Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Psalm 144:4 Man is like breath, his days are like a fleeting shadow. NIV

I read this verse a few days ago and wrote it down. It has plagued me each day as I sat at my computer. I've dismissed it but somehow it keeps looming back up.

Each day passes by so fast I cannot even begin to get all the things done that I want to do. By the end of the day I've gotten upset with myself because I did not write any new pages to my novel. With this snail crawl I'll never get it finished.

Oh, I get up early enough, but then it's take care of this, take care of that, lawn, laundry, dusting, vacuuming, running errands, do this for one of the kids, do that for another one of the kids, whew!!! Then it's time to fix dinner and spend time with hubby.

When I was growing up each day seemed to linger. I could lay in the grass and watch the clouds float across the sky. Skip rocks on the pond, ride my bike, play marbles, skip a rope, and maybe sit and read a book. Life drug on each day. I looked forward to my birthday with great anticipation, Christmas, school letting out for summer vacation, and then autumn when school would begin again.

I look back and wonder where did all those days, weeks, months, and years go. I grew up, went to school, fell in love, got married, had children, raised children, and now I'm in the autumn of my life. My life went by too fast. Yes, I still have a lot of years left but the growing up of my life seems like a blur, a fleeting shadow.

My life has been blessed because I'm a child of God. He has given me strength to begin each day. My fortress in whom I trust. He gave me salvation when I asked Him for forgiveness of my sins. He is my shield and my protector.

Dear Heavenly Father thank you for being my shelter, provider,and armor. Amen.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him. Romans 4:8 NIV

I wrote this verse down this morning during my quiet time. It has stuck with me all day, gnawing at me, as if God Himself was saying I want you to write about this. Every time I sat down at the desk I pushed the note around trying to dismiss it. But when God wants you to do something, you need to do it.

Satan has a way of sneeking in to my subconscious every now and then to remind me of the things I've done that were not up to par. But I know, from this verse, I count myself blessed beyond anything I could ever imagine. I know my Lord has forgiven all my sins and will never bring them up again.

I could go on and list them. I know what they were, God knows what they were, and for sure Satan knows. The difference is Satan wants to keep reminding me but God has wiped them clean. Never to be brought up again.

Dear Father thank you for wiping my slate clean. Amen.