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Happy Birthday Husband!

 

I love my husband.  This pretty W is in honor of him.  His name is Walter.  I call him Walder.

Walter is the greatest, like Muhammad Ali.

I baked him a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for his birthday.

carrot cake

We are going to Red Lobster later.  That’s his favorite restaurant.

A good day for a good man.  I thank God for him. He was meant to be my husband.  And, his love is better than ice cream.  Better than anything I’ve ever tried.  :)

Get back up on the horse

No matter what you are trying to do, life is a series of screw ups.  It’s full of triumphs too.  But when you mess up, get up, brush yourself off, learn from your mistakes and move on.

If you mess up, it’s not end of world. God doesn’t expect perfect. He expects you to keep trying.

 

An irrational sense of hopefulness

 

Stress and uncertainty give us an opportunity to become something more than we expect, if we are open to it.  Hope can keep us sane and happy.  I aim to be guilty of an irrational sense of hopefulness!

 

Happy Birthday Sister-in-Law and Friend!

Dearest Luisa!

Dear Luisa,

On your birthday, I thank God for you.  I know you were meant to be my sister-in-law and friend.  Thank you for your letters, your calls, your laugh.  Thanks for your sweetness and your fierceness.  Thanks for being wife of my brother and mother of my nephew.  And aunt of my son.  :)

Enjoy your day.  I love you!

In all things, give thanks.

Here’s a beautiful thanksgiving prayer my dear cousin shared with me:

May God our loving father bless and keep in his mercy all of the members of this family whether at home or away, whether living or at rest.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  Have love in your heart and then give it away!

In all things, give thanks. (1 Thes. 5:18)

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Lost sheep

 

I love this chapter.  We are all important to God.  Every single one of us.

Luke Chapter 15
The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Calm and even-tempered

 

I am working on becoming more calm, quiet and even-tempered.

This is not easy for me as I am naturally fidgety, talkative, and spirited.

A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.

Proverbs 17:27

Frosting is forgiving – you should be too


I made some icing for cinnamon rolls this morning.  One thing I love about icing or frosting, besides its obvious deliciousness, is that it is forgiving.  If it’s too thick, you add a little  more milk, syrup, extract, or melted butter.  If it’s too thin add some powdered sugar.  It’s no big deal and it all works out.  You can’t go wrong with fat and sugar.

Frosting is forgiving, and you should be to.  When you forgive someone, you are freeing yourself.  You lighten your load by releasing anger and resentment.  Those things will only bring you down and keep you miserable and stuck.

Forgiveness is something we give to others, but it is a balm to soothe ourselves.

There is balm in Gilead,
To make the wounded whole;
There’s power enough in heaven,
To cure a sin-sick soul.