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Circumstances for Clapping Hands is a blog about reasons to give praise to God, despite my circumstances. As Henry David Thoreau once addressed, “There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” The challenges: 1) Find value in everything you do and 2) Find joy in doing it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Knock on the Head...

"Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest." Luke 12:25-26

Without question this has become my least favorite passage in the Bible. Its blunt description of the obvious threatens what each of us feel daily. Yet, even when Luke (under the guidance of the Holy Spirit) spells it out in the simplest of terms, we often mishandle our day-to-day tasks, worrying over the uncontrollable, unknown, or even impossible.

It's been a long time coming, but after creating this blog (last night), I woke up this morning with a sensation of renewal. It's as if all of a sudden I'm beginning to understand statements such as "be patient" or "just relax", each commonly followed by "trust God".

Could it be that simple? I think so. Life is a faithful journey full of excitement. God wants to test our adaptability through faith. I can't imagine a better adventure than the one God offers everyday and that's a circumstance for clapping hands.


  1. Glad you finally got it! I can't wait to see what God does in your patience.

  2. Absolutely the truth! Nice reminder for me to "be patient", particularly in my current job search...Thanks!

  3. How awesome is you blog! I just followed you over from your sweeties blog... and I think it's awesome you started your own and such worthy musings!

  4. Hey dude,

    Welcome to the blogosphere! You're a great writer, friend, and a welcome voice here on the internetz. Looking forward to reading more musings.

    Love to you and Lou!

  5. I am clapping right now along with ya! Amen!

  6. i'm here clapping along with you.