Can you believe that January is already drawing to a close and it’s going out with a polar plunge at that!!!! I’m joining in on the fun of “Sharing Four Somethings” over at http://www.HeatherGerwing.com . I’d love to know yours, so please share them in the comments!
It doesn’t happen very often. Everyone has responsibilities and busy schedules but I just treasure when my family can spend quality time with each other! January brought us all together for a few days and it made my heart so very happy! Meals shared, games played, stories told, love given. What a gift and a blessing! I cherish every single moment!
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NLT)
It continually amazes me how God uses the words of others to speak to me! Whether they’re sung in a song, read on a page, or spoken from the heart, there are times when simple words said are a love note to our soul.This past month found me questioning and doubting (what’s new?) Then, at the right moment, just the words of encouragement I needed were said. I can’t begin to tell you how much they meant! It reminds me how important it is for each of us to always say what’s on our hearts, even if it seems like a little thing, because we never know when God will use what we say as a note of love to a tender soul, exactly like He did with the words said to me.
“Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Proverbs 16:24 (NLT)
I am new to the world of Podcasts. I know, I know, I’m behind the times but I’m happy to say that in this new year, I’ve begun to listen to a few and have I found some gems! The insight shared is inspiring and I’ve learned so much from the episodes I’ve heard! Another great benefit is hearing the actual voices of people I’ve admired from afar! Now, I feel like a fan on the Red Carpet edging my way up, getting as close as I can to the Stars!
“How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!” Proverbs 16:16 (NIV)
Oh my goodness! This book! I am still in the process of reading it because I want to take in small amounts at a time and ponder them before moving on. Emily P. Freeman has such a reassuring way with her words both written and spoken. These pages have brought me to tears in such a good way. If I were to write down all the lines that have resonated with me, we’d be here awhile! But….one that I’ve especially been holding close is this:
“Listen to what makes you cry.” Emily P. Freeman
The message in “A Million Little Ways” is a spiritual journey for me and I know I’ll be changed for the better as I continue to stroll through each chapter!
“Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.” Psalm 126:5 (NIV)
January has been kind to me, I hope to you, too! As I said above, I’d love to hear your “Four Somethings” for the month. Just jot them down in the comments and I will celebrate each one with you! Here’s to a fabulous February!