Posted by: Glenda Mills | May 9, 2019

My Mother’s Heart


Time alone revealed the true heart
of my mother. 

Seasons of her life reflected
the love and care she
gave our family. 
Myriads of memories
ever so
 sweet 
etched on my heart and mind. 
Easter dresses, hand made
for five daughters,
while she sacrificially
and
 unashamedly went without.
Sunday dinners,
joyfully prepared and served
with beautiful heart and hands;
all for the unabashed
love of family. 
Letters and notes
of encouragement
to a son or daughter
far from home.
Times spent in prayer down
on her knees,

knowing something
wasn’t quite right
and so she prayed. 
Daring to believe for a miracle
when doctors said,
“No chance this baby can live”.
A textbook miracle
son
 who lived forty-five years.
Caring for Daddy through
 years of illness,
faithfully by his side with hope and prayers.

A heart broken many times by unbelievable losses
grandsons, husband, son, parents, brothers and sisters…
Yet Mother lived with confident hope
she would see them again.
Mother touched many hearts over the years
giving hope, encouragement, prayers.
A testament of love and faith
for all who knew her.

Thank you God for my mother’s legacy of a life well lived.

 

Posted by: Glenda Mills | April 20, 2019

Looking to the Glory

Looking to the Glory
watercolor by Dorothy Jean Bryars

How could it be,
most precious
Passover Lamb of God,
slain before the foundation
of the world?
Your body and blood was
enough to forgive my sins
and restore me back 
to fellowship with God.

How could it be Lord Jesus?
Death could not hold you
in that grave.
You arose from the dead,
and ascended back to
the Father, where you
now live to make
intercession for me.


Eternal God who spoke the world into being,
How could it be?
You stooped down to my level,
looked into my eyes
and said,
“My child I love you, and it was
for you I died.”

And in my heart, Truth whispers—
Love’s full redemption price was paid
in full through the grace of
 our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our loving Kinsman Redeemer. 

Have a Blessed Easter as you look to the glory
of the Cross and Resurrection. 

For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you,,
On the day of salvation, I helped you.” 
Indeed the right time is now. 
Today  is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 



Posted by: Glenda Mills | March 5, 2019

The Desert Rose

The desert rose, also known as the Rose of Sharon, takes root in the desert plains of Sharon. The small plant springs from an acid white and bitter root, yet is often used to make perfume.

How curious a thing that a beautiful fragrance could grow from such a bitter root.

The Shulamite mentioned in the Song of Songs must have surely known about this rose when she referred to herself as the Rose of Sharon. She goes on to say she is black, but lovely in the eyes of her beloved.

Many Bible scholars believe the love story between Solomon and his beloved is a picture of our Bridegroom, Jesus Christ lovingly pursuing His Church.

To our Lord, we are like this little flower in His hands, as He filters our sometimes bitter circumstances through fingers of love. Using all things for His redemptive purposes, our loving Shepherd walks with us through the dark valleys of our lives; and its right there in the valley that He restores our soul. 

No matter how acid or bitter our desert experience may be, a beautiful fragrance of love and forgiveness can flow from our hearts to others, even those who deeply hurt us.

No matter how empty or barren our life may seem at times, God promises to restore and replenish, so much so that even His choicest spiritual fruit will flower—often in the autumn years of our lives.

It is never too late to bloom where God plants you.

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice and shout for joy. They will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way. Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come with vengence; with divine retribution He will come to save you. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
Isaiah 35: s.v.1-5.







Posted by: Glenda Mills | February 2, 2019

Back To The Garden

God said to Cain. “Why are you so angry and 
why has your countenance fallen? 
If you do well, will you not be accepted?” 
Cain didn’t listen to God’s counsel, nor did he 
overcome the sin that crouched at his door.
He did not master anger, so it mastered him
and he killed his brother. 
Read Genesis 4
………….

There was One who came to restore 
the hearts of the fallen;
back to the Father, and back to the Garden.
Jesus lived among us and showed us what God is like.
Son of God, son of man, 
Seeker of the lost, perfect sacrifice for our sin.
The Savior suffered and died for you and me
on a cruel cross called Calvary,
then rose again the third day, just as he said.

Here’s the good news! 
Jesus still comes seeking men and women,
lost boys, and girls outside the garden.
Desert dwellers, wilderness wanderers.
Prodigals and broken-hearted.
Misfits and castaways.
The helpless and hopeless.
guilty and ashamed.
You can be born again, redeemed, and restored
back to the Father and back to the Garden. 

Read John 3, Revelation 21, 22

Posted by: Glenda Mills | October 9, 2018

This Is His Time

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This is His time, purposed long ago.
When your ears are fully opened,
and second causes fade;

 you will see God in everything,
and give Him all your praise. 

This is His time, His purpose and plan.
When your heart is fully open,
His sovereign will embraced;
You will see God in everything
and give Him all your praise.

This is your time, to live, laugh and love.
When your eyes are fully opened,
to look upon His face;
you will see God in everything
and give Him all your praise.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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