photo collage by Linda Mose Meadows

Sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, praise his name;

proclaim his salvation day after day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

PSALM 96:1-3

Just yesterday I had several ah-ha moments with a dear friend of at least 27 years. She’s one of the truth tellers in my life, I can always count on.

There are gifts in our lives that come in many forms. And it’s been a delightful waterfall that I can see and experience! The past several weeks have brought some timely blessings. As Sara Ban Breathnach would acknowledge (for sure) it's simple abundance all around!

The recent gift of home grown cherry tomatoes, the orange shaped cucumber, outings with new friends, some offered direction, sage advice and countless blessings. These blessings are ATP's (answers to prayer)-many of which can only be felt in our hearts and experienced in our restored souls. These ATP’s all confirm that we are not alone and truly God cares for us! At those healing moments it's good for the spirit. Our spirit is now experiencing divine fortification. It’s our moment to release, acknowledge, inhale and exhale cleansing breaths, surrender in joy, cry if we are moved and whisper, sing, rejoice and dance!  Yes, it’s a homegrown gift! Feel God’s presence! It’s our opportunity to lift up the name of Jesus and with heartfelt prayers express our thanksgiving!

Friends see it for what it is and experience your home grown bushel of blessed bounty and know that God loves you!

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;

let the sea resound, and all that is in it.

Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;

let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.

Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,

he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world in righteousness

and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Psalm 96:11-13

Shared in Love, Linda Mose Meadows; Blogger, Motivational Speaker and Inspirational Author of: Destined To Receive: Reflections and Devotionals Celebrating The Love of God (Createspace, 2013) and Blessedness of Believing  A Devotional Journey of Life's Lessons and God's Promises (Tate Publishing, 2007)