January 18, 2006
Come Lord Jesus
Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again
Rejoice.        Philippians 4:4

There is much to rejoice about in our house ... Mom
finally gave in and let the boys have a puppy.  
There has been much hubb-a-balu surrounding the
new pup.  I believe the neighbors thought that
maybe a new baby had come home from the
hospital with all of the excitement pouring from the
house.  In fact one neighbor took note that there
was a lot more excitement over the puppy than the
last baby brought home.  Never -the-less there is
plenty to rejoice about...until...one of the boys had
to get up in the middle of the night and take said
puppy out to do his business.  "Mom, I think you
need to get book about how to raise puppies
because it shouldn't be this much work."  he bluntly

Simply put "How can something this great be so
much work?"  Being a Christian can cause the
same dilemma, "How can something this great be
so much work?"  Some days it is very hard to
follow God's teachings,  some days it is very hard
to love in a Godly way, some days it is just hard to
rejoice.  But the Lord is there calling you to rejoice
in His Love and not just one time but over and over.

Great Father Almighty, we Rejoice in YOUR way
and we Rejoice in YOUR Holy Name.  YOU alone
are the Beginning and the End.  Never let me live a
moment without Rejoicing in YOUR Love and Your
Greatness.  Amen.