Friday, September 28, 2007

The Untitled Post...oh, well, I guess it has a title now

I've moved on to a new principle in my daily devotional book. Hang on to your hats, this is a big one! Principle #3 is.......the power of a good attitude.

"Say it isn't so!" Oh but it is, my friend, it is. Why is contentment such a struggle? Hmm?
Do everything without complaining or arguing. - Phil 2:14 Yep, it's right there in the Bible. I guess this means I have some MORE work to do. The christian walk is work....downright hard work too! I got up from this study with a changed attitude. I told myself, "This is it, no more whining!" I was a girl with a new attitude........

Then I opened the back door to let the dog out. Staring me in the face was this. Our pool is supposed to be4 ft deep. We had a leak in the hose and this is what it has looked like for about 6 weeks. I know, it's sad.

"Dear Lord, we have to get that pool cleaned and put away for the winter. That is going to be so much work. I really don't want to do that, Lord. That water is probably really nasty by now. Gross. I wonder how many mosquitoes are going to be homeless after we get that done?" My new attitude lasted all of like two minutes. Good job, Darlene! Way to go!
It's a good thing that we serve a forgiving God, or I would be in a heap of hurt. What's good is that I get to start over with a new attitude again and hopefully it will last longer than two minutes!
The passage for today's lesson is Philippians 4. I've read it and I'm going to read it again because this is an area that I really need to work on....obviously! Contentment, it's tough.

Just a little side note, if you look at the picture of the yard, you will notice a green slide. Yeah, I tripped over that thing, not once but twice, while I was mowing yesterday. It was a "get up and make sure nobody saw that" moment. I have never been accused of being graceful! In my own defense, I was listening to my Ipod, so I was a little distracted!

On a different note, yesterday was my last day to have sweet little Maggie. The weather here has been in the low 70's which is perfect for a walk. I needed to deliver a box to my mom's daycare, so I loaded up the girls and we were off. This house just isn't big enough for the two of them, we needed out! I have figured out that Cassidy just doesn't want to share me with anyone that is not normally here.


Rochelle said...

LOL!! This made me laugh because it look JUST like our pool! It is still pretty hot here and we might have another couple of weeks for the pool, but I am just so tired of looking at! It's time to take it down! LOL!

Alana said...

It lasted two minutes? That's not so bad ;-) It's normal atleast.

Fran said...

Seriously?? Scripture says Do everything without complaining??
No....I know it says that. I think I need that one up front in the household for us ALL to see.
I've been working on my Summer "to do" list for quite some time. I will finish with a happy heart!!

Have a great weekend!! Blessings...