Something Brand New

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Lord we need something brand new.

It can only be done with our eyes on You.

May our foundation be ever so strong

Built to last a lifetime long.

Built on You the ground floor is laid

Brick by brick the price has been paid.

You poured out your love for us on the cross

Our gain of Heaven in Christ’s brief loss.

He was resurrected, redeemed and restored

You still do this here and now, don’t you, Lord?

A plan you have a future you hold

A love story in us waiting to be told

Work mightily in our hearts today

You, Oh Lord, are the only way.

Happy Resurrection Sunday dear friends! Praying we all set our hearts and sights anew today.  Jesus is continually in the business of making all things ~ and anything ~  new. No better time to start than today, Easter Sunday 2019.

Have a wonderful day celebrating Jesus and the beauty He brings- in worship, in our children, in our marriages, in our faith. Praising Him today. Love you all, Sarah


God Knows What’s Next

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God knows what’s next.

He knew the day His one and only perfect blameless Son was brutally beaten and murdered what was coming next. He knew He had a plan of redemption for not just His Son, but for anyone who believes and accepts His love, grace and forgiveness.

He knows what’s next.

And sometimes that’s hard for me because I want to know what’s next. I want to know what’s coming so I can be prepared. Braced and ready for whatever. But I’ve always heard that when someone about to have a wreck tightens up because they know a collision is about to happen, their injuries are worse and they are more sore than if their body hadn’t of known what was coming; if they had just gone with whatever happened next.

So while sometime this blind-sighting of pain or tragedy can feel like a betrayal by God- we must know He is not a god of betrayal. He is a good God who loves us more deeply than we can imagine. He knows what’s next but He also knows there’s always a way out and a plan of redemption and healing. In Him, through Him and only with Him.

He knew what was next that gruesome Friday. He knew Sunday was coming.

Are you in a Friday moment? Hold on, Sunday’s coming. ♥️

“He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” Psalms‬ ‭112:7‬

Palm Sunday

💚🙌🏼 a prophecy fulfilled. Jesus riding on a donkey. Some loved Him, some didn’t understand Him or questioned Him. Some hated Him and wanted Him dead.

Surely He knew at this point the plans His Father had for Him. His death. Our salvation. His suffering. Our forgiveness. His resurrection. Our eternal life.

So much of this life doesn’t make sense, isn’t fair or we just can’t grasp the whys. So much of Christ’s life was just this but God had a plan of redemption, healing and completeness that came through pain, suffering and death.

Is there something in your life you just can’t make sense of? Hold onto the Lord and trust Him as He can work and bring good. Healing. Freedom. Forgiveness. Redemption. Resurrection. All things are possible with God.

If He can make sense and bring about good from Christ’s tragic death, He can do the same for any situation in our own lives. 💚

Happy Palm Sunday. Love y’all 💚

There is Doing in the Praying

I received news last night that someone we love has lost someone they love and it’s heartbreaking and I found myself wanting to do something- anything to help. But there’s nothing to be done now and nothing we can do except pray. So that’s what we will do

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How often do we find ourselves in situations like this where we search our brains for something we can DO to help when all we can really do or need to be doing is praying?

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There is DOING in the PRAYING. Lots of it.

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Sometimes it’s hard to SEE the doing in the praying, or feel like we are doing anything of worth- but we must know that any Time spent in prayer is so worthy, worth it, beneficial for all involved and there are so many things we can’t see- so many ways He moves as a result of prayer that we may never know about

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Sometimes it’s hard to be still and pray, to quiet our minds, not be busy or “actively” doing things, but we must still press on in prayer. We must be still and know that when we pray we are doing business with God Almighty and He hears every word we utter from our lips and even our hearts

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May we be confident in our God and prayers. May we see praying as doing and if we open our eyes enough we will see God working in all things. For good. For those who love Him.♥️

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Easter Baskets on Purpose, Free Printables and other Easter fun! (Grown-Up post only!)

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Yay It’s almost Easter! Below is a video that explains more about the fun printables and several links to help make Easter fun and memorable for your kiddos while incorporating God’s word and the reason for the season.

I’ve designed these free printables for you to use however you like~ use them for your children’s Easter Baskets or randomly put in their lunchboxes- His Word never returns void the Scriptures tell us! These verses can start some really great conversations with your children no matter their age.

Click HERE to download these Easter Basket Verse Cards I designed for YOU!


Click on the following links for more great ways to do Easter on Purpose:

PS- Don’t get overwhelmed, there are a lot of things you can do for Easter. Pray and pick a few or just one thing and do it, you don’t have to do it all sweet Mama or Dadda (I’m learning this too!)

Here are the kids Easter baskets from the last few years ♥️

A few years ago I just wrote out verses- you can do that too!