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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

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, January 24, 2021

A hymn for Sunday and a few backyard visitors

 A happy Sunday to you.

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Joseph M. Scriven, 1855

What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear.
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needles pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in Prayer.

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do they friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In His arms He'll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou has promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer,
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.

🎵    🎵    🎵

So funny to look out back this afternoon and see the neighborhood
cows walking around.

One liked it under the bridge.

Two others were roaming around too.  We called Farmer Eugene
and he came over and we helped get the cows back home.
He said they would eventually find their way back home.

A Blessed Sunday to all.
Thanks for visiting.
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone ❤️


Debi said...

Around here most people see deer or rabbits in their backyard! Those cows looked pretty happy to be roaming around! Hope you have a good week.

William Kendall said...

They like taking a walk about.

ellen b. said...

What a funny thing to see, indeed! Glad you could help get them back home. No better friend, Lord and Savior than Jesus!

Tom said...

...when I read you title I thought deer! And then I remembered about your neighbor's escape artist cattle!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I guess the cows can’t do too much damage in winter.

Hill Top Post said...

Cattle can be destructive without meaning to be. My concern would be for all your wonderful rock walls and other features.

Henny Penny said...

That is a beautiful hymn. One I've always liked. How neat to see cows out back. :)

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Beautiful hymn.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...


Beautiful hymn. It is neat that the cows came to visit you, they are cute.
Great photos. Take care, enjoy your day and happy new week ahead!

o2bhiking said...

Glad that your Sunday was good. Funny about the cattle.

Leslie said...

How cute is that!!!! I wasn't expecting cows. haha
Perfect hymn.

Hootin' Anni said...

Sweet cows! And, love that hymn. Reminds me of my Sunday school days as a youngster!

bill burke said...

Nice hymn. Your yard is the meeting place for the cowference. :)

Jeanette said...

How funny to see cows out of your window!

Inger said...

I usually get my neighbor's cows in the spring, when my grass is definitely greener and my trees shadier than what's on her land. It's always fun, I think.

Aritha said...

Love the hymn. I sing it in Dutch with you.

Lowcarb team member said...

A nice hymn.
I enjoyed the photographs of the cows.

All the best Jan