having a broccoli day?

I was all comfortable and curled up, purring, on The Lap, when I realized that The Mom was about to go back to sleep! So I thought I’d better jump down, since she does have to go out this morning, into the FREEZING temps (minus 20 Celisus!!), to talk to the Endodontic doctor about her problem root canal.  Just when she’d MUCH rather go back to bed!!

Ah well, some are actually on ski trips today, and The Student has to do some filming outside today, so why shouldn’t she have to go out, from one warm place to another?  I’d better say that quietly though, or she’ll take me to the v e t…  :S

As Max Lucado says:  sometimes it’s a 3-Cookie kind of day, and other times it’s rather a broccoli day–hard to swallow, but good for you! It reminds me of that song they just sang on Sunday, taken from Job’s testimony:  "You give and take away, You give and take away; My heart will choose to say: ‘Lord, blessed be Your name’!"  We often wonder when we sing that, WOULD we be able to do that?  Would you be able to "bless the Lord’s name", if you met circumstances as bad as Job’s? Yes you would! You know why? Because you would cry out to God, and only God can help people to respond like that.  With His help, you would be able to.  Plus, it just takes a tiny little start–a decision to praise-Him-when-you-don’t-feel-like-it, to release God’s power to help you. Although we haven’t had quite the plate of bad-food like Job, we have experienced the truth of this in the past.

Well, that is not a chorus, and it’s not very old… maybe a few years though… let’s use it anyway.  Here’s one of the choruses of the song (I’m sure you know it):

Every blessing You pour out
                              I’ll turn back to praise!
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say:

"Blessed be the Name of the Lord–
Blessed be Your Name;
Blessed be the Name of the Lord–
Blessed by Your glorious Name!"

(Come on, say it–)

Walk to Rivendell:  We’re going to be tramping on through this wilderness for a few days with nothing much happening; let’s take the opportunity to notice something praise-worthy each time. Today, we’re thankful for the friends who are with us!

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