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So the question in my mind is .... What is a burden to you?

Thursday, April 22

Wednesday, April 21


1 Peter 3:1-7

Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

Tuesday, April 20


According to Wikipedia - Sophocles was the second of 3 ancient Greek Tragedians whose work has survived. A tragedian (one who writes a tragedy), writes in a form that is based on human suffering, that offers it's audience pleasure.

How tragic indeed for anyone to believe that a human being is mere shadow and breath. That breath was the breath of God, breathed into a creation that was made in the image of God, by God.

Genesis 2:7 The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

I am assuming Sophocles quote was not describing the breath of God, or perhaps he would not have trivialized the creation, with the word ... only

Monday, April 19

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Thursday, April 15


Acts 15:1-9

Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved." This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the brothers very glad. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.

Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to obey the law of Moses."

The apostles and elders met to consider this question. After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: "Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.

Wednesday, April 14


Psalm 23 (NIV) From the BibleGateway Website

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

Tuesday, April 13


Photo by Zachary Acee - used with permission

I came home last night to find my 17 year old son in the parking lot of the church nearby, with his camera and my tripod. I knew something great would come out of that session, and he was excited when he came home. This is one of my favorites. It was taken by him, of himself. You know - set the timer, run and place yourself in the photo before it goes off.

Immediately the first thought in my mind was the old chorus we sang back in the '80s based on the Psalm above -

Monday, April 12

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Saturday, April 10


I posted the scripture intending the thought process to be "we should sing a new song - every day - all day - no matter circumstances we find ourselves in."

Today is my 100th post of 365. What was I getting myself into? Well I am going to keep trying to post 1 a day for the rest of the year.

Friday, April 9

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Wednesday, April 7


The Daffodils are so pretty - and such variety all over. Looking at this one made me think of something delicate and fragile. When I searched for a scripture that used that word I came across this one in Job. How true it is that we often put our faith in things and people that are fragile or that too easily fall apart.

Job 8:13-15 (NIV)

13 Such is the destiny of all who forget God;
so perishes the hope of the godless.

14 What he trusts in is fragile;
what he relies on is a spider's web.

15 He leans on his web, but it gives way;
he clings to it, but it does not hold.

To compliment the verse - the song lyrics came right to mind of the old Hymn "My Hope Is Built" How blessed we are to belong to the Solid Rock. Praise God for his strength and endurance and His never ending faithfulness! He will never 'give way.

Tuesday, April 6

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Saturday, April 3


Sometimes I want to explain my thought process in putting these together. My thoughts often ramble all over. When I looked at this photo, my first thought was of how I love to feed the birds, but that even if I wasn't here to feed them, God would be there to take care of them.

I then started looking for a verse about God providing, how could I overlook - His provision of the Lamb for Abraham and Isaac. The full context is:

Genesis 22:8
Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering,
my son." And the two of them went on together.

What a moment of trust. I pray God never tests me in such a way.

As I moved on to the idea of trust, this quote about faith rang true to me. If I could only live in such a way - knowing God will provide no matter what the circumstances, in the way that He sees best.

Hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend!

Friday, April 2


Matthew 27:45-46

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

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Thursday, April 1