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What will you do today with your hands?

Up early writing with Pooh Hodges.

Dear God, “Thank you for my hands.”  I don’t want to take my hands for granted. I like my hands. Some people don’t have hands. Some people don’t have fingers on each hand.

My hands are typing on my computer. My family is still asleep. It is black outside my window. My cat Pooh is sitting beside me. He is waiting for his turn to write. He dictates and I type his stories. He writes at the cat who writes.com

Today I want to be more aware of what my hands do. I want my hands to hold the fruit of the spirit today.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

What will you do today with your hands?

Your hands are on the end of your arms. You have two of them. Each hand has five fingers. Your hands will hold a toothbrush and brush your teeth. Your hands will open doors. With your thumb you will pick up a spoon and feed yourself.

What will you today with your hands?

What buttons will you push on the television remote? What shows will you watch today?

 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes.
Psalm 101:3a NIV

What food will you pick up with your fingers and thumb and put in your mouth?

When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. Proverbs 23: 1-3  NIV

Will your hands be gentle today?

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 NIV

In a few hours my family will wake up and I will make breakfast. I will crack open eggs and cook them. I will gently brush my daughter’s hair, and drive to school. I will write a letter and tell my mother I love her. I will hold the door open for a mother holding her child’s hand. I will paint a picture and write a story.

What will you today with your hands? 

Please let me know in the comments.



About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • Sue

    Thank you for the reminder to take NOTHING for granted!

    My hands will do much typing today . . . for pleasure, for work, as a volunteer for church and the local Little League. They will give care to me personally, prepare food, drive me to work . . . .

    Should I ever be blessed with mountains of free time, I would use them to embroider or do needlepoint (I do not see these things in the foreseeable future!).

    May God continue to bless your hands, so you can continue to bless us with your writing!

    • pamelahodges

      Hello Sue. Your hands are kind hands, helping others. And one day they will create beauty when you sit down to embroider or needlepoint. Your hands are a blessing to me, as you typed words to encourage me. Thank you.