Posts Tagged "Affection"

Greater Than the Grains of Sand

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Articles | 3 comments

Greater Than the Grains of Sand

“How precious to me are Your thoughts, God!  How vast is the sum of them!  Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I awake, I am with you.”  Psalm 139:17-18     Do you ever wonder what God sees in you?  Or, what He sees in any of us, really?  I do.  I look in the mirror and wonder “what is there about this face and this personality that makes God think about me?  Who am I, that God would even WANT to think about me?”   You, see I know me.  I’m not a beauty, I’m plain by the world’s standards.  I don’t always think about...

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Giving Him Back to God

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Articles | 4 comments

Giving Him Back to God

Laughter and conversation filled the room as we waited for the graduates to file in.  It didn’t seem possible that four years had passed – four years of dorm rooms, vacation visits, exams, summer employment, four years of preparation for the career and future God had planned.   “No, it isn’t possible,” I thought.  “He can’t be graduating.”   The music started and the graduates began to file in.  Daniel smiled as he passed our row, his walk proud and strong as he made his way to his seat.   “Wasn’t it just yesterday he was graduating High School?  It...

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Be Still

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Articles | 1 comment

Be Still

“Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.”  Psalm 131:2     I’ve never been able to just “be still.”  I get restless if I have to sit for too long without something to occupy my mind.  I can read for hours, and I can sit still for a good movie or a good performance.  But just sitting, forget it.  It won’t be long and I’m looking for something to do.  If there’s something I have to get done, sitting long enough to eat breakfast can drive me nuts.  I want to dive in and complete...

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Defining Love

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Articles | 5 comments

Defining Love

Love:  (Merriam-Webster definition) (1) :  strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties (parental love for a child) (2) :  attraction based on sexual desire (3) :  affection based on admiration, benevolence or common interests (love for his old schoolmates) (4) unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as the fatherly concern of God for humankind or brotherly concern for others.    A few weeks ago, my young author-friend, Alyshia Hull, organized a small, informal dinner at a local restaurant for a few authors in our area. ...

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Letters to Daddy

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Articles | 2 comments

Letters to Daddy

“My son, keep your father’s command, and do not forsake the law of your mother.  Bind them continually upon your heart.”  Proverbs 6:20 “Mom, what do I put on the envelope?”   Mom looked down at the letter in my hand and the blank envelope.  I had written several pages to my Dad who was at the time out in the field on military maneuvers.  I missed my father and wrote to him often, my letters to Dad tucked into the envelope along with my Mom’s.  This letter was special.  I had received an award in school and wanted to tell my Dad about it – all by...

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