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Nana Holds-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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EL pen Logo with heartThanks so very much for making the time to come have coffee with me. I can’t help but catch my breath every time I write or read the date today, the anniversary of the horrible tragedy twelve years ago that affected our country in such unforgettable ways, the losses still felt all these years later. Life is short and we must make the most of it while we are still in it! Grab your coffee and let’s get back to more of this series, Nana Holds and the rest of the symptoms of the infection that literally destroys relationships.

This next symptom was a very real one for me and until just recently, I didn’t know the reason for it. It basically asks if you are ever uncomfortable in your own skin and do you know why that is. At the time of the event, the answer was definitely yes, more often than I cared to admit. I am so excited to have since discovered the reason which has led me to a cure for this symptom.

See, many of us ignore our “feelings,” but the crazy thing is they actually do have value for they are indicators. Imagine driving a car without giving any signals at all; i.e. you switch lanes without warning, come to an abrupt stop or you back up without warning. Any of these maneuvers could cause an accident. Well, feelings are signals of something going on within, and if you continue to ignore them – either because you’re paying too much attention to everyone else’s feelings, or you are running from something you don’t want to face or aren’t quite ready to face – you get in what I call emotional wrecks!

But how do we acknowledge our feelings without allowing them to drive the emotional car? Well, in our trench class How We Love book picbased on the curriculum How We Love (Milan & Kay Yerkovitch) I would give us a Psalm to read and after reading it, we would go back and circle any “feeling” words. Then we would go through it a third time and underline any of those “feeling” words that we had experienced in the previous week or so.

At first they didn’t understand the point of the exercise, as communicated by my husband. I think it was about the third week when he finally asked, “Why are we doing this anyway?” That’s an honest question, especially coming from a man. My simple answer was: “To put you in touch with your feelings.” That question actually shed a bright light on my understanding of him. Guys typically don’t touch their feelings! And that’s not to stereotype them in any way.

How about you? Do you pay attention to the signals of your emotions? Let’s close today with a simple Psalm. Read through it and then circle any words that in your opinion either express a feeling or bring a feeling to mind. Then, go back and underline any you’ve had recently. The exercise is so exhilarating and freeing!

This Psalm is taken from the New King James version, and “feel” free to re-write it according to your circumstances and watch the Word come alive for you!

A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son.

LORD, how they have increased who trouble me!

Many are they who rise up against me.

2: Many are they who say of me,

“There is no help for him in God.” Selah

3: But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,

My glory and the One who lifts up my head.

4: I cried to the LORD with my voice,

And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah

5: I lay down and slept;

I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.

6: I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people

Who have set themselves against me all around.

7: Arise, O LORD;

Save me, O my God!

For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;

You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8: Salvation belongs to the LORD.

Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah

Go ahead, do some underlining and journal these feelings! You’ll be glad you did!

Love from above,

Evinda

Nana Holds!

Nana Holds!

 

Think Like A Sheep From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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Thanks so much for stopping by for some more grazing of this powerful psalm. Grab your coffee and come on in.

So we left off with David now talking to his Shepherd, and not just about Him wherein he says, “Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” There are some differences in opinion about what the rod and the staff represent, literally and/or metaphorically. Some commentators describe the rod as a weapon. There are some who believe that the shepherd’s rod had on one end a point and on the other end, a fork and that the fork was used to protect the sheep from serpents and other enemies while the other end was used to prod the sheep when they would not move and obey. In other words, one end is used for chastening; the other for protecting.

happy sheep

Robinson, the author of “Trusting the Shepherd” describes the rod and the staff as symbols of God’s power and he goes on further to describe the rod as a two-foot long wooden club with a round head that was usually whittled from the knot of a tree bough, helping the shepherd defend the sheep against attacks from predators. And the staff, also called a crook – because it was bent at one end – was used to restrain the sheep from wandering, or to pull them out of holes, or to pull back branches if the sheep became entangled in them. I don’t know about you, but that is a sweet picture of His protection.

