Thoughtful Thursday

As you listen to this amazing classic by Bing Crosby, use each sheep in the picture to represent one of your blessings. And yes, I realize we are now counting sheep and blessings. Sorry, Bing. Wink, wink. I pray that you run out of sheep to count, and feel the peace and joy of Christ today. Blessings, Lisa

Photo credit – Ed Lyons, Kells Priory, near Kilkenny

The Way It Looks

Lisa at Kells

The old priory wall is tall; I am not.  In fact, I look positively wee in comparison.  Which I say with a certain amount of glee, as I’ve never considered myself wee at any point!  🙂

My Christmas to-do list is huge; my time and energy is not.  But is getting it all done really the point?

Life is here and now, and seems big.  But eternity with God lasts forever, and from what I’ve read, sounds amazingly stress-free and joyful.  And when I’m there, looking back, this will all seem wee.

“Living simply means concentrating on what’s important in light of eternity, and not taking the rest of life too seriously.”  -Annie Chapman

Blessings, Lisa

Flying Free

Kell's Priory

Kell’s Priory

These birds are above, free, soaring high, not bound by the confines of the ground below.  When I see a bird, my soul cries out to be with them, to be weightless and feeling the wind carrying me.  God knows that we long for more, to experience that freedom.  That yearning we feel is what draws us forward and upward, waiting for the day we can truly fly, forever.  If you need release and forgiveness, Jesus wants to do that for you.  Just ask.  And you will know for sure that one day you will fly.  Until then, we have the birds to show us how it’s done.  🙂  Blessings, Lisa

“Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.” ~Psalm 118:5

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” ~ John 8:36

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” ~ John 10:10b

“After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And so we will be with the Lord forever.”  ~1Thessalonians 4:17