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Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Hello Devo fans!  Not much going on in the Devo camp, other than the van was in the repair shop, getting ready for the great journey to the South!  So, obviously, with the van getting fixed, Dev and Charlotte were housebound!  Dev probably didn't mind it, but I know his mother totally abhorred it!  She doesn't dislike being home as much as she can't stand the thought of "having to be stuck at home!"  I guess it is the "confined" feeling that makes her feel a bit uneasy!  I've always accused her of having "cabin fever", and that is probably a legitimate explanation!  She just doesn't feel right when she is shackled by a situation!  Pretty interesting, considering she has been alongside Devon for the last three years, and never felt anything but the upmost desire to be there!  I'm not much more than a sidewalk psychologist, but I'll bet love and compassion are key components to every positive action taken by we, humans, when dealing with certain situations!  When we react to something in our lives, we can either react positively or negatively!  If the situation scares us, or intimidates us, we usually react negatively!  If the situation pleases us or potentially pleases us, we react positively!  But when we have a love interest or a compassion interest, there are no boundaries!  If someone told Charlotte that the last three years of her life would be TOTALLY dedicated to "someone", she may have cringed with the thought!  But interject, Devon, one of her loves of her life, and a very dependent Devon, at that, which appeals to her compassionate, nurturing side, and the job goes from confinement and need, to "there is nothing more I'd rather be doing!"  God has filled every one of our hearts with that love and compassion, but it is up to us to choose to exercise them!  When confronted by daily situations, thinking of others, first, before ourselves, with love and compassion, might just render an outcome that is unfamiliar on the surface, but very rewarding all the way to the heart!

Psalm 103:2-4 

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

He has crowned us with love and mercy!  Amen!  How else can we deal with all the muck that life throws at us?  If we weren't crowned with all that love and mercy, how in the world would we exist?  We'd go around distraught, miserable, and wallowing in self pity!  We couldn't feel compassion for anyone else, we couldn't love, and we sure wouldn't think that things would get better!  In simple terms, optimism and hope would not exist!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits! That's a nice thing to remember as you lay down to go to sleep tonight!  Thank you Lord!  Dana