“Hold Fast What Is Good”

420800_10150574665227135_1362251597_n

When I was young, a dear mentor once told me something that made an impression upon my heart.  She said,

“In this life, you must remember to sift everything– everything that touches you, whether words, actions, or circumstances- and always hold on to the good.   As for everything else, let it fall to the ground, and more importantly, leave it there.”  

She has long since gone to live with her Savior.  But I remember her advice to this day and have tried to apply it throughout my life.  She was a very wise woman.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: “Test all things; hold fast what is good.”  (NKJV)

Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  (NIV)

Happy 2014!

551-1024-x-768

Dear Heavenly Father, please help me to embrace the New Year with joy, for Your blessings are beyond measure. And help me to approach each new day with a joyful outlook and to diligently share Your love with others. May Your love bubble up from within and overflow! In the precious name of Jesus, our LORD. Amen.

Wishing You a Joyous, Hope Filled, & Love Inspired New Year!!

The Seeds You Plant

484827_623850497631497_100185757_n

2 Corinthians 9:6-8: “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” (KJV)

Galations 6:9:  “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (KJV)