One thing I can’t pass up when I go to the department store is looking at handbags. They are also called purses but because I’m writing a blog for the letter H handbag is what I am calling it today.
I always find my way to where they’re located in every store I go into. I run my hand across the material it is crafted from. I complete a thorough examination to see if it would fit my need. There are times I have to fight hard not to purchase another handbag to add to my collection.
I have big ones, small ones, and some in the middle. They are various colors, and textures. Sometimes my wallet is bigger than the one I want to carry. I am unconsciously filling them up with things I don’t really need and then I realize they feel like they weigh a ton. How can I find a happy medium and not fill them to the brim.
I must admit I’m addicted to buying good handbags and my handbag addiction makes me happy.
Grandsons are precious gems when your world is dominated by females. I have four granddaughters and two great granddaughters. Today I’m going to focus on my grandsons.
When my daughter was pregnant I had a talk with God about only wanting grandsons because there were too many girls in my family. I believe God listened—but at that point He didn’t respond. When my daughter was in labor He reminded me of my request. I knew at that moment I was getting a grandson. Later that evening we welcomed a little bundle of joy into our family and sure enough a boy arrived.
My next grandchild was a boy. I reminded God of my request but didn’t get any indication that another boy was forthcoming. A boy was born—another exciting event in my family.
I have not met my youngest grandson. I’ve only seen him on Skype and in pictures. I live in another part of the country from him. I will get to meet him next month because I’m going to my oldest grandson’s graduation from high school.
The Bible says without faith it is impossible to please God.
I try to keep this verse in the forefront of my mind. I always want to please God. He knows my heart so He reminds me when I need a reminder.
I have favor with God and man. Every day I declare that I have Shalom in my life—wholeness, benefit, prosperity and favor. Every day all of these operate in my life. I expect these to happen and God hasn’t disappointed me yet. Sometimes it comes in little ways and sometimes in big ways—however Father God chooses.
During my daily walk I try to keep my focus on God. Even when my thoughts stray and I recognize it I immediately pull back and submit to God. It is not easy but my desire to be pleasing to God in every way and the fact that I get to keeps me motivated.