"...whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever thingsare lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." ...Philippians 4:8
I think I live in The Twilight Zone.
I mean, this weekend while at my supermarket, people laughed with each other while ambling along with their carts. I helped one older couple find a working scale and we joked together and I felt giddy. The cashier pushed through my coupons which 'bad beeped' and I saved $63 with sales and coupons. And when I told the 20-something woman at the service desk that I hadn't been charged for a huge bag of birdseed last week and wanted to pay, she said I must be an honest person. I told her I needed to be able to live with myself--and God-- and she chuckled and said, "Right!"
At Target I didn't slip in the
ice rink parking lot and had the store to myself (nearly), the only sound breaking the silence was more customer and cashier laughter. The genuinely pleasant cashier put through my coupons with not one bad beep.
I expect to find delight whenever I shop and God (and Buffalo) never disappoint me. "Be it unto you even as you have believed, " and all that. Really.
And a miracle? God helped me not complain as much about winter this year (in my past years' blog posts I complained lots ...tsk) and I actually enjoyed this one(!) And even when we awoke to snow this morning I reminded myself that occasional snow in March means Winter's power is weakening and he's losing his grip.
And that is celebrate-able.
I think I'll spend less time online around Complainer Christians. You know, those critical, you're-all-wrong types who tattle on people they do not know and crab about Life's imperfections. The ones who say even with God inside us, this world is mostly a horrid place. Why face battles in my head to view people and Life as God does if there's no need?
God sooo loves people, even though He remembers we are only dust. (Proverbs 103)
Instead, may I keep asking God to show me what's and who's Gone Right and Pleasant. And may He keep giving me more Good to report back to you from out here in
The Twilight Zone Buffalo.
It's another gorgeous Springtime morning here at Hobbit Cottage. :)
"Love hardly even notices when others do it wrong." ... from 1 Corinthians 13
"To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people." ... Titus 3:2
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
― John Wesley
― John Wesley
"How you treat people is always within your span of control. #Kindness is easy and free!" - @CharityIdeas