Glenda Mills

A Heart Set Upon Him

Believing to See

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I will not lose heart though clouds threaten

To hide His face.

My Redeemer is strong,

Full of saving grace.

I will not lose hope if doubts rush in

And fear assails.

My Redeemer is strong,

Anchors, holds, prevails.

I will not despair when human love

Rejects, forsakes.

My Redeemer leaves not,

Accepts for Love’s sake.

 

One day heaven’s curtain will open and I will see Him face to face.

Til then I wait…

Believing to see His goodness,

Strengthened by His Faith,

Anchored in His Hope,

Embraced by His Love.

 

Reflections from Psalm 27: 13, 14; 1 Corinthians 13

 

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Faith, Hope, and Love Whispers

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Daddy and Esther
We miss neither tears nor sadness,
just sweet moments of heart connects;
when time stood still and Faith whispered,
“Everything’s going to be all right”.

We embrace not the loss of years,
just sweet memories tucked in our hearts,
when time stood still and Hope whispered,

Everything’s going to be all right”.

We walk through storms with heads held high and do not fear, for God is near and time stands still and Love whispers,

Everything’s going to be all right”.

In memory of my dad, whose life and words echoed this promise…

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God,  who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

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Well-Spring of Water

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She never thought it would come to this. She had done what was asked, but with the wrong attitude. Now despised and misused, Hagar ran for her life.

The Bible tells us the Angel of the Lord found Sarai’s maid by a spring of water in the wilderness between Kadesh and Bered.

Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”

“Go back to your mistress and submit to her. I will multiply your descendants…”

The promise was not without cost. It would take courage to return and submit to the one who had abused her. Yet the encounter in the wilderness with The Living One overshadowed Hagar’s fears. And gave hope for her future.

“She called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are The God Who Sees; for she said, “Have  I also seen Him who sees me?”

The well was called Beer Lahai Roi meaning, Well of the One Who Lives and Sees Me. *

When you come to that desert place, remember there is One who lives and sees you.

Yes He sees you, knows your name, and understands you like no other. The same God who revealed himself to Hagar longs to fill the empty places of your heart and life with living water and living hope.

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” John 7: 37-38.

*Genesis 16

The road in the wilderness
led to the
Well of the Living One.
The One who saw my tears
and knows my name,
filled my thirst 
with rivers of living water,
and I will never be the same.

 


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Waiting

I’m reblogging this post from 4 years ago. Every now and then I revisit this place. It’s a good reminder…His Grace is always sufficient in my human weakness. His dynamite power shows up best when I acknowledge my weakness and believe He is able to do what I can never do for myself.

Glenda Mills

They say an eagle returns to its nest when wounded. In this safe place of rest, it lies on its back with open wings and faces the sun. When healing comes, the mighty eagle rises up with outstretched wings…free once again to soar towards the heavens.

I once had the privilege of owning and operating a beauty shop in my home. My clients often became good friends. We were sisters in community…wanting change on the outside—needing to be valued and loved on the inside.

After seven wonderful and fulfilling years, all came to a halt. My doctor said I had Epstein Bar Disease, better known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I had to close my business in order to get well.

My home became the sacred nest I needed during this interrupted season of my life. At the same time, I missed friends and acquaintances. Within weeks, I lost all sense of…

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A Cord of Three Strands

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“Good Lord!” the young man retorted when we asked him to take our picture to commemerate our 52nd Wedding Anniversary.

Our grateful response:  “He is good….And the reason we’re still together.”

Dave and I want to share our joy with you today as we celebrate this milestone in our lives.

We  give praise to the “Third Strand” whose love continues to hold us together.

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back
and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
Ecc. 4:12 NLT 

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