Saturday, August 31, 2013

Every Need Provided

God rocks! Do you truly know that the Ruler of all things has your best interests at heart? He has your every need taken care of, knows your requests even before you make them. Why on earth wouldn’t anyone want to know Him?

Today’s example: I enjoy visiting my local public library for several reasons. 1. Great architecture – high ceiling with floor to ceiling windows which allow for wonderful light to enter the space. 2. Free internet access. 3. They have a used book section where they offer items for sale at prices under $3 per item.
The problem is that other humans enjoy this space too! Don’t get me wrong. I like people. As a Christian, I am also expected to love them. It is just that I often have trouble concentrating with all the extra noise in this public space. God’s gift to me today? Allowing me to discover this web site - which offers listeners a plethora of options in order to enjoy this genre. I wear my head phones, write to my readers, enjoy lovely tunes and am not  so distracted by the flurry of other activities feet away. Hallelujah!

<>< Wishing you peace and joy this day! Laura

Photo of Sunflower with Bee taken in Virginia by Laura Moody.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Be in Health

Having experienced health issues in the last decade, I am so thankful and blessed that the Lord of the Universe chose to use me and my circumstances as a witness to others! I have been able to share my testimony and encourage friends, family and co-workers to be concerned with making positive choices in their eating and exercise habits.

Your body is a gift, a holding place for the Spirit of the Lord once you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. Out of respect and adoration and thankfulness to Him, we should do our best to be aware of how we treat our bodies. They appreciate regularity! So forming good habits is necessary as we walk this earth.

My chiropractor told me about the Be in Health conference that he and his wife attended. It made a huge difference in their marriage dynamics and they gained much knowledge to apply upon their return.

I have yet to read the book in the image above, but I look forward to it. Here is a web site link to the Be in Health organization -

Here are excerpts from the Holy Bible, New International Translation, that mentions the body as a temple.

John 2:13-25
Jesus Clears the Temple Courts

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20

New International Version (NIV)
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

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Seek the Lord and He will Answer! <>< Laura

Medleys by Pete Strayer

Fairfax, VA Sunset. August 2013.
Photo taken by Laura Moody

I am so proud of my talented family! 

Click on this SoundCloud link 
to hear tunes written and 
performed by Pete Strayer. :)

May Love Rule in Your Hearts Always! - Laura


Voice of Truth - Have you Heard It Lately?

This wonderful tune by Casting Crowns was on the radio recently and as it would be, God's timing for me to hear it was perfect! Big changes happening this year! :)

I wanted to post them here on my blog for others to view. There are also many videos on the You Tube web site that feature the song itself. While watching a couple of them I realized that it was in the movie "Facing the Giants". I commend both the vocalists who sing the song and the folks who made the movie. The message they share is so important for others to know.

Here is a link to the movie site -

Here is a link to the music group Casting Crowns -


Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
To the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out his hand

But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. 'Boy, you'll never win!'
"You'll never win"

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
And the voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!"
And the voice of truth says "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a Sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again "boy, you'll never win!
"You'll never win"

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth!

Peace <>< Laura

Photo above taken by Laura Moody in 2012.
The Lord has been so good to me! Hallelujah!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Are You A Reflection of Christ?

Below is an excerpt from a daily devotional book that my wonderful friend Margie gave me. The text is called Discovery: Experiencing God’s Word Day by Day and written by a man named David Jeremiah, who also has his own web site that features many of his other periodicals and broadcast ministry ventures.

The August 23rd entry on page 256 really spoke to me and now appears here on my blog, because, my readers, I really wanted you to know and consider his good words!
Mirror Angst
He who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer…this one will be blessed in what he does. – James 1:25, from the New King James version of the Holy Bible.

