Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Sunday, September 13, 2015
An instructive read with many gems of truth that are on occasion difficult to hear and quite a relief all at once. If you have a feminist bent, this one will fly all over you. My favorite part about it was the emphasis on serving your family with joy, even in the menial tasks.
Sometimes the poignancy, longing, and sadness of a book can overwhelm you. That was the case here. And yet--there is a deep sweetness.
"'I never thought I'd hate to leave New York, but I do. I feel an unaccustomed sorrow not to be able to continue our friendship viva voce, and in the flesh, but these are the chances of life. But there is a deeper and happier chance which will keep us friends till death, don't you believe? And we'll walk and talk again. Till then, Ken.' A postscript followed: 'Meanwhile there are letters."
Books. What a gift they are. They can transport us to other worlds, enrich our minds, lift our souls. Connect us to others. I am so thankful for them.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
His glory fills the whole earth.
I had a little break in between patients this morning and so was able to do some studying. I ended up focusing on Isaiah 6. One of my favorite Old Testament passages. Personal and corporate worship. An encounter with a holy God and how by definition that must change us. A reminder of who owns our souls.
This passage also points to the ultimate need for Christ as mediator. The seraphim can't look at God for his wonderfully, awefully, divine holiness. It is so incredible to me how Jesus is woven all through the fabric of the Old Testament.
In other news:
This is not necessarily surprising. You would have thought that my participating in the Miss Mississippi pageant (yes, I admit it) those many years ago would have made me more graceful. But nope. One of my "second mamas" as I like to call them, when I was younger, used to teasingly refer to me as "Grace". It was not without sarcasm I'm afraid!
Tuesday, September 1, 2015