Archive for February, 2013

Appreciation

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Lord help me have a thankful heart, help me have an infinite appreciation for who you are, what you have done and how deeply you love me.

While researching some family heirlooms this week I came across the term maker’s mark (the whiskey was in the news a bunch too). It’s the personal mark a fine craftsman puts on the creations he wants everyone to know are his. I hope a magnifying glass isn’t needed to see our Maker’s marks.

Everything‘s going to turn out great. Just let God have His place in the matter.

The word consumer has really been on my heart lately; Here’s the definition of consume:

Verb (used with object)
1. To destroy or expend by use; use up.
2. To eat or drink up; devour.
3. To destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed the forest.
4. To spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully.

Some words I like better are: give, create or share.

Grace and trust go hand in hand. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they are inseparable as they each have their place but they certainly are vital to each other. Grace is the proper response to trust but it’s also the appropriate reaction when trust has been broken.

Thank you very much for your input yesterday.

Trust and Grace

Posted: February 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I’d love to hear your thoughts on trust and grace, not so much as they stand alone but as they interact.

Legacy

Posted: February 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
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The best legacy to pass along is a life filled with folks well loved.

Questions

Posted: February 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
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We needn’t be afraid of questions, whether asking or being asked. There is safety in asking each other hard questions and since we’re imperfect there is no shame in not having the or an answer. God certainly isn’t afraid of our questions in fact He invites them, there is nothing we can’t take to Him. He not only has the answer, He is the answer.

“Once you label me you negate me.” — Søren Kierkegaard

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” — W.C. Fields

Too often we place a label on something or someone, stick them in the box we’ve made and need never consider them again. Kierkegaard reminds us not to do this to people while Fields answers what to do when it’s done to us.

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.” — G.K. Chesterton

What inconvenience will come your way today and how will you see it?