Walking Carefully

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. – Ephesians 5:15-16

I try to walk carefully this time of year when there are patches of ice that could cause a slip and a fall. Yesterday’s sermon was a great reminder to me of how important it is to walk carefully in the way I live my life each day. My desire is to walk with wisdom and make the best use of my opportunities each day to glorify God.

Easter Eggs

The Ultimate Family Reunion

Yesterday I traveled with my two youngest sons, my oldest brother, Dad and step-mom to a family reunion in Indiana. It was a perfect day for a drive and I enjoyed seeing the beautiful, fertile farmland. We drove past the farm where my Dad was raised and stopped by the cemetary to visit the gravesite of my Grandpa and Grandma Worth. This morning I went for a walk back home in Mt. Pleasant. I visited the site of my Grandpa and Grandma Machuta’s graves. The comforting words, “so shall we be forever with the Lord,” were ringing in my ears. I’m looking forward to the day when I will meet up again with my mom, grandparents and other loved ones who knew the Lord. I noticed a gravestone this morning, “Be ye ready for behold I come quickly.” I’m ready for His return. I long for His return. Are you ready?

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Easter Weekend

We enjoyed spending time with our family for Easter.

Rainbow

While the boys were outside playing football this afternoon they spotted a beautiful double rainbow in the sky. Josiah came in excitedly to tell me about it. I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures. It was gorgeous and my photos don’t do justice to the wonderful reminder of God’s faithfulness on display for us to enjoy.

When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. – Genesis 9:16

I’m thankful that God is faithful and always keeps His word.

Fabulous Fall Morning

Morning

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Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul. – Psalm 143:8

God’s Handiwork

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.
2 Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tent for the sun,
5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat. – Psalm 19:1-6

Everlasting Light

I love sunny days! I enjoyed the warmth and light of the sun as I was walking this morning. As wonderful as sunny days are, I’m looking forward to the day when the Lord will be our everlasting light.

The sun shall be no more
your light by day,
nor for brightness shall the moon
give you light;
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory. – Isaiah 60:19

Rejoice!

This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. -Philippians 4:4