Saturday, July 22, 2006

"If Christians spent as much time praying as they do grumbling,
they would soon have nothing to grumble about."
-anon

13 comments:

Nellie said...

Time spent in prayer and in the Word is such a blessing.
I know that today is Leo's birthday. Happy Birthday to Leo.
Best wishes to you both.

Nellie

Elizabeth said...

You have a point there!!! Indeed!! Have been trying to get some ruffled feathers unruffled in the women of our small study group! Sometimes...told hubby it may be because of the ages...all are older than me, at age 54...all the way up to the 80's...patience, forebearance, grace, mercy needed. At least the last meeting was quiet and peaceable...a good thing!!

daisymarie said...

Amen!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Wonderful advice now to go out and do it...

Badoozie said...

well, i do my fair share of grumbling, thats why i need you, to balance me out because you rarely if EVER grumble that i know of anyway.

Saija said...

nellie ... well aren't you the smart girl for remembering leo's b.day! i blogged about it last year, but this year i thought i would let him slide into it gently! :o) ... i passed along your greetings!

elizabeth ... i hpe i can major into a gray haired old lady that smiles alot and seldom takes offence ...

tina ... yes, a hearty amen for sure!

sandy ... i agree ... i post these little reminders to myself, so if i read back to a month & time, i get a kick in the be-hind!

susie ... awww, now you must know that's not true ... i grumble too - that's why i posted this little note! hope all is well with you!

Maggie Ann said...

Oh that is so true! The other night when I had a burden on my heart I set the kitchen timer for 15 minutes and prayed my heart out about it. What a blessing...sweet hour of prayer and what a difference it makes to surrender the worries. *hugs* to you Saija =)

Michael said...

Love the picture.

*smile*

Take Care
Michael

Terry said...

Dear Saija...You always have such good and helpful things for us to read, you and David Fisher and Susan's Blog and Cindy...

I just love this picture of the little child's hand in the bigger hand of it's Mama, being guided and protected...feeling safe!

Have a very blessed Lord's Day Saija and Happy Happy Birthday to your sweetheart!!...All my love..Terry

Jammie J. said...

Oh, I hardly think so. I can find stuff to grumble about even when praying. Not to grumble or anything. ;)

Saija said...

maggie ann ... if we can just leave our worries with the Lord, our load is SO MUCH lighter, isn't it? remember the old chorus "... don't be a doubting Thomas, rest fully on God's promise ... why worry, worry, worry, worry? - when you can pray!" ... blessings on your sunday ...

michael ... me too ... i picture my hand in God's hand and everything being fine ... *smile backatcha* ...

terry ... i will pass along your b.day greetings for my sweetie (he said he did have a nice day yesterday ... :o) ...) and i hope that you have a wonderfully blessed Lord's day too ... i'll be in the air-conditioned park office for most of the day - then my brother is supposed to be spending a night with us - on his way west ... (hugs)!

jeanette ... *chuckling* ... i see you praying, and the Lord giving you a big hug ... and then i see you with a big grin on your face ... ;)

Rita said...

I'm just getting back to blogging after a short "absence" so I'm just dropping by to say "Hi, I've missed you." I'm so sorry to hear of Leo's sister. My condolences to you both. Blessings, Rita

Saija said...

rita ... hi back! and thank you for the condolences ... as we get older, there will be more good-byes ...