What’s Right With Your World?

June 30, 2008 at 11:16 pm 15 comments

A lot of people I know seem to be or recently have been a little, or a lot, down-and-out, and that’s okay.

Me?  Some days I’m overwhelmed a bit here and there, but mostly…hopeful! Pretty happy!  Finding the joy!  Worship is great!  Loving the summer!  God is encouraging us in many ways…

But, back to you…I just want to hear…what’s RIGHT with YOUR world?


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  • 1. Renea  |  July 1, 2008 at 8:23 am

    “Life is Good” pretty much sums it up.

    I realize I am the classic optimist but my cup is definitely overflowing. As I think about all that is right, I feel even more blessed than I did before I started. Joy fills my soul.

    Thank you for reminding me to think of all the things that are right in my world. Love ya!!!!

  • 2. Kim  |  July 1, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Not having to get up at 6am every morning to get the kids ready for school.

    Staying in my pj’s all day if I want to.

    The beginnings of fresh veggies from the garden.

    The mild weather we are having so far this week.

    Hubby being blessed with a good job so I can stay home.

    Wonderful Christian friends.

  • 3. Joy  |  July 1, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    1. God loves me and has made salvation possible for me, a sinner.
    2. A wonderful family.
    3. A home.
    4. Open windows and a soft breeze.
    5. Blessed beyond expectations … even with high gas prices.
    6. The best country to live in world wide.
    7. A upbringing that taught me Christian values.
    8. In spite of all the confusion in the world…I feel blessed to be at peace.spiritually and emotionally.
    9. Physical health
    10. People who I know pray for me…even if I don’t ask.

  • 4. Kathy  |  July 1, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Hey there Maggie!! Life is good in so many ways. Our beautiful baby boy grandson – Collin, Kaiti and Kelly arrive here on July 4th. They will all be with us until around the 2nd week of August. God is so blessing our family – especially with the safe-keeping of our son-in-law, Robert, who is a Marine pilot in Iraq. After two unexpected eye surgeries and follow up treatment – I am wearing contacts – no more glasses to lose every week!! What else is good? God blessed David’s recent mission trip to Uganda beyond belief. They set up a medical and dental clinic – they also shipped over a water treatment system and were able to turn on clean water to the village!! Chemical water treatment is what David has done for a vocation and career – to think that God is turning this vocation into a ministry is beyond incredible!! God is so good!! That’s what’s right – still wrong is dealing with the tragic loss of our pastor and his son, the death of a close friends son. Our church and family is still struggling to find the hope and light through this journey of grief. Enjoy every second of your summer!! love, Kathy

  • 5. Melissa H.  |  July 1, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Well, let’s see…there is so much right with my world….today is my birthday and I spent it with family and friends on a great “adventure.” As cool as it is to visit, being in NYC today made me appreciate and LOVE home so, so much more! I have a beautiful family, wonderful friends, a roof over my head, a career that supports my family so that my husband can complete his college education, a God that loves me and holds onto me even when I’m not holding on to Him, and the freedom to worship Him whenever I want. Thanks for asking us all to think about this!

  • 6. Merrie  |  July 2, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Life is good, but also very stressful. Having lived away from all the family for so long, it is now stressful for them to ALWAYS be here. I have a hard time getting my stuff done. I LOVE having my grandkids, but some time I just need some “ME” time and some alone time with my Father.

  • 7. Kimberly  |  July 2, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Freedom, Family, Friends, Forgiveness, Familarity, Fashion, Favor, Foibles, Felicity, Furnishings, Fullness, Frugality, Freshness, Frosties, Fifties, Fragrances, Fortune, Freckles, Foliage, Flowers, Firstborn, Festivity – Fourth of July!

    There are many more letters of the alphabet, I could go on and on……………….

    Oops I left out Fred, must add Fred.

  • 8. Susan  |  July 2, 2008 at 11:06 am

    That’s hilarious Kimberly….you left our FRED!!!!

  • 9. "Maggie"  |  July 2, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    I’m SO enjoying you guys responses…soaking in the waves of thanksgiving. Waiting for more!

  • 10. Under His Wings  |  July 2, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    1. El-Olam My everlasting God!!!
    2. Warm days, blue sky, fluffy clouds, taking a walk with my husband on the trail!
    3. My small group on Tuesday nights–wonderful God loving women who make me laugh until my sides split, who love me through hard times…
    4. Our boys and the funny things they do–like our 7 year old trying to carry me around the house.
    5. Having the car and the fuel to go in it–taking a drive listening to James Taylor.
    6. God answering prayer–especially when I get to see a child healed–I’m so amazed.
    7. Hugging my sister and having her kids run to me for hugs!
    8. God healing my Dad, in more ways than one.
    9. My mom laughs when I tell her stories.
    10. Jesus

  • 11. mom  |  July 2, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Having Larrypop home for 2 precious weeks, and all the fun times together with family and friends. Sharing missed fellowship together with him, as a couple, at church. Not having to sit alone. PRECIOUS TIME. Safety for him as he returns to Iraq (and has made it thus far to Dubai in Saudi Arabia without any trouble.) Family that supports me while he is away, a huge blessing. Loving grandkids, the best in the whole wide world!! (Comes from a true grandmothers’s loving heart) God’s grace. Protection. Flowers of the season, I love them. Fresh garden veggies. Wonderful weather…..and on and on and on. There is no end. God is Good..All the Time…

  • 12. Cindy  |  July 2, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Even in a gloomy time, His light still shines.

  • 13. Kimberly  |  July 2, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    All the time…….God is good

  • 14. bellissimanh  |  July 2, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I love this post, Maggie! It’s been a rough week here, but you’ve got me refocused and zoning in on the blessings, rather than the challenges. But heck… even the challenges emphasize what’s right in my world!

    1. God is sovereign and more than capable of handling the things that stress me out.
    2. He is a personal God and speaks to me…
    3. My youngest gave his heart to Jesus last week!
    4. Great worship music this week – I thank Him for inspiring Kari Jobe and then enabling my worship team to recreate some of her worship ballads
    5. Our VBS float is nearly finished
    6. I’m finished with work until next Monday
    7. The Women of Faith conference is less than a month away

  • 15. Cindy  |  July 3, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    To Kimberly: God is good – all the time!

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