I have been using The Message for my devotions and really enjoying the fresh look at the Scriptures. I read this early this morning, sitting in a pool of warm Quito sunshine.
God's Word is better than a diamond, better than a diamond set between emeralds.
You'll like it better than strawberries in spring, better than red, ripe strawberries.
There's more: God's Word warns us of danger and directs us to hidden treasure.
Otherwise how will we find out way? Or know when we play the fool?
Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!
Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work;
Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.
These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray.
Accept them when I place them on the morning altar,
Oh God, my Altar-Rock,
They say you can never go home, and I think it's true. Much as I love Ecuador and being here with my brother, it's not the same anymore. It's hard to explain. Being here reminds me how much I miss my Mom. And I miss my hubby and kids so so much.
Life is weird.