Gratitude Day 223
Sat., Mar. 2, 2019
Philippians 1:6 – I’m sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.
It’s Saturday morning. And before you get rolling with all the fun things you maybe doing this weekend, here are six little things to help you focus your weekend and maybe even put a smile on your face.
- This Lent. Ash Wednesday begins next Wed., Mar. 6. The official beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday is a time for personal reflection. It’s a time when we forgive ourselves, forgive others and explore how we might draw ourselves closer to God throughout Lent. There is a tradition of “giving up” things during Lent, such as candy, chocolate, sugar, etc. The idea is by giving something up, you will replace this desire for a longing to grow deeper with God and your relationship with God I have followed these “giving up” traditions in Lent. For years, I have given up sugar. I am also a proponent of “adding in” something during Lent. Maybe you decide to spend a specific amount of time with God each day. Or send a card to someone every day. Possibly read a special devotion or book during Lent. Personally, I feel adding in something during Lent can be deeply meaningful. I’ll share a few more thoughts about Lenten practices in a couple days. However, I encourage you to start thinking about what practices you want to embody this Lent.
2. This Song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIaT8Jl2zpI
“You Say” by Lauren Daigle
3. This Cartoon. For those of you who have had enough winter, this is just for you! Sent to me by my dear friend, Rhoda. I think she’s sick of winter as well!
4. This Sign. Recently, I officiated at a wedding and this sign was part of the decorations. Look closely. It’s a piece of paneling! How clever!! Maybe paneling can be upcycled??!!
5. This Bible Verse. It’s one that I’ve been reflecting upon lately:
Mark 2:17 “On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
6. These flowers. The one’s Hubby Rick gave me last week. They still look beautiful this week!
God can and will do good work in you today!
For God’s ability to find good in life’s little things, I am grateful.
Almighty God – may we see you in our lives today. May you do good work in and through us. May we celebrate little things that bring us joy and a smile today. Amen.
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