A This and That Thursday

From my Sarah, who is today in Oxford:

I feel the need to tell the world that I am staying in Magdalene College (Lewis's college) and have a window seat that overlooks the garden and Addison's Walk. My first few days of writing are going to go very, very well.

Isn't God lovely?


My sweet friend, Sarah Mae, and co-author of my new book, Desperate, is having a great sale on her eBooks this weekend - they are all .99! Be sure to take advantage! Find all the eBooks and details HERE!


And finally, a sweet, sentimental blog from my sweet daughter, Joy, as she ponders life from leaving home in less than two weeks, and adjusting to all of the issues of her life:


Encouragement for the Faithful


Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,      which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—     whatever they do prospers.

-Psalm 1:1-3

All my life, when I read passages like Psalm One, my heart jumps and says “Yes! That is what I want to be! Oh Lord! Help me be like that.” And it is what I want my life to look like. And so I try, and push, and fall, and then ask for God’s grace, and he picks me up again. And in my own little pathetic way, and with God’s incomprehensible way, I have endeavored to live a faithful life. The be the “blessed one”.
But being faithful can be tiring. Can’t you relate to that? Sometimes you wait and wait, and wonder, when will I be like  a tree planted by streams of living water? That’s sounds great! But I feel tired. If you are in that place today, my dear outside world, I just want to encourage you. It takes a long time to become a tree by living waters. It doesn’t happen overnight. Your faithfulness is worth so much. The little decisions of integrity you make are seen and valued by God. Each day that you turn your heart closer to God, you are putting down roots to be that strong tree. Hold fast and wait, for you will see the faithfulness of God.
For the rest go to Joynessthebrave
And have a lovely day!