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My quiet place

Renee Ann Smith —  January 28, 2014 — 33 Comments
renew me 1a
Psalm 119
Your truth never goes out of fashion.
It’s as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up.
Your Word and truth are dependable as ever.
That’s what You ordered—You set the earth going.
If your revelation hadn’t delighted me so,
I would have given up when the hard times came.
You’re my place of quiet retreat. I wait for Your Word to renew me.
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Photo backstory: I created this graphic with a free image from rgbstock photos and the magic of PicMonkey. (Feel free to download & share.)

My One Word for 2014 is NEW. You might also be interested in these posts: Embracing NEW or Claiming NEW. Continue Reading…

As for God, His way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
He shields all who take refuge in Him.
~Psalm 18:30, NIV~

~And from The Message~
What a God!
His road stretches
Straight and smooth.
Every God-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward him
Makes it.

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Photo Backstory: Missionary Jim Elliot’s short life of service and sacrifice lend credibility to his calm assurance that we follow a God who He always has our best in mind. Jim’s quote seemed fitting to grace these lovely trees from my niece’s yard. That red color had me pulling out my iPhone camera to snap a pic. Of course, this was several weeks ago and pre-Hurricane Sandy!

I wrote about Jim and Elisabeth Elliot here: The Most Remarkable Woman I’ve Never Met.

And here: The Most Remarkable Woman I’ve Never Met, Part II.

This week I’m linking up with Word-filled Wednesday, Thankful Homemaker, Wholehearted Home Wednesdays, This and That Thursday, Little Things Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Hearts for Home, Legacy Leaver, Beautiful Thursday, Simply Link, Favorite Things, Faith-filled Friday, Weekend WhateverScripture and a Snapshot, Your Sunday Best, Still Saturday, The Sunday Community, Heart Reflected, and Fresh-brewed Sundays.

****And now for some breaking news about COME TO THE TABLE, the blog link up for my wonderful bloggy friends!

When I started a blog link up, I was hoping to create a place where blogs would receive more visibility. So I encouraged folks to visit their link up neighbors and make new friends.

But visiting neighbor blogs takes time, and some folks had trouble visiting around. So I will try the hop one more time—as an END of the MONTH blog hop. I will post the hop during the last week of November. Bloggers can link any favorite post (or posts) from the month.

What do you all think? Any input? If there is not enough interest, I will move on to one of my other blogging ideas!

Oh—and the winner of the Amazon Gift Card from the last hop is Brittany! Congrats!

Thanks for stopping in today! Blessings, Friends!

***Right now my blog theme can’t handle those cute social sharing buttons that make life so easy. But here’s a quick link to Facebook if you want to spread this quote around. And I know you have a Pin It button by now!

He hears us . . .

Renee Ann Smith —  March 28, 2012 — 4 Comments

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.” ~I John 5:14&15~

A cup brimful . . .

Renee Ann Smith —  March 9, 2012 — 7 Comments

“If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient, unloving word, then I know nothing of Calvary love. For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted.” ~Amy Carmichael~

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” ~Luke 6:45 NIV~

Amy Carmichael, missionary to India's children

“You don’t get wormy apples off a healthy tree, nor good apples off a diseased tree. The health of the apple tells the health of the tree. It’s who you are, not what you say and do, that counts. Your true being brims over into true words and deeds.” ~Luke 6:45 from The Message~

I’m thankful God sees all that is inside us, loves us anyway, and so generously shares His Spirit to make us like His Son! That alone is reason enough to rejoice!

Have a great weekend, friends!

Spring fashion advice

Renee Ann Smith —  February 23, 2012 — 2 Comments

“What matters is not your outer appearance–
the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes–
but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty,
the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in.
The holy women of old were beautiful before God that way.”

~I Peter 3~

Quote of the day

Renee Ann Smith —  February 6, 2012 — 10 Comments

“I know whom I have believed,
And am convinced that He is able
To guard what I have entrusted to Him
Until that day.”

~II Timothy 1~

This week I’m linking up with
Word-Filled Wednesday.

Quote of the day

Renee Ann Smith —  January 29, 2012 — 5 Comments

“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” ~C. S. Lewis~

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” ~II Corinthians 5:1~

“For instance, we know that when these bodies of ours are taken down like tents and folded away, they will be replaced by resurrection bodies in heaven—God-made, not handmade—and we’ll never have to relocate our ‘tents’ again.

Sometimes we can hardly wait to move, and so we cry out in frustration. Compared to what’s coming, living conditions around here seem like a stopover in an unfurnished shack, and we’re tired of it! We’ve been given a glimpse of the real thing, our true home, our resurrection bodies! The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less.” ~II Corinthians 5, The Message~

This week I’m linking with Word-filled Wednesdays.

Quote of the day

Renee Ann Smith —  January 14, 2012 — 5 Comments

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory
by refusing to worship Him
than a lunatic can put out the sun
by scribbling the word ‘darkness’
on the walls of his cell.”

~C. S. Lewis~