Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Contagious Joy & other things...

Hello friends,
Recently I have been thinking about joy and happiness and how contagious it is!  I love when I am at work and people come in and they are so happy about the day and you can tell that there is a free joy in their spirit and it always -without fail- will brighten my day and encourage me to treat other people that way..... you may even be walking through Walmart and perhaps the lady at the checkout (or another person you happen to pass) is needing a smile at that moment, please let it show. God gives us joy so that we can pass it on to others.  We all go through times when we are feeling very heavy hearted about something and it seems as though everything is going backward and then someone shares joy through a smile or a few encouraging words, it brightens our day....   Joy is a gift that God gives us to give to others, and sometimes He gives it to us through others. It is a challenge to me to let it show to those around me what God has done for me... we do indeed have a reason to smile and be happy! :)

And now about the other things.....
  • Dorcas is coming home in just 3 1/2 days!!  She has been gone for 6 weeks at Bible School and we are all anticipating her arrival home:)
  • Rhoda has brought the first bunch of lilacs in.... they are sitting on the dinner table. 
  • When Dorcas comes home then I will be able to post more pictures, (because she has her camera with her and we have none other that works correctly)
  • I am looking forward to the summer...for various reasons :)
  • I am blessed when I see the way God is working things out for my brother Micah in regards to his flying... ;)  

The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalms 126:3

Monday, March 19, 2012

Shout out for DARK CHOCOLATE!!

It has been said that eating dark chocolate may be 25 times more effective than taking statins to prevent heart disease!  How wonderful is that!?  (OK. so I saw this on the Yahoo homepage, I didn't actually research it myself) Please know that I do not eat dark chocolate for this reason. Nor am I taking statins to prevent heart disease!  But hey, isn't it great to know that we can eat chocolate and benefit our health at the same time? :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

2 new favorites

I totally love this song... As I was listening to it I was thinking about life and how God's strength has always been sufficient for me above what I could wish for...I heard it last night and was blessed, I hope you are as well.

 My new favorite inspiring quote is this:

'Disturb us O Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves;when our dreams come true because we dreamed too little;when we have arrived in safety because we sailed to close to the shore. Disturb us, O Lord, when with the abundance of the things we posses, we have lost our thirst for the water of life; when having fallen in love with time, we have ceased to dream of eternity; and in our efforts to build the new earth, have allowed our vision of the new heaven to grow dim. Stir us, O Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas where storms shall show Thy mystery and, where losing sight of the land, we shall find the stars. In the name of Him who pushed back the horizons of our hopes and invited the brave to follow, even the name of Christ Jesus our Lord.'  -Sir Francis Prake

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A thousand words....

 I LOVE the tenderness and sincerity of a child with a kitten....don't you?