Good day dear Sisters......and any one else! I have another marriage devotion (probably the last) coming along hopefully later today. As I am going thru my mailbox, I am finding amusing and ecouraging things to share with you today. The art above is by ChristArt. The little poem below is from AcraMax.A Woman's Poem He didn't like the casserole
And he didn't like my cake.
My biscuits were too hard...
Not like his mother used to make.
I didn't perk the coffee right
He didn't like the stew,
I didn't mend his socks
The way his mother used to do.
I pondered for an answer
I was looking for a clue.
Then I turned around and smacked him...
Like his Mother used to do.
LOL Please realize this is for humor only! I would not advise doing this.
And now for a word of encouragement from Godswork Ministry:
SHAKE IT OFF A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell intothe farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule braying - or whatever mulesdo when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with themule but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the troubleof saving. Instead, he called his neighbors together, told them whathappened, and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in thewell and put him out of his misery. Initially, the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and hisneighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back, a thought struckhim. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirtlanded on his back, he should shake it off and step up! This he did, blow after blow. "Shake it off and step up... shake it offand step up... shake it off and step up!" he repeated to encouragehimself. No matter how painful the blows or distressing the situationseemed, the old mule fought panic and just kept right on shaking it offand stepping up. You're right! It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and exhausted,stepped triumphantly over the wall of that well! What seemed like it wouldbury him actually blessed him - all because of the manner in which hehandled his adversity! Author Unknown
Hope ya'll enjoyed this. I'll leave you with a quick update on family life.
Bubba is on a field trip to a Welding Contest today. I hope some of them win something!
Bug complained of her stomach last night. Asked me to pray for her. Then she just repeated, "Please, Jesus." over and over. She said each time she said it, she felt a little better. In about 30 minutes I heard her switch to "Thank you, Jesus." over and over again. Seems her tummy was feeling all better by then. So proud that she knew enough to give Him thanks for His answer! We must all take note and learn a lesson here, after all we must come as children.
My dear Pete is feeling very lousey lately. He rattled off a whole list of complaints last night! And its' not like him to do that. We had almost gotten into an argument. Seems it was my fault he's been running late to work lately, even though I start trying to wake him about 40 minutes before he ever gets up! But, it actually led to a discussion. A discussion where I shared things with him about my prayers for him and his family that I had never shared.
Emmy still has not had her foal! Guess she really is Perpetually Pregnant!
The baby chicks and the little kittens are all living and thriving. Know anyone who wants a kitten?
My Kate Jesmines are blooming! Oh I just love their smell! Like to put them in the house and let the aroma fill it. I think some folks call them Gardenias. Or maybe the two are just closely related? I'll leave that up to someone else to figure out.
May everyone who comes this way have a joyful day! I know your sweet and thoughtful comments add joy to mine!!!!!