Showing posts from June, 2012
“They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing,   To declare that the Lord is upright…”     Psalms 92:14-15 While out shopping the other day I noticed a little girl with what appeared to be her grandmother.   The older woman walked slower pushing the cart while the little girl danced and pranced down the aisles.   At one point they found an item to purchase and the grandmother questioned if it was the correct item. The child emphatically though not disrespectful said, “I KNOW that it’s the right one.”   Then she let out a loud sigh and placed her hand on her hip as if to say “Come on old lady let’s keep it movin’ !”   I had to chuckle to myself, because I remember that as a child I thought life itself was moving too slowly.   Maybe that’s why you hear people constantly telling kids to “Be still! “ Stop moving around so much!” Can’t you sit still for a minute?”     Maybe not, they are so chomping at the bit to get things going!   Only to want it to sl

Remembering Dad

“For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers…” I Corinthians 4:15a As the scripture states there are many teachers, but not many that can father.   There are men that have sired children but there are unfortunately not many that know how to be a father…if you have or have had a true father then count your blessings…I had one… My Dad, a gentle man, born May of the year 1919, was a precious, precious father.   If it is true that we get our first impression of what we think God is like by the example our fathers set, then my impression of God from as far as I can remember is that He is loving, kind, protective and yes, gentle. Though my Dad came from a childhood of poverty in the south, back in the days when African Americans were looked upon as not being human beings; where the stereotype had already been cast that blacks, especially black males were lazy; he always found work and was never too proud to take menial jobs so

Peace comes with acceptance...

"Which of you by worrying can add one cubit (inch) to his stature?"  Matthew 6:27 Peace comes with acceptance. After the many years that God has blessed me, I now have learned how to accept who I am.  Now you can look at that in two ways 1)Why the heck did it take so long or 2) Finally! the girl has some sense!.  I choose to believe the latter, though I am no longer a girl... but a 60 year old woman, who by the way has a lot less baggage than I used to have... Along my journey God has helped me to "lose" some of the baggage of my younger years. One very major piece baggage was "What people thought of me".  Ha!  When I think of the years I worried, cried and fretted over what folks thought of me, I could just about upchuck over wasted time. We should live our lives in such a way that people will respect us, but in the major scheme of things "You can't please everyone" SO! you might as well be your respectful self and be thankful fo