Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Storms Around Us

The problems that we face each day
Can seem too much to bear
Until we turn our eyes to Christ
And trust His tender care.

 Sometimes words fail.It is during times like this that I will allow the words that others have written to speak for me.
I had picked these pictures a long time ago, but as I looked at them today,I somehow thought they were fitting.
I know that some of you are going through dark times.It seems that the storms of life are almost overwhelming.One of my dear friends and a friend to many of you is right now facing a difficult loss.
Betsy,this post was made with you on my mind.

 There comes into every person's life a time when the dark clouds of despair and sorrow are on the horizon and even almost on top of us.

God is the One who makes it well with your soul,
even when it is not well with your circumstances.

 I have often seen so much beauty in the sky and even a dark and stormy sky can have beauty.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
When the storm clouds of life gather we can't see the beauty, but I can say from experience that God can turn a dark experience into a  time of drawing closer to Him and that in itself becomes a blessing. 

One thing is certain, dark skies and dark times in our life do not last forever.
When the storm clouds have passed and the rain has fallen, the beauty is all around us.

As we remember the ones who left us much too soon, tears fall.Let's just remember that,
both tears and smiles bring God praise.

To Betsy and any others who are going through storms of any kind, it is my prayer that God will give you the strength you need for every day.May He hold you in His loving arms and give you the needed peace.

Closing Thought:
I was thinking of you today and prayed for you today…
I asked that whatever you need will be answered in God’s time,
and that you have the strength and endurance to keep going.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dramatic Skies

Every time we encourage someone, we give them an infusion of courage.
I trust that you will find at least a small measure of encouragement in this blog.

All photos are taken by me,Ruth,unless otherwise noted.
Most of you know that I love watching the sky and here are a few scenes that I have been privileged to see and capture with my camera. I will add some quotes which I have found and enjoyed.

"May God give you eyes to see beauty only the heart can understand."

"When God opens the door of opportunity, we can be sure He will give us the strength to walk through it."

"God still speaks— we just have to open our Bibles and listen."

"Give what you have.
To someone it may be better than you dare to think.'

Be Kind Today
"Rather than argue, agree to disagree."

Closing Thought:
No matter how far apart we are,
I'll always be thinking of you, my friend,
because you mean the world to me.