Tuesday, March 28, 2006

July 16 Thought for the Day

It is my favorite out of all the days of the "Twenty-Four Hours a Day" book. I need to read it this morning and I will share it with you:

"We can believe that God is in His heaven and that He has a purpose for our lives, which will eventually work out as long as we try to live the way we believe He wants us to live. It has been said that we should "wear the world like a loose garment." That means that nothing should seriously upset us because we have a deep, abiding faith that God will always take care of us. To us that means not to be too upset by the surface wrongness of things, but to feel deeply secure in the fundamental goodness and purpose in the universe."

I am going out now to run. Yesterday morning I ran for the first time in 2 weeks. Update on the cat incident: I called Janine late last night and she said that on closer examination, her eyeball isn't actually scratched. Thank God for that. I just pray the other scratches heal without infection or complication. I also pray that I have the grace and strength to do what I need to do with my cat.


Alexis said...

Oh no! I will keep you, Janine and Minerva in my prayers! on pg 114 in the BB it says "The Power of God goes deep." It is in you too! Stay strong and you will know what you need to do and receive the strength to get it done. You are not alone.

Anonymous said...

My best wishes to you and your cat. I still have not managed to quit drinking altoghether. So congratulations.
As for the cat, I have three of them, one of them a rescued stray that is needed some nursing.
Take care!

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

I was spending some time following links, and thought at first that you had not posted for 9 months, but was glad I stopped to read your post. It hits me squarely where I live.

I will also include you, Janine, and Minerva in my prayers. Serenity, courage and wisdom are all needed - He will provide them.

Anonymous said...

Your hanging in there ,,
great to hear you are running again.I remember you posted a photo of your self joggin at sunrise.I need to start my daily walkies again....maybe today?!
Thanks for sharing!

Sober Chick said...

Thanks for the update. I thought dAAve's comment was funny about the Big Book. I love that out of a not so pretty situation some light and laughter cna be shed.

Although Janine's wounds are still fresh and only time will tell all you will be in my prayers.

Trudging said...

Yes, the power of God does go deep. My friend Fred used to say that all the time. He died with 24 years sober last April.

AAwoken said...

Great quote, exactly what I needed. Funny how that works.