Oftentimes people make an assessment of their personal lives or businesses during the beginning of a New Year similarly bloggers may make an assessment of their posting stats. Looking back at an overview can reveal growth, strengths, and weaknesses, or aid in discerning if headed toward the intended goal.
“Oh, Honey,” I asked, “what happened,” finding my youngest grandchild attempting to scoop handfuls of dirt off the carpet. Bursting into tears, this precious child sobbed, “I was gonna get paper and colors out of the desk. When I opened the drawer, the plant tipped over.”
When we cross paths, he seems to do a happy little jig. Mr. Delightful (not his real name) is like that so upbeat and full of life, he radiates joy nonstop, and his exuberance is magnetic. I’ve been blessed to cross paths with Mr. Delightful at various times. Each time he impacts my spirit.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about God’s sanctification process in my life. Reflecting on where I once was and who I’ve become through the process. Those musings inspired the poem I share today.
November 6th was “International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians,” many will experience loneliness through the atrocities they suffer, such as isolation from their community, denial to work or purchase food, imprisonment for their faith, or even murder of family members.
I’m nearing the completion of reading through my Day by Day Chronological Bible. I shared a few thoughts about this Bible here. It’s taken me nearly three years to get through, for life happens, and I’m easily distracted, especially when a pandemic unsettles our world. Rather than race through like a rabbit, I have continuedContinue reading “Not There Yet”
Recently a Scripture passage stopped me in my tracks. I reread it several times and continued to ponder it for a few days. The passage was from one of Paul’s letters to the church in Corinth.
This week, I had an appointment that was a three-hour drive from home. I packed an overnight bag, uncertain if I would make the return trip back on the same day. Then loaded it and my dogs in the car. Because my tank was half empty, I knew I would need to stop for fuelContinue reading “Dad, Help!”
While reading the book of Acts, I noticed themes about God’s character and mankind’s propensity towards sin. I was in chapter seven after the Sanhedrin falsely accuse Stephen of blasphemy.
When my children were young, I assisted our local church with a Bible memorization program for youth. Teams from area churches competed against one another in a game show quiz format. Regional, state, and national tournaments took place. To prepare, team members memorized entire chapters and books of the Bible.