Archive | February 2015

at just the right time.

While snowshoeing on our property about 2 weeks ago, I caught a glimpse of a bald eagle flying out of the woods.

I have always wanted to see one! And it came at the perfect time.

I watched it fly effortlessly, like no other bird. It rode the air currents in a way the hawks do not.  I was certain if a strong gust of wind came, the eagle would handle it with grace.

Then I remembered this scripture:

… those who wait for the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

eagle

Immediately, I felt something that I hadn’t felt in a long time. My heart was warmed. You know that feeling? When peace radiates from deep inside and throughout your body? And the promise of hope is real?

There are moments when you don’t think you can take one more thing.

And at just the right time, God speaks, reminding us of his presence in our lives.

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Photo credit: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Northeast Region / Foter / CC BY

scripture friday.

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven,

where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 

Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.

– The Bible

heaven

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I wonder.

Death separates.

Heaven connects.

If our loved ones could speak to us, would they say, “Don’t cry for me! I want you to live and be happy. One day we will see each other again!”

I wonder.

pretty tree

We need to feel the loss.

But we have to decide where our thoughts will dwell.

Every day it’s on Heaven.

Every day it must be Heaven.

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beauty!

If you’re sad today, find some beauty to make you smile.

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cardinal

rose

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Photo credit: Sharon Drummond / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo credit: wallace39 ” mud and glory “ / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND