When you are stuck in the house watching the snowfall for months on end, it is draining. Lately I have been obsessed with the fact that our weather is resembling drops of summer and that sandals are now appropriate attire! Being outside, able to go on walks, drive with the windows down — man, that is my idea of refreshing. You can feel your soul shine and a smile creep on your face when you are free to walk outside sans shoes and a parka! I am loving that our nightly puppy walk is back and that me and my hubby can reconnect as we stroll our neighborhood on the warm almost summer nights!
Fresh air is such a refreshing change that makes me so thankful to live somewhere that we can enjoy each and every ounce of warmth. Just acknowledging the small little blessings that I get to experience on a daily basis make my heart happy. Get after it friends, what are you thankful for? Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Catch up on my top-rated podcast covering everything from branding to body image! Behind the scenes at casa Kutcher, plus our fertility journey.
My best advice on running a business without losing your mind. Search for:. What's Your. TOp categories. I'm Jenna Kutcher. I love yoga pants, mac and cheese, and working from home with my dogs in my lap. My mission? To help others own their awesome and do what they love every darn day!
A Few of My Favorite Things. GOal Digger. Keep Reading. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Why Your Business Needs a Blog. My 7 Favorite WordPress Plug-ins.
How-to Take Better Photos. Try following me over at jennakutcher! Now, I'm teaching you all my secrets! Of course, they would not return to live in this nest. But what about the parent swallows? The woman began to consider that perhaps these parent swallows were a lot like herself and her husband. They built a nest for their babies where hungry mouths were fed. The little ones were nurtured and taught to fly. And fly they did. The woman remembered when their nest was empty; she and her husband began their migration.
This woman now supposes that the reader would have to know a little more about her journey to understand this allegory better. The original nest stands for the safe place she and her husband built to nurture and protect their three daughters before they began to fly on their own. When their daughters were grown and the nest was empty, the woman and her husband flew many miles to make new homes. These new and different homes welcomed new babies, too. These new babies were babes in Christ whose true Father is God.
These babes were cared for and fed spiritual food until one day they were ready to be on their own. These first new babes in Christ matured until they welcomed new babes who matured and welcomed new babes. Season after season after season. O Lord of everything large and small, we lay our young at your altar. Feed us. Protect us. But, if we or our young should migrate far from You, recalculate our flight pattern to point us in your direction. May we never choose a place far from You to nest. You are our home, O Lord of All! May we always sing eternal praises to You!
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Know this, my beloved brothers and sisters: let every person be quick swift to hear …. James The years of life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty … they are soon gone, and we fly away. Psalm For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery sin. Galatians Life happens—joy and tears, good health and illness, success and failure, love lost and love found, good times and bad times, and so much more.
With every twist and turn of life we try to make sense of it all. We try to get the colored squares of our days, months, and years to line up. Only by looking for the unseen do we find any real hope of ever getting any big-picture eternal understanding. We all have our own struggles, sorrows, and successes as God counts success. Blessings come with each experience, seemingly random. No particular order, but somehow promising a plan if they can all just be perceived in the right way. Our Creator has had a plan for each and every one of us from before the beginning of everything.
To us! To you and me! His plans run through time into eternity. When I post and share it with you, you may receive it as random, too. The blessings that come my way from people I know and love may be random moments of encouragement. The unseen goal is to see by faith. See our life placed into the hands of God. Trust that He knows exactly how to move our colored squares into something good and eternal. Let Him keep His promise to work all things together for good for those who love Him Romans He knows how blessings work together!
Every blessing from Him fits perfectly into His plan! In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons and daughters through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time , to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
While looking for the unseen blessing this past week, my thoughts began their journey on the day called Palm Sunday. May they still be singing Hosanna to you, Jesus! Strange mix, but not so strange when my thoughts went to Jesus, our eternal bridegroom. A marriage made in heaven! And then thoughts about the funeral of Jesus? He was dead. Witnesses confirmed it. He was buried and lay in the grave as he had said he would. He was wrapped in linen and a 75 pound mixture of myrrh and aloes. Two angels guarded his dead body, one sitting near his head, the other at his feet.
Roman guards had sealed his tomb and stood guard outside. When the time came for the women to prepare his body for the funeral, Jesus was walking in the garden. He was not in the tomb. He was no longer dead. He was alive, and for many days continued walking! Confirming the fulfillment of prophecy! Every time I read these words in scripture about not seeing and yet believing, I have to pause and take a deep breath letting them sink into my very soul.
