Tuesday, March 17, 2009

{blessings of a true kind}

~Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~
I'm not Irish, but I'm double Scottish, so maybe that makes me a "kissing cousin!"
Poor David was just so disappointed to find that St. Paddy's Day is not a National Holiday, which exempts him from school! {LOL!} So off I sent him with green M&M's for a snack!

I'd like to share some blessings of a true kind!

They're not just for the Irish, but for all people, given to us by Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount.... ~ Matthew 5 ~
3Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.
10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Blessings to you all! ~Rhonda :)

24 comments:

Susan said...

God has given us the greatest blessing of all....salvation through the shed blood of our precious Lord & Savior. But then He showers us with more, all the time. We are indeed a blessed people.
Susan

ellen b. said...

Now that is something to celebrate! Blessings...

onlymehere said...

That's the beauty of Christ, the blessings are for all of us, not just a particular, race, sex, religion, etc. His blessing enclose us all within his love. Thanks for sharing this today. You really didn't miss anything on my post today, LOL! It was just one of those days when it's hard to be a mom. Thankfully these type of days don't come all that often and the sun's still shining today and it's all good! I just felt the need to let the internet world know that I'm normal and life in my family isn't always smooth sailing! LOL! We are so normal that it's kind of scary!

Amelia said...

So true, God sent his son for all of us...German, Irish, black, white or what ever. All we have to do is Ask Jesus to come into our heart and follow all his teachings.

We truly do have many blessings!

ceekay said...

Well, not a drop of Irish here...but I love the scripture you posted. Happy St. Patrick's Day! from McCeekay!

imjacobsmom said...

Not irish here either! But thanks for sharing with us today! God Bless & Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Robyn

Susan said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Rhonda,
I just wanted to stop in and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I don't always have time to leave a commenmt but I DO read every post of yours and just wanted to write and say, "THANKS" ~ I do think you are some kind of wonderful and really really enjoy everything you post!
Robin~♥

Smilingsal said...

Faith and Begorrah, and top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Have a good St. Patrick's Day. (I am a wee bit Irish!)

Happy To Be said...

Happy ST. Patty's day to you dear friend...thanks for your message today..hugs and smiles Gloria

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Happy St. Patricks Day! For some reason my Bloglines has not been picking up your posts and I have to SERIOUSLY catch up! I missed you :)

Bo said...

Hi Rhonda...Your blog looks so pretty & spring-ish! Thank you for reminding us from where all blessings flow!! ;- Bo

tardevil said...

Like your new look! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you also! My husband is the Puke fan, so I was the sad one! :O)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love the scripture Rhonda.Happy St Patricks Day sweetie.

Charli and me said...

Happy Saint patrick's Day! Beautiful post ♥

Deb said...

Wonderful Blessings Rhonda! Tell David sorry there was school today! Deb

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Amen. Beautiful post. Thank you. laurie

Pearl said...

Hi Rhonda... Thank you for this beautiful post, and for reminding us of God's many blessings... They are truly countless, aren't they?!

Just Loved the images you selected... But, the message was the Best... Hope all's going well with you, and that you're feeling better with each passing day...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
Awww... poor David, had to go to school...

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Thank you for sharing that - excellent!

Green M&Ms - why didn't I think of those?!

Shelia said...

Amen, Dearest! The greatest celebration of them all! That picture looks like a picture from my first little Bible as a little girl.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mrs. G said...

Happy belated St. Patrick's Day. What a beautiful post. The cookies look delicious too.
I don't know how your blog got off my blog list. I'm adding you back in right now.
Have a great day sweetie.
Hugs,
sue

tardevil said...

Yes, it was intentional (I'm a bad girl!). That's actually nice compared to the things he says about my team! :O)

onlymehere said...

Rhonda: Please add my niece's family to your prayer roll. Their daughter Luba who is just 16 years young is missing. They're/we're frantic to find her. I just did a post about her. Any prayers sent their way would be immensely appreciated by our family. Thanks. Cindy

Monogram Queen said...

Tell him that St. Patrick's Day in Ireland IS a religious holiday and they don't have school. True!
Blessings to you dear Rhonda!