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Bread for the Journey

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, 
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

As I was thinking about what to write for this bread for the journey, I felt convicted of the little time I have spent in God's word and I thought about how important it is to be filled up in order to have something to give. 

It goes alongside the importance of filling my mind with what will edify and help me to be an encouragement to those around me. If I'm consumed with myself, if I worry all the time or envy others - what's in my heart will come out in my words. However, when I remember God's grace, forgiveness and faithfulness to me, my words can be a like a healing salve to others. 

When my thoughts are pleasing to God, my words will be edifying to others as well.  My prayer is that, just as we picture the devastation that a winter storm brought about, we can be those who help bring new life to the scene by giving words of hope and encouragement. 


  1. Very wise words, Anneliese.

  2. Thank you for this morning's "bread". It touched my heart and is inspiring for some changes I hope to make within myself. Bless you

  3. Amen, Anneliese.. What we store within our hearts
    is all we have to genuinely give to others, and what
    better fare to absorb than His Word and His Message...

  4. Thanks for your vulnerable words and the kick-start that I needed to hear today.