Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

- Isaiah 9:6

Sunday, December 23, 2012

His Love Endures Forever

Psalm 136

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.

4 to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
5 who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
6 who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
7 who made the great lights—
His love endures forever.
8 the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
9 the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Praise the Lord! Praise Him! Praise Him!

Psalm 148

1 Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens
    and you waters above the skies.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Lord Sustains Me

Photo courtesy: comfortingwords.com

Psalm 3

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.

1 Lord, how many are my foes!
    How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
    “God will not deliver him.”

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Praise Be to The Lord my Rock

Psalm 144

1 Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    my fingers for battle.
2 He is my loving God and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples under me.

3 Lord, what are human beings that you care for them,
    mere mortals that you think of them?
4 They are like a breath;
    their days are like a fleeting shadow.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Paws For a While

There is so much to learn from dogs about life that we need to take time to sit down, listen, and watch them.
Yuki, our white mix labrador

They love unconditionally,
forgive quickly,
value loyalty,
show integrity,
delight in simple joys,
give thanks than complain,
accept praise but consider rebuke,
do not judge,


no matter how they are being criticized, they don't give in to hurt, and they don't get reactive or defensive. Rather, they smile, run back, and make friends with you.

I admit, dogs are good teachers and better humans than most of us.

And I thank God on the day He created dogs.

Thank You, Father God, for Yuki, Mochi, and Cipher! They are a joy and blessing to our family! :D

Mochi, our mixed-breed dog
Cipher, our golden retriever

[Journal entry: August 24, 2012]