I had planned on posting yesterday, but given the tragic events in Paris,
it just seemed like a frivolous thing to do. I cannot bring myself to
talk about decorating or recipes when so many have lost their
lives to terrorists and those who remain in Paris don't have a sense
I have prayed quite a bit this weekend. Living with constant fear is a
terrible existence. I was reminded of the 91st Psalm and read it over
and over. It gives me comfort and for those who are worried or
afraid, or those who mourn, I hope they will be comforted too. I
don't usually quote Bible verses, but this time I feel it is appropriate.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God;
in him I will trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from
the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shall
thou trust; his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow
that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the
destruction that wasteth at noon day.
A thousand shall fall at they side, and ten thousand at thy
right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High,
There shall be no evil befall these, neither shall any plague come nigh
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot
against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon
thou shalt trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him.
I will set him on high because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in
trouble, I will deliver him and honour him.
With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
~ King James Version, Psalm 91
We live in troubled times. I fear that things will get worse. We
need to turn our hearts to the Lord. I know that some of you may
not have found strength from reading the Bible. All I can say to
you is that I have been through many tragedies in my life. I have
strayed and sought strength in other ways. However, it has only
been through dependence on God's Word that I have ever
found true and lasting peace. It is my hope that you may
come to know the same peace I have found.
God Bless us all and Vive la France.
Susan and Bentley