For I have overcome the world!

God is not going to protect you from all the problems of this world or stop you from suffering pain, but He will be there in the middle of all of it. He will go through it with you and help you. I know for sure He has helped me with major, major issues, abuse, cancer. By allowing you to suffer, He not only tests your faith, but it’s His way of showing His power over everything, including your pain. He wants to show the world through your life that there is a God in Israel.

I like Psalm 27. The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?

I was an orphan from birth this part really appealed to me —Though my mother and father forsake me, the Lord will receive me.

So you may have to suffer but you will never have to do it alone.

God is. . . ?

I don’t know why churches try to make ‘church’ so hard. We have taken something meant to be simple and made it so hard. Three of the most beautiful words in the Bible are 1st John 4:16 God is love. Christ himself said Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. For this sums up all of the law and the prophets.

I don’t know why churches overcomplicate things. We have over institutionalized it, over legaliDSCN1028zed it. Want to be Christ to the world. Just go out and love it!!

Nature Shots

I got this really nice dark silhouette of this tree against the silver of the water. We have been so blessed to have a nice greenway system where we live.

Too bad the golden rod messes up your allergies so badly because it is so beautiful to look at!

You can find God in all of nature.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Psalm 150:6

Prayer is about earthly struggles, but Praise lifts you above this earth and take you into the throne room of heaven itself. You place yourself at the foot of the steps to God’s throne in His presence. And nothing is better than being in God’s presence! It could even be said that Praise does more for you than it does for him. We get to join in with all the angels dancing at his feet.DSCN1031