A Time To Give Praise // The Weekend Brew — 28 Comments

  1. I don’t know why, but I’m always amazed at how simply praising God and thanking Him in the mundane and messy makes my attitude so much better. This is a great challenge that you put before us, Mary! But I so want to do that today and every day! Hugs to you and thanks to Barbie for the linkup!

    • Our day can change directions quickly when we take the time to start with praise for our blessings! May we all look to God first as we begin our days to remind us that He is the reason for the new day and He loves us deeply. Lots of love and hugs coming your way too!

  2. Absolutely beautiful weds shared here, Mary. Because in the end ~ the true beginning for us all ~ is all about the Common Thread. Him.

    Lovely praises.

  3. Mary, this is such a good reminder to praise Him in ALL things, because everything that happens does so through His loving hands. I love the psalms because they start out with a lament and end with a praise. Praising Him in all circumstances is a good practice, because it keeps us dependent upon Him and focused on the positive, not the negative. How can I not praise God?!

  4. Giving thanks and praise for meeting a few of the FMF ladies this week. Your post made me think of one of my all time fave Psalms; Psalm 30:5. “Weeping may come for the night but joy comes with the morning.”

    • I loved hearing how much fun those ladies had meeting you Tara! We were thinking of all the beautiful FMF ladies as we gathered this weekend. Thank you for stopping by and joining in giving praise. Blessings on your week!

  5. It refreshes our spirit to give praise. Your words are a beautiful reminder. Recently I enjoyed the majesty of His creation on the shore of Lake Superior. Praising God for all He has created. BTW Ephesians 2:10 is one of my favorite verses.

    • I imagine your time at lake Superior was a gorgeous reminder of God and His glory. I agree that we are refreshed as we notice our blessings and take the time to say thank you. Thank you for joining us Carol. I love Ephesians 2:10 also because of the reminder that we are God’s masterpiece. Those words touch me deeply. Have a blessed week!

  6. It really is always time to give praise, my friend. Love your beautiful reminder here. I’ve been hearing God tell me it’s time to pause more. These past few weeks have flown by. We’ve been celebrating my son’s 13th birthday. They just grow up so fast. He starts back to school this week, so today I’m praising Him for these last few days at home with my little boy, just hanging out together :).

    • They do grow up so fast and I love hearing that you are pausing in the middle of preparations for a new school year. I am praising God with you that you have the gift of time with your son. Praying your week is blessed and the start of the school year goes smoothly.

  7. Thank you, God, for the abundance that is Your very nature, and that is splashed across the planet right now in the form of daisies and green beans, lush green and riotous red, deep ocean saltiness and high billowing clouds. Teach my heart to find abundance in You.

    Mary, thanks for getting us all warmed up to praise this morning.

  8. I praise God that I can enter His presence, that I can talk face to face with this perfectly Holy God, because I am covered in the righteousness of His Son. Isn’t that so amazing!

    • It is so amazing! The gift of grace that we received when Jesus died for us is one that I try not to take for granted. Sunday blessings to you and may this coming week bring you grace in abundance.

  9. I’ll give praise by surviving, and by facing tomorrow’s killing ground with resolve and compassion.

    All I can do now is put one foot in front of the other. More sophistication is not something I can reach. It’s not about triumph; it’s about endurance.

    But I am not, and have never been alone.

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