Today the clouds rolled in, no complaining, for we have several days of gorgeous weather. But it has left me feeling a little blue. I fight this insignificant thing in my life that the enemy would just like to make me believe and bring sadness to me, shut me down! A disappointment in myself that leaves me feeling lonely and depressed. So, as I was going thru my day, the Lord reminded me of several things that brought my spirits up and made me think maybe I do matter after all.

First, I found this picture of my mom and the sisters that I love.

Then those sweet puppies, they are so much fun, they opened their eyes. That Momma, she is a good one, she keeps them fed so well, keeps them clean, it’s a JOB!

Doesn’t she look thrilled, and acting all private, cracks me up.

Oh, so tired!

Look at this little guy, Ruby went to get up and he is hangin’ on for dear life. So stinkin’ funny!

And then, I get this text from my sweet friend asking what my favorite verse was and I texted her back with it. This is what she brings me a couple of days later. I love my sign (I have them up in my house all over) this one is dear to my heart, first because it’s my verse, second of all it is handmade by Leanne. Talent and love this girl gives to me. Thanks my dear…I love it!

And then, as I was bagging my groceries my sweet Corvan calls me on the phone to ask me, “are you on your way home?” I said I would be home in a little bit and asked if something was wrong. He said, “no, just miss you, so GET HOME!”

And then, what is it about watching your man ‘play with your kids’? Doesn’t it just make a Momma’s heart swell? I love it when he gets tickled over something they say or do….this makes me just want to burst inside.

I was on facebook today and this quote from a very wise friend said, “loneliness comes when we forget the ONE who is always with us.” Wow, this put thing right back into perspective.

Ok, these things do make a girl smile and realize I am blessed beyond measure.

August 8, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Lora - What perfectly placed blessings for the mood you were in. You ARE so special and never alone!
I love the puppies!!! 🙂 so sweet. It’s amazing what we receive of God through our pets.
Your scripture is my Mom’s favorite too. What a good friend to bring you a gift like that.
You are blessed.
Thanks for often stopping in and blessing me with your kind words, too.
In Him,

August 8, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Jenay - Blessed!!! Love the pictures. Love the words.

August 8, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Shauna - I LOVE that pic of us! Don’t let the enemy get you down. Put on some awesome praise music and take some vit. D! 😉

August 8, 2011 - 4:13 pm

Brandee Shafer - Good for you for fighting for happiness!

August 8, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Lashae - Loved this. But what I loved most is that my favorite verse is also Ps 37:4. Not just because I love it but God has used it in my life OVER OVER AND OVER!!!!

August 8, 2011 - 6:58 pm

Cooking Up Faith - I am blessed to read this. I’m going to have to copy that quote down. SO good! Love the pics, and you know what? Feeling insignificant is something we ALL struggle with – not one person is alone in this feeling! I’m so glad God didn’t let you believe it for long!!

August 8, 2011 - 7:23 pm

Leanne - You put a tear in my eye. I love you…looking forward to Thursday!! 🙂

August 8, 2011 - 8:47 pm

mountain mama - just tell that stinky ‘ol devil to go bug someone else! 🙂

love all the pictures and great memories!!

August 8, 2011 - 9:51 pm

Craig - this all made me smile Marlece – from the clouds rolling in and bringing the blues to all the little things that “unblued” you. Love everywhere you look – thank you for it all – I’m still smiling. God bless and keep you and all of your little joy makers.

August 9, 2011 - 12:48 am

Casey Martinez - I am loving that the Lord brought so many little blessings to you when you needed them. One thing I want to emphasize to you is that without ever meeting you in person you radiate the joy of the Lord, you are a gifted encourager and every single comment you leave me brings a huge smile to my face. I know we would have such awesome talks about the Lord if we ever hung out! You are an amazing woman of God my friend and I am so thankful to have met you in the blogsphere! xo

August 9, 2011 - 4:29 am

Shanda - I have been feeling down myself and finally headed out the door with my dog for a hike. I took my camera, determined to find beautiful things to take photos of. I just had to look for something to be grateful for. That is often the way life is.

August 9, 2011 - 12:11 pm

GLENDA CHILDERS - How sweet of the Lord to remind you of the blessings . . . even when things are discouraging.


August 9, 2011 - 6:12 pm

Shanda - Answering your question here since I don’t see an email. I grew up in Zambia but went to Zimbabwe as a young missionary and married a Zimbabwean. I have lived there and also Mozambique.

August 9, 2011 - 7:10 pm

Jen - The beauty of your spirit just shines so brilliantly through this post of gratitude and love. I know you opened up many eyes for thing for which to be thankful.

August 9, 2011 - 10:21 pm

Tiffini - I hear what you are saying. I loved reading how you brought yourself out of it though…gratefulness seems to have that effect doesn’t it. So funny about daddy’s playing..I think the same thing! It does something to a momma’s heart:)

August 10, 2011 - 2:05 am

Amy Sullivan - Oh, yes, I like how you turned this.

Tell me you have that picture of you and your sisters framed somewhere! So beautiful, like magazine beautiful. You know every time I come here I miss my sisters, right?

Have a great week, Marlece.

August 13, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Lisa Gloor - Thanks for sharing such great moments of reflection Marlece! What an awesome picture of “bringing things into prespective” as you said. It takes a special heart towards God to receive such insight and you have it for sure. Isn’t God just the best.

August 16, 2011 - 4:53 am

Cheryl@OntheOldPath - I loved this post, I was just saying to Dave how is it I can deal with all we went through with Joel but these small things get me soo worked up!!! This post was just sooo true. Loved it Marlece. Hugs!

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