January 23, 2012

Putting the Cart Ahead of the Horse

And here it is, Monday again.  Did you have good weekend?  Are you ready for a great week ahead?  Think positively, thank God in advance for the blessings He's going to give you this week.  Doesn't matter that you don't know what they are yet.  Just thank Him.  He knows what you need, even some things you don't know you need.  Just believe and own those blessings now and watch for them.  Some will find you, some you will have to seek, really pay attention and look for.  But they are there and they are yours.

Join the community with your own counting of these daily gifts or just visit and read and be blessed as you witness what God is doing in so many hearts...

125.  A sight, a sound, a smell...that swoops in and catches us off guard, taking us back.  Back to people and places gone by.

126.  A child safely returned home on icy roads.

127.  A late night gallbladder attack relieved without a trip to the emergency room.

128.  Thousands who mourn a fallen hero...choosing to remember the good, forgive the failings.

129.  Ones who hunger for more knowledge of You.

130.  This change, this shifting of gears, this softening that is happening within me.

And a reminder of our call to godliness:


You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,
By the very manner in which you speak,
By the way you employ your leisure time,
By the use you make of dollar and dime.

You tell what you are by the things you wear,
By the spirit in which you burdens bear,
By the kind of things at which you laugh,
By the records you play on the phonograph.

You tell what you are by the way you walk,
By the things of which you delight to talk,
By the manner in which you bear defeat,
By so simple a thing as how you eat.

By the books you choose from the well-filled shelf:
In these ways and more, you tell on yourself.

~ Eleanor L. Doan


Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

So true. I love that poem.

Cranberry Morning said...

Thanks for the good post. Makes us think.


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