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Daily Positive Thread for Tuesday

Hello my friends! Today's blessings are 75 degree weather! Guess what? Got two ripe strawberries this afternoon!! I gave one to Linus - soon we'll have more, can hardly wait! Just love strawberries and raspberries. After this I need to go pick some lettuce from the garden and some asparagus. That's all there is for now! Radishes are coming! It's been a very quiet day here today - no phone calls except a telemarketer who doesn't know how to obey the rules of the No call - I get them anyway. It doesn't work but I won't answer. The quietness of the day is comforting and you can feel close to Our Lord by the silence, like Mother Teresa says. And doing little things out of Love like Father's homily is the way to go! Let's all try to do that, okay? What are your blessings? Let's give God the credit where credit is due!! God bless you all - with healings, with whatever your needs be.

Be a patient person but, most of all, be patient with yourself. Lord, may

I be blessed with a calm spirit and diligence as I do my work today.

Scripture for the day:

"Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus

Christ. Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always

excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord

your labor is not in vain." ~1 Corinthians 15:57-58

Meditation for the day:

Without God, no real victory is ever won. All the military victories

of great conquerors have passed into history. The world might be

better off without military conquerors. The real victories are won in

the spiritual realm. "He that conquers himself is greater than he who

conquers a city." The real victories are victories over sin and

temptation, leading to a victorious and abundant life. Therefore, we

can keep a brave and trusting heart. We can face all our difficulties

in the spirit of conquest. We can remember that where God is, there

is the true victory.

Prayer for the day:

I pray that the forces of evil in my life will flee before God's

presence. I pray that with God I will win the real victory over

myself.

THANK YOU LORD

Author Unknown

Lord, thank you for this sink of dirty dishes; we have plenty of food

to eat.

Thank you for this pile of dirty, stinky laundry; we have plenty of

nice clothes to wear.

And I would like to thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds; they were

so warm and comfortable last night. I know that many have no bed.

My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom, complete with all the

splattered mirrors, soggy, grimy towels and dirty lavatory; they are

so convenient.

Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs defrosting

so badly; It has served us faithfully for many years. It is full of

cold drinks and enough leftovers for two or three meals.

Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today.

It has baked so many things over the years.

The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that needs mowing,

the lawn that needs raking; we all enjoy the yard.

Thank you, Lord, even for that slamming screen door. My kids are

healthy and able to run and play.

Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says You have

richly blessed my family. I shall do them cheerfully and I shall do

them gratefully.

Being Content

The Lord got so tired of a certain man's prayers that He appeared to him one

day and said: "I have decided to give you any three things you ask for.

After that I won't give you anything else."

Happily the man made his first petition at once. He asked that his wife

should die so that he could marry a younger woman. His petition was granted.

But when his friends gathered for the funeral, they began to recall all the

good qualities of his wife, and the man realized that he had made a terrible

mistake. So he asked the Lord to bring her back to life. He did

That left the man with only one petition left. He was determined not to make

a mistake this time, because he would have not chance to correct it. He

consulted wisely. Some of his friends told him to ask for immortality. But

others said: "What good is immortality if you don't have good health? And

of what use is good health, if you have no money? And of what use is money,

if you have no friends?"

Years passed, and he could not make up his mind what he should ask for: life

or health or power or love. Finally, he said to the Lord: "Please advise me

what to ask for."

The Lord laughed and said: "Ask to be contented no matter what life brings

you."

20 Truths

1. Faith is the ability to not panic.

2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you pray, don't worry.

3. As a child of God, prayer is like calling home every day.

4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be

still, so He can untangle the knot.

6. Do the math. Count your blessings.

7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.

9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

10. Laugh every day; it's like inner jogging.

11. The most important things in your home are the People.

12. Growing old is inevitable; growing up is optional.

13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.

14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.

15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.

16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your

precious moments.

17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it, otherwise its just

hearsay.

18. It is all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be

sure to flush when you are done.

19. Surviving and living your life successfully require courage.The goals

and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk-taking. Learn from the

turtle; it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.

20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.Your

character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what

others think you are.

Food for Thought:

EYE OPENER

Author Unknown

I saw him in the church building for the first time on Wednesday. He

was in his mid-70's, with thinning silver hair and a neat brown suit.

Many times in the past I had invited him to come. Several other

Christian friends had talked to him about the Lord and had tried to

share the good news with him.

He was a well-respected, honest man with so many characteristics a

Christian should have, but he had never put on Christ, nor entered the

doors of the church.

