Saturday, August 4, 2012


I rarely go to the movies; and even more rarely do I remember one special quote from a movie, but this is my all time favorite:

Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is? 
[holds up one finger] 
Curly: This. 
Mitch: Your finger? 
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don't mean......(unnecessary expletive)
Mitch: But, what is the "one thing?" 
Curly: [smiles] That's what *you* have to find out
Points for you if you know which movie this is!!          

It's from the 1991 movie "City Slickers" with Billy Crystal and Jack Palance. The sequels were not nearly as good as this one.

             Do you know what that "one thing" is for you??  In my Bible reading for today from 
                                                Psalm 27:4 David says:
"The one thing I ask of the LORD--
The thing I seek most--                                     
is to live in the house of the LORD                                  
all the days of my life, 
delighting in the LORD'S
perfections and meditating in His Temple."

So did this mean that David wanted to go to Temple or to church everyday?  I think not. But I do think the last two phrases are a clue to what he was trying to say..........

                                  delighting in the LORD'S perfections
                                          meditating in His Temple

Oh Lord, may delighting in and meditating on You be the one thing in my life above all others. 

Love in Him,

Friday, August 3, 2012


                    I was reading about Josiah this morning at II Chronicles 34 where they "came across" The Book of the Law as they were cleaning and restoring the Temple. Oh, you can just feel the drama and anxiety as Josiah tears his clothes in despair.  My question:  Will they have to "clean house" to find your Bible?
              Now, those of you who know me, know that I study my many Bibles everyday-more or less- BUT--that doesn't let me off the hook because the Holy Spirit really pierced my heart at these verses. So I prayed and reminded the Lord that this is part of my routine, but still this gnawing.. So, OK, what Lord?  Speak Your servant is listening! Then I got what He wanted me to see:  The real Temple is within us.
      Is this "house- this Temple" clean enough to find His Word not only dwelling, but active and alive within?? Or will I have to search and restore to find it?? OUCH!! The good news is that Josiah fully restored the Temple of His God and it started by a complete reading of the entire Book of Covenant!  They didn't get out by 12:00 that Sunday!!
Do you need to clean house today?
                 "Search me, O God, and know my heart;
                       Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me,
                 And lead me in the way everlasting."  Psalm 139: 23-24.

Love in Him,