Unfathomable Mercy of God

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Every day I struggle with finding the time to write. I LOVE to write and I believe I’ve been commissioned by God to speak of His goodness through my writing. If I had the financial resources to just sit and write, I would do it; however, as most beginner-writers would agree, that it’s not that easy to get your writing career up and running.

Writing is what you put into it. It is a full time job. There are days where I pitch and send queries. There are thousands of web sites and periodicals out there looking for freelance writers, however, you have to do your homework; by this I mean, you have to read their guideline and to a writer’s dismay, they are not all alike. Some want a query and some want the full article. Some editors request different font sizes and some have a word count cut-off.  Most editors require some samples of previously published articles and don’t forget, most want a well-written bio of yourself. (That was harder than most articles I’ve pitched)

Lord, are you sure? I have so many words to share but not enough brains to figure out where to share them!

I spoke those EXACT words in a prayer three years ago and boy did I get a holy thump on the head.

Write always about My goodness and unfathomable mercy!

God spoke that unforgettable-sentence to my heart then and He continues to speak it to me every time I hit the keyboard. I don’t always have the time or the words, but when I sit down and focus on HIS goodness and unfathomable mercy, I get a chill.

I am reminded each day through so many people, places, and experiences that His mercy is all around me and when I begin to sit down and write, His words flow.  He unites my heart and hands with His thoughts and I begin to write.

What is God asking of you today? Is He asking you to make a change?  He has called you to do something so He will provide the way.”Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!” Luke 12:24                                                              livingbygracepic.jp

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Purple for a Friend…Beth Farley

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Isaac Asimov once declared, “Whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.” Some people are adventure seekers, they need action all of the time. But, to declare that one might be bored in heaven? I can’t imagine; but then I got to thinking about this a bit and thought…

Can eternity meet our expectations?

Will heaven deliver on Jesus’ promise?

I believe Jesus answered those questions and more when He said, Do’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God , and trust also in me.There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If there were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?

When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. (John 14:1-3 NLT)

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I am writing this blog in various shades of purple in honor of a very special friend who recently passed away. Purple was her favorite color and heaven was one of our most favorite topics to discuss. We always said that Jesus will most definitely deliver on His promise of heaven being the best place to rest. Eternity WILL meet our expectations and more…

Matthew 18:10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

To my lovely, precious friend, you are away from body but at home with the Lord. Rest in Peace.

If you would all wear the color purple for this family in her honor on Thursday or Friday this week and keep the Elmore family in your prayers, I know they would appreciate it; and so would I.purple flower 1