The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

The Lord is my strength and shield.    I trust him with all my heart.He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.    I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. The Lord gives his people strength.    He is a safe fortress for his anointed king.Save your people!    Bless Israel, your special possession.Lead them like a shepherd,    and carry them inContinue reading “The Joy of the Lord is my Strength”

A little rain, a little hope ~ Australia

prayer Our Father, thank you for answered prayer. Whilst the situation of the bush fires in Australia is still serious, there has been a little rain which has brought some hope to those fighting the fires. Thank you for inspiring everyone in working together throughout this terrible disaster – the emergency services, volunteers (of whomContinue reading “A little rain, a little hope ~ Australia”

Comfort and Hope in Grief

Leaden clouds, threatening and dark atop winter trees, bare and black, when all at once the robin red alighted on a branch ahead. no colour elsewhere could I see but for bonny robin on yonder tree. L.D. prayer Our Father, today I am sad. During Christmas week, two young people – in separate incidents –Continue reading “Comfort and Hope in Grief”

Faith, Hope & Love ~ the greatest of these is Love

scripture 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 New Living Translation If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, andContinue reading “Faith, Hope & Love ~ the greatest of these is Love”

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