Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Fresh, New Blog...

Welcome! I'm so excited to have this new venue, and hope that you and I, dear reader, will become fast friends. Kindred spirits if you will.
Perhaps you're curious as to the name of this particular journal. It comes from one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors - Grace Livingston Hill. Mrs. Hill was a true innovator when it came to "romance" fiction in that her characters and plots were created to show true love. Not necessarily that between a man and a woman, but that of our living, loving Heavenly Father. In this day and age they are truly a breath of fresh air and serve as inspiration for me on so many levels. The particular book is entitled "A Daily Rate" and draws its name from II Kings...
25: But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.
26: And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.
27: And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
28: And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
29: And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
30: And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

The emphasis, of course, is my own. Don't you just love the thought that the very King of Kings does the same for us? That each and every need of ours is on His mind! Some scoff at such an idea, "the King of the Universe - GOD - cares about whether or not you have a headache?" He sure does. "But He's so BIG - surely He has better things to do." Exactly. He's that big. And yet he cares for me. "Daily, only, He says to thee, 'Take up thy cross and follow me.'" Daily only. That's pretty specific. It has to be for a world-class worrier like myself. Even I can't argue with that one!

Here's one thing I plan to do daily. Perhaps more...hopefully not less. I want to share with you. Some days we may laugh together; other days we may weep together. But the point is - whether its in 'real life' or here in the blogosphere - we are all in this together. The title "A Daily Rate" means so much more to me even than trusting in our Father (which is the most important thing of all) it means being content with my allowances...be it time, talent, money, child(ren), spouse, family, whatever! Thus, we'll cover it all here. Many days my thoughts are like potpourri scattered on the floor...disjointed, broken perhaps - but hopefully still capable of creating a pleasing aroma to The Great Big God we just happen to call Father.


Meredith said...

Hi, Kimberly!
Best wishes with your beautiful new blog!

vivianbeth said...

WOW!! I love the new look and digging the title! You have a writing style that catches the attention too ... I love how it all comes together. (I fixed the link and title in my side bar)

Sommer said...

Hi Kimberly~
I found you through Jewels' blog...I love it!
I was looking at your list of books that do not gather dust and couldn't believe I saw Celia Garth! I've never seen anyone else have that book...I also have not read it in ages.

Anywho, I hope to check back again often.


Anonymous said...

A few days late, but I hope you see my comment. I knew right away where the title of your blog came from. I love that book. It is so wonderful to think that daily we have all we need to live. Joy