This week might be piggy-backing off of last week's MORE Gratitude Post, but I think we (ME!) need to enjoy, focus on, appreciate the small moments more.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Happy Sunday! The other evening the teen wanted to go for a drive in the country (the joy of having a freshly issued driver's license has not worn off yet). I grabbed my camera and she chauffeured me around on back roads that I have never been on before. We saw cows, deer, eagles, hawks, green fields and full streams, a beautiful sunset --it was all very peaceful. God wants us to feel this kind of peace, His peace, always. Everywhere around us there is disorder and confusion and strife, but God says, "Come to me, listen to me, follow me, rest in me and I will give you peace." God is the author of order. This week let's try to live in and trust HIS peace.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Wow, that title has hints of a late night infomercial in it! But, I truly believe (as do researchers) that purposefully practicing gratitude and thankfulness is life changing.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day! We all know the saying, "Don't put your eggs all in one basket." And that is good advice for some things such as money and other life risks. But, when it comes to loving and trusting God, we are asked to do the opposite. When we put all of our "eggs"--our time and efforts, our love and faith, our energy and talents--in God's basket, he will use them in ways that we could never imagine. When we simply love God and others with all we have, we find contentment and peace. This week, let's work at putting it all in God's hands and letting him do the rest, amen?!
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Have you ever used the phrase with your kids, "Do as I say, not as I do,"? We tell our kids to be themselves, to be unique, but how many of us forget to do the same? We follow the latest trends, we compare, and worry if the choices we make are "okay".
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Happy Sunday! The other evening while on a walk I noticed the reflection in the water and wanted to take a picture of it. As I got closer I scared some ducks and geese up out of the water which caused ripples and I had to wait for it to be calm again to get the perfect shot. We are called to be reflections of Christ and his love, but I wonder how many times I have allowed something to "ripple" or ruin that reflection. When life is hard and when we face obstacles do we reflect God by allowing the fruits of the Spirit to shine through or do we have to wait until everything is calm and right to cast a loving reflection of Christ? Let's remember the gifts of the Spirit and let them thrive in us so that no matter what is going on in our lives, we will portray a beautiful and accurate picture of Jesus's love.