Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Delight

May the aroma of your Thanksgiving prayer fill the room like a bouquet. 
When the turkey is in the oven, the pies are already baked, and the side dishes are waiting their time to be to put on the table, it's the perfect time for tea.

As host and cook, one needs an uplifting break to be able to fulfill family and friends expectations of the Thanksgiving meal. For some of us it's a joy while others see it as a living sacrifice. No matter ones point of view, prepares are the calling cards of bring everyone together.

Taking a pause in Christ's uplifting presence over a teacup is a gift one gives ones self.

How do I know? This is my 51st Thanksgiving day preparation since I've been married. A pause with  just Jesus and me renews me before family and friends ring the door bell. The tea is the excuse to give a personal thanks to the one who makes the Thanksgiving celebration a blessing.


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Enjoy overflowing Thanksgiving blessings in your serve. 

Carolyn 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Big Dipper is My TeaCup




God gave me the Big Dipper for my 70th birthday present. I’d known since I was seven years old that God had given me a full cup of His love when He answered my prayer asking Him to let me be His little girl. 

My mother had abandoned my younger brothers and me when I was five. Our step-mother told me she tried to give me away to my mother’s family but no one wanted me without my brothers then she told me that my mother didn’t want me, my father doesn’t want me and for sure she didn’t want me. 

Nonetheless, I knew Jesus loved me because of the song the Vacation Bible School ladies taught us. “Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.” Along with this song and the dark blue felt board Gospel stories, I knew to go to God for love, comfort, and acceptance. 

The day of my 70th birthday, I woke up with joy. I asked God to celebrate my birthday with me. It was my plan to look for His gifts especially for me through out the day. I wasn’t disappointed. 

Before I had my first cup of tea, I took our miniature long haired doxie out in the backyard for his morning constitutional. The stars were like diamond chips on a black velvet sky. They just seemed to sparkle extra bright and then I saw the Big Dipper. It’s handle seem to almost reach down to touch the horizon. I felt like I could reach out and take hold of it. 

As I paused in the wonder of God’s creation, I felt within my soul God said to me that the Big Dipper was my teacup. It was filled with His love for me. This was my first birthday gift for the day. It was huge!

Immediately, I made a birthday wish. I can’t wait for Abba to fulfill it. All I can say, because I can’t tell a birthday wish, is that the desire will be part of bringing God glory and a gift to Him from my heart. 

I’ve seen how big and full God’s love is for me specially on this birthday when I saw the Big Dipper sparkle in the dark sky.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14
 is my birthday wish for each one of you on your special day. 

Keep an eye out for the gift God has for you. 

What’s the biggest gift God gave you? Have you ever woke up with so much joy that you asked God to share the day with you? What happened? 

Uplifting Blessings, 

Carolyn