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11-12-2015 09:20 PM
Hello my friends! Another birthday dinner with his brothers and sisters, all eleven of us. It is a blessing that we always are getting together to celebrate birthdays, they all get to see each other this way, and good that they all live not that far away from each other, it means alot to my husband, he's the oldest in the family. My cell seems to be dying, it's Lori's old one, so she said she has a battery for it, so we stopped there on the way home, right on the way, and it's charging now with the new battery and I sure hope it works better now. With my hands hurting, I can count the blessings all the time all my life I could work with my hands, painting ducks, baking breads, etc. etc. all blessings that I could easily take for granted, how I thank God for these gifts, I know my hands are not going to be like this forever, they are healing, and I keep thinking what a blessing it is to use our hands!
Deliver me, O Jesus,
From the desire of being loved,
From the desire of being extolled,
From the desire to being honored,
From the desire of being praised,
From the desire of being preferred,
From the desire of being consulted,
From the desire of being approved,
From the desire of being popular,
From the fear of being humiliated,
From the fear of being despised,
From the fear of suffering rebukes,
From the fear of being calumniated,
From the fear of being forgotten,
From the fear of being wronged,
From the fear of being ridiculed,
From the fear of being suspected.
From the Missionaries of Charity Prayer Book
Dedication of Time Prayer: A Soul of Mary
Ah, blessed union of love, wherein my soul and you are one, your thoughts my thoughts, your love my love, you in me and I in you. Now you have taken up your abode in my soul, and I in you; your heart is mine and I find my joy in you. You are ever on my lips; with your blessed hands I work; with your holy feet I tread the ways of holiness, and fulfill the errands of justice and mercy. To go to the Sanctuary of God with you, and in you, and through you, to live my every breath for you-----this shall be my life for ever more, my life, my love, my all! Amen.
+ J. H. MACDONALD, DD.
Archbishop of Edmonton,
November 18, 1953
36 Stress Reducers
It's A Wonderful World
By: Helen Steiner Rice
In spite of the fact this being a wonderful world, we complain and lament and view this old world with much discontent, and grumbling because there's so much injustice and so many flaws. It's a wonderful world, and it's people like you who make it that way by the things that you do.
For a warm and ready smile, or a kind thoughtful deed, or a hand outstretched in an hour of need can change our whole outlook and make this world bright. Where just a minute before nothing seemed right.
It's a wonderful world and it always will be, if we keep our eyes open and focused to see the wonderful things we are capable of when we open our hearts to God and His love.
THE BIBLE & THE COAL BASKET
The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains
of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was
up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old worn-out
His grandson who wanted to be just like him tried to imitate him in
any way he could. One day the grandson asked, "Papa, I try to read the
Bible just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do
understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does
reading the Bible do?" The
Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and said,
"Take this coal basket down to the river and bring back a basket of
water." The boy did as he was told, even though all the water leaked
out before he could get back to the house.
The grandfather laughed and said, "You will have to move a little
faster next time," and sent him back to the river with the basket to
This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he
returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was
"impossible to carry water in a basket," and he went to get a bucket
instead. The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a
basket of water. You can do this. You're just not trying hard enough,"
and he went out the door to watch the boy try again. At this point,
the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather
that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out
before he got far at all. The boy
scooped the water and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather
the basket was again empty.
Out of breath, he said, "See Papa, it's useless!"
"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket."
The boy looked at the basket and for the first time he realized that
the basket looked different. Instead of a dirty old coal basket, it
was clean. "Son, that's what happens when you read the Bible. You
might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, it
will change you from the inside out.
That is the work of God in our lives.
To change us from the inside out and to slowly transform us into the
image of His son.
Take time to read a portion of God's word each day.
These are My Three Wishes For You
May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand.
May the pain you have known
and the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk through life
facing each new situation with courage and optimism.
Always know that there are those
whose love and understanding will always be there,
even when you feel most alone.
May a kind word,
a reassuring touch,
and a warm smile
be yours every day of your life,
and may you give these gifts
as well as receive them.
May the teachings of those you admire
become part of you,
so that you may call upon them.
Remember, those whose lives you have touched
and who have touched yours
are always a part of you,
even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter
that is more important than its form.
May you not become too concerned with material matters,
but instead place immeasurable value
on the goodness in your heart.
Find time in each day to see beauty and love
in the world around you.
Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard
you may be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.
Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.
May you find enough inner strength
to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent
on another's judgment of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved.
- Sandra Sturtz Hauss
November 12 - Jesus Calling
This is a time of abundance in your life. Your cup runneth over with blessings. After plodding uphill for many weeks, you are now traipsing through lush meadows drenched in warm sunshine. I want you to enjoy to the full this time of ease and refreshment. I delight in providing it for you.
Sometimes My children hesitate to receive My good gifts with open hands. Feelings of false guilt creep in, telling them they don’t deserve to be so richly blessed. This is nonsense-thinking, because no one deserves anything from Me. My kingdom is not about earning and deserving; it’s about believing and receiving.
When a child of Mine balks at accepting My gifts, I am deeply grieved. When you receive My abundant blessings with a grateful heart, I rejoice. My pleasure in giving and your pleasure in receiving flow together in joyous harmony.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. —Psalm 23:5 kjv
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” —John 3:16
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” —Luke 11:9–10
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? —Romans 8:32
11-13-2015 08:14 AM
Isn't that the truth when we lose the use of a part of our body, even temporaraly, we learn to appreciate it more when we get it back.
When I was having my sciatica problems I was not able to exercise like I wanted to. I love to play Wii Tennis, but now that the sciatica is gone(thanks to the good Lord and my Chiropractor, DR. Jeff.) I can play Wii Tennis again, now I'm up to 50 minutes a day, I play two twenty minute sessions after breakfast and a ten minute after dinner.
Blessings to all.
11-13-2015 08:25 AM
Gloria...Hope those hands heal quickly. I recently got over cellulitis in my left hand and it's still a little painful. I really enjoyed your Stress Relievers, so many on the list apply to me.
We are getting some cold weather here in PA.
Good news...baby Dakota is up to 2lbs 2oz as of Monday. Praise God!
11-13-2015 05:51 PM
So true, Harlene! Glad your sciatica problems are in the past now! How painful that was. Lori has Wii and sometimes we play Wii Bowling and that's fun! Haven't for a while now.
11-13-2015 05:54 PM
Marmot24, Thanks, they will heal, but I don't think quickly, glad you got over cellutitis - that had to be quite painful! It's still nice weather here in MN for November. cooler, but not real cold yet. Upper 30's and 40's.
Great news about baby Dakato! The power of prayer!!
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