Don’t Discount Your Potential

Another Fearless Year

They were a motley collection of misfits. A tiny purple alyssum and a scraggly white alyssum. Two mini daisies. A wee snapdragon with a single bloom. Each had volunteered in various annual pots left on our deck over the winter. As spring sprung, so did these tenacious sprouts.

We wanted to plant new, healthy flowers in the old pots. But I couldn’t bear to toss my little band of misfits. Somehow I knew they held such promise. They were of hearty stock, small though they were. So I replanted them all in what I dubbed my planter of misfits.

Kind of pitiful, isn’t it? Still, this silly planter grew dear to my heart.

Jesus’s Band of Misfits

The disciples that Jesus called to follow him were a lot like the sprouts in this planter. They were a motley collection of misfits. A few fishermen. A tax collector. A zealot and…

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A Loving Pursuit: (Part 1: In The Beginning)

Moore to Ponder

Scripture reference;

 8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool[c] of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”[d] 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”14 The Lord God said to the serpent,“Because you have done…

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It’s still true. ❤

Serenaded Softly

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Scripture reference;

“23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 136:23-26 KJV

Daily I long to know the Lord better and to think, speak, and do what is right.

Daily I succeed a little.

Daily I still fail a lot.

Daily I am persuaded that the Lord still loves me and will never fail me.

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The Bug Man

Scripture reference;

A merry heart does good, like medicine,[b]
But a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 KJV

Today was a challenging day for me at my job. Actually the whole week has been like that.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my job.

I work with an elderly lady who also has developmental disabilities in an assisted living situation. This week she has been adjusting to some changes that were made to her plan of care, and it has been hard on her emotionally. I have also been given some new tasks that I must complete, and also more paperwork.

Change is hard.

Not long after arriving at her apartment I was sitting at her kitchen table folding some laundry, and feeling a little overwhelmed and heavyhearted about life in general.

Then there was a knock at the door. I answered, “Come in”.

The door opened, and in walked the bug man with his little sprayer in his hand. He appeared to be in his late sixties, and had this warm smile that seemed to convey that he truly enjoyed his job and that life was good. He asked if we had any bugs and then quickly made his way through the apartment squirting the baseboards.

On his way out he glanced at my little lady who was laying cozy on the sofa under a blanket, then back at me, and made a kind remark about her. I nodded and said, “She’s a little sweet pea”. I couldn’t help but smile, too as I considered her.

The whole experience took place in less than 5 minutes, but it was a healing experience for me. The effect wasn’t permanent, but it carried me for awhile.  It reminded me of the potential that lies within us to lessen the pain of others.

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