Wednesday, March 7, 2012


The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

The winds howl and fear creeps in
Like dust particles seeping in everywhere
On the sill of consciousness
In the crevices of doubt.

In the darkness worry sweeps
Into the false safety of waking
Uncertainty brought to life by the sigh
Of tree branches caught in nature’s dance.

In the moan of sound I hear a cry
Deeply felt but surely not spoken.
No! I made no sound. Or did I utter a prayer
A cry for relief from churning worry?

A calming voice softer than a sigh,
Louder than the wind, stronger than my heavy heart
“Have no fear; I am the light of your salvation
Of whom should you be afraid? None, for I am here."

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Yes I Can!

Rose“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23, 24.

What part of dieting do you like? Anyone have a good answer to that question? Dieting is a negative experience no matter how you look at it. Too often it’s a review of the “can’ts.” I can’t eat when I want to. I can’t eat what I want. I can’t eat too much. I can’t have PIE!

Instead of thinking negatively, try using a healthy living approach and then work at it with all your heart.

I can feel better if I walk regularly. I can eat this because it is healthy for my body. I can lose weight if I make healthier choices. I can be of service when I stop thinking of the negative experience of dieting and start thinking about other people.

That piece of pie you thought you couldn’t do without? Make a gift of it to a shut in, someone who probably needs and wants your company more than they want that piece of pie.