Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Father Delights in His Daughter

Continuing on my thread from Monday's post, I've done a lot of thinking about how my husband delighted in our daughters and that carried over into thinking about how much God delights in His daughters.

"Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delights..."
Isaiah 42:1

Sunday, February 22, 2015

What I Want My Daughters to Know

They come and go as they please.  
They hit me at odd times.  
Just this morning I was overwhelmed by them during my devotional time.


More specifically, memories of my husband.
Memories of the kind of father he was to our two daughters.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fifty Shades of . . . . Grey?

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides for ever."
1 John 2:15-17

First off, I will say I have not read the book nor seen the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, neither do I plan to.  So, how can someone critique something they have not read nor seen?  Let me just say I don't need to wallow at the dump to know it will stink!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Love, Enabled by Grace

Over the past several months, the Lord has been teaching me a great deal about love.  Many situations have come into my life that I have no control over; some I disapprove of, some I simply can't comprehend.

The exhorter and the prophet in me wants to address sin and encourage to wholeness in Christ.  But God has not allowed me to do that.  In some of these cases I'm referring to, it would absolutely destroy the relationship.  Time and time again, God has said, "Just love him/her."  Easier said than done sometimes!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Aging With Grace

So, I was recently reading this article about the flu and flu shots.  It said that it was particularly important for babies, young children and the elderly (age 65 and up) to get the shot.  

Wait a minute, age 65 and up?  
I'm now considered "elderly?"  
No, the elderly are those people I visit in the nursing home, not me!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Power of Love

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."  
Zora Neale Hurston

What truth there is in this quote.

When you know you are loved in spite of all you are, your soul doesn't need to hide.
You can be known for who you are with no fear.

Monday, February 2, 2015

His Incredible, Amazing Grace

I touch his arm, I rub his back and call his name, willing him to open his eyes and look at me or even just nod his head to give some indication that he sees me and knows I'm there.  But no matter how hard I try, he doesn't respond. He just sits in his wheelchair, his head cocked to one side with his eyes closed.

He is almost 90 and hardly ever talks anymore.  I get angry sometimes because I want some sign, however little, that all the time I spend with him makes a difference.  But there is very little encouragement from him.