You Made Good Time!

Too often, we are so intent on getting where we’re going, we don’t enjoy the trip. We put ourselves on automatic pilot, set the cruise control and just drive. Why are we in such a hurry? We should be enjoying things along the way.

Remember back in the day; we’d arrive at our destination after a long trip, and invariably, someone (Uncle Sid comes to mind) would say, “You made good time!”

I have no fear of death because I am confident what lies beyond is eternity with God. The thing is, I may not be afraid to die, but I’m not in any hurry to do so. pd-10-quote

Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

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All We Need is Love!

I believe this! Love is everything!

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Faith will not be necessary in heaven for we will be with God, and our every need will be fulfilled. Hope will, likewise become unnecessary, because when we are with God, what will be left to hope for?

flowers and birdhouseBut, in heaven, love will remain and, in fact, I think maybe heaven is love.

God is love; and therefore, wherever He is love exists and all else is inconsequential. Heaven can be no less than perfect. Love will permeate and be the very essence of it. There will be no partial love; no love held back; no love based on feel, or glance, or want. Love will be made perfect and be done without thought. This, I conclude, is the love of God and it is what we hope for while on this earth. In heaven, every thought and action will be love.

The greatest of these is love, simply because…

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Back in the Day

Came across this one today, and still kinda like it. I reckon some of you folks probably will too

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Somebody put a post on Facebook a few days ago, reminiscing about the way it used to be; how we would fix things when they broke, instead of just throwing them out and getting a new one. It struck a nerve with me, and I thought how sad it is this is true not only with things but with love. Back in the day, “Until death do us part” meant something.

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She Sings to Me

This showed up in one of those “Your Memories On Facebook” posts this morning, and it seemed very fitting that I should post it again. Ignore the book part of it, as it’s old news, but my thankfulness for the Mother God blessed me with is as new and fresh as ever. I love you, Mom!

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I was riding my exercise bike this morning, listening to one of my favorite CDs, and just looking around the room. My eyes fell upon a copy of my book, Be Still, and I gazed at it, thinking what a wonderful picture of Mom it is that adorns the cover of the book. As the song, You Raise Me Up (Celtic Woman), began to play, all sorts of thoughts rushed through my mind, and the following poem was written shortly thereafter.

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Let’s Face It

The world has changed a bit. Some things have changed for the good, and some for the not so good. It’s always been that way; a steady moving on kind of thing that occasionally slows, but never stops. You can’t stop progress, ya know. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s All About Grace

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But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.  1 Corinthians 15:10

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Where What and Why? ~ January 8

I truly believe this message which simply says, “It is what it is, and it’s all good!”

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Where What and Why?

Questions questions questions

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