Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Costly Cornerstone

He is coming ~

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD,
"Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone,
A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed.
He who believes in it will not be disturbed."
Isaiah 28:16

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Given

He is coming ~

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Monday, November 28, 2011

But Later. . .

He is coming ~

He treated the land of Zebulum and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.
Isaiah 9:1-2

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The First Sunday of Advent ~ HOPE

He is coming ~

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Thanks!


As we find ourselves surrounded by gatherings to celebrate GRATITUDE, remember the One we must thank for ALL that we have, for ALL the goodness around us, for unfailing Love, for GRACE! It is God who provides and protects each of us moment by moment, whatever the moments bring. Be surrounded by His Presence this Thanksgiving! ~ dho

Psalm 34:3
O magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

God In Our Moments

Affirmation of faith:
"We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord. He is the Lord of yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is the Lord over life and death.
We believe that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. With His help we can remain faithful when tempted, peaceful when troubled, and loving when opposed.
We believe that in all things we can be more than conquerors. For neither death nor life, neither the present nor the future, neither suffering nor trials can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen."

God's love finds us where we are whether we are suffering or shouting hallelujah's! Because God desires a relationship with us, He longs to share in our days, whether they are long and full or hurried and fragile or few and peaceful. God walks with us so closely that sometimes we can miss Him ~ especially when everything seems so easy, so good, so simple. I believe only God can make days like these.

From a familiar hymn, these words remind me to be aware of time:
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.*

In the week to come, whatever comes our way, I believe we can find God in our moments. Remain faithful and be aware of His presence! ~ dho

* hymn Take My Life, and Let It Be