This morning I was reading Mark Chapter 4. Jesus tells a parable about a seed being planted on different types of soil. He follows it up with the explanation. If the seed is God’s word, where and the conditions the seed is planted determine the outcome. Some will be easily influenced by Satan and the seed will not grow. Others will give up when things get bad. Other people will let worldly things get in the way of the seed’s growth. Finally, there will be some that will nurture the seed, have faith, study and spread it exponentially.
Christmas Eve is only three days away and I’m cuddled under a blanket with a warm cup of coffee. Sitting here surrounded by my pets, I’m making a mental list of things that need to be done. It will be a busy week with many great moments. Yet, my mind drifts and my focus blurs as I recall years gone by and Christmas celebrations in my life.
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;” Colossians 1:10-11 KJV Isn’t it great to wake up and realize it’s Friday! I woke…Read more »
After my colleague agreed, she wound up driving to another town to take the niece’s friend home. Rather than becoming angry, she made conversation with the young man, who was 17 and supporting his entire family. The young man was working and attending high school. He was excited to share that he will be the first person in his family to graduate from high school . . .
“He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.”Psalms 107:29 KJV Happy Tuesday! I woke up this morning to stormy weather and tornadoes in the area. It’s only been a little over a year since Hurricane Michael devastated our community, and I’m noticing the people in my life are a…Read more »
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.” 1 John 4:11 KJV Happy Tuesday! One of the things I’m going to work on today is loving the people that get on my nerves. Is this a pride issue? Yes! Have you ever felt like you are minding your own businesses…Read more »
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 NIV Happy Thursday! It’s a rainy day, but the sun is shining within me. Have you ever felt like your heart was hard from bad circumstances and rumors? In my…Read more »
“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” James 4:4 NIV Happy Wednesday! It seems a little more like hectic Wednesday here. We have the hustle and bustle of Christmas combined with…Read more »
“Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” John 5:8 KJV Good Morning and Happy Monday! Today, it has been two months since Hurricane Michael came through our town. My good news is we are slowly recovering. It’s going to take a long time for life to get back to normal, but…Read more »
“And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of…Read more »