Seasons of loss bring reflection and contemplation in the solitary moments of your own grief. It boils all the complexities of life down to the very rudiments of our existence. To pass through this valley without it is to waste a very precious time of learning and growth.
As I attended the funeral of my dear father this week, I heard these words spoken about my dad…
I was a daddy’s girl. In my elementary school days I was a bit of a tomboy, mostly because I wanted to do what my dad did. I would spend time in the yard with him. I loved playing ball with him. I would tag along when he went to the barber shop. In my teen years he was mainly the one that taught me to drive. After I got my license he offered me the newer, sportier car to drive to school IF I would learn to drive a standard transmission. He patiently endured my jerky stops and lunges when I popped the clutch! We played tennis together and took walks in the snow on our country road. I loved to hear him try to tell a joke. He would cry so hard tears would stream down his cheeks. He had a quiet, gentle spirit, reminiscent of Matthew on Anne of Green Gables. He was a servant, always putting others before himself.
I’m so thankful for a God who is faithful! He is faithful to His promises! He is faithful to His Word! He is faithful in His love and forgiveness. What would all His attributes mean to us if He was not faithful to them? He is completely trustworthy every day and every minute of the day.
Today’s podcast episode is the last in the series of godly character traits. We’ll dive in a little deeper on the episode to learn how we can also be faithful and four specific areas of our lives that require this important attribute.
You can listen to the whole episode here. Here’s a snippet of the podcast…
I have recipe today that is FAST, DELICIOUS and incredibly EASY! How about 2-ingredients for the cake? Yep, two. T-W-O! Cake mix and crushed pineapple is all it takes for the cake portion of this recipe. The icing has more – it has THREE ingredients! Another good thing about this yummy, moist cake is that it is a light dessert. It’s not calorie-free, of course, but compared to most cakes, this one is reduced in sugar and fat.