Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

God Has Smiled On Me!

God has smiled on me, again and again! Yesterday, I went to work at the nursing home. The morning was wonderful. I visited with residents one on one. We talked about Spring and Mayday and the beautiful flowers outside their windows. We talked about how amazing God is to welcome the change of seasons in such a beautiful way. My boss brought the puppies and so I carried around a baby Yorkie most of the morning. The residents love her and she loves them. Puppy kisses just made the day better. And God smiled on me.
At lunch time, my wonderful husband brought me a rose, carefully chosen from our rosebush. It was barely opened, the perfect color of pink and it smelled simply wonderful. He took me to lunch to the local diner, where I am convinced one can buy the best cheeseburger in America. We visited with friends while we ate. And God smiled on me.
In the afternoon, we took the residents out on the patio. The plants had been carefully chosen and placed where they would surround us with beauty and fragrance. The heat was perfect, not too hot and not too cold. We all drank root beer floats and laughed as we watched the puppies bark at the spring birds. The birds of course, chattered back and taunted the pups, staying just far enough away to make a quick escape. The fountain gurgled and bubbled and we were all at peace. Suddenly it began to rain. The rain coming in torrents, soaking the residents before we could maneuver all the wheelchairs back inside. As the staff stood drenched and dripping, the residents began to giggle. And God smiled on me.
When I walked into the house, my dog was so happy to see me. She wagged and jumped and even smiled at me. (Really she did !) My amazing husband and I sat together and visited. God sent rain again and the grass hungrily drank up every offered drop. We spoke to friends and family on the phone. We watched American Idol and answered email. My dog sat in my lap, her favorite place to be. We went to bed totally content. And God smiled on me.
This morning, I excitedly begin my day. Because He has made me His own, because He loves me, I have no doubt that today, God will again smile on me. I can hardly wait!



Blogger Marie said...

Thank you for being you! I love that you look at everything and see God- I want to get there too someday. Taking the good, the bad and the ugly and seeing our wonderful and amazing God in them all. He has smiled on all of us, through you.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Don Neyland said...

Glad you're having a great day!


11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He smiles on me everyday, too.


12:50 PM  
Blogger jel said...

sounds like he did smile on ya!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous lisa leichner said...

I'm smiling, just reading your sweet words. You go, girl.

I wish every day could be the simple, sit outside, enjoy the flowers, let puppies lick our faces, have lunch with our dear hubbies, kind of days.

(even on a good day I wouldn't want a puppy licking my face, though.)

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have been and still are and will ALWAYS be such a joy to me, even though I can't see you as much as I'd love to. So I thank you for the blogs,,I don't respond often, but it does keep you close to me, and keeps God closer to me too! You are such a great person it's no wander God smiles all over you ;)
Your friend, Kelli

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying He smiles on you again today.

I love hearing you sound so happy.


5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful day!


5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think He read your blog and smiled again.

Love ya

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God smiles on all His own, we just dont always take time to notice.
Shame on us.


6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading about your "simply" wonderful day.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

God has smiled on me today with the love of my husband, who was here at lunch from work and cheered me up, and with the love of my mom in Abilene, with whom I talked with two times today - both morning and afternoon because sometimes you can't get too much time with your mom - and with the love of many others.

God is good and smiles on me all the time, too, even when I'm not looking.

Thanks for the reminder!

of Finding Direction

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God smiling down on us all-what more could we ask?


8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Neva, I love coming to visit your site. I always feel encouraged when I come here. Thank you for bringing me closer to God.


9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What great thoughts, Neva. Thank you for sharing them with us.


9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love days like that, God smiling all over the place. Thanks for sharing yours.


10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds like such a great day. I am glad God smiles on you.


5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really a great post. so encouraging. so inspiring.


10:40 PM  

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