by Karen L. Martin
May Jehovah, the great God of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, bless you with His LOVE-and with each of these attributes that will strengthen you and touch the lives of everyone you meet.
JOY… when emails or phone calls are late in coming, and when birthdays or anniversaries are forgotten.
PEACE… in the midst of complaining children and crashing computers.
PATIENCE… when people let you down.
KINDNESS… when your husband gets promoted, but your friends do not.
GOODNESS… when the commander’s spouse calls at the last minute for help with a unit event.
FAITHFULNESS… when you begin to doubt the strength God has given you to go on.
GENTLENESS… when the baby has been crying all night and needs your loving touch one more time.
SELF-CONTROL… when the kids are sick, dinner has burned, and you receive a call that your husband’s deployment has been extended.
May you walk with the inner strength that comes from the LOVE of Christ Jesus.