no bible, no breakfast! no bible, no bed!

it’s the monday giggles…

With all the heart-wrenching travesty swirling around in the world – it hardly seems fitting to pull out a giggle.

But our lives can still find sweetness, our hearts can always soften, and our hope still can be found.

I do pray this little sharing brings a tiny giggle to your Soul.

And in it, may you claim the calm sense of knowing WHERE our peace can be found

even if for only a little while….

If you were a member of my parish it would be ingrained in your psyche “No bible, no breakfast! No bible, no bed!” Our parish priest, Father Larry Richards, reminds his flock of followers of this importance perpetually! (first giggle.) He frequently bellows an enthusiastic reminder, “Before our feet hit the floor in the morning we should open the Word of God with steadfast faith, “Speak to me your Word, O Lord!” Then allow the Bible to be opened and our eyes to be led toward the Scripture God intends for us this day. And the same in reverse order upon returning to bed in the evening, to apply the Word of God as a balm on our hearts at the close of every day.” I am paraphrasing of course, also I am not jumping up & down in typical Father Larry fashion, but I am sure you get the clear picture! (second giggle.)

Truthfully, this practice of God revealing His Word to you at the beginning & end of each day, can be hard to do!

However, I can honestly attest...there is nothing more worthwhile which I have disciplined myself to do.

*NOW I am jumping up and down (third giggle!)

Which leads me to the real giggle for this Monday.

It’s a tender one.

And just the one I was in need of.

Moreover, I do hope the reason I am sharing it with you is because…it was meant to bring a smile for you, as well.

Judges 6:24

*The Lord is peace.

I needed these Spirit-led Words for my troubled heart this morning.

I needed the reminder that He is still there.

And how, in Him, we shall know peace.

Perhaps His reminder will softly tickle your own heart too & you may rest just a little easier

because of it.

hugs n’ blessings to all those weary from the turmoil swirling around us…may YOU discover exactly where it is you can find rest.

*Shouldn’t – wouldn’t – it be a wonderful world if everyone believed this…

*Said while jumping up and down, some more!

happy deposits

it’s the monday giggles…

All I’m saying is

you rarely see a

person crying and

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call. me. love. (a birthday poem.)

Love is patient and kind.

1Corinthians 13:4

For all the many ways we are called to become LOVE itself!

Once upon a time there was a chaquita-banana girl

celebrating a very special day.

And though her daddy wouldn’t be there,

he loved her just the same!

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