On this Treasure Tuesday, I’d like to share the treasures in my life. This is a slightly long post but I felt the need to acknowledge all the treasures in my life, so here they are!
My Lord and Savior: Jesus Christ
I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.—Isaiah 43:11
My sweet husband: Rick
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
My precious children: Kathy, Alan, and my daughter-in-love Denise
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. –Proverbs 22:6
Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me. –Mark 9:37
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. –3 John 1:4
My loving parents: Dad and Mom
Dad and Mom sitting around the dinner table
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. –Exodus 20:12
My four wacky and wonderful sisters
In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.
To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
All my close and special friends
[Too many to display photos or mention by name but you know who you are!]
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’
–C. S. Lewis
A caring and supportive church family
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.” –Acts 9:31
A snug and cozy home in a beautiful part of the country
My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. –Isaiah 32:18
For you will go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. —Isaiah 55:12
Enough food, clothing and everything else I need to be comfortable
He enjoys much who is thankful for little; a grateful mind is both a great and happy mind. –Unknown
My precious Bible
[with tons of hand-written margin notes, highlighted passages and sticky notes marking certain pages]
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart. –Psalm 119:2
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
–2 Peter 3:18
I hope you enjoyed this special glimpse into the treasures of my life. I certainly had fun putting it together to share with you!