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Lately, I’ve described my life as characterized by having a lot of things going on. It feels like there are many loose ends flying all around me.  There’s not enough information or accomplishment for any one thing to close a loop, so the loose ends dangle.
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Last week I received an email from a friend who sensed what I described above: I had a lot of things going on. She mentioned that she had been impressed to pray for me, and was further impressed to send me some Scriptures she had been reading that morning.
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Her message and the Scripture were such encouragement! Here are the Scriptures and some thoughts they generated:
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He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together (Colossians 1:17).
All the things that feel like loose ends are not loose at all. He is holding ‘all things’ together! There’s a plan and in His time it will unfold. I took such comfort from these words!
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Whoever speaks, is to do as one who is speaking the utterances of God whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen (1 Peter 4:11).
My desire is to have a ‘so that’ story at the end of this journey.  “So that in ALL THINGS God may be glorified!” Amen!
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I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
Loose ends can be exhausting. Sometimes it feels like I’m spinning my wheels and not making any progress on any of the ‘things.’ Thank God for His strength!
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For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God (Hebrews 3:4).
Many of the loose ends hanging around me have to do with building a house. This Scripture made me chuckle. Yes, God has a sense of humor!
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My friends, be encouraged to know that He is holding all your loose ends and He will make sense of it all in His time.
(Thanks Ginger for the encouraging word from THE Word!)

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p.s. Sweet Caroline just sent me a link to a video that “ties” into the words above. You have to watch it! Click on the phrase/link below and it will take you to the YouTube video. Amazing!

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©Brenda Pace, 2010

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Word is, tomorrow is the first day of autumn. Here in the south it is just a word. I don’t think there will be a balmy autumnal breeze to herald the official opening of the fall season. I am encouraged that it is coming!
Along with the leftover warm weather I took a peek out my window and grinned at a couple of summer floral leftovers. One lone blue hydrangea is hanging on to the memory of summer.

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Soon it will be cinnamon, apples and pumpkins.
So, until it lets go,  I will enjoy the scent of this lingering gardenia as I walk to my car.
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Happy Fall, y,all!

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You own the day, you own the night; you put stars and sun in place. You laid out the four corners of earth, and shaped the seasons of summer and winter (from Psalm 74, The Message).

This week on the One Year Bible™ blog site I heard a beautiful song by a young woman named J. J. Heller. I have been preparing a series of messages on Building Your Life on the True Foundation and the chorus of this song emphasizes the comfort and security that comes when our foundation is in Christ:
When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands
The hands that hold you are those of a Good Shepherd (John 10:28) who says, “no one will snatch them from my hand.” Hand in this verse symbolizes God’s might, activity and power. That might, activity and power is there to hold you, preserve you, protect you and help you!
Enjoy this beautiful song and have a great day being held by Him!