Reflections

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“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” ~ Psalm 34:8

“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” ~ Psalm 91:2

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night…” ~ Psalm 92:1-2

“It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” ~ Lamentations 3:22-23

It seems almost unreal to me, but it is now December 31, 2015. In just about 12 hours (in the Eastern Standard Time Zone), another year will be history. It has been quite a year for us! It has been a year of struggles and sorrows, but also one of blessings and joys. We have spent most of this year praying and waiting and praying and waiting and praying and…well, you get the idea. Though it has not been the year we had hoped and planned for, we have seen God answer prayers and provide in ways we never could have imagined.  Allow me to give you just a few examples: Continue reading “Reflections”

Memories and Blessings

Most of my posts so far have been ministry or Scripture related, but I thought it might be time to give you a little glimpse into something I have done this summer! Over the last couple of years, I have enjoyed getting to learn how to can fruits and vegetables. This is something that my MawMaw (my mom’s mother) did regularly to preserve the harvest from her huge garden!! (My husband’s favorite peas are the Zipper Creams that MawMaw used to can and give us when she came to visit. It was a sad day when we opened and ate the last jar she had given us!) In addition to canning things like green beans and peas, she made pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, and soup starters. The more I have learned about canning, the more I realize just how much work my MawMaw put into those jars of fruits and vegetables that we enjoyed! This summer marked 10 years since MawMaw went to Heaven, and I have thought about her a lot as I canned in my kitchen! Continue reading “Memories and Blessings”