Set your mind on things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.


Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter



------- -----are like apples--------------

--------on trees. The best ones---------

------are at the top of the tree.--------

----The boys don't want to reach------

---for the good ones because they ----

-are afraid of falling and getting hurt.---

Instead, they just get the rotten apples-

---from the ground that aren't as good,

but easy. So the apples at the top think

-something is wrong with them, when in

--reality, they're amazing. They just

---have to wait for the right boy to------

----- come along, the one who's---------

----------- brave enough to----------------

-----------------climb all--------------------

----------------- the way-------------------

-----------------to the top------------------

---------------- of the tree.----------------


This is just something I've been thinking about lately...

I read in God's Word the other day..."do not fret of worry," "wait on the Lord." It's so easy, yet so hard to fully trust in God with every detail of my life. Yet I encounter little compared to the persecution of people in other countries. Will I still trust God if I am persecuted because of Him? Now, I say I probably will, but how will I know until it happens? I want and desire to love God strongly, always and forever. Will I still trust Him even when I don't feel like He is near me? These aren't doubts...I'm more like questioning how strong my faith, my trust, and my love is for God. I don't want to be someone who loves God when it's easy then turn my back on Him when it gets hard! Or even the opposite of that...a fair-weathered friend...knowing God is there, but not turning to Him until it gets hard in my life for His comfort and peace.