Monthly Archives: March 2014

Train me, God, to walk straight; ♥

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Psalm 86 11

Train me, God, to walk straight;
    then I’ll follow your true path.
Put me together, one heart and mind;
    then, undivided, I’ll worship in joyful fear.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you, dear Lord;
    I’ve never kept secret what you’re up to.
You’ve always been great toward me—what love!
    You snatched me from the brink of disaster!
God, these bullies have reared their heads!
    A gang of thugs is after me—
    and they don’t care a thing about you.
But you, O God, are both tender and kind,
    not easily angered, immense in love,
    and you never, never quit.
So look me in the eye and show kindness,
    give your servant the strength to go on,
    save your dear, dear child!
Make a show of how much you love me
    so the bullies who hate me will stand there slack-jawed,
As you, God, gently and powerfully
    put me back on my feet.

Psalm 86:11-17

The Message (MSG)

The nest garden1Welcome Spring!! 

Hope, Joy ♥

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Romans 15:13 (ESV)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Proverbs 24:14  (NIV)
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:
If you find it, there is a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.

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The garden after the rain ♥

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Awake, thou wintry earth—
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
Christ is risen.
~Thomas Blackburn—An Easter Hymn.

I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
“At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!”
~ Edna Dean Procter—Easter Bells.

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