Enjoying Life

Happy Monday Everyone!

Mondays are SUPPOSED to be my day OFF, whatever that is right? Well, this Monday (today) I am taking most of the day off… to do some much needed YARD WORK. We have to prepare for Coree’s GRADUATION PARTY… it’s THIS SUNDAY at 1pm (everyone is invited)… lots to do before them… work little Chucky… WORK! 

For some odd reason, I just haven’t felt real motivated to take care of my yard this year. I am embarrassed to admit that Emily has been doing most of it so far. I’m kind of dreading all the manual labor this day will bring about… so PRAY FOR ME EVERYONE! 

Got up for church at 5 AM yesterday (to spiritually prepare) after not getting to bed till 12:30 AM (not by choice)… preached at 10:00 AM (beautiful service)… hosted 40 people for lunch at 1 PM (had a blast)… hosted two couples I’m getting ready to marry at 7 PM for some last minute Q & A (had a blast)… went to bed last night at 12:00 AM (exhausted)… I DONT WANT TO DO YARD WORK TODAY… please don’t make me! LOL

Even in the extreme busyness of yesterday, I ended up taking about five minutes to look at all the wildlife in my back yard. I thought about how much the birds LOVE this habitat we have created for them. This one bird flew down to the pond and took a bath… water was splashing EVERYWHERE… he was having so much FUN! Then another bird… and then a few more… all different kinds of birds dropping in for a drink of water and a nice clean bath!

Then I looked at the snails and tad poles just chillin out in the bottom of the pond… and one of our fishes jumped out of the water, the rest of them swimming all over the place having the time of their lives! I noticed the BEAUTIFUL PLANTS… and the bees and the frogs…

Oh, and this one DOVE was sitting on the wire that goes through our back yard… all by herself… just sitting there. Then another dove landed on the wire about three feet away… and he looked over at her… then moved over a few inches! He looked over again… and moved over a few more inches… and then a few more… and a few more… until they were side by side like two little love birds! 

As I was taking this all in… I believe God showed me something beautiful! I was thinking about HOW GOOD IT MAKES ME FEEL to see all these creatures enjoying the WORLD Emily and I HAVE CREATED FOR THEM… and I realized how much GOD must LOVE to watch you and me enjoy the WORLD HE HAS CREATED FOR US!

Luke 12:27-29 Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, HE WILL CERTAINLY CARE FOR YOU. Why do you have so little faith? “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things.

This week… lets try to ENJOY the world God has created for us. Not only the beauties of this physical world, but the environment of friendships, and the other environmental factors GOD has specially crafted into our world… for our enjoyment! Let’s allow GOD to sit back in his chair and watch us ENJOY THE AMAZING LIVES HE HAS GIVEN EACH OF US!

Have a super day everyone… I’m off to SWEAT in my yard so all our guests will better enjoy this little world of ours at Coree’s Graduation Party! LOL

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6 thoughts on “Enjoying Life

  1. PASTOR CHUCK! I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR BLOG TODAY. I LOVE BIRD WATCHING, BUG WATCHING, PEOPLE WATCHING. IT IS SO AMAZING TO WATCH GODS CREATURES DOING WHAT GOD CREATED THEM TO DO. PERSONALLY I LOOOVE DOING YARD WORK.

    I HAD TO EXPERIENCE SOMEONE TODAY THOUGH THAT BROUGHT YOUR MESSAGES OF THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS TO MIND. I HAVE A RATHER LARGE YARD AND FIELDS THAT NEED MOWING AND TENDING. I ENJOY IT ALOT BUT SOMEONE CAME OVER TO "HELP" ME. I DO IT WITH EXCITEMENT BUT THIS PERSON COMPLAINED AND GRUMBLED THE ENTIRE TIME THEY WERE HERE. THEY'D SAY THINGS LIKE I NEVER GET ANY HELP, NOTHING RUNS RIGHT, WHY ISN'T SO AND SO HELPING BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. I REALLY LOVE THIS PERSON BUT IT IS SO HARD NOT TO TELL THEM I REALLY DON'T NEED ANY HELP. (IT TOOK 3 PEOPLE 5 HOURS TO GET IT DONE LAST TIME). BUT HE WANTS TO HELP ME. I WISH THEY COULD GET THE MESSAGE OF HAVING A SERVANTS HEART. I HOPE THAT I AM NOT LIKE THIS PERSON.

  2. i hope that when emily is working you are NOT pulling a "Hon" and telling her how to do it and sitting there watching him. I wish I could get out and mow and to all that stuff. I sit outside and watch the birds for hours at a time. God will give you the will power to get it all done Chuck you know that. Ask Lisa come see me,please.

  3. Pastor, I am a day behind in blog world but its ok.

    This blog speaks my heart and passion for what you are expressing about the world around us. Whether it be in nature or by capturing the emotion of a smile or laughter of a loved one frozen in time by the lens of my camera.

    This is my desire and passion to share with the world around me so they see what I see. So often we ALL get busy with life and can let LIFE pass us by and miss so many beautiful views God has given us to enjoy and its that I wish to capture.

    Your property and the way you and Emily maintain your property is the most peaceful, beautiful place I have seen !! It's AMAZING!! Photographers would pay to use it as a backdrop I am sure!!

    Hey, I can ask a few if you to rent it out:) LOL. It would make some awesome Wedding photos, graduation photos, senior photos, WHEW!! Family portraits! ok… rabbit trail sorry… This is my brain, it never stops thinking.

    Oh, and Lisa….. NO WAY.. You are NOT like whoever helped you yesterday complaining!! Think of it this way. You set the example yesterday for him for the way HE SHOULD be going about the job to do. You planted the seed in him and even though you may not see it now, believe that its there, and it will be rooted and watered. Believe and SEE him differently, See him as a hard worker, as a NON-Complainer and pray and Thank God for the opportunity you had to sow into his life and that He IS all that You see him to be. Don't let go of that vision of him and pray for others to be put in his path that God wants there and remove the ones that God wants removed.