Hope

Hope: The Anchor of the Soul

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Our lives should contain hope for our future, hope of God’s promises being fulfilled, hope of what Jesus has done, and hope that comes from living in our new completed identities.

Many people who I’ve encountered lately have just given up and are going on with their lives trying to make the best of the days they have left… however, that is no way to live! Christ promised us abundant, eternal life and each day should be glorious!  We do go through trials, tribulations, conflicts, and momentary despair,  but we should have that underlying confidence that Jesus is there giving and maintaining the hope that comes with our living in Him and His Spirit in us.  We cannot give up!  All the hardships that we endure are just a momentary affliction compared to the eternity of glory we will live in. We have to thank Him (giving thanks in all things) and believe in hope.  We can have heaven here on earth – ‘let Your will be done, as it is in heaven, so shall it be on earth’. – Jesus

“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts of welfare and peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”                   Jeremiah 29:11

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If you have lost your hope, if you feel like nothing good will ever come, if time is slipping away, then there is one solution in gaining it back.  In my own life the return of hope has come with repentance.  Asking God to forgive me of not believing Him and the desire to re-establish the connection that I once had with the Father, that loves me and you beyond all measure.  He will be faithful to restore that which has been forgotten.  He will give you new HOPE

“Then you will call upon Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.  Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29: 12-13

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Do not lose heart!

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Fall

The Autumn and Fall Season

I thought I’d share a little of my fall season with you…A painting, my home decorations, and a little poem.  Don’t you love this time of year! All the changes taking place in nature, pumpkins galore, the fragrant spices, and the new year (according to the Biblical calendar).  When I was a school teacher, fall was a new beginning; new students, a chance to start and learn new things, and feel the tangible changes in the air.

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My Home Decor

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candles and pumpkins

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A Little Poem

When we were doing a poetry unit in school, we wrote fall poems. This is one I wrote to teach with.

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