Something to Smile About (Anyway)

I’m going to be honest, some days it’s just not fun to be the minister’s wife. I know that God has me right where he wants me and that I’m doing what he wants me to do, but there’s an old saying that, “No good deed goes unpunished.” Those days are not fun at all.

Something to Smile About (Anyway) at A Chat Over Coffee

Something to Smile About (Anyway) at A Chat Over Coffee

But God is good all the time and He’s given me lots of encouragement today, so I’m going to share it with you in case you’re having “one of those days” when doing the right thing seems hard and thankless. We have something to smile about anyway!

The Best Boost of All: God’s Word

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

This verse popped up just when I needed it! Life isn’t fair but God isn’t unjust. He won’t forget us!

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. - Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

A Timely Discovery

I found a timely post at Harvest Lane Cottage that reminded me to speak God’s truth to myself. There is a lovely meme at the top of the page that says…

Faith is believing on the days when we can’t see it and just don’t feel it.

Isn’t that encouraging? There are days when it’s very hard to “see it” or “feel it” but faith is about more than feeling. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

A Practical Pick-Me-Up

My quarterly Ebates refund check arrived in yesterday’s mail. It’s not a huge sum, just rebates from a bit of online shopping (the rebate from the floors came last quarter) and referrals, but it was still a little extra and it certainly arrived at an opportune time to give me an encouraging pick-me-up.

If you signed up for Ebates through the referral link at the top of my right sidebar, please let me offer you a huge THANK YOU. If you haven’t tried Ebates for your online shopping, I invite you to do so. I enjoy having a little refund arrive in the mail every few months and I think you might like it, too!

Beautiful Blog Buddies

I’m grateful to each one of you who reads, follows, and comments here on the blog and to everyone who has connected with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I smile when I hear from you and your feedback makes my day!

What do you do to keep smiling on difficult days?

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4 responses to “Something to Smile About (Anyway)

  1. The white iris are very pretty. Are those in your garden? I should look for some white ones. It is too soon here for ours to be blooming. Soon, though.

    Well, I decided long ago just to not have difficult days. I mean, every day can be difficult, what with a chronic illness that just gets worse. So I choose to always remember that there are others with “more difficult” difficulties. I know I have God to lean on also; imagine how sad for those who face difficulties alone.

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    • I do have iris in my garden but not white ones. The photo you mentioned was taken at a nearby farm. I’ve often heard that one’s attitude makes a huge difference when dealing with chronic illness, so staying positive seems wise. I hope your iris give you lots of pretty blooms very soon!

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