Away From Family?

Thank you, Frederico Erthal, for the great Pexels picture!

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy,

“6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 1:3-4, and 6 (NIV)


Separated because of the Covid 19 virus or some other reason? What if you were on vacation? You’ld pray for them to be safe, happy and healthy.  Be thankful for them being in your life, for all the wonderful times you shared together, the unspeakable joy.

1 Thessalians 4:12, “That you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.”


Thank you all on Word press, you Bloggers give me such joy interacting with you, reading your blogs, our similarities, our differences, the recipes.  Loving you all.

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God, You Help Us, But Why?

For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:14

Psalm 145

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down.” Vs. 14

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” Vs. 18

“He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.” Vs. 19

Proverbs 14:26, “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.”

“God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?”                                                                                                              Numbers 23:19 (KJV)


It hurts. You thought you did everything right to get here.  Or you trusted that person.  Now you’re out in the cold, you’re surprised.

You’re not going down that road again.  And they feel that they’re in the right.

King David didn’t retaliate when he was being cursed at by a relative of Saul, during Absolom’s takeover of the kingdom.  David said maybe God orchestrated the cursing.  His key concern was keeping his family safe from harm in 2 Samuel 16.

When I was rejected, there wasn’t anything I could do to change their mind or the outcome, except pray and remember God’s word.  This Bible passage comforted me, knowing God loves me and my rejecter, and has a plan for my life.  David was so confident in God, even during this hardship.  David does get the kingdom back.

Jesus tells us to pray …for…everyone… and when I did, God showed me a more excellent way.  Also Job prayed for his friends and was rewarded in Job 42:10.

Dear Father God, please help the people in California, bring safety and peace to the residents and firefighters and comfort the families who lost their loved ones, in Jesus’ Name.

I Look To You, Jesus

Thank You, Lord Jesus, You give me hope.  When my confidence wavered through the night, I woke up needing You all the more.  I went straight to Your word.  A song, “My Redeemer Lives”, by Nicole C. Mullin, comes to mind.  Our time together in the morning is now joyful because You Live.

You are alive and everything Your word says that You are is true, You came to give us “life, more abundantly,” John 10:10.

You’re our Friend (John 15:14).  You’ll never leave us comfortless, (John 14:18).