Monday, April 24, 2017

Go and Do!





We just celebrated Easter,
the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.






I often wonder about those that followed Jesus as he taught and preached.
How alone they must have felt after he ascended into heaven.
 
There are times when we may feel alone as believers.
We wonder , what next! 
We pray and study God's word and seek his purpose for our life.
We may feel inadequate to tell others about what he has done for us.
Remember God told Moses to go to Egypt,
 and  deliver the enslaved Israelites form bondage.

Moses said he wasn't a good speaker to send someone else.
Isn't that just like us, we would rather someone else do, serve or go.
What God told him can be our encouragement also.

"Now Go, I will help you speak and will teach you what to say"
Exodus 4: 12

It only takes a willing heart to serve God.
With faith and trust in Him, he will help us.
We can accomplish his purpose.
He will always be by our side...
...always.


                                     



Saturday, April 22, 2017

COUNTING SHEEP



I often wake up a couple times a night. I find it takes a while to fall back to sleep.
There's a saying that 'if you can't sleep, count sheep',
but I say 'if you can't sleep, talk to the Shepherd instead'.

Jesus told Peter if he loves Him to feed his lambs.
These are new or young believers.








Twice Jesus told Peter if he loved Him to feed his sheep.
These are those that have been believers for some time.
John 21:15-19





As Christian's that have been part of the fold for some time, we too can drift away from the Shepherd.
We need to be fed from God's word and from other believers.
We feed each other by showing Christ love,
by forgiving one another and encouraging each other in our daily walk and praying for each other.



"Thank you Father for bringing me into your fold,
I am so grateful for your love,
help me remember as your child to feed others by showing your love."
Amen

Until next time
God Bless!
Sylvia

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter Sunday






"He was oppressed,
and he was afficted,
yet he opened not his mouth:
he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,
so he openeth not his mouth."

Isaiah 53:7






Wishing Everyone a Happy Easter Sunday!

I have been having some issues with my eyes
and need to limit my time on the computer,
but hope to visit some blogs each day or so.

Sylvia

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday Foto's




It's Friday, and time to share our photo's for the week with Deb at Breathing in Grace, for Friday Foto Friends.http://www.jeremiah-2911.com/2017/04/friday-foto-friends-75.html  Just click on the link and visit lots of bloggers sharing their photo's.

It's been somewhat of a strange week, pretty sunshiny day, the next day thunderstorms and hail with tornado warnings. Then the next day pretty with lots of sunshine, but windy,

Sunday my daughter invited us to her home for lunch, which was a real treat!
After lunch we sat outside in her chairs under the dogwood trees.




Here is my first Iris blooming.







I love the winding driveway of my other daughter, it is so pretty and scenic! Her dogwoods are blooming now also.


I'm sorry it is blurry,  I was driving and couldn't hold my camera still and drive too!






Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia





Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thankful Thursday










We have so much to be thankful for everyday!
I am so thankful that we were spared so much
of the bad weather Monday and yesterday!
High winds, thunder storms and tornado warnings most of the day.






I didn't get any photo's, we mainly stayed inside.
Praying for all the ones that were in the path of the tornado's,
thunder storms and high winds.
Lots of trees down and homes destroyed by lightening.  

God is Good!

Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia

Monday, April 3, 2017

My Blogaversary !




It's April
the month for Easter
and
It's my 5 years blogging!


I want to thank all my blogging followers and those that reads my blog, for
your friendship and all the encouraging comments
you have blessed me with for the last 5 years. All
the cards, gifts and prayers when I was going through tough times.

Special thanks to Michele at Nest at Finch Rest and Cindy Baum at Letters from Midlife for
encouraging me to blog and helping me get started, we were friends years before I started blogging . There were so many of you that
helped me to learn what and how to do or fix things at first that I wouldn't have time to name
all of you, but you know who you are.

I started my blog to share my Love of family, my faith and my home!
My hope is that you have found some encouragement here and will continue to grow in God's Grace.

My how time has flown by!

Thanks!





Thanks and Love to you all!

Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Morning Inspiration







"Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in
heaven".
Matthew 5:16

Have a Blessed Sunday!
Sylvia