Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy Day

Taste and see that the LORD is good. 

How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Psalm 34:8, HCSB

May you find happiness in God the giver of all good gifts today,
deep comfort under the wings of His mercy,
and a cozy place to pause and lift the eyes of your heart to Him
in response to His great love for you
which does not change,
no matter how much the days do.

Thanks be to God today for
His good and perfect gifts
His faithfulness over four decades of life
His grace for a decade with a lupus diagnosis
time with family
the wise guys men finally ceasing from wandering at the feet of the Christ child
the orange glow of the setting sun reflected in the gulls' feathers as the moon grins from behind them
ability to learn, albeit slowly, a new technology help
not missing out on or being left out of anything that is His will
an opportunity to write again for our local church's Lenten devotional booklet
2 Corinthians 12:9, the gift of thorns
light-jacket days
heaviest coat-scarf-mitten-hat days
the warmth of His love the same through them all

(still taking the Joy Dare, counting gifts #2613-2625)


  1. if you had a birthday recently, i hope that day was every bit as happy as your puppy's. truly eb-xcellent video!

  2. Happy Birthday!! The Ebony video made me smile:) Hope you fully experience the blessings of your life today and all year. Wish we could go for tea and celebrate together.

  3. Happy Birthday sweetest friend. I saw Glenn Campbell last night and thought of you. I love hearing your voice in the video! hugs and hugs to you!

  4. Happy Birthday and many decades more! May we continue to discover Happiness in our Lord!
    Lovely Post.

  5. I loved seeing Ebony's tail just wag away :). And what a treat to hear your sweet voice. Did I miss your birthday? Wishing you much the same as your sweet prayer above. Abiding, loving, rejoicing...always.

  6. You didn't miss anything. It was Monday. Thank you for your kind words. Knowing you as a sister dog-lover, I thought the video would make you smile. :)

  7. Thank you, Tatie. I haven't seen or heard from Glenn Campbell in ages! That was for your birthday though, wasn't it? Hugs back, and a scratch behind the ears for Murphy!

  8. Thank you. I did have my afternoon tea and cake yesterday as instructed, with special appreciation for the cream cheese frosting knowing your cake would be dairy-free. :)

  9. It was Monday, and it was lovely. Glad you liked the video. (Eb's demanding extra treats now. Keeps saying something about "his contract." Go figure.)

  10. Oh! I loved the video! So adorable--I am cat owner myself, but pets in general add such sweetness to life. What a joy to see your dear companion expressing happiness so perfectly.

    And though I am exceedingly late in wishing you a happy birthday, I was thinking of you on the day and praying you were celebrating well. A fresh decade lies open before you and what hope in knowing that God will be near and active through whatever the years ahead may hold. Happiest of birthdays to you, Friend!

    May you, too, find "a cozy place to pause" and find rest and restoration in Him. Grace to you this day and always.


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