“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”     Proverbs 3:5-6

I’m pondering how much time I spend writing other things on my heart and how much space I use up while I’m doing it.  Not purposefully, mind you, but it is done none the less. 

And maybe that’s the point.  Being purposeful.  Taking the time every day to bind love and faithfulness around my neck, to write them on my heart until it becomes a habit.


It is the second day of the new year. 

All of my Christmas decorations are up.  There are dirty dishes in the sink.  A rather large pile of dirty laundry is waiting.  It has been quiet for half an hour, but the rustling of children is beginning.

It is the first Sunday of the new year.  I can’t wait!   A new year in which to worship, to study, to commune, to pray.

I am thanking the Lord for this day.