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31 Days of God’s Comfort~Day 14

20 Feb


Picture and paraphrase by DiVoran Lites


Day 14

Getting Along

Romans 12:6-21



Do the best you can, with my help, to love people.

Be discerning and let me show you who to trust.

Work with your hands, heart, and mind.

Serve and give.

Find your own niche and enjoy life to the fullest.

Each of my children is different from my other children so never compare yourself with someone else.

Do not campaign for other people to measure up to your expectations.

Pray for others and let Me correct them if correction is needed.



I Don’t Have a Title!

22 Dec

WordPress is being ornery.

It’s stressing me out.

I have a nasty cold

My nose has become a spout.

I refuse to give in

To woe is me.

I choose to allow

Laughter and love

To reign supreme!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas!


Look Up and Be Amazed

20 Dec

A Life to Live

Melody Hendrix

Have you ever wondered how much a cloud weighs?
According to scientists, the weight of the average cumulus cloud is 1.1 million pounds!
Think about that for a moment. This means that at any given moment, there are millions of pounds of water floating above your head. That’s the equivalent of 100 elephants.
To start with, this weight isn’t all concentrated in one point, it’s obviously spread out over a huge space. Clouds are also made up of water droplets that are sometimes so tiny that gravity has hardly any effect on them. And because of condensation, clouds are actually buoyant.
Perhaps even more surprising is the fact that even though a cloud seems to float in air, both the air and the cloud have mass and weight. A cloud is actually less dense than dry air, so that keeps them floating yet it turns out they weigh a lot.

Cirro clouds
Are high in the air,
Alto clouds
are halfway there.
Strato clouds
Are way down low,
That is how
The cloud layers go.

Stratus clouds
Fill the air,
Nimbus clouds
Mean rain is there.
Cumulus clouds
Are bumpy and tall,
Cirrus clouds

Are thin. That’s all.



“Help! There’s A Kidnapper in my Apartment!”

16 Dec

From the Heart

Louise Gibson



Well, not really.
But my cat is acting like one.
I set up a miniature village under my tree,
the source of a lot of fun!

There are houses, a church, commercial buildings,
and a ski slope brings a smile.
Skiers actually go up and down,
so watching them is worth your while.

Corky, my little feline friend, watched patiently-
His eyes moving from north to south.
But curiosity got the best of him.
A little man walking down the street
wound up in Corky’s mouth!

Corky didn’t know what to do.
His captive put up no fight.
He dropped him when he looked at me.
Ha! He had to make it right!

Christmas brings out the kid in me.
My heart is filled with play
as I look to our Savior,
a God of wisdom, with us everyday.

I wish you a “Merry Christmas”
Keep looking up, dear friend.
And don’t forget to look around you,
The need for love has no end!



Animal Rights

4 Oct

A Life to Live

Melody  Hendrix

There are many great minds on earth and not all are human.  Anthony Douglas
The idea that some lives matter less, is the root of all that is wrong with the world.  
Paul Farmer
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.  Mahatma Gandhi
The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi
In the end our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy. John Sawhill






I am retired and enjoying life. My hobbies are my 5 grandchildren, son and daughter, and my loving husband. I am a photographer and extreme nature lover. I love spending time in my garden or in the wilderness connected to God my Creator.

It Takes Time

30 Sep

From the Heart

Louise Gibson




Thank you, Lord, for your promises.
Thank you for your loving care.
You satisfy our every need.
Your presence is everywhere.


Patience is a trait that takes time to acquire.
It isn’t zapped into our being.
God uses situations as learning tools.
such as waiting for things we are not seeing.


It takes time to form relationships-
a bonding of two souls.
Patience is essential
in working toward our goals.


There is no substitute for friendship.
It begins with our Lord, above.
What a friend we have in Jesus.
The Cross is the symbol of love.


I want to follow in His footsteps
in helping my fellow man.
Even in my old age,
I know my Savior has a plan.


Keep looking up, dear friend.
That’s where our future lies.
Our physical body is subject to death-
but our soul never dies!



Make a Joyful Noise

23 Sep

From the Heart

Louise Gibson


“The holiest of all holidays are those kept

by ourselves in silence and apart.

The secret anniversaries of the heart.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


I applied Longfellow’s words to my heart

and brought Christmas into view.

I decorated my Christmas tree.

I wish I could share it with you.


A beautiful glass cross adorns the top,

and tiny white angels express their song.

When I keep my thoughts on Jesus, our Lord,

I have Christmas all year long.


The Christmas Gift

Personal Journey

6 Sep

A Life to Live

Melody Hendrix

Not everyone will understand your journey… that’s fine…It’s not their journey to make sense of…. It’s your.  Zero Dean

Everyone is on their own personal journey, seeking their own truth. Sometimes we take things too personal. I have found that in order to really grow, as a soul, you have to come to an understanding that no matter what someone else has done to you, no matter who you wish them to be, people are who they are. The less you expect of them, the less you can be hurt by them. Melanie Koulouris

Never forget where you’ve been. Never lose sight of where you are going, and never take for granted the people who travel the journey with you. Susan Gale

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end. Ernest Hemingway

Melody beach



I am retired and enjoying life. My hobbies are my 5 grandchildren, son and daughter, and my loving husband. I am a photographer and extreme nature lover. I love spending time in my garden or in the wilderness connected to God my Creator.

Five reasons why not to worry about tomorrow. 

3 Sep

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles


Hubby and I took off for our routine evening walk. And as we rounded the walking trail, he repeatedly had to duck to avoid smashing his head against the branches that hung low. He endured this annoyance for a while.

Then he decided to take action.

So the next day, before we headed out, he grabbed the trimming clippers from the garage. Armed with this weapon that he carried rifle style, we set off for our walk. As we drew closer, he gave a gasp of surprise. The maintenance folks had taken care of the trimming.

I couldn’t suppress my chuckle as he carried the clippers back home.

We all do that, don’t we? When the branches of life annoy us, we get fed up. Sometimes we become anxious because the problem persists. Then anger flares up, wondering if God is watching. And frustrated, we ask ourselves if He’s planning to do anything about it.

But through David’s words In Psalm 139:4, God has five ways to remind us that although we don’t see how, God is in full control. His clippers are sharper and better, capable to trim our restlessness and cut off our worry.

  1. He’s aware of our every move. “You know when I sit and when I rise…”
  2. He reads our mind. “You perceive my thoughts from afar.”
  3. He follows us wherever we go. “You discern my going out and my lying down…”
  4. God knows our habits, quirks and flaws. “You are familiar with all my ways.”
  5. God is ahead of the game. “Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.”

If God is working on taking care of the glitches ahead, why do we carry the clippers of worry?

Janet was recently interviewed on Never Ever Give Up Hope. Drop by and listen, it’s a great chance to get to know how amazing she is-Onisha



Source: Five reasons why not to worry about tomorrow. | Janet Perez Eckles


5 Aug

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson



And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us
from God’s love. Neither death, nor life, neither angels
or demons, neither our fears for today, nor our worries about
tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from
God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below–
indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate
us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our
Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)


Isn’t it comforting to know that God loves you and will
never leave or forsake you?
God loves you because of who God is-
not because of anything you did – or didn’t do.


Life presents its challenges,
Of this we are all aware.
But the Lord is there throughout it all
to comfort through our despair.


“When they were discouraged, I smiled and that
encouraged them and lightened their spirits.”
Job 29;24 TLB



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