Blessing or bemoaning? || a very random post ;)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits
Psalm 103:2

Note:This post has been a long time in coming … Let’s see if it gets published! ;) 

As I think back on the  last few weeks, I am so thankful for the tasks the Lord has given me to put my hands to and especially for His mercies which are new EVERY single morning[Lam 3:22-23]! I am completely undeserving of the mercy of the Lord but in Ps 103 I am promised a mercy that is truly unfathomable, “For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him“.  I have been reminded of Psalm 103:2 tonight, Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits. To bless the Lord means “To praise; to glorify, for benefits received.” So, [the question I asked myself] are we quick to remember and meditate on the benefits of the Lord, giving Him praise above all else… or [like the Israelite] are we prone to forget His goodness and blessings toward us…“And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.“Ps 78:11? Do we find our souls blessing or bemoaning the Lord?  In just a few verses from Psalm 103 alone we find that our Lord is merciful and gracious[Ps 103:8],  He is forgiving[Ps 103:3],  He redeems[Ps 103:4], He satisfies the longing soul[Ps 145:16, Ps 107:9, Ps 103:5], He is righteous & just[Ps 103:6, Ps 145:17], He is slow to anger[Ps 103:8, Ex 34:6], He has removed our transgressions as far as the east is from the west[Ps 103:12], and His mercy is from everlasting to everlasting[Ps 103:17]!! What a wonderful Savior and how worthy He is of our praise and glory!???? Random yes, but I tend to be an overly random person. ;) Today, bless the Lord and forget not His benefits!! :)

Whew, this has been a busy busy BUSY month! Though a million photos have been snapped over the last month, last Saturday was the first time I picked up my camera for personal “fun” use. But here I am! :)  In the midst of work, fun kayak rides at the river, breakfasts out with sisters+mom+dad, ice skating, and Valentine’s day  has brought lots of random excitement and many sweet treats! For my family, Valentine’s Day is a “non-obligatory” gifting holiday. ;) If you find something small that will be perfect for someone or a treat that would make sweet valentine’s, you gift it. Otherwise, you just enjoy the love-filled day! This year it seems everyone found something sweet to gift. :) Flowers from Grace[absolutely gorgeous and such a surprise!] and candy from brothers [they know my love for all things chocolate ;)]. Micah made me the most beautiful magnets for my magnet board and our mom made delicious Twinkie heart desserts! :) Plus a fun parcel from a sweet friend found its way to me just at the perfect time! I had been praying for Valentine’s day blog post inspiration and a sweet gift arrived containing delicious Red Velvet cupcake mix… needless to say, Emmi and I had fun mixing up a batch and photographing our valentine’s day cupcakes!♥  I chose gummy bears to gift with the true message “life would be unbearable without you”. ;) God has blessed me with so many thoughtful people in my life. I am truly undeserving of their love! But the greatest gift and love of all? Jesus Christ laying down His life for us! “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” So, how was your Valentine’s Day? :)

Short break for an announcement here! Y’all remember that lovely watercolor Ruth created for me a few posts back? Well, this print is now available in greeting cards and wall art on my card site → and the site has a completely new look. Hop over and take a look! :)

SBCC Cottage Roses 10








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Bekah 2 copy

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Psalm 103:1

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"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

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