(The) perils a plenty of an Extraverted-Friendly-Nature-Chick like me…the hopeful-optimistic kind of fragile-life who enJOYs walking barefoot through blowing wind, grass, mud, dirt, sand, rain, snow…(and figuratively, too…IF needed to get the compassion job done.)
Some messy jobs can be extremely intellectually/physically/spiritually satisfying, You know. 🙂
Just curious…IF?? if…
You’re growing into a strangler/killer (mind) weed “at the ready to repay with evil”…that i should of pulled/chopped at the roots years ago…or (IF?? if) You’re blossoming into an Amazing-Compassion-Perennial-Beautiful-Wild Flower!:)…a Blessing!:)
(i’ll think the latter for now…till sufficiently proven otherwise.)
ummm, think hard joanie: what’s hanging over my head? …LIFE!…etc. idk ;)…(clouds, spiders, webs, clowns, conversations?-lol;)…laundry.
what’s under my feet?…
Caution joanie…bugs bite; gators snap; cats scratch…(even when You Care/Love them lots!).
God knows what He’s doing…!!! (continuing to try my best and let God of Compassion do the rest.)
btw: i’d rather suffer…for the compassionate/right/conscience-easing thing/choice…than suffer because of sheer stupidity/ignorance/complacency…or for the wrong thing.
Golden Anniversary Fun:)
When You are married for 50 years,
are You deserving of Gold Stars & 2 Cakes??:)
1 Marble & 1 Red Velvet… a Yummy Uh-Huh:)
And water to wash it down
(for us non-drinkers, huh?)
Congrats chair(s)… Cheers for my Parents:)…on Friday, our immediate Florida Family, celebrated, in our backyard, a Very Positive Example of Loyal Love.
Wow! 50 Years… sounds like an “institution” lol:)
(My parents are practical, modest/moderate people and not into a showy, elaborate fuss.)(They are very grateful, content, and happy with hand-made gifts and kids’ artwork and Chato’s delicious home cooking!) So sharing this accomplishment of theirs (with God’s help, of course) is a teaching tool really… honoring my parents (the/my intent is not bragging).
Ma’s favorite color is Yellow and she loves Red Velvet cake. Daddy says (seriously) how i (firstborn child) changed/impacted his life for the better. (As a parent, I feel that way myself. my kids have taught me a lot! “Hopefully” am a better person for it… probably, will always be working on patience (and other stuff, eh?) My kids have been some of my best teachers.:)
Nowadays, kids/teens/young ones…all of us can learn from those who wisely keep their promises, huh?:) And from those who appreciate spiritual treasures over material ones (and people over possessions)! 50 Years of truth telling/living and forgiving though imperfectly… marital relationships/families function– work when each one applies Biblical Truth/Counsel for each Mate/Family member: 1 of many life (enduring) lessons my parents have taught me.
Ever Grateful for my Parents and the GIFT of life!!:)
“Who is wise and understanding among You? Let him by his fine conduct demonstrate works performed with mildness that comes from wisdom. But If you have bitter jealousy and contentiousness in your hearts, do not be bragging and lying against the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, it is earthly, animalistic, demonic. For wherever there are jealousy and contentiousness, there will be also disorder and every vile thing. But wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, reasonable, ready to obey, full of mercy, and good fruits, impartial, not hypocritical. Moreover, the fruit of righteousness is sown in peaceful conditions for those who are making peace.” (James 3:17, 18)
My youngest daughter likes this song…it is post appropriate and popped in my mind. My favorite line “barefoot on the grass”…(read/spoken with accent:))
yep, we are all “barefoot on the grass”…life…at the mercy of chance sometimes and at the mercy of choice sometimes…and at the mercy of mowers most times (as Fragile-Life)?…
Does choosing Agape Love…make my chances better?!…You Betcha. 🙂
It’s a damaging/misleading lie…That God doesn’t love us (breathing-beautiful-fragile-life) “individually”… in other words… God is an impersonal force and that individually we don’t mean anything to God personally or are unworthy of His love, care, protection, education, or intervention… or that we are worthless/expendable/replaceable as individuals… unlovable/meaningless as individuals… so, this demonic-lie devalues/degrades/dismisses humanity, the individual–one and all!:(
However:) Bible is full of accounts of “individuals” who God took notice/note of and those who actually had a close/personal relationship/friendship with Yahweh (Hebrew) Jehovah (English). What we do as “individuals” matters/counts! We are account-abel. (Good thing the Divine accountant is benevolent and forgiving.)
“All hearts Jehovah is searching, and every inclination of the thoughts he is discerning.” (1 Chronicles 28:9) As God searches through billions of human hearts in this violent, hate-filled world, how delighted he must be when he comes upon a heart that loves peace, truth, and righteousness!(excerpted reading: “Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love” Chapter 24, Draw Close to God)
What does it mean to have an agreeable heart?
3/29/18 @ 1:29 a.m.