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Sunday, September 23, 2012

What Does the World See?

Yesterday morning I went out with friends.  I saw a man surrounded by his friends on the beach.  He was in a wheelchair - but not just an ordinary wheelchair....  It had wheels that looked like large intertubes - designed to be pushed through the sand on the beach.  The friend pushed the man into the surf - only enough to wet his feet.  The friend was strong and kept a tight hold on the wheelchair.  The man trusted in the strength and love that the friend had for him.

I wondered if the man had been a surfer or a swimmer.  He obviously had a love for the sea.

It struck me that this friend was like Jesus, who pushes His loved ones through this life in the same way.  He is strong.  He is tender.  He takes us where we cannot go alone.

I wonder who is watching you and who is watching me, and I wonder what picture we make - Jesus and me.    For surely we don't go unnoticed.  And whether we trust in His strength and His love, will be there for all to see, so think - reader ....  What does the world see?

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Difference Between Yesterday and Today

Tell me what you're thinking.  Share your thoughts with me today.  You may think it's not necessary because we talked yesterday, but I need to hear from you today.  Everything is new today.  We are both in a different place today.  You might need reassurance.  I might need reminders.  I know that you loved me yesterday, but do you love me today?  Yesterday the world was different.  Today you will see a different side of me because my challenges call for what you did not see yesterday.  You cannot read my mind, nor I yours.

If you grow impatient with me, just think of this:  I loved you yesterday when things were different.  Today when they are more different still, I love you more.  To repeat it is full affirmation that what has happened today has only deepened this love I have for you.

Make me understand your world today.  I will show you how I love you. Try and understand my world today - and love me.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

To My Son

Today I am thinking of someone dear to me.  I will do my best to make this a good day for this someone.  Before this day is done, I will share with "someone" what I am thinking and how I am feeling:


It is your birthday.  I have awakened with you in my mind and on my heart, where you always are.  Since the time before you were conceived, I made a place for you in my heart.  My soul is knit together with your own.  The enduring and never-ending love of God is made into a mother's love for her son.  Wherever you go - take care that it is a place worthy of a mother's love - because everything you do and everywhere you go - my soul goes too.

I am never willingly separated from you, though when you are absent - my prayers for you never cease.  Every tear I've ever wept for you - every heartache I've ever had for you - and every dream I've ever dreamed for you are stored up in God's heart.

Never forget Who made you.  Never fail to remember He is the source of all hope and never fail to know that when you are trying to be who you were born to be - all things are possible through Him.

I love you beyond measure.  You are my gift on this day of the celebration of your birth.
You were created for a reason - you were born with a purpose.  Find your calling and understand His plan for you.  There you will find strength and know joy.

All my Love,

Mama