Try these on for size!

  • Spotted in an office:  After the coffee break, all staff must empty the coffee pots and stand upside down on the drain board.
  • In a health food store window: Closed due to sickness.
  • On a sign: If you can’t read, you can get help at this address.
  • Overheard:  Return my stolen stepladder or further steps will be taken.
  • News headline: Police now running down jaywalkers.

We faithful tend to be a little gloomy… But the truth is, life is funnier than we allow. Smile and the world smiles with you…

All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God! Thank him to his face! He gets angry once in a while, but across a lifetime there is only love. The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter.(Psalm 30:4-5, MSG)

Prayer – Father God, help us see the joy in living the life you gave us! Amen

 

 

 

 

 

Choose Life

And I’ve been having a pity party for the last two. That’s why you haven’t seen me here.

“Get out of the house. ” I heard this from three separate people in three different countries. I choose not to listen. It felt good to cry…so I did. And then I added a widget to my blog that tells my topics. The larger the letters the more times it’s been mentioned. Check for yourself…it is Common Sense… And I thought I’d better get some.

Then someone reminded me that even in laughter the heart may ache —-but you can decide which side of the ache to stand on. (Oh,who said that? Let me think! It was me!) I found the scribbled words I added at the last minute to my message at Ron’s going home to Jesus Celebration.

And I decided to stand on the side of joy for Ron’s sake. Because I don’t have to feel happy to put a smile on my face. Because God is faithful and true no matter what. Because God will tell me day by day what to do. Because my needs are being provided for in a myriad of ways. Because I choose to choose life…..

Oh and did I tell you? Just after I posted the note I found from Ron about “being ready to tell the world of my God and my love for you”…I got a call for a speaking engagement. God is working his plan in his way…. and I am going along for the ride.

Brenda J Wood

http://heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com