Yes, the both rod and the staff are used to comfort the sheep, but not just in the way you and I think of comfort. The Hebrew definitions are: to sigh, to console as well as to “repent, to make a strong turning to a new course of action.” The Hebrew word root “com” means “with,” and “fort” means “strength.” Wow, doesn’t that add a whole dimensional depth to this verse? It’s as though comfort brings a new direction to take.

Some of us may be unsettled by the Shepherd’s power instead of comforted because we have an incorrect perception about Him and His power. But, in fact, David’s Shepherd is our Shepherd and He is as tender as He is powerful. As I write this for you, I can’t help but remember a few tender moments with my Shepherd, moments where in His power He displayed such tenderness that encouraged me to keep going, or answered a long unanswered question, or turned a doubt into belief. I am in agreement with Robinson who says that God cannot use His power outside of His love just as He cannot exercise His holiness outside of His grace.

Graze on that one for a bit and journal a time you experienced His tenderness.

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Evinda

 

Think Like A Sheep-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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Happy Thursday to you and thanks for joining me for more of this poignant series and a little Coffee Hour” break. Grab your coffee and come on in with the mind of a sheep as we explore what David might have been thinking when he penned this psalm! 🙂

So the psalm has moved from praise to prayer. I can’t help but think that maybe David was remembering those times when Saul, insane from jealousy, chased him into the valleys of darkness, into those seasons of lonely wilderness to try to kill him. As he remembered these things, how could he not clench his teeth, or tense up as he relived those moments? Or maybe he was thinking about all his enemies, and as he did, fear very well could have gripped his heart as he gripped the pen to write this psalm. But then, as he remembers all of the amazing interventions by his Shepherd, and he relives all the times as a running and wandering sheep that his Shepherd rescued him and protected him, I can just see him exhaling his breadth. And as he exhales, his fear goes with it and his shoulders come back down in more of a relaxed position. Yes, his life’s experiences remind him that he need not fear for his Shepherd is with him.

So the truth is that as long as David thought about rest, refreshment, the green pastures in his life, he was talking about his Shepherd. But whenever he thought back to the dark valleys in his life, he talked to the Shepherd.

happy sheep

Sorrow and/or death tend to bring the reality of our Shepherd’s presence and unfortunately, there are those of us who allow sorrow and/or death to take us away from the reality of the necessity of our loving Shepherd’s presence. The truth is that when we trust our Shepherd, even somewhat blindly, His presence will empower us to live triumphantly in and through those shadows of death. Our Shepherd knows the way to and through death. That’s a very profound statement that I pray will resonate in your soul; after all, our Shepherd traveled through the valley of death Himself and he conquered it for you and for me. If and when we really believe that, we can truly walk through those valleys and fear no evil for He is with us!

Join me on Monday for more grazing with thy rod and thy staff . . .

In the Shepherd’s love,

Evinda

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Think Like A Sheep-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

 

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Thank you so much for joining me for a little break today. I love knowing there’s you to graze in the pasture of this amazing psalm. Grab your coffee and come on in.

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We left off with fearing no evil and a sheep’s ability to trust his Shepherd even when going through those dark valleys. Picture it something like this: A herd of sheep, all grazing, fellowshipping side by side; they hear the hissing sound of a snake, or perhaps the howling of a lone wolf, or even the chorus of a pack of wolves. They look up and all eyes go to the Shepherd. Their eyes stay on Him for seconds, and then guess what they do: Do you give up? They make eye contact and go back to grazing, fellowshipping, doing exactly what they were doing before the interruption of fear!

Oh, to be a sheep, huh? 🙂

Whatever kind of battle we are in, let me assure you we don’t need courage; we need our Shepherd who is the giver of all courage. Then we could be like sheep and when we are surrounded by trouble, we can seek His presence. When we seek His presence, we will abide in His presence, and then we too can go back to grazing, return to living. The sheep do it; why can’t we?

