Sunday, November 23, 2014

In Everything Give Thanks

***Pastor James opened the service this morning with I Thessalonians 5:16-18:

16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I certainly haven't been doing that lately, perhaps you've noticed. It is hard to thank God for the political situation we're in. I know the context pertains more to one's personal situations, but I doubt that He is terribly happy with my attitude when it comes to Barack Obama and the Democrats. It's a daily struggle, and I'm glad for the reminder today. 

***Oh good, he's playing golf again.

 President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.
After Obama took about five hours to play the 18 holes at Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas on Saturday, the White House said that he had decided to play an additional nine holes.
His foursome includes retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Obama campaign supporter Stephen Cloobeck and the owner of the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, Brian Greenspun.
Remember how Michael Jordan was sucked down into a golf hole in Space Jam? You know what I'm thinkin' don't you...??

***I've gotten some work done, now I think I'll take advantage of the warm temperature today and get my outside Christmas lights up. 

Feeling Pretty Toasty Now Though

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: ”How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

 Easier said than done!

***Trying to decide whether I like this or not...

I do like these:

reeses turkeys

Lots more good ideas at

angry goldfish

***Have a great day!

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