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Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Morning Coffee Chat

How cool is it that the same God that created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you/me too?  !!

What a wonderful thought to start our 
Monday Morning Coffee Chat

Hello, hope all is well in your part of the world!

Gonna get on my soapbox...
I know how important the next presidential election is for our country.  My heart is heavy because of the many moral and ethical problems we have....but with that said...I am so tired of the 'mudslinging' going on with these candidates.  I wish they would just get over it and move on...

AND of course the news media just adds fuel to the flame...grrrrr

Okay, I feel better now, let's move on to happier things.

Now this makes me happy.
Beautiful tulips, a birthday gift from my daughter and her hubby, Tracey and Scott.

These little sweeties make me happy too...
Great gdaughters Ava and Emma playing in their Uncle Scott's jeep.
They were taking turns driving!!  So much fun.

A word from Billy Graham about happiness!

King George V wrote on the flyleaf of the Bible of a friend, “The secret of happiness is not to do what you like to do, but to learn to like what you have to do.” Too many think of happiness as some sort of will-o’-the-wisp thing that is discovered by constant and relentless searching. It is not found by seeking. It is not an end in itself. Pots of gold are never found at the end of the rainbow, as we used to think when we were children; gold is mined from the ground or panned laboriously from a mountain stream.

Jesus once told His disciples, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” The “things” He spoke of were the things that make us feel happy and secure—food, drink, clothes, shelter. He told us not to make these the chief goal of our lives but to “seek the kingdom” and these needs would be automatically supplied. There, if we will take it, is the secret of happiness.

Psalm 68:3
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.


Until Next Time

C.S. Lewis says, God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.




10 comments:

  1. Good morning Mary! Well said about the politicians, mercy is all I can ask! I want to know if they can help with some of these impending ramifications of government mistakes and thievery! Okay, now I am through :)

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    1. Hi Dianna! So awesome to see your comment. I agree about our government, can it be fixed and will it be fixed? I guess time will tell. My hope is in the Lord, I'm just holding on to Him. Isaiah 41:10

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  2. Good morning Mary! Well said about the politicians, mercy is all I can ask! I want to know if they can help with some of these impending ramifications of government mistakes and thievery! Okay, now I am through :)

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  3. All good thoughts on this leap day Monday. February just flew by!

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  4. It's so good to know that no matter who is President, God is still on His throne!!! Great post, my Friend. Thanks so much for always leaving such great, positive encouragement for me! HOPE you have a great week.

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  5. Oh boy, don't even get me going on politics, sigh....beautiful thoughts none the less, Mary. Hope and pray you have a beautiful Tuesday. Blessings

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  6. I think we are far past the point at which humankind can save us.

    I am trying to skip all of this political craziness in the news. Mind if I just go into a coma until November? ;-)

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    1. But I am still voting. I mean, fight 'till the end, right?

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  7. Bless you for starting this post with such a great first thought. It sounded exactly like the kind of things our Pastor is always saying.

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