Thoughts from Thursday's Child

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Writing on my heart … in pencil

Psalm 40:8 “I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.”

I love doing puzzles like cryptic crosswords, regular crosswords, word searches and Sudoku.

My 12-year-old son asked to do some of my Sudoku puzzles the other day but decided he needed to complete them in pencil in case he made a mistake.

This may not come as a revelation to many people but he surprised me with his logic. Up until that point I have always done my puzzles with a pen. I hadn’t given any thought to what I would do if I’d made a mistake.

When you write in pencil it is easy to rub it out, erase the mistake.

Have you ever made a mistake you wish you could erase?

Of course not! I’m the only one who would ever want to do that …lol!

What is written on your heart that you wish you could erase?

Harsh words, lies, bitterness – you can erase these.

Forgive the one who wrote on your heart with that hurtful pencil.

Clean the slate.

Erase those words from your heart.

Make room for new words to be written there – words of joy, peace, contentment.

Allow God to write on your heart.


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Random Acts of Kindness

I have so much to be thankful for, and yet I am not always grateful for what I have.

I want more … I deserve more …  Why does she have….?  Why can’t I have  … ? If I just had … It would be so much better if ….

These lies run around in my mind and try to settle in my heart.

I shoo them away.

I have more than enough … What can I give ….? What can I share … ? How can I make a difference to ….  ?

I open the eyes of my heart and see what my hands can do.

Random Acts of Kindness.

There are pages, blogs and books dedicated to this topic. People plan events and activities to reach out to others with no thought of reciprocation.

They want to MAKE a difference, to BE different.

It starts with me – my heart, my eyes, my hands.

I can live a life of awesome.

I can affect the world around me, one person at a time.

I will give from my heart.


Note: My children and I have lots of fun finding ways to bless others, secretly and not so secretly. 🙂  if you’d like to learn of some of our RAK’s,  comment below and  I will share them in another post.

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