Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Faith Blog

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33
Have a really good Sunday!.....It would be a gift to Z if you'd find someone who really needs a lift and tell them a joke, or give a $100 or a bag of groceries, or a good unexpected hug?....please do it for me and let me know how your cheery act goes...that would be a lovely present to me!

UPDATE: I often read "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers, a daily devotional. I did read it this morning and, out of the 365 scriptures it has, today's was the one above. Sometimes, you just know you're on the right track. wow

Mr and Mrs Z (Photo by Mr. Z)


MathewK said...

A fine sentiment. Thanks Z

Z said...

thank ye kindly, Mate...lovely to see you here! I LOVE how your new blog looks..good on ya xxx

Elmers Brother said...

Be of good cheer Z.

Always On Watch said...

If the weather allows, we going to a 4H event today. All those suburban young people enjoying the agricultural life!

I hope that the rain clears. One of my students whom I mentoring is supposed to show animals at the event.

Papa Frank said...

I'd like to give my hug to you, friend. If it weren't for about 1500 miles I would. Have a great Sunday Z!

Susannah said...

My children & I did this a week ago...Checking out @ Walmart, we paid for our stuff, then I sent my son back to the candy bars & bought a Hershey bar (everybody likes Hershey, right?) for the check out girl. When we handed it to her (w/ receipt, so her Mgr. won't have any questions), she BEAMED at us in surprise & delight!

I must say, this idea is not original...I learned it from a very kind & generous soul...

Happy Sunday!

Z said...

atta girl, Susannah...what a lesson you taught your beautiful (they are BEAUTIFUL) children and such a nice thing to do for the checkout clerk.

Elbro...thanks xx

Always, good luck with the weather, I hope it's a terrific day.

Pops, I could really use a hug from you! Great Sunday to you and yours, too.

Opus #6 said...

Z, you are correct. We all need to take care of each other.

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

I gave my neighbor's kid a bike that my stepson had outgrown so she won't have to just play all forlornly on the porch.

sue said...

beautiful picture and of course the Scripture as well

David Schantz said...

Here's a hug for all of you. Yesterday on my way into a store I held the door opened for a lady in a wheelchair, another that has Downs Syndrome and their caregiver. All three were wearing really big smiles when they thanked me. They acted like it was something they were not accustomed to. Great Post Z, have a wonderful Sunday.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

David Wyatt said...

Thank you Z. What a great reminider. The older I get (& that seems to be happening at an exponentially faster rate each year!) the more I see that my faith needs to be activated to grow. I believe ol' James had it right all those years ago! Thank you for your excellent posts & blog!

heidianne jackson said...

wow! such an amazing reminder - for all of us.

as i was coming back to the lake yesterday evening, there was a woman getting into her car with her semi-invalid mother. she had a ton of stuff to get off the ferry and then needed to load it into her car. jerry and i unloaded and reloaded it so she only need deal with her mother and her twin three-year-olds.

seemed like nothing to recognize it was the right thing to do, but i thought she was going to cry when we did it. that was more convicting than anything i could have imagined.

how is it that helping people is now the exception rather than the norm. thanks for posting this z - it was definitely needed.


Anonymous said...

Not long ago, there was a husband and wife who bowled in my bowling league, and the Secretary of the league told me they didn't have the money to pay for their bowling that night. You have to pay to bowl, or no dice.

They were a hard luck couple, and I told the secretary I'd cover it, and my daughter chimed in and paid half the amount. I asked the Sec'y to please not tell them it was us who did. Needless to say, she told them anyway, and the wife came over and kissed me on the cheek.

Z, you asked how the cheery act went, so here it is. The couple in question evidently had plenty of money to spend in the bar, and spend it they did, all through the evening.

Here's the cheery part. I wasn't mad, and chocked it up to experience, as did my daughter. I bowled well that night. And, I did get a kiss on the cheek.

I'd do it again with one exception, not for that particular couple.

P.S. Being the huggy type myself, Hugs to you and Mr. Z.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to thank everyone who prayed for me.

My eyesight has recovered, and I am able to drive and shop for myself once again. Hallelujah!

I am very grateful to God, to all who kept me in their prayers and to my eye surgeon, who has worked with me through four operations and many complications on the same eye over the past five years.

Our five senses are a gift from God. We should never take them for granted.

Thake care,

~ FreeThinke

Z said...

Great stories, thanks...

Pris, that's unbelievable! Well, you did the right thing, anyway, as you know!

Free Thinker..very happy to hear you're so well recovered. Great!

Anonymous said...

Free Thinke - What wonderful news. We can sure use good news and let's hope it's a sign. All the best to you, and enjoy your new found freedom at last.

Z - Quite a story isn't it? It is unbelievable, but, there it is, and yes I do know.


Elmers Brother said...

FT - glad to hear you are up and about and things went well.

Faith said...

I love that scripture. The Lord encouraged me with it very pointedly once in a depressing situation. Which this whole country is in right now.

Nice message about uplifting people around us.

Wonderful news, FT. May the Lord continue to protect you.

Average American said...

Here's a little something I taught in Boy Scouts for 16 years. I wonder how many of the hundreds of young men that heard it still live by it.

"Do a good turn (deed) daily."

Z, here's my joke for the day. It came from the August 2009 American Legion Magazine.

"MEMBERS OF CONGRESS should dress like NASCAR drivers, with their sponsors displayed."

EDGE said...

Hey Z,

This is "Edge"! :O)

Great post! Really meant a lot! Especially to an old single guy!

Rita Loca said...

I also often read this devotional book. Thanks!

Susannah said...

Thank you, sweet friend, for your kind words about our children. I hope you've had a WONDERFUL day!

How's Mr. Z these days? Hope all is well for you both. Mr. Susannah says Hi!


Z said...

Thanks for coming by, everyone...
Such good comments..

Average, that's a great line about NASCAR, and sickening, too, of course, right!?

Faith, I'm glad you like it, too.

Edge, you're too nice to be single.:-)

JM...i love it

Susannah...Your family is so beautiful

RaDena said...

"...but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33"

Isn't it sad for Obama that he thinks he has overcome the world? Thanks, hon! :)

Z said...

RaDena...sad for HIM?
Naa....that THE ONE thinks that, is sadder for US, right?

Thank goodness we've got the REAL ONE!! :-)