Saturday, January 24, 2015

True Love is Never-Ending :)

Have you seen this quote before?

A true love story never ends!

You were created by God. He loved you that much that he wanted you to live in order to have a relationship with Him. This my friends is a true love story!

Wishing you an incredible exciting journey with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
<>< Laura

Note: This photo was taken by Laura at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, VA

Friday, January 16, 2015

I Surrender

What makes you melt? Or rather, what enables you to immediately give up all your defenses and just be, as you are, wildly imperfect, without concern or worry, just filled with peace and joy? Anything come to mind?

Is it a certain food perhaps? I know that for many women, chocolate has this effect for too little a time span!
I really like chocolate. I grew up with Hershey’s kisses and these days have graduated to chocolate companies formed more recently that sport unique flavors and label their packaging with USDA organic to lure the health conscious: Theo ( and Lake Champlain ( for instance.
My wonderful discovery this month has been Tate’s Chocolate Chip cookies! ( They are sold online as well as in certain retail locations like Costco. I had never seen the brand before but the name of the product was fresh and the photos on the back of the box featured lovely gardens and images of the cookie baking in process. All the images were appealing because 1) I love to spend time in the garden and 2) I appreciate a well captured image in digital pixel or on film!
Each of the 42 cookies tasted wonderful. The recipe was a perfect mix of ingredients. Yep, I surrendered to my desire for chocolate during that visit to Costco and was rewarded with a yummy edible product from Tate’s Bake Shop, even if it did come in a box verses my own oven.

I believe that this is exactly the type of surrendering that our Lord has in mind for all people. Every day, several times a day, God is blessing each of us with wonderful things and experiences that are good. Are your eyes open to seeing them? Our Lord is knocking at your heart, calling you to have a relationship with Him. Are you aware? I pray so!
Surrender to our Lord's Goodness as the Holy Bible says in these verses.
Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Our Lord wants shower you with blessings every day as you learn more about Him.
No doubt your life is complicated. There have been trials and some moments of happiness but I tell you the truth, incredible blessings are waiting. Gifts from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ are available for those who believe in his Holy name. We will know our Lord and Savior personally and spend eternity with the King of the Universe!
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Our Lord's promises are oh so much better than a purchase of chocolate. Edible satisfaction is finite and a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is everlasting! His blessings and treats will far outweigh any of the earthly ones. Grow in your relationship with God, seeking to understand His Word, the Holy Bible, by reading it often. Also pray often and your trust in Him will grow more and more. Only our Lord Jesus has the ability to satisfy and bring the ultimate peace to our lives that He so wants us to enjoy. 

1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—

Wishing you an incredible day as this is the first day of the rest of your life! Seek the Lord. Your journey will be one exquisite encounter!

Love, Laura