Monday, July 28, 2014

You Matter

 Over 7 billion people on the planet. 119,439 births and 83,458 deaths so far today. Wow...
And there's only One who has every hair on every head numbered. Only One who welcomes each person to earth and watches over their last breath. Only One.

You see, we can never be big. Only God is big.

And we can never be small. Because God says we matter.

So when we feel the pressure to be "big" in some way, we can remind ourselves that God alone gets to claim that word. And when we face the temptation to feel small, we can remind ourselves that every hair on our heads are numbered by a wild and glorious God.

You can let go of "big" as well as "small" and instead simply be.
Be loved.
Be known.
Be certain that your worth is beyond measure.


Monday, July 14, 2014

The Back Porch And Camping Out

The weather here, is so perfect, that I am going to try to write this on my Kindle.  I do not want to spend time indoors, when I can sip iced coffee on the back porch.  It is cool(er) here, because my Tomer, had the gumption and common sense enough to put a roof on it... and plant a tree, in just the right spot to provide lots of shade.  He, is actually napping beside me as I write this.  :)
Our two oldest Grandboys are here, so Tomer's nap, will be short lived.  They have pitched our tent and along with a friend, are planning on spending the night out here.  If Scooter AKA Xavier, actually does...I will be flabbergasted!  I'm pretty sure that the first noise, rustle of a leaf, Dog barking or the sight of any bug life...Will have that boy screeching and heading to the houses.  LOL.
Papa, has wood ready for the fire pit and I have hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting over the fire...nothing tastes better on a summer's night.  Hopefully, they get along because that isn't always the case! Surprise!!!  With a 6 year age difference there can be some arguing and yes, even smacking going on..A 14 year old is quite different than an 8 year old... who is prone to whining and wanting his own way.  But such is life ...they are growing up so quickly that we will enjoy them while they are little.  One day they will be grown men, with families of their own.   I pray, they are men of character, who remember a Papa and Grammy who loved them and instilled in them,  a sense of commitment to both God and family.
Okay, now I am feeling melancholy...time to end this here, I want to be in my happy place...sigh.