I thank the good Lord for:
His deep love and acceptance!
Gil and Park cleaning up after dinner
The people in my walking class who ALWAYS make me smile! :)
“Wander by an old dock or around some boat slips, and you’ll hear the muffled, rhythmic moans of ropes, indicative of pain, of tension, of the purposeful intent to hang on. . . .
Now move in closer and study those ropes. You’ll notice that time and tension also contributed to their frayed, discolored appearance. Ironically, however, these alleged blemishes make them more pliable, more useful, and even stronger. . . .
How many days do you experience something similar? You are quietly straining, moaning, painfully trying to keep it together for the sake of others, and maybe unsure that you can. . . . You bear the marks of time and experience, but don’t seem to gain the wisdom and strength.
Quite often, our pain has purpose, but just as often, we don’t see it. Instead, we focus on the fear of what might happen if our grip should slip.
The difference is, however, that even if we let go, God hasn’t let go of us. He doesn’t. And He won’t.
Devotions for the Beach”
Excerpt From: Nelson, Thomas. “Joy for the Journey: Morning and Evening.” Thomas Nelson, 2014-02-01. iBooks.