Tuesday, November 27

Guilt by Association

Many people (and I am a people too) tend to judge others by the company they keep. The Bible records some people referring to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as "a glutton and a winebibber".*

The Bible never gives evidence that He is one, though.

People knew the low-life crowd Jesus hung out with, who He ate, laughed, cried, and prayed with. They kept a close eye on Him. And, of course, some assumed He overindulged in the same vices as His friends.

Only those who took the time to actually listen to Him and get to know Him knew the difference.

Do you know Him?

Consider unwrapping the best Christmas gift ever this year, It is offered freely.

*Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:34

Many blessings,

Friday, November 9

In the Throes of Nonsensical Hysteritude


(A work of fiction by the mother of the bride-to-be)

May 19, 2013

My darling daughter,

You simply must forgive me.

Surely you of all people know I how treasured the anticipation that drove my adrenaline to levels dangerously high as the months, weeks and days leading to the moment you were to wed your life's love; your soul mate; your other half, crept along, snuck up, then suddenly, without warning, sprang upon me and caught me inexplicably unaware. Quite simply put: when the moment finally arrived, I was overcome.

That my inappropriate and unfortunately-timed breakdown betwixt the Pastor's pronouncement of holy matrimony and your blessed first kiss caused such disruption mortifies me to no end, but when the wailing ambulance sirens eclipsed the Pastor's oratory, and the flashing red lights strobed through the thrown open doors and illuminated your white bridal roses, I fainted dead away for your reputation's sake, thus causing even a greater stir.

I can never atone for preceding you down your own marriage aisle, albeit lying prone and unconscious upon a stretcher, but I pray you will allow me to proceed once again into your presence that I may enjoy the company of my beloved daughter and my new son.

Your ever loving and beseechingly humble,

Author's note to her darling daughter: No worries, my love. I don't truly foresee this happening. As long as I remember to take my medication.... mwahahahahahahaaha!!!

Catrina Bradley
"God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes." Psalm 18:24 (Msg)

Sunday, November 4

Temper, Temper!!

Does your temper get the best of you sometimes? Yeah, me too. I'm talking about it today at Jewels of Encouragement. Come see what set me off this time, and what I did about it.