The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

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Posted under LOL, The Unexpected, Those Are The Breaks! - Jul 10th, 08

I decided I should probably weigh in after a wonderful vacation with lots of food, and very little exercise. Where is that old scale, anyway? There it is…in the laundry room, under the mound of laundry from our trip. Well, here it comes…the moment of truth. What!…I weigh less than I have in many years? Oh, wait a minute, our 17-year-old scale is cracked, and it only goes up to 127 now. Yeah! I am forever 127 pounds! Every woman over the age of 35 ought to have a scale like this in her home! Boy, I think I even feel lighter!

Well, I like flattery, but I really love and need the truth…even if it hurts. So, I took out the broken piece and got back on the scale. Yep…it still works, and I still have extra weight that I’d love to get rid of. As I stepped off with a heavy heart (among other things), I read the verse on the scale: “…the LORD weighs the heart”. This is what I need to be concerned about most of all! This scale situation reminded me of a fitting verse in Proverbs 27:6 “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” No, I have never thought of the scale as my friend…more like the enemy. But if I answer correctly, and I want a correct measurement, the scale really can be like a friend and vice versa.

When are wounds from a friend considered good? This is a heavy thought. We talked about this question at lunch today, and the kids gave some great examples. One son said it was like Laura pushing the deaf boy away from the train that was coming. He was unconscious for awhile, but he was alive! If you have any examples of this, feel free to comment. I guess I need to lighten up! LOL

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