Every time I think of my Grandson, I know that God watches over out family. My daughter was one of those rare women who did not stop menstruating during her pregnancy and did not put on any weight until the very last. As a result, she had a complicated delivery and the baby came early. He is of normal weight, height, intelligence, etc. Preemies are often behind for several years. I prayed HARD during the delivery. I believe that God looks after his own. 1 Corinthians 1-9 God is faithful by whom ye were called.
Here is the LO I made to express the feeling that I had that he was a gift from God and that God had been watching over our family.
I recently ran across a new, (at least to me) type of scrapbook journaling. It’s called Faithbooking. I think it is terrific. Some of my most profound thoughts are spiritual.
These days it is more politically correct to be Muslem, than Christian. While that sounds very prejudiced to say, it is very realistic. My children were not allowed to pray in school, but the Muslim students at certain times of the day, would throw their prayer rugs down and pray out loud in the middle of class.
Anyway, whatever way you can express your faith is a good thing, who knows how long it will be legal? Here’s a good link for ideas.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, But to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
– Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine, 1790 – 1869
It’s a damned poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
– Andrew Jackson, 1767 – 1845
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.
– Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1808 – 1890
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
– Brian Tracy
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.
– Johannes Eckhart, 1260 – 1328
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
– W. T. Purkiser, 1910 – 1992
I may not be where I want to be, But thank God I’m not where I used to be.
– Ainsley CarryQ 3`1
When you look up at the sky, you have a feeling of unity, which delights you and makes you giddy.
– Ferdinand Hodler, 1853 – 1918
There are moments on most days when I feel a deep and sincere gratitude, when I sit at the open window, and there is a blue sky or moving clouds.
– Kaethe Kollwitz, 1867 – 1945
We all live under the same sky, but we don’t have the same horizon.
– Konrad Adenauer, 1876 – 1967
ERMA BOMBECK ONCE SAID I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go into overload and blow up.
IF THIS IS TRUE, MY MIND IS FULL OF RANDOM BITS OF KNOWLEDGE THAT BADLY NEED TO BE DEFRAGMENTED. WANDA L THACKER
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
– Booker Taliaferro Washington, 1856 – 1915
Inquisitiveness and strength make me want to rise above my valley-bound brothers. I must reach the summit to see the truth.
– Delores Seats
Rise above principal and do what’s right.
– Joseph Heller, 1923 – 1999
Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.
– Nancy Kerrigan
Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
– Washington Irving, 1783 – 1859
Reality is something you rise above.
– Liza Minnelli