Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Age Old Tonic

A woman once went to consult with her doctor, worried about her husband’s temper.

“Doctor, every day my husband seems to lose his temper for no reason. It scares me. I don’t know what to do,” she said.

The doctor replied, giving her a bottle of transparent liquid, “I have a solution for the temper. When it seems that your husband is getting angry, just take 10 ml of this age old natural tonic and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don’t swallow it until he either leaves the room or calms down.”

The wise doctor arranged a follow up check up after two weeks. The woman returned, looking fresh and reborn.

She exclaimed, “Doctor that was a brilliant medicine! Every time my husband started losing his temper, I swished my mouth with your tonic. I swished and swished, and he calmed right down! Can I have a refill?”

The wise doctor smiled, and reached into his coat pocket for his notepad, to write a prescription.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Mother's Day Prayer

A poem adapted from The Lord's Prayer for all whose mothers are in spirit only.

By LinDee Rochelle

My Mother, who art in heaven,
hallowed be her name.
Her spirit comes
though her job is done
and she rests now, in heaven.

She gave me each day her daily bread (of life),
forgave me my trespasses,
and urged me to forgive those who trespass against me,
she guided me away from temptation
and protected me from evil.

My heart is now her kingdom,
with all her power, and glory
within, forever and ever.



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! 
Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 
Don't' worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving; let your requests be made known to God. 
And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 
~ Philippians 4:4-7 

My salute to all those "Proverbs 31" mothers out there.

Happy Mother's Day!!