Monday, February 16, 2009

President's day

Its President's day here and the kids are at home.
Oh goody its a play day.
Our son's family will be headed back to their home today.
Wah, we have had a great time with them.
The kids have really gotten along with each other and played well.
Having the boys here has been good for Zach especialy.
He has really enjoyed having boys to be active with and not just the girls.
Wish we were closer.
I have today off, so I'll be enjoying the kids too.

Since today is President's day, I wanted to include the Daily thought I send out to friends, family and church members. Today it has quote from President Abe Lincoln, a scripture, prayer and blessing to go along with it.
Hope you have a happy President's day today as well.
Today might be a good day to pray for our President and our former Presidents as well.
But let's also prayer for the leaders of other countries too, especially those we consider "our enemies."

Thought for the day
After he had been elected president, someone asked Abraham Lincoln what he was going to do about his enemies. He replied, "I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends."

Scripture for the day
Romans 12:20 "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."

Prayer for the day
Lord, remember not only the men of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted upon us. Remember rather the fruits we have brought, thanks to this suffering: our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, the courage, the generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown out of this. And when they come to judgment, let all the fruits we have bourne be their forgiveness.
Source: Found on a scrap of paper at the liberation of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp in Germany

Blessing for the day
Blest be that spot, where cheerful guests retire
To pause from toil, and trim their evening fire;
Blest that abode, where want and pain repair,
And every stranger finds a ready chair;
Blest be those feasts with simple plenty crowned
Where all the ruddy family around
Laugh at the jests or pranks that never fail,
Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale;
Or press the bashful stranger to his food,
And learn the luxury of doing good.
Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveler

1 comment:

L.L. Barkat said...

Always nice to have a day of fun!

Welcome, btw, to High Calling Blogs.