Genesis 2:3

Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:3 (NIV) I thought this would be an appropriate verse to enter into the sort of Sabbath I'm doing this month, taking a break from blogging for a bit.… Continue reading Genesis 2:3

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1 John 4:10-11

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.I John 4:10-11 (NIV) Somewhere in my childhood, I learned about the meaning of retaliation. If I hurt someone else,… Continue reading 1 John 4:10-11

Psalm 143:8-10

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,    for I have put my trust in you.Show me the way I should go,    for to you I entrust my life.Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,    for I hide myself in you.1Teach me to do your will,    for you are my God;may your good Spirit    lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:8-10 Since we just… Continue reading Psalm 143:8-10

Comforting: Finding Purpose

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him… Continue reading Comforting: Finding Purpose

Comforting: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know."  - Job 42:3 Job had lost everything.  His money, children, reputation, even his marriage was rocky.  And his friends that came to encourage him ended up heaping more coals on the fire by blaming him for all of his… Continue reading Comforting: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Comforting: Won’t Be Forsaken

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.  - Deuteronomy 31:8 It was the end of Moses's life and the end of his time as the leader of Israel.  After he gave a little pep talk… Continue reading Comforting: Won’t Be Forsaken

Comforting: Fulfilled Promises

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! - Luke 1: 45 This verse is my lock screen on my phone.  It has been my lock screen for over a year, between my last pregnancy and the one before. Mary had come to visit Elizabeth after an angel… Continue reading Comforting: Fulfilled Promises

Sustaining: Building Your House

Just a quick one this week.  I thought this was neat so I would point it out. The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.  - Proverbs 14:1 Of course, if you grew up with the "Wise Man Built His House Upon A Rock" song, perhaps… Continue reading Sustaining: Building Your House