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Bread for the Journey

"Just taste it!"

"Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!"
Psa 34:8
Those of us who are mothers all have memories
of coaxing our children to try a new food.
"Just taste it," we beg, "Its GOOD!"
My husband complains when I make a new recipe,
"Why don't you make the good ones I like?"
he whines, before he even tastes.
My reply stops him cold....
"All those recipes you love? They were all new recipes
the first time you tasted them!"
True, isn't it ? if we don't 'taste' , if we don't try,
we will never know how good something is.
Did you ever stop to think of how we got the word 'good'?
It is simply 'God' stretched out.
Isn't that what God does?
Stretch out His hand continually,
offering us good things?
The blessings of every day.
Every time we exclaim "GOOD!".. it comes from the hand of God.
The ultimate stretching out was God's Son on the cross,
to show us how much
He loves us.
Isn't this a perfect time of year to remember...
God stretched out is indeed GOOD !
With what heart-felt gratitude we reach back to Him
remembering the pain our 'good' cost Him!


  1. A beautiful post, Julie!.. Hope you and yours are enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

  2. What happened to your snazzy blog header?

  3. Yes, our God is good. During the Easter Season I am so greatful that God in His love stretched out His goodness for me. I've tasted...and it is good. Kathy (MGCC)

  4. Thank you for this post Julie..we have an awesome God..I too have tasted and it is good!
    Your photo looks wonderful with our new blog look!

  5. What a wonderful thought to begin our Easter week. Focusing on how God is truly good . ..all the time.

  6. What a beautiful post- God is indeed good; He loves us even tho we don't deserve it. We have a lot to be thankful for.

  7. This was a refreshing word that I so needed tonight. Thank you so much.

  8. I just went through our care group lesson for this week...based on Psalm 34:8. A timely post, Julie!

  9. I love the invitation expressed in that verse! Thank you, Julie for taking the time to express these thoughts in a meaningful way.


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