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Rest

”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

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Does it hurt?

“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?

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What is real?

“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?

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The Pursuit

“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