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Tuesday, 7/23/13

Tuesday, July 23, 2013




The day began by heading to the dentist as the kids and myself had our 6-month cleanings. All of us came out with great reports. Once Maegann was done she walked down to the Orthodontist to have her retainer checked and as always came back saying "he says I need a full set." I ignore that each time. Yes, her front top teeth are not perfect, but they are not a mess either. They both received coupons for ice cream cones at Arctic Circle so we went ahead and stopped there for lunch on the way home.

I was so tired by 1:30 I took a nap and then went to get gas in the van so I could actually make it to the doctor tomorrow morning. Needed to return the RedBox DVD too. Wasn't ambitious at all today, but I did throw something together for supper and then cleaned out my dad's papers that I've been collecting since 2009 when he was in independent living and now assisted. I have a huge stack to burn! Makes the info easier to find when I need it though with the papers I kept.

Tomorrow.... Doctor appointment at 8:30 for my knee and the kids' counseling appointments at 1:00. Have a roast out to put in the crockpot for supper.



But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through dry places in search of rest, but it does not find any. Then it says, I will go back to my house from which I came out. And when it arrives, it finds the place unoccupied, swept, put in order, and decorated. (Matthew 12:43-44)

It is very important that we fill our lives with godly activity and make decisions to work for God, making a positive difference in the world. Many people don't realize that indifference is a decision. Right and wrong are not the only decisions we make. A decision to do nothing is still a decision, and it is one that makes us weaker and weaker. It gives the devil more and more opportunities to control us.

Empty space is still a place, and the Word of God teaches that if the devil comes and finds emptiness he quickly occupies the space. Inactivity indicates that we are in agreement with and approve of whatever is going on. After all, if we are doing nothing to change it, then we must think whatever is happening is fine.

When have you seen a need and decided to do nothing? Don't settle for the status quo any longer. Trust God to show what you can do to make a change.

(From "Trusting God Day by Day" by Joyce Meyer)
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1MIN17SECB412PM 7/26/2013 8:04AM

    We must 'stand our ground' against devils, "resist the devil and he will flee from you." We expect the Lord to 'do' it, or we pray to God to stop the evils from this or that, but we were told to 'do' it. It's our responsibility - kind a' like a son asking his father to take out the trash, after his father told the son to take the trash out. The evils take over if we let 'em. Victory legally belongs to us, but devils are criminals and won't obey unless forced. Like police in uniform with the backing of an entire government, we believers are backed by our King of Kings and all of His forces, when we stand in Jesus' Name. We can't resist wicked spirits in high places or powers of darkness - evils and negatives by our own abilities or names, but we've been given the authority to resist and we're expected to use it. If we don't, things will not go very well in our lives.

Comment edited on: 7/26/2013 8:08:11 AM

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TONYAB2000 7/24/2013 9:13PM

    Great that you got to have a big of a quiet day! I hope everything went well with the dr this morning.

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KAB7801 7/24/2013 9:18AM

    Yes doing nothing is a decision!
One of my daily goals is to make someone smile! You wouldnt believe how easy that is to do and how good you feel after!
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MUSICMOMOF2 7/24/2013 8:18AM

    Sounds like you had a fairly quiet Tuesday. Hope all goes well at the doctor this morning!

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CARRIE1948 7/24/2013 7:41AM

    Sometimes you just have to have an off day

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DOROTHYBERO 7/24/2013 7:28AM

    Sounds like you needed a quiet day!

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NELLIEC 7/24/2013 12:17AM

    Sometimes the little things can make a difference also. About 3 weeks ago, I went to a wedding on a very hot day. Afterward the poor groom was just dripping with sweat while he greeted people. I searched for a Kleenex from my purse pack and handed it to him. He looked joyous. I was surprised at how grateful he was since it was a small thing to do, but I'm guessing it relieved his misery.

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RENATA144 7/23/2013 11:38PM

  You're a good parent ! emoticon

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