January 25, 2014 · 8:28 pm
In Psalm 19: 13-14 David says,
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. NIV
Then, 1000 years later here’s what Jesus says about our words.
In Matthew 15: 10-20 Jesus responds to the Pharisees’ comments about his disciples not traditionally washing their hands before they ate.
10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” Continue reading →
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Tagged as Accountability, defile, God's Love, Healing words, Inspirational, Irony, Jesus, judging others, Judgment, Self-Reflection, What really resides in our hearts?, Words we speak
October 16, 2013 · 7:20 pm
It is so good to finally get a health warning that is useful!
I don’t know why I didn’t figure this out sooner!
I use shampoo in the shower!
When I awash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body.
Printed right on the shampoo bottle label is this warning.
“FOR EXTRA BODY AND VOLUME.”
No wonder I have been gaining weight!
Well, YOU BET I got rid of that shampoo!* Continue reading →
Filed under Everydayliving, Hope, Inner Sruggles and Heartache, Loss of a Child, Seeds of Inspirations
Tagged as Eating healthy, Encouragement, Feeling Alone, Gaining Weight, Gluttony, Grief, Heartache, judging others, Loss Of A Child, Obesity, Poor self image, Positive, Random Acts Of Crazy, Self-Reflection, The Unexpected, Uplifting one another, WEight problems, Writing
October 11, 2013 · 9:50 pm
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
For He knows our frame;
He remembers that we are dust.
Psalm 103: 11-14
I sat in the living room, my eyes glued on the clock, with tears streaming down my face. My fifteen year old heart had been broken by a super cute boy named Joe. I had been stood-up for the first time. Joe had not called or shown up for our date. This happened during the seventies when cell phones and text messages had not been yet dreamed up.
“What are you crying about?” my mom said.
“Joe did not show up or call. He was supposed to be here at 7:00 and it is now way past 7:30!” I said, tears gushing.
“Pshhh! “ she smirked, “You think that is heartbreak—wait till you get older and find out what heartbreak really feels like.” She walked off to her bedroom. Continue reading →
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Tagged as Bear one another's burdens, Encouragement, Feeling Alone, God's Love, Inspirational, Judgement, judging others, Mothers who feel judged, Positive, Super Mom-Not, The mom job, the toughest job on earth, Uplifting