“Some Days There Won’t Be a Song in Your Heart. Sing Anyway.”

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BAR MITZVAH BEE      Two bees ran into each other. One asked the other how things were going. “Really bad,” said the second bee. “The weather has been so cold and wet and there aren’t any flowers or pollen to make  honey.” “No problem,” said the first bee. “Just fly down five blocks and turn left, keep going until you see all the cars. There is a Bar Mitzvah going on and there are all kinds of flowers and fresh fruit.” “Thanks for the tip,” said the second bee; as he flew away.
        A few hours later the two bees ran into each other again and the first bee asked the second bee, “How did it go?” “Fine,” said the second bee. “It was everything you said it would be.”
        The first bee then asked, “Hey, what’s that thing on your head?”  To which the second bee replied, “It’s my yarmulke. I didn’t want them to think I was a WASP.”
 

 “God gave you a gift of 86, 400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say ‘Thank you’”? (William Ward )Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/

I was looking over my cumulative “1000 gift list” and discovered I’ve made plenty of goofs along the way numbering my gifts.  It started all the way back with two #60s plus other repeats.  I’m busy and it’s too much trouble for me to worry about getting the numbers straightened out so I’ve decided it doesn’t matter to me. I’m actually beyond the number it says I’m on so I’ll reach 1000 before it looks like it.  I plan on going way beyond 1000 (I love this habit of my gratefulness list!) and can see I am just getting started recognizing and thanking God for how He LAVISHES me in His blessings every day.  If you guys reading this haven’t started your own gratefulness list, what do you think about starting TODAY?  You are going to LOVE it!

841.Sue’s new sig line:  “Every experience God gives us, every person He puts into our lives, is the perfect preparation for a future only He can see.”  Corrie ten Boom

842.Salad picnic lunch in the sun with Esther D. after arm therapy –bringing back  last year’s  “Gerson Gals” memories.  Yum on salad dressing of freshly squeezed OJ with pinches of basil, oregano, tyme,  marjoram

843. “Jesus+Nothing=Everything” — Tullian Tchividjian

844. Women agonize… over cancer; we take as a personal threat the lump in every friend’s breast.  ~Martha Weinman Lear, Heartsounds

845.The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.  ~Nikolai Lenin

846. . Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.  ~Author Unknown

847Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene
Supports the mind supports the body too.
~John Armstrong

848.Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.  ~Winston Churchill

849.Some days there won’t be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.  ~Emory Austin

850.The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.  ~C.C. Scott

851. My response is to get down on my knees before the
Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all
heaven and earth. I ask Him to strength you by his
Spirit – not a brute strength but a glorious inner
strength – that Christ will live in you as you open the
door and invite Him in.  And I ask Him that both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all
Christians the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love.
Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length!
Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full
in the fullness of God.
EPHESIANS 3: 14-19  (THE MESSAGE)

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,[a] 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

Ephesians 3:14-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

852. Delightful anticipation over Joy, Hannah, and I camping together this weekend.

Gratefully His,

Paula

 

 

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3 Responses to “Some Days There Won’t Be a Song in Your Heart. Sing Anyway.”

  1. Denise Makielski says:

    Should be lovely weather for camping……….have fun….. I know you will – :>)

  2. Kathy Geiger says:

    Numbers do get mixed up, but so what. Thankfulness must become a habit so that it fills our lives and souls with happiness, joy and anticipation. What better life is there than that? Thank you Jesus for all your ministry and gifts to us. I love you Jesus and you also my dear sister in Christ. Have a great weekend of camping. Love Ya,
    Kathy. God Bless.

  3. Paula says:

    Thanks for all your encouragement, Denise and Kathy!

    Love yas,
    Paula

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