Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ten Ways To Be Happy & at Peace

We make everything so darn complicated that even the easiest of answers can make us question if that could be the right answer. Now we are back to that "Whatever the question the ultimate answer is love." So we take our hearts and continually fill them with more and more love...

If we ever have ANY problem with any of these it is because we do not yet have enough love, a giving and not looking to receive back, kind of love..

1. I am the LORD your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.
If you truly LOVE God, how can you do any less??

2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

When you respect and love someone you respect and love their name and what they represent.

3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
This is kind of like a "date" with God, a special time to show in a special way that love is in your heart.

4. Honor your father and your mother.

What better way to magnify your love for the Creator than to love what He created? And, when loving is difficult as in the cases of physical, mental or spiritual abuse, then always remember that we love the sinner and HATE the sin.

5. You shall not kill.

Not only that, but you love and care and cherish life around you.

6. You shall not commit adultery.
Respecting and loving the Creator and the created.

7. You shall not steal.
Even beyond this, you help those in need either financially or with kindness.

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Let us concentrate on each other's goodness and encourage that growth through love.

9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
Be happy and love what is yours and your blessings.

10. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.

With love you can rejoice in what they have and be happy with your own blessings, even the tiniest ones.

Part of the loving is the giving so we give hope to everyone we meet and then hugs, even if they are just spiritual hugs of the mind....

And then here are the rules/laws/Commandments that not only make us happy but keep us happy...

Each one needs LOTS of love not just mere "obedience"...

Each one, when kept with love, gives us peace and harmony....

Please notice the love added at the bottom of this display of the Ten Commandments....

How perfect can this be with a heart showing the essence of the Ten Commandments...

After a little research I found this link to the picture below it. Although this is not my own church, I do respect those who so admirably work to reveal God's goodness....

Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, across from a mountain where God revealed a vision, lie the world's largest set of the Ten Commandments. Other record breaking biblical monuments can be found here also along with replicas of Golgotha and Joseph's Tomb.

Okay, one of God's most precious creations are the little ones of the world and here they are to make us smile and laugh today...

The Bible According to Kids

The following statements about the Bible were written by children and have not been retouched or corrected (i.e., bad spelling has been left in.)

In the first book of the Bible, Guinesses, God got tired of creating the world, so he took the Sabbath off.

Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree.

Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark because Noah built the ark, which the animals came to in pears.

Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.

The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had trouble with unsympathetic Genitals.

Samson was a strong man who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel like Delilah.

Samson slew the Philistines with the axe of the Apostles.

Moses led the Hebrews to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread without any ingredients.

The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert.

Afterwards, Moses went up to Mount Cyanide to find the ten commendments.

The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.

The seventh commandment is "Thou shalt not admit adultery".

Moses died before he ever reached Canada.

Then Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol.

The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him.

David was a Hebrew king skilled at playing the liar. He fought with the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times.

Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.

When Mary heard that she was the mother of Jesus, she sang the Magna Carta.

Then the three Wise Guys from the east arrived and found Jesus in the manager.

Jesus was born because Mary had an Immaculate Contraption.

St. John, the blacksmith, dumped water on his head.

Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says do one to others before they do one to you.

He also explained that "Man does not live by sweat alone".

It was a miricle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get the tombstone off the entrance.

The people who followed Jesus were called the 12 decibles.

The epistles were the wives of the apostles.

One of the opossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan.

St. Paul cavorted to Christianity. He preached the holy acrimony, which is another name for marriage.

A Christian should have only one spouse. This is called monotony.

~~~Thank You Lord for the blessing of being able to realize that Your laws for us are laws of LOVE.


  1. Thank you Lord for all of our blessings...and I thank you Marcy for a lovely post. I want to go to the world's largest set of Ten Commandments in N.C. Maybe, one day I will be able to do that.

  2. Great post Marcy and a lovely way to keep the Sabbath Holy.
    I was in my garden this afternoon and it falls way short of how Eden must have been - I'd dearly love to see that and we will one day.
    Blessings to you ~ Eddie

  3. I always admire the research you do to make such interesting posts!

    Then the fun...the "cuteness" of those kids' statements! I chuckle and grin; grin and chuckle.

  4. My most favorite line of this post:
    "Each one needs LOTS of love not just mere 'obedience'..."
    I actually usually hate thinking about the ten commandments, because I'm mentally ticking off each one that I've broken as I go through them. But maybe if I take some time in the morning before my day even starts, to go through these Commandments and say to myself, "Yes, surely I love God enough" it might be a helpful reminder.

    I was just going to leave you a whole long comment again, but it's almost a post itself, and I said I was going to try and be better about that, so I copied and pasted it to my 'Word' folder, maybe I will do a post on it sometime.

    Nice post, Marcy!
    Love you!, E

  5. You always have the most wonderful posts! I think if we all tried harder at just following the 10 commandments and the little add-ons from you...we could change the world :)
    I just love you so much Marcy...the world needs more sweet people like you!!
    Loved the cute kid stuff :)
    Lots of Love, Jerelene

  6. Marcy, what a beautiful post, I really enjoyed reading every word. I have the Ten Commandments on my bedroom wall, sometimes I feel if everyone would do nothing else except follow these 10 laws the world would be a more beautiful and loving place....they are not asking anything of us that we cannot do. I love the Ten Commandments, always have and I read them each morning when I kneel to pray before starting my day.....they say the way I strive to live and are as much a part of me as my beating heart. Thank you Marcy, all of us can learn and are touched by this beautiful post. Love you my friend......:-) Hugs

  7. Wonderful post Marcy...besides The Ten favorite was..."a giving and not looking to receive back, kind of love"...
    that says it all...that's pure love!

    Take care,

  8. Very Nice post Marcy , it is always good to be reminded of the words we should live by.
    Love Di

  9. Very nice touch today Marcy on the Sabath.We should all speak kind words to each other (that's a song too!) and this world would be a better place. The childrens point of view on the commandments is so funny...and a lot are true! I love the one of Eve and the first commandment and telling Adam to eat the apple! that was grand! and the Geritol one was very cute. Hope your days was a peaceful as mine was.... hugs..miles of smiles :0) lindalu

  10. those kid writings were hilarious!!


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