"I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will sing your praises before the gods. 
I bow before your holy Temple as I worship.
I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness;
for your promises are backed
by all the honor of your name. 
As soon as I pray, you answer me;
you encourage me by giving me strength." Psalm 138:1-3

In His grip,

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  1. Beautiful photo and verse! I pray you'll have a blessed week, Joan.

    Rina @ Healing Moments http://rinaperu.com

  2. "for your promises are backed
    by all the honor of your name."
    What an encouragement!
    Wishing YOU and Extraordinary week!

  3. What a great backing! We can trust God for His promises...He is forever faithful! Blessings!

  4. I love God's encouragement to us! We can always count on Him!

    Blessings, Joan

    P.S. The picture was taken of a little barn on the road to Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park last week. We loved it so that we just had to take a picture of it!

  5. Laurie CollettAugust 27, 2012

    We have so many reasons to be thankful! I'm thankful for your lovely blog and the blessing of knowing you!
    Love in Him,


  6. Thanks Laurie! You're so sweet =). It is a blessing to get to be able to host this link up and get to visit such lovely blogs!

  7. 22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
    23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3: 22-23
    Thank you so much for the Bible verse you shared with us. We must always remember to be thankful; but I personally keep on forgetting, to thank you again for the reminder. Have a blessed day!

  8. I think it is easy to forget to be thankful, especially when we are in the midst of "life". But, when we consciously turn our focus to God and His word, we see things in a different light. Blessings to you!

  9. Beyond the Picket FenceSeptember 01, 2012

    I praise God every day because I am redeemed. He chose to pursue me. I'm so thankful.


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