Faith

Regardless of What Happens, Let’s Keep Our Eyes on Faith! ~Today’s Bread

Sometimes the most absurd things happen in our lives, causing us to take a step back and say, “What was that?!”  They take us for a twirl, for sure.  And, the ride isn’t always enjoyable, either.  But, we’re on the ride (so to speak), and, we can’t get off…what do we do?  Get angry and bicker the entire time (and, achem), expect different results? We have to “stay on” or we’ll get really hurt!  ;P  But, seriously, we only can do what is in our control…so, instead! let’s hold on tight for dear life, taking in the fresh air and laughing the whole way.  We know “the twirl” will come to an end, and, we’ll be back to breathing more naturally, feeling more at ease.  🙂

It just makes more sense to keep trusting in Papa.  As hard as it gets sometimes because some situations end in hurt, the worry can go away because everything is the way it’s supposed to be.  Papa has another plan for us.  Even though, in the present, our lives may be muddled, unclear, maybe even a little unglued.

But, I’m a firm believer in time, and, that it heals wounds…situations in our lives, as crazy as they may get, start to make more sense.  We get more clarity, and, eventually, we’re able to sit back and say, “Ohhh, Papa.  This is why that happened, or, why those things happened.  Thank you!”  (as ironic as that sounds)

There are always lessons to be learned from these “events” in our lives:  maybe we should think things through a little bit more before we act, because of the repercussions that can follow from our poor choices.  Or, maybe, what happened will “wake up” those involved and they’ll all start reflecting upon their choices and strengthen the relationships that really ought to be cherished, NOT to darken their spirits!

So, what are we going to do when life throws us lemons?  Will we

get revenge?  Or, will we be gracious because our hearts have confidence in the Lord?

Something to think about,

Lisa

P.S.

I apologize for not getting this out yesterday.  My husband and I had a night away, and, when we came home we got ready to head south…back to our home.  Stay tuned for some pictures coming from our North Carolina adventures!  Love you, lots!

 

Genesis 45:1 – 11     It was not you who sent me here, but God.

“Dear Father, give us the faith to trust You today and the ability to see Your hand of good along our road of life.”

Faith

Let’s Recognize Our Blessings and, Say Thank You. – Today’s Bread

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You ever say or do something, not meaning to hurt anyone, but, something that was coming from the heart needed to be spoken upon?  And, sometimes, what we think is the case turns out to be something completely different from what we conjured up in our minds…because we thought it would fill a void in our heart?  But, in reality, Papa had something else in mind, hence, a different lesson to learn…

For my situation, I think Papa wanted me and others to pay closer attention to our spouse, communicate and just, be nice to one another.

An equal partnership really ought to be founded upon friendship, true friendship.  I think about how it is I treat my bestie girl and boy friends, and, I wouldn’t dare say some of things I have said to my spouse or use such a negative tone (typically, anyway ;)).

But, we get lacks.  We get too comfortable.  There are all the pressures of “juggling four plus “balls”…parenting, work, sleep, exercise…

It gets tricky.  There’s no doubt about it.  Maybe.  Just maybe!  We can MAKE IT A PRIORITY and allot 15 minutes every day to lay horizontally or in a yoga position and try to meditate, relax, refuel…

Whaddya say?  There sure is a lot in which to be thankful.  Let’s be sure to nurture our relationships with those that are worth it.

They’re worth it,

Lisa

‘taking the time to thank God for the things you are able and free to do as His servant.”

Romans 6:15 – 23     The law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Humor

Friday’s Funnies! Hope they make you smile. :)

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Captain:

A navy captain is alerted by his First Mate that there is a pirate ship coming towards his position. He asks a sailor to get him his red shirt.

The captain was asked, “Why do you need a red shirt?”

The Captain replies, “So that when I bleed, you guys don’t notice and aren’s discouraged.” They fight off the pirates eventually.

The very next day, the Captain is alerted that 50 pirate ships are coming towards their boat. He yells, “Get me my brown pants!”

😀

Funny Short Stories

Elephant:

The class teacher asks students to name an animal that begins with an “E”. One boy says, “Elephant.”

Then the teacher asks for an animal that begins with a “T”. The same boy says, “Two elephants.”

The teacher sends the boy out of the class for bad behavior. After that she asks for an animal beginning with “M”.

The boy shouts from the other side of the wall: “Maybe an elephant!”

heehee

One more?

A funny story involving a cop and two ladies:

There was this car that was driving very slowly down the highway. A state trooper pulled it over.

“What did I do wrong, officer?” the driver asked.

“You were going 26 MPH on a major highway, there is a law against that. You must go at least 50 MPH.”

“But when I got onto the highway, the sign said 26!”

“That is because this is Interstate 26! The 26 isn’t the speed limit!”

The driver leaned back into her car seat and the cop saw another woman sitting beside her, she looked as pale as a ghost.

“What happened to her?’ the officer asked.

“I don’t know, but she has been that way ever since we got off the interstate 160.”

Yikes!

Have a great night!

~Lisa