Carry on Christian

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We thanked him yesterday for His faithful care over us.  We thank him today for his ever present help.  We will thank him tomorrow for being the hope of the ages.  “Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him.  See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught.  Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done.”  Col 2:7

At this holiday season remember that Jesus did it all and became the relentless light to an entire world.  “His life is the light that shines through the darkness- and the darkness can never extinguish it.”  John 1:5  We are the victorious people who still believe in good and right and that justice will prevail.  God first loved us and that has made all the difference.  Now we can really live for “…we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”  Romans  5:5

Aslan is on the march and one triumphant day we will see his great plan unfold.  What a shout of victory we will share!  Keep calm and carry on.

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Thanksgiving bouquet I made for my beloved daughter Rachel.

Explosions of Resurrection Life

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Wouldn’t it be phenomenal to be truly loving, forgiving vibrant people?  As believers we are excited because “…when someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside.  He is not the same anymore.  A new life has begun.”  2 Cor 5:17   Entering into this new life we have been given a priceless source of grace to offer everyone we meet.  It’s the Jesus life, true living resurrection taking place daily within us.   It’s like bursts of resurrection power released and exploding inside.  What a joy to be able to count on this great strength when we run into trouble of every kind.

God often does things so differently than we would have ever thought.  For instance, when we run into problems loving others we would not have expected that the very challenges when overcome have taught us to love with God’s awesome love.  Every believer has a great head start on becoming a resurrection receiver when they accept what Jesus did for them.  “No you can have real love for everyone because your souls have been cleansed from selfishness and hatred when you trusted Christ to save you; so see to it that you really do love each other warmly with all your hearts.”  1 Pet 1:22  This fervent love is the result of forgiveness explosions taking place continually.  This is God’s wonderful provision for life and happiness.

Remember your position in Christ for “…you are standing there before him with nothing left against you.”  Col 1:22   And this is exactly what we are asked to have toward others.  “Every person should have a special cemetery lot in which to bury the faults of friends and loved ones.”  Anonymous   We simply don’t have to live by our own limitations or abilities.  Because Jesus’ life is in us He’s done the work already.  Let him bring us truly alive, moment by moment experiencing resurrection explosions of forgiveness and love.

Flowers Are The Sweetest Things

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“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”  Henry Ward Beecher

Click here to see some lovely wedding bouquets.