Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Word-filled Wednesday

© Karen Kyle Ericson, all rights reserved.

Sometimes it seems like my thoughts get me into more trouble than reality.  I get the "what ifs."  I start thinking, "Oh no!  What if I don't get my chores done today?  What if I made a mistake on my blog and it's God's Word and... Oh!  What if?"  The truth is, after I post about the Bible I surrender the blog to Him for His use.  And, honestly, sometimes He brings other things to mind, or changes.  So, you may see some changes now and then.  It's His Word.  That's what's important.

This verse is a reminder to think about the real stuff.  When things seem impossible, I sometimes just go through my "Thank you" list to God.  Here's some of mine today:

Thank You Father for
A husband that loves me
A house to live in
Clothes to wash
Furniture to dust
Carpet to vacuum
Our 2 cats
Cars to drive
Work to keep me busy
Digital cameras

Whatsoever things are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy.  Life's a lot better when I focus on these.  I just realized, these are the qualities we should focus on in other people too.  Maybe let them know.

The Word-filled Wednesday challenge likes us to write the story behind our photos.  These roses were along the trail I walk on.  Each year they have beautiful blooms and I take at least one photo every year.  When I think of purity, I think of roses.  They smell so beautiful.  And the colors are lovely.  They never make mistakes or complain although they do have imperfections. 

Challenge sponsored by Katie Lloyd Photography.

Challenge sponsored by Internet Cafe Devotions.


  1. Beautiful picture and post. That scripture always helps me to keep my mind on the right things. (Your posts always reflect those qualities also). I will have to remember to give thanks the next time I vacuum and dust! :)

    ~Peace, Love, & Blessings In Jesus~

  2. Thanks Lisa! I appreciate the encouragement. God bless! I guess we should say thanks for our cars to put the gas into also : )

  3. Wow...this is so beautiful. Love your picture!!

    Hope you've had a blessed day♥

  4. Thank you! I did have a blessed. God bless you!

  5. This verse has kept me helped sooooo many times. Loved seeing it with your picture. Beautiful. thank you!!

  6. Oh so glad you enjoyed it! I think what stands out the most reading it this time, is focusing on what is true, what I know, this year. You're welcome, God bless Patty!

  7. Great post! :D Its so true that sometimes we tend to always ponder about the 'what if', our eyes were created at the front because God wants us to look at the future. All we need to do is to trust! :)

  8. Thanks Joy! Great way to look at things : ) God bless! Trust is everything.

  9. Wonderful picture, scripture and post! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Can almost smell those roses! Lovely of the Lord to put them along your path. J.