Sunrise

Darkness gives up its place as light slowly invades.

The sun obeys the Creator and rises in the east.

God’s creations open their eyes, flap their wings and sing a morning song to Him.

The dew sparkles in the sunlight as tiny birds look through the grass for their morning meal.

God set in motion the sunrise, as He spoke, life and light existed.

I see a fresh new day, a gift not to be taken for granted.

By, VtheV

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Change, Love and Laughter

Today, a bright warm day

Beams from the window lit by the love of God in pure sunshine surrounding me

I tried to stand still to soak it in like an IV to my veins

But felt like squirming and squeezing out of this skin into my healthy and imaginative body instead

A hard belly laugh, then a scream so loud I collapse on the grass and smile with relief

I think I’d feel better after that.

Some change, some change

Some love, some love

Some laughter, please some laughter

By VtheV

I See Love ❤️

Love is gracious

Love believes with you for good

Love speaks life

Love acts brave

Love is colorful

Love has ears and listens

Love is polite

Love speaks kindly

Love makes laughter

Love brings a happy heart

God is Love

By VtheV

Sunrise

As the Master painter guides his brush across the sky, pastel hues of pink and blue wake up my eyes.

Bright the dawn sky comes alive as the sun speaks to creation, encouraging and inviting nature to awake.

Winter adds beauty with sounds of doves cooing, birds chirping, the neighbor’s chickens fussing as the sun rises for a new day!

By Valerie The Victorious

Dog Love

This tiny dog gives so much love. She looks to me for a soft voice, a treat and a cuddle. She follows me from the back to the front of my house and she waits patiently for me to sit again. She climbs into my lap. I wrap her in the red, fuzzy blanket. Once she’s settled, she sighs and relaxes. A little love-bug, she gives unconditionally without one bit of malice. She loves all, a little gift from above.

By Vthevictorious

The Coral Rose

 

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Opening my white shutters on a sunny, windy day
My dining room window glaring back at me as the sun rays bounce off of it.
I press my face against the glass and soak up the hot sun.
As I look out to survey my backyard I see the wind move through the trees as a few apples fall to the ground.
There are patches of yellow leaves on my green grass that remind me of an abstract quilt.
My rose bushes are turning color, getting ready for their winter sleep as the night temperatures start to drop.
The colors of my garden will turn from vibrant to dull and dry in a few weeks.
Pressed against my window I see one rose with a long stem reaching out to soak up the rays of an Indian summer.
A deep coral rose, its stem grew so long that it now leans and has pressed itself against my window.
Its long stem is supported on the window glass protected against the wind, as if to say, “I’m going to bloom one last time.
I’m not moving. I’m not dying. I’m going to open into the beautiful coral rose that I was created to be!”

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2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

As I look at this rose I think about what God created me to be – not an ordinary creation. Each of us has our own DNA with gifts and talents only we can accomplish. We are a new creation in Christ Jesus.

I love this bible verse, Jeremiah as many do, but if you read a bit further it tells you how to have a beautiful future.  Jeremiah 29:11-14  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,”   God is waiting to hear from us!

Am I living the life that God created me to live? I can choose to believe that God has the good life for me, an abundant life, which is what John 10:10 says. When we believe, then we can take all God’s good plans for us!

I’ve been in a battle for a long time now for my health, but God says I’m more than a conqueror. Romans 8:37 says, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Sometimes I wonder what the heck I’m I doing, but then I look at my body and I can see that what the doctor said would happen, destruction and death, is NOT happening. I’m still walking and I’m talking and I’m more active and better  than ever! I just have to keep my focus on Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith!

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus, the author, and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

It gives Him joy to encourage us to see us succeed in life. It is His will for us!
Like the coral rose growing so tall against my window protected from the wind, I’m choosing to go against what the doctors’ report says and what my natural eyes tell me. I look to keep my focus on Jesus, and be and do what I was created to be, more than a conqueror, live an abundant life and to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

Psalm 17:8 We are the apple of His eye.

Ephesians 2:7-9 We are His trophy’s of grace.

God’s Abundant Blessings!

Valerie xoxox

 

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A Prayer in Times of Trouble

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In light of all the natural disasters including the many states that are battling fires, I wrote a prayer based on Psalms 91. This is one of my favorite Psalms as it brings to me so much peace and comfort.

A prayer adapted from Psalms 91    By, VtheV

Thank You, Lord that me and my family dwell in the secret place of the Most High.

Thank You that You let us live always under Your shadow, protected and in safety.

Let us say at all times in our life, You are, our refuge and fortress in You we have our trust.

Without a doubt You are our deliverer from every snare, trick and trap of evil from the enemy.

You cover us and hide us in You.

Your Truth is our shield and armor.

We will not be afraid of the bad nightly news or in fear of earthquakes, or storms day or night.

We will not live in fear of pestilence that may come our way, or any form of weapon that comes against us.

By the thousands they will fail and fall never coming near us or our dwellings.

We will see the Lords protection and give Him praise and thanksgiving all our days.

We make You, Lord our place of safety, we trust in You completely.

No plague will come near us no freak accident or tragedy can come our way.

You give Your angels assignments to watch over us and keep us from all danger and harm. Nothing can come near us, we are kept supernaturally safe in You.

We keep our hearts set on You Lord. Our love we give to you always. Thank You for delivering us from trouble and shame. Thank You, Lord we will live a long and abundant life on earth because of Your Salvation to us all.

Psalms 91

1 ¶ He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[fn] And from the perilous pestilence.

4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction thatlays waste at noonday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.

8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.

12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”