Mocked for Your Faith

If someone mocks you for your faith or for your “weak” nature, when you actually pray for self-control, peace, and the right response, remember Isaiah 66:5-6.

5Hear the word of the Lord,
You who are concerned about His word!
Your kinsmen who hate you,
Who spurn you because of Me, are saying,
“Let he Lord manifest His Presence,
So that we may look upon your joy.”
But theirs shall be the shame.

6Hark, tumult from the city,
Thunder from the Temple!
It is the thunder of the Lord
As He deals retribution to His foes.

They make themselves His enemies by making light of your faith in Him. Do not lose hope but instead keep praying, keep believing, and – most of all – keep walking and living your faith.

God knows what He is doing and when He will do it. Our job is to simply keep living, looking for the Silver Lining Moment in every dark cloud, and focusing on the people/things/events that make and keep us happy.

Wishing you much peace, happiness, and success,
Pearl 'Penny' Lane-Soliz

To Realize The Value

I received the following message in an email from a friend today. While I may not believe that it will bring me good luck as it claims to, I really believe in the message.

To realize the value of a sister/brother
Ask someone who doesn’t have one.

To realize the value of ten years:
Ask a newly divorced couple.

To realize the value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize the value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize the value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of one minute:
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize the value of one-second:
Ask a person who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:
LOSE ONE.

Remember to hold on tight to the ones you love!

Wishing you much peace, happiness, and success,