Monday, October 14, 2013


God, do my seasons sadden you?
As my branches grow weary and shed their leaves
do you wonder why I
don't more strongly to you cling?

When the snowdrifts of worry
pile up around me
Do you wish I would look
toward the Son and see...

Spring is coming soon
fresh and new?
You will help me grow,
stretch, blossom, and renew.

When my spirit falls
and winter settles in,
lift my eyes to your Son
until it is summer again!

Melissa B. King
October 13, 2013

Don't Bring Me Pumpkin or Dunkin' Doughnuts!

My family, friends, and students know me so well!  They showered me with love for my birthday in the form of KK doughnuts, sweet pickles, coffee, mint/chocolate candy, a CD of my favorite artist, a sweet book, a Duck Dynasty shirt, and more!  All things they knew I would love!  Dunkin' Doughnuts, pumpkin anything, or nasty dill pickles would not have been the same.  They know me!  They know what I like because of our time and history together.  It's a silly analogy, but it made me think of how I need to KNOW God to know how to show Him love.  Do I know Him well enough to bring Him the gifts He wants?  Have I spent enough time with Him in His word to know how to show Him love in the way that is pleasing to Him?  Do I give Him gifts with thought or give Him what I think He should want?

Dear Lord, please find my offerings of praise acceptable and pleasing!  Please know that what I offer is my way of giving you my heart and soul.  It is are all I want to worship!