Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Big and Small

Sometimes my commitment to look at things through HIS love colored glasses gets tested. For example, this morning when I sat down to another empty roll of tissue, I could gripe that I'm always the one to change it, or I can look at it as a small, silent way to show love to my family by changing it, even putting a folded corner on the edge.

Love is needed in a big way today as we cast our vote for President. The results will test us or exult us, but either way we need to shoe His Love.

How do you show love to your family in the small ways?

Monday, November 5, 2012

We were in the Psalms in church yesterday. Specifically, Psalm 126. We prayed for each other, and we prayed again about the election. Verses 5 and 6:
Those who sow with tears
    will reap with songs of joy.
 Those who go out weeping,
    carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
    carrying sheaves with them.

We wondered, confessed in fact, that we'd talked more than prayed, fumed more than wept. However  it comes out tomorrow, I am more convinced, convicted, and committed than ever that our country needs us to fall on our knees before God. 

Do you agree? 

Friday, November 2, 2012

I saw a friend today in Walmart. She mentioned that her mother's birthday was coming up and that it would be a hard day. Her sweet mother went to heaven in April. 

It reminded me that those who have lost a loved one continue to hurt long after their friends go on with their lives.

Say a prayer today for someone who has lost a loved one. The Father said, "Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others." (Phil. 2:4). 

It's sometimes hard to know what to say, but I'm reminded today that we should continue to lift the bereaved up in prayer.

What else can we do to show that we remember?