Curtis and Virginia Peters have been married for 79 years, and are still very much in love with each other. What’s their secret? In addition to praying together regularly and loving each other well, the have one other daily routine that makes their relationship special - they share a Hershey’s milk chocolate bar every day! So who knows - maybe chocolate is the secret to a great marriage! :-)
Here it is, the middle of January, and I’m just now picking my 2019 word. Let me explain why it took me a while to land on the right word. For some reason, I’m having a hard time getting started on lots of things this year. I’ve been asked to do a few things at church and my underwhelming answer has been, Meh…maybe.. Maybe I don't feel ready to launch into a new year and set new goals, it’s not like 2018 was my favorite year and I don’t’ want to see it go! I just know I’m off to a slow start and giving myself Grace to do exactly that.
“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7
After realizing the brevity of life, David now sees his hope is in the Lord. What a relief for the Psalmist to know there is no other place to go but to the Lord. Wealth is lingering all around and the Psalmist is calling David to turn towards God for His refuge. His eyes are open to see God standing in the middle of all the treasures of this life and yet, offering a greater treasure. David ran to God for His abundance in life.