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

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Pharisee and the Publican

I chose one of the parables from Luke this Sunday to share with you.

Luke 18:9-14

And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer.

The Pharisee stood and was praying thus to himself, "God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer.

I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get."

But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying , "God, be merciful to me, the sinner!"

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted."

Have a blessed Sunday and remember to smile - God loves you!


This morning on my walk I saw the first Robin of spring.
Now I know spring is on the way. :-)


  1. I can tell spring is coming, too! The buds on the maple are ready to burst. We worked outside yesterday and will do some more today.
    I need to go to Weis one day this week. Interested in coming with me?
    Blessed Sunday for you and Ken.

  2. oh a Robin Redbreast..such a beautiful sign. Have a great sunday yourself!!!!

  3. Your robins are very different to our robins in the UK, isn't it amazing how there are so many birds in the world and so different.

  4. A beautiful photo of the bird. I wish you a wonderful new week :)


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