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Take Care of Yourself

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We have all “run ourselves ragged”, haven’t we?  As you well know, there are times when it seems we just have to, but other times we push too far when we didn’t have to do so.

I’m in the healthcare field and we often see what’s known as “caregiver fatigue”.  That’s when the person taking care of the sick/infirmed gives out first.  If you are a caregiver, ask someone to help you so you can have a break.

But most of us aren’t in that situation and yet we find ourselves running on empty more often than we should.  How can we care for someone else if we don’t take care of ourselves?

And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.) Mark 6:31
Just like Jesus said in the verse above, we must rest a while. We need our rest.
I ask that if you are feeling tired and worn out, rest.  Others may depend on you, but you can’t lend your strength if you have none left.
Sometimes the rest we are longing for is more than physical – it’s spiritual.
If you are restless with a longing you can’t put your finger on, go to Jesus.  Repent and confess your sin, ask Him to save you and be Lord of your life and He will.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28
Blessings to you <><
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The POWER of Easter

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For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:6-8 NASB

Easter.  What a glorious celebration!  Jesus FINISHED everything God required for our salvation.  He conquered Death, Hell and the Grave.  He paid a debt He did not owe.  THE debt we could NEVER pay.  Why? “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”  2 Corinthians 5:21.

This POWER can do anything – everything!  This Jesus paid your price and mine to redeem us from sin, from the penalty of eternal hell, for new and abundant life in Him NOW!  Just say “Yes” to Jesus.  Admit you’re a sinner and confess your sins as you agree with God.  Ask Him (Jesus) to come in to your heart and save you.  Commit to follow Him all the days of your life.

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 13 for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:9-10; 13(NASB)

 Get a Holy Bible and read the book of John, then all four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) to get to know our Saviour!  Find a Bible believing Church to join and be baptized showing the world that you have died to yourself and have been raised to new life in Jesus Christ.

Experience the PEACE OF GOD that only Jesus can bring!

He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Matthew 28:6

Hallelujah, Easter!  Hallelujah!

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Not As It Seems

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My husband and a friend went fishing one morning and had a great catch.  So just before lunch they came home to eat and clean their catch before going back.  Piper, our yellow striped cat, ate A LOT of the discarded fish.  Did I mention, Piper ate a lot?  His little belly was dragging, he ate so much.

As the afternoon wore on, we (the wives) sat out on our deck.  My friend said Piper had been in her lap several times, but after he ROLLED off her lap the third time, he gave it up and plopped down on the deck.  He definitely was on a food “high” as he could not stay awake.

At one point, Piper just fell out over the brick to the fire pit with one leg over his face.   I thought that was so funny that I sent the photo to my husband with the caption, “Too much fish.”

Sometimes life is like this.  Someone is going through “the highs of too much fish” and seem very different than they normally are to us.  We jump to all kinds of conclusions, like: “Did I do something?  What’s wrong with them? Well, just be that way!”  We worry or stew of something that we assume is wrong.

The person who is the object of our hurt or anger has no idea that we are even bothered.  They are suffering alone from “the highs of too much fish.”  “Too much fish” could be any number of things…work struggles, family problems, a decision they are trying to make, etc.

Well, later that evening, my friend gets a text from her husband.  “Oh no!  Did the cat die?”  We thought he was joking so she replied, “Yes, but we pumped his stomach.”  He sends back, “Seriously, the cat died?”  At that point, I searched my text with the photo to see if I said that the cat died, but no, just “too much fish”. She assured her husband that Piper was just fine.  He just needed to sleep off his heavy meal.

While, we had a big laugh over the mistaken conclusion from the text and picture, it reminded me that things are not always as they seem.  Many times we dream up all kinds of ‘wrong’ conclusions.  The men worried that they had killed the cat because the photo and text led them to a conclusion far from the truth.

The next time you find yourself jumping to a conclusion…remember, it just might not be as it seems.  Choose to love that person rather than letting yourself be hurt or angry or fearful.  Many times a situation is not as it seems.

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

Blessings, Wendy