THE SMALL AND SIMPLE THINGS OF LIFE...
ARE THOSE THAT MEAN THE MOST
AND TRULY JOY CANNOT BE FOUND
IN POSSESSIONS WHICH WE BOAST.
I KNOW THAT NOTHING BOUGHT
OR SOLD COULD POSSIBLY BE
WORTH THAT WHICH GOD’S PROVIDED
FOR HIS CHILDREN HERE ON EARTH.
PLEASE BE EXTRA CAREFUL ON THE ROAD,
SCHOOL IS IN SESSION, CHILDREN WILL BE ON
MANY CORNERS AND STREET CROSSINGS!
~SATURDAY’S CHURCH BULLETIN AT VERONA BEACH
• A kind mouth multiplies friends, and gracious lips prompt friendly greetings.
• Faithful friend is sturdy shelter; he who finds one is a treasure.
• A faithful friend is beyond price, No sum can balance his worth.
• A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy, such as he who fears God finds; for he who fears and reverences God behaves accordingly, and his friends will be like him.
Father, I thank you for my children.
You have given them to me to love, care for, and raise
for Your purposes.
Grant me the grace to love each of them the way you
want me to love them.
Grant me the faithfulness to take care of their needs.
Grant me the wisdom to lead them to Your plans for
Grant me a deep joy for being their mother. Amen.
Lord, Thank you for the gift of HOPE
You gave us on Easter morning.
Because of you we know
That no problem is too difficult
And even death does not have power over us.
Thank you for the gift of JOY
You gave us when you were resurrected.
Because of you we know
That no matter how challenging life may be,
In the end we will rejoice again.
Thank you for this gift of LOVE.
Through this toilsome world,
alas once and only once I pass;
If a good deed I may do to a
suffering fellow man,
let me do it while I can.
No delay, for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again.
I could have wealth beyond my dreams, But where is the joy in that?
And I could travel the seven seas, But I would always come back.
Everyone could know my name, And there would be no peace.
I could have undying love, And heartaches still increase.
No, if I were wealthy beyond my dreams ( And where is the joy in that?)
It wouldn’t buy friendship such as yours-- And there IS Joy in that!
And to that let us add:
May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart,
and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.
The Lenten season to many people brings thoughts of sacrifice, giving up something in an effort to grow spiritually. In our eyes, we think our sacrifice is great, and in many cases it is; however; it should be remembered we can never outgive God, who made the ultimate sacrifice. You know that neighbor down the street that no one likes? Find a way to be friendly. Listen to someone you don’t enjoy. Smile more. Show an understanding to a friend who’s having a bad day. Add an extra “I love you” to your conversation at home. It is worth it because you are dust and to dust you will return.
This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important because i’m exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, not loss; good; not evil; success not failure; in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for it.
Teach me, O Lord, to be sweet and gentle In all the events of life; in Disappointments, in the thoughtlessness Of others, in the insincerity of those I trusted, in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied. Teach me to profit by the Suffering that comes across my path.
May no one be less good for having Come within my influence; no one less Pure, less true, less kind, less noble for having been a fellow-traveler in our Journey toward Eternal Life.