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Fran Lafferty

Fran Lafferty

I shall yet learn, and grow beyond the immaturity of adulthood. I shall again laugh, and learn the wisdom of a child.

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May 1

Good morning, Father.
It’s funny how my brain works, and how life is. I need to just sit and have some time of pure gratitude, I think. Perhaps it will make my edginess go away. But the edginess I feel seems to be directly related to how my Mate has been treating me the last few days, rather than to our outward circumstances, so it FEELS hopeless… yet I know that if there is any hope at all, it is with YOU, faithful Shepherd. YOU see all, know all, and can comfort all your peeps perfectly well. You can strengthen me and help me keep my eyes on what is important — the things I CAN change. You can even heal my heart of wounds inflicted and wounds salted and currently stinging. You can restore the peace between my Mate and I and you can help me get back to work now that I have internet again (miracle!!). Lord, help me to just appreciate what I have and not focus on what has been lost.

Proverbs 19:8-12 ERV

Be a friend to yourself; do all you can to be wise. Try hard to understand, and you will be rewarded. 
A witness who lies will be punished. That liar will be destroyed. 
A fool should not be rich, and a slave should not rule over princes. 
Experience makes you more patient, and you are most patient when you ignore insults. 
The shouts of an angry king are like a roaring lion, but his kind words are like a gentle rain falling softly on the grass. 

Lord, help me to just hold my tongue and be grateful for your blessings — including this wifi!! Help me to cling tightly to you so that harsh words and attitudes do not crush me. YOU are my strength, my honor, and my defense, Lord. I did not defend myself against outsiders at the park, and I do not need to defend myself against my Mate, either. I can trust you to heal him and me both, and restore the joy and lightness to our relationship, in your perfect timing. I trust you completely, faithful Shepherd. Lead on!


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