How Does God Love Me? Let me Count the Ways….

by | Aug 31, 2012 | Life & Faith | 3 comments

People often say about God–
as if to disprove His existence–
“How can you belive in Someone you can’t see?
You can’t prove He exists.”
I beg to differ.
I recently wrote about my birthday trip to Southern California here
and shared some Very Spiritual Lessons learned.
Now, inspired by my friend Nancy Franson  (who’s birthday is next door to mine)
and who wrote a frolicking birthday post at her place
  Out of My Alleged Mind, I’m going to join in the fun.
How do I know God loves me?
Because I saw Him–How? He showed me…..
With the soul-satisfying, peaceful oasis, chosen sight unseen,
(over 10 months ago in the cold, wet Fall….)
that He knew would be just what we needed–
this beautiful place five minutes from the beach
 but a world away in peace in quiet
 Aliso Creek Golf Course–Laguna Beach, CA
(we stayed at Aliso Creek Inn)
and little things that the Father knows I delight in
like found flora I’ve never seen before
‘Rock Therapy’–a brilliant revelation of a game–
“Hey, I found these rocks on the beach today…what do you think
you could build with them?”
while you sit around with friends.
(Finally, something useful to do with all my scads of beach rocks!)
(it’s a flower, of course)
And soul sisters, blood or otherwise,
 who can make you laugh with overflowing hilarity
and the strongest drink around is iced tea.
(l to r) Sister Laurie, friend Sandy, Sister Linda
(l to r) Laurie, Sandy, Moi
(thank you, Sandy, for the props!)


When your birthday dessert (without any prior consultation)
just happens to be
a rootbeer float–your all time favorite, and you wonder
how does God know this stuff?

“Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven.

The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light.

There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.

He brought us to life using the true Word,

showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.”

James Chapter 1, verses 16-18, The Message

“Showing us off”….. Isn’t He a good God? 



  1. Love this, Jody! And love root-beer floats, too!

  2. Wow! That bridge photo looks like a Monet painting! So glad I could influence you in this positive way. Yes, let's count the ways our Father displays his love. He did promise we would hear his voice and recognize it, didn't He? Even when He whispers, “This is a gift for you, today. Because I delight in you!”

    And love, love, love the mustaches!

  3. You know, Jody, that anyone who chooses not to believe would poo-poo all of your proofs. But that was never the point, was it? They are proofs nevertheless, not because they are incontrovertible, but because grow from a root of love and faith God has placed in your heart. You KNOW.


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