Sharing Some Borrowed Hope

 
 Every now and again, a little diddy will come across my desk that grabs me from the inside out.
 
Borrowed Hope has been around the internet a while, often reposted as a staple share of encouragement and well, hope.
 
Many sources list the author as “Unknown” but a site that takes its name from the first line’s plea, Lend Me Your Hope, identifies the author as Eloise Cole.
Eloise was an everyday gal with a true hero’s heart, taking her life of tragedy and becoming a beacon of hope to countless others.
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Buttering up the Tongue

Feathery, Flouncy, Flummery, Flamboyant, Fanatical Flattery!

A silver tongued devil, sweet talker, smooth talker, snow job, smoozing, shoveling it on, and laying it on thick.

I won’t tell you how impacting Deborah Smith Pegues “3o Days to Taming You Tongue”   is because, today,  I doubt you are going to believe me.

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Thirty Days of Tongue Taming

I imagine God rubbing his hands with delight, grinning from ear to ear

I would imagine that these words from my mouth thrill Him more than almost any others.

I picture God sitting on the edge of His throne, eagerly waiting for that
“Green light”
that I give when I mutter …

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Hope for More than Just Surviving

“Just surviving” is a real place.
If you are finding yourself in that place where you are “trying to survive”, take heart, its ok.

If all you can do is get both feet out of the bed and onto the floor; you are already there.

You already are a survivor.

Sometimes, surviving is a breath at a time, and that, my friend, is ok,  too.

You qualify. You are a survivor.
Moment by moment, you are doing it.

You are surviving and that, in itself, is victory.

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Chet’s Five Crazy Easy Happy Tips

 

  Chet Day, fabulous aging boomer and all-around-handy-health tip guy,  drops me a note every now and again, with some simple handy hints.

This week was a quickie but a goodie on simple way to keep the happiness momentum from getting stuck in a rut.

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Answered Prayer for You~2 Peter 2:10~

 

 

Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure:
for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.”

What a glorious and humbling promise, my Father.
For if I can be diligent, I have your word that I will never fall.

Never fall.Oh Lord, how much I desire to never fall

Never again to fall into doubt, fear or failure.

Never again to wrestle with the snares that so easily entangle.

Never again to walk out of your perfected plan for me.

Lord, I ask for your strength to be diligent.
I so desire to be attentive and persistent, Lord, by your Holy Spirit fan the flame into a roaring fire.

Lord by faith, your word tells me that I already have all that I need for life and godliness.
Lord, thank you for allowing me to be continually transformed into the image of Christ.
Full of purpose, full of passion for your kingdom.

Lord, may my bloggy brethren also continue to be diligent to be sure in their calling.

May they be solid in their walk; unwavered in their faith.

Lord may the desire to seek you, overtake and consume them today.

May they forget the things that is past, and today, this very moment,
with all that is in their hands, press forth into you.

Surround them with your presence and may they experience You to the fullness in ways they never knew before this day.

Father, with you and in you we do not fall.

What a wonderful God you are. How we love to love you.

In Jesus Name
Amen~ So Be It

How Do You Explain Trossachs?

When I was asked  to give my testimony at our family camp’s annual fund-raiser last spring,
I asked the kids what I should talk about.
They all had ideas, and we shared lots of stories and memories of what Trossachs meant to the Smith family.

Then my daughter Summer piped up and said, “Mom, how do you explain Trossachs? 
Trossachs made us”

Wow.
The girl had nailed it.
Three words, summed up  Trossachs,

“ It made us”

When I look back , every area of breakthrough and growth in my family has  had roots at Trossachs Gospel Camp.

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