The Perfect Day

Have you ever had one of those days that was just perfect? The weather is nice, the kids are behaving, and you even get a great parking space in a crowded lot. We had one of those days last Saturday.
We decided that since the weather looked good (translation, about 50 degrees) we would go into the city for the day. Most of my kids haven’t been to D.C., and the ones that had been didn’t really remember it too well. We drove into the city and we found a great parking space pretty quickly. We then headed off to the Museum of Natural History.
We spent about two hours there (you could easily spend all day) and then headed out for some fresh air on The Mall.
Then one of the kids had to use the restroom, so dh took her into one of the art museums, while we waited outside.
They liked it so much we all had to go in. I didn’t think the kids would really be interested in the art museum, but they loved it. They were especially excited to find a portrait of George Washington. Sorry no pictures of this museum, I was too busy trying to make sure no one bumped any of the sculptures.
The kids climbed a few trees,
and then had a picnic snack on the grass in front of the capital building.
We had a great time in D.C.
When we returned home, the weather was so nice that we decided we needed to go to the lake and go fishing before it got dark.
It was the perfect ending to the perfect day.

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The Will of God

Another Sunday devotional from a friend.

I found an old prayer from a book given to me by a family friend a long time ago. It comes from the Book of Common Prayer and goes like this:

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Like many, I have often wondered about the will of God. At times it seems such a great mystery. This morning however, I am inclined to believe differently. God’s will is clearly spelled out in His Word.

Micah 6:8 says this, He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.

There are countless other verses which also speak about His will. What a blessing to know that we do not have to live in doubt about what He expects from us. All we need to do is go to His Word! There lies our true joy and true treasures. It is there we find an endless trove of promises and encouragement to steady us in the storms of this life. It is a gift to be able to go there. So, go there often my friend, and hold fast to that which never shifts, changes, or comes to an end.

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