Monday, May 5, 2008

Daily rules and more

I received this email and thought it would be a great blog post.

Daily Rules from God for 2008

1) Wake Up! Decide to have a good day. "Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24

2) Dress Up!! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7

3) Shut Up!! Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul." Proverbs 13:3

4) Stand Up!!....For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything. "Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10

5) Look Up!!....To the Lord. "I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

6) Reach Up!!...For something higher. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6
7) Lift Up!!...Your Prayers. "Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING." Philippians 4:6

Couldn't have said it better myself!


I had one of my proudest moments the other day. We grabbed some food on the go one night after church. We blessed the food in the truck. Ruthie didn't eat all her food, so when we got home, I put it on the table and sat her down. She looked at me and said, "Bless the food Mommy!" What a way to melt my heart. So, I sat down next to her and we blessed the food. I had to call Randall right away to let him know! Now, she always wants to bless the food. She won't say it on her own yet, but she repeats after me. It always brings a smile to my face!

Life is going well right now. We have a "ladies & friends" banquet to attend this Friday. I am truly looking forward to it! I just hope Ruthie does okay for Uncle Skeeter. i don't know how well that will go over!

I hope everyone is having a good Monday. I need to start on my Mother's Day gifts. I am make chipboard albums for my sisters and mothers. I am going to put inspiration quotes on them!


Mari said...

That is a great list! That Ruthie is so cute - you're teaching her well!

Cheri said...

I ditto Mari- you guys are great parents. What a great example you're being to Ruthie!

What is a chipboard???