And then … my thoughts led me back to where I began this unseen journey:. Jesus is my beloved and I am his! As a follower of his, Jesus is your beloved and you are his! If Jesus is not your beloved, he can be. This spring has been a wonderful year for wild flowers.
The Texas bluebonnets are gorgeous! When a dear sister-in-Christ in northern Israel saw the photos on Facebook, she said it reminded her of the hills in Israel. They were also in beautiful bloom.
- Mit Fried und Freud fahr ich dahin - Score!
- Second Suite in F - Euphonium-Bass Clef.
- Buy This Book.
- Random Blessings Of Nature - Plantation Valley.
- Death by Rodrigo: A Novel.
My mind can envision Jesus, his disciples the twelve and more , plus his mother and extended family making the long 80 mile journey to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. On foot! Through the hills covered in wildflowers including lilies. What a welcome sight Bethany must have been. A chance for Jesus to talk with Lazarus about the persecution he was under because Jesus had raised him from death.
And, Jesus own death must have been heavy on his mind. Our Good Shepherd, who is also our Lamb and our Beloved, grazed through the lilies along the road to Bethany. He would graze the two miles into Jerusalem. He would graze among the people, the sheep of His pasture, in the temple court. Even in the temple, Jesus grazed among lilies! Jesus still grazes among lilies! In my mind we graze together as my heart sings one of the first hymns I learned in my childhood. Please graze with us:. In all the world around me I see His loving care And though my heart grows weary I never will despair I know that He is leading, through all the stormy blast The day of His appearing will come at last.
He lives within my heart!
- Random Blessings Of Nature - Review of Plantation Valley, Thrissur, India - TripAdvisor.
- Random Blessings - Articles - Choctaw Church of Christ.
- The Indiscretion;
- Unsung Ordinary Men: A generation like no other.
- It Wasn’t My Fault, Honest! : A Novel About Living With Younger Brothers;
- MOVING ON past Resentment!
They will still bear fruit in old age. They will stay fresh and green. Psalm NIV. Thank you for joining me!
We will find an eternal blessing! The first week of January I began a new daily Bible project. I sat looking out my window … thinking … asking God to fill me with hope and joy! My Bible was open in front of me, heavily underlined with a red pen. During the past few years my Bible project has been to do a red letter edition of the Old Testament. Yes, the Old Testament. I determined to underline all of them with my red pen. This project was completed at the end of last year. The New Testament words of Jesus were already done in red by the publisher.
Listen to Him! Looking back to the first week in January, I really wanted to underline all the prayers in the Bible. But not in red ink. I looked for another choice in my pen mug and chose green. I took a deep breath asking God to bless me. I opened the book of Psalms. I feel fresh and green! This is the day the Lord has made! I choose to rejoice and be glad today! How long will the rest of my life be? Only God knows the number of our days. When Grandma Moses picked up her paint brush at 78 years of age and painted her first painting, did she know she would live to be ? She said she just wanted to keep busy and do something that brought her joy.
Did my friend Anna Counts in Florence, Alabama know she was going to live to be years old when she published her book in her 80 th year? She just wanted to share her faith and bring glory to God. Age truly needs to be seen as just a number!
Random Blessings | qyjywolu.tk
Any age is a good time to begin something new! It makes me happy! The pages of green underlining in Psalms are looking more and more like spring grass. Both are getting greener and greener. Reading the prayers in Psalms is refreshing my soul, making me feel young and vital and joyful. You might want to try it! May we grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and also with the people in our lives! May we stay fresh and green! From my favorite morning chair, looking through the open door and across my patio … the sky was grey. Rain and thunder were in the weather forecast.
The trees I could see were still bare. No leaves yet. Then I looked closer! There were tiny green leaves on many branches. I paused, took a deep breath, and focused. What I saw looked like green lace. Intricately designed by our Creator, the One who holds all things in His perfect hands. I sat quietly just observing and smiling in my soul, sensing the value of taking closer looks. The joy of zooming in. Genesis ESV. In my mind I substituted the word trees for lilies. Thank you for green lace.
Yes, on that grey day, the trees I saw had a cloak of green lace wrapped around their branches. They were beautiful. They are just ordinary, everyday Texas trees that grow everywhere; but, they look lovely in green lace. Looking for the unseen blessing in this, I see in my mind ordinary people—ordinary people just like me.
A blessing from our beautiful natural world embracing the reality of our eternal hope. The trees outside my patio brought a Random Blessing, causing me to think eternal thoughts.
Get Your Free Publishing Guide Today
Causing me to look for the unseen … and I saw it. Even more, may you be able to see beyond the natural which is temporary, to the spiritual which is eternal. Look for the unseen and be blessed!