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Have A Verse 3 Week

(Author’s Note: I ended up with 2 posts publishing yesterday instead of one. ooopppssss!)

My friend prayed that I would be like a tree planted by water that bears much fruit. It is a wonderful thought and one I will cling to this week as it is going to be a tough one, but then every week is mentally tough when you are in between jobs. Trust me I feel like I am withering away because not everything I touch prospers.

So I will cling mightily to verse 3 of this Psalm this week and always. Along with Isaiah 43:19. 

May you have a Verse 3 kind of week and life.

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,

   but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

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Coming tomorrow: I will announce the title of October’s special series. 

Wednesday Wisdom: Angel Thoughts

(Author’s notes: Taking a break today from the Poetry writing challenge and sharing a little gem of a poem I found while research joy and grief poems. Enjoy!  I will hopefully have a Limerick for you on Friday.)

 

ANGEL THOUGHTS 

“If you give up when it’s deep winter,

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you’ll surely miss the promise of your Spring,

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the beauty of your Summer

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and the fulfillment of your Fall.

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Don’t let the pains of one season
overshadow the joys of the rest of the year.
Try not to judge life
by one difficult season;
cherish instead
the exceptional seasons
given you in love.”

~Sec. Cerge Remonde, PMS

Weekend Wisdom: Rescued

One of my devotions this week was based on Psalm 18.

The following verses resonated with me.

May you find comfort and joy in these verses whether you are grieving, unemployed or going through another type of nasty life event.

16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;

    he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
    from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
    but the Lord was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
    he rescued me because he delighted in me.

America’s Respect Revolution

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

It is something that is and has been lacking in this country for a long time.

I do not get respect as a widow.  Most people can not get away from me fast enough.

I did not get it when I was unemployed either.  Putting the unemployed back to work requires people willing to help but most of society treats the unemployed with contempt.  They are nice to your face but once your back is turned, look out here come the knife.  Even your closest friends, family members and fellow church folk will turn on you.

What is the cure or at least part of the cure?

America’s Respect Revolution

My friend Katherine Miracle started a grass-roots campaign America’s Respect Revolution. (Click on the link to be taken to the Facebook page). 

It is…

A campaign to change culture and help Americans respect themselves and respect everyone…everyday. We believe you cannot have success without respect!!!

She is right, you can not achieve success without respecting yourself and others.

This link will take you to their Indiegogo crowd-funding page where you can find out more about America’s Respect Revolution and how you can help fund the documentary Katherine and her team are working on.

I urge you to become part of the revolution.  It is just as important if not more so than the revolution which founded this country.

So click on this link to read more about the campaign and watch the video.

Hopefully you will help America’s Respect Revolution spread like wildfire across the country.

Remember –

“Everyone wants it, not enough people give it, so not enough people receive it.”

Together we can change America so we once again respect ourselves and each other.

Join The Revolution!