I forgot to put photos from my birthday at Mom's
and the pretty, yummy, chocolate raspberry cake Chuck got me.
He got this on Tuesday when we had a celebration here,
 Wednesday - Corey and Jesse took my shopping,
and we celebrated at Mom's on Sunday.  I got a whole
birthday week! 

 Jesse brought a therapeutic dog bed for Elsie and
Renny claimed it.

Jesse had to put Elsie on the bed and now she 
loves it. 


Reading: You never realize who might be listening or who might get hurt by something you say.

Watch your words diligently.  Words have such great power to bless or to wound.  When you speak carelessly or negatively, you damage others as well as yourself.  This ability to verbalize is an awesome privilege.  You need help in wielding this mighty power responsibly.  Though the world applauds quick-witted retort, God’s instructions about communication are quite different:  Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.  Ask His Spirit to help you whenever you speak.  Ask Him to help train you to pray---“Help me, Holy Spirit”--- before answering the phone, and you will see the benefits of this discipline.  Simply apply the same discipline to communicating with people around you.  If they are silent, pray before speaking to them.  If they are talking, pray before responding.  These are split—second prayers, but they put you in touch with God’s Presence.  In this way, your speaking comes under the control of His Spirit.  As positive speech patterns replace your negative ones, the increase in your Joy will amaze you.  from Jesus Calling

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