Clearly, it's been too long. I guess I'm not a wonderful blogger. The truth is, I'm not a terribly well organized person. Not sure if that is good or bad but it is true. I am guessing it is both good and bad in some respect or other.
So I just wanted to post a few things that I've been thinking on lately. Really it is just a jumble of thoughts that I'm pouring out all over you. They are connected but separate and have come from a variety of places with most of them being not my own original thought.
I'll start with today's thought which comes from the book of Ecclesiastes and was brought forward in my Bible study called The Lord's Table which I think is one of the most profound studies I've ever done. So, here it is:
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen, rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth; do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven, and you are on earth, so let your words be few. Much dreaming, and many words are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God! — Ecclesiastes 5: 1-2,7
This one grabbed me because I am just wondering how often my words are nothing more than the sacrifice of fools. Sobering words to be sure.
Second was a quote I heard on K-Love yesterday and I thought it was quite profound. The question posed was 'What if this morning, you woke up with only the things you had thanked God for yesterday?' I can tell you that I immediately began to thank and praise God for the amazing array of blessings he's given me. I included my health, a voice to sing and speak, the contents of my home and my home itself, my car which runs and can transport my entire family comfortably, my husband, my friends and family, the people in my life who challenge me, the ability to move and walk and so forth. The list goes on and on. What are you thanking God for??
Finally, a thought I had on vacation was that every single person, no matter how great or how small, from Barack Obama to the newest baby each are equal in the sight of God. Each has struggles either presently, behind them or in front of them. Each will have insecurity and fear. Each will want to be liked and will worry over that. No one person is better than another. For real!...No, I MEAN it! This is not a philosophical thought, it's a fact. But we don't act based on that fact most of the time. It ought to create compassion and understanding and love for others.
And here is a photo of an amazing Rainbow coupled with sunset that happened just days ago in my back yard. How wonderful is that?