Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saying good bye

Walked 5 miles before church this morning.  I went over to the lake but there was an event going on and lots of people about so I just walked a quarter of the way around and then went up to the road.
It was a bit on the muggy side but not too bad yet and it was nice having a morning walk again.  I found 2 pennies.

These words were on the front of the church bulletin today.
The longer I serve Him
the sweeter He grows.
The more that I love Him,
more love He bestows:
Each day is like heaven,
my heart overflows,
The longer I serve Him
the sweeter He grows.
Mary Jo told me that the words are from a song.  

I got a little going away present from two ladies in my Sunday School class who are sisters, Anna and Katie.  It's a decorated rock for me to place somewhere along one of the trails at Happy Trails.  Such a kind and thoughtful thing to do.  They had no idea that I liked ladybugs!! 
I said my good-byes to my church friends today and it was really sad.  I took one last look around and as I walked out the door with Mary Jo I shed a few tears.  I will miss this church more than I can say!!  I know God must have another church lined up for me near my new home but right now I can't imagine another church like this one.

I'm off to make some chocolate chip cookies.  
Have a blessed Sunday my friends.
happyone
I saw this on a bumper sticker yesterday.
Try Church.
Walmart isn't the only saving place.

9 comments:

  1. I am so glad you are not moving away from your blogging friends!

    I wish you much happiness in your new home!

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  2. Oh goodbyes are never easy... What a sweet little gift...perhaps it won't make it to the trail. It looks like a paper holder to me or one end of a picnic tablecloth holder so you'll be needing three more. Gotta wonder where God is leading in your new town. Sometimes the best place to start with a new church home is at the library. ;D

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  3. I love that bumper sticker. I know how attached you are to your church and your friends there. I am sure that you will be able to find another church that will also bring you close to God! God always gives us new ways to grow closer to Him. Have a good week as you get ready to go!

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  4. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end :)

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  5. How sweet of your friends...

    Every time you walk by this pretty little rock, you will be happily reminded, of them.

    Gentle hugs,
    "Auntie"

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  6. It is hard saying good bye to friends. I'm sure everyone will miss you as you will them. I am going to miss your walks around the lake. You have such a lovely area to walk in. I get bored on my trek (when I go!). I've been rather lazy lately. I know you will find more interesting places to share with us on your morning treks at your new home.

    Wanda

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  7. With every door that closes, another one opens, but that does not mean it is easy to close that door. What a nice going away gift for you. Art

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  8. Ah ha! Didn't know about this as an active site. When I initially check it (whenever that was?) I thought you only had the photo site. Have a safe journey. I'm looking forward to more photos in your new home/area, too. :D

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  9. Hi Karen, I just wanted to let you know that I am taking my blog private due to some cyber security issues, but I would love to have you keep following and commenting, so please email me at cdjdhj1979 at gmail dot com and I will add you to my "approved reader list." You will then be able to access my blog when you are signed in to blogger. Thanks for your understanding. I am not leaving "blog land" and will keep reading and commenting on your blog. Thanks so much.

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