Sunday, February 7, 2010

Soulful Sunday

"There are some things you can learn in the desert, that you can't learn in the palace".

This quote has really stuck with me today. It is only natural to long for the "palace" and say, it will be better when..., but maybe the journey to the "palace" has some good to offer now. Sometimes when we are put to the test, under pressure, or against seemingly insurmountable odds, good can come of it. Maybe we are a little stronger for it, or it leads us to people we would not have met otherwise, or maybe it allows us to hold even tighter to our faith and learn more about our relationship with God. Whatever the outcome, we should try and live in the moment. After all we are only promised now.

Here is a little acrostic I heard in church today: (The preacher was on a Superbowl kick, hence the word BOWL, but hey it works!)

Be a participant in God's redemption story
Obey what you know
Walk in the light God gives you
Leave room for mystery (trust God with the unknown)

Psalms 119:105
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."


  1. I love acrostics & this one is so awesome! Words to live by!

    Auntie Carol

  2. I really like the idea of living by the light God gives your path for that next step. It reminds me of my Favorite verse right now, John 13:7. "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."

    I just love that verse!

  3. isn't it hard at times to leave that mystery part to God?.? i struggle with this so often. but how silly can i be, for not trusting HIM, because without HIM there is no life!

    beautiful post.

    hey, i am following you on twitter, now. i noticed the shout out you did for the giveaway. thanks, girlfriend!!!
    hope you have a great day!

  4. This is awesome. Just what I needed to read, right now!

    I'm playing catch up...I LOVE Burt's Bees products! I just bought some more lotion for Ethan. And we use Little Noses too. Works great! I hope your momma had a great birthday!

    Elise's haircut is adorable!!


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