Payment was made by God to God.
Not to Satan.
But by God's love
To God's justice.
~Dr Liam Goligher, Sr Pastor, 10th Presby
Unkie: I eat like my dad when we do stuff like that.
E: You put ketchup on dim sum?
*In discussions about whether the kids should start calling their Filipino grandmother "Lola" instead of "Wawa", which was "Lola-but-I-can't-get-the-'L'-yet", we reminded the girls that they used to call Grandpa "Bumpa" for the same reason. They found that hilarious, much like the "Uncle Oreo" bit they know about difficult names.
Many of us spend far too much time trying to figure out how we can get blessings for ourselves. People sometimes spend their entire lives trying to accomplish what they think is important, never trusting God or letting Him lead them. In the end, this leaves them depressed and unfulfilled.
Psalm 37:3 says, "Trust, in the Lord and do good, ." God didn't create us to worry about helping ourselves all the time. He wants us to sow good seed by reaching out to help others. And doing good brings great satisfaction because it feels great to make a difference. It also opens the door for God to bless you in a greater way.
You need to trust God to bring the right blessings into your life. While you're waiting for His perfect timing, get busy helping others. You'll actually feel relieved when you aren't thinking about yourself all the time.
Trust God and get busy doing the good things you know to do. He'll faithfully bless you and meet your needs.
Prayer Starter: God, I don't want to live a selfish, self-centered life. I trust You to bring the right blessings into my life while I'm busy doing good for everyone You've placed in my life.
Day 364 of Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life - a Daily Devotional
On moving three states away:
cousin: So we'll hope your parents make the trip down to visit, Middle Frog. What about your parents, Big Frog?
Big Frog: <beat> My dad's weird.
cousin: I think any of us could say that about our own dads.
Looking at a dumpling menu which includes one filled with "pork and scallions".
ESL friend: What are scallions?
me: They're related to green onions...
...Do you have onion grass, chives, growing in your yard?...
...In the VeggieTales Daniel & the Lions Den? They're the guys who go "Dunn-dunn-dunn..." (moving shoulders back and forth, as in "Oh No, what we gonna do").
ESL friend: Thank you! Now I know what you're talking about!