Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Secret of a Remarkable Life, Even Today, Even on Earth
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' ... Mark 12:30
That, my friends, is the secret of a daily incredible Life down here on Earth.
No matter what our circumstances may be, a deep love and friendship with God will stop our foundation from crumbling, will keep our emotions intact and our heart beating with a joy that no one, no bad time, can take away--unless we let go of it, concentrating on the bad time rather than our great love.
Everything good and lasting and satisfying comes out of that intense love. Anything else, any other goal or substitution set into first place will always feel like and be less. And that 'less-ness' will lead to a low-grade dissatisfaction and a continual longing for something more. And a life only partially lived and one most likely lonely, worried and unfulfilled.
"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." ... Stephen Covey
For me, this has been the key to a joy which cannot be explained and does not come and go. It stays. And today I'm encouraging you to make certain you've found that key and treasure it-- treasure that Love, that Friendship, with every single breath.
"Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him." ... John 14:23
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." ... Psalm 16:11
Free Kindle books as of today, June 19th:
Strike the Match
Journey on the Hard Side of Miracles
Bored No More
Finding God When You Need Him Most
Easy and Delicious Homemade Bread
Where have I been?
Only lately did I discover the marvelous Judy Bolton. My, my, my ... she and her friends are a delight! And I'm thrilled that these stories are being republished for Today's readers.
(My book on the left is The Mystic Ball.) Yesterday I ordered the next two books. (Uh-oh!)
Here's my favorite blurb about these:
"The thirty-eight volume Judy Bolton series was written during the thirty-five years from 1932-1967. It is one of the most successful and enduring girls' series ever published. The Judy Bolton books are noted not only for their fine plots and thrilling stories, but also for their realism and their social commentary. Unlike most other series characters, Judy and her friends age and mature in the series and often deal with important social issues. To many, Judy is a feminist in the best light-smart, capable, courageous, nurturing, and always unwavering in her true beliefs; a perfect role model."
Has anyone else read these?