I have found myself using this word absolutely quite frequently as of late, much like an overused exclamation mark.

But I like it.  It has a ring of agreeable pleasure, of a hearty yes, of an “I couldn’t agree more”  Absolutely!

Perhaps I should have just written an ode to this positive word, but today you get a blog.  Brief, I promise you.

I find myself longing for the positive these days, for what rings true. And of course the root of the word is absolute, which is true indeed.  There is no vacillating, no hesitation, no question marks.  It is all in, completely true.

We are weary these days of uncertainty, unknowns, and often don’t know where the truth lies.

So I was thinking, what better antidote than to remember what is true, and absolute and certain.  I for one, I’m thankful that the sun shows up every day, even if behind a veil of clouds some days.  Light appears, there is this gift of a new day.  Summer comes, even with some hiccups, and we enjoy the fruits of the season.  I’ve been picking raspberries, one of life’s greatest pleasures, in my estimation.

One could make lists of things that are absolutely beautiful and certain, but for me what stands out the most is the beauty of faith.  Cloaked  in mystery sometimes, I’ve come to two undeniable conclusions that I’ve experienced first hand.

One is the amazing knowledge that God, the Creator of all, loves me, as I am.  The other is that I can count on the presence of the Holy to be with me, always.  Now I get this might be a stretch for some, but I speak with the lovely assurance of story after story where God showed up.  I’ve experienced the compassion of God.  This is absolutely beautiful.  And I believe this gift can be for everyone.

So shifting my focus to what is absolute, and true, and lovely, and certain.  These were the thoughts that came to me as I drew and pondered this lovely word.

I hope you have a blessed week, absolutely!




Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – Phil. 4:8 


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