Out of Harm's Way

The Lord will keep you from all harm~
He will watch over your life.

- Psalm 121: 7 NIV

Between You and GOD

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and you may find it is never enough.
Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and GOD.
It was never between you and them anyway.”

- Mother Teresa

The Man

The man had it all, but greed and love of material wealth robbed him of happiness and jeopardized his salvation.
The problem wasn’t owning much but rather being owned by much. He risked eternal life, which can never be lost,
to hold on to that which can never be kept.
And was left with an emptiness
that could not be filled with pleasures and worldly pursuits.

For what will it profit a man
if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?

- Matthew 16:26 ESV

Morning Caress

The summer sun peeks over the sea’s horizon. Another day begins.
A golden glow explodes about me
as the world is set into motion.
The road to recovery has brought me here
to witness this glorious awakening~
to be reminded of fresh starts, second chances,
God’s forgiveness
and life’s abundance.
I am humbled and thankful
for His morning caress.

The Secret of Contentment

I know what it is to be in need,
and I know what it is to have plenty.
I have learned the secret of being content
in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry,
whether living in plenty or in want.
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

- Philippians 4:12-13 NIV