Sunday, November 30, 2008

Perfect Day










My perfect day happened on November 29, 2008


What made me laugh was can't remember anything in particular, but there's always something in each day- usually it has something to do with something stupid I've done.


I felt really good when I accomplished all I had wanted to not necessarily all I had to do.


What surprised me was the phone didn't ring all day. (I actually checked it to see if it still worked!)


The reason it was perfect was I had the day off-I rarely get a Saturday off. I wasn't on anyone's schedule but my own.


The part I like to savor is my morning prayer time-I like to call it Coffee with Jesus


I felt like a success when - there wasn't anything to feel successful about except that I was actually able to keep the day a relaxed one.


I ate Thanksgiving leftovers.


I drank lots of hot tea.


I enjoyed sappy Christmas movies.


I give thanks to God for everything, but specifically today for "do-nothing days"

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Explorations


This whole blog thing is very new to me. I've read others before, but never even entertained the thought of starting one of my own. I think this is another of God's little (or not so little) nudges telling me to "get out of the boat" and walk to and with him. So here I am out of the boat. I invite anyone who stumbles on this blog to do the same. It always amazes me how Jesus wants to deepen my relationship with Him. He is full of so many surprises! I have come to expect and wait on those surprises with the child-like faith He asks us to have. I am NEVER disappointed. You won't be either.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.