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Cathy Miller |
December 06, 2009 at 01:23 PM
Oh I LOVE that quote! It's so true!!!
cindy~my romantic home |
December 06, 2009 at 05:10 PM
People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.
-- Richard Carlson
Hi Tracey....I didn't "Sweat The Small Stuff" one tiny bit this Wintery, December Day.......luv'd your 'soft as snow' quote from R. Carlson and I got a heart full of refreshment from re-reading your earlier post we were linked back to. It left me wondering how life now was for the unemployed father and his tiny family and praying for the little boy in his sickness with hopes of an answered prayer to his recovery.....then there was the needs of the Momma and her challenged young son--what is life like for them all these many days since your writings I wondered Tracey? All this to just say your Sunday quote opened up a whole other 'screen' to needs and gratitude and faithful hope much larger than my own Tracey........thank you.
December 06, 2009 at 06:45 PM
I sure agree with this! I always think we should try to enjoy where we are, even if we are lost! We night miss something if we don't, a one time blessing! I love reading your words to live by! Karen
December 07, 2009 at 09:11 AM
Let us be extremely careful these days what we say to those who are suffering or have lost everything! And I do know quite a few in these trying times. Through no fault of their own, many are simply victims of this horrendous economy. Loss of jobs and real estate markets that have completely crashed can very quickly lead to loss of savings and homes. Add medical problems to that mix, and you have a real catastrophe. Can we really step back and say whether these people have faith or not? No, we cannot. We absolutely should not judge them, and we should be very, very careful about this. Only God knows what is in the hearts of all of us.
I often think that if people can point to a reason for another's problems, it will not happen to them, but it is not a formula! God will do whatever He pleases for His own purpose and glory. It is often a mystery to us. Remember the friends of Job in the Old Testament? They had all the reasons for Job's suffering, including what they perceived as a lack of faith. Yet, in the end, God told them they were all wrong. God Himself had the reasons. Those "friends" had to ask forgiveness of Job.
So, we should remember that "everything works for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose." And He may one day test us too in ways we find severe and harsh. We should never take His grace for granted. None of us knows what the future holds!
December 07, 2009 at 09:24 AM
Beautifully said Isabella. I might more harshly add that none are brought to God by the sanctimonious. For those of you who have never had to worry about how you were going to feed your children, let me tell you that I have, and there is nothing scarier. Jesus is about compassion, not judgement, thus our salvation. Please donate to your local food shelters and clothing shelters, and not just during the holidays.
December 07, 2009 at 07:57 PM
It's all about being content!
December 07, 2009 at 09:51 PM
We are very proud of our geographic location up here, and we spell it with capitals... Pacific Northwest. Welcome, and I hope you love it here!
January 06, 2010 at 08:17 PM
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