Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.


                 autumn trip 09

                                                 Autumn is here.    

Every fall as the leaves begin to turn and the air temperature drops I am reminded of this scripture.

Hebrew 4:13 (NIV) Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

When the trees lose their leaves – the trunk and the branches are exposed. 

It is possible to cover up or gloss over areas in our lives that need attention.  We can become very good at making excuses.    Some are very good at acting – pretending to be something that they aren’t or pretending that all is grand. 

Before God there is no pretense.  Before God there is no such thing as great acting.  Before God there is no cover up.  

V12 of that same chapter reminds us

12For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Thoughts and attitudes — that is way deeper than just the actions.  Oh our actions matter, but we can be outwardly doing the right thing and have a huge inward problem.  

Autumn — I love the colors, beauty, and creativity that is all around me.  It is also a reminder to me that my life is laid open before God. 

Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

fall drive 019

On a side note, we had a God moment while we were out looking at leaves.  We stopped at an apple orchard and to our surprise ran into friends.     You might recognize Julie (on the left) from the moving day.



til next time


October 24, 2009 - Posted by | Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. God knows, and understands; and still loves us very much.

    Comment by Pastor Curt | October 26, 2009 | Reply

  2. That is what is still so amazing. God’s unfailing, unchanging love. His grace is sufficient and will see us through the storms of life

    Comment by Gloria | November 6, 2009 | Reply

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