GOD IS ABLE [Short Uplifting Words]

Weary, weighed down, broken . . .

Covid19 has brought many to their knees. Maybe you’re reading this and feeling the weight of this pandemic. You’re longing for a warm hug and yearning to be close to loved ones.You’re wondering if you’ll make it. You’re questioning if life will ever be the same. Dear friend, I’d like to offer some very encouraging news—

God is able to mend the broken places and restore your soul!

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May Blessings [Things are Finally Flourishing!]

It’s May and Things are Finally Flourishing!

Think of all the beauty still around you and be happy. — Anne Frank

May blessings! With all the sadness in the world right now I thought I would bring you a little sunshine to brighten your day. The month of May is upon us and things are flourishing. My garden is proof of this. The grass is green, the roses are in bloom, and there are buds everywhere opening up! I love walking in my garden. But today, as I was admiring all the flourishing plants, I sensed a sort of paradox.

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A Daily Blessing [Receive God’s Peace]

Encouraging words to help you release worry and receive God’s peace. Be blessed. Share the blessing with friends . . .

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

John 14:27 NLT
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We Are Not in the Same Boat [By Nicki Peverett]

Inspiring reflection about what people may be going through during the Covid-19 pandemic. By Nicki Peverett.

We are not in the same boat . . .

I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it’s not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa.

For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial & family crisis.

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12 Calming Bible Verses for Anxious Hearts During the Coronavirus Pandemic

12 Calming Bible Verses for Anxious hearts during Covid19

Anxiety, worry, fear, loneliness . . .

The enemy is on the move wreaking havoc on our minds during the Coronavirus pandemic. And while we may feel helpless against his attacks, the Bible tells us that “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).

Are you struggling with anxious thoughts today? Would you like to be more than a conqueror over your worries?

Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. If God is near you, than so is his power, peace, and strength to overcome! Hallelujah! In the same way a child draws near to his mom or dad to feel safe and find comfort when he is afraid, we too can approach our Heavenly Father with confidence and find help in times of need. God ALWAYS with us, fighting for us, offering his protection and peace during uncertain times. He is a good, good, Father!

Over the years, as I’ve gone through various seasons of anxiety, I’ve learned that one of the best ways to resist anxious thoughts is to draw near to my heavenly papa through his Word. The verses you’re about to read are not just words on a page. They’re God’s very words. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that God’s Word is alive and powerful and sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword! That means they can help you resist the enemy and have power over your anxious thoughts. You can read them, sing them, journal and color them, pray them . . .

Whatever way you choose to declare them, the most important is to believe them, and then trust God to fight your battle with anxiety, and win!

Always remember, God is greater than your greatest fears!

May peace of God fill your heart and mind with indescribably peace as you meditate on these verses. I’ve offered 12 of my favorite verses on anxiety. I’d like to encourage you to read them slowly—Meditate on each one as if you are tasting a rich delicacy and wanting to savor it for all it’s worth. You may even want to look up the verses in your Bible and read the entire passage or chapter. Try also copying them on index cards and posting them around your house. Do whatever it takes to get God’s Word into your heart so that when the enemy attacks, you will have God’s Word available at a moments notice to resist him and overcome. There are countless other verses relating to worry and anxiety in the Bible. I’d encourage you to memorize as many as you can and hide them in your heart.

12 Calming Bible Verses for Anxious Hearts

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How the Virus Stole Easter, by Kristi Bothur

How the Virus Stole Easter
By Kristi Bothur

With a nod to Dr. Seuss 😊

“Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began
Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land.

People were sick, hospitals full,
Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school.

As winter gave way to the promise of spring,
The virus raged on, touching peasant and king.

People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen.
They YouTubed and Zoomed, social-distanced, and cleaned.

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