Joy

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It is so easy to get discouraged and lose your joy. Just remember, Jesus has overcome this world and we are reborn NEW every morning.

Thank you Jesus.

 

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Wordsmith

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The quality of writing on the blogosphere is amazing and exciting. There are many talented people with a voice and an ability to speak through words.

Not all of us can be Tolstoy or Fitzgerald, but it does not matter.

What matters is a willingness to be creative and take a risk. To be amenable to criticism and scrutiny reflects a person of character and daring.

A famous author once told me that it doesn’t matter how well you write. It just matters that you write. Not everyone is going to be published and not everyone will become famous. Seeking fame is not a good reason to write. She added, “Write for yourself, your family and your legacy.” Her thoughts on writing permeate my soul. I believe her admonition to be true.

So, I write for those I love. I write for future generations so they will know that hopes and dreams can be written down and shared. And at the most basic level, I just want to write.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 (KJV)

A Right Spirit – Lent Two

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Yesterday was not one of my better days.

It is so easy for me to allow myself to get bogged down in the mundane daily trials of life. One word of discouragement can lead to a day filled with anxiety and disappointment.

What a waste of a perfectly good day.

By day’s end, I had started my Lenten walk by attending Ash Wednesday services. During the service, we recited the 51st Psalm. What struck me was Verse 11: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me”.

I’m worried about the trivial but God is worried about my heart. I’ll stick with God and worry less about myself. He knows what is important and uses a solemn service to remind me…

…and I’m glad.