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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday's Gift to you.

Ever know someone or live with someone who is so big into pointing out what you do wrong and they can't even see for the log in their own eye?  Oh my....let's be accountable for ourselves. 



 I really loved Andy Griffin - I thought he was one of the good guys. And Ernest Borgine too.



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:



PS I have had some new people join me.  THANK YOU - but some of you I cannot find your blog - I don't know if you don't have a blog and are just commenting - or if the problem is mine.  Let me know.

57 comments:

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

We are to pray for those that can't see their own sin. Its been years and I am Still praying...

God bless your day.

Rob-bear said...

Hope you have a blessed and glorious day!

laurie said...

great post!!!! have a wonderful sunday!!!

Louvregirl said...

Focusing on the good can get you through the mucky mires.

EM Illustrator said...

Great post today with some good messages :-)
Enjoy your Sunday my friend!

Eva

Buttercup said...

Love your posts, and you're very special, too! Have a sweet, sweet Sunday and a great week.

The Jones Family said...

Great thoughts to begin the Sabbath with! I too was saddened by the passing for Andy Griffith. I always loved his show with little Opie and Aunt Bea! Good childhood memories watching that as well as I Love Lucy and Leave It to Beaver! Have a blessed Sunday!

Say What? said...

I recently saw a sign that said, "Don't judge someone just because they chose to sin different than you did." It has really stuck with me.

Miss Debbie said...

Yep, Andy was special and his shows are timeless.:-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I always worry immediately when I think the OTHER person can't see their log... usually means I have one. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Jill said...

Thank you, Sandie. The thought for the day is one I need to be reminded of...too often, I'm afraid.

Godsgalnj said...

Definitely focusing on the good today! Be blessed :)

Beth said...

Have a wonderful day Sandie, filled with only good things.

TexWisGirl said...

it is so easy to be critical - of others as well as of ourselves.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am trying to focus on the positive today! Pray for me please! Hugs, Linda

Sally said...

My motto is "live and let live". It's not my place to judge anyone; only the Lord knows what people are really going through. However, I feel we should listen closely to Him as to how we can help someone else.

Have a blessed day, Sandie. ((hugs))

Sarah (Nikki) said...

the best for me is "Focus on the Good." I want to see the good...the awesome...the incredible in life, in people and even in me. Wishing you a beautiful Sonday out there.

That corgi :) said...

I pray that a lot about the plank in my eye, that I will see that rather than the splinter in my neighbor's eye :)

I think all of us of a certain generation grew up with the Andy Griffith show; it was sad to hear of his passing; so many of them seem to be passing with frequency these days (I guess that's a sign we are getting old?)

I hope your day is a peaceful one Sandie!

betty

Susannah said...

Thank you for this thought provoking post! I need a reminder now and then. Everyone needs a reminder....we are not perfect! Thanks, Sandie. Happy Sunday to you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good message for Sunday, Sandie.... We do need to clean the food off of our own faces --before telling others about the food on theirs.... ha ha

Great thought: Focus on the Good... I try to do that --but the 'bad' sometimes tries to join in!!!!! ha

Have a fabulous Sunday... By the way, I do have some bloggers who comment but do not blog themselves.
Hugs,
Betsy

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Focusing on the good in people is a whole lot better than looking for the bad all the time. A little praise helps so much. Our pastor said it's too bad that most of the news we hear is bad. It makes us think there isn't any good in the world, but there is a whole lot of good in it. Looking and seeing all that is good around is a wonderful thing. Hope your Sunday is a great one!

photowannabe said...

Thanks for the reminder to Focus On The Good.
No nit picking today!!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

That is the best and most wonderful thing that we can do. Love and be happy.
We need to remind ourselves every day, that we are not perfect, no one is.
Very well written Sandie, "Take the wood out of our eye's before we judge another".. so many people are too quick in judging. Often judging without even knowing anything about that person.
Wishing you a blessed sunday.
god bless val

Love Of Quilts said...

Andy Griffin was a one of a kind in my book he will be missed....this world needs more like him.

