When Anxiety Was Great

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”– Psalm 94:19

Jesus said, in this world we would have troubles. He didn’t promise to take us out of this world, or to take away our problems, but He did promise to walk with us through every valley, to catch every tear, and to comfort, guide, and help us as we trust in His Word.

When troubles come and you’re feeling anxious and afraid, talk to God. It’s not wasted words, like talking into the air. He’s really there. You gotta believe… have faith that He’s with you, listening, caring, consoling.

When anxiety is great within you, let God be your consolation and restore your peace and joy!

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More Love, My New Year’s Resolution

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” –Robert Wagner

As I considered all the possible New Year’s resolutions I could make, I started feeling a bit overwhelmed. There’s so much I want to accomplish, and also improve on. Closing my eyes to pray, I asked God, “What should my New Year’s Resolution be?”

The words “more love” swirled around in my mind as I snuggled with my precious pup. To love and be loved is such a beautiful feeling! Especially when that love is unconditional. I felt like God brought me back to the basics of life, and the greatest commandment . . .

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A Beautiful Thanksgiving Blessing [by Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! Join with me in giving God thanks by meditating on this beautiful Thanksgiving prayer/poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

We Thank Thee

by: Ralph Waldo Emerson

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
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President Abraham Lincoln’s Call to National Prayer

It’s the simple things that will save our nation, like prayer, humility, forgiving one another, gratitude, grace, kindness, and reverence and love for God. This quote by President Abraham Lincoln reminds us of that. It’s part of a proclamation he made to the nation, asking everyone to humble ourselves, confess our national sins, and pray for clemency and forgiveness. I believe his proclamation is still relevant today.

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A Nation Set on Fire, by the Tongue

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness.” –James 3:5-6

The tongue has set fire to our nation, politically, spiritually, and in almost every other way. It’s ravaging our land, our communities, and our homes, and all hands are needed on deck to stop it . . . before it’s too late!

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