Here we are -- another wonderful Wednesday, and time for Building our Homes Together over at Prairie Flower Farm! I am finding these Wednesdays to be such a blessing and so edifying to me! I so appreciate Linda making this available for all of us.
This week I am again sharing one of my older posts. There is so much in the archives that I would like to share with all of you!
I’ve always been one to post inspiring thoughts above my kitchen sink. It gives me something important to mull over as I wash dishes. We’ve never owned a dishwasher, so I’ve washed a lot of dishes by hand over the years. As well, I've shared dishwashing duties with many a house guest or relative -- so hopefully my "kitchen-sink wisdom" has encouraged others too.
Here’s what’s currently tacked up above my kitchen sink, in addition to the little verse "Kitchen Symphony"
which I mentioned in another post. There are four 3 x 5” cards, each bearing a different quote.
#1 -- Part of a poem, as quoted in the devotional book Streams in the Desert. The poem's author is simply referenced as M.G.P.
God answers prayers:
Sometimes, when hearts are weak,
He gives the very gifts believers seek.
But often faith must learn a deeper rest,
And trust God’s silence when He does not speak;
For He whose name is love will send the best.
Stars may burn out, nor mountain walls endure,
But God is true; His promises are sure.
He is our strength.
#2 -- A quote from Elizabeth George:
“Life’s circumstances NEVER negate God’s standards.”
#3 -- A quote from Edith Schaeffer:
“We are responsible for ‘handing on the flag [of faith]’ and for being very careful not to drop it -- or to drop out -- because of our responsibility to the next generation... To hand down truth to one more generation is one of the central commands of God.”
#4 -- Another quote from Elizabeth George:
”PURPOSE is the key to doing what we have to do to live our lives wisely.”
Hope these thoughts encourage you today and maybe prompt you to tack up some of your own "words to wash dishes by."
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