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Monday, August 3, 2009

finding safety in the pleasures of His presence

THE LORD IS GOOD, A STRENGTH AND STRONGHOLD IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE. HE KNOWS THOSE WHO TAKE REFUGE AND TRUST IN HIM. (NAHUM 1:7)

A stronghold is a fortified, reinforced dwelling place of security.
Strength is a place of permanence by virtue of power to resist force.

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH AND STRONGHOLD. (NEHEMIAH 8:10)

YOU WILL SHOW ME THE PATH OF LIFE. IN YOUR PRESENCE IS FULLNESS OF JOY, AT YOUR RIGHT HAND ARE PLEASURES FOREVERMORE. (PSALM 16:11)

laughing jesus Pictures, Images and Photos

Be encouraged and know that your place of safety in your time of trouble lies in the joy and pleasures that are found only in His presence!



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29 comments:

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

What a beautiful picture!

amanda said...

AMEN. thanks.

and i love the waterpark pictures! looks like a BLAST!!

RCUBEs said...

I love that picture! And we know the truth of being joyful in His presence just like how those kids were depicted laughing with Jesus.

God bless and love to you sister in Christ!

Adeye said...

Thank you for the sweet encouragement, friend.

Have a super-blessed day.

Kristin said...

I love your blog because you are always so encouraging. Have a wonderful day :)

Linda said...

A wonderfully encouraging post Christy. The picture is amazing.

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

This is a beautiful verse and picture. There truly is no place better to be in the midst of some storm than right with Jesus.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

E @ Scottsville said...

There's always a safetey in Daddy's arms or hands, isn't there? =0)

Great post!

Tea With Tiffany said...

What a comforting picture. Thank you!

enjoy your day, Christy!

Mich said...

Beautiful picture both in art and words. Thanks for encouraging...

Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

Hi there! Thank you so much for your commnent on my blog! You've gotta love the Blog Hop! I, too, love your Christ art. Is it a Liz Lemon Swindle? I've seen it before but I can't remember if it's her work. Anyway, great to meet you and hope to see you around!

twofinches said...

As soon as I saw that picture of Jesus and the children, tears sprang to my eyes. How truly intimate a portrait that is...I have known times when He was like that with me and it was incredible!

Kari said...

Nehemiah 8:10 is one of my favorites. All great verses for today. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a comment :o)

Wagonwife Designs said...

I love the passage and the picture is stunning.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Debra

Jensmere said...

Hi Christy...stopped by for a visit and enjoyed reading your posts and seeing the pictures of your family. Thanks for visiting my place...I look forward to getting to know you better...
Be blessed,
Susan

Mocha Momma said...

What a neat picture of Jesus with the children. So simple yet so elegant and detailed.

Thank you for the scripture. He is my strength.

I didn't really have such an adventurous life. I was just being a kid and quite often we played most of a day without supervision.

Kids get into weird situations because they make bad choices. That was me.

More later

Laura said...

Mmm-Mmm! Reading these scriptures is like sinking my teeth into a slice of warm bread with butter.

Lovely.

:)Laura

bluecottonmemory said...

What a timely post of encouragement!

Pilar said...

What a wonderful truth.

Thanks so much for sharing

Hope said...

Christy Rose, what an encouraging post!!!
Thank you!
♥Hope

Carin said...

Very encouraging, thank you so much. Have a wonderful day!

~*Michelle*~ said...

OH Christy....this was just what I needed today!

thank you....and God bless you!

xox
*~Michelle~*

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love the picture...thanks for the encouragement....

Crown of Beauty said...

Lovely picture and words!


I also want to thank you for your comments to my Cory post. This post is probably among the more important ones I have written. Having stormed the heavens together with other intercessors for our nation, I deeply feel the loss of a historical figure like Cory. I still have to find a place and time to express my grief before God.

Selfless leaders like her are sadly missing from our modern day history. She's the only one I know of, and the hundreds of thousands of common people standing in the stormy weather waited for the funeral cortege to pass by...flowers and candles that have been left in front of her residence in Quezon City...all attest to the love the people have for her. Our nation has truly lost a mother who cares and who will fight for us.

It is time to wait upon God to see what He will do next.

Thank you for reading my post, caring, and showing interest.

Love
Lidj

Beth E. said...

Amen, Christy...thanks for a great post! Thanks, too, for your kind comment about the vlog.

You asked how I feel about both of my boys leaving for college...it's a mixed bag of emotions for hubby and me. We'll really miss them, of course. Bo will not be too far away, so we'll see him a little more often than his brother. I'll definitely miss their kisses, hugs, and the busyness of their lives.

On the plus side, hubby and I will get to spend some quality time together, I won't have to go to the grocery store as often, and I just might get that perpetual pile of laundry finally caught up! ;-)

Seriously, pray for my hubby, Bill. He went through a difficult time of adjustment when Billy went to college. Now that Bo's going, too, it's going to be awfully quiet around her. Bill has a very close relationship with the boys, so it will be tough.

Thanks!
Blessings,
Beth

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Blessings,
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LisaShaw said...

WOW! Photo and words blessed my heart!

Thanks for sharing Sis!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I used to have this picture hanging up in my nursery when I had one.

Erica said...

Those are wonderful pictures, love them! Reminds me of my 4 year olds curls.