God, mark us with grace and blessing! Smile! The whole country will see how you work, all the godless nations see how you save. God! Let people thank and enjoy you. Let all people thank and enjoy you. Let all far-flung people become happy and shout their happiness because You judge them fair and square, you tend the far-flung peoples. God! Let people thank and enjoy you. Let all people thank and enjoy you. Earth, display your exuberance! You mark us with blessing, O God, our God. You mark us with blessing, O God. Earth’s four corners—honor him!” (The Message)

Smile! Embrace God's Grace and Blessing!! We could sure more of this and less of the anger and bitterness that seems to be all too prevalent on our society and world today!

Smile! Grace! Blessing! What would happen if we began to really lead with these in dealing with others??

I suspect it would become transforming. It easy to follow our baser instincts and play the blame game. Allowing those to envelope us and yhrn it somebody else that is 'making' me respond with angry words, frustrated frowns, blaming and baiting.

I have a choice in the way I generally approach others. So, what attitude will I choose today...and tomorrow...and the next day?

The same old pointless finger pointing and endless arguments or try a way that leads us to a Happy, Joyful Life.

It seems to me that Father's Day is a good day to embrace God's way! Today we celebrate our earthly Fathers If they are still with us we have the opportunity to thank them and love them. To be reminded of the guidance they gave us, the love that protected us and cared for us.

I am thankful this morning for my Dad's love, his determination to teach me to be a good citizen and a good person. For teaching me to think about others, their feelings and situation.

For helping me understand that the universe does not revolve around me and to teach me about personal responsibility.

Yes, I think today is a great day to allow God's Grace to fill each of us, to thank Him for our many Blessings and lead with a Smile!

It is not always easy to walk the high road, we all need help and encouragement. A wonderful place to begin the walk or return to that walk is in Worship Celebration!!

Try it out, there is s place of Worship near all of us. It's a good day to to listen for God!!

Happy Happy Father's Day!!!

RC LEE