I received some happy mail yesterday: Some We R Memory Keepers Envelope Wraps from my Bible Journaling friend Connie Denninger, author of Vintage Grace. She discovered that these stickers, designed for dressing up an envelope, are just the right width for our Bible margins. They are a great option for covering up bleedthrough.
Earlier in the day, I was sorting through some papers hoping to find the physical form I needed for my daughter’s kindergarten registration, when I came across a coloring page that I received when I attended an awesome Visual Faith event at Connie’s church.
The coloring page led me to the perfect verse for one of the stickers that Connie sent me and the Psalm prove to be just exactly where I needed to be spending some time in the Word. I felt blessed!
Psalm 37 is a good reminder to wait on God and keep His way. And the bicycle reminds me of what it means to follow God: You have to stay well-balanced, keep going, and look to the road ahead!
My husband and I were both brought up to believe if you do well in school and work hard, you will do well. We have three jobs between us and are often up past midnight doing work. There are times when it can be discouraging. Our parents never worked quite this hard and some things they took for granted are a struggle for us. We see other people doing just as well or better by not doing the right things in life. Psalm 37 reminds me that this problem is as old as time, but also it provides this assurance: God does not forsake His saints. God provides for us as we do our best to walk in the way our parents taught us and God shows us in His Word.
It was so nice to receive some fun mail, which randomly turned into a bit of needed encouragement.
One, two, whatever you do, start it well and carry it through.
Try, try, never say die.
Things will come right, you know, by and by.