It’s been one of those days

Murphy’s law on steroids.

Whatever could go wrong today went wrong. From the moment I left the house this morning until I crashed on the couch at days’s end. My soft couch was welcome respite.

I regret to say I was not a nice person today. in the throws of multiplemurphys-law setbacks I lashed out at two ladies. Both, in their respective roles were trying to help me. Both were cheerful and pleasant. I was not.

I chose to complain and become one of those antagonistic clients they practice on in  HR customer service training classes.

I sought them both out at the end of our meetings and apologized  profusely and earnestly. I resent my negative responses to people who only wanted to serve me. All I wanted to do was argue and register my dissatisfaction and disappointment. All they wanted to do was help me.

By days end I was exhausted and regreted that I responded contrary to my usually pleasant Type A, never-meet-a-stranger self. I needed relief.  I needed rest.

I came home and opened my bible and read Mathew 11:28-30 several times.  About the third or fourth time I felt His peace wash over me. I was quiet, refreshed and at rest in Jesus.

I’m so grateful that on Murphy’s law days I can always come to Jesus and let Him take away my burdens and my anxiety and give me His peace and I can rest in Him.

Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and
learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. 
For my yoke
is easy
and my burden is light.

A book of discipline

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My remote connection to Dr. Martin Luther King

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Riddle: What is full when it’s empty?

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A different look at winning

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Failure in 2017

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Banging on the door

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What resentment can do

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Wine–old or new

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Spending time with Titus

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Our Lord and Savior Jesus-Plus

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Some humor for adults

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Do you ever use the “J” word in public?

Did you inow . . . Continue reading

Will we ever learn not to mess with Israel?

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Managing Depression

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Living in the FOG

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Just for laughs

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Does it feel like anarchy outside?

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God grant me

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Check your spirit today.

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‘Twas the day after Christmas

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Wisdom And Good Advice From An Old Farmer

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How Many Angels In A Host?

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Turning Seventy

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Two Christmas Questions

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What Happened To The Sheep?

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

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God Bless Atheists This Christmas

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The most beautiful house at Christmas

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What Will You Celebrate This Christmas?

“But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the tribes of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times.”  Micah 5:2

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The truth about Truth

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Have A “Mary” Christmas

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Down With Christmas

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Finishing strong for 2016

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Christmas Quiz: The Answers

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For His Glory Christmas Quiz

How much do you know for sure about Christmas and the Biblical Christmas story?  Read on.

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Would Jesus go out for coffee with you?

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When Jesus said no

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Coaches who know how to coach

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‘Tis the season to be lonely (or sad, or depressed or broke or ___?___).

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One thing you know for sure

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Abortion rates fall to lowest level in decades–CDC

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A bad connection

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Wives, sometimes you just gotta trust your husbands.

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Give thanks. Then worship with this

Another “Mr. Zirkle”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Suze shares her story of another Cry Baby generation job applicant. She wrote this after reading my post, Cry baby job interview on the Blogging Meetup website.

 

I have had a few “Mr Zirkles” apply for work when I had my own business. It simply amazes me that some new to the workforce are so incredibly stupid when it comes to a job interview. I once had a person ask me, before I barely had time to ask them to please sit down if the “lunch hour is really an hour and not some arbitrary time period less than an hour” . when I asked why he needed to know he said “because I take a 45 minute nap after i eat”. he didn’t get the job.

The Blackest Friday

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The First Thanksgiving

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Unexpected Thank you’s

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The day Kennedy was assasinated

53 years ago today I was coming out of English class in Shenandoah High School. My classmate and dear Catholic friend Ann Lund came rushing into my arms crying, “Oh, Steve, the president’s been shot. The president’s been shot”. I was shocked and confused as were my classmates who heard Ann’s cry.

We would soon learn from school officials that John F. Kennedy had beeb shot during a motorcade in Dallas, Texas just after 1:00.  The rest of the school day was mass confusion, questions and rumors.  We didn’t have TV at school, so all we could rely on was news we heard on the radio.

It is one of those days etched in our minds we never forget.  Like December 7, 1941 September 11, 2001, July 20, 1969, and January 1, 2000, Y2K.

The events on those dates changed our way of life forever. Regardless of the things that occurred on those days, one thing will never change–God’s love for His children and the eterbal hope we have that one day, regardless of world events, we will live carefree and full of joy with our Father forever.

“Behold, I an with you always.” Matthew 28:20

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8: