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Daily Positive Thread for Thursday, July 16

Greetings to all!  Here's wishing you all a great night filled with God's blessings!  It was a busy day again here, but filled with lots of blessings.  Got my hair cut short - and like it, had a nice visit with Georgia, who cut my hair, she's a good friend too.  After the cut, we sat in the patio for awhile visiting.  My right eye has a little cyst in the corner, and it waters, and when it itches I rub it, so when she came, it was all red and ugly. She had me put a warm cloth over it and a very little vasaline on the skin, and says I should keep doing that, maybe the cyst will disappear.  She's also a home health care person.  So I will contine to do that.  Another blessing - Lori and Jeremy were over for a visit tonight, they just left. Jeremy is hired to paint Greg's parent's house, and fix things up. Linus will help when he can.  Everything needs to be done in a month's time.  Prayers are needed for William and his mother.  Please continue.

 

God gives abundantly to those who pass His gifts on to others.  Lord, let
Your blessings flow in to me and then out from me.  I will neither be selfish
nor let my gifts stagnate.


S C R I P T U R E   F O R   T H E   D A Y 

"It is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorance
of the foolish.  As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use
your freedom as a pretext for evil.  Honor everyone."  ~1 Peter 2:15-17

M E D I T A T I O N   F O R   T H E   D A Y 

Each new days brings an opportunity to do some little thing that will
help to make a better world, that will bring God's kingdom a little
nearer to being realized on earth.  We can take each day's happenings as
opportunities for something we can do for God.  In that spirit, a
blessing will attend all that we do.  When we offer this day's service
to God, we are sharing in God's work.  We do not have to do great
things.

P R A Y E R   F O R   T H E   D A Y 

I pray that today I may do the next thing, the unselfish thing, the
loving thing.  I pray that I may be content with doing small things as
long as they are right.
 
Prayer to St. Anthony for Those Suffering with Cancer

Dear St. Anthony, you recognized Our Lord Jesus as the Divine Healer. In your goodness and kindness, please intercede for (mention name) who is suffering from cancer.

If it is God's will, I ask that this day, the gift of healing be granted to (name). Comfort him/her during times of unbearable pain, and ask our Lord to grant him/her peace and patience in suffering.

May God give (name) the fullness of life here on earth, or call him/her home to eternal glory forever. Amen.

Do it Today

In a class I teach for adults, I gave the assignment to "go
to someone you love, and tell them that you love them." At the
beginning of the next class, one of the students began by saying, "I
was angry with you last week when you gave us this assignment. I
didn't feel I had anyone to say those words to. But as I began driving
home my conscience started talking. Then I knew exactly who I
needed to say `I love you' to.

Five years ago, my father and I had a vicious disagreement and never
really resolved it. We avoided seeing each other unless we absolutely
had to at family gatherings. We hardly spoke. So by the time I got
home, I had convinced myself I was going to tell my father I loved him.
"Just making that decision seemed to lift a heavy load off my chest.

"At 5:30, I was at my parents' house ringing the doorbell, praying that
Dad would answer the door. I was afraid if Mom answered, I would
chicken out and tell her instead. But as luck would have it, Dad did
answer the door. "I didn't waste any time - I took one step in the door
and said, `Dad, I just came over to tell you that I love you.' "It was as
if a transformation came over my dad. Before my eyes his face
softened, the wrinkles seemed to disappear and he began to cry. He
reached out and hugged me and said, `I love you too, son, but I've
never been able to say it.' "But that's not even my point. Two days
after that visit, my dad had a heart attack and is in the hospital. I don't
even know if he'll make it. "So my message to all of you is this: Don't
wait to do the things you know need to be done. What if I had waited
to tell my dad? Take the time to do what you need to do and do it
now!"

By Dennis E. Mannering

GOOD ADVICE TO LIVE BY
Author Unknown


If you want your dreams to come true, don't oversleep. 

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention. 

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. 

The best vitamin for making friends....B1. 

The 10 commandments are not multiple choice. 

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. 

Minds are like parachutes...they function only when open. 

Ideas won't work unless YOU do. 

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time. 

One who lacks the courage to start has already finished. 

The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge. 

Don't learn safety rules by accident. 

We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. 

Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise. 

A turtle makes progress when it sticks it's head out.

One thing you can give and still keep...is your word. 

A friend walks in when everyone else walks out. 

AND FINALLY... 

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime!!!

July 15 - Jesus Calling

Do not worry about tomorrow!This is not a suggestion, but a command. I divided time into days and nights, so that you would have manageable portions of life to handle. My grace is sufficient for you, but its sufficiency is for only one day at a time. When you worry about the future, you heap day upon day of troubles onto your flimsy frame. You stagger under this heavy load, which I never intended you to carry.

Throw off this oppressive burden with one quick thrust of trust. Anxious thoughts meander about and crisscross in your brain, but trusting Me brings you directly into My Presence. As you thus affirm your faith, shackles of worry fall off instantly. Enjoy My Presence continually by trusting Me at all times.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
-Matthew 6:34

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
-2 Corinthians 12:9

Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
-Psalm 62:8 nkjv

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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Thursday, July 16

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""Out beyond the ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there." -Rumi
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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Thursday, July 16

Prayers for all who post here, and especially for William and his family. Wishing everyone a good day. pinky

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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Thursday, July 16

Praying for William and his Mother.

 

Blessings to all.

Harlene(lovestopaint)