Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men.The Lord is near.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
#776 familiar, well-loved words - they never grow stale or dull or trite
#777 grubby, dirty, muddy little girls and the sandy mess they left in my sink and on the porch
#778 old boxes that give needed information
#779 animated Bible study discussions - even when it is in a language I understand NOT.AT.ALL!
#780 not knowing the answer, saying so... and being OK with that
#781 icy cokes and conversation
#782 missing friends simply because they are special
#783 dark curtains that block the light for an afternoon sieste
#784 seeing students start to see patterns and make connections
#785 my favorite birthday boy... can 41 still be considered a boy?
#786 short and sweet visit with "who we want to be when we grow up" ...someday...
#787 baggage bavardage... or listening to Tim and his dad discuss what's coming out in Grandpa Gene's suitcases
#788 just listening to Tim and his dad talk... a hilarious conversation this week!
#789 cooler temps once again, even though I know it is temporary
#790 finding our "other" waterbed... and hoping it has no leaks ;-)
#791 kids grounded from the computer finding other fun things to do
#792 debates as to whether "all poisonous snakes have fangs" or not
#793 being "asked out" for the very first time
#794 sore muscles from swimming laps
#795 the challenge to surround myself with gratitude givers and encouragers ...rather than criticizers and the corresponding even greater challenge to be a gratitude giver and encourager rather than one who criticizes
#796 filtered thoughts
#797 seeing a favorite smile, hearing the laugh that goes along with that smile
#798 hitting the snooze button that one morning, just 'cause I could
#799 the ever present challenge for increasing gentleness... teachableness... to be evident in my life