A fashion retailer recently commissioned a study of what women thought of their appearance in the mirror. Researchers found that 90 percent of women in their 40s and 50s are unhappy with the way they look and suffer from “mid-life mirror angst syndrome.” According to the report, middle-aged women are four times unhappier than teenage girls with what they see in the mirror.
Not so fast. For Christians, time enhances our appearance because the joy of the Lord shines through. As we age, Scripture tells us we take on the “incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God(1 Peter 3:4).

But how much better to gaze into the mirror of God’s Word! James said that the Law is a mirror to show us what we’re like. Without Christ, all we see are the wrinkles of wickedness and ghostly pallor of despair. But with Christ, looking into God’s Word doesn’t bring condemnation or judgment.
Don’t suffer mirror angst. Study His Word today and see the mirror image of Christ.

“The mirror of the Word not only examines us and reveals our sins, but it helps to cleanse us as well.” – Warren W. Wiersbe (Taken from The Wiersbe Bible Commentary: the Complete New Testament (Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2007), 859).

As the Christian’s journey unfolds, the person that he or she grows into is one as bright as Light who is meant to show Love to their fellow man and to worship God alone. We were made to love and be loved by the Lord of the Universe. To say “How wonderful” is quite an understatement! Marvelous is more like it!
Peace to you - Laura <><

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wise Men Still Seek Him – Jesus the Ultimate Authority

Who is Lord over your life? I pray that it is Jesus, the God of the Universe. I pray that you are asking for his input with each decision you make. He has a wonderful plan for your life each day. Are you willing to find out what it is? When was the last time you prayed silently or vocally and asked Him for help?

Will you trust Him enough to bless you with each moment that He created just for you? God is wonderful like that. Jesus knows exactly how to meet you so you not only know that it is Him communicating with you but that He is the sole Authority and Ruler of every detail of your life.
His interaction with you will be intensely personal so you will have no doubt that His words are meant for you alone to hear. His whisper of guidance and direction may sometimes catch you off guard, but have no doubt that He knows your every thought and what you need long before you approach Him with your concerns.
If you seek His will during your journey He will share it with you. Incredible to consider isn’t it? It is even more wonderful to experience it. Jesus loves you so much!

Is Jesus your God? If yes, then you are surely His child. Make it a point to desire to know him better. He wants so much to show you amazing things as only He could. Praise Him. Love him. Call Him yours. Treasure each encounter as He grows you into the person you were meant to be.

May Peace and Joy be yours in Abundance! <><

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's August :)

Alright - so I just realized that the lyrics of the song that I am posting today just happen to be by an artist with the last name August. That's funny. :)

Chris August's song Starry Night has been on my mind for days. Lyrics are below. His web site is -

"Starry Night"
From the birds that sing
In the tallest trees
To the human life
Of you and me

From the desert sands
To the place we stand
He's God of all
He is everything

I'm giving my life to the only One
Who makes the moon reflect the sun
Every starry night
That was His design

I'm giving my life to the only Son
Who was and is and yet to come
Let the praises ring
'Cause He is everything
'Cause He is everything

From the autumn leaves
That will ride the breeze
To the faith it takes
To pray and see

From the painted sky
To my plank filled eye
He's God of all
He is everything, whoa

I'm giving my life to the only One
Who makes the moon reflect the sun
Every starry night
That was His design

I'm giving my life to the only Son
Who was and is and yet to come
Let the praises ring
'Cause He is everything

Hallelujah, hallelujah
I believe, oh, oh
Hallelujah, hallelujah
I believe

I'm giving my life to the only One
Who makes the moon reflect the sun
On that starry night
He changed my life

I'm giving it all to the only Son
Who gave me hope when I had none
So let the praises ring

I'm giving my life to the only One
Who makes the moon reflect the sun
Every starry night
It was His design

I'm giving my life to the only Son
Who was and is and yet to come
Every angel sings
That He is heavenly

So let the praises ring
'Cause He is everything

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Photo above snapped by Laura Moody.
Summer flowers in bloom are called Rose of Sharon.
The plant is part of the Hibiscus family.
Here are more details -
Peace. <><
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