Welcome

Welcome. Come right in, I’m glad you’re here.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” Ps 19:1-4

In the morning stillness the birds sing, in the evening, the crickets chirp. The mountains stand crisp against the sky, the trees sway in the wind, and the flowers turn their heads to the sun. At night the stars shine and the moon gives light.  All creation reflects the glory of God, and we can find joy in his handiwork. There is beauty everywhere if we open our eyes to it.  We hurry and scurry with our heads down, forgetting to appreciate the beauty in the world around us, but if we stop and take a breath, God can speak.

In the world we live in, violence on the news isn’t happening off screen as it does in my stories. It’s happening in our neighborhoods, to our friends. I could go on about the encroaching darkness, lament the tragedy of where we’ve come and why, but I believe that is covered quite well in other media. We need to understand the severity of our situation in the world, and I applaud those who write to inform us, but that isn’t what I’m here to do. I’m here to offer hope.

I don’t know why things happen the way they do, why people do evil in the sight of God, but these things I know.

  • God made you
  • God loves you
  • God wants you to live out the dreams He put in your heart

I hope you find encouragement here, and even more important, I hope you’ll share the things that bring you joy. I would love to hear from you.

Blessings,

Chris

9 Responses to Welcome

  1. Dean Waterman says:

    Looks great.

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  2. Levi & Dolly says:

    Hi Chris, Beautiful picture and awesome message, Love you guys, will see you Sunday Levi and Dolly

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  3. Stephen Guertler says:

    You Rock Girl! Awesome start to your blogging website. Loved what you did in explaining the creation and that all we need to do is to look around and feel his presence in our in hearts. Jesus Christ brings me sufficient joy daily. I look to him for any and all things. Your blog is the beginning of something big for you and it will enable you to spread the word of God to other Christians and also to an unbelieving world. You go Girl. I’m all in with you!
    Stephen

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  4. Wanda Wofford says:

    Excellent job, it is just what I would expect from you.. Well done.

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  5. Ben Conley says:

    Chris, what a wonderful beginning to a long journey. This is simply a beautiful, penetrating act of God’s love toward us. Your work will encourage and bless everyone who reads it. I’m proud of you and I’m thankful for your insight into the heart of God.
    Ben

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  6. Jenny says:

    Loved it! I knew you could do it! You are such a talented writer and I can’t wait to see what else you have!

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  7. Amy says:

    Hi Chris! I finally got around to checking out your blog. Great job! And so true!

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  8. Poling says:

    You go Christine! I felt down and have increased anxiety from hearing the evils playing out in the world. I spent some quiet time and prayed for strength in faith, faith that God is in control. I only need to do my part.

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  9. cewaterman says:

    Thanks to everyone who commented. Your responses are treasured, and my thanks are heartfelt.

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