Saturday, August 30, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

This darling little puppy dog that we adopted last summer from the Humane Society is the reason my family missed a cookout today! Doesn't Scarlette O'Hara--her actual name--look adorable? Well, adorable as she is, little miss "Fiddle Dee Dee" loves to pull, chew, and destroy! She ripped the screen off of our porch last summer, and my sweet hubby and child# 1 and child #2 spent the morning rescreening our porch!! It looks wonderful, and we're planning on eating our supper out there minus the bugs and mosquitoes!! Yay!

While they were screening, I was with "Team Dirty Feet" on the mountain getting in some miles. There were only three of us today--Chris, Robin and myself (Cheri has a stress fracture and is in a boot She would appreciate your prayers!!). It was Chris's birthday, so Robin and Chris' s darling wife, Lisa, planned a surprise party after the run. Chris knew we were grilling out, but he didn't know that he was the guest of honor !!

From the left: Chris and his family, Cheri and her family, Me--family at home, Scott and Robin

Happy Birthday, Chris!! I really enjoyed meeting your wonderful family!!

Scott, you rock!!! Those were great dogs!!
It's amazing how spending just a little time with others develops a relationship. That's exactly what God wants us to do. Just spend time with him in an intimate relationship by praying, reading His Word, and listening to Him. I want to share this "Creed for Life" that I read in Experiencing God's Power in Your Ministry by Mary Southerland. The author is unknown. It's wonderful for those in ministry as well as for your daily life. Y'all enjoy!
Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others. It is because we're different that each of us is special.
Don't set your goal by what other people deem important. Only God knows what is best for you.
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don't let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future.
By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave.
Don't shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give it away.
The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don't dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you are going.
Life is not just a race, but a disciplined journey to be savored each step of the way.

Blessings this Labor Day Weekend!


Chatty Kelly said...

Susan, I loved that creed. I think I may print it out and keep a copy.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, (seems like you already are!) and best wishes. And your doggie is too cute.

Mari said...

That is a fabulous creed. So many sage pieces of advice and words to live by.

Your cookout looked like a lot fo fun.

Hoping you and your family have a marvelous rest of the weeeknd.

Leebird said...

Love that creed...I'm gonna put it on my website...and use it for prayer letters. I think I need to read that book, too!

I miss you...

Joyful said...

That creed is filled with truth. Thanks for sharing it! Much to ponder.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Chris said...

You beat me to posting the pics and run/picnic report!! Lisa and the girls had a great time. We did a little boating afterwards as well (although my legs were almost too tired to turn the pedals onthe boat)

Thanks for waiting with me while I towed the line!!

The Patterson 5 said...

This creed is one that would be good to print out and put on my mirror to read each morning! What a wonderful reminder of keeping on focus of God's individual plans for our lives. Glad you are having a great labor day weekend!

Gotta Run said...

So glad you could join us on Saturday. Missed having Craig and the boys with us.

Need photos of the finished project :)