Tuesday, February 17, 2015

~Have I Done Any Good?~

Psalm 96: 1-3  Oh sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.


Psalm 96 in verse 9 says, "Worship the Lord with the beauty of holy lives." My thoughts on this scripture are "Does my own life demonstrate to others about God's greatness?" 

In my journal I wrote on January 15, 2002 ~ Lord, may Jim, myself and my children share Jesus....to be witnesses to everyone we meet. Have my children seen a holy life in me or did "I" get in the way?


The music and lyrics were written by my ancestor Will L. Thompson (1847-1909) ~ I found it on YouTube and it really spoke volumes to me today!  


Saturday, February 14, 2015

~Gratefulness~*

The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17

Written on March 9, 2002:
Thank you Lord!
Last night when my youngest daughter kissed me goodnight. She whispered in my ear, "I'm glad you are my mom and thanks for trying to protect me." We had talked earlier and I had given her my opinion about how she chooses friends and made her cry so I was very surprised to hear this from her. 

Thank you Lord for giving her discernment. She clearly saw my motive. She is twelve now, hard to believe and adorable . I enjoy our days together! Thank you Lord!

 This picture was taken at a garden near my work in 2013.