"Have you ever been to a church service in your life?" I had asked him

a few years ago. We had just finished a pleasant day of visiting and

talking.

He hesitated. Then with a bitter smile he told me of his childhood

experience some fifty years ago. He was one of many children in a

large impoverished family. His parents had struggled to provide food,

with little left for housing and clothing. When he was about ten, some

neighbors invited him to worship with them.

The Sunday School class had been very exciting! He had never heard

such songs and stories before!

He had never heard anyone read from the Bible! After class was over,

the teacher took him aside and said, "Son, please don't come again

dressed as you are now. We want to look our best when we come into

God's house."

He stood in his ragged, unpatched overalls. Then looking at his dirty

bare feet, he answered softly, "No, ma'am, I won't ever."

"And I never did," he said, abruptly ending our conversation. There

must have been other factors to have hardened him so, but this

experience formed a significant part of the bitterness in his heart.

I'm sure that Sunday School teacher meant well. But did she really

understand the love of Christ? Had she studied and accepted the

teachings found in the second chapter of James?

What if she had put her arms around the dirty, ragged little boy and

said, "Son, I am so glad you are here, and I hope you will come every

chance you get to hear more about Jesus."

I reflected on the awesome responsibility a teacher or pastor or a

parent has to welcome little ones in His name. How far reaching her

influence was!

I prayed that I might be ever open to the tenderness of a child's

heart,and that I might never fail to see beyond the appearance and

behavior of a child to the eternal possibilities within.

Yes, I saw him in the church house for the first time on Wednesday. As

I looked at that immaculately dressed old gentleman lying in his

casket,I thought of the little boy of long ago. I could almost hear

him say,"No, ma'am, I won't ever."

And I wept.

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Just wanted to let you know that my DH lost his fight on Monday morning. Your prayers and encouragement have been a great comfort to me. Please continue as I think they are needed just as much as ever.

I will be back after the services.

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My sincere condolences to Shorelady on the passing of her DH. May God give her strength and peace and comfort. We love you Shorelady....

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Shorelady - You have my sincere sympathy, too! I'm so sorry - God must have wanted him home and He will give you comfort and strength, just trust in Him. I was so surprised he went so quickly! Please do come back - we love you and prayers continue for his soul and for you, my dear!

Bobbiesue - Good morning and your're right - we love her and care for her.

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"When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now." - Mother Teresa

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Bird Mama - I read your post on the last thread. How awful! Sure am praying for the soul of that man who jumped. That had to be so upsetting for you to see his body laying there.

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Shorelady, I sure am sorry. God bless your heart, you have been and will continue to be in my prayers.

Good morning to Gloria and Bobbisue.

I tried logging in yesterday at some point to read/post but got a message that QVC was busy, something like that. Never did come back so I thought I'd give it a whirl this morning.

Gloria, how nice to have your own berries. Our strawberry season is over, blueberries will be available very soon. I like strawberries but that is far as it goes, not a fan of rasp or blueberries, YUCK! lol My husband loves both.

Bobbisue, I hope you are feeling better.

I've got some errands to do this morning but I am in no hurry, can't seem to get the get up and go. lol

I thank the Lord for his blessings, they're all good. You ladies are included in those blessings. I have few friends, in fact, I'd probably call them acquaintances more than a friend. Being a very private person, I tend to stick to myself or family. Life's experiences have taught me not to depend on others and, because of that, I do not trust. It is nice to come here to request prayers or just have fellowship with you ladies. I don't have to personally know you to care about you.

So, I wish you all a wonderful day. God bless and keep you.





Be still, and know.
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Dear Shorelady, my deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. May the Good Lord give you the strength you need at this time.

God Bless you.

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Bobbiesue, I hope and pray your right eye is better.

Lucy I'm just like you I only have a couple of friends, two to be exact, and I don't see much of them either we usually just e mail or phone each other once in a while. I also appreciate this thread for the same reasons as you.

Gloria, I told you those Asparagus would keep on coming.

Counting my Blessings.

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Shorelady, I am thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy. Praying and hope that God's healing touch will bring you comfort and peace.

Friends we just never know when God will call us home...

Life's Clock - unknown

The clock of life is wound but once, And no man has the power to tell just where the hands will stop - at late or early hour.

To lose one's wealth is sad indeed, To lose one's health is more, To lose one's soul is such a loss as no man can restore.

The present only is our own: Live, Love, Toil with a will. Place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock may then be still.

I may not be posting, but I am reading, and most of all I am keeping all of you in my prayers. Until next time...

Take Care and God Bless!