Tuesday, June 28, 2022



Thursday, June 23, 2022


"Commit your actions to the LORD,
and your plans will succeed."
(Proverbs 16:3 NLT)


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

My wife passed away about two years ago.
We have not been in a hurry to discard all
of her things.  I guess we are hanging on to
the memory of her.

A few days ago a great grandson came in 
with a box full of these little things on the
window sill.  My wife was fascinated by these
little things.  They wiggle, move, dance etc.
So the boy put them up there in the window.

That is what got me to thinking.
She throughly enjoyed the simple little things.
But when she passed away she did not take them
with her.
And she did not take a wardrobe full of clothes
she had.
And she did not that her car with her.
And she did not take the money she had
in the bank with her.

No wonder Jesus said;
"Don't store up treasures here on 
earth, where moths eat them and
rust destroys them, and where
thieves break in and steal.
Store your treasures in heaven, where
moths and rust cannot destroy, and
thieves do not break in and steal.
Wherever your treasure is, there
the desires of your heart will also be.
(Matthew 6:19-21 NLT)

After we have finished this life here on
earth, we are all going to spend eternity
somewhere.  Is it better to spend our time,
money and efforts on things that will only
last a few years here on earth, or where
we will be forever?

"We all come to the end of our lives
as naked and empty handed as the 
day we are born.  We can't take our
our riches with us."
(Ecclesiastes 5:15 NLT) 


Tuesday, June 21, 2022


“God doesn’t want us

doing more for him.

He wants us to do more

with Him.”

- author unknown -


Sunday, June 19, 2022



"In the wilderness their desires ran wild,
testing God's patience in that dry wasteland.
So he gave them what they asked for, but he
sent a plague along with it."
(Psalms 106:14,15 NLT)

Some versions instead of "plague" say;
he sent "a wasting disease".

How many times have you got what you
wanted, only to find out you made a mistake.
And sometimes a serious mistake.

A few minutes ago I was reflecting on three
distinct things I wanted and prayed for over
my life.  I wanted them more than anything 
in life and prayed for them.  But, I can now
see that if God had allowed me to have them
it would have been a serious mistake.

They all would have given me "pleasure",
at least for a time.  But likely would have
destroyed me.

Before I want something I need to first
check and see if it is God's will for me.

"Yet you don't have what you want because
you don't ask God for it.  And even when 
you ask, you don't get it because your motives
are all wrong - you want only what will give
you pleasure."
(James 4:2,3 NLT)

Thursday, June 16, 2022


"This is why we work hard and 
continue to struggle, for our hope
is in the living God, who is the 
Savior of all people and particularly
of all believers."
(1Timothy 4:10 NLT)


Wednesday, June 15, 2022


 It is no use for you to get up early and stay up late, 
working for a living. The Lord gives sleep to 
those he loves.
(Psalm 127:2 NCV)

I just want to thank God for sleep.  You young
folks want to go, go and go day and night.  But
at my age a night's sleep or a good nap in the 
day is a real pleasure.

You too probably know people who cannot
sleep well because of various body conditions.
And, if you are old enough you have some
aches and pains too and know what a joy it
is to have a good solid sleep.