Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Lean Hard On Me

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Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved?
Song of Songs 8:5

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My peace I give
 in the winding wilderness,
where heart and
mind are overwhelmed.
Worry not nor fret,
my daughter.
Lean hard on Me and
trust and rest.

My love I give
 in the valley of trials,
where tears
must fall along the way.
Offer me your tears,
My daughter.
Lean hard on Me and
trust and rest.

Put my tears in your bottle, are they not all in your book?
Psalm 56:8

 

 

 

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Stop Doubting and Believe

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I’ve always appreciated the honesty
of Thomas. It mattered not when he
heard the reports of others who had
seen Jesus face to face the morning
he rose from the grave. This doubting
disciple wanted hard proof. He declared
he would not believe unless he could
see the nail prints in Jesus hand.

Jesus knew the heart of Thomas. And He knows ours.

Is it not true some of us are tempted to doubt God’s promises when things don’t turn out the way we had expected?

Sometimes our  minds and emotions tempt us to beg God for proof before we will believe. That’s when we need to remember to renew our minds by reading the good news the Bible speaks of.

So with that said, the following is my declaration of belief in the One who loved me enough to die on Calvary’s cruel cross in my place that I might have eternal life.
(John 3:16)

The stripping, beating, and cursing.
The casting of lots for his robe.
The crowning of thorns
on Golgotha’s hill.
The cross
and the nails.
The perfect sacrificial
Lamb of God,
Savior and Redeemer,
the body and blood of Jesus—
wounded and bleeding,
broken and spilled out,
dying for you and for me.

The prayer,
“Father forgive them, they
know not what they do”.
The loud voice,
“It is finished.
Into your hands
I commit my spirit.”
The veil, torn into
from top to bottom.
The open door
to the Holy of Holies
inviting whosoever
will may come.
The third day
angels rolled away
the stone and
Jesus rose from
the grave.

He Arose!

The empty tomb,
his appearing to
the women,
Peter and other disciples.
Then Jesus said to Thomas,

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“Put your finger here and look at my hands. Reach out your hand
and put it into my side.
Stop doubting and believe.” John 20:27

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Believing to See

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I will not lose heart if clouds
threaten t
o hide His face.
My Redeemer is strong,
full of saving grace.

I will not lose hope if doubts
rush in a
nd fear assails.
My Redeemer is strong,
anchors, holds, prevails.

I will not despair if others’ love
fails or forsakes.
My Redeemer leaves not,
Remains for Love’s sake.

The Valley of Trials

One day heaven’s curtain will open
and I will see His face.
Til then I will wait,
strengthened by His grace. 

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

 

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Feeling Incomplete?

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I wonder what happened? A
missing petal caused the lily to
appear incomplete. I feel that
way sometimes, when I’m caught
off guard and respond in ways
that  are or unkind to those
around me. Then perfection
raises its ugly head and accuses:


“You’re still flawed, incomplete, imperfect!”

Disappointment grips my heart and I cry out…“How long O Lord, how long?”

Then I hear the still small voice within; “As long as it takes.”
And my heart is encouraged.

How about you? Ever get discouraged or impatient when your reactions fail to
reflect the love of God? If so, isn’t it good to remember the promises from God’s Word.

The truth is, every follower of Jesus is a work in progress, and we need to trust Him
to do the changing while we do the trusting. The Bible encourages us to let our roots
grow down deep in the soil of God’s love and embrace this promise.

Faithful to complete it.


I am certain that God, who began the good work
within you, will continue His work until it is finally
finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6 NLT


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Mama’s Table

Mama was Mrs. Southern Hospitality
personified! She absolutely loved being
in the kitchen. No one made biscuits,
coffee can bread or cornbread, except
her own mother. She taught her
daughter well!

Southern fried chicken, stewed squash,
sweet and sour meatballs, sloppy joes,
chicken potpie, and chicken and
dumplings; were but just a few of the
delicious meals she loved to prepare

for those fortunate enough to sit at her table.

Are you hungry yet? Try adding pound cake, chocolate pudding, peach cobbler,
coconut cake, or banana pudding for dessert. You have a fine southern home
cooked meal!

Nothing could match sitting around mama’s table. What precious memories
those times were for our family and friends who lingered there, laughing and
listening to the sounds of love.

Mama’s nurturing gift of love and hospitality blessed not only our family,
but countless others who dropped in at just the right moment. Seems like there
was always room to squeeze in one more at her table, and when there were no
places left? Well you were happy to take your plate to the living room or bedroom.
Her love followed you everywhere!

How grateful I am God gave me a glimpse of His table through my precious
mother. She went home to heaven years ago, leaving our family with a rich
legacy of faith, hope, and love. How we miss her, but we’ll see her again,
on that glad day when God calls His children home.


Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her.
There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all. Proverbs 31:28-29