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, May 15, 2011

Do all things without murmuring

Philippians 2:14
Do all things without murmurings and disputings.

When my son David was a kid and he would complain about something he had to do I would say to him,  "Do all things without murmurimg."  I'm sure he got tired of hearing it. : )
I don't remember saying it to Debbi, but she usually did things without complaining.

The NIV translation reads:
Do all things without grumblings and faultfinding and complaining and questioning and doubting.

When we know what God wants us to do, many times we don't feel like it or find some excuse not to do it.  At those time we should remember this verse and just do it. Afterwards we will feel so good that we did and it's always nice to make God smile. : )
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 I've just gotten back from my walk around the lake.  It was warm (64 degrees), dreary and looked like rain, but it never did.  Just stayed cloudy.  Even though it was a Sunday there were about the same amount of people as a weekday.  The weather kept the weekend people away.  I saw a couple of mocking birds in the trees and some rabbits along the edge of the path.  A few weeks ago I mentioned that the lily pads were all coming up in the water brown and dead looking.  They are pretty much gone now and new green ones are starting to appear on the water.  I'm hoping to see them flowering one day soon. 
I walked 6.4 miles.
Sunset 5:54
Sunrise 8:14

Now it's time to go and get ready for church.  Maybe my doorbell will ring and it will be David and the kids standing there again or maybe Debbi and the kids.  Well, I can wish can't I?  : )

Have a blessed Sunday.
Enjoy your day and remember God loves you. : )
Happyone : )
A man can no more diminish God's glory
by refusing to worship Him,
than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling
the word, darkness on the walls of his cell.
~ C.S. Lewis

5 comments:

  1. Hope you have a great day mom!
    love you lots.
    ... and who knows when your doorbell will ring unexpectedly again?

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  2. Where did you come up with that picture David? LOL

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  3. its an old one, from one of my "apps" Old Time Photo Booth.
    I got a bunch of funny ones.

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  4. yes, you can wish...
    loved your post today

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  5. Yes, you CAN most certainly wish!!

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