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Monday, March 16, 2015

When the Red, Red Robin, Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' ...

“The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:22-24

God promises the rainbow after the rain and robins after the snow. He renews His loving kindness every morning. His promises are true. Great is His faithfulness!

What about our faithfulness to the Lord? Even though we see the robins that fly in on spring wings, we sometimes blame God for the winter. Though we question God’s motives when a loved one dies, we must know that life here on Earth happens. Why are we surprised when it does? Along with the thrill of living in this world, comes the risk of dying at the end of our days. Why are we surprised when it happens? Some days we will have ice that makes our travel dangerous, snow that creates drifts to become lost in and sorry because we have had the privilege of loving so much. Why are we surprised when Life happens? God has promised the robin in the spring to all those who look to the sky instead of the hard stones under our feet. And, He is faithful and compassionate. Blessed is the name of the Lord. Let us pray:

“Father God, you are faithful and FULL of compassion, the source of all the LOVE and COMPASSION there is. Forgive me when I pray for good things; take pride in the blessings I have received; and then blame you when life happens. Today I choose to live within your kingdom. Regardless of what happens today, I know you will renew your love and kindness tomorrow. I love you Lord and I will choose to see your robins and  glorious eagles that fly to our yard every spring, not the left-over piles of dirty snow or the mud in the yard. I will recognize Life when it happens and not blame you because I’ve lived a different day than I had planned, but will thank you for the privilege of living in this beautiful world you have created. All these joys I share with others, because your son, Jesus, shared His love with me. Amen”
"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2015 Doris Gaines Rapp
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Books by Doris Gaines Rapp
News at Eleven (Glo Magazine Jan, Feb, March, and April 2015 – now on newsstands and online at
Length of Days – Beyond the Valley of the Keepers (2nd in the trilogy – go to )
News at Eleven – A Novel (April 2015)
Length of Days – The Age of Silence (1st in the trilogy)
Escape from the Belfry
Smoke from Distant Fires
Hiawassee – Child of the Meadow

Post-to-Phone Messages
Prayer for Release of Anxiety

Prayer Therapy of Jesus
Promote Yourself
Waiting for Jesus in a Can’t Wait World – Advent 2014

Christmas Feather, one of eight short stories in a wonderful collection titled, Christmases Past
Lincoln’s Christmas Mouse

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