”God, my shepherd! I don't need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.” Psalm 23:1-3 (The Message) How many times do I run myself ragged trying to… Continue reading Rest
“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character hope.” Romans 5:3-4 “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” (from The Velveteen Rabbit… Continue reading Does it hurt?
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12“What is real?” asked the Rabbit… “Does it happen all at once like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”“It doesn’t… Continue reading What is real?
“Jesus replied, ‘The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark… Continue reading That’s the Way Love Grows
“But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.”1 Cor. 12:18 I have never liked my feet. My pinkie toenail is too small and my second toe is longer than the first big toe. They just aren’t pretty. I always wanted to… Continue reading Pretty Little Toes
“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” 1 Tim. 6:11A short while ago, I got caught up in a search for our “forever” (retirement) home. My husband had recently retired from the military, and I was anxious for something permanent. Now mind you, we… Continue reading The Pursuit
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8I love this verse! I have always had a lack of trust in people – most likely due to my past. A fear that people would leave… Continue reading The Lord Is With You…Always