Looking for a quote I vaguely remembered, came across this one that made me smile:
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place. ~Washington Irving
Those flowers are beautiful. Sorely need to see the green and petaled. Happy Sunday!
First, What ‘here today gone tomorrow’ said! Very well said.
Here is my favorite part:
3:18 may be strengthened to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 3:19 and to know Christ’s love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God
Nick it in the butt??!! Oh, I really needed that laugh. This sounds like something my husband would say. Remember him, the one who sometimes doesn’t care when his shirt is inside out? If he could read this he would say, “I speak the English langridge just fine.” And he does. But it still gives me a tickle from time to time 🙂
Susie, I agree – sometimes we can change circumstances (but not usually or maybe so rarely that it’s hard to know if we even did it)
I just lean waaaay too far to changing myself sometimes, and I think it’s because I so seldom have a specific purpose. I have principles, and values, but no firm intentions or goals. Love my family. Work. Enjoy the outdoors. Take pictures. Pick up trash every weekend. Volunteer on holidays.
He’s from Detroit. His whole family says cousint. I had never heard that before and assumed it was because the parents in that family learned to speak English as adults. But then I thought they all yelled and talked too loud because it was a cultural thing. Turns out the mother was very hard of hearing. Shows ya what I know. I will laugh if your pastor is from Michigan.
I have stumbled across your blog – as one does – and read your Sunday Post quote. I have copied and pasted it into my journal which my therapist is urging me to write. I have been contemplating suicide but I have 2 children which stops me. Your quote has encapsulated what I have to do but am struggling with just at present. Anyway, thank you for your site. You sound like a happy person, the kind of person I know I can be again, I hope. I’ll bookmark it so I call by again. Thank you.
sheryl, as usual, I wish we could sit down with a cuppa something and discuss such things. I have had lots of time to think recently about specific intentions and goals. I need me some.
kranki, I’m glad that worked for you 🙂
lynn, we have lots of Michiganers who come here. I don’t know if they say cousint. My pastor is from Philly.
anon, welcome; you’re welcome to anything here that encourages you. Ironically, you’ve “met” me at one of the unhappiest times in my adult life — a nearly debilitating illness for a year, with no diagnosis and no treatment yet. Many of the people who visit here have felt like you at some time. And I dare say all of the people who visit here regularly believe in hope and in not giving up, and trying to make today a little better than yesterday. I’m glad your children stop you. They need you. This is a chapter of your life; it’s not your whole life. Things change. Guaranteed.