The Brief on Sunday

November 25, 2007 at 3:42 pm

  • extremely bad headache, meds, nap, still bad headache.
  • prayers for problems I don’t understand…”God, fix it.  I don’t get it.”  Trying to learning to let go and let God. 
  • prayers for God to make me more than I am, and to let my best be good enough.
  • thankful for grace when I don’t deserve
  • being myself, rejoicing in that, yet trying to be what others need…a delicate balance, not doing so well
  • prayers to be a better parent of a “tween”
  • thankful for a good word this morning, friends restored to health/or being restored, seeing babies we’ve prayed for healthier
  • starting Lamentations {whew, Lord, give me strength…not ready for the jump from the LONG Jeremiah to Lamentations just yet}
  • not ready to jump from one celebration season to another head-long!  Unable to dig out Christmas sweaters just yet (may wear a tshirt and jeans to the hanging of the greens tonight, but I will enjoy the joy of others until I catch up!)
  • Lord, you are enough!  Be my “enough”.  Be “all in all”, as you are.  Giving my all, but no striving.  Rest.  Joy.  Peace.  There is grace for all, including myself.

(Trying the discipine of turning off comments occasionally, today, on Sunday, just for the sake of variety — as some blogs do that I read.  Thanks for reading and for your dear friendships, and for your beautiful comments.  I LOVE THEM!)

“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.”  Psalm 136:26, NASB

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Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)



"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa



"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa




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