In Colossians 1:3-6 says: We always thank God , the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints-the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is producing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth. v9- For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
pour yourself a cup of coffee and dig into God's Word this morning.
Homespun Heart: these words kept coming to mind to me after spending Thanksgiving with my family up in Maine. I left my husband and two daughters to have Thanksgiving dinner with Lee's family alone, and drove up to surprise my family. A visit that was long overdue, in this picture above is my mother Ada and my sister Nancy, on Nancy's wedding day wearing one of my mother's vintage dresses. Simple but Elegant. Homespun Heart to memories long ago of how easy, simple and meaningful life was back when I was a child. As we flipped through old photos of us growing up and reliving my mother's childhood my heart was full of love and a feeling of peace. I have been very overwhelmed with emotions lately, there is much going on in my family up in Maine that brings me deep sadness and concern and financial concerns here at our home, I have been a stay at home mom for over 17 years and from time to time have taken part time jobs, well I am back working again, and it brings stress and emotional upset with my girls and routine in our home. But I know God is in control of our lives, I need to remember to let him lead me and not me take control. In Matthew 11:28-30 says "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." God doesn't expect us to take on life and it's storms alone, He is there to carry us through them and set our feet straight. All this to say my heart is burden and I know that only God my Heavenly Father can take this hurt and release me, if I allow him to lead me through this storm and set my feet in the straight and narrow path to him. All will be well, even if the storms of life are still surround me, God is holding onto me. With the Holiday Season upon us now, stress can creep in and overshadow our hearts. Let's not forgot the real reason for the season.
Christ Jesus birth...amen.
Blessings, Peggy Lee
p.s. sorry for the lack in blogging, I promise to be more committed to this blog, for this brings me hope and happiness. Thanks
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
I am a mom for two beautiful daughters, a wife of 20 years to a wonderful man. I enjoy sharing my love for scrapbooking, stamping. I love everything about primitives, weathered worned, tattered and torn, shabby chic, country and cottage simply living, I am a vintage scrap/flea market junkie.