Oh to Long to be Holy


River Reflecting the Sun.

Words to live by:

“If you feel the call of the Spirit, then be holy with all your soul, with all your heart, and with all your strength.  If, however, because of human weakness, you cannot be holy, then be perfect with all your soul, with all your heart, and with all your strength.

But if you cannot be perfect because of the vanity of your life, then be good with all your soul . . . .  Yet, if you cannot be good because of the trickery of the evil one, then be wise with all your soul . . .

If, in the end, you can neither be holy, nor perfect, nor good, nor wise because of the weight of your sins, then carry this weight before God and surrender your life to His divine mercy.

If you do this, without bitterness, with all humility, and with a joyous spirit due to the tenderness of a God who loves the sinful and ungrateful, then you will begin to feel what it is to be wise, you will learn what it is to be good, and you will slowly aspire to be perfect, and finally you will long to be holy.”

RUTHLESS TRUST, by Brennan Manning, Page 126

SOOOOOO  GOOOOOD!  If only . . . .   So many times I feel I fall so short of my potential, ability, purpose and plan.  But a daily laying down of my burdens helps to get me back to the start line if nothing else.  All things are possible ….   right?! …..

No River Running in Winter (In the summer the river forks there and goes around to make an island.)

Frost on Snow.

Sun on frosty snow


Can you find the hunting dog?


Now can you find him?

Happy December!

About cascadecountry

I am finding that being grateful makes what you have more than enough!!!! I am grateful for my husband of 40+ years, my grown children and their spouses, my eight grandchildren, my two doggies. I am surrounded by a wonderful family and friends who bless my life, and I believe in the undeserved redemption that is mine in Jesus! Hubster and I live in a small mountain village in the heart of Idaho and are so grateful for the beauty that surrounds us.

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