A Heart Caressed

I stood at our dining table not that long ago this evening, droopy of eye and droopy of spirit.

Scanning the table for something different, I saw it: a little, dark blue, hardcover book. Daily Strength for Daily Needs, declares the gold print on the spine.

I opened it randomly. Oh, hey! A day-by-day devotional book. And what, pray tell, might I find for today? Read it all

Choose: Self-Pity or Thanksgiving

Self-pity is one of several self- things from which I ask God to deliver me.

Strangely enough, though, I don’t remember considering that a thankful spirit sweeps away a “negatively self-focused” spirit. Oh, sure, I’ve known (and even taught!) that gratefulness can lift us out of depression and discouragement. But, somehow, I must have missed what being thankful can do to kill being self-pitying.

Then I read Andrée’s piece Read it all

You Can’t Just Walk By

Amid the negativity all around us, some rays of cheer and good news…

Erika Jenkins was riding her bike home when she noticed an elderly woman walking alone, eastbound on Main Street, carrying a framed picture. Her own ears were freezing, but Jenkins noticed the woman wore only sweatpants, shoes and a long-sleeved shirt, with no jacket to shield her from the cold. Read it all

Above all, love God!