A New Year is Dawning (Praise Picture)

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Be bold in this new year.

Don’t waste an ounce of it.

God is doing something new!

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A Thought About Thanks That Will Make You Think

What if you woke up tomorrow to find only what you thanked God for today? via www.JeanWilund.comI just heard a thought about thanks that will make you think.

What if you woke up tomorrow to find only what you thanked God for today?

My friend and fellow blogger, Andy Lee, shared this thought earlier this week on her blog, Finding Purpose Beyond Today.

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ever since.

I thought I’d share it — and Andy’s post — with you today.

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Andy Lee – What if you woke up tomorrow to find only what you thanked God for today?

So, what would I wake up tomorrow to find? What am I thankful for today?

I’m thankful for the love, grace, and mercy I’ve received from God through His Son.

I’m thankful for His Spirit to give me the power to live every day for His glory.

And I’m thankful for my incredible family!

Now it’s your turn. What would you wake up tomorrow to find? What do you thank God for today?  Share in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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When the Feeling’s Just Not There, Believe Anyway – Praise Picture

Click to read: When the Feeling's Just Not There, Believe Anyway ~ "To feel God's love is very precious, but to believe it when you do not feel it, is the noblest." (Spurgeon) via www.JeanWilund.com

I still remember when it hit me.

God can’t change.

He’s forced by His own nature to be true to His nature.

Since part of His nature is love, He’s forced to love me.

We all know we can’t really force anyone to love us, so when I say that He’s forced to love us, I actually mean, He just can’t help Himself.

God loves. It’s not just what He does, it’s who He is. [Read more…]

Never Forget In The Dark What God Has Shown You In the Light (Praise Picture)

Never Forget in the Dark What God Has Shown You In The Light (Praise Picture)


You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light.
~ 2 Samuel 22:29 NIV

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
~ Matthew 24:35 NASB

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
~ Psalm 119:105 NASB

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
~ John 8:32 NIV

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:21 NASB

 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 NIV

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
~ Ephesians 3:20 NIV


 

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Praise Picture — The Art of Holding On To Your Faith (CS Lewis)

Praise Picture: Not Every Tree Falls In A Storm (Colossians 2:7)


Not Every Tree Falls in a Storm. (Colossians 2:7) Praise Picture -- Let Your Roots Grow Down Into Christ (via www.JeanWilund.com)


Some days threaten to knock us to the ground more than others. Days like 9-11, for instance. Days when our hearts have absorbed all the pain they can take.

But not every tree falls in a storm. [Read more…]

Praise Picture: Be Strong & Courageous — God is with you. (Joshua 1:9)

No matter what you're facing, be strong and courageous. You have no need to be terrified or discouraged. God is with you! (based on Joshua 1:9) via www.JeanWilund.com

God surprises me at the most unexpected times.

I guess if it was expected, it wouldn’t be a surprise. Duh.

We’d just stepped out of our youngest child’s dorm, having just moved her into her new home — away from us — and her new life — separate from us.

Can you hear “The Empty Nest Blues” begin to play?

We stepped out of the dorm to the most brilliant display of a just small glimpse of God’s glory bursting forth through the clouds. [Read more…]

God Bless Our Soldiers & Al Rodrigues, Pearl Harbor Survivor

Listen to Pearl Harbor Survivor Al Rodrigues share his story. And be encouraged to live Free in Christ.

I ran too slow to catch a 95-year-old war hero.

To be fair, he had a head start.

Al Rodrigues — THE Al Rodrigues — walked out the back gate and out of our reach at the Pearl Harbor Memorial.

Al is one of the last remaining survivors of Pearl Harbor.

I just wanted a chance to tell him thanks. 

I watched a lady help Al climb into a van and drive off with him.

Then I noticed the parking lot led right past the entrance of the memorial. So Larry and I ran.

If we ran fast enough, we could at least wave to him as he drove by. 

And we did. We stood on the side walk and waved. I blew him kisses.

Next thing we knew, the van pulled over and Al climbed out of the van to speak with us.

Excited, I felt like a teenage groupie.

Al gave years of his life — nearly gave his actual life — to serve our country and ensure our freedom.  

We still live free today because Al Rodrigues and others like him held nothing back. 

We must never forget or take our freedom for granted.

Let’s pray continually for our soldiers, our leaders, and our country.

Let’s pray that God will turn the hearts of America back to following Christ.

Apart from Christ we can do nothing. (John 15:5)

He’s the power we need to be a powerful nation and a blessing and great influence on the world.

He gave His life to buy our eternal freedom. Let’s live as people who are free! (1 Peter 2:16)  

We Americans are free. We’d never want that taken away from us.

Christians are free, too. Why would live any other way than free?

Free from sin. Free from shame. Free from guilt.

Amen!

We should enjoy our freedom to the fullest! That’s the biggest thanks we can give our soldiers and our Lord.

God bless the USA.

Thank you, Al Rodrigues! Thank you to all our military!