Friday, August 14, 2009


I shouldn't be posting today... but I am.

I shouldn't be procrastinating on the writing of my book... but I am.

I shouldn't be wishing I were home in Kansas... but I am.

I shouldn't start so many books at once... but I do.

I shouldn't be sitting at this messy desk and not cleaning it... but I am.

I shouldn't wait to pray or read the Word... but I do.

I shouldn't be so selfish in dealing with my siblings... but I am.

I shouldn't doubt that my God is big enough... but I do.

I shouldn't want the affirmation of the world... but I do.

I shouldn't push my Savior away saying "I can do this myself"... but I do.


I shouldn't have eternal life... but I do.

I shouldn't have peace... but I do.

I shouldn't have grace... but grace is mine.

I shouldn't be free... but I am.


I deserve to pay for my sins... but He did.

I deserve punishment... but He took it.

I deserve scornful glances... but He looks at me through loving eyes.

I deserve to be alienated... but He calls me His precious child.

I deserve to be left in the dust of my sin... but He has called me to Himself.

I deserve nothing... but He has given me everything.

"The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.

He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;

he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us."

Psalm 103:8-12


  1. Emily,

    What a lovely post and reminder!! Just in case you are like this, my mom always does her best work at the last minute. It is who she is. It drives her crazy and makes me giggle!

    Good luck writting this weekend... PS Kansas is pretty hot right now and they sky is blue! I love it here.. I think Kansas always calls me back home!

  2. May I affirm you with the words of the Father: "Do not be deceived: god is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Ga. 6:7-9

  3. Just beautiful and SO TRUE Emily. I was blessed by reading this today.
    Love you.
    PS I'm excited for you to come back to Kansas too. And I know Jared and Abigail are as well.

  4. Very true, and well said... It is a really great reminder. Thank you.

  5. How true, how true, how true. Lovely post.

  6. Beautiful post. A good reminder for us all of His goodness and grace.

    I wanted to let you know i have a giveaway going on at my blog this week! I hope you'll come and check it out!


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