The Pumpernickle Pickle

Ramblings from a not-so-normal SAHM

Dad’s Blessing 8.26.07 August 26, 2007

Filed under: advice,blessings,dad,email,Family,gifts,God,life,love — pinkadillies @ 3:02 pm

I bless you with positive words said at just the right time.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

Proverbs 18:21 NKJV

Nathaniel Hawthorne came home heartbroken. He’d just been fired from his job in the custom house. His wife, rather than responding with anxiety, surprised him with joy. “Now you can write your book!”

He wasn’t so positive. “And what shall we live on while I’m writing it?”

To his amazement she opened a drawer and revealed a wad of money she’d saved out of her housekeeping budget. “I always knew you were a man of genius,” she told him. “I always knew you’d write a masterpiece.”

She believed in her husband. And because she did, he wrote. And because he wrote, every library in America has a copy of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

You have the power to change someone’s life simply by the words that you speak. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

– Max Lucado


Dad’s Blessing July 29, 2007

Filed under: blessings,Family,God,love — pinkadillies @ 6:01 pm

I bless you with a tireless Father who knows what is best for you and gives you the strength to accept it.

God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.

He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.

He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.

And he knows everything, inside and out.

He energizes those who get tired,

gives fresh strength to dropouts.

For even young people tire and drop out,

young folk in their prime stumble and fall.

But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.

They spread their wings and soar like eagles,

They run and don’t get tired,

they walk and don’t lag behind.

                                            — Isaiah 40:28b-31


Dad’s Blessing July 22, 2007

Filed under: blessings,Family,God,love — pinkadillies @ 2:46 pm

I bless you with God’s words about how much He loves you and how far He will go for you.

“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.

I’ve called your name. You’re mine.

When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.

When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.

When you’re between a rock and a hard place,

it won’t be a dead end —

Because I am God, your personal God,

The Holy of Israel, your Savior.

I paid a huge price for you…!

That’s how much you mean to me!

That’s how much I love you!

I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,

trade the creation just for you.

So don’t be afraid: I’m with you.”

                                                 – Isaiah 43:1b-3a, 4-5


Dad’s Blessing July 19, 2007

Filed under: blessings,Family,God — pinkadillies @ 3:48 pm

I bless you with a life lived exactly as God desires.

…He’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously – take God seriously.

                                                 — Micah 6:8


Dad’s Blessing July 17, 2007

Filed under: blessings,God — pinkadillies @ 11:23 am

I bless you with a God who forgets.

“Bless the LORD,…who forgives all your iniquities.”

Psalm 103:1-2 NKJV

God doesn’t remember the past. But I do, you do. You still remember. You’re like me. You still remember what you did before you changed. In the cellar of your heart lurk the ghosts of yesterday’s sins. Sins you’ve confessed; errors of which you’ve repented; damage you’ve done your best to repair…

That horrid lie.

The time you exploded in anger.

Now, honestly. Do you think God was exaggerating when He said He would cast our sins as far as the east is from the west? Do you actually believe He would make a statement like “I will not hold their iniquities against them” and then rub our noses in them whenever we ask for help?

Of course you don’t. You and I just need an occasional reminder of God’s nature, Hi forgetful nature.

– Max Lucado