Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Word for Us on 2/22/18




If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
Mark 3:25




Fortunately, most of the time these two sisters get along.

May God have mercy on this old world,
Bess
PS: Mine is not a political blog, but I, for one, am very, very proud of America's high school students.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Word for Us on 2/17/18






But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
Psalm 5:11

Have a wonderful weekend!
Bess
(To read all of Psalm 5, go here.)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Forward Thinking



Although I certainly believe in being mindful and making the most of each moment, there's much to be said for the art of looking forward to something, tangible or intangible, in our lives.

Looking forward to something stokes our hope. It exercises our hope muscle, making it stronger. And us happier, which is the immediate outcome of sincere, well-intended hoping.

I recently suffered a dip in my forward thinking, and a very dear reader of my blog reminded me of a line in my book about looking forward to various things. (The future things I fell into pondering only God can tell, so in giving them to Him, it seems I forgot to enjoy looking forward to the daily things that make life pleasant.)

So I've quickly reinstated the practice each morning (or any time) by thinking of four things to look forward to ("four-ward" thinking?) ... to occur not off in the distant future, but that day, or in the very near future.

I'm looking forward to a warmer day tomorrow, to the peanut butter cookies I'll bake later this afternoon, to watching Big Bang and Young Sheldon this evening, to finishing reading Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre tonight. Of course, there could be more, but four at a time is good.

What are four things you're looking forward to? Of course, Spring and gardening are givens and allowed, even though they are not in the very near future. :O)

Blessings for a hope-filled life,
Bess