Discouragement / Encouragement


I’ve been reading about Moses in Exodus recently. I found some encouragement there. In chapter 3 of Exodus God speaks to Moses from the burning bush. He (God) sends Moses back to Egypt with no one but his wife and kids. Just them and in chapter 3 verse 12 God said He (God) would also go with them. Go back to Egypt and bring Israel out, God said. I find this point pretty amazing all by itself.

So Moses, his family and God go to Egypt….. and in chapter 6…. this is the thing that stuck out to me…. in Exodus 6:9-12 it says, Moses reported everything to the Israelites but they did not believe Moses because of their discouragement and cruel bondage.

The very people Moses was sent to lead out didn’t even believe they could be delivered because of discouragement and cruel bondage.

However we all know the story. Israel did get delivered because it was the plan of God. Up in verse 5 God says, He heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians were enslaving, and he remembered HIS COVENANT.

God redeemed them with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgement. (v.6)

I will take them as my own people says the Lord. (v.7)

I will bring them to the land that I promised to Abraham (v.8)

Wow, they were so discouraged they didn’t even believe it themselves and yet God kept His promise and did it. He brought them all out of bondage. Wow, wow, wow, God keeps his promises. And now for all of us….

Romans 5: 6-8 You see, just at the right time, when we were still powerless. Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were yet still sinners, Christ died for us.

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins, and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.

Remember no matter how discouraged you may feel, God keeps his promises.

Repent and walk with Him, He will bring you out. Julia



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God can….

God is setting you free from the fear of man.

If you have trouble believing it just think about it this way:

Genesis 1:1-2 –> darkness was everywhere and God hovered over it.  God said “let there be light” and there was light.

Genesis 1:6-7 –> So God made the sky (expanse) and separated the water under the sky from the water above the sky.

Genesis 1:9 –> the water and dry ground were separated

Genesis 1:11-12 –> God said “let the land produce vegetation”

Genesis 1:14 –> lights in the sky separated day / night which served as signs to mark seasons, days, years, and give light to the earth.

In the beginning when God made the world we are living in now…. He separated things and organized them by speaking to them.

If He can separate land from water / light from darkness / sky from water…. just by speaking to them. Why can’t he speak to the land and separate the fear from it. Just call the fear out of the land… say land, no more fear of man. Instead love God.

Doesn’t perfect love cast out fear? Love displaces fear. We can say it.

I never thought about it this way until today. God can purge fear from the land.

In His kingdom everybody loves Jesus. He wipes away all our fears and fills us with His love.

Come light, come love, replace all my fears, J

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Spike Likes Water

Cat’s are not “known” for liking water.


However, mine will play in it anytime he has the chance.


Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness, they shall be filled. Matt.5:6




Satisfied, Julia French

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Walked a new road today. Orchids were everywhere.


Each one was different.


Have no idea which one I like better.


This one was inside a restaurant but all the rest were outside along the road.


Such a beautiful day, Julia French

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Hummingbird Moth

It’s also called a hummingbird hawk moth. Here is a nice video. The moth is shown right about 2:30.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYLtpqkMSvU


This is one of my photos taken at a flower shop. I was told that because you can see antennae on this creature… you know it is a Hummingbird Moth, not an actual Hummingbird. Birds don’t have antennae. Plus this creature has the long tongue that goes into the flowers. Hummingbirds have beaks.

I’ve had great fun learning about this little guy. Have a wonderful week. Julia

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Flower Shop Surprise

I went to the flower shop the other day.100_4115

While looking around I saw a Hummingbird Moth.


So I pulled out my camera and tried for the longest time to catch a good shot of him.


Of course the little guy wouldn’t hold still and I had the hardest time getting a good shot.


I had to enlarge these photos 3 times. if that gives you any idea how tiny he was.


Although every shot is blurry I did manage to get him.


I’m so blessed the Lord showed me this and that I can show it to you. Praise God.

The Day of Atonement is September 22/23

 Julia French

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Dirt Bike Trails

Dirt-bike trails where my husband rides


Alone on the trails this day


Bug spray is a must


This is us.


Tried to catch as many jumps as possible on camera














Have a great day, Julia French

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