Worried About Today and Tomorrow?

“You drove 30 minutes away to get food? You couldn’t find eggs? I have plenty; I can share. Do you have toilet paper, enough cleaning supplies, enough food; are you stocked up?”

My daughter and I have never talked about trouble finding eggs and sharing what we have with each other. We’ve never asked each other if she had toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and food. But that was our conversation this afternoon.

Last week’s trips to the grocery store were shocking. This is not the cleanser or toilet paper aisle, this is the pasta, canned food, and staples aisle.

Pandemic. Lockdown mode. Scarcity. Uncertainty. Loss of finances. Loss of health. Loss of life.

Are you worried about tomorrow?

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Reflecting God’s Love in Marriage

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18

As sons and daughters of God, when we focus upon our Lord and Savior, His character, His attributes, and His actions, the Holy Spirit transforms us, empowering us to reflect God’s love and His glory. Our perspectives change, and we begin to see others as Jesus sees them, men and women He died for on the cross … sinners loved by Jesus.

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Are You Listening?

“Listen. Can you hear the note hang in the air as the next note is played?”

Squinted eyes. Frowning face.

“Listen again. It’s as if I’m connecting the notes as a complete thought – a sentence. One note joins the next to produce a new meaning. Do you hear it?”

“Cool!”

“Wasn’t that beautiful?”

Smiling nod.

“That’s legato … a complete thought … a complete moment.”

It took several attempts, but my 9-year-old student learned how to listen a little deeper for the connections between the notes in a legato phrase.

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Troubled by Many Things?

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 “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that I will seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” (Psalm 27:4)

Doing good. Serving others. So many needs out there!

“Lord! I’m serving you, but I can’t seem to get everything done. I’m worn out! Send workers to help me!”

That’s been my reaction many times.

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