Sunday, August 9, 2009

Holiness on the Holy day...

Prayer for Holiness

"O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, Who, by the will of the Father, with the cooperation
of the Holy Spirit, have by Your death given life to the world, deliver me by this Your Most
Sacred Body and Blood from all sins and from every evil. Make me always cling to Your
commandments, and never permit me to be separated from You.
Who with the same God the Father and the Holy Spirit, live and reign, God, world without end. Amen. "

Let us pray today to make this a better, more caring, and holier country and world by becoming better more caring, and holier ourselves.

We may be, and are, of many faiths, but the important word here is faith and the good that we can get from each other's sharing of that faith....

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
This is not a household (actually this is a yard hint) hint day, but I thought it might be a good thing to share this with everyone else. Yesterday I got very zealous and went out to mow the back yard which feels like forty acres when you are mowing and moving hoses, bitten up plant containers (Tinka thinks EVERYTHING yard related is a toy) and dog Frisbees out of the way.
When the mower wouldn't start (it was hot and tired too) after I filled it again with gasoline, I decided that weed pulling was a good option. Since this has happened to me three times now (never before now), I think it is God trying to get a message to me and share it with others. Please consider wearing clear goggles (available at most dollar stores) or some sort of glasses when weed pulling.
Two times I have yanked weeds up and had dirt fly into my left eye...then this third time into my right eye....unless you like dirt in your eye or rinsing it out repeatedly, this may not be for you!! Of course, if you have monkey arms, you might not be for me I think I only have monkey brains.

WE definitely need at least a gentle smile on the Lord's day......

Q: How do babies get their belly buttons?

A: When God finishes making little babies, He lines them all up in a row. Then he walks along in front of them. He pokes each one in the tummy with His finger and says, “You’re done…you’re done…you’re done…”