Now, before we move on, I want to share another beautiful truth with you that I wish I could say I noticed in the hundreds of times I’ve read this psalm, but it took researching for my term paper to discover these nuggets of powerful truths. So here it is:

So far, David has been talking about his Shepherd, and now at this time, he begins to talk to his Shepherd. It is with this transition that we can say that this psalm turns from a psalm of praise to one of prayer, a two-way conversation, as he declares “For You are with me.”

happy sheep

Could it be as Robinson suggests, that as long as David is talking about rest and green pastures, he is talking about his Shepherd and as he recounts the valleys in his life, the times where death was a shadow lingering over his shoulder that his praise turned into a prayer?

Join me for more grazing as we make it through the pasture of the 23rd Psalm tomorrow.

Fearing no evil,

Evinda

 

Think Like A Sheep-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Coffee Hour!

Thanks so much for coming and joining me for our Coffee Hour! This is going to be such a special time and I can’t wait to share it with you. Grab your coffee and come get comfy! 🙂

As I was researching the 23rd Psalm, I read in the NKJV Study Bible that one of the most common descriptions of kingship in the ancient world is that of shepherd. David, as king, was the shepherd over the flock of Israel. Because shepherding was a major occupation, some interesting facts about shepherds have been uncovered and definitely add depth and clarity at the same time to this beautiful psalm.

First: Ancient shepherds walked in front of their flocks because a sheep knew its shepherd’s voice and would follow only him. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always seen – in the movies, of course – it differently, meaning I could of sworn I’ve seen the guy in the back of the herd! Anyway, here’s another interesting tidbit: A shepherd provided their sheep with water and food; he didn’t have someone else do it. Oh, and this one’s beautiful: A shepherd knew each of his sheep by name, and because he knew each one by name, when one was lost, the shepherd would go out to find it. No wonder the shepherd protected his flock at all times, even at the risk of his own life. That, to me, paints such a beautiful picture, not just of green pastures and cute little sheep running around, but of a tender, compassionate and strong shepherd. Oh, that we would see the Gospel at work in this picture of the 23rd Psalm after we journey through the verses together. 🙂

Now let’s move to some facts of the sheep: A sheep represents all the things we do not want to be: Defenseless, dependent, helpless, needing to be told at all times where to go because sheep have no sense of direction. They wander aimlessly, so much so that if a shepherd ignores a wandering sheep, they will seldom wander back. Isn’t that a scary thought?

There is no such thing as a smart sheep; they are all dumb – and I don’t say that to be mean. In fact, the author of Trusting the Shepherd calls them stupid, but I just can’t bring myself to be so harsh! 🙂 🙂 Anyway, sheep are also easily panicked, vulnerable to fear and frustration, and timid. Because of these weaknesses, their enemies are able to kill them more easily. Are you getting the picture that a sheep is always in need? These are but a few of the reasons sheep need a shepherd, why we need a savior.

Join me Wednesday for more grazing

Evinda

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A Psalm A Day… From Coffee Hour & Chicklit Power

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and welcome back to our “A Psalm a Day…” series. If this is your first time here with us, I invite you to check out the previous blogs on this subject. We’ve really gotten a lot of good stuff out of this series. We read the Psalm, meditate on it and then re-write it according to our own life’s circumstances. It’s really an amazing way to watch the Scripture come alive. So grab your coffee and come on in for the 14th Psalm.

I am in dire need for a splash of perspective right now and there’s nothing like a good blunt word to bring you back to reality. Psalm 14 does exactly that: The fool has said in his/her heart, ‘there is no God.’ They are corrupt. They have done abominable works. There is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside. They have together become corrupt. There is none who does good, no, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call on the Lord? There they are in great fear, for God is with the generation of the righteous. You shame the counsel of the poor, but the Lord is his/her refuge. Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion. When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people, Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.

Whew, I don’t know about you, but that sounds a bit harsh and depressing at first glance, so let’s really try and break it down and make it ours. Here’s Psalm 14 according to my understanding and my own circumstances:

(1) It is an atheist who says in his/her heart that there is no God. because they refuse to look at all the evidence, they become corrupt in their heart. We are surrounded by atheist-type people who do abominable works (2) as you, Father, sit in heaven and watch, looking to and fro upon us all, shaking your head as you see the millions who deny you. The atheist mentality is like a rampant fire, burning rampantly into our schools, our colleges, and our society and confusing our younger generations. (3) Still even as devastating are all those who are turning from the truth and dropping like flies for they are being deceived, the once Godly now ungodly. Not one of us is exempt from our need for a Savior for there is no one perfect but You. (4) So many of us worshipping so many things but the one true object of worship, YOU, Father. (5) Those who surround and/or attack your followers will one day be in fear for you every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that YOU ARE THE God to the generations of the righteous. (6) You will lift high the poor who make you their refuge. (7) And when it feels as though we are losing the battle, all we need to do is remember that our ultimate victory is found in Him who has already won!

Have a victorious day….

Evinda

A Psalm a Day… from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power, and welcome back to our “A Psalm a Day…” series. I’m really happy you came by. You know, no matter how you’re feeling, antsy, anxious, depressed or sad, angry or bitter, the Psalms never fail to splash perspective on our souls and put us in a different place. For those of you here for the first time, the whole purpose of this series is to bring the inspired words to life within us through reading the words and meditating upon them and then rewriting them by putting our thoughts and circumstances into them. It’s really a thought-provoking and heart-warming exercise, even if you don’t like to write. You don’t need to be a writer to enjoy the benefits from doing this. Grab your coffee and come on in.

Today is the 15th so let’s go to Psalm 15 which is a Psalm of David and the theme is the guidelines for living a blameless life. They’re not rules or laws, but boundaries, if you will, for us to stay within. Boundaries are less confining than laws, gentle, not so harsh. Could it be because these are inspired words laced with His love? Let’s check it out.

Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness and speaks the truth in his/her heart; he who does not backbite with his/her tongue, nor does evil to his/her neighbor, nor does he/she take up a reproach against his/her friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he/she honors those who fear the Lord; he who swears to his/her own hurt and does not change, he who does not put out his/her money at usury, nor does he/she take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.

Now let’s put it in a way that speaks to and from our heart. (1) Lord God, I want to hang out with you, meet with you daily, for anywhere we meet will be a holy place. (2) When I meet with you, you will help me to walk a path with less compromise, a narrow path. By walking in truth, my deeds will be right before you, my words will ring of truth from my heart. (3) It is only by hanging out with you that I will not back-stab and hurt others with my words. Your presence in my day prevents me from doing evil to my neighbor and/or anyone I come in contact with and keeps me from speaking harshly of or about a friend. (4) It is because I love your presence in my life that I cannot be with people who relish being vile, but oh how sweet the fellowship with those who also love you and abide with you. As long as I invite you into my day, I will not repay a hurt with a hurt, at least I’ll be more mindful of it. (5) Nor will I ever intentionally take advantage of another for my personal gain. Father, I know I won’t ever be perfect within these boundaries, but my heart does know that when I stay within these gentle lines, I will not be moved in my faith, and when I stray, you will bring me back.

Enjoy your day and may these ten guidelines keep you safe and happy…..

Evinda

A Psalm A Day… at Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power, and welcome back to our “A Psalm a Day” series. It’s great to be back in the Psalms. It’s looking like it’s going to be another cool morning, so grab something hot to drink and come on in.

So today is the 9th and instead of picking up with Psalm 9, I thought we’d go to 109, and wow, I know we can all relate to the first five verses of this Psalm: “Do not keep silent O God of my praise! For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful have opened against me. They have spoken against me with a lying tongue. They have also surrounded me with words of hatred and fought against me without a cause. In return for my love, they are my accusers, but I give myself to prayer. Thus they have rewarded me evil for good and hatred for my love.”

Let’s pause for a second and talk about this. To give you a little background, David is the psalmist here, and he’s endured many, many false accusations, gossip, and physical attacks on his life by people who wanted to take him out for one reason or another. So these first few verses, he’s venting to God. Because he took it to the right person, he remained blameless, and did not go sliding down the slippery slope of gossip. I wonder what life would be like if we vented only to our Father, and didn’t talk about someone else to too many someone elses, if you know what I mean. I know that there would be a whole lot less pain caused by gossip in our individual worlds. I’ve been on both ends of the rope, and they both hurt. To keep our venting strictly to Him is easier said than done because we tend to cry ouch when we’ve been hurt, but suffice it to say, if it isn’t honest, don’t say it, and if it tears down, zip it up and let it out in prayer! For those of you who don’t have an active prayer life, well, write a letter to God. It’s a great place to start.

Anway, the rest of this psalm is considered an imprecatory psalm (which means to invoke evil upon, a curse, a wish of some form of adversity or unhappiness to befall upon another person), and a call from David to God to judge the wicked. These parts of the psalms are known to sound harsh, but it’s important to know that David did not take it upon himself to bring harm to any enemy.

For our time today, I thought it would be good to rewrite the first five verses, and I will do it based on my own stuff, but please, try meditating on these verses and then rewriting them using one or more of your own personal circumstances concerning this subject. It’s a good way to let go of some junk from your trunk!

So here goes: (1) Thank you for listening to me, Oh Friend and Father. (2) I know you are saddened when mistruths are spoken about your kids by your kids, when lies are started like wildfire and others take a match and spark it too for their own personal reasons armed with only partial truths. (3) The tenacity with which they misunderstand me and the residue of their schemes surround me. Oh, but it is so senseless this side of heaven. (4) In exchange for their accusations, Father, please help me to show love. Help me give myself to prayer (5) even when they persist.

Go ahead and get your journal out and let it out. It’s the best preventative medicine for gossip!

Blessings

Evinda

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power “A Psalm a Day…”

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and welcome back to the “A Psalm a Day…” series. I’m so glad you’re here. If this is your first time, let me just explain what we’re doing in this series. We go to the Psalm that corresponds with the day of the month, so today we’ll be reading the 26th Psalm. After reading and meditating on if for a bit, then you just rewrite it according to your own circumstances. For those of you who say you’re not a writer, you don’t have to be to speak from your heart. These become like letters and/or prayers to Daddy, and it’s so powerfully revealing and refreshing all at the same time. So come on in and let’s get started with today’s.

Psalm 26 is a Psalm of David, and after taking a moral inventory, if you will, he pleads to God for his innocence and asks for redemption. In other words, David is asking God to right a wrong. There’s a whole lot of history in these Psalms, but for now let’s just put our own history in there and watch the Scripture come alive.

He writes: “(1) Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the Lord; I shall not slip. (2) Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my mind and my heart. (3) For your loving kindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth. (4) I have not sat with idolatrous mortals, nor will I go in with hypocrites. (5) I have hated the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked. (6) I will wash my hands in innocence; so I will go about Your alter, O Lord, (7) that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your wondrous works. (8) Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells. (9) Do not gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men, (10) in whose hands is a sinister scheme, and whose right hand is full of bribes. (11) But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful to me. (12) My foot stands in an even place; in the congregations I will bless the Lord.”

Okay. Here goes. (1) Father, when you look upon me, may you always see me walking in integrity, trusting in You, believing that Your plans are to lift me up, not to cause me to slip and fall. (2) When you seek me in my innermost being, my mind and my heart, may I be proven by you to have clean hands. (3) Everywhere I turn, I can recognize the gift of your love and your kindness, of your faithfulness and your provision. Your loving kindness keeps me seeking truth (4) and reveals to me those whose hearts are not completely yours, whose hearts are divided. (5) I despise the gathering of those who plot to do evil and will pray for them but I will not dwell with them (6) that I may not be influenced by them but remain free to worship you with my life.

(7) Oh, that my life would proclaim thanksgiving; that it would resound of all your redeeming power, for it is my life which speaks louder than any words I could say or write. (8) Father, I love to meet with you in the quiet of the morning in our special place, for anywhere that Your presence can be felt and experienced by me, there also is your glory. (9) Father, don’t let my heart stray from you. Thank you for your divine discrimination that separates me from those who do not love you (10) and those who sin in their schemes. They pull many into their webs with one hand and push you away with the other. (11) Yes, Daddy, when I am lost, weak and/or tired, help me to always walk with integrity, and if I run ahead, or when I fall, pick me up and dust me off with your mercy that redeems (12) and plant my feet to forever follow the path you set before me.

Now it’s your turn. Come on, make it yours….

Love and laughter,

Evinda

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power “A Psalm a Day…”

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Welcome to Coffee Hour at Chicklit Power and welcome back to our “A Psalm a Day…” series. I can think of so many ways to finish that little sentence, like A Psalm a day will keep the blues away. I’m looking forward to going over our Psalm today, and I hope that if you’re feeling heavy hearted, that the words come alive and chase your cares away. If you’re going through a struggle or trial, I hope that whatever we discover will strengthen you and inspire you to keep the faith. Grab your coffee and come on in.

You know, there’s something about the loudness of the ocean that brings me to a state of peacefulness, a place where I wish I could just sit and write for hours on end. My hubby and I took off for a couple of days and we landed in San Simeon, a quaint little town framed by the sea. I need to tape-record the sound of the waves as they crash along the shoreline that borders our balcony. And what a view. A little strip of green grass, hedged off by a bluff, and then gray sand glistening with the waves’ deposits of salt. Rhythmically the tide comes in and then dances back, its retreat almost as loud as its crashing on the shore. Talk about music! It’s my favorite way/place to write.

Sorry, I was getting carried away there for a second. Where were we? Oh, yeah, Psalm 25. For the sake of your time, I’ll just go through the first seven verses, but feel free to finish with the Psalm after our time together. And by all means, dig a little. There is something incredibly unique about this particular Psalm.

So Psalm 25 says: (1) To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. (2) O my God, I trust in you. Let me not be ashamed. Let not my enemies triumph over me. (3) Indeed, let no one who waits on you be ashamed; let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. (4) Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. (5) Lead me in your truth and teach me; for you are the God of my salvation. On you I wait all the day. (6) Remember, O Lord, your tender mercies and your loving kindness for they are from of old. (7) Do not remember the sins of my youth nor my transgressions; according to your mercy remember me, for your goodness sake, oh, Lord.

Now I’ll rewrite it according to my heart and personal circumstances just to give you an idea.

(1) Oh, Abba Father, I lift up my heart and ask that You entwine it with yours (2) and take away anything that would bring you shame and cause me to be ashamed. Please keep at bay those who are against me. (3) Thank You for proving to me over and over and over again that when I wait on You, I will not be ashamed nor will I be disappointed. Oh, my hope truly is in you. Help me to forgive those who have dealt with me faithlessly and falsely. (4) Let me handle it the way that You would, in Your way, following Your path. (5)Thank You for leading me in your truth found in your Word and for teaching me through Your Word that You are my salvation. As I sit and wonder where the answers are, I only need to know that YOU are the answer. (6)Thank You, my awesome redeemer, for your tender loving kindness and your unconditional forgiveness which is there for the asking, new every minute. (7)Oh that I would remember that You do not remember my sins, all the ways I’ve missed the mark from long ago, but when You think upon me, you deal with me in mercy, despite me…

Have an amazing day, and thank you again for coming by.

Joyfully

Evinda