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Archive for July, 2011

Peace and Contentment


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Today is a new day. Yesterday is gone, forever.

 Wondering what today will bring, and hoping and praying it will bring peace, contentment, and happiness to all whom I know. The last few weeks have been filled with tragedies for so many people I care about.

Automobile accidents have taken several lives in our area. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones, to those who are hurting and confused.

Sometimes it makes you wonder when, if ever, it will end. Unfortunately it won’t , not as long as we live on this earth, and we just have to deal with life the best we can.

Trying to find peace in an upside down, topsy turvy world can be unsettling, to say the least.

I find that peace in nature.

 The sounds of the birds singing make me realize that God is everywhere, watching over us, helping to ease our pain. Although He has taken his chosen and left the rest of us behind, doesn’t mean He isn’t concerned with the pain in our hearts.

When life gets you down, try to focus on the blessings God has given us, the beauty He surrounds us with, the day He has provided. Think about what you have, not what you want, or what has been taken from you. This is where you will find that peace and contentment.

Get up early and watch the sun rise over the horizon. In the evening, stop what you are doing and watch the sun go down in a glorious blaze of color! Reflect on the goodness of your day, not the sadness that has occurred.

Take a close look at a flower and absorb the beauty.  Dwell on the good things in life, and breathe in the wonders of the life you have been given! Give your loved ones a hug, and be thankful for the time you have with them. Life is short, live it to the fullest!

Have a great day, spread some kindness, and enjoy a bit of nature!


Fish, Anyone?

We were up bright and early this morning and on the lake, checking our fishing lines for all those big catfish we were supposed to catch. The bounty wasn’t as big as we hoped for, although the companionship of our dear friends made the morning worth every minute we spent. The water was about 85 degrees, and the breeze was just perfect.

My daughter posted the other day on facebook about the prayer my nine year old granddaughter prayed at the dinner table. It was so sweet. She ended with, “Oh, and God, please give the homeless money so they don’t have to eat fish from the river.”

Ok, granddaughter, how about from the lake? Can we eat that? I am eating the fish!  Thank God, we are not homeless! I thought that was just so precious!

There is a saying, “Take a man fishing, feed him for a day! Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime!” So I say, let’s teach people to fish! And better than that, be a fisher of men, and teach them for eternity!

Have a beautiful day, and share the love of Jesus, today!

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