I know that God is always with me, but there’s something special about having a particular place to meet together. As I look around the familiar [living] room, I am reminded of both the joy and the heartache that have dwelled within these walls.
This is the welcoming place that our family called home after living in twenty-six other places while my husband, Larry, served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. It is where I came to help heal my broken heart after Larry died at age eighty-one.
This is the place where laughter and music have filled the rooms during holiday gatherings with family and friends. It is also where the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina swallowed up the entire first floor, destroying every memento and home
furnishing in its muddy grasp.
Today in the solitude of this refurbished room, I play the piano and sing.
—Lucimarian Roberts, My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith (Upper Room Books, 2012)
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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
—Colossians 3:16 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Dear God, this week we thank you for mothers and other people who have shown us the value of faith and singing songs of praise to you. Help us to pass on the lessons they have taught us and to demonstrate grace toward others. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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