"God wove a web of loveliness, of clouds and stars and birds, but made not anything at all so beautiful as words." Anna Hempstead Branch
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Have you ever seen the drawing of the little boy that reads "I am somebody, cause God doesn't make junk!"?
I have seen that particular statement taped on many a wall and had made a copy for myself long ago. Maybe you are not like me. Maybe you never suffer from self doubt. Maybe you do not have the need to hear positive things about yourself from time to time. But if you do, Dove sells dark chocolate candy wrapped in affirmations. I placed three of these sweet sayings, which I found by unwrapping chocolates on the three above photos. Just knowing that I am not alone in my desire to be affirmed makes me feel better. :-) I found this quote in Robert Schuler's book Pearls of Power:
"The easiest job for God to do is to keep you and me humble. God's biggest job is to get us to believe that we are somebody and that we really can do something."
My thanks to my friend, Anne, who gave me the bag of dark chocolate Doves. She got to work before me and hid them in my cubicle drawer. :-)
My two questions this week are:
When was the last time you witnessed a spontaneous act of kindness?
Were you on the giving or the receiving end?
Lets keep the circle going. Please join me for Thursday Two Questions. It's lots of fun and easy. Thanks for visiting me today! Take care and God bless!
Pilate hands over Jesus to be crucified. His wife had an uneasy night plagued with nightmares about Jesus and His innocence and pleas with Pilate to release him. The chief priests and Jewish officials stir up the crowd so when the governor asked, as was customary during the passover "Which of these two shall I release?" they asked for Barabas and shouted for the crucifixion of Jesus. Pilate asked the crowd what Jesus had done wrong. They answered back "Crucify! Crucify!"
Pilate then asked for a bowl of water to wash his hands of the deed saying "I am innocent of the blood of this good man. The responsibility is yours!" The mob yelled back "His blood be on us and our children!" Matt. 27:15-25 Life Application Bible
After this Jesus endured beating, mocking, being spat upon.. and yet he thought of us. Verse Luke 23:34 "Father forgive these people," Jesus said, "For they don't know what they are doing."
Last week I went out to start my car and heard click, click, click. A young boy could simulate the sound better. I had to be to work in just a few minutes, so I quickly locked my car back up and ran back into my home waking my youngest who just got in from working third shift. "Chris," I asked, desperately and quietly, "can you take me to work? I've got to leave NOW!" He handed me his keys barely lifting his head from the pillow. I thanked him and bounded down the steps.
On one hand, I was very frustrated that my car was not running, but on the other hand I was truly grateful that I was able to get to work, and get there on time. My car was down for five days but I did not miss a day of work, and my oldest son got it up and running again. Thanks, Anthony, for the repair. Thanks, Chris for sharing your car.
I talk to customers every day that have no transportation, and some that have no one to depend on. It warms my heart that I have family and friends who are so dependable but I truly believe that part of having others to depend on is being dependable. So many times I have had to drop what I was doing to take someone somewhere. I might grumble a little, but I really don't mind. :-)
My questions are:
1. Do you take time out to help others?
2. Do you have someone to depend on when you need help?
I am a bit behind in making my rounds. I apologize and will be visiting shortly. My best friend Jeannie has been in the hospital all week and I visit her when I get out of work. There is no internet connection in her hospital room. Her knee replacement is doing well. She is one remarkable woman!
Please join us for Thursday Two Questions. It is a fascinating idea with lots of interesting topics. Don't miss out! Thanks for your visit. Take care and God bless!
The lake was surrounded with puddles as the snow melted. As I tried to get closer to the geese the soggy ground pulled at my short boots and I thought they would come right off and I would be standing on the wet ground in my socks. My feet were soaked! Ah, spring is coming.
Friday night, after work, I headed to one of my favorite thrift stores. It was a very cloudy night, but there was still enough light to see the tree reflected in the store windows. This morning those same clouds brought us rain. How is your weekend? This link posted to weekend reflections.
Thanks so much for visiting me. Take care and God bless.