Bittersweet Lies

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

When my son was a little fella, I found a square of bitter, baking chocolate etched with tiny, teeth marks in the corner, tossed into his garbage can. He was known for his mischievous ways, so even though I knew his plan to eat sweetly and secretly had turned very bitter indeed, I asked him if he had gotten into my baking chocolate. He overlooked the facts confirmed by the bite marks and denied it! I knew better and was quite upset to see such a little one tell a lie, and wondered just what we were in for in the years ahead, but even more crucial than my disappointment was his own deception. Oh how deceived he was to think all was well, when it wasn’t well at all ‘cuz one who deceives others will live a lie, but will never deceive a God of Truth. As we all fall short of God’s commandments, he had broken a principle and a commandment of God’s law, “Thou Shalt Not Lie.” He thought by lying he could break even, avoid reprimand and get away with it but those tiny teeth marks told the whole story with clear evidence! Lies are sweet for the moment when they portray innocence but a bitter poison to the soul.

How true in our world of truth versus lies; The evidence of a lie will not stand against the Truth. A man’s lies will entrap Him and catch him in his own web. . In Psalm 119: 29 the Psalmist pleads “Keep me from lying to myself.” Self deception is a fruit of sinful, human, nature, that comes back to sting and bite and lead us to self destruction. Access to God’s Word of Truth is not a right but a privilege made available to us through God’s grace. It’s the only cure for the plague of self deception and the restoration of self destruction. So..beautiful soul, stay true to truth today! Don’t succumb to even a little, white lie because the evil one and the father of lies lives there ready to snag you up and entrap you in the sticky, web of deceit and the more you try to escape the more that sticky web entraps. Today then, just make the wrong right, and trust a God of truth to sustain you in a world of deception, where lies are the norm and truth the minority.

Psalm 119:30
“I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.”

Grey Feather

Mom Blessings

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So to all moms everywhere enjoy a beautiful day! Focus on the sweet blessings of motherhood and all that has been yours over the years. Sure…there have been lots of questions and questions without answers, and they will most likely continue. There have been struggles, storms and difficult places ~ perhaps the struggles still haunt and the storms still rage, because a mom’s mind never rests ~ and her world of many hats finds it difficult to embrace peace. In the thick of things, It truly seems like not ever for a moment. Perhaps as a young mom, you’ve just begun the journey of bittersweet “kid raising”, ~ because the reality is ~ a mom’s call is a bittersweet calling, but it is so worth it! So, mom, regardless of your motherhood status today, reflect on your blessings with a grateful heart and walk with God through the day, yes even through the broken hearts, hurts and disappointments, as they may come along too ~ just because it’s life and life is not a sweet, and fragranced bed of roses ~ not in this life anyway. So Moms everywhere ~ stay strong and joyful and enjoy a fabulous day of God’s blessing in celebration of you!
❤ ❤ ❤

Proverbs 31: 25 – 30
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Have A Beautiful Day