A Special Grace – 1 Year Later

One year ago, on November 11, 2017, my husband of 36 years went home to be with the Lord. He was a gentle man, the kindest man I have ever known. Bobby, you made it. I look forward to seeing you again. I will never forget you, my friend.

Bobby September 2017

A Special Grace

Oh, the complexities of grief
I lament, I cry deep tears of sorrow
Yet, I hope
and have faith for an eternal tomorrow
I am sad, my head is hung down
Yet, I laugh,
And share joy all around
Yes, I can grieve and still have faith
Yes, I do grieve,
For I have been given
A Special Grace
A special grace which dries my tears
When I cry aloud
A special grace which seals my heart
That lets me know we are not apart
A Special Grace
Given to me from above
A Special Grace
That lets me know
That I am loved.

© 2017 Cassandra L. Wood

“Hope Deferred Makes The Heart Sick. . .”

 Proverbs 13-12

 PROVERBS, CHAPTER 13

1
A wise son listens to his father’s instruction,
but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke.
2
By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things;
but the unfaithful crave violence.
3
He who guards his mouth guards his soul.
One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
4
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing,
but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
5
A righteous man hates lies,
but a wicked man brings shame and disgrace.
6
Righteousness guards the way of integrity,
but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7
There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing.
There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.
8
The ransom of a man’s life is his riches,
but the poor hear no threats.
9
The light of the righteous shines brightly,
but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10
Pride only breeds quarrels,
but with ones who take advice is wisdom.
11
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away,
but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.
12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.
13
Whoever despises instruction will pay for it,
but he who respects a command will be rewarded.
14
The teaching of the wise is a spring of life,
to turn from the snares of death.
15
Good understanding wins favor;
but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16
Every prudent man acts from knowledge,
but a fool exposes folly.
17
A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.
18
Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline,
but he who heeds correction shall be honored.
19
Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but fools detest turning from evil.
20
One who walks with wise men grows wise,
but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21
Misfortune pursues sinners,
but prosperity rewards the righteous.
22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.
23
An abundance of food is in poor people’s fields,
but injustice sweeps it away.
24
One who spares the rod hates his son,
but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25
The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul,
but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.
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Peace: A Meditation on John 14:27

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“Peace”.  Produced and narrated by Chaplain Cassandra. Copyright © 2016-2018 by Cassandra L. Wood. All rights reserved. Scripture: Luke 10:38-42. World English Bible (WEB). Public Domain.   Music: “Healing” (changes made). Composer: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.  Date of publication: September 2018.

The Touch of Faith

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“The Touch of Faith”.  Produced and narrated by Chaplain Cassandra. Copyright © 2016-2018 by Cassandra L. Wood. All rights reserved. Scripture: Luke 8:41-48. World English Bible (WEB). Public Domain.  Music: “Soaring” (changes made). Composer: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.  Date of publication: September 2018.

The $15,000 Anointing

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“The $15,000 Anointing”.  Produced and narrated by Chaplain Cassandra.  Copyright © 2016-2018 by Cassandra L. Wood. All rights reserved. Scripture: John 12:1-8, World English Bible (WEB). Public Domain.   Music: “Clean Soul” (changes made). Composer: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Date of publication: September 2018.

 

One Thing is Needed

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“One Thing is Needed”.  Produced and narrated by Chaplain Cassandra. Copyright © 2016-2018 by Cassandra L. Wood. All rights reserved.  Scripture: Luke 10:38-42, World English Bible (WEB). Public Domain.  Music: “Healing” (changes made). Composer: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Date of publication: September 2018

Great Peace

 Solitude 2

Read

 Psalm 119:165

Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble. (WEB)
Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble. (AMPC)
Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble. (NKJV)

Reflect

Meditate and think about the scriptural text you just read. What does the Living Word speak to you?  Read and repeat the text to yourself. Memorize it. Allow it to sink into you.

Respond

Respond with worship, adoration, and thankfulness to the Lord for speaking to you through His Word. Ask Him to reveal how you can apply it to your life.

Rest

Wait on the Lord. Rest in Him. Abide in Him. Contemplate what He has spoken through His holy Word.
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