Friday, July 1, 2016

Words That Heal

Reckless words pierce like a sword,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 12:18 NIV

My grandkids love to participate in team sports. They have had many coaches who always found something to praise and ways to encourage. It's a beautiful thing to see the kids gain confidence, learn cooperation, and blossom over the season. 

I often wish that I could take back unkind words I've said over my lifetime. I want to speak words that will bring encouragement and life. One of my mentors said, "Start by working on a friendly HELLO, and then stop to really listen."

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Praying for our nation

"We have grown in numbers, wealth and power
 as no other nation has grown,
 but we have forgotten God."
Abraham Lincoln
 National Day of Prayer, 1863

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Springs of Living Water

Jesus said,
 Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. 
But the water that I shall give him will become in him
 a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.

Monday, June 27, 2016

4th of July Celebration

Our church celebrated Independence Day yesterday and honored the veterans. A 90 year old veteran of WWII spoke briefly of boys trying to join up while still in high school because they loved America and wanted to defend our freedom. He reminded me of my Dad who fought in France and Germany.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Highlight

I love lilies, and I was pleased to find some new blooms this morning on my walk in the park.
This is my favorite so far.
The last baby robin left the nest on the window ledge this week. Granddaughter Kaedyn enjoyed watching them. This one is a girl, she assured me, and her name is Cassidy. Here is her drawing of the four tiny blue eggs and Mama Robin.