Sunday, April 27, 2014

# 55 Spring

Just when you thought spring was here a couple of weeks ago...many parts of this country got snow! I have been trying to breath life into my yard that has taken a beating over the past few years. I once had a neighbor who commented on my lack of grass... I told him at the time " I am raising boys, not grass"!
Well the boys are now men and its time for me to tend to the yard!

Psalm 19

God’s Glory in Creation and the Law

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
    and the firmament[a] proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
    and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
    their voice is not heard;
yet their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.

Monday, April 21, 2014

# 54 Re-Birth

This is Easter time, A time to celebrate the  resurrection of our Lord! It should also be a time of re-birth for us. Take time to think of the things you should let go of and then cultivate the good stuff. 
So do a little spring cleaning.....

John 11
 25 Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,26 and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ 27 She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.’

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

# 53 Smile

Would your family say you are a happy person?
A smile is free!
It is hard for anyone not to smile back when you smile at them.
As they used to tell me keep smiling, everybody will wonder what you are up to!

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Proverbs 3

13 Happy are those who find wisdom,
    and those who get understanding,
14 for her income is better than silver,
    and her revenue better than gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

# 52 Do It

My eldest granddaughter is starting to walk! Great fun!!
It does make me think that however hard, we must continue to take  steps  forward. 
All to often we tell ourselves we "can't", and we just "don't!
So get up stagger if you must but get moving...forward!!

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

Mathew 7
‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

#51 Regrets

A friend sent to me this week information on a book by Bronnie Ware, The top 5 regrets of the dying.
 I think we could all learn to be better people, by stopping our wishing and start doing!

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn't work so hard.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

Psalm 51

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

    and put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,

    and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,

    and sustain in me a willing spirit.