I thank the Lord for each and every one of the amazing members of my blog family. Yes, that means you!
Thanks for subscribing to my blog, for showering me with God’s love wrapped in kind words of encouragement, and for joining me as we dig deeper into His Word and draw closer to His heart. Thanks for being radiant lights for Christ in my life and for allowing me to encourage you by sharing what the Lord teaches me in my day-to-day walk with Him.
Today was a great day, as I rejoiced in another unexpected and exciting ministry opportunity. God is working on the details. I can hardly wait to share more as He reveals His perfect will in His perfect timing during this day-by-day adventure.
Today was also a rough day, as I struggled with pain management and the frustration of caring for our 15-year-old senior dog battling arthritis and losing her “housetrained” status.
Isn’t the Lord so wonderful, as He gently reminds us that each day is filled with reasons to worship Him, surrender to Him, and rely on Him?
He gives us countless opportunities to trust Him and welcomes us to cry out to Him in prayer and praise Him with reckless abandon.
What a blessing it is to know that God is keenly aware of our weaknesses. He understands when we get frustrated.
God . . . gets . . . us.
Our patient Lord isn’t surprised or disappointed when we fall short or fall flat on our faces.
Our loving Father simply remains constant and true to His Word, fully prepared to wrap us in mercy as He loves us unconditionally.
Our Almighty Maker and Sustainer refreshes our spirits and strengthens us with compassion that exceeds all expectations.
Our Good Shepherd extends grace freely and consistently, waiting for us to realize we can count on Him time and time again.
Our faithful Redeemer and Restorer gave me so many reasons to shout praises of joy today. So, why did I focus on shaming myself every time I got upset because I was stumbling again, struggling again, and failing again?
As I grumbled my way through another fumble, after losing my cool when my faithful old dog made life a bit more inconvenient, I prayed.
That’s when I realized the time had slipped away from me. I was late in choosing the winners of the books I was scheduled to give away on my blog.
Just as I started with the self-inflicted forehead-slapping guilt trips, our gracious and generous Father overwhelmed me with His all-encompassing grace and a healthy serving of gratitude.
I thanked Him, in awe of how His love flowed through your beautiful souls as I read your comments.
God’s grace was more than sufficient . . . again. His power was made perfect in my weaknesses . . . again. And His perfect peace, His eternal hope, and His endless joy prevailed . . . again and again and again.
I’m excited to see what the Lord has in store for us as we continue nurturing our relationships with Him and others.
The responses to this post blessed my heart beyond measure. So, I decided to give away an extra copy of God Hears Her with that sweet swag.
I am pleased to announce our three winners and am already looking forward to planning another book giveaway.
Today’s winners are Judy Picton, Jana Engelmann, and Patricia Kohn.
Please email your complete mailing addresses to Xochi@xedixon.com at your earliest convenience.
Thanks again for all of your support and encouragement.
I hope you’ll return to join me in praising our Almighty Lord and Savior, as we seek Him in His Holy Word and rest in the peace of His constant presence.
Thanks again for all of your support and encouragement. It is my pleasure and privilege to serve You as we grow in love for Him and others.
Lord, we’re so grateful for Your everlasting love. Thanks for affirming that You hear our heart cries, even before we can manage to whimper or utter an incoherent word.
Thanks for assuring us that You’re already ahead of the game, already prepared for the unexpected twists and turns that will often punch us in the gut and bring us to our knees.
Thanks for confirming You are delighting us, rejoicing with us, and working in and through us, sweet Savior.
Make our praise genuine and infectious as You make Your name glorious!
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
“Keep me safe, my God, for in You I take refuge. I say to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord; apart from You I have no good thing.'” (Psalm 16:1-2, NIV)
You can purchase more copies of God Hears Her on the Discovery House Publishers website. This beautiful Our Daily Bread 365-Day Devotional includes devotions written by my fellow ODBM sisters in Christ. I’m grateful that eleven of my devotions are included in this book, which is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer and a lovely just-because gift. Thanks for supporting Our Daily Bread Ministries.