Psalms 113:3 (NIV)
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.
This was a recent sunset enjoyed by people in many different areas.
How do I thank you for coming and being born as a baby.
To give hope, love, grace, mercy and light to all who receive you.
So much love and grace I know you have given to others and to me.
I wonder what it is that I can do to show your love.
Many years you have given me and so thankful for that I am.
Independence is what I long for but it never seems to come.
Maybe acceptance is what I need to do.
Accept Who I Am Today, what I can do today.
Start each day with renewed strength in You.
That the day has been given me to serve You by serving others.
Thank You God, for giving us love and light through your Son.
Give me strength to do all You want me to do.
And to Accept Who I Am Today.
Gay Nell Olive
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psalms 100:4
We have a Red Fox Squirrel family that remains year after year in the same area of our yard. We now regard them as our wild pets and enjoy watching them from inside our home. They are beautiful. A couple of years ago, I shared this same photo that I took of the colorful fall leaves. I realized I actually had a picture of the squirrel hidden amongst the leaves. See if you can find him. I have a photo to post Wednesday showing where he is.
Giving thanks always for the beauty of God’s wondrous creations!
It occurred to me that I never shared why I chose the name of my blog to be Renewing of Mind and Body. At the time I began the process of starting the blog, I was still lost in my mind and body. In many ways I still may be. I had attended a few writer’s conferences and listened carefully as others talked about having blogs. I thought to myself, I could never do that. I continued to listen and a strong desire to share God’s grace and love in this way grew and grew. I had been typing one finger at a time to write my story. Unable to organize or make outlines, I just typed the story. When I first started, I had great problems with word recall but the writing was easier than talking. Word check on the laptop is fantastic. I really did not know what I was doing or how to accomplish writing skills I just knew my desire was to share my story of God’s mercy and grace.and it. I sat with my laptop searching and reading and created the blog. I knew that it was not Gay Nell Olive creating the blog. The name Renewing of Mind and Body originated because I knew without a doubt God was renewing my mind and my body.
As a young person, I was in a speaker’s tournament and I gave a speech on the verse in Romans 12:2, Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. I knew God had been with me throughout my whole life. I had to relearn so much after my strokes. I didn’t even know where passages of scripture were found in the Bible. I was in a body I didn’t know with a mind I didn’t know. The one thing I knew was I was still alive. That meant there was still a purpose for my life. So I just started with eagerness and excitement to try and create a blog. The name to me was evident, RenewingofMindandBody. With God’s help and the Happy Engineers at WordPress answering so many questions, the blog was started.
I thank each of you with much sincerity who have supported me and liked my post. I have had many obstacles, that have made it really difficult at times to continue the blog. But one learns that is what life is all about. We all have trials, difficulties, pain health issues, and grief. Knowing that we can rest in the assurance that all things will work out for the best, according to Christ will, is our peace and strength for each day. Each day presents a challenge, but I have to keep trying. The wonderful thing is, I know with Jesus’ help, I can and will keep doing all that I can. If I do not, I am dishonoring Him and the day He has given me.
How beautiful the way beneath my feet
Watching each step that I take
Can anything but joy feel my heart
To see all these natural creations
Given to us by God
giving thanks always for everything
to God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:20 (HCSB)
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty
Psalms 91:1 (NIV)
Simple expressions of kindness can leave lingering thoughts of happiness and pictures of beauty.
Flowers grown by a friend