Brimming…

 

image via from the heart of j

image via from the heart of j

Her heart brimming with the Word of Life…

sees Him hidden in the ordinary…

and reads His love notes tucked into the day.

The story of her soul authored by His grace.

It’s the secret of her smile from within…

and her posture of Praise.

EXPECTANT…

Christmas Virus…WARNING…

image via from the heart of j

image via from the heart of j

WARNING……WARNING: CHRISTMAS VIRUS

Be on the alert for symptoms of inner Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to this virus and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some signs and symptoms of The Christmas Virus:

A tendency to:      think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past  experiences

An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment

A loss of  interest in judging other people.

  • A loss of  interest in interpreting the actions of others.
  • A loss of  interest in conflict.
  • A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)
  • Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
  • Contented  feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
  • Frequent attacks of smiling.
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
  • An increased  susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

Please send this warning out to all your friends. This virus can and has affected many systems. Some systems have been completely cleaned out because of it. (Author Unknown)

SPREAD THE GIFT!

A Place of Enough…

tank

Gratefulness eradicates fear…

Because gratefulness comes from a place of enough…not from scarcity.

“Indeed religion with contentment is a great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it.” 1 Tim 6:6-7

Clipped Wings…

Has life clipped your wings? …

Perhaps you have forgotten the Source of your soar…

“…rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength.” Neh 8:8:10b

What if…

What if all you had in your life today…

was only what you gave thanks for yesterday?…

image via fromtheheartofj

image via fromtheheartofj

Would your plate be empty?

image via fromtheheartofj

image via fromtheheartofj

 

Or your hands full?

“With my whole being I sing endless praise to you.  O Lord, my God, forever will I give you thanks.” Ps 30:13

Intertwined in the Grandiose Plan…

O ancient of waters brought forth by the Maker from the chaos of the dark…

Soothing waves pour over the anxious soul drawing one into its rocking motion…

image fromtheheartofj

image fromtheheartofj

 

Sitting before the water and pondering its beginning….

One feels so small….

image via fromtheheartofj

image via fromtheheartofj

 

But too…

So intertwined in the grandiose plan of God…

That all creation give Praise to Him our Creator!

Heart Be Not Muffled…Words Be Not Mute…

image via fromtheheartofj

 

My blog has been quiet…but my ponderings deep.

And who’s to say these thoughts wouldn’t too make your spirit leap?

There’s a sharing of self in the sharing of our musings…

We learn from each other’s victories and bruisings.

So Heart be not muffled…words be not mute…

all of our writings can bless and take root.

We can encourage the wanderer…and strengthen the tired.

Faith is contagious…Let’s together enkindle the fire!

image via jaquiscakes.com

Through Him With Him In Him Blog is 1 year old!

165 posts, 1724 comments, 12,193 views, 1089 blocked spammers later it is a day of celebration and of reminiscing as I reread the posts from the past year. I thank you dear readers for your support and encouragement in this journey of the heart shared…you are remembered in my prayers…through Him with Him and in Him.

“May our Lord Jesus  himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.” 2Thes2:16-17.

Patchwork Post…

image via kaboodle.com

Patchwork Post…

End of the year shuffle…graduations…traveling guests…days at beach…sunburns and sweet ice tea…friends…heart to heart talks…good news/bad news…joys and trials…laughs and tears…summer heat and barefoot…being grateful…being humbled…to do lists…bucket lists…books that inspire…”Word”s that convict…kaleidoscope skies…sleepy saturdays…zumba and park runs…prayer and presence…dogs and lemonade…stray kittens…going fast…going slow…family…taking deep breaths…inhaling/exhaling…joy in the eyes….laughter in the voice…fresh peaches…juicy tomatoes…flowers galore…fresh cut grass…the smell of jasmine…whirlwind days…everything’s connected…all is Grace…

the Stuff of “Life”…

Busy but Beautiful…

Bountiful and Blessed…

A “Gallimaufry”… (isn’t that a fun word?!)

image via copyediting.com

 

“I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous deeds.  I will delight and rejoice in you; I will sing hymns to your name, Most High. ” Ps 9:2-3

I’m knee deep in the “gallimaufry” of life…but promise to be back soon! From the Heart of J!

image via zazzle.com