Made Whole

Unlike Jerry McGuire, it was not another person who completed me.

I believe there is a God-shaped hole in each and every person. We try to fill it with food, drugs, passions, other people and we are still hungry for what will fill us.

On this Good Friday, why not give Christ a chance? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Want more information? I’ll be happy to share! Also, you can start here: http://www.cmalliance.org/about/beliefs/savior

Law and Justice

As I type this, I am sitting in the county court house waiting to be called as a witness in a child visitation case. The father wants unsupervised visitation with his child. The problem? The mother has a restraining order against him for harassment, stalking and physical abuse. Getting a restraining order in this county is a difficult thing.

Does this man deserve visitation? My opinion is not yet as the child is in need of counseling due to the trauma of the parents’relationship. Eventually, maybe.

Will justice be served? If not today, eventually. God is the final arbitor of justice. I pray that this father finds healing through the eternal judge. God’s will be done.

“J” Names

I realized early on that I am attracted to names that begin with the letter “J.” It is such a pretty letter in cursive and stands up well in print.

When I was carrying my first child, both boy and girl names that appealed to me began with this lovely letter. Carrying my second, it had the same appeal.

Jordan, Jared, John, Julianne, Josiah, Julia, ah such loveliness! The Duggars have the right idea.

Before my precious grandbaby, Isabella, was born, I was a “g” surrounded by “J’s.” Are you attracted to certain letter names.

Inigo Montoya

One of my top ten movie favorites is The Princess Bride.  I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t like it.

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Inigo is one of the characters and he has got quite a chip on his shoulder as you can see by the above quote.

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

He says what is on his mind.

“I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?”

His powers of observations are second to none.

He is a philosopher:

“More pursue than study lately. You see, I cannot find him… it’s been twenty years now and I’m starting to lose confidence. I just work for Vizzini to pay the bills. There’s not a lot of money in revenge.”

He is a man of his convictions:

” I was eleven years old. And when I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of fencing. So the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” 

Inigo is one of a number of memorable characters in this classic.  Enjoy!

Hope Springs Eternal

This is definitely true for me. There were times that I was so desperately depressed and anxious that, if it were not for hope, I would have given up.

Where does my hope spring from? My God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He did not leave me comfortless but gave me his Holy Spirit to cheer and to guide.

Hallelujah, what a savior!