Pondside said...

That is a good thought to hold on to this week!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Thanks for the reminder to focus on the good. I need a reminder once in a while.

Knitty said...

Don't you find that those who always criticize aren't happy with themselves?

Love the Andy/Barney cartoon. That is cute.

Now about those shoes you're wearing...you aren't really going out dressed like that, are you??

(Said in jest with reference to being critical...and a reminder to myself to get out of these slippers before I leave the house!)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes they were both good guys and will be dearly missed. Love, Debby

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

We'll miss Andy!
Grandma always said - "If you can't say something nice - then don't say anything!"
Look forward to meeting you on Wednesday :-}}}}

Munir said...

Very well said. Zachery Levi, said that it is not neccesry that we be a judge in order to be a Christian.

Ann said...

Oh yes, I do know someone like that and I really needed to see your thought for the day right now :)

Thisisme. said...

I love the one about counting other peoples' sins doesn't make us a Saint. How true! Great post for us, as always. Focus on the good - that's another one that we should all try to take on board. Hugs to you from across the pond!

Nonnie said...

Funny how we tend to want others to get justice for their sins and we want mercy for ours.

Andy Griffith ..and all the other characters on that show. Loved them. They were so real.

jack69 said...

This one ti too good!!!!:
counting someone else's sins does not make you a saint!! never read or heard it, man is that good!!!

I will miss Andy, just knowing he is not with anymore. I always liked him and his programs.
Take care.

Shelly said...

It's a little bit poorer world without Andy and Ernie.

barbara l. hale said...

Love that Andy and Barny cartoon. They were sure favorites of mine growing up.

Nancy Claeys said...

Sandie! I love your new profile picture. Pretty lady! xo

Chicken Wrangler said...

I miss Mayberry.....Andy Griffith was wonderful. They have a rerun tribute to him on tv this week, watched several shows yesterday evening. They just don't make shows like that anymore, do they?!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The saying goes, the good die young....these two men, I grew up with and miss them. Barney too.

PS...love the new profile photo you're now using.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Great quote! Hope you had a great Sunday!

Arkansas Patti said...

I have found focusing on the bad takes more concentration, is a lot like work, and I am a lazy person.
Andy sure set the bar high. Today's shows don't come close.

Retired English Teacher said...

Good thought for the week: focus on the good. I loved the first quote about sins. So true.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yes Andy Griffin and Ernest Borgine were a couple of great guys and they will be missed.......

As for knowing people who like to point out the faults of others oh how I do, sometimes I do wonder why they take such pleasure in making others feel so terrible.....

Alice Arthigton said...

my ex ron used to always tell me how i mes things up. i always try to keep a open mind. but pointing out peoples faults can really hurt them mentally and emotionly. this comes from a girl that did it too her.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I like those words
FOCUS ON THE GOOD
love
tweedles

Paula said...

Hope your Sunday was nice Sandie. We had fourteen in church today at our little country historical church. Few people but always a blessing.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I agree Andy was one of the good guys. He will be missed. I always thought he had such a friendly, sweet smile. Great post, Sandie! Hope your weekend was a good one.

Maple Lane said...

I really enjoyed watching Andy Griffith on tv, too. Wishing you a nice week. I believe I read that you have friends visiting. Hope the weather cooperates!

Tiffanee Gould said...

Happy Sunday to you! Thanks for a great inspirational post!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Chatty,
So true, that counting other people's sins doesn't make you a saint. Shoot, I cannot even count my own accurately; that's why I decided to let God do the counting. :)

Happy Sunday evening. - Marsha

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Debbie said...

We just happened to cover the portion of scripture just above the log in the eye one yesterday. We'll be doing an in depth of that passage next week. Ought to be convicting...

TARYTERRE said...

Totally agree about being accountable for ourselves.

Butterbean Row said...

THat is so true!
And I will miss Andy Griffith most of all.

♥charlotte

Wanda's Wings said...

Always up lifting!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Focus on the good!
Focus on the good!
Focus on the good!

i need to remember to Focus on the good!

love
tweedles

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