Be Grateful

I’ve given you a gift and you so deserve it, Child.

You’ve taken the gift and given it back to me. You are wise for this. For only a fool keeps my gifts for himself.

By giving it back to me, I will increase its fortitude and magnitude tenfold. I will multiply your gifts and shower you with more blessings because I have seen you are a good receiver and you are grateful.

Life Cycle

“Whatever has happened before will happen again. What ever has been done before will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9

Have you ever noticed how cyclical your life is? I sure have.

As unpredictable as life can be, it’s cyclical nature is just as predictable.

For everything that dies, something else is born.

For everything that ends, something else begins.

For every door that closes, another one opens.

After every high, comes a low.

After every storm, comes the sun.

After every loss, comes a gain.

In fact, the cycles are so predictable, it’s a wonder that we worry or doubt at all. Perhaps this is why we’re told to give thanks in ALL things, because another change is always just around the corner.

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Dear Kate,

Dear Kate,

This post is for you. When I first started on WordPress, I knew next to nothing about blogging. I still know very little but I am learning every day. I did, however, know that I had a lot of thoughts and no one with whom to share them. I also knew I loved to write. Thus began this blog. While I’m not entirely sure if you even read all of my posts, you like almost all of them and that means a lot to me. You keep me going on days when I wonder why I’m even doing this blog. When I think no one is reading or cares what I have to say, I remember you and your loyalty. Kate will listen, I think. And since the beginning, you have (or so it appears).

Any way, I just wanted to write a thank you to you Kate. And let you know that although I don’t know you, you are an important person in my life. And you are deeply recognized and appreciated.

We’re Blessed

Most of us agree: we’re blessed. Our lives are full of good things like family, friendship, love, career, success, money, food, music, nature and on and on. But let us remember these good things for what they are: gifts. Rather than clinging to or obsessing over any of these gifts, may we instead cling to and become obsessed with the Giver of all good gifts.

Gift