Morning Thoughts

Seeing Through Another’s Eyes

How easy it becomes to find fault with others. To point fingers. To judge their decisions, their clothing, their lifestyle. So easy to forget the grace God extends to us!

No single human on earth is perfect. We are all sinners. We need to stop looking and comparing, judging and condemning others and ourselves! We need to remember that God loves us and wants the best for us. That doesn’t mean we will all be the same or have the same things. He gives us what we need. Not always what we want.

He gives us grace. When we sin, we find grace and forgiveness. It is ours, given through the cross, and we don’t have to earn it with good works or going to church every Sunday. It requires one thing. Believing in Jesus Christ, believing in our heart that He was crucified, died, and was resurrected. Accepting our sinful nature and asking for forgiveness. Accepting Him as our Savior. Only then will our hearts be changed and we will become new. We will be reborn.

I want to always look through the eyes of Jesus Christ. To see others and myself as He sees us. To love unconditionally and extend grace. Lifting my cup of tea with a smile and a wish for each of you to be filled with hope and peace.

Morning Thoughts

Morning Inspiration – Dreaded Spillovers

Ever had a dreaded spillover in your oven? Last night I cooked barbeque Hawaiian chicken with rice for dinner. My daughter arrived for a week’s visit at dinnertime, so it was a perfect meal since I did all the prep work earlier in the day. However, I didn’t anticipate such a horrible spillover from the baking sheet onto the bottom of the oven. Oh, the nasty huge pile of liquid that foamed up like some kind of living organism, growing and blackening. Sigh.

Sometimes we let anger brew inside us until it bursts out into a nasty spillover that spreads and covers others to whom we should be sharing love. Instead the mess bubbles and infects the hearts of our children, our spouses, our parents, and our brothers and sisters. Just like that nasty blackened mess in the bottom of my oven, it isn’t always easy to clean and renew.

The messes always require attention. Just like I will need to work hard and diligently to repair and clean my oven, we need to do the same for those who were in the way when our spillover happened. I’m so grateful to have a self-cleaning oven and a forgiving and loving Father. Lifting my cup of tea and wishing you a blessed day in the Lord.