got back to the school, (Ouachita Hills) a couple girls, (Kaitlin Arthur and Sarah Baute) and I  went out canvassing in a town nearby, raising money for them to go to YD camp this Summer. It was so much fun Canvassing with them, out in that little country town! =)


Is the Lord calling you to the Canvassing work? He surely needs more laborers in His vineyard! He calls us all to service. I know time is very short. You see it in a much fuller way when you are out in the field. This Great Controversy is almost ended. Which side will we be on?


                       "The Lord calls for many more to engage in the canvassing work…" CEv 41

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

His Promises Fulfilled.

I flipped through the pages of my 2013 journal, looking back at all the ways God has led me this year. And this one revelation popped up on almost every page as I read:


God has fulfilled so many of His beautiful promises in my life this year.






-Those times that I didn't have strength to press on, He gently reminded me of this:


“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~Isaiah 40:29-31


Believe me, I felt the miracle of this power many times this year... and I am still claiming it now... He has always come through.




-Those times I didn't know how He could, or would provide for my needs, this was His promise to me:


“The means in our possession may not seem to be sufficient for the work; but if we will move forward in faith, believing in the all-sufficient power of God, abundant resources will open before us. If the work be of God, He Himself will provide the means for its accomplishment. He will reward honest, simple reliance upon Him. The little that is wisely and economically used in the service of the Lord of heaven will increase in the very act of imparting.” ~WM 265


And He never let me down.




-Those days I felt all was lost, alone and forsaken, this He whispered with a twinkle in His eye:


“..weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” ~Psalms 30:5


And I surely found this promise true! =)




-Those times where I felt scared, and alone to face the unknown, this He said:


And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.”
~Genesis 28:15


-Those times I felt unsatisfied with His answers, and forgotten about, this He gently said:


“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” ~Hebrews 13:5


And the theme of the year has been this;


He hath made every thing beautiful in his time..” ~Ecclesiastes 3: 11


And I pray it continues on in this New Year.


Nestle in the sheltering arms of Jesus, and do not wrestle yourself out of His arms. Just believe and praise God and go forward. We are almost home.....The Lord is coming. Look up and rejoice, for your redemption draweth nigh. I see in Jesus a compassionate, loving Redeemer, One who can save to the uttermost all who come unto Him. Bear your whole weight on the promises of God. Believe it is your privilege to believe. {TDG 9}


A wonderful New Year to you all! And may His promises be fulfilled all year through, along your journey!