Sunday, August 29, 2010

Memory Verse for Sunday ~ August 29th, 2010.


Feel free to borrow this image and share in on your blogs or on Facebook with your friends/loved ones.  Left click on the image and enlarge it, before saving it.  The background graphic is courtesy of The Graphics Fairy. Go check out her site. She has some really neat vintage images and ephemera :) :) :)

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a great Sunday.  My shoulder feels MUCH BETTER today. The tension in the muscles seems to be going away very slowly...and  I'm moving it as much as I can, gently, to keep myself active. I don't want to become petrified like a tree.

Enjoy today's Scripture verse. The background graphic is from The Graphics Fairy and it was just too cute. It was actually an altered piece of sheet music...and I thought it went well with today's verse.

I'd read Ephesians 5:19 on one of you sweet lady's blogs...and lovely me, can't remember which one :( In any case, I wrote the reference down on a little 1" by 2" index card and took it to work.  Since at least half of the people I work with are Christians, I figured someone might have a Bible on them. NO!!! It was so funny. I went from one co-worker to the next asking if he/she had a Bible..no, they all left them at home. It was really quite comical, because I really wanted to write out the entire verse.

Instead, I just placed the little reference card underneath the monitor screen, right in my line of vision...so it would remind me to be joyful unto the Lord!!!

Yesterday was a very tough day.  My job basically entails telemarketing. We're a soft-sell company...and I can handle rejection. However, yesterday people were just plain very mean.  Sweet Linda over at Prairie Flower Farm gave me some great advice....pray for them. That is exactly what I will do, because I don't know what's going on on the other end of the phone. I'll admit that when customers yell at me, it does make me cry sometimes because I'm just doing a job. There's no excuse for treating anyone mean...not at all. So Linda really made this heart of mine very glad yesterday :) :)

Oh, I came up with a title for my stories about work. It'll now be called "Tales from the Pear Tree" even though right now we're still in peach season. The Royal Riviera pears are what we are world-famous for here in the States and internationally.

Have a great week everyone. That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)

15 comments:

Becky said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough day. What you are going through is another reason why I left my Retail job and returned to my homemaker status.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Heather,
Hope you are having a very restful Sunday, I am so sorry for the rude people, and Linda gave some very good advice. I agree there is no reason at all nor excuse for rudeness. But it seems to me that you are very understanding, and nice to people.
Thank you for sharing this graphic. I love the scripture too.
I also like the title of your stories about work, this should be very interestIng and a great read. I am late responding because I am still trying to catchup on blogging ,and trying to get my apples done, and then comes the grapes. just a busy time on the farming,
Thank you for coming by and for taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment. I so appreciate your friendship too.
Hugs,
Sue
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agypsyangel said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the way you did the verse.
Boy dealing with difficult people is always a challenge. I agree just pray.
Smiles,
Kim

A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, Heather, I'm sorry you had such a difficult day. I truly cannot understand why people act like that. I guess it has to do with the anonymity of the phone. I mean, if they were looking at you face to fce, I doubt they would be yelling. But given that they can hide behind the phone, they feel safe in being rude. I am so sorry to hear that. And I agree with what your friend said...say a little prayer for them. You never know what kind of situation you may have caught them in.

Also, I LOVE the title Tales from the Pear Tree. It sounds lovely.

Have a great week.

Love,
Patti

Sheila said...

Heather,
I agree--there is no reason to treat anyone like that. I try to be polite to telemarketers when they call my house--I must admit that I don't always make it though. I'm glad your shoulder is feeling better--I pray that it continues to do so.
Have a blessed week.

Jill said...

Heather,
How could anyone be rude to someone as sweet as you! Sorry to hear you had to go through this, but it is true, pray for them. Try not to take it personally, I know it's easier said then done, but toxic people like that are not good for anyone. Keep your chin up, keep smiling and think of the friendly customers, not the rude one. One rude for 10 nice? For example, no comparison. :-) Love the verse, you find good ones. Hope things are going well with you and your Dad. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Blessings,
Jill

Whidbey Woman said...

Hello from your blogging neighbor to to the north in Washington State! So glad you joined us this Spiritual Sunday. I hope this week goes better for you. You have a stressful job. I agree with the others here who have stated that people have no right to be rude or mean to you. Yes, praying for them is a good thing to do. Everyone is under so much stress these days. May the peace of the Lord be with you.

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Heather,

So sorry to hear of your troubles, yet better days ahead as God give you strength!.., You will be in my prayers sweetest friend!

This scripture verse is so appropo and timely as well!.., Thanks for sharing it with us!

~ What a beautiful script and font with the Victorian artwork on this lovely scripture as well Heather!

Also, your very lovely post from last week's tea was so very sweet and pretty with the cheery, Cherry motif tablecloth and darling teacup!..,

~ Why even the crocheted piece were charmingly cosy and oh so very lovely!.., All so very artfully arranged!.., Pure visual delight dear Heather!

..,(I have been out of the office taking such much needed vacation, 'R. and R.' time); yet I wanted to thank you so very much also for partaking with last week's little tea parties!..,


Thanks so much for for sharing this loveliness as well as being a precious part of our, Tuesday Tea For Two' and 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland", experience dear lady!..,


I always love having you join us!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
and also
@ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I think that your job is very hard. I will pray for you while you pray for others.
God Bless,
Ginger

Virginia said...

I Pray this week goes better for you. Hang in There!
Joy & blessings,
Virginia

Charlotte said...

The memory verse graphic is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. I'm glad your shoulder is better. I always try to be kind to telemarketers although I will have to admit I am always just a little annoyed that I am being called. That is a job I would not want. I'm sure I would end up crying too. I'll pray for you.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Beth said...

Heather, you are a dear sweet person, and I'm sorry you were treated poorly. No one deserves this and I know you're just trying to earn a living. God loves you and He will honor your efforts to live for Him.
God bless, Beth

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ I think Linda's advice is WONDERFUL!! How precious to think that you can be used in such a way...praying for those that abuse you on the phone...SO great! May the LORD continue to give you the grace day by day to look to HIM and not take it personal. It really isn't personal...people are just frustrated and don't really think that YOU are a person with feelings...they treat you like a computer (which of course, you are not)!

Have a great week!
Glad to hear your shoulder is improving!

Blessings,
Camille

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Heather,
If you would like to put some repeats on for Tea Time, that's fine with me. There's numerous scripture verses you could use to make each one different if you would still like to participate. Just let me know, ok? I don't want to put any pressure on you. Tea Time is supposed to be fun for everyone. Hope you're having a good day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Annesphamily said...

My shoulder has been bothered me for about a week! I think I am going to visit my favorite chiropractor! I can not get rid of the pain and it hurts to get up on my left side. I hope you keep getting better, Thanks for sharing and take care. Hugs Anne