Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Power of A Sentence

For the past week, I have been dealing with a rather nasty case of bronchitis.  I had hoped it would go away on its own, but it wasn't, so to the Doctors I went, under Emery's loving prompting.   Of course I came home with medication, that has actually done miracles in a rather short period of time.  During the last few days, I didn't feel like doing too much so I read and listened to music...which led me to listen to a sermon by Brother Roland Ulrich of Squaw Valley, Ca. Pastor of Sequoia Bible Fellowship, (a Mennonite Church)  Roland is the  the brother of Emery's boss.  There is one line in the sermon that has had me thinking and rethinking how I have looked at things my entire life.  Sometimes, the wording of a single sentence can have profound influence on us and this way is one of those.  "God is not interested in how much you give, He is interested in how much you keep."   In a home that focuses on simplicity, we should show just how much money we WANT for ourselves.

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness... behind in my blog reading this week, but am so glad I read this entry. I'll try to listen to the sermon later today, but my gosh, that sentence! Thank you, Patty. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick.

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