These past few weeks have been rushing by at a whirlwind pace. So much is happening. There have been many things to write about, just too little time to compose even a few lines. Today, however, I’m taking a couple of minutes to share something with you.
God blessed me with one of the most amazing women in the world for a wife. She is multi-talented. She is also an extraordinarily good cook—way too good of a cook, in fact. This week has found us living more than a thousand miles apart, literally. I am in our old house in Delaware, preparing for the final stage of our move. She is in the early stages of making our new house a home in Florida.
As I passed through the kitchen earlier, I looked around at several of the decorations still hanging on the wall. As I did, I felt my dear wife’s presence in an amazing way. It occurred to me that, just as she loves her family with a depth of passion that is truly Christ-like, she has surrounded us with plaques, paintings and refrigerator magnets that convey an amazing amount wit and wisdom appropriate for life’s journey.
A few of these are:
— Food is one of the major causes of overeating.
— Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.
— Prayer changes things.
— Give us this day our daily bread.
— Do you believe in angels?
— Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7
— Life is fragile…handle with prayer.
— Inside of me there’s a thin person screaming to get out—but I keep her sedated with CHOOLATE!
— Keep your heart free from hate. Your mind free from worry. Live simply. Expect little. Give much. Trust God. Forget self—think of others. Do as you would be done by. Thank God for all your blessings. Do all you can for people with no thought of personal gain. Fill your life with love. By following these guidelines you will be well on your way to happiness.
— When there is Love in the home, there is Joy in the heart.
— There’s no place like home.
— You can touch my dust, but… please don’t write in it!
— This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
— The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. –Galatians 5:22-23
— I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 4
— Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. -1 Corinthians 10:12
I’ll add just one more thought to these:
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” -Proverbs 31:10-12