Everything I Do

Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color. – W. S. Merwin   This is one of my favorite quotes.  There have been a few people that affected my life in this way.  My Grandmother Verna Smith, my dad David Cox and my granddaughters Hannah and Leah.

Words can help us see into anothers pain.  Words can cause others pain.  Some words inspire and help people connect while others tear apart and make us feel invisable.  Proverbs 15:1ESV       A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

James 1:26ESV     If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

Psalm 141:3ESV       Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

Luke 8:13-16ESV      And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.

In the Bible it talks about the Word, meaning Jesus and how he was God and with God.  Many think the Bible is full of don’t do this and don’t do that but if read and applied with love in your life you see how it actually is a guide to living with love, patience, kindness and wisdom.  We that have heard the word and love it are to follow him and keep ourselves away from sin but knowing that we are sinful we are not to be mean to others that do not make the same decision but to love them because He loved us while we were yet sinners.

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I Want A Kitty

Look at this sweet kitty my grandkids have.  It is visiting here and I remembered how much I love having a kitten.  Not so much a litter box or a vet bill but for sure love the fun of watching it jump and play.  Love it when they purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and sit on my lap.  Hmmmm do I really want one all the time?

 

My Best Friend

Being married to someone that you like to spend time with is a blessing!  It hasn’t always been that way.  Some years you like each other and other years you don’t. (haha or days) We have stuck it out through the rough and selfish years into the raising the kids years and run around and travel years and now are in the fall of our lives and I am so blessed to say, I like my husband.  He is my best friend. One of our favorite things to do is spend time with the grandkids.  Another is go on motorcycle rides with friends.  I especially like the long rides.  Another thing is we go to church together.  Sometimes I like it and sometimes he does.  Right now we are both enjoying going and teaching Sunday School and in a good place spiritually.  In our marriage we usually weren’t in the same place at the same time.  That is where God’s love comes into it.  We are a work in progress and we need to give each other leeway to learn and grow and pray for each other.  I’m so glad I follow the marriage principals in the Holy Bible.  That doesn’t guarantee sucess but it sure helps.  You can’t make your partner follow the same principles but by example if you are faithful to them it should reflect God and his glory.  Love is in the air.  Today I love and like my husband. 😉