“Don’t salt it ‘til you’ve tried it!”
That was my mom’s motto when it came to table salt. It was as if it was an insult to her cooking if we got to the table and needed salt.
But when I got married, I discovered that my new hubby starts every meal by salting his entire plate. He’s a non-discriminatory salter. It took some adjustment in our early years for me to understand that his salt consumption didn’t mean my cooking was deficient!
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I was pulling in the drive way at home after a long week at work, and in an overall bad mood. My husband and I had been tense around each other all week, and I’d already been alerted that one of the kids was in a bad mood. Yes, I have teenage girls, so it’s not too uncommon.
So I sat there, trying to come up with something else I needed to do before I walked in the door. If I could avoid for a little bit longer the conflict and the emotional energy that my family would require that evening, I would have done it. But I was out of options.
Continue reading “The Heart of God: Mimicking My Sweet Savior”
I hope you were able to read through Psalm 34 this past week and find the comfort in the crazy David shared with us last week. If you didn’t get a chance to read last week’s article with some background, I’d encourage you to jump back and check that out.
As we dive a little bit deeper into the Psalm, some patterns emerge. Namely, a call to action on our part, and God’s response to that action. These things that David tells his readers to do are most likely the very things he had learned as he grew to understand God’s love and protection over his own life. With that background, I’d say taking a look at David’s imperatives might be a wise idea.
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If you’ve read some of my past articles, you may recall what a revelation is was to me when the Holy Spirit forced me to camp out in a passage of Scripture way longer than I felt was necessary. It was as if I had a pace for reading that I felt was “acceptable”. But it turns out I miss a lot when I push that pace.
It’s like in basketball. Some of the biggest upsets come when the underdog team takes control of the pace of the game. They are able to take down their opponent by either speeding up or slowing down the pace, pushing the stronger team out of their comfort zone.
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We recently added a fifth member to our little family- a doggie! Lyla Mae is a cute little Yorkie mix who came to us from a local shelter.
She was taken to the shelter as a stray, so we don’t know a lot about her, except what we’re learning along the way. She’s had some kind of training- potty training and a handful of commands. She’s not crazy about many treats, but loves some cheese and rawhides. One of her favorite household duties is helping pre-clean the dirty dishes as I put them in the dishwasher. And she does NOT like to be disturbed when she is snoozing, which is about 20 hours of her day.
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