Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spring = Rebirth

With Easter, I am reminded of so many of God's wonderful creations that come to life again in the Spring.

Within the past week our yard has gone from bare branches, to a lush, green wonderland of new leaves and blossoms! There is also a persistent mommy robin who built her nest on top of the flood lights above my deck in my back yard! The kids and I scare her from her nest every time we open the sliding glass door to go outside!

My prayer is that my spiritual connection with God, our Father, may be renewed and reborn as well, like the natural world outside has come to life again after such a dormant winter season.

I can feel His love blossoming, and see it all around me.
There is hope that His Love will be translated to righteousness in everything we do.

I pray that we may be renewed, and that our love for You may blossom and become like the new leaves on the trees and blooms on the flowers that are emerging this Spring. Make this a season of Spiritual Spring for us, as we reconnect with Your Blessings and Love for us. You are an amazing and wonderful God.

"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things
that are sown in it to
spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness
and praise to
spring forth before all the nations."
~Isaiah 61:11~

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Compassion is a Mom's Blessing

There are so many evil things that happen in this world.
I wish I could protect and hide my children from all of this evil. I know that I cannot.

I can teach them sympathy, love, and compassion. To all - regardless of our differences.

We try to teach our children that two wrongs do NOT make a right.

To rid our world of evil, we must begin within our own hearts - and SHOW only love, sympathy, and compassion to everyone.

Dear Lord,
Please help us to teach our children by example the Christian qualities of love, sympathy, and compassion. Help us to love everyone, despite differences in our beliefs, methods, and lives.

You have given us free will. Please help lead us to choose the loving Christian way through your Son's teachings.

1 Peter 3:8-9 "Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing."

Monday, May 2, 2011

Revenge is NOT the same as Justice

"Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice, or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him."