Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rooted for Life

The harshness of winter robs the woodlands of their beauty.  But the roots of the trees and shrubs are well established. Soon their branches will be bursting forth with green leaves and new life.

"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving" (Colossians 2:6-7).

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cat Nap

It's easy to be content when everything around you feels just right--soft and warm and sunny.  But what about when something disturbs the peace?  How do you remain content when life is tough?

"Rejoice in the Lord always.  I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. . . . I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:11-13).

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Girl and her Pap

Molly loves her Grandpap!  She is Pap-pap's girl!  When she's with him, she doesn't have a care in the world. Her heart is as light as the helium in her balloon!   Don't we feel even more joy when we are spending time with our heavenly Father?

"And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 13:52).

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Swedish Braid Bread

I really admired my grandmother and learned a lot from my her--a Swedish nursery rhyme, how to make Swedish braid bread, helping other people when they need help, and counting my blessings   I enjoy passing these treasures on to my children and grandchildren.

"But as for you,continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 3:14-15).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Snowed In

My chickens won't come out of the henhouse when it's snowing.  What holds you back from doing certain things?  For me, sometimes I don't want to be uncomfortable, or I'm feeling lazy, or I just don't want to.

Jesus said, "As long as it is day, we must do the works of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work.  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world" (John 9:4-5).