Secrets We Leave Behind

When I read a book and find a nugget of truth, I highlight it and sometimes write myself a note by it. Sometimes I mark the page with a sticky note.

You can tell quite a bit about a person by picking up the books she reads and flipping through them. Oh, the secrets we leave behind.

I spent time in 1 John this morning. I typically spend time in my NASB Study Bible, but I wanted to compare. I pulled out my Scofield Bible.

I got distracted.

Blessed beyond measure.

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Ditch Disappointment

The pandemic and the challenges of 2020 and 2021 have changed the way we see life, play, respect, and love.

We’ve seen family projects on television and YouTube like dominoes and toilet paper tumbling throughout a house. We’ve laughed at dancing and exercising family videos. We’ve sung with live-streamed concerts and worship. We’ve watched golf ball and ping pong challenges, and much more.

Maybe you’re binging on television programs that you never had time for when life was in full-swing.

All this is a way to pass the time when we’re bored or depressed. They don’t fill the gap, do they?

It’s easy to get depressed as the pandemic and all things associated with it continue to drain us, isn’t it?

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Are You Brave Enough?

“When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?”

Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb,” 2021 Presidential Inaugural Poem

Amanda Gorman began to recite her Inaugural Poem, “The Hill We Climb,” and I stopped my morning rush, stood in front of the television, and absorbed the moments as if I were swept up into a rhapsody of words. Shimmering words danced to the tempo of delight.

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When You Don’t Like Your Story … A Review

I have chapters and pages in my story that I don’t like. I wish that I could tear them out, shred them, and set fire to them.

How about you?

Have you considered that God can use the ugly and broken shards of your life to piece together beautiful and valuable artwork?

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