I started today too early, arising at 4:57am & it seemed to go downhill from there. Lost my patience with myself, lost my cool with my kids, screwed up a new crock-pot dinner, yada, yada, yada.  So what is the success-formula for starting your day off wrong?  'Cause we don't get do-over's. And then we try to make-up to those we afflicted with pithy statements like, "I'm sorry I'm just having a bad day" Puh-lease!  I'm wondering what Jesus did when he woke up on the wrong side of the bed? But he's Jesus, so did He?  I need a formula. Folks? I'm off to find my answer.  Surely, there is one in God's Good Book. I'm gonna find it and it WILL be my answer for a better tomorrow. :D

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1. LeadHership wrote:
FOUND IT! Like a discovery of gold in a California Gold Rush. Whoohoo!!

"Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way." James 1:2-4

March 1, 2011 @ 8:40 PM

2. Jaclyn Turner wrote:
There are days where it seems as if both sides of the bed are the wrong side of the bed,and therefore there is no hope in having a good day. A huge "BEWARE: BAD MOOD DAY" sign is in order for these kinds of day. It seems as if your facial expressions, body language, and words all equal a huge RAWR at the world. You can see all of this going down and somewhere inside your mind you're telling yourself to get it together & "be nice", yet you can't stop it. I, too, wonder if Jesus ever had one of these kinds of days, or even if Mary did (she WAS a Mom).I am not sure if Jesus ever just had a "bad mood day", but I am sure that "His mercies are new each day." :)And I am very thankful for that!

March 1, 2011 @ 8:40 PM

3. Michele Sweet wrote:
I'll ditto your day.....mine was a duplicate of yours! After a 3 mile run, praying the entire attitude adjustment finally showed up! Good post today!

March 1, 2011 @ 9:54 PM

4. Simonie Monie wrote:
I ray you have a better day tomorrow! You deserve it! xoxox

March 2, 2011 @ 12:06 AM

5. Susan Shipe wrote:
With fear and trepidation, I offer Isaiah 53:7...
He was oppressed, He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb (mute), so He opened not His mouth.

I learned (the hard way) that PMS days (Powerful Moves of Satan) were best spent SILENT.

Love you Heather.....and today will probably be better because your conviction was quick!

March 2, 2011 @ 7:51 AM

6. LeadHership wrote:
Jaclyn - LOVE it, girl! Your comment AND your verse. Thank you.
Michele - we're in this together. thankfully. :)
Simonie - Aw! Thanks, girl! Thats the beauty of new days!
Susan - Your verse is humbling...and right-on. Thanks, girl

March 2, 2011 @ 7:55 AM

7. chris spradlin wrote:
Great post! i can totally relate, let me know when you find the answer.

March 2, 2011 @ 8:41 AM

8. Sandy Bowman wrote:
McDonald's Sweet Tea. I know very profound.

March 2, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

9. LeadHership wrote:
Chris - James 1 spoke an answer to me. Also? Honestly? The fact that today ISN'T yesterday makes it worth going for.

Sandy - LOVE it! The simple things in life...can be the most profound :)

March 2, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

10. Stephanie wrote:
I love this! And I love that photo. And I'm having a crock pot dinner, so are we Twinkies, or what?

I came to find you to apologize for the comment conversation I left under your comment. I hope I didn't make things clear as mud. I'm not sure I can adequately explain it, myself, but here's the deal:

RUN to the Lover of Your Soul, and tell him all about it. He WILL give you a do-over. I even believe in retro-active prayer! He will restore time the locust have eaten. Even when it looks awful to you. But as I said, don't mess with Him. Be real and own it, ya know?

Okay, that's all the advice I've got, and honestly, don't listen to me, because I truly don't know anything.

Love your blog. Love your writing style. Thanks for everything.

March 2, 2011 @ 12:26 PM

11. Stephanie wrote:
P.S. And Timothy and I are memorizing James, and it is so powerful and helpful. I'm amazed at how those verses come back to mind. And I have a terrible memory, but even in the process of trying to memorize, it helps.

And I agree w/ Sandy, except for me, it's dark chocolate and/or a cup of hot tea (with a cookie), or a latte, or...

(You get the idea.)

March 2, 2011 @ 12:29 PM

12. Flavio wrote:
It's amazing how things trickle into a crazy day. It happens before our eyes, yet we seem to not get a handle on it, like the slow-motion affect of a plate, glass, or cup falling and we know to reach out to grab it, and at the least attempt to catch it and stop the shattering from happening, yet we just stare in an amazing display of frozeness. I guess we all know what it is to be a frozen popsicle...LOL

But thanks be to our great God, who places a comforting Word for all things in every circumstance and situation for us. For instance our struggle of letting go of our past, and the path we once walked. Yet! God simply tells us to step out of the darkness of our past, and into His light where we can see PROPERLY.

JESUS SPEAKS: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

God bless you all...thanx for your transparency and intentionality to remain looking to God to correct and bless your life FUNK. Continue to be that instrument for God to voice His beautiful Words through.

March 3, 2011 @ 12:06 PM

13. LeadHership wrote:
Flavio - as always, thank you for drivin by and giving the perspective from a cool, godly guy.

March 3, 2011 @ 7:35 PM

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