Thanking the Helpers

Counting my blessings this morning.

Husband, Mom, family, who never stop loving and helping.

Friends that give rides and cards and hugs.

Boots that help me walk better.

Music that gets me going.

God who never leaves me or forsakes me.

 

So very thankful for so many blessings.  If you recognize yourself in this list, please know that I appreciate you and love you all so very much.

And if you are helping someone in your life who is having a hard time, (and aren’t we all, in some way or another?) know that you are appreciated.  You are helping to keep them going.

Love, Lisa

 

 

Sea and Sky

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God has placed images all around us to show us how to proceed.

I can look at the ground beneath my feet, the pebbles that trip.

Or I can look at the sea, the sky, the clouds, the blue.

I can look forward in hope of the future, or look longingly backwards toward the past.

I am constantly presented these choices….hope or despair.  Trust or fear.

The sea and the sky are calling me onward.

Love, Lisa

“Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.  For the Lord is your life.”

-Deuteronomy 30:19b-20a

 

 

Friday Music

If you haven’t heard Benny Andersson play the piano, you are missing something wonderful.  He is the Swedish composer behind ABBA, Chess, Mamma Mia!, and Kristina fran Duvemala.

His album, Piano, was released in 2017, and is on near constant repeat in my house and in my car.  Melodies and piano, simple and complex all at the same time.  Sparkling, brooding, hopeful,  full of room for the imagination to run wild.  Music that makes me want to sit down and play the piano immediately.

Do yourself a favor and get a copy.  Enjoy, and have a wonderful, blessed weekend.

Love, Lisa

Ask Me How I Know

I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that God is real and that He cares about me.  And about you.

Ask me how I know?

Over and over, without fail, He gets me through the toughest days.

The toughest pain.

The deepest pit.

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He somehow wakes me up to a new day, fills me with new energy,  with new direction and purpose.

And that can only be God.

If you don’t know, or if you are questioning, reach out to Him.  Pray to Him.  Read the Bible.  Search, question, ask.  He is there.  Write to me if you’d like.

Love, Lisa

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.  And when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  For I Am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior” -Isaiah 43:2-3a