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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Four Quotes to the Galleon

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents whichin prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." - - Homer

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - notabsence of fear." — Mark Twain

"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.There can be no courage unless you're scared." — Eddie Rickenbacker

"It is insight into human nature that is the key tothe communicator's skill. For whereas the writer isconcerned with what he puts into his writings, thecommunicator is concerned with what the reader getsout of it. He therefore becomes a student of howpeople read or listen. - William Bernbach

Sister Mary Ann's Gasoline



Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station was just a block away.

She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told her that the only gas can he owned had been loaned out, but she could wait until it was returned. Since Sister Mary Ann was on the way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car.

She looked for something in her car that she could fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, Sister Mary Ann carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried the full bedpan back to her car.

As she was pouring the gas into her tank, two LUTHERANS watched from across the street. One of them turned to the other and said, 'If it starts, I'm turning Catholic.'

Friday, June 20, 2008

Choices

John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!'

He was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation. Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, 'I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?'

He replied, 'Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood-- I choose to be in a good mood.'

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it-- I choose to learn from it.

The very time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,' I protested.

'Yes, it is,' he said. 'Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life.'

I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw him about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied, 'If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?'

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,' he replied. 'Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live.'

'Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?' I asked

He continued, '..the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action.'

'What did you do?' I asked.

'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,' said John. 'She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'.'

Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.'

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.' Matthew 6:34.

After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.



You have two choices now:

1. Delete this

02. Forward it to the people you care about.


You know the choice I made.

New Church Signs

Thought you would enjoy this..

Once you reach the bottom, do what it says............. it actually works!

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Life is Hard

Afterlife is Harder!


Please forward this to everyone you know and something good will happen to you in the next hour...
just watch and wait for it.

Jessica Lange gave the commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College.

Her key thoughts shared with graduates:

"We are all citizens of a troubled world. ... That legacy is being passed directly down to you. ... the celebration of mediocrity and false celebrity. ... I encourage you not to buy into it. . . .

I would encourage you with all my heart to be present.

Life is a collection of moments.

Don't constrain yourself with expectations of success.

Success will be a by-product of the life you lead.

... And all success is individual."

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

God Has Amazing Things in Store for You



Stars do not struggle to shine;
rivers do not struggle to flow,
and you will never struggle to excel in life, because you deserve the best.

Hold on to your dream and it shall be well with you... Amen. The eyes beholding this message shall not behold evil, the hand that will send this message to others shall not labor in vain, the mouth saying Amen to this prayer shall laugh forever, remain in God's love. Good morning, your dream will not die, your plans will not fail, your destiny will not be aborted, and the desire of your heart will be granted in Jesus' name. Say a big Amen and if you believe it, send it to all your friends.

Money will know your name and address before the end of this month. None goes to the river early in the morning and brings dirty water. As you are up this morning, may your life be clean, calm and clear like the early morning water. May the grace of the Almighty support, sustain and supply all your needs according to His riches in glory Amen. Love the Lord. Have a wonderful day in Jesus' name.

The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you. I see something good happening to you, something that you have been waiting to experience. This is not a joke; you are going to receive a divine visitation that will move your life forward mightily by the outworking of God's unstoppable Power.


Do not break this prayer; send it to a minimum of seven people.
You are Blessed beyond all curses in Jesus' name

Easy vs. Hard

Read only if you have time for God

Make sure you read all the way to the bottom.
I almost deleted this email but I was blessed when I got to the end

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God, when I received this e-mail, I thought...
I don't have time for this... And, this is really inappropriate
During work. Then, I realized that this kind of thinking is....
Exactly, what Has caused lot of the problems in our world today.


We try to keep God in church on Sunday morning...

Maybe, Sunday night...

And, the unlikely event of a midweek service.


We do like to have Him around during sickness...
And, of course, at funerals.



However, we don't have time, or room, for Him during work or
Play...



Because.. That's the part of our lives we think... We can, and
Should, handle on our own.

May God forgive me for ever thinking... That...
There is a time or place where..HE is not to be FIRST in my life.


We should always have time to remember all HE has done for us.

If, You aren't ashamed to do this... Please follow the directions.

Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you
Before my Father.'

Not ashamed?

Pass this on ONLY IF YOU MEAN IT!!


Yes, I do Love God.

HE is my source of existence and Savior.


He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I will
Be nothing. But, with Christ, HE strengthens me. (Phil 4:13)


This is the simplest test.

If You Love God... And, are not ashamed of all the marvelous
Things HE has done for you...

Send this to People and the person who sent it to you!

Now do you have the time to pass it on

Make sure that you scroll through to the end.


Easy vs. Hard

Why is it so hard to tell the truth but Yet so easy to tell a
Lie?

Why are we so sleepy in church but Right when the sermon is over We suddenly wake up?

Why is it so easy to delete a Godly e-mail, but yet we forward
All of the nasty ones?

Of all the free gifts we may receive, Prayer is the very best
One....

There are no costs,
But wonderful rewards... GOD BLESS!



Notes: Isn't it funny how simple it is for people to trash God
And then wonder why the world's going to hell.

Isn't it funny how someone can say 'I believe in God' but still
Follow Satan (who, by the way, also 'believes' in God).


Isn't it funny how you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail
And they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages Regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing?


Isn't it funny how when you go to forward this message, you will
Not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what They believe, or what they will think of you for sending it to them.

Isn't it funny how I can be more worried about what other people
Think of me than what God thinks of me.

I pray, for everyone who sends this to their entire address
Book, they will be blessed by God in a way special for them.

a Frog Goes into a Bank...


A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

'Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday.'

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, 'Sure. I have this,' and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, 'There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral.'

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. 'I mean, what in the world is this?'

(you're gonna love this)


The bank manager looks back at her and says...

'It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan, His old man's a Rolling Stone.'


(You're singing it, aren't you? Yeah, I know you are........)

Never take life too seriously! Come on now, you grinned, I know you did!!!
Have a lovely day


HEEE HEEE!!!!!

Memory Lane

The good ole days… When life was simple Joy. Enjoy reminiscing.


Green Stamps





Metal ice cubes trays with levers











Beanie and Cecil







Marlin Perkins






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Car Hops









Studebakers










Topo Gigio







Washtub wringers







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Tinker toys











LincolnLogs












15 cent McDonald hamburgers













5 cent packs of baseball cards












Jiffy Pop popcorn









Gum wrapper chains











Falstaff Beer









Burma Shave signs







Flash bulbs












TV Test patterns











Timmy and Lassie

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Brylcreem















Aluminum Christmas Trees















If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their 'grown-up' life . .

I double-dog-dare-ya!