Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Song of Songs 8:5 My peace I give in the winding wilderness, where heart and mind are overwhelmed. Worry not nor fret, my daughter. Lean hard on Me and trust and rest. My love I … Continue reading
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I’ve always appreciated the honesty of Thomas. It mattered not when he heard the reports of others who had seen Jesus face to face the morning he rose from the grave. This doubting disciple wanted proof. He declared he would not believe unless he could see the nail … Continue reading
I wonder what happened? A
missing petal caused the lily to
appear incomplete. I feel that
way sometimes, when I’m caught
off guard and respond in ways
that are or unkind to those
around me. Then perfection
raises its ugly head and accuses:
“You’re still flawed, incomplete, imperfect!”
Disappointment grips my heart and I cry out…“How long O Lord, how long?”
Then I hear the still small voice within; “As long as it takes.” And my heart is encouraged.
How about you? Ever get discouraged or impatient when your reactions fail to reflect the
love of God? If so, isn’t it good to remember the promises from God’s Word.
The truth is, every follower of Jesus is a work in progress, and we need to trust Him to do
the changing while we do the trusting. The Bible encourages us to let our roots grow down
deep in the soil of God’s love and embrace this promise.
I am certain that God, who began the good work within
you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on
the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 NLT
Mama was Mrs. Southern Hospitality
personified! She absolutely loved being
in the kitchen. No one made biscuits,
coffee can bread or cornbread, except
her own mother. She taught her
Southern fried chicken, stewed squash,
sweet and sour meatballs, sloppy joes,
chicken potpie, and chicken and
dumplings; were but just a few of the
delicious meals she loved to prepare
for those fortunate enough to sit at her table.
Are you hungry yet? Try adding pound cake, chocolate pudding, peach cobbler,
coconut cake, or banana pudding for dessert. You have a fine southern home
Nothing could match sitting around mama’s table. What precious memories
those times were for our family and friends who lingered there, laughing and
listening to the sounds of love.
Mama’s nurturing gift of love and hospitality blessed not only our family,
but countless others who dropped in at just the right moment. Seems like there
was always room to squeeze in one more at her table, and when there were no
places left? Well you were happy to take your plate to the living room or bedroom.
Her love followed you everywhere!
How grateful I am God gave me a glimpse of His table through my precious
mother. She went home to heaven years ago, leaving our family with a rich
legacy of faith, hope, and love. How we miss her, but we’ll see her again,
on that glad day when God calls His children home.
Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her.
There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all. Proverbs 31:28-29