Thought For Today

I am so glad that you have found this site and I hope you will find encouragement and joy as you read through my thoughts on God, family and life.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


I was about to get rid of the small wild sunflowers growing in Anne's flowers when Will asked me not to pull them. He could visualize what they would become (much like our heavenly Father sees in us) while I only saw them as weeds. As you can see, his sunflowers have grown and do add beauty to the flowers. I continue to learn so much from children.  
2 Chronicles 34:1-3 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and the metal images.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hidden Beauty

When looking out at the field of wild daisies, I pointed out to Will two small red wild flowers in their midst. He had to follow my arm with his eyes to spot them. It is much like this in life, we see the field of pretty flowers and miss the unique and wonderful hidden beauty that is so easy to overlook. 
Beauty I have found is more in the heart than what is revealed on the outside. Outward beauty fails with age, but the inward beauty grows and multiplies over the years. This hidden beauty cannot be restrained, it grows within the heart until it appears in our smile, and our eyes for others to see.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hope In the Darkness

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Ps. 30:5).
Everyone has experienced physical and emotional pain in their lives at some point.  It is God that sustains us during these dark days, he gives us hope when there is none to be seen.  He lifts our hearts and makes us new again.
 It is our Savior that brings us joy in the depths of our souls, and it is during those times that, I believe our witness shines the most, for we are able to rise above the circumstances with the strength and hope that he gives us.