Considered Prosperity


Scripture makes mention of the fruit of the womb in Deuteronomy 28:11…The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity in the fruit of your womb.

And again in Deuteronomy 30:9…Then the Lord will make you most prosperous in the fruit of your womb.

Deuteronomy 28:4 says The fruit of your womb will be blessed.

My prosperity consists of three daughters and two sons; seven grandsons and seven granddaughters; eight great-granddaughters and four great-grandsons.

Our prosperity comes in many different ways and I consider mine to be the fruit of my womb. Whatever your prosperity, may it bless you in all ways. Happy Sunday.

It’s In The Book


It is intriguing to me how the Bible speaks to our world today. Take this from the New Living Translation:

The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies. Psalm 7:14

And this from the New International Version: Not a word from their mouth can be trusted. Psalm 5:9

Take a look…it’s in the Book!

A Canadian Thanksgiving


This year Thanksgiving is going to be considerably different with all the precautions being taken for Covid-19.

Families aren’t getting together in large groups, and some aren’t getting together at all.

Me, myself, and I are celebrating the day with Chinese food for one.

Does it matter if we are one person or a group of ten; if we have turkey or Chinese food?

No. Thanksgiving is for giving thanks for everything, whether together or not, whatever the meal is. And giving thanks should be a daily prayer rather than a once a year celebration.

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians, wherever you are.

A Meaningful Prayer


At our Session meeting last Monday, our Pastor mentioned the prayer of Jabez. It reminded me of one of the many trying times in my life when I cried out to God for help. One day The Prayer of Jabez, by Bruce Wilkinson, jumped out at me in a Christian book store where I worked part time. It helped me in many ways and the Jabez Prayer became a constant in my life for a long time…and my “territory” was definitely enlarged when I became an elder in 2008, and my family continues to grow in leaps and bounds. I also wrote about this book and prayer in 2017. Here, then, is the prayer of Jabez. Happy Sunday.

New Covenant Journal †: Jabez Prayer - The Original Version

Some Sound Advice


Sometimes we read a book, put it down, and say, “Wow, that was really good!” I have read many books like that, and Tuesdays with Morrie was one of them, Morrie being a man at the edge of life’s fragile end.

Here is some of what I learned from one of Mitch Albom’s very popular books.

“Don’t cling to things because everything is impermanent.”

“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

“Be compassionate,” Morrie whispered. “And take responsibility for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be so much better a place.”

“As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you’d always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”

“I thought about all the people I knew who spent many of their waking hours feeling sorry for themselves. How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day.”

“The truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads -none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of – unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn’t get enough.”

“Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

Happy Tuesday.

10 favorite quotes from Tuesdays with Morrie - The Crown Publishing Group

Take It From the Birds


Have you sometimes wondered if birds ever wake up grumpy? It seems to me they are always singing from the time they wake up until they tuck into their wings again at day’s end.

What do they know that we don’t know?

Let’s take it from the birds and start our day with a song, no matter what.

Beautiful Sunday


Here is a great song from the seventies. I suggest we think of God singing it rather than Daniel Boone; especially when he sings, “When you say, say, say, say that you love me…”. God loves when we say that we love him, whether strolling a park, riding a car, getting a burger…whatever.

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” John 21:15

Every day is a beautiful day with God in it. Happy Sunday.

Just Reward


Those who err on the side of evil ultimately receive their just reward, and when it manifests, let it be recognized.

Though it may not seem like it at times, good will always trump evil.

Happy Saturday.