Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Choose...

Hi everyone! 

My goodness, it is great to be back blogging!!
Sure have missed you all!  I'll get around to visit you soon!

Our new little grandy Hannah is doing great! 
Already blossoming like a lovely little flower...

Thank you all for sharing in my joy!!
What a blessing you are!

 The other day, I came across
an older devotional by Max Lucado..
You have heard of him, right?
This one is called
Grace for the Moment.

I love the title.  It speaks to me.

I get filled with joy deep inside when I respond
to life and all it's ups and downs with grace.

I feel that I can always use a little more grace
in my heart!.
Though I have read it before, what I read in the first few
pages really blessed me...so of course I have to share...

I choose LOVE...

No occasion justifies hatred;
no injustice warrants bitterness.
Today I will love God and what God loves.

I choose JOY...

I will invite God to be the God of circumstance.
I will refuse the temptation to be cynical...
the tool of the lazy thinker.

I will refuse to see people as anything less than
human beings created by God. 
I will refuse to see any problem as anything
less than an opportunity to see God.

I choose PEACE

I will live forgiven.
I will forgive so that I may live.

Lovely, isn't it?
There is more I will share next week.

Have a beautiful week!
Hugs To You!!


Jane said...

Beautiful! and a wonderful reminder that we choose how we react to our circumstances. I choose to find JOY, LOVE, and PEACE in all that is around me. It's not always easy to do...but well worth the effort.
Have a fabulous day!

cottageprims said...

Thanks for the beautiful reminder.I've been choosing Hope lately.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Debbie said...

Good morning Becky! I soo love coming by here for my dose of joy...I remember Max Lucado well, though it has been a while since I have read anything by him. We DO chose how we respond don't we? Easier said than done sometimes, but we do. I too want to chose joy, love, and peace...

My gift came on Sat. and I just LOVED LOVED LOVED it! Oh the smell is just wonderful...my hubby loved it too. I put it in our bathroom and the scent is just perfect! Thank you soo much for this. Soo sweet. And the little gift for Melly was adorable too. And just perfect for her. Thank you soo much!!! I will give it to Melly when she comes for her shower. Soo excited. Can't tell you how much I appreciate you Becky! A joy spreader is what you are! Love you, Debbie

Angela said...

I love your comment about being filled with joy when you react to life with grace. It's so true...when we lay aside "self" and let the Spirit exibit His fruit through us, that is when we are filled with His love, joy, and peace!! Good is so good to us. Thank you, my blog friend, for sharing the love of God with me.

Tiff said...

Your images and words uplift the spirt! Thanks! x

723.home.plain & simple said...

That was such a peaceful message.Thank you!

Trisha said...

Beautiful words and flowers. Glad Hannah is doing great. Have a Blessed day.

Debbie said...

I am going to copy this. Lately, I am guilty of letting certain circumstances steal my love and joy. Reading this, I'm reminded that in truth, I'm giving them away instead.

Elena said...

Such a beautiful post Becky! I am glad your new little granddaughter is doing well. She sure is a cutie!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Lovely Post Miss Becky,
and your company today was even more lovely.
sure did have a good time girly, Have missed
these times.
Loved our blessing today!!
Called when I got home and said thanks!!
Have a wonderful evening,
Love ya, Nellie

momoflots said...

I am going to get out that book and reread it myself!! A good one to fight the post-partum blues for sure!!! Love you, Becky, and your cheerful, joyful spirit!!!


Fishtail Cottage said...

So pretty! i host a garden party on thursdays & would love to have you link up sometime? oxox, tracie
ps - i'm your newest follower...

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