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Cheering You On:
5 Reasons Why Anything Is Possible with God
By Holley Gerth

Click here to access an excerpt from her book

 

 


 

5-day Devotional from Holley Gerth’s book

“Hope Your Heart Needs”

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Letter to Humanity

The earth whispered but you did not hear.
The earth spoke but you did not listen.
The earth screamed but you turned her off.
The earth cried out for help…

Massive flooding. But you didn’t listen.
Burning fires. But you didn’t listen.
Strong hurricanes. But you didn’t listen.
Terrifying Tornadoes. But you didn’t listen.
You still don’t listen to the earth when……
Ocean animals are dying due to pollutants in the waters.
Glaciers melting at an alarming rate.
Severe drought.
Non-stop wars.
Non-stop greed.

You just kept going on with your life….
No matter how much hate there was…..
No matter how many killings daily…..
It was more important to get that latest iPhone then worry about what the earth was trying to tell you.

Corona Virus appeared.
Now you are like the earth.
You are only worried about YOUR survival.
How does that feel?
You have a fever….. As the fires burn on earth.
You have respiratory issues…..pollution fills the earth air.

The world has slowed down.
And now……

China has better air quality. Skies are clear blue because factories are not spewing pollution unto the earth’s air.

The water in Venice is clean and dolphins are being seen. Because the gondola boats that pollute the water are not being used.

Take the time to reflect on what is important in your life.

When all this is over… ..
Please remember these moments…..

Listen to the earth.
Listen to your soul.
Stop Polluting the earth.
Stop Fighting among each other.
Stop caring about materialistic things.
And start loving your neighbours.
Start caring about the earth and all its creatures.
Start believing in a Creator.

Because I may come back again, in different clothes but deadly.

BY CORONA VIRUS


 

I recently allowed my children to decorate our windows with encouraging words and pictures of Spring. 

My one daughter wrote some verses on our door that we can read whenever we are at the dining room table.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rejoice in our confident hope.  Be patient in trouble and keep on praying. ~ Romans 12:12

Fear not for I am with you.  Be not dismayed for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you, yes I will help you.  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10


You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going.  
What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.

~ Thomas Merton


With the first light of dawnMay God bless you

When the long day is doneMay God bless you

In your smiles and your tears May God bless you

In your hopes and in your fears May God bless you

AMEN


From a minister of a Presbyterian church in Dartmouth N.S. 

“It is a strange and uncertain time but a great opportunity to remember the church is not a building but us, the people. We continue to be the church in the daily living of our faith and praise of God. Now is a time to strengthen our community bonds – reach out to one another, check on your neighbours and keep all in prayer. ”


And the people stayed home.
And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.
And listened more deeply.
Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.
Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.

And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

— Kitty O’Meara