Comfort

As I gain, ahem, maturity, I am not sure which comforts me more. Either it is that nothing surprises God ever at all OR it is that everything He does is motivated by His unfathomable reckless love.❤❤❤

Advertisements

Today I Taught Tennis🎾

Being a 2nd and 3rd grade coach for homeschool PE, I have been blessed to teach about 20 kids a different sport each month. And this month I taught the kids how to play tennis. Tennis is a passion of mine and my favorite sport to play now. I instilled that love into my kids and now into my class. They loved n it and had a blast.

It is just exciting and beautiful to share knowledge and bless someone else with a new knowledge. It is so satisfying and rewarding, a service to someone else. And we never know what we say that helps another person. That is why we serve and teach and write. And we must continue. And God blesses it.❤🎾

Validation is Encouraging

My best friend Shawny (I miss her!) and I used to encourage each other in truth and talent and help and praise. It was awesome. We both needed it, having somewhat particular (in her case) and critical (in my case) parents. So we met that need for encouragement for each other growing up. Perfect, right? Well, we ended up in other parts of the country and we don’t get that all the time. So when I hear encouraging morsels from the Bible, good books, blogs, audience members, church family members, band family members, etc., it is invaluably emcouraging. Validation is encouraging, not to hear how great I am doing or be puffed up like a peacock, but to know I am on the right track and helped someone or encouraged them. So never be afraid to encourage in truth someone. It is not about their ego but may just give them a burst of light in their day and help them know if they are doing ok. Feedback is important and precious. Intelligent people actually want to get/do better. Love them that way, it’s good.❤

Loving an Iffy Furry Friend

Adopting a dog from the SPCA with heartworm has affected my empathy and mothering skills. After 2 days, I love our furry friend and he is one of the family. We have to exercise him a little but without stress or strain, have to give him medicine twice a day before his first shot Thursday and keep him very calm after that for a month. It is deliberate care, intentional love. We knew going in he was sick. And we love him all the more for it. We know it is up to God through thr medicine to heal him or not. We love him and he is very loved until we know for certain if it is forever or not.

And I think that is how it is with God. I understand that better. He really loves us and adopts everyone who humbly asks Him to. He knows we are iffy. He knows we may screw up, knows we may reject treatment or choose to run away. He loves us all the more when we really try to please Him, as when Blue tries to please us. It is endearing. We accept him as He is, hoping to nurse him to health, and God must feel that way with us, accepting us as we are and hoping to nurse us and love us to greater health and joy wanting the best life for us. I get it now. And I praise God and love Him all the more for it.❤❤❤

A Bold Statement About Missions

Every single true Christian cares about winning lost souls to Christ. Every true Christian knows that Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved, has accepted Him as their Savior and wants their loved ones saved also. Every true Christian is filled with the love of God so much they want to please God by obeying Him and leading people to Christ. So here is my bold statement about missions. You cannot be a true Christian without being involved in missions. Missions can be the overseas kind or right in your family or in between in your church or community. We as true Christians know we don’t have to work to earn our salvation- we only need to humbly acknowledge His free gift to us and accept Him as our Savior- but every true Christian is so appreciative of the gift of salvation and loves God so much we want to help other people have this love and peace and joy and we know Jesus is the only way. That is what makes a true Christian a true Christian. Food for thought.❤

Our Newest Family Member

So God be praised! We met and took home Blue, our new beloved dog from the SPCA today. He is a sweet medium sized dog, a Cur mix, and we are so blessed to have him. And God allowed us to take care of his heartworm through the SPCA at no cost with his adoption so we will be nursing him to health and love doing so. God blessed us with this answer to many prayers. Praise God!❤

Washed in Love

God loves you. He loves me too. We are washed in His love from the onset of our creation. Everything He does is motivated by His love for us. He even gave Hj is Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice to redeem the breach sin made. He even gives us choice whether to be saved or not. He loves us. We are drenched in God’s love. And so it is no surprise that He loves us so well and answers our humble prayers. Oh how He loves us. We need to love Him back truly- love with our words and with our actions. We can never deserve such a free gift of such enormous love from God, but we sure should try to please Him and love back. Otherwise, we are spoiled brats. I want to be an appreciative daughter. I choose to love.❤❤❤