Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I so wanted to sit and write about all the things that could make me sad today. I wanted to write about how my husband's travel schedule for work is the biggest kill-joy ever. I wanted to write about how homeschooling fills me with such consuming joy when my life is predictable. And how it swallows me whole when it is not. I wanted to write about how I am lonely today. But then I read His word and decided to share it- in all its beauty, wisdom, and splendor- instead. I think I'll just focus on Christ instead of myself today. How about that?

Beautiful, humbling verses from Psalm 118:
"I will give you thanks, because you answered me; you have become my salvation. The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone."

The verses that my husband chose for me this week from John 15:
"If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love."

The verses from Psalm 18 that he sent for Joshua who is afraid at night when he is away:
"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me."

Sometimes one has to purpose to find JOY! And with Christ, it's never far away.

1 comment:

Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

Man, can I relate to the traveling thing. I am SO thankful Chris has a good job but the whole thing with him traveling once a month for a week is practically killing me!

He's gone as of this morning for the first time since the baby was born 2 1/2 weeks ago and I have been fearing this day...and week. Ugg.

I want so much to be thankful but can't muster those feelings at the moment.

Thank you for including these verses...He spoke to my heart...

Hang in there, sweet girl!