Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things

 Lots of things went wrong today:

-late alarms
-ill baby
-knocked over soil
-burned pancakes
-spilled coffee
-missing sunrise sermon
-forgetting the eggs for the sunrise breakfast
-torn zipper
-little boys who eat the 'youth lesson' 
(that isn't YOUR chocolate)
-missed opportunity to read am scriptures
-squirmy tots who won't fix their hair
-hyper boys who won't tuck in shirts
-rushing to church
-late for Sunday School
-my sugar filled children at preaching
-lunch misunderstanding
-late lunch
-D. having to leave with no lunch... 
and one whiny baby
-ears that 'hur' [hurt] 
-mon.  doc. appointments
-no naps for anyone today
-no one really agreeing to PICTURES
(all of this happened. yes)

I thought about screaming my head off.  I thought about going back to bed.  I thought about praying for God to turn my water to wine all day.
This song I use to sing kept popping into my head all day:

When the dog bites

When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Easter is...
Jesus hung. He bleed. He felt the pain.  
He felt our desperation. 
He was acting in love.  
Why the death of a son? 
Is there a greater sacrifice?
We are His favorite things. 
You are His.
He loves.  He renews.  He has risen.
He washes away the ugly.
He replaces it with renewal, strength, and forgiveness.

In Jesus Name, 
I recognized my favorite blessings all day:

Fun Family Fellowship

Devoted Dads 
(who catch the eggs when they fall)

Carefully Hidden Gold
(....these are a few of my favorite things...)

Glorious Shining Prize

Heated Volleyball Battles
(....silver white winters that melt into springs....)

Special Festive Deliveries
(...brown paper packages tied up with strings....)

AM Excitement 

Big Foot Discovery?

Special Day Hair
(...these are a few of my favorite things...)

Feeling Pretty 

Cool Clip On Ties

More Interesting Things 
(than Pictures)

Sugar Sweet Kisses
(...these are a few of my favorite things...)

Dads who Pretend to Smile
(for mom)

Moms who Pretend 
(everyone else is smiling and likes to dress up)

The Red Carpet Fashions
(....girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes....)

Funny Secret Jokes

Glimpses of Angels

Replacing Easter Hats with Autographed Wrestling Masks
(mom said no)
God loves LOCAL wrestlers too!

Plastic Pink Pearls

Reading Resurrection

Rolling Marshmallow Tombs
(...cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels...)

We Don't Eat the Last One
(because Carlee made it)


He is Not Here;He is Risen   

Stained Yellow Fingers

Dad's Magic Formula
(...these are a few of my favorite things...)

May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.
-Revelations 21:22

I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad.....
I feel Blessed.

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