Faith, storms & love…

Once again here are a few quotes for our minds (& hearts) to munch on tonight.

stormy weather Newfoundland“In the bitter waves of woe, 
Beaten and tossed about 
By the sullen winds that blow 
From the desolate shores of doubt,­­ 

When the anchors that faith had cast 
Are dragging in the gale, 
I am quietly holding fast 
To the things that cannot fail…

William Gladden (1836-1918)

SA (79)

“Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, my way is hidden from the Lord, my cause is disregarded by my God? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of heaven and earth. He does not grow tired or weary and His understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary and increases power to the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up with wings as on eagles, they shall walk and not be weary, they shall run and not faint.”   Isaiah 40:27-31

safari tweet (2)“Jesus in  your heart!   Eternity in your mind!

The will of God in all your actions! 

But, above all, love, God’s love, entire love!”  

Saint Catherine of Genoa

May God strengthen our faith to hold on to His love & mercy when the waves of life’s challenges crush our spirits… may our hearts rise up with wings of grace & unquenchable joy as we wait on the Lord to blaze a path through our dark valleys.

God is with us.  Who are we to be afraid?

grace, peace & faith

   Virginia

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4 Responses to Faith, storms & love…

  1. Shere perry says:

    This is so uplifting Sis! Thanks for the beautiful quotes too! And the tranquil pictures… You bless us with your blog… Thank you for sharing your gifts with us… It’s a lovely ministry of words… To help our hearts and minds to think on good and Godly things… You are such a blessing to our family…. And in the tender care you give our precious Mama! Love u so much!

    • Virginia says:

      Thanks for you encouragement, Shere! I will never forget after returning from Africa you & i zipping up to meet Megan @ Short Pump (when she was still @JMU) & that lunch when both of you ganged up on me & said: “WRITE!!” Still trying 🙂 Love, love, love you and so appreciate your example of faithfulness — big hugs!
      grace, peace & love – Ginny

  2. Cindy Kranich says:

    Shere’s absolutely right … thanks for inspiring all of us with both actions and words! 🙂

    • Virginia says:

      Cindy – thank you for being Christ’s anchor for the RHA, especially during the RPN times when you came to TZ help … & thru so many other valleys when you helped lift your sis up. So appreciate your encouragement with this blog, that helps keep Virginia (your blogging sister) going! love, love, love you (so very much) & hope that your RPN will subside SOON!
      grace, peace & hugs — gL : )

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