Increase Your Happiness Today
22 hours ago
|One of my new toys.|
|After about 2 min, I'm done|
|Trying to get my treats out of the tiny bag.|
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|Please give me the treat now.|
|Browns lose again|
|Anything is possible with Brady on the field!|
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He counts the stars and names each one. -- Psalm 147:4This led me to read all of Psalm 147, then Psalm 148, then Psalm 149 and Psalm 150--all chapters about God's power, greatness and plain amazing awesomeness. It was a special time of private worship. I couldn't help but break into singing "To God Be The Glory." Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord!
|It's the top of a cat bookmark I broke off to play with.|
|I left the working part of the bookmark for mom--just took off the top.|
|I like putting the bitey on the cardboard but batting it is fun too but I need someone to hold it for me.|
. . . Every three years the ships returned [trading ships and Hiram's]. They brought back gold, silver, ivory, apes and baboons. -I Kings 10:22
|Gorilla at Cleveland Zoo (Are apes and gorillas the same thing?)|
No. 1 answer: God/Jesus, family, food
No. 2 answer: house/home
No. 3 answer: animals/pets, water, school/teachers
No. 4 answer: friends/clothes
Bible, life, air, plants, electricity, technology, iPods, cars, trucks, holidays, forgiveness, laughter, art, girls, love, paper, nature, colors, Steve Jobs, Guy who created skateboards, guns, good health, heaven, oxygen, photosynthesis, the President, government, light, snow, church, milk, warmth/heat, and toys.I thought they did a very good job on their lists!
|God is my Healer!|
Good people, rejoice and be happy in the Lord. All you whose hearts are right, sing!--Psalm 32:11This morning when I read this verse, the song that came to mind that I sang was "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow." Growing up, we used to sing this one at the beginning of every service, every Sunday at the Brooklyn Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
|November 14, 2013, Parma, Ohio|
|Boxes for Operation Christmas Child at church|
Lord, you are great and powerful. You have glory, victory and honor. Everything in heaven and on earth belongs to you. The kingdom belongs to you, Lord. You are the ruler over everything. Riches and honor come from you. You rule everything. You have the power and strength to make anyone great and strong. Now, our God, we thank you. And we praise your glorious name. These things did not really come from me and my people. Everything comes from you. We have given you back what you gave us. . . . Lord our God, we have gathered all this to build your Temple. We will build it for worship to you. But everything has come from you. Everything belongs to you. I know, my God, that you test people's hearts. You are happy when people do what is right. I was happy to give all these things. I gave with an honest heart. Your people gathered here are happy to give to you. I am happy to see their giving. Lord, you are the God of our ancestors. You are the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Please help your people to want to serve you always. And help them to want to obey you always. Give my son a strong desire to serve you. Help him always obey your commands, laws and rules. Help him build the Temple for which I have prepared. - I Chronicles 29:11-14, 16-19 (ICB) [ emphasis added]This reminder that all I have is from the Lord and it's all his was just what I needed to get my heart back on track and be the cheerful giver God loves. I am now looking forward to the community dinner, cheerfully bringing my groceries to share and volunteered to help at it as well.
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.--II Corinthians 9:6-9 (KJV)3) Other scripture came to mind as well. This is why it is so important to read God's Word every day and memorize it so that when we get off track with the Lord, His powerful word can speak to our hearts and bring us back.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. --Galatians 6:9-10 (KJV)4) Then, last week the Pastor's sermon was on James 2:17 which says:
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.I love when God speaks to my heart because it shows proves He is a personal God who loves me. I think it is so cool how He knows just what I need and gives it to me. How about you? Has God spoke to you this week about anything in particular? I encourage you to read the Bible every day. It will change your life if you have an open heart that is seeking to know God better and obey Him.
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If one of you is sick, he should call the church's elders. The elders should pour oil on him in the name of the Lord and pray for him. And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well. The Lord will heal him. And if he has sinned, God will forgive him.
Don't depend on your own wisdom. Respect the Lord and refuse to do wrong. Then your body will be healthy. And your bones will be strong. (ICB)I believe in God and in the power of prayer. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer July of 2009, I called for the elders of the church to pray for me then too as well as many others, including some of my blogging buddies. So, once again, I would appreciate all the prayer I can get if you believe in the power of God like I do.
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I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.--Psalm 18:1-2 (NIV)
|Aw mom, why'd you ruin my fun time?|