Memories – –

Having a love of watching the birds,  I was late in December providing seeds of sort for my many kinds – cardinals, bluejays, woodpecker, wrens, you know the common garden types.  However, the feeders have been replenished and I have enjoyed watching them come to feast.  As jays are aggressive and selfish; until they get their fill, the others wait within a few inches on the porch banister, on the ground or on the porch floor.  Then away flies the jays and here come the crowd.  Male cardinal feeds on one side while the wrens, smaller jays eat around the corner of the feeder.  At any rate, love this view !

Took the time to scroll down several of my posts, see any replies that I may have missed, or any prayer requests I missed.  Found several goodies that probably here in 2017 may need an update of happenings.  One in particular is “On The Porch”.  I love visiting my porch.

New excursions may come in the Spring when my flowers have bloomed,  the visitors come back.  And day trips to exciting places.

The New Year 2017

Praises to our God that has brought us into the year 2017.  I had learned that the Hebrew year is 5777, watching a rabbi on my Christian channels.

Be encouraged that this is going to be a very great, awesome, and interesting year.  We will have a new leader as of January 20 and he will need prayer as never before.  I ask that all prayer warriors be in unity to pray for his selected cabinet members and pray the hearts of the members of Congress be prepared to agree with matters that are for the better of all.

God’s Word states that ” I will give the people the leader they deserve “.   Some citizens feel the new leader is a very good business man, true, I pray God surround him with Christian men and women that will show him in the Word God’s truth and pray that God give him wisdom to rule this people.

Be of good cheer Jesus said,  I have overcome the world.  The enemy has no power until it is given to him;  don’t give him any room.

In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray boldness, strength, courage, love, mercy, grace be extended to each that may read this post and you go forth energized, equipped by the Word of God and witness as God may direct you that 2017 will be a year of a very great harvest for the kingdom.

Love and God’s blessings to you

Joi

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

The angel appeared to Mary, chosen of God and told her she would have a son and call him Jesus.  His Hebrew name is Yeshua. 

No room in the inn.  What’s a young mother-to-be to do?  The innkeeper told Joseph there was lodging in the barn.   He took Mary and settled down in the barn.  Mary, coming close in contractions began to prepare for the newborn.  At the appointed time, He arrived.  Mary wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in the manger (the animals feeding trough).  How humbling !  And I thank God for the three hospitals equipped when I gave birth to my four.

No baby shower given by friends and family;  No clothes, diapers, bottles, nothing, no time to have prepared for Him.  She had what she had, pieces of cloth, torn and wrapped His body.

What a glorious day !  Praise the name of the Lord.

The bright star shown to guide the three wise men to where He lay.  They brought gold, frankincense and myrrh, fitting gifts for a King.  And his heavenly Father had prepared these men’s hearts to bring these gifts.  Mary kept the spices for the exact time of the coming death.

I pray you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year of 2017 be as good as it can possibly be, and our Heavenly Father shower down many blessings upon you and yours.

Sharing November

It is so near the end of this 2016 year.  Election is over.  Could not wait for the 8th to come and go, like my previous post.

At this writing, Thanksgiving Day has come and gone.  I had gotten so busy with unbusy things I did not take the time to post a “Happy Thanksgiving”.  Pray you all had your tummy full of the goodies and the baddies,  I know I did.  Shared the day and the meal with my daughter Michelle.  My two sons were with their families in other cities.  We all have a lot for which to be thankful and grateful to a mighty good God who loves us very much.  If I had a thousand words, would not be enough to say “Thank You” Father for your grace, love, mercy, forgiveness, unmerited favor and your hand upon me all these years.

I pray you share as much time as possible with your spouse, your children and grandchildren, your parents, siblings, your church families, your pets, your neighbors.  Share love, hugs and smiles and the goodness of God with them.

God is moving mightily!  He is always moving and I pray you strive for a closer walk with the Lord, be on your knees in prayer for our nation, the new president and his staff, the many fires still raging; pray for God to send the rain.  Pray for the peace in Jerusalem.  To God be all the glory.

Get ready for the many celebrations taking place for this Christmas season.  A time of joy many people talk, sing and shout about.  Most know it as the birth of the Savior.

God Bless all !

 

November 8 has come and is now going

Praise the Lord !

Across America Tuesday, voting day is now over. Thank God we have reached Wednesday, God’s mercies are new this day.


We shall have a new government leader, one whom I pray God will create a new heart and renew in him a right spirit;  give him visions and dreams of what he needs to do to lead and govern this great nation.  Yes, I believe America is still a great nation; it has just been down the wrong alley and is now ready to do a 180 turn to repent, be forgiven, and march to the tune of “God Is In Control”, no matter who sits in the oval office.


All praise and glory to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
I look forward with hope that all Americans can unite and begin to do that which is right in the sight of Almighty God. He has watched us over the many years become a disgruntled and divided people and heard our prayers to please deliver us from all the evil that has beset us these many years.  Now let us come together as a Christian nation to once again let our lights so shine and let us be the salt of the earth God has called his people to be. We can, we should and we must make a difference.


Be encouraged; Be joyful, Do not be afraid.  Jesus has overcome the world.

All love, peace and joy be yours today and every day.  Look up,  watch for the Savior !

 

 

 

Fall Is Here

Greetings:  God is good all the time and all the time God is good.  This statement is declared by a great number of God’s people who know firsthand He does what He says He will do.  His Word is true,  is life,  is forever;  proclaim His good Word.

To Him be all the glory.  Truly is a great time of the year.  Fall brings such colorful beauty especially in these North Carolina mountains where I reside, and I delight in road trips through the Blue Ridge Mountains from North Wilkesboro to Boone, NC.  I have driven the parkway also to Pisgah National Forest, stopped and trekked the trail to view a waterfall, one of many in NC.  I find it very exciting to view the splendor of God’s creation.

Take a ride one day and be in awe of all God has given us to enjoy.  Let the small things of wonder catch your breath.

God is truly good all the time.