The Sea

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“The sea hath no king but God alone.” ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.” ~Arthur C. Clarke

“You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.” ~Psalm 89:9, ESV

Sometimes, when I feel all churned up inside from too much chaos, it helps me to meditate on something much more powerful and strong.  Thinking of the force of the ocean’s waves, its pull back into the depths of the sea, reminds me that God is so, so much stronger than this temporary life.  Life is good, life is a gift, and life returns to Jesus.  He made all things, He controls all things, He is taking care of me.  Nothing else comes close to this.  I can rest, I can trust.  Blessings, Lisa

A Tigger Kind of Day

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“I’m bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun,fun, fun, FUNNNNN….but the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I’m the only one!”  ~Tigger, from Winnie the Pooh fame.  I was rolling through my old pictures this morning, and I got stuck looking at our Disney World photos from two years ago.  What really struck me is how happy we all look in all the pictures, even though it was about 150 degrees farenheit in Florida all the time.  I have included our photos with good old Tigger.  What is amazing is how all of us still love that childhood feeling of wonder and imagination and excitement.  Part of you still says, “Look!  There’s Tigger!”  🙂  Have a bouncy fun kind of day.  Blessings, Lisa

The Serious Business of Joy

I heard a quote by Gareth Gilkeson of Rend Collective, a praise band out of Northern Ireland, that really made me stop and think.

“We need to get down to the serious business of joy….seriousness is not one of the fruits of the spirit, but joy is.”

I love, love, love, love this.  Oh, did I mention that I love this?  🙂  Too many stony-faced Christians (and yes, I’ve been guilty of this on occasion); not enough pure, unadulterated, all-encompassing, I-can’t-believe-Jesus-loves-me JOY!

“God’s peace is joy resting.  His joy is peace dancing.” (F.F. Bruce)  Dance in your spirit today….the God who made the whole entire immense universe cares about you.  No matter what problems you are facing, and we all have big ones sometimes, that is something to hold on to…something to bring you joy.  Blessings, Lisa