The following was overheard at a recent 'high society' party:"My ancestry goes back all the way to Alexander the Great," said Christine. She then turned to Miriam and asked, "How far back does your family go?" "I don't know," replied Miriam, "All of our records were lost in the flood."
Church Signs
1) Free Trip to heaven. Details Inside!
2) Try our Sundays. They are better than Baskin-Robbins.
3) Searching for a new look? Have your faith lifted here!
4) An ad for a Church has a picture of two hands holding stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments are inscribed and a headline that reads, "For fast, fast, fast relief, take two tablets.
5) When the restaurant next to the Church put out a big sign that said, "Open Sundays," the church reciprocated with its own message: "We are open on Sundays, too."
6) Have trouble sleeping? We have sermons -- come hear one!
7) Come in and pray today. Beat the Christmas rush!
8) Sign broken. Message inside this Sunday.
9) Come work for the Lord. The work is hard, the hours are long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are out of this world. 1
0) If you're headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns.
~~~Thank You Lord for all the people in our lives to help guide us to leading holier lives...may we listen and grow.


  1. I thank the Lord not only for all family and friends but also for you, who I cherish as well! Thank you! Cathy

  2. Marcy, I agree with Cathy we are all much people for having you in our lives.. will be thinking of you at Mass this morning. Have a wonderful Sunday my friend.....:-) Hugs

  3. Just gotta say "Amen," Marcy. &:o) Great post for today!

    -- And now I gotta tell you, the belly button joke reminded me -- I was helping my six year old snap her jeans yesterday, and what did I discover, but that she had markered her little belly button PURPLE! She couldn't tell me why she'd done it; I guess it just seemed like a good idea at the time. (What're ya gonna do? I guess it was better than coloring her nose or something.) Anyway, she spent a good bit of time last night scrubbing her belly button -- and called me in after a while, upset, to break it to me: she was going to have to go to Jesus' house this morning with a purple belly button, because she tried and tried, but the marker wouldn't scrub off. (I told her I'm sure He appreciated the effort, anyway...)

  4. Hi Marcy, Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for this post and for the gentle smiles today.

  5. Hi Marcy. Thanks for the smiles today. I think you are the epitome of Philippians 4:8. I will catch up with you next week after my Beach Vacation. <3 Mar

  6. Great post, Marcy!
    And I am so happy that God Gifted my life with you!
    'Hope you are having a good Sunday!
    Love you, E

  7. I am so pleased to have spent part of my Sunday with you. You always bring a smile to my face. What a blessing you are to so many. Thank you. Tammy

  8. Marci, I think we two are the only sane people on Jackie's blog.

    Your suggestion re the fosilised spagheti is equally inspired as mine, either a mop of a fosilised hay stack.

    Why can't others tap into our logic?

    I loved the post, Marci, obviously the introduction about the Lord etc, also your joke about God saying, "You're done" etc.

    Reminds me of a joke about Adam and Eve.

    Q. How will we recognise Adam when we get to Heaven?
    A. either
    A1. He will have no belly button
    A2. He will be a rib short and when you tickle him he will not laugh quite as loudly as normal.

    and Eve
    Q. How will we recognise Eve in Heaven
    A1. She will have no belly button
    A2. She will be always nagging a chap called Adam

    Finally from a church bulletin:
    "Today there will be two Bible studies
    Lesson 1. Jesus walks on water
    Lesson 2. Looking for Jesus"

    and finally, another church bulletin notice:
    "Today our special topic for discussion will be. 'Is there Hell on Earth'
    Why not come early and listen to the choir practice?"

    Nice to 'speak' again Marci

    Oh and I am writing a 'biggy' funny
    play and you have a nice part in it. It is called, "The Wizard of Oz" no less and will ne pemiered sometime next month if I can get it all written - my brain is buzzing with silly ideas.
    Goodnight and God Bless ~ Eddie

  9. Hi Marcy...I agree with you about wearing eye goggles when working in the yard...can't stress it enough. Jack has had a splinter to 'land' in his eye...not once....but twice...had to go to the optometrist both times. Needless to say, he wears eye protection now. People say, "It won't happen to me." It will...It's expensive and painful to get 'fixed'...and goggles or eye protection cost very little.
    Your post is very inspirational....just like you are.
    Finally.....You and Eddie are apparently related. Check out your family tree and please let me know. His poem WILL have your name in it...I warn you in advance. He's a hoot!...a believer...and a fun man to blog with. (As a matter of fact, he's the only man I blog with...unless some of the bloggers are using pseudonyms.....and I can't imagine anyone doing that, can you???)
    Hugs and smiles from Jackie

  10. Marcy...Maybe you and Eddie are related...he has a catalogue of jokes too...I wonder who you will be in his play Marcy...can't wait to see...I'm sure Jackie will be in it too!

    Take care and thanks for another inspiring post!


  11. You have brightened my Sunday. God bless!

  12. The first part of your post today inspired me,and was a blessing. The last part gave me a real good laugh. Thank you!!

  13. Hi Marcy! I am having fun with my hubby!! But I had to stop by for a visit. The belly button joke was adorable!

  14. Hi Marcy,
    It is Monday afternoon, and I finally got to your Sunday post. I say Amen, and yes, it is a good idea to wear goggles while weeding, and cutting the lawn too, and it is a good idea to keep your toes out from under the lawnmower too...

    We used to live in the country, and I was the one who always got to cut our acre of grass, but we did have a ride on was kind of peaceful to spend some time without having to hear my name being called. Anyway, I didn't get my feet under it (that is another story) but, I did ride it over the fire pit, and there was a lot of soot that filled the air around me, however, not for a moment did I think that it had stuck to me. Anyway, over the sound of that lawnmower, I heard screaming and my youngest son had his fingers slammed in the patio door. I swept him up and headed for emergency, and never noticed the strange looks I was getting, for that was the last thing on my mind when my baby's fingers were at stake, and no one thought to tell me how I looked... I did scream when I saw myself though...OMG! So wear not only goggles, but a plastic suit!!!!

  15. You have made my day!



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