love

Colossians 3:14
And over all these virtues put on love; which binds them all in perfect unity.

Those virtues are
Compassion
Kindness
Humility
Gentleness
Patience

1Cor 13:4-8
Love:
Is patient
Is kind
Does not envy
Is not proud
Does not dishonor others
Is not self-seeking
Is not easily angered
Keeps no record of wrongs
Always protects
Always hopes
Always perseveres
NEVER FAILS

Christ gave us the example of how to live and we have it right here in front of us – what we are to put on as our new selves in His image.

There is so much room for growth in these areas of my life; wanting more of Him and less of me

The culmination of these characteristics is LOVE – always and forever

forgiveness

Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Calls to mind “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”

I have to trust that God knows what I’m going through (well, of course He does, He has my life in the palm of His hand) and remember it is pure joy to suffer yet it is my job to forgive and to love others.

I need to open my hands to release the hurt and let God wash it away, release my wings to soar like the eagle.

I need to keep my hands open and arms raised to Him to be filled with His love, grace, peace and forgiveness.

Father God help me to keep my hands open to your goodness and not hold the past hurts; help me to live as Christ and be a light. Amen

fail :(

Writing daily? Really what was I thinking? Maybe that I could work through some issues and get to a better spot; that I would have time (ha! Wife, mom to 3 teens, work full time outside home (negative environment))

I have so many thoughts ideas concepts studied floating around in my head but haven’t scheduled time to get into them or even to read the books I have going right now

I’m up early for quiet time courtesy Hello Mornings and Good Morning Girls; then it’s breakfasts & lunches to be made, husband to get out the door, get ready for work, make sure kids are up for school & activities. Home after work is dinner cleanup hopefully talking with family and then off to bed to do it all again.

I’m in need of a better schedule and asking God what is best just not good or better.

Join me in choosing God’s best? Because we are “God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved” we are to “clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

Verse 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Asking God to give me His peace today.

Thankful for a job that provides SO much for my family; for kids who love each other and are good friends; for a husband who knows how to enjoy life. For time spent writing (finger typing), reading and studying God’s word.

birthday!!!

Today is my baby girl’s birthday. She’s 17. A high school senior with big plans for her life. I’m so proud.

Her goal is to be a child life specialist working at St Jude Children’s Hospital.

What is a Child Life Specialist?
Child life specialists are trained professionals with expertise in helping children and their families overcome life’s most challenging events. from
childlife.org

Amazed that my babies are growing so fast and are leaving my nest to fly on their own

It’s my prayer, my hope I’ve prepared them and shown a good example (despite my failures) that all has been a learning experience of what to do and what not to do.

Happy Birthday, my sweet baby girl

threadbare – update

Currently at urgent care. Left hubby’s doctor appt to meet DS at urgent care. She was dropped during a cheer stunt yes, she’s a flier – the one tossed in the air

She’s getting x-ray now.

Waiting. Asking God for peace

It’s early Friday morning – she checked out OK will just be sore for a few days. Praise God nothing serious. She’s hoping to perform tonight

friends

In real life date with a great friend today. Just what I needed; thank you! She’s an awesome woman and balm to my soul.

Need more in real life friends like that; thankful for good friends

busy

Time is getting away from me. No real thoughts today for a post; yet I committed to daily posting. So here I am trying to give myself grace and know that tomorrow is a new day, new mercies and I’ll have some peace & quiet.

A lot of friends on my heart tonight who have their own struggles and lifting them in prayer. Love & hugs to you! And have a blessedly refreshed sleep

Looking forward to visiting with my “oldest” friend tomorrow (the one I’ve known the longest not the eldest)

Good night!