Daily Light #12 ~ Palm Sunday

“My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.  Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.” Proverbs 4:20-22, New King James Version

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This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said, “Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.’”… They brought the donkey and the colt to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it… Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Praise God in highest heaven!” Matthew 21:4-9 New Living Translation

Glad Game #4, Bookends, Etc

I’m glad I didn’t forget—in the flurry of April’s poetry celebration and prompts—that it’s time for another Glad Game’s list of gratitudes, á la Pollyanna!  Ready, set, go:

a) Grateful it’s April…spring is here and, in the Seattle area, we can look forward to brighter blue-sky, warmer sunny days (unless the rhyme about “April showers” holds true).

b) Thankful that the Internet is yet working and I’m still here with you, virtually.

c) Along with Spring, I’m grateful for April’s star-profile as National/Global Poetry Month.  I predict that hunkering down during Coronavirus will reap a crop of new poets trying their hands at writing verse (perhaps bored with games, movies, getting to know family and themselves, and heaven-forbid—books).

d) Thankful that a benefit of what my cousin calls “hibernating”, is more frequent phone visits🙂

e) Grateful for pastors (online/TV) who encourage us to pray and have hope…and “be of good courage”.  The pandemic is dangerous in ways besides severe illness and loss of life.  We can’t control Coronavirus, but we can choose how we think about things, regardless of our beliefs.

f) Over the weekend I was craving spice cake with cream cheese frosting.  I can honestly say I’m thankful the cake was not a success (combined 2 separate recipes)…cream cheese frosting on graham crackers is dreamy🙂

g) Grateful my new bookends arrived…I ordered a package of 4, and now have 33 books snugged between two of them.

h) For months, an old hymn’s melody played in my head…but I couldn’t recall lyrics or the title, to save my soul.  Last night I caught a clue, clicked on YouTube…I’m relieved, thankful to find:  “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”.

i) Grateful I found a new blog theme I like…it may need tweaking, but change is healthy, and a different header image is refreshing🙂

j) Thanks, always, blog-folk…you keep me hopping!

May God hold you all safe and wellRhen

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Daily Light #11 ~ Miracle of Plenty

“Jesus said, ‘You feed them’…But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish,’ they answered… Jesus replied, ‘Tell them to sit down in groups of about fifty each’.  So the people sat down.  Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them.  Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people.  They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers!” Luke 9:13-17, New Living Translation

Verse 20, “He asked them, ‘But who do you say I am?’ Peter replied, ‘You are the Messiah sent from God!'” NLT

Delight ~ A to Z Challenge

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Do I delight in the Lord?  Yes!  He is my treasure

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Even my precious silver.  Blessed am I, to relish the Almighty and look to God’s unfailing

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Love which comforts, surrounds me with tender mercies so I may live.  His

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Instructions are my joy, and profound relief when I long for His rescue.

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Greatly do I rejoice in His commands, they direct my path.  I commit everything I do, to

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Him because He helps me.  He will give me the desires of my heart because

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Trusting Him implicitly, I have made the Lord my primary delight.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Scripture Verses (New Living Translation and New International Version):

Psalm 37:4-5; Psalm 119:76-77; Psalm 119:174; Psalm 119:35; Psalm 112:1; Job 22:25-26