word for today


After a year of dating, my boyfriend in college (*spoiler alert: I didn’t end up marrying him) had suggested that we memorize scripture together. Since I didn’t really have anything else to do (insert much sarcasm here), scads of exams to prepare for, boatloads of homework to complete, and thousands of hours of piano practicing to be done before my lesson, I decided to go with it. Luckily, I had fairly good recall. Memorizing very lengthy piano solos came easily for me, so really, how hard could it be? I didn’t want to lose this spiritual relationship, so I agreed. I was dedicated, not to God but to this fine Christian gentleman. Whatever I had to do to make him see that I was the girl of his dreams, I did. The first chapter we agreed to memorize was Isaiah 55. I didn’t know it then, but Isaiah 55 would be the chapter that would provide healing for me during a very difficult time. May I challenge you to memorize some scripture? Funny how it all comes back to you when you really need it, and it could be the thing that ultimately saves your life. (Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1; For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9)


If we are not aware, we should beware. One of the pastors of my church recently talked about self-awareness.

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Suzanne Sommerville

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Christ-follower, daughter, mom, Mimi to 6 grandchildren, teacher, writer, and musician

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