Cheer Up!

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NKJV

“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.” Psalms 5:11 NKJV

“My Brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4 NKJV

By Lilka Finley Raphael

Author, Editor, Gardner, Photographer, Pharmacist


    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

      I’m working continuously to appreciate the joy in the “little things.” God has a sense of humor when it comes to me and dragonflies. He shows me so much through the smallest of creatures.

      The book of John often seems like an endless source of wisdom while James succinctly provides the discipline we all need… Peace to you!


  1. Great scriptures, my dear! Am just winding up a study of the gospel of John…much to learn from that book!

    Enjoy your day, glad to have a new post from you…

    Steve 🙂


    1. Well that post was short and sweet inspired by the smiling dragonfly I found in my mom’s yard when I went down for a quick visit.

      John is a very complex book. I think you can read it daily until you die and find something else in there that will set your mind on fire.

      Peace! Lilka


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