These are exciting times for the rancher and me, as we countdown the days until our fifth grandchild is born. In seven months we gain a lovely daughter-in-law.

Yes, our family of six has grown to a noisy number of almost fifteen, and we hope it continues.

Growth in the physical sense adding to the number of our family is a wonderful blessing from the Lord.

Psalm 127:3-5

Growth in the spiritual is essential toward moving beyond elementary teachings about Christ and being taken forward to maturity.

Webster defines growth; allow or cause to grow or develop

We seek to continue to grow

We seek to continue to grow


As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem,

they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.

Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner, she was preparing.

She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”

But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!

There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”


These verses are a  perfect reminder, of what frustration and anxiety can do if we allow worry and busyness to choke out

our ability to distinguish the incidentals for the essentials.

Martha was so concerned about the incidentals, the task at hand, that she failed to see the one thing Mary was doing was essential.

There is so much inside this one passage, but for today let’s focus on this one thing.

Simple sitting at the feet of our Savior listening to his word, looking to him, learning of him, seeking growth.

The work is always there, yet let us do the one thing every heart longs for….

It will be well worth your soul.

Until next time, Pam

(part of this is taken from Chuck Swindols Study Bible)



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