Note to self:

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Bless the Lord. We’re in the middle of a marathon slog, but God has not abandoned us.

Intermittent joys have sustained us beyond what we could have imagined.

The Lord has stayed our hand from slapping the foolish and, sometimes, from typing the thing we cannot take back.

Come on, soul. It is true that we are weighed down in grief, but we do not walk this shadowed valley alone.

Remember, God does not lie. God does not abandon. God is not distracted. Remember the all the benefits of the Divine Presence- faithfulness, justice, mercy, grace.

Put this note where we can see it, Self, because we need this reminder to bless the Lord.


The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at and She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc.

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