Loving One Another

Archive for June, 2016

Getting Older


 

As we get older, we spend more time looking for the refresh button. It used to be an internal gift that worked automatically. Now it is more like the crank on the ancient model A Ford. Not only is it a visible device that jumps out in front of us, but it takes more effort than we’ve got sometimes to crank it up. So, like the “0ut of juice” announcement that warns us to stop and take time to plug the cell phone or the computer in to an energy source, our bodies say, “Stop, refresh, take time to plug in to your energy source.”
For some people it is a drive through the countryside or a walk in the woods, along the beach,  or in the mountains. For others it is quiet time alone with God or their Maker. For some it is TV or a good book or the right kind of rest with good music. Others are energized by friends, visits, social media.

Whatever your source, it becomes more and more important to plug into renewed energy as we get older. And like a battery, the life between recharges goes faster. Just tune in to your body rhythms and your energy sources and take TIME. That’s my sage advice for you right now.

Refresh!

Daddy’s Girl


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I’ve always been a Daddy’s Girl.

Didn’t always appreciate everything

about my daddy, but I knew he loved me

unconditionally – and that’s all I needed.

Every child should be so blessed to have

a kind, loving, reliable dad who

loves her and models that

unconditional love for her mom, too.

Happy Father’s Day!

Giving


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GIVING

As a mother gives her love
Freely, without thought of return,
We are told also to give
Without “What’s in it for me?” concern.

Tell me what makes you anxious.
Does worry to earth add a minute?
Look closely at your life;
Is anxiety frequently in it?

Do you fret too much about money?
Is your mind on your demise?
Work, leisure, politics, the unknown –
Do you fret? Is that wise?

Anxiety is a human experience.
It seems to transcend time.
There always has been earthly woes,
Poverty, illness, and crime.

Consider the bison cows and their calves.
Look at what God does.
He provides their food and beauty,
And He’ll care for you – just because.

You, too, are His prized creation.
His love and provisions are yours.
Only doubt will cause you worry.
Let His promises fill your pores.

Beyond disease, death, and decay
Are the gifts from God above.
God provides for all our needs.
Rest confidently in His love.

How do you find such perfect rest?
The answer is in God’s Word.
You gain such peace by giving.
Does that sound a bit absurd?

Reflect on Him who dwells in you.
Accept His wonderful gifts.
Go out and give your blessings.
Be lifted as He lifts.

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