Thursday, April 5, 2012

Psalm 143:8 WORDart

 

Happy Thursday!

It is such a beautiful morning with the sun shining and the birds chirping.  The sky is gorgeous!  I love all the colors of the blues and the greens with the splashes of color from the flowers freshly blooming.  I just love mornings that embrace me.  Do you ever feel that way…walk outside and feel like nature is just giving you this great big hug?  Maybe I’m just weird.

Anyways, it’s Thursday and I have new WORDart for you.  This is my prayer (or one of them, anyways), to know God’s way in my life.  I need His direction and I absolutely depend upon His lovingkindness.  In a world that is so harsh and unbending, His lovingkindness strengthens me and gives me hope.  As we approach Easter weekend, I have really thought a lot about the sacrifice that Jesus made for me so that I can experience the hope that I have.  He willingly went to the cross and endured pain and suffering for me, because He loved me and wanted the very best for me.  He saved me and promised me an eternity with Him.  An eternity where there is no pain, or tears, or sickness, no uncertainties, no suffering of any kind.  I feel so humbled and in awe of His love for me.  I ask myself what can I do for Him to show my thanks.  I know there is nothing that I could ever do to show Him the depth of gratitude that I feel or that is due Him, but I sure am going to try my best to let Him know just how grateful I am.

 

Psalm 143:8

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It is that time of year when I take the time to really focus on homeschooling…portfolios, testing and planning for next year.  Our homeschool convention is just a few weeks away and I like to be prepared, which means lots of reflecting on this year to figure out what worked and what didn’t.  I am entertaining the idea of using a cyber charter school for my two oldest boys next year.  I would LOVE to hear from other homeschoolers who have, are, or are considering doing this.  What do you like and don’t like?  What makes it work or not work for your family?  If you have considered it and decided not to, why?  I really want to make a smart decision, but it’s scary making changes sometimes.  This is our 15th year homeschooling, so making that kind of change is a really big one. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

~Karen

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Karen,
What a blessing you are! I to feel hugs from God's amazing creation! I think I have a new favourite verse if that's possible. I have read through my Bible many times, but this today just jumped right out at me! I read the whole Psalm.
I'm only in my sixth year of home-schooling and have never tried the cyber school route. I shall pray that the Lord leads you to the path He has for your family.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Karen, what a beautiful post describing what the Lord did on our behalf. You are representing Him well with your talents in your WORDart. I think He would say "well done my good and faithful servant". Homeschooling for 15 years, wow, what an accomplishment. Thanks for this new verse and printable. My linky is working now, and I'd love to have you add this to Scripture Thursday. Have a wonderful Easter holiday. ~ Abby

MaxineD said...

Thank you for such beautiful art.
Easter Blessings
Maxine

Dixieglitzie said...

Karen this is simply breath-taking. I love reading your blog...it's as I can feel the Sweet Breeze of Heaven gently blowing encouraging words my way each time I read your post. I pray that the Holy Spirit continues to remind you of God's faithfulness to His promises...I am so looking forward to when the trial and testing that you and your husband are going through will be behind you and your faith in which you now stand will be turned "to "sight". ...hope that makes sense to you -in other words, You will have God's promises manifested in your "right here and now" instead of believing that they will manifest "soon and very soon"...lol, Karen I still don't know if I explained my thoughts well enough to be understood BUT PLEASE KNOW THIS: I am so appreciative of all that you share with us on your blog. Thank you from the depths of my heart. Much love, Dixie