Wednesday, June 1, 2011

embrace life

Summer is here!  I've been wanting to make a summer list; you know things that need to get done, things we want to do for fun and just some extra special things.  Thinking through what should go on that list can be overwhelming to me, but while I was reading and doing my quiet time this morning, I found the perfect summer (really all year) list already composed. 

"Whoever wants to embrace life
and see the day fill up with good,
Here's what you do.
Say nothing evil or hurtful;
Snub evil and cultivate good;
Run after peace for all you're worth.
God looks on all this with approval..."  1 Peter 3:10-12 (The Message)


That was just what I needed to get my mind wrapped around what I really want for our summer.  So friends, I hope that you'll join me this summer embracing life and filling up your days with good.  Happy Summer!

19 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautifully said.

Kristyn Knits said...

Sounds like the perfect way to embrace life!

a friend to knit with said...

run after peace with all you're worth... love that part.

happy summer!!! xx

Christina said...

May we all have success in filling our days this way!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Lisa, you are just precious. Love how you found this scripture just in time for summer to begin!

Happy thoughts,
Donna

From All Stitched Up said...

This sums up much of what I've been thinking. I'm definetly joining you! Thanks for sharing with us.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

That's a wonderful quote and it strikes me as being very special these days....I had a very nasty comment left on my blog over the weekend. It really hurt my feelings. Of course, it was left anonymously. Speaking no evil is the way we should all embrace life. Thanks.

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh that is a wonderful verse.
Happy Summer to you Lisa.

Melanie~Our Ash Grove said...

oh, this is wonderful!

rosemary said...

perfectly put

From All Stitched Up said...

On our walk this evening I was thinking about your verse - you have to be peaceful in the summer - it's too hot for anything else. I'm going to be peaceful and calm. Also I have no idea what kind of bug it is.

christinelaennec said...

That's an excellent "summer list," and a verse I'm not familiar with. Thank you, and enjoy the start of your summer!

Gigi said...

What a wonderful quote! And love the photo of your little with the puppers -- so much fun!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful summer.
Blessings,
GG

Tracy said...

Oh, sooo GOOD! Happy Summer, Lisa. I just love this time of your--and more than ready to embrace the days ahead.
Lovely to be back and catching up with you here after our travels. Can't believe you were in York lately! Because of some things going on with family, we didn't venture much outside of York this time... hopefully next time we can. ;o) Now getting over jet lag... LOL! Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

Gloria said...

Perfect! I love this sweet post. I hope your Summer is full of joyful moments...:)

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, sweet friend!

xoxo...Gloria

Carolyn said...

You are just precious. Sounds like the perfect way to embrace life!

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Stephanie said...

Perfect!!!!!!

JoAnne said...

I would really like to know what version of the Bible you quoted your verse from...I would like to get what ever version that is. Thank you so much for sharing.

stitching under oaks said...

Hey...sorry for not putting the version out there. It was from The Message. I'll add it to the post as well. Be blessed.