Be Encouraged

These encouragements have been rolling around in my heart and mind for several weeks.

Very strongly since the beginning of 2021.

I thought I would share them with you here.

Do not let your heart be troubled neither, let it be afraid. John 14:27

Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27b

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. Psalms 119:165

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.


On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace; in every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood support me in the whelming flood; when all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ the solid Rock, I stand. All other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.

Written by Rev. Edward Mote 1834.

Until next time …

Today’s Choices

Pre-Dawn; Time for Choices

Today was definitely a choice.

A choice to get up.

A choice to do what needed to be done.

A choice to walk the dog.

A choice to put up the Christmas tree.

A choice to sing.

A choice to dance.

A choice to interact; not only with humans, but with God my Father = A choice to worship.


We are faced with them every day.

We make more choices by noon than we are even aware of.

The differences between success and failure, I believe, are these;

The people we hang around, with and the books we read.

These days we can add one more; the media we absorb.

All choices; To do or to don’t do what we should.

Today as I said, was definitely a choice.

My choice was to actually do each of the things I listed.

Truthfully, I’m still feeling a little malaise.

Maybe from allergies, maybe from something else.

My Bible tells me that it didn’t come to stay, “It came to pass.”

My choices made me feel better while I was doing them, and today’s malaise will give way to a better day tomorrow.

One thing I know for sure, is that when I wake up tomorrow, I’ll have no regret for not doing anything today.

So friends, let me encourage you , make choices today that will not be regretted tomorrow.

Then do it again.

And again.

Someone told me once that “It’s not what you do sometimes, it’s what you do every day.”

No matter how you might feel, make the choices that you can, and make tomorrow a better day.

I’ll “see” you soon, until then;

Be well.

Friday Un-Favorites

I’ll just leave these here.

Because I like them.

I am currently off learning a new skill set.

I would much prefer to just wake up and know how to do it.

But alas, beginning new things can be a frustration.

But along with that frustration, if “We are weary but faint not”, we are rewarded with treasures we cannot imagine.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Until next time …