What is solitude? For some it’s a place that emits a feeling that nothing can hurt them. For others it can be a special place that is for them alone. Does solitude have to be a place; it can be a state of mind or something that gives comfort…an inner peace. For me… my solitude is enjoying life; from watching older couples with hands entwined walking and laughing, catching little kisses and hugs as they chat; babies belly laughing so hard that you start to laugh until you cry; watching hummingbirds hover around flowers and dancing with other hummers professing their love. My solitude includes sunsets with my husband and dancing on the deck with him as the sun goes behind snow capped mountains or waking up to a sunrise filled with orange, red hues, birds chirping, hummers humming, looking out my window and catching glimpses of God’s beautiful creations.
Solitude is whatever you want it to be… I am content with my love and my life… I am happy!
Biting into my chocolate bar I would get crunchy nuts; pecan, macadamia with a hint of salted caramel. I’m not a chocolate person, but I will eat mixed nuts all day long. I do enjoy a Butterfinger once in awhile…usually in chocolate ice cream… 🍫 🍦
Ok… some of these ideas are awesome. I’m going to try some of these ideas. For those of you that shop Costco… I bought aluminum foil there & it lasts me for years. Lol. Let me know what else you’ve used foil for!
In ad 155, the early church father Polycarp was threatened with death by fire for his faith in Christ. He replied, “For eighty and six years I have been his servant, and he has done me no wrong. And how can I now blaspheme my king who saved me?” Polycarp’s response can be an inspiration for us when we face extreme trial because of our faith in Jesus, our King.
Just hours before Jesus’ death, Peter boldly pledged his allegiance to Christ: “I will lay down my life for you” (John 13:37). Jesus, who knew Peter better than Peter knew himself, replied, “Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!” (v. 38). However, after Jesus’ resurrection, the same one who’d denied Him began to serve Him courageously and would eventually glorify Him through his own death (see 21:16–19).
Are you a Polycarp or a Peter? Most of us, if we’re honest, are more of a Peter with a “courage outage”—a failure to speak or act honorably as a believer in Jesus. Such occasions—whether in a classroom, boardroom, or breakroom—needn’t indelibly define us. When those failures occur, we must prayerfully dust ourselves off and turn to Jesus, the One who died for us and lives for us. He’ll help us to be faithful to Him and courageously live for Him daily in difficult places.
Blessing you today with “Our Daily Verse”… have a blessed day! Pray more worry less.
When I was 12 I got a job as pantry girl at a dog race restaurant; they were only opened during summer so I worked alot until they discovered I was underage, then I had to get a work permit. I then went to work for a hotel in the kitchen with my brother, he was cook & I was pantry girl. When we graduated high school, he went in the Navy & I worked until I turned 18. Then I joined the Navy becoming an administrator, when done with the Navy I worked as an administrator for truck driving school, then phone company for awhile, then post office for 5 years, then admin Manager for company I retired with after 21 years. I decided to try 1 more job as store mgr & ended up loving it & stayed for 9 years. Never had retail til then & it was fun. Now my job is doing what I want, when I want,lol.
One verse especially consoled Angela: “No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise” (v. 13). She realized that even if she was drenched in deep sorrow, joy could still appear.
We too might grieve the death of a loved one or mourn a different loss. If so, we can express our cries of pain along with our moments of rejoicing to God, knowing that He hears us and gathers us in His arms.
Thank you Lord for hearing my cries and my weeping of happiness.
Have you ever been so happy that you have cried?? It feels so overwhelming 💓 💗 💕 💖.
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