July 2021

“You have the capacity to be a ten times neater person healed than you would have been just plain well. Your wealth of experiences makes you rich. Spend it on hurt people. They need it so badly… You don’t have to be in full time ministry for Him to accomplish this kind of redemption.”  Beth Moore

May 2021

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” Romans 12:10-12, NLT

Gibbs Gardens 2021

Sunflowers

“I want to run on greener pastures

I want to dance on higher hills

I want to drink from sweeter waters

In the misty morning chill

And my soul is getting restless

For the place where I belong

I can’t wait to join the angels and sing my heaven song

I hear Your voice and I catch my breath 

Well done my child enter in, in rest

As tears of joy roll down my cheek 

It’s beautiful beyond my wildest dreams.” Phil Wickham, “Heaven Song”

Summer

“’May the LORD repay you for your kindness, and may your reward be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.’ Then she said, ‘Let me find favor in your sight, my lord, for you have comforted me and have spoken kindly to your maidservant, though I am not as one of your maidservants.’” Ruth 2:12-13, AMP

“But I will never, no never, lift my faithful love from off their lives. My kindness will prevail and I will never disown them.” Psalm 89:33, TPT

“Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others. For we know that we will receive a reward, an inheritance from the Lord, as we serve the Lord Yahweh, the Anointed One! A disciple will be repaid for what he has learned and followed, for God pays no attention to the titles or prestige of men.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23-25‬, TPT‬‬

May Flowers

“But we know it: When plagues descend, prayers must rise up.

So only this is on our lips, only murmured prayers like this, burning like white hot courage within, because what the world needs now is for prayer warriors to show up. 

Right now?

The world needs Prayer Warriors who don’t see prayer as the least we can do but the most we can do.” Ann Voskamp

Spring

Have you ever looked up at the sky? Have you ever been hugged? Have you ever sat in front of a warm fire? Have you ever walked in the woods, sat by a lake, lain in a summer hammock? Have you ever drunk your favorite drink on a hot day or eaten anything good?

Every desire is either a devout or a distorted enticement to the glory of heaven.

You say you haven’t tasted God’s glory. I say, you have tasted the appetizers. Go on to the meal. Go on to God himself.
John Piper

 

Happy Easter!

“Just like those flowers pushed out of the dark ground, to find the bright of day — Jesus, through the resurrection, pushes out darkness to bring new light — by demolishing sin, denying the power of death, and shaming the powers of darkness…Just like those flowers busted out of darkness, in the midst of madness, Jesus can bust through any darkness or madness in your life — to bring beauty.” Kelly Balarie