Monday, March 7, 2016

A Death


How can a person find inspiration when someone you love dies?

Last Wednesday night, my husband died in front of my eyes.  I tried to revive him.  "Come back! You come back right now, damn it!!"

You'd think a person would listen with someone like me screaming in their ears.  He couldn't.

We'd been married nineteen years.  We shared experiences, memories, and raising a child.  He was my soul mate.  We had made plans.  We anticipated every day together.  We had dreams and goals...


Crush.  Numb.  Hollow.  Those were the only feelings I experienced while watching my darling husband die.  What's left????

"He will swallow up death forever.  Adonai Elohim [God] will wipe away the tears from every face" (Isaiah 25:8).

My husband is with Jesus.  Heaven must be magnificent for him, and he's not suffering anymore.

That's God inspiring, right? 

Bye for today, J.P.

p.s.  Cherish every moment you have with loved ones and friends.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

Peanut Butter, PB&J, Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter Rum Cookies...

It's all Peanuts today 'cause today is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day.  Come read all about it...

Did you know, 90% of the U.S. population eats peanut butter?  And we spend almost $800 million on peanut butter a year.  You you ever asked the question: how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll?  You might also ask: How many peanuts does it take to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter?  540 is the answer.  A walloping 540 peanuts! Think on that the next time you lick the last lingering bits off that sticky pea-nutty flavored spoon.  To find out more about this delectable holiday, follow this simple link:  National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

 Today, I also find myself contemplating the exhaustive supply of God's love and how He satisfied my soul: 

"With you, I lack nothing on earth" (Psalm 73: 25-26).

Have a God-inspiring great day.  J.P.