Thursday, January 17, 2008

Verse of the day

I was looking at my side things (here on my blog), at the scripture of the day, and it said this:

He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing. (Job 8:21)

I really needed that today. I feel like there are certain things (sometimes people) that are dragging me down, or pulling me back from God, rather. It's not a good feeling, and I know God has better for me. At small group last night, we were talking about a chapter about Heaven, and we went around the room and said what we were most looking forward to. I said just belonging. No more people telling me that I'm wrong, no more people telling me how disappointed they are in me. Just an utter sense of belonging, and being exactly where I should be, with Jesus. Sometimes I can't wait.

Pastor Paul said he imagines sometimes a big Italian wedding, where there's laughing and loving and lots of good food, and the guest of honor is Jesus, and nobody is worrying about anybody else. We're all just enjoying ourselves and happy to be there honoring Jesus. I kind of like that picture.


  1. Cast your cares upon Him, Bren. He will carry you through. Stand firm in what you believe and let no one drag you down.

    It's hard sometimes to hold your head up and not let others' words bother you, but now you have an experience (your small group discussion) to remember when the situation arises.

    If you need an ear, I am here. I am sure there are other members of your group who will listen also if you need it!

    Chin up. Tomorrows a brand new day and He has given it to us as a gift...feel the glory and know.

  2. cute background on your blog.
    i wanted to thank you for what you said on my blog. i appreciate your prayers and love.
    love you.

  3. you sure have a cute blog and adorable kids. it was nice to see you at aaron's funeral. that was very thoughtful of you to come.

  4. You have a lovely blog Brenda:00
    Tham=nkyou so much for leaving such a lovely comment over at my place.
    I agree with you about your idea of heaven too. A place of belonging where everyone see's the beauty of another's heart and that alone.
    God Bless