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What a Great Day

What a great day.  Today is my best friend’s birthday, and well that make me happy. So, I will pull out a sappy verse today to express my love for her, which I can’t explain in words:

18 There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
19 how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,
how a man loves a woman. Proverbs 30:18-19 (New Living Translation)

(Does that even make sense?  )

Anyway, I will be rejoicing today, thankful for the gift of a great companion.  But with all the great gifts with which we have been blessed, I am certain you can find a reason to make this a great day as well.  If not, here is one:

Ps 106:1 Praise the Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!

Enjoy the day, and now you have a reason to eat cake!

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Hidden Treasures

Last night I was scrambling to finish up all the items on my “spousal” classroom readiness checklist. ( for all of you who are not the spouse of a teacher, this is all the items that you are blessed with the chance to help prepare for the new school year)  I convinced Amy to head out to Lowes with me to pick out exactly what she wanted me to put as a veneer on the back of her new school desk.

Big Mistake.

Don’t you love how your wives “save” you money? So we left with a buggy full, but nothing that was on our list!   But seriously, it was so fun to watch how excited she was getting as she uncovered storage options, area rugs, and little people chairs for her classroom.  Her excitement about “how cute” it was going to make her room turned what was to be a very business like trip to the hardware store into a great memory.  Maybe I need to take her to Lowes with me more often.  It definitely makes it more fun then the normal drudgery.

And of course, I can tied anything to our daily life.  I am already dreading the trip to Lowes(work) that I have to make today – hours of business like discussions.  What we have to be careful to keep in check in walking right past the simple items that make the whole day worthwhile.  They are there.  So don’t be so focused so much on the plain old brown piece of paneling, that you walk right by the watermelon umbrella. (kid sized of course!)

24 This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ps 118:24

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Breakfast Commentary

This morning as I was fixing Alex’s customary toaster waffle, Amy came in and started to make herself a few pieces of raisin toast.  When she was unable to get the packaging open, she call in backup. So after I helped her get it open, I asked her if she wanted the heal, to which she replied,  you know it – “Nobody likes the heel”

Nobody likes the heel.  ( well i am sure there are a few people out there who do, but really???)  The heal is just not that good.  Of course this immediately took my mind to the sixth chapter of John ( well actually, it reminded me of a verse and a search engine took me to John).

47I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. 50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” John 6:47-51 (New International Version)

So in the John 6, Jesus called himself the bread of life.  He mentions that He is the nourishment that people need.  It a very funny exchange between he and his listeners.  But the point is interesting.  From His word, and his teaching and his gifts, we have all we need.  We have the Bread of life and we are blessed!

And we are to show his love and his life to others. Which means indirectly we offer the bread of life. (Not because of ourselves, but because we point to Him).  So today, what will you do?  What choices will you make that point the people you meet to the bread of life.  Will you be the heel? Or as Amy did this morning, will add peanut butter to the bread that makes it even more attractive.

Live it, and share it.