~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I am the vine; and you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other."
The words of Jesus from John chapter 15. I read most of this chapter for my devotionals today, and some of the verses just really stuck out to me. We are the friends of God! -And we must remain in Him in order to bear fruit... Stop trying to do it on your own! Let God work through you. In our weakness, His strength is shown! Great stuff! :)
So, besides editing away at Silver Rose, I've been packing up my stuff for an imminent move, and reading some books.
Abandoned Memories by Marylu Tyndall... I'm about halfway through. Anyone ever read her Escape to Paradise series? It's interesting to be sure. A mix of post-Civil War days historical and an almost fantasy-like spiritual. I'm not exactly sure what I think of the whole idea yet, but it makes you think anyway. And Marylu Tyndall crafts fascinating tales! :)
Also, I just got Keeping Secrets by Donna Hechler Porter in the mail! It's a lovely-looking book, and I'm excited to get reading it.
So that's all I have for now. Hopefully my next post will be D for my Silver Rose ABC! :)
Hope everyone's reading and writing times are going wonderfully, :) :)