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, December 29, 2013

God is Good

It's a rainy day and all the snow is all gone again.  It's supposed to get colder later on and turn to snow.
I'm having a walk inside down in the basement today.

This morning at church Pastor Leatherman preached from Psalm 145, with emphasis on verses 8 and 9.

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
slow to anger, and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all 
and his tender mercies are over all His works.

This Psalm is overlooked a lot of times but now it is one of my favorites.
 Verses 1 - 6 speaks of Gods greatness.

I will extol You, my God, O King; 
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.  

Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever. 

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.  

 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
And on Your wondrous works.  

Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,
And I will declare Your greatness.

Verses 7 - 10 speaks of God's goodness.

They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness,
And shall sing of Your righteousness. 
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.  

The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.

 All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
And Your saints shall bless You.

Verses 11 - 13 speaks of God's glory.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, 
And talk of Your power, 

 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.  

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

Verses 14 - 21 speaks of God's generosity.
The Lord upholds all who fall,
And raises up all who are bowed down. 

The eyes of all look expectantly to You,
And You give them their food in due season. 
 You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious in all His works. 
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth. 

He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He also will hear their cry and save them. 

The Lord preserves all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy. 

 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever.

A blessed Sunday to you my friends. 
happyone : )


  1. Thanks. I am going to read and ponder this wonderful scripture today! It is a great Psalm!

  2. Thank you Karen, Beautiful scripture.

  3. Me too! I'm going to read it. Thanks for telling about it. No snow? That temp must be up and down like the tide.

  4. Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo


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