Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday thoughts & Blessings

This morning when I go to church, this is the Scripture that I will be reading and I just wanted to share it with you and pray that it is something we carry with us today and everyday!! Remember, please, that I will also be praying for all of you.

"Brothers and sisters:

I, a prisoner for the Lord,urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."

I found this on the Internet...
"Blessings are real and visible when viewed from cleansed eyes; eyes that can see possibilities, not problems, eyes that can see opportunities, not spite, eyes that can see new days ahead not a life filled with excuses.

Before you cry "foul", think about all the
blessings that are visible. Each day is a new day, a day to start with positive actions based on the blessings you have. "

Leaving you with a smile for today....

The Rev. Billy Graham tells of a time early in his career when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon. Wanting to mail a letter, he asked a young boy where the post office was.When the boy told him, Rev. Graham thanked him and said, “If you’ll come to the Baptist church this evening, you can hear me telling everyone how to get to Heaven.”“I don’t think I’ll be there,” the boy said. “You don’t even know your way to the post office.”


'Where Is My Paper?' The irate customer calling the newspaper offices, loudly demanded to know where her Sunday edition was. 'Ma'am, said the employee, today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered 'til Sunday.' There was quite a pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition. 'So that's why no one was in church today.'

Two cannibals meet one day. The first cannibal says, "You know, I just can't seem to get a tender missionary. I've baked 'em, I've roasted 'em, I've stewed 'em, I've barbecued 'em, I've even tried every sort of marinade. I just cannot seem to get them tender."
The second cannibal asks, "What kind of missionary do you use?"
The other replied, "You know, the ones that hang out at that place at the bend of the river. They have those brown cloaks with a rope around the waist and their sort of bald on top with a funny ring of hair on their heads."
"Ah ha!" he replies. "No wonder.. those are friars!"

~~~Thank You Lord for giving me/us this special day set aside to worship and honor You, may I/we never fail to worship and honor You.


  1. Beautiful reading, Marcy, thanks for sharing it, and for sharing all the interesting articles (and videos!) you come across, and for sharing your generous thoughts with all of us all the time.

    And thanks for the jokes!
    You're a good friend, Marcy.

  2. Blessings on your Sunday Marcy!
    Let us love one another...bearing each others burdens - you are a great example of those words!

  3. Blessed Sunday Marcy, I especially loved that last joke! Hope your day is filled with happiness!

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  5. Oooops....that 'post removed by the author' was me. You know if there is a blip or burp on the page, you can probably attribute it to Jackie. I made a mistake (can you imagine!!)
    So, here I am again.... :))
    Thank you for the Scripture, Marcy.
    His Word never fails us.
    I liked the story Billy Graham told, too. I hadn't heard it, and I'll have to share it with my pastor.
    Have a restful afternoon, my friend.

  6. Thanks Marcy for another uplifting blog post. That scripture should be ingrained in all of us. Patience, Love and Humility..excellent words to live by. Especially toward ourselves. I sometimes get very IMpatient and don't Love myself as I should. Have a great day and thanks for the smles. ;o) Marlene

  7. Hi Marcy...I just left a comment at my friend Stillness's blog...saying about the same thing...
    One's life is made better by thinking positive thoughts and being grateful for what is...rather than complaining about what isn't!

    A few village members stated they were taking Sunday afternoon naps...You and Eileen(the night owls)should be doing that too!

    I'm waiting for a blackberry crisp to cool...will have some while reading the book of inspirational stories you gave me...

    Take care,

  8. I've had MY nap....and a walk. Husband and I were walking when the skies opened and poured out a wonderful rain on us. The timing was great for the crops. (Unfortunately, I'm not a crop.) It's been an unusually pleasant summer here in N.W. Indiana though.

    I appreciate the verses you selected to share with us today. "The unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace" is beautifully shared among blogging friends, I think. Thank you, Heavenly Father!

  9. Well, all went well and I consider it really great every time I am a lector and I make it up and down the stairs without falling or tripping! After ever done that, but my active mind can imagine how much 'fun' THAT would be!

    The homily was so great, another time you feel the word of God speaking to your heart.

    I travel around the Internet looking for these jokes to tickle your fancy. Believe it or not, I always type in 'clean' joke, but sometimes go to sites that are far from clean...false advertising at its worse!

    Have a blessed Sunday evening all!

  10. The jokes were funny!
    I do not often comment here . . . and I should! But, your posts speak so well for themselves (or for you) that I can't add to them. Just know I think you're great!


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