Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled…Easier Said Than Done At Times

Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.   

John 14: 1-3

These wonderful words of promise come from some of my favorite Bible verses of all times.

If you’re like me, it seems that every day the news gets harder to watch. I want to stay informed on what’s happening around the world, but at what cost to my peace of mind? Whether it’s on the political front, violence at work, or global terror, we live in an ever increasing troubled world.

But don’t let it trouble your heart.

With Jesus’s words of comfort ringing in my ears, I set out to find a little good news to share today.

From the Good News Network, (yes, there really is an online site dedicated to good news and it can be found here: www.goodnewsnetwork.org).

86-Year-old Stranger is Paying for 8 Students’ College Tuition

Since he made his own fortunes through real estate, Dale Stoner has been able to cover every want or need his family has ever had – yet now that he’s in his old age and his kids are all grown up, he’s decided to give back to his community by paying for eight high school students’ college tuition.

Dale sat down with officials at University Prep in Victorville, California and found several names of hardworking teens that deserved the financial leg up.

Also, from the same Good News Network:

Deaf Girl Teaches Deaf Puppy Sign Language in Cutest Video Ever

Julia and her best friend Walter share something in common — both the puppy and the little girl were born deaf.

A Good Samaritan found Walter and his litter mates in December when the pups were only six weeks old and brought them to the Pasadena Humane Society shelter.

Julia and her mother fell in love with the little dog the first time they saw him. Mom remembered when Julia was a baby and couldn’t hear her voice, she would recognize her mom by smelling her neck. The first time she picked up Walter he sniffed her neck — the same way Julia had done as an infant.

And from SunnySkyz.com

Mom Finds Clever Way To Ensure Her Internet-Obsessed Kids Do Their Chores Every Day

This mom found a clever way to ensure her kids did their chores before wasting the day away on the internet.

Using the Wi-Fi password as collateral, Mom forced her children to clean the kitchen and send a photo of the completed work before sending the day’s password.

She even thought about ways her kids could cheat. In order to prevent her kids from sending an old photo of the clean kitchen, she states in the note that the photo must contain one box of crackers placed on the stove.


mom clever wifi password for kids idea

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Also from SunnySkyz.com

Martha Stewart And Snoop Dogg To Host The Most Entertaining Cooking Show Ever

This fall, VH1 is bringing us “Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party,” where the unlikely duo will host a dinner party with A-list celebrity guests.

snoop dogg and martha stewart cooking show

This only seems odd if you’ve never seen the two together. The polar opposites actually have a lot of chemistry!

Snoop visited Martha’s daytime show twice and it made for some very entertaining television:

She taught him how to cook, while he taught her some choice phrases:

“We’re thrilled to partner with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, two of pop culture’s biggest icons,” said VH1 and Logo president Chris McCarthy. “Good parties are filled with fun, food and unexpected guests. Wait ’til you see what happens at ‘Martha and Snoop’s Dinner Party’; it will be unforgettable.”


Good news may be hard to come by these days, but if you look it’s there. With the world going crazy around us, I hope I’ve given you just a little good news to brighten your day. And remember above all else, let not your heart be troubled.

All the best…


Mary Alford














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