Memories for Tomorrow

Longing for Yesterday’s Goodness

Yesterday we had so much fun,
the joy that children bring.
To have the laughter never end,
In songs we love to sing.

Days cut short, I wanted longer;
So much joy yet to sow.
Sadly time consumes the love we share—
I turn older as they grow.

At the end of day I can’t keep up,
My strength a fading sorrow.
But my hope is in Jesus Christ.
Who makes yesterday a foretaste of tomorrow.

In Jesus we have a sure hope that our tomorrows will be even better than our yesterdays.

We put our hope in the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in you alone. Psalm 33:20-22

“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him”  1 Corinthians 2:9

God’s Goodness and Mercy Rain Down

Sunrise Hilo, Hawaii

Give thanks to the LORD for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1

His goodness plots the course of the sun and clouds to create beautiful scenes. Though the beauty of the moment is fleeting His goodness and love are everlasting.

Beautiful Moment

God’s Love—not for just a moment, but forever

Give thanks to the LORD for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1

His goodness plots the course of the sun and clouds to create a beautiful scenes. Though the beauty of the moment is fleeting His goodness and love are everlasting. Thank God His love is not limited by my ability to put it into words, or take a photograph. 

It is greater than my imagination.
It is not measured by what I deserve.
It does not stop when I wander off,
but seeks me out and brings me back.
I cannot diminish it,
but I can increase it by receiving His love and giving it away.
It surrounds me like a shield,
and guides me on the right path.
God’s love gives me freedom to be all that He created me to be.
His love washes over me and will never leave nor forsake me.
I don’t have to worry about tomorrow,
because God’s love and mercy are new every morning.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

Stained Glass Window

Natures cathedral

The dawn speaks of God’s promise for a new day.
The birds rejoice with songs I long to sing.
The trees form stained glass windows to behold heaven’s beauty.
All nature hints of God’s glory for those who wait and earnestly seek Him.

For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! Isaiah 64:4

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Psalm 105:3

Come to the Light

Sunrise lifting the fog

My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.”
And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 NLT

O Lord, life is hard and I stumble at every turn.
Come and talk with Me.
I’ve made so many mistakes, I’ve ruined everything.
Come and talk with Me.
I have hurt those close to me.
Come and talk with Me.
I deserve to suffer for what I’ve done.
Come and talk with Me.
My life is beyond recovery.
Come and talk with Me.
How can I come when I can’t forgive myself?
Come and talk with Me.
Lord my heart wants to come but I’m scared.
Come and talk with Me.
Lord, I am coming…
Please, help me come.

Sun Peeking at the Day

Canada Geese flying over Leavenworth WA

The sun peeking at a brand new day.
A flock of geese honking mist away.
Deep breaths of cold clean air.
All creation proclaims God’s loving care.

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20

Morning of Forever

Sunshine chasing away the snow

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6

Forever? A word for never ending.
Forever is about what’s ahead not what’s behind.
Oh, the marvelous thought of dwelling in the God’s goodness and love forever—
forever changes today.
The secret for a good today is reminding yourself of the Lord’s goodness and love inhabiting all your tomorrows… forever.

“When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun.”
Forever in Jesus changes our vision of the past.
The panorama of forever will be of God’s goodness and love.
“Amazing Grace,” I hope you will sing along.
“We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise then when we first begun.”

Soothing Praise

Sunrise in the Methow

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, Psalm 92:1

Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! Psalm 147:1

The “good” mentioned in these verses doesn’t just mean “the right thing to do.” It means praising God is good (healthy) for our mind body and soul. Praising God allows us to leave the past, the present, and the future in God’s hands. As we praise Him, it diminishes our stress and worry. We begin to relax as the joy of the Lord soothes our mind, body, and soul.