a full heart…

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received – only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.”

St. Francis of Assisi

Hello friends!

How is your lent moving along?

Circa Lent 2014

I have thought of you many times and have tried (often) to get back to this special-space to tippity-tap-type something just for you.

Finally today – a window of opportunity flung open and here I am to say –

“Hello! I’ve missed my time to be with you!”

I don’t know about you but just when I think, “I’ve got this! I have a blogging-schedule that WILL work!” – life instead slams the door on MY grand-plan and reminds me,

“OH, NO YOU DON’T!”

Giggles.

You know what though?

It’s okay.

If my God has taught me anything – it’s perseverance.

And complete Trust that He knows what He is about.

So, I don’t know exactly what these moments of “popping in to say hello” may look like for awhile, but let’s give it a go!

Let’s try to figure this out together!

And trust the process.

With full hearts, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.

What do you think?

hugs n’ blessings for all the support we will give to one another as He continues to mold us this Lenten Season.

nacho-time-any-MORE

Just claiming a few priorities…

We can serve others well when we actively decide to take on the role of a servant.

This seems obvious, but missing this step can lead to doing more harm than good.

When we study the life of Jesus, we find countless examples where he took on the role of the servant. From choosing to wash the feet of his disciples to the very decision of coming to earth and living as an ordinary human, Christ continually humbled himself for the sake of others and switched places with people, most times in the lowliest of positions.

Are we placing into Service those who are willing to do the same?

hugs n’ blessings to all those who value the meaning of Service.

“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
– Matthew 10:39

a new song

But I will sing of thy might; I will sing aloud of thy steadfast love in the morning. For thou hast been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Psalm 59:16

There are stories woven throughout Scripture of God’s great love for his people. We see him parting seas, crushing boulders, and quietening storms. He feeds the hungry and heals the sick. He cries with those who mourn, comforts the lonely, and stands with the forgotten. His character is consistent of a loving and faithful God who meets his people in their time of need.

Why then, do we so easily forget that the God we serve is the same God that has always been?

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