Friday, May 18, 2012
Here are my two most recent tea pot purchases. While back in my hometown for a recent visit with family, I had bought the Rooster Tea Pot (found it at Walgreens Drug Store) for my sister Alice who collects tea pots and roosters. I knew she would love this combination that gives her two collectibles in one! When I returned to L.A. I decided to check our local Walgreens to see if they had the tea pots here, and not only did they have the rooster tea pot, but several others as well. And best of all, they were on sale so I was able to purchase two for the price of one! They are part of the Martha Vaughn collection. I am so pleased to have found them and to be able to add them to my collection.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Learning of Janelle's passing has made me think about the brevity of life. If you were to look up the word brevity in the dictionary, its primary definition would say "noun. 1. shortness of time or duration; briefness: the brevity of human life". And isn't that so? I Peter 1:24 says, "For all men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall." But if we read the following verse, we see that "... the word of the Lord stands forever." We are here such a short time, friends. This life is just a blimp on the radar screen, but even so I want my life to count for something. When I stand before God I want to hear Him say those words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." (Matthew 25:23).
Let's hold our loved ones close today. We aren't promised tomorrow, but praise God we are given His promise of a glad reunion day with those we love who know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. I so appreciate each day that the Lord has given me and will do my best with His help to live each day with gladness of heart, no matter what comes, knowing that I'm on a short journey here but my true home is in heaven. We'll experience no more pain, sorrow or separation, but will spend an eternity with Jesus and those we love.
Thank You, Jesus, that though we must say goodbye to our loved ones for a little while, we will meet them again one day soon. Help us to value each day, to remember that our time here on earth is short but we have all of eternity to look forward to with You. May we appreciate each new day and live with hearts that overflow with gratitude for You and for all Your many blessings. Be with those who have recently lost someone near and dear to them. Bring hope, healing and comfort to them and the promise of a brighter tomorrow. In Your most holy and precious Name I pray, Amen.