Sunday, April 21, 2013
For Sunday, April 21st, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SUNDAY, APRIL 21st, 2013
62 DAYS TILL SUMMER
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
Don't let success go to our head or failure go to your heart.
The quote above gives some very sound advice. I've learned that every time I've ever felt really good about myself, the dear Lord has found some way to keep me humble. Like when I've got the kitchen sparkling and drop an egg on the floor or spill some milk on the clean tablecloth. We all make some mistakes and accidents happen so it's important too not to let failure get you down. No matter what, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
It's good to remember to be thankful for the help we receive to get things done and also for the faith and hope we have to start over again. We can only try to do our best and leave the rest to God. Once we've done what we can, it will happen or we'll find the next step to what we need to do. It’s better to look back on life and say, I can’t believe I did that, than to look back and say, I wish I did that.
Weeping Cherry Tree blooming at DS#4's house
NEWS FROM HOME
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Spring is inching on slowly here this year, but in just a few short days, I'll be where Spring has sprung and is staying that way. Wednesday this week I'll leave for my visit with DS#4 and his family. I've got to start thinking about what I want to wear and pack my suitcase.
It'll definitely be warmer there than here, so I'm thinking I should probably pack some sunscreen. We have had a few days of sunshine and warmth here but many have been wet and chilly. Today we are to be sunny with temps in the mid 50's but by Wednesday we're to be back in the 40's.
I'm taking 1 step forward today and 2 steps backwards it seems.
Hope you all have a relaxing and restful Sunday!
Please join me in praying for a successful surgery for our little Lucky Guy tomorrow. He'll be having his adenoids out. May the dear Lord bless him with a successful surgery and guide the doctors that care for him.
Does anyone recognize this pot holder, it was left here after our Easter celebration.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
I am grateful for the lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and floors that need waxing because it means I have a home.
I am taking the time to count at least 3 things I'm thankful for each day and then in 1 year's time I'll have counted 1000 gifts. I’ll be sharing them and giving thanks to God for these gifts each day. I am halfway there now. It's amazing to see just how blessed I am.
501. for my church, a place to gather with others to worship
502. for my big suitcase, it holds a lot
503. for a plentiful supply of clean aids to to the job over when it needs it.
My star Magnolia tree beginning to bloom
From the April Joy Dare - 3 GIFTS FOUND IN CHRIST
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
Mr Wonderful enjoying the slides!
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
A bit of love from someone dear…