Outhouse holes, garden spots and smokey skies

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The province is burning up. Literally. Fort McMurray is half gone, and there are several other out of control wildfires burning though out Alberta and northern BC. May has just begun and already we have smoky skies. Hell, we had smoky skies back in April. My clothes smell of wood smoke from just being outside.

Wildfire season has started way too soon.

I’m also so amazed at how our province has rallied together to help the 80,000 or so displaced people of Fort McMurray. It actually restores a little faith in humanity. And the photos of the wildfire, they’re so amazing and terrifying all at once. Nature is fierce and wild, you can’t help but admire it (yes, I know, it’s not my home burning).

I wish it would rain. Everyone wishes it would rain. Not just for the fires, but for the pastures and hay land. I don’t know…

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In the receiving…

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I rolled over in bed, and tried to pretend I was sleepy.
After all, it was 4:30 AM.
We play tricks on ourselves, we pregnant mommies.
But the clock ticked loudly,
and my toddler sighed heavily in her sleep from her crib in the corner.
My husband slumbered away next to me, and I gently turned onto my other side. The tiny little one inside me tumbled and flailed on,
and my fingertips wished they had eyes to see through the layers of skin and muscle…

Finally I gave up.
Today is a big day, with multiple house projects and long awaited things to do. “Why waste time in bed when I can get a head start on the day?” I whispered to myself. But before I padded downstairs, I sat on the top step and let yesterday replay in my mind.

Seasons change, and we change.
My oldest has…

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Cheerfully Answering

we need not fear… He has known us…
such an intimate comfort to be His.
Our little Nicholas, God has known you and goes before you preparing your every day. He is your healer little one. He holds you

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“For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ring leader of the sect of the Nazarenes.”  Acts 24:5 NKJV
“He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law.”  Acts 24:6 NKJV

After this, Paul cheerfully answered for himself, unafraid of their lies. (Acts 24:10-21)

Thank You, Lord, for being our Judge so that we need not fear lies and accusations made against us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Judge we
come before

has known us
all our years

and no lie
or weapon formed

shall stand up –
we need not fear.

God  bless you as you cheerfully come before Him today!

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Of God

in Christ is the Victory~

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“And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or work is of men, it will come to nothing
but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it – lest you even be found to fight against God.”  Acts 5:38-39 NKJV

We have the advantage point of time to know this plan was and is of God.

Thank You, Lord, for never being overthrown.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Persecution
suffering
martyrdom
and more

they are fighting
against You, Lord
but can never
win this war.

God bless you as you do the work of God today!

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Showing Kindness

Father, thank you that you can give us a servant’s heart

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Then he said, ‘ O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.’ ”  Genesis 24:12  NKJV

I love this servant’s heart.

Thank You, Lord, for Your incredible kindness to us as we seek to please You and obey.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Success
will look different

to each one of
us today

as we love You
and seek You

and desire
to obey.

God bless you with His incredible kindness today!

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Shining Before Men

brightness is Yours O Lord

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“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16 NKJV

I could get a little too caught up in shining before men so they see my good works.

Thank You, Lord, for the good works you give in which You are glorified, not me.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Any light in me
is from You

so oh indeed
let it truly shine

in such a way that
You’re seen, not me

and Your Name
is glorified.

God bless you as your good works glorify Him today!

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Of The Holy Spirit

God sees the miracle even if we don’t

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“But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.’ ” Matthew 1:20 NKJV

Mary being with child before their wedding did not seem good or right to Joseph, at first.

Thank You, Lord, for all You are growing in my life today.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Oh let me not
be afraid
or ashamed
or think it strange

what You
have conceived
in me
to bring forth change.

God bless all that He has conceived in you!

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