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Thursday, December 17, 2009

The True Meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas


There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping Lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge that won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?



This week, I found out.

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.



•The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

•Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

•Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

•The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

•The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

•The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

•Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

•The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

•Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

•The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.

•The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

•The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.



So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...so pass it on if you wish.'



Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas Everyone!

HANDBOOK 2010





Health:

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food
that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all
about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest
your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of
the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply
part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class
but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

Society:

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will.
Stay in touch.

Life:

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Why Peace Is More A Verb Than A Noun



I think we can all agree that in the wide world of grammatic correctness, peace is defined as a noun: a person, place, or thing…peace being, of course a “thing.”

What are the things that come most often to the minds of many when they think of peace ? Stillness, calm, absence of conflict.

To me, peace is more than a noun, a thing. Peace is a verb, a word denoting action. Peace is not a thing that just happens, not in the world of reality anyway. And what is that reality? War, competitiveness, turmoil within and without. While some may think this is how the world and people have become, the truth is that history bears testament that the world and people have always been that way.

Therefore, peace is something we create rather than an illusive static thing just sitting somewhere, intact and waiting to be discoverd.

Again, peace has to be made, as is “Let’s make peace.” Peace is a verb.

How To Create More Frequent Moments of Inner Peace

Complete inner peace is seldom a chronic condition. It comes and goes like any other thing of action, moment by moment. But we can certainly strive to create for ourselves more frequent and longer lasting moments of inner peace.

Invite Inner Peace: Create a less chaotic outer environment for yourself, one that will invite and welcome more visits of inner peace. Consider freeing your living space of clutter, excessive noise, and frantic activity.

Make More Time For Peace: Clear your calendar and to-do lists of unnecessary commitments. In place of those commitments, insert sessions of quiet contemplation, prayer or meditation, nature walks, the pursuit of creative endeavors you enjoy, the learning of new things, the exploration of new places.

Refuse To Entertain Unwelcome Interruptions: Turn off your phones, hide the clock nearest you once in a while, put a “do not disturb” sign on your door several times a day, hide out in the car if you have to, but refuse to play host to those many unwelcome daily interruptions that serve no valuable purpose. Also refuse to play host to any guilt you or someone else tries to lay upon you for making inner peace a verb in your life.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Here's to the Heroes

This is a lovely post-Veteran's Day tribute to the hard work, and sacrifice of our Amerian soldiers.

You also have to check out the Ten Tenors from Germany-- great harmonies!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sometimes...

Sometimes...
when you cry...
no one sees your tears.


Sometimes...
when you are in pain...
no one sees your hurt.

Sometimes...
when you are worried...
no one sees your stress.


Sometimes...
when you are happy...
no one sees your smile.

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But FART!! just ONE time...

And everybody knows!!

Gotcha!! You thought it was going to be one of those heart-touching stories. This one is not! But, it was too cute not to send.

The Final Inspection

The Soldier stood and faced God,

Which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shining,

Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, Soldier,

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,

"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.

Because those of us who carry guns,

Can't always be a saint.


I've had to work most Sundays,

And at times my talk was tough.

And sometimes I've been violent,

Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,

That wasn't mine to keep..

Though I worked a lot of overtime,

When the bills got just too steep.


And I never passed a cry for help,

Though at times I shook with fear

And sometimes, God, forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.


I know I don't deserve a place,

Among the people here.

They never wanted me around,

Except to calm their fears.


If you've a place for me here, Lord,

It needn't be so grand.

I never expected or had too much,

But if you don't, I'll understand.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Power of One Small Gesture


One day, when I was a freshman in high school,

I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school.

His name was Kyle.

It looked like he was carrying all of his books.

I thought to myself, 'Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?

He must really be a nerd.'

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.

As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.

They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt.

His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him..

He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes

My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.


As I handed him his glasses, I said, 'Those guys are jerks.'


They really should get lives.

He looked at me and said, 'Hey thanks!'


There was a big smile on his face.


It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.


I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived.


As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before.

He said he had gone to private school before now.

I would have never hung out with a private school kid before.



We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books.

He turned out to be a pretty cool kid.

I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends

He said yes.


We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and the re was Kyle with the huge stack of books again.

I stopped him and said, 'Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday! He just laughed and handed me half the books.


Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends..



When we were seniors we began to think about college.

Kyle decided on Georgetown and I was going to Duke.

I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never e a problem.


He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on a football scholarship..


Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd.


He had to prepare a speech for graduation.


I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak

Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great.

He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school.

He filled out and actually looked good in glasses.

He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him.


Boy, sometimes I was jealous!

Today was one of those days.

I could see that he was nervous about his speech.

So, I smacked him on the back and said, 'Hey, big guy, you'll be great!'

He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled.

' Thanks,' he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began...

'Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly your friends....


I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story.


I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the first day we met.

He had planned to kill himself over the weekend.

He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.

He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.

'Thankfully, I was saved.

My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable..'


I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment.

I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile.


Not until that moment did I realize it's depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions..

With one small gesture you can change a person's life.


For better or for worse.


God puts us all in each others lives to impact one another in some way.



Look for God in others.



"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.'


There is no beginning or end.. Yesterday is history.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

enough oney within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..
something
perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams
wants to see her in an hour...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
a youth she's content to leave behind....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her
old age....

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a
black lace bra...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
one friend who
always makes her laugh.. and one who lets her cry...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
a good piece
of furniture not previously owned by anyone
else in her family...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honoured...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
a feeling of
control over her destiny..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to fall in love without losing herself..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without;
ruining the friendship...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that her childhood may not have been perfect...
but it's over.....


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW....
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


EVERY
WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..
whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a charming Inn in the woods....
when her soul needs soothing...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..
What she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...


SEND THIS TO 3 WOMEN....
You will have good luck for an entire day..


SEND THIS TO 6 WOMEN....
You will have
good luck for all of the year or if nothing else...
you know that you are truly loved and thought
of by the friend,
who sent this to you...
and that she only wishes the
best for you and your life..

AND REMEMBER:

GOOD FRIENDS ARE LIKE STARS.

YOU DON'T ALWAYS SEE THEM,

BUT YOU ALWAYS KNOW THEY ARE THERE!!!!!!


Be yourself...everyone else is already taken.

Today I am


Today I smiled, and all at once things didnt look so bad.
Today I shared with someone else, a bit of hope I had.
Today I sang a little song, and felt my heart grow light,
And walked a happy little mile, with not a cloud in sight.

Today I worked with what I had and longed for nothing more,
And what had seemed like only weeds, were flowers at my door.
Today I loved a little more and complained a little less.
And in giving of myself, I forgot my weariness.

A Story to Live By

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind.


She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend....


He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend,


'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'


One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her.

When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything,

including her boyfriend.



He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?'

The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind.

The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her.

She hadn't expected that.

The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him..


Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying:

'Take good care of your eyes, my dear,

for before they were yours, they were mine.'



This is how the human brain often works when our status changes .
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who
was always by their side in the most painful situations.


Life Is a Gift


Today before you say an unkind word -

Think of someone who can't speak.


Before you complain about the taste of your food -

Think of someone who has nothing to eat.



Before you complain about your husband or wife -

Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.


Today before you complain about life -

Think of someone who died too early on this earth..



Before you complain about your children -

Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.



Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep -

Think of the people who are living in the streets.



Before whining about the distance you drive

Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.



And when you are tired and complain about your job -

Think of the unemployed, the disabled,

and those who wish they had your job.



But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another -

Remember that not one of us is without sin .



And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down -

Put a smile on your face and think:

you're alive and still around.

Nine Minutes

Dear God:

The lady reading this is beautiful, classy, strong and I love her.

Help her live her life to the fullest.


Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations.

Help her shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.

Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most,

And let her know when she walks with you, she will always be safe..

Love you Girl!!

Now you're on the clock!

In 9 minutes something will make you happy.

But you have to tell 9 sisters you love them, including me. Go!

Award for Best Prayers...

Dear Lord, I thank You for this day,
I thank You for my being able to see
and to hear this morning.
I'm blessed because You are
a forgiving God and
an understanding God.
You have done so much for me
and You keep on blessing me.
Forgive me this day for everything
I have done, said or thought
that was not pleasing to you.

I ask now for Your forgiveness.
Please keep me safe
from all danger and harm.
Help me to start this day
with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
Let me make the best of each and every day
to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.
Please broaden my mind
that I can accept all things.
Let me not whine and whimper
over things I have no control over.
And give me the best response
when I'm pushed beyond my limits.

I know that when I can't pray,
You listen to my heart.
Continue to use me to do Your will.
Continue to bless me that I may be
a blessing to others.
Keep me strong that I may help the weak...
Keep me uplifted that I may have
words of encouragement for ot hers.
I pray for those that are lost
and can't find their way.
I pray for those that are misjudged
and misunderstood.
I pray for those who
don't know You intimately.
I pray for those that will delete this
without sharing it with others
I pray for those that don't believe.< br>
But I thank You that I believe
that God changes people and
God changes things.
I pray for all my sisters and brothers.
For each and every family member
in their households.
I pray for peace, love and joy
in their homes; that they are out of debt
and all their needs are met.
I pray that every eye that reads this
knows there is no problem, circumstance,
or situation greater than God.
Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.

I pray that these words be received
into the hearts of every eye that sees it
in Jesus' name. Amen!

If you prayed this prayer,
change the number in the subject box
before forwarding the message
so people can see how many
other people have done so.
God Bless ! ! ! ! !
Just repeat this phrase and see how God moves!!

God I love you and I need you,
come into my heart, please.
Pass this message to 10 people except you and me. Don't ignore this and God will bless you.
Know that you are already blessed
by the person who sent this to you

Four things you can't recover


The stone........after the throw. The word..........after it's said.

The occasion.........after it's missed. The time..........after it's gone

19 Words

God Our Father

Walk Through My House

And Take Away All my Worries and Illnesses

And Please Watch Over And Heal My Family

In Jesus Name

Amen.

A Thought


'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.' Something good will happen to you today; something that you have been waiting to hear.

This is not a joke; someone will call you by phone or will speak to you about something that you were waiting to hear. Please Do not break this !

Pray and Believe

Take time


Find some time to make it outside and to enjoy all that life has to offer. Too often we don't take the time to look up and appreciate nature's beauty. We lose the wonder and awe of children.

Take time to be child-like.

Pray All Day

Psalm 141:2

God wants to be the center of your life: the center of your conversation, the center of your entertainment, and the center of your relationships. Prayer keeps Him in the center of all you do.


Years ago I could have told you that I prayed an hour every day. But now, I couldn’t even determine how long I pray, because I just pray every time I see or feel a need. I pray while driving. I pray while working, and while relaxing. Sometimes I just stop what I am doing and praise God, and that is prayer too. I cast my cares on Him and say, “Lord, I am not going to worry about anything today; I am giving it to You.”


Prayer should be like breathing, natural to do anywhere you are.

To my sisters in the Lord...


There comes a time in every woman's life when she has to take a close look at herself. Not at her circumstance, not at what she did, not how unfair life is, or at who made you do it. She has to just look at herself in all her glory and imperfection. Have you ever admired a woman who has been through changes in her life? Or have you made up in your mind that she is just messed up.

Before you make this mistake, take a closer look. A woman who has endured the most unusual life is someone of wisdom, someone who has been chosen by God to go through things that have made her stronger. Think of all the great women in the Bible: Mary Magdalene, Ruth and Naomi, the woman with an issue of blood, and Esther, to name a few. Mary was a very uneasy woman. But by the time Jesus was done with her, she was His closest follower. Esther was unfortunate in marrying an abusive man, but by the time God was done with her, she had married one of the wealthiest men in the land. Women are so quick to beat the next one down instead of trying to hold her up..

Before you wonder, ' What's up with her?' ask yourself, 'What's up with me?' That woman could be my mother, sister, aunt, in-law, stepmother, niece, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, friend, or co-worker, etc. That woman could be ME. Women are the carriers of life, not the channels of death. Let's build and encourage each other, as did Ruth and Naomi . Pass this to all the women in your life. Encourage and love, forgive and forget, and trust that the woman that receives this will be touched in some way.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

a woman's heart

By Maya Angelou


'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'
When I say.... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living;'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say.... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
my flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou;
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!
Pretty is as pretty does... But beautiful is just plain beautiful!

TODAY IS BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTERS DAY- TAG, YOU'RE IT!

I'm supposed to send this to BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, and you are one of them!!!
If you share this with other women, you will boost another woman's self esteem, and she will know that you care about her.

Find Balance

Hebrews 2:1

When Satan finds people out of balance, he has an inroad to destroy their lives. There are people who get out of balance in everything: from not sleeping, to sleeping too much; from not cleaning their house, to trying to keep it so clean that nobody can move in it.



Find balance; balance keeps your day going right. Satan doesn’t much care if you don’t do enough of something, or if you do too much of it, as long as you don’t stay balanced. Take time to examine yourself prayerfully, and ask God to show you how to remain balanced.

appreciate your calling

Romans 12:5 Learn to appreciate the call of God on your life. He has a different call for everybody. None of us are called to do all the work that needs to be done, but we can each enjoy the assignments we are given. We can also enjoy the work God does through others.


Today holds an opportunity to mature in the knowledge of God and to enjoy whatever God has called you to do. Your part is needed. Ask God early in the day to show you where to use your gifts to help others.

Speak Positively

Psalm 51:6

Focus on speaking words in faith today; keep your confession truthful but positive. Don’t deny the existence of your circumstances, but confess what God’s Word has to say about your situation.


For example, if you are sneezing, coughing, and finding it difficult to breath, it isn’t truthful to say you aren’t sick. But you can learn to present a negative situation in a positive way. You can say, “I believe God’s healing power is working in me, and that I am getting better all the time.”

swinging cross

How God Moves


I think we could all use a miracle. I know I certainly can!!!

Just repeat this prayer and see how God moves!!

'Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart, and bless me, my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus' name. Amen.'

Read Quietly Then Send It Back On Its Journey


To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one.


To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn..

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:

LOSE ONE.

The origin of this letter is unknown,
But it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.

Remember....

Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Do not keep this letter.

Send it to friends & family to whom you wish good fortune
And don't forget the one who sent it to you!

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Story to Live By

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind.


She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend....


He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend,


'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'





One day,
someone donated a pair of eyes to her.

When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything,

including her boyfriend.





He asked
her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?'

The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind.

The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her.

She hadn't expected that.

The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him..





Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying:

'Take good care of your eyes, my dear,

for before they were yours, they were mine.'





This is how the human brain often works when our status changes .
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who
was always by their side in the most painful situations.





Life Is a Gift





Today before you say an unkind word -

Think of someone who can't speak.





Before you complain about the taste of your food -

Think of someone who has nothing to eat.





Before you complain about your husband or wife -

Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.





Today before you complain about life -

Think of someone who died too early on this earth..





Before you complain about your children -

Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.





Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep -

Think of the people who are living in the streets.





Before whining about the distance you drive

Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.





And when you are tired and complain about your job -

Think of the