…Especially in these days of such natural tragedy all around our country! I sure am praying for the many that are and have been lately affected by devastating tornadoes and floods. I can’t help but wonder how, as I know for sure that God WILL work all of this – somehow – and some day – for His glory. I pray for daily renewed strength, hope, rest, and provision for each dear and desperate soul. May God show His faithfulness at every step of grief and second of regaining strength!
“We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose, and he has always known who his chosen ones would be. He had decided to let them become like his own Son, so that his Son would be the first of many children.” Romans 8:28
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If you need to smile a little or even laugh out loud, here are a few things that are bringing a smile and a lol to me today:
It’s Summer, Day 1 for us. So far all we’ve done is: Slept as long as we wanted to, had good quiet times, and enjoyed “Nathans” brand hotdogs for lunch. This is the ONLY day that I can see in the future where we had nothing in the morning. Soon, Abigail will be swimming at 7am, and Nathan will be doing football conditioning at 8. When I finish this post, we are cleaning house! (Which also makes me smile. – not the cleaning, but the results. 🙂 )
2. American Idol results show tonight. Who do you think will win? I have been a fan of both Lauren and Scotty, but voted for Lauren most every week.
3. Along those lines, the Biggest Loser results show always makes me smile. The finalists – and most every contestant – looked amazing! I hardly recognized some of them. A hearty cograts to all of them!
4. I literally laughed out loud when I read what was in my children’s devotional today. They are using the book the One Year DEVOS for Teens by Susie Shellenberger. This is a GREAT devotional book!
Each day’s devotion has something to capture their attention, and to make a specific point – always dealing with the heart of the teen. This morning’s devotion began a 10 day study of the 10 Commandments, and it started with these funny examples of instructions. The point being that some instructions are no brainers, and others, like the 10 Commandments are vital necessities. I thought these funny ones might bring a smile to your day.
“On hair dryer: Do not use while sleeping. (Those 1,500 watts can really lull you to sleep, you know!)
On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. details inside. (So…are they encouraging us to steal the chips?)
On a bar of Dial soap: Use like regular soap. (Do they actually think we’ll try to dial it?)
On a frozen dinner: Serving suggestion – defrost. (Do you even own utensils that can cut through a side of frozen beef?)
On a Korean kitchen knife: Waring – keep out of children. (Say Ahhh.”)
On an American Airlines packet of nuts: Open packet, eat nuts. (So if you didn’t have those instructions, you’d sit politely, holding the small packet in your lap just wondering and wondering what in the world to do with them??)
On a Swedish chainsaw: Do not to attempt to stop with your hands. (Glad we got THAT information. Without it, you probably would have been tempted to use your had as the off switch?)
On chidlren’s cough medicine: Do not drive car or operate machinery. (Is it really that common to see a child driving a Mercedes or operating a crane while fighting a cough?)”
Haha. Much love and prayers for all of you! Thanks for being a part of this blog. 🙂