May Solomon’s Prayer Become Our Prayer

Bible readers who have read the bible know about Solomon and his father David. The action of Solomon is what todays our daily bread devotional is about. Yet, it is a good action, one to be followed unlike his actions … Continue reading

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Sometimes life happens.

Things get in the way of you accomplishing your plans,  your plans change or you have to take a detour. Life happens.  For example, in April, my sister was hospitalized and visiting her daily was something that kept me from exercising, saving money, and working to get things done at home. This that I had planned to do. 

TC 

at 25 years

Used To. Will It Be Back?

I used to dream of being a woman that cooked great meals
A woman that worked with her hands
A woman with great friends, a husband, and children
A house pecked with children
A home of hospitality

I liked the homes and gardens spread throughout the Better Homes & Gardens magazine
Every picture of a lighted room
The living room, kitchen, bathroom
I think only recently the bedroom
All rooms with breathing space
Tidy and organized
Tidy and organizations, because that’s how I liked things

But I realized, a home with children
Isn’t always so and span
My grandmother’s home was ALWAYS spotless
She worked in a hospital
All get children were grown
And she had gran kids
Even so get home was still spotless
But
It was also cold,
Cold and clean

So I dreamed of a beautiful house
One to share
A family that expressed God’s love – everywhere & to everyone
A family that was hospitable
A God glorifying marriage

I was younger than 23
I have seen and believe
God can do it
He can do anything
He answers prayers
There’s no reason for me to think or believe that He does not answer
Our dies not fulfill the dies of our hearts

But Lord,
what happened to, “ask what you will that your joy may be full,” ?

So at the beginning of this post I shared dreams and things that I was happy about or had joy about, at 23, for some reason it seems to have changed.

Part of me wants to go back.
But so much has changed
Life moves on
Time continues
Seasons change
Lord, help me to adjust and move forward, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Contemplation

Seasons don’t last forever. That sparks a flicker or more of hope for the person that is going through a difficult season in life. However, if life looks perfect right now, the thought of the current season not lasting forever puts a temporary down pour on things.   

Acts 20:35. It seems like I always knew about the latter part of this verse(it is better to give than to receive), but I didn’t know where it was in the Bible. Now that I’ve found it the words have been rooted in me and I’m inspired to give (that is without looking for anything in return 😉 )

“I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35

A Reminder to Be Kind

 

 Whenever I feel like being merciless and unkind to someone this verse always puts a stop to that action. God has been so merciful, kind, loving and forgiving to me how can I not live the way He wants me to according to His Word.  In some time or another I’m sure we all need Ephesians 4:32 to remind us to live in a godly manner, (being the light of the world and the salt of the earth) by forgiving and loving just as God has forgiven and loved us; His children(to become God’s child go here). We are not all perfect, but we can strive to please God with our lives.

PS. What is so interesting is that I was supposed to do a drawing for this verse but I never got to it…lets just say someone got to it before me…I’m glad they did. I hope this verse encourages you to be kind and to forgive others just as God forgave you. 🙂

♥God

-TC