Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rejoicing in Jesus

So sorry, 
I am still unwell and can't be bothered much with anything. 
Whatever happens, I am in the Lords hands and what could be better?

Its raining on and off and the Galah's come flying in making a great noise. 
This photo is off the electrical wire's outside my home. 

My granddaughter Kirra and her hubby Benj are over in Thailand for a few months.
Kirra teaches school with Destiny Rescue and Benj works with his kick boxing. 

Benj is the Australian Thai Kick boxing champion.

                            No, he doesn't box these ladies.

Philippians 3:7-10 

"But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.     What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—                      the  righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.                                                  I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death."

There is a beautiful hymn based on these words. Last week I began to feel sorry for myself and cry. Then this song we sing in church came to mind. I began to sing it and since then God's peace and contentment has taken over. 

KNOWING YOU JESUS                                                                     


  1. Blessing to you. I am so sorry you are still unwell. Here a poem for you:

    If God brings us home from our captivity,
    that will be a dream.
    If God brings us home from our exile,
    that will be a dream.
    We will sing, laugh, be happy.
    Then says the world: "Their God does miracles."
    Yes, thou doest wonders God in our midst,
    Thou our joy.

    Bring us home, turn to our lives,
    like rivers in the desert
    that, as the rain falls, streams go again

    Who sows in sorrow shall reap in joy.
    A man goes his way and sow with tears.
    Singing he returns with his precious sheaves

    Big hug from your Dutch sister in Christ.

  2. I've been thinking of you and praying for you. May God always richly bless you and yours.

  3. I am praying for you, my friend! I so hope all is well, and very soon.

    Lovely pics- beautiful family you have!

  4. Saddens me to know you are not well. Praying that God touches you with healing. ((hugs))

  5. I love that song. Hope u feel much better very soon. Hugs Nita

  6. Sorry to hear that you are not well. I will include you in my prayers.
    Take heart. God is there for you sister.

  7. Sure hope you get well soon...till then take in Jesus care.♥

  8. I do pray you feel better soon. Enjoyed your photos very much dear lady, sending big hugs, much love and tons of prayers, xo

  9. I am so sorry you are unwell dearest friend. I am praying for you. Bless you for sending me birthday greetings. lovely. Hugs xxx

  10. Dear Crystal Mary, I've been away from reading and commenting on blogs for several weeks and now I've returned to discover that you have been and are ill. I'm so sorry to learn this. And I'm so hopeful that even as I type this you are feeling more yourself. Please be gracious to yourself. I know your faith sustains you, and I trust that you are taking care of yourself with plenty of water and rest and with a mind that is at peace and not searching and seeking for answers, simply being. Peace.

  11. Dear sister, I pray the Lord that He pours His healing love on you. Thinking of you lots. Big hugs from all of us. Nicky

  12. Dear Sister in the Lord, Crystal,
    I let you know that you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. You have been a real inspiration since I met you in Blogland. You have a beautiful heart and soul. You are blessed with a wonderful family, husband, children and grandchildren. You are truly gifted with your creative writing and book. Jesus is so proud of you, His child.
    I pray that you get well soon and complete healings. Please, let us know the updates on your health. We care, my dear friend. True Christian friendship makes us brothers and sisters, a real family of God. We are entwined by the same bond, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We love you, sister Crystal!! Thank you for your words of encouragement, and for your kind visits in my web pages! Be blessed. God's peace be with you in every way you may go! Warm Hugs, Starry.

  13. Find your strength in the Lord, Crystal. The darkest hours are coming and those searching for Christ will need you.

  14. Yes - You ARE in the hands of the Lord. I pray that you experience a miracle.

    Your granddaughter and her husband are Blessings. I imagine that you love them dearly.

  15. Hey!! Thanks so much for stopping by our blog and commenting. I probably would have never found your blog if it wasn't for you commenting on ours. I look forward to following you. It's awesome when God puts good Christian people in your life. GOD is good. :)

  16. Prayers for you... Hope you are feeling better --since you published this post... Keep God close!

    You have a wonderful granddaughter and her hubby. I know you are proud of them.


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