God’s Toenail

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A few years ago, (when he was younger mind you) my great nephew saw a crescent moon in the sky and called it “God’s toenail.” When my sister-in-law, his Mimi told me this I thought it was the cutest thing! Now every time I see a crescent moon, I think of that description and I say, “that’s God’s toenail”, and if I happen to be with someone I explain.

As I write this, I’m at home and looking forward to a relaxing prop my wool wrapped feet up on the couch kind of day!

School is out due to extreme weather. And after having just wrote about how teachers love ‘snow days’, add ‘cold days’ to that list also. Extreme is right! Current temp 9 degrees, that’s pretty cold for the south!

So a little of ‘Paul Newman’ coffee, reading, and watching ‘The Waltons’ just might be in order for the day. (Hey, don’t be laughing – who doesn’t love that family!)

My great-nephew’s description of the crescent moon as God’s toenail was pretty imaginative. So I got to thinking, if that looks like God’s toenail, (now my nephew wasn’t at all indicating this) I know God doesn’t have his feet propped up!

Don’t think for a minute that our Papa God is relaxing in a ‘Lazy-boy’ recliner with his feet propped up, with only his toenails for us to see! Quite the opposite. Our God is omnipresent and standing firm watching over us. He never sleeps, nor does he slumber!

“Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber, or sleep. The Lord protects you; the Lord is a shelter right by your side. The sun will not strike you by day or the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all harm; He will protect your life. The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever.” Psalm 121:4-8 HCSB

As I relax today, I am reminded of and thanking my Papa God of His watch care and protection of me!

The Author

Hey there....so glad you dropped by! My name is Elizabeth Maxwell, but everyone knows me as "Beth." I am the wife to Kevin Maxwell of 35 years. We have 3 grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and our adopted daughter Maria. God laid on our hearts to experience the adoption journey in 2000. Our sweet Maria is special needs and from Bulgaria. God has truly been with us every step of the way on our journey with her. I live in the beautiful foothills state of Tennessee. I love my beautiful Tennessee home. From the foothills to the whippoorwills, God's beauty shines forth here. I love to laugh often. I enjoy old movies, reading books, and I love to sing southern gospel songs, especially the ones with a little bit of country. I love my sweet little job, working with Kindergartners...and yes "kids do say the darndest things!" I am encouraged by God's word and I love to dig into it. I am by no means a scholarly expert, but I do delight in His encouragement for me. I am a friend of God...after all, God's got my back! And not just my back - "He goes before me." (Deuteronomy 31:8) "He's right beside me." (Hebrews 13:5) and, "He surrounds me on every side." (Psalm 125:2) These verses remind me that I am not alone while traveling on this "Journey Called Life!" Won't you travel with me? While on this journey, I may share a recipe, a book, or even a movie or song that I love....but most of all I want to share God's word with you. My prayer is that you will be encouraged, and know that you are not alone on this journey called life!

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