Friday, January 1, 2010

What I’m reading lately



Joshua -- I have just started the book of Joshua. The commandments and encouragement God gave Joshua, the leader of the Israelites after Moses death, have always helped me in times when I did not feel up to personal or professional challenges facing me – and they have been numerous. In Chapter 1 God commands Joshua to be strong and courageous. I think He was telling Joshua – and us today – to be strong and courageous enough to make a choice to trust Him. No matter what our innate strength or courage is, God wants us -- as an act of our will -- to take our eyes off the magnitude of the challenge and turn our eyes to Him and place our faith in Him, even if it is only for a moment. That is our part. God is faithful to equip us to meet the challenge. That is His part, and He is faithful. One of my favorite verses in Joshua is chapter 1, verse 9.

Joshua 1:9. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9

Time Goes By -- I love to take a quick dip into Ronni Bennett’s Time Goes By blog. . “We are the Last Generation To...” is a recent post by Bennett that resonated with me. I also enjoy the robust discussions that follow posts. They are thought provoking and entertaining.

One of my favorite features is the list of “elderblogs.” Linked blogs are all by bloggers 50 or older. The blogs are not always about senior issues or interests, and there is a diversity of world views as well as in the quality of content and design. One that I enjoyed visiting was A Shelter from the Storm, dishing up a slice of daily life by a fellow grandmother.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing as always

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Hi again! It's Kathy from Reflections...by Kathy. I also have a grandma blog on Blogger. I use it to write about my grandchildren. I am going to follow your blog from that blog which is called MiMi's Mini Tales. I hope I haven't confused you! I am thriled to have a fellow grandmother/retiree blog friend. I am honored to be your second follower! Happy 2010 and enjoy your retiement!!! Kathy/Maddie/Cade's MiMi