Saturday, January 25, 2014

His Mercies are NEW -- EVERY Morning!

That scripture from Lamentations popped into my mind as I was drinking my first cup of coffee this beautiful Saturday morning in southern Oklahoma.

Lamentations 3:22-23
    The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
What an AWESOME God we serve.  If we repent - which I do daily - He doesn't hold yesterday against us, or the day before, or the day before that.  We have a BRAND NEW DAY to get it right.  To do someone a favor.  To lend someone a hand.  To smile and to listen and to care.  To forgive someone!  

For me, of course, it will be Jerry since nobody else is here today.  And Jerry doesn't really count because it gives me great pleasure to love on him every chance I get.  He is doing so good!  This is the 11th day.  This is the period of chemo that is suppose to be the worst.  He mentioned a few minutes ago that his fingertips were numb.  Other than that, he feels good.  He sleeps soundly all night long.  He is eating.  Food tastes good.  He smiles and laughs and plays with the cats.  He walked all around the huge back yard yesterday with me and the fence guy, Jason, and held the measuring tape.  It was VERY cold, and he didn't even have a hat on his handsome bald head.  

I just thank God with every fiber of my being that Jerry will completely recover from this minor blow.

Honestly, we haven't mentioned Jerry's condition to a SINGLE person that we haven't heard of a family member or friend with something a lot worse than Jerry is dealing with.  One friend has a brother who has a son and grandson -- and they ALL have some kind of spiderweb brain cancer.  Two are dead.  

The fence man, Jason, who we just met yesterday has a friend who had cancer in his lower intestine, and now it is all through his body.

Another girl told us of her sister who has breast cancer.  She has had radiation and chemo SEVERAL times, and the cancer is still there.

I pray these people all know my Jesus.  His name is GREATER than whatever name a cancer has.  God said, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."  Hosea 4:6   It is so true. 

Did you know THIS scripture is in the Bible, and Jesus is the one who said it:

John 14:12, KJV Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 

KNOWLEDGE is everything!  The Bible says that the Word is ALIVE and FULL OF POWER.  Problem is -- and how very sad -- that it does NO GOOD at all if we don't KNOW it and SPEAK it.

I am very blessed indeed that my Daddy knew the Bible and taught it to me.  My Mother also.

My heart's desire is that America somehow comes back to God, and once again, our children will be taught about their Creator and His Son who died for them.  

I better get my MERCIFUL NEW MORNING started!  Have a great one yourself! 



  1. What a wonderful way to start a day! Only a cup of tea instead of coffee would make it better.;-)
    For me, not for the coffee drinkers of the world.

    I just wrote a whole paragraph and clicked on something in it to fix it and the whole paragraph disappeared. Sometimes I really dislike computers, even if I don't know what I would do without them.
    Back to what I was saying and hope it doesn't disappear again.

    The only thing that will save this nation is turning to God and asking His forgiveness and then following Him. I think I will just leave it at that.

    Hugs, Phylly

    1. Hey Phylly!
      I don't know what's with the "comments" always disappearing. Tammy says that happens to her too.
      Couldn't agree with you more about America turning back to God.
      Hugs, Joy

  2. Love the post today. A relationship with my Heavenly Father is the best thing I could ever have and I am not ashamed of the Gospel. Prayer changes things--the atmosphere, events, sickness and disease, governments, systems and most of all, people. Praise Him Forevermore!

  3. Phylly, Joyce and Robin, Amen. Reading all of your comments just made my day. Bless you all.

  4. Hello! My name is Debbie and I live in Kentucky. I just wanted to let you know that I am sooooo happy I ran across your blog! I have begun to sew again after many years of doing everything else. Oh my, I didn't realize how much I had forgotten. You, dear sweet lady, are a blessing. I have enjoyed your blog and videos so far and hope to read and watch more after worship tonight. You explain things so well. And it it absolutely wonderful to run across someone who knows the Lord!! If I can figure out how, (not very good at this sort of thing) I am going to follow you. The first and only blog for me. Take care and prayers for you and Jerry. May God continue to bless you!


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