Ask, seek, knock.
Ask, seek, knock.
Who has experienced godly sorrow? You definitely know if you have. You are changed forever!
Sigh. If we women could only accept from the beginning the things the Lord reveals to us through our young daughters. The things that we grew to hate about ourselves, we adore in them. If they are skinny, we brag on their skinniness. If they are chubby, we brag on their chubbiness. We thank the Lord for their clumsiness and goofiness simply because of the joy it brings to our hearts. We marvel at their flawless natural beauty and at their comfort in their own skin, and the lioness in us awakens at the thought of anyone tarnishing this. In our daughters we see the wonder which The Wonder, Himself, made and called woman. We see how perfect we were from the beginning. The “imperfections” were nothing of the sort.
Through our children, we feel the Lord’s deep and unfailing love for us. But through our daughters, let’s be honest, we see what we never believed about ourselves, but was true from the beginning.
I am coming at you from my new desk!
Jason got me the best gift for Christmas, a new desk to write at. Now just to figure out a new use for the breakfast table….. I guess we could eat there? 😉
Examine It To See If It Is So
In 2017, I had a much deeper learning of a lesson most of us know but tend to forget.
Unfortunately, we live in a time where everyone has a “wise” thought to share. And unfortunately again, most of it is crap.
I thought it would be good to begin 2018 reminding us that no matter what information you are consuming, examine it to see if it is so. Crap can proceed from the mouths of professors, parents, pastors, news anchors, bloggers….especially bloggers.
So when you read a quote, stop. Examine it, ponder if it is really true. When you are taught a lesson, stop, think, examine it to see if it has merit. When you read an article, don’t be quick to believe it just because of the source.
And when you read the Bible, you know I know it is infallible, do not count a devotion or commentary as infallible. Examine it to see if it is so.
What is something that was presented to you as fact, that you later found out to be false?
Happy New Year!
Last night Jason, Ryan, and I rang in the new year with sparkling pink lemonade.
Our little Anna bug is sick so she couldn’t make it to midnight. 😦
She is so cheery even when feeling yucky. She entertained everyone in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, then we had some fun with Snapchat while waiting on the doctor. What a little ray of sunshine.
I love the new year. And this particular new year begins on a Monday! New year, new month, new week, new day, new morning, new mercies. How amazing is that?
This is the first year in a long long time that I do not have weight loss as a resolution. My resolutions are so fun. Read my Bible everyday, Read the kids Bible with the kids Monday through Friday every week, read everyday, write everyday. These of course do not count for vacations and holidays. Just the normal “9 to 5” haha.
What are your plans for 2018? Any resolutions?
I wish all of you a wonderful new year! Blessings and peace to you in 2018.
What are you resolutions for 2018?
Happy New Year Everyone! Did you know this quote was actually said by Will Durant and not Aristotle? If not, now you do!
I hope 2018 is filled with many blessings and good habits for you all!
Paul on the need for self discipline.