Getting help

(Excerpt from Reader’s Digest Classic Edition)

My daughter brought home a note from Sunday school asking us to let her contribute an item of canned food to help fill Christmas baskets for the needy.

Scanning my pantry shelves, I suggested, “You can take these cans of mustard sardines that none of us liked.” Her face fell. “But that means the poor people are helping us!”

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.

How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice! (Song of Solomon 4:10)

The need for rest

For whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience 

When I read this verse from Hebrews 4:10-11 I just couldn’t stop nodding. It reminds me of how stress makes my decisions vulnerably impaired…which I always regret later on.

Restlessness breeds disobedience. Sometimes when I’m on the verge of nuclear meltdown, the most spiritual thing I can do is find rest.

It never failed me.

And who said it takes a lot to rest? A simple prayer is all I need to carry on.