The Morgan Church Devotional

a pastor's thoughts about...uhm...stuff

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Life IS Good

to be honest i could complain with little effort. if i looked (i wouldn't even have to look hard) i could find something to whine about...something negative...something down...something.

but this is what happened to me today:

i picked up the kids a little early from day care for convenience sake. when we got home i told them they could play outside and, of course, they were happy to. i went in and began prepping for dinner. the first step in dinner preparation is finding the right tunes...you can't cook well if you don't have the right music playing--it has something to do with putting the proper amount of spices i think.

the second step is to decide what it is you are cooking. i had no idea...but with the most excellent choice of tunes (josh rouse--1970's sounding rock/soul (it was released in 2003)) perfectly capturing the mood of the day...it was...well... je ne sais quois? (holy moly--i spelled it right first try--what a day!)

at one point, with a song prompting a soul-filled sense of satisfaction, i went to the window to see if i could see the kids. there they were, playing nicely in a puddle of water (the fact they were on the other side of the glass and 20 feet away masked the fact that maybe they weren't playing so nicely--i don't know. they looked happy tho!)

i had this profound experience. i was aware of God's great, abounding, benevolent, overwhelming love. it was great. i thought about my wife, who, like me for the most part is learning to love unselfishly...who could be a better partner? i thought about my children. they are great kids...they irk me sometimes (like just now when they wouldn't eat the wonderful work of art, er, meal that i just cooked)...but they are special, special kids.

at that moment i could not think of anything that could possibly make my life better.

good God.
good wife.
good kids.
good tunes.
good food.

good life.

make yours good, too.

Step out into the sun
Step out into the world and love someone
Save yourself from hate
Save yourself from hate and all the hassle
And you people all know know what I'm talkin' about
(Yeah you people all know what he's talkin' about)
Yeah you people all know what I'm talkin' about
(Yeah you people all know what he's talkin' about)

Spread the love vibrationUh-huhSpread the love vibrationUh-huh

Now everybody's scared
Scared of being lonely and abandoned
If you find someone who cares
If you find someone to love and understand you

Then you people all know know what I'm talkin' about
(Yeah you people all know what he's talkin' about)
Yeah you people all know what I'm talkin' about
(Yeah you people all know what he's talkin' about)

Spread the love vibrationUh-huhSpread the love vibrationUh-huh

Yeah you people all know what I'm talkin' about
(Yeah you people all know what he's talkin' about)
Yeah you people all know what I'm talkin' about
(Yeah you people all know what he's talkin' about)

If you people all know what I'm talkin' abou
tSpread the love vibrationUh-huhSpread the love vibration
Spread the love vibration
Spread the love vibration

love vibration
by josh rouse

4 Comments:

Anonymous nanamoose said...

Life is good x's 2 must be huh PMike as the blog is there 2 x's!!! but anyway I agree with what you said I have lot's of times had the same kind of day.

05:18  
Blogger stacey said...

Yay. God definitely does bless us like crazy. You're right, you do have a grat life.

14:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a similar experience just the other day. My daughter was playing outside and when I went to the window, this is what I saw. She was jumping, twirling, clapping her hands, and laughing. In the middle of the yard, with not a care in the world!!! My first thought was "What on earth is she doing?" Then I watched some more. The more I watched the more I realized what a special girl I had. She didn't care what people thought or said she was expressing joy. God is so good to me!!! (Upon talking to her later she told me she was cheerleading--Future spirit leader in more ways than one?)

07:43  
Blogger PMike. said...

thanks for sharing that...it made me smile. kids are great.

i'm gonna keep being a kid.

20:44  

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