When you’re wondering what to say …

Do you ever think about how many questions you answer in a day? Especially as a parent … How may Why questions do we answer? a billion trillion???  It seems like it!  And see, just now I asked you 3 more! hehe!

I find it almost impossible to think about every answer before I give it … although I know I should.  I read this a few months ago and cannot get it off my mind.

“Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.”

Ephesians 4:25

wow.  There is so much in here.

Lay aside falsehood.

Speak truth.

Each one of us.

To you neighbor … your child … your friend … your spouse … your employer … your employees … your friends …

Truth … to everyone … all the time.

Wow.

Friends, by the power of the Holy Spirit who is at work within you, YOU CAN DO THIS.

Pray.  RIGHT NOW … pray!  That you can do this … that our sweet LORD will do this in you and your heart.

A Thankful Heart

I have been focusing this month on trying to have a heart that is filled more with gratitude and thankfulness to God.  I want to focus on the beauty of what He has made, not on the ugliness of an aging body.  I want to appreciate what I have been given, not what I want. I want to cherish the people He has surrounded me with, not desire more or different friends and family.  I love this video.  It takes 4:30 minutes, but I spent it enjoying the beauty of the pictures and praising God for what He has made.  I hope you enjoy it too.

I read this quote from another blog recently and it so expresses my heart’s desire right now.

“Perhaps the best way to apply the doctrine of God’s goodness is to live a perpetually thankful life (1 Thess. 5:18). In doing so we will honor Him who gave His Son for us — the greatest expression of mercy and kindness the world has ever known.”
~Jonathan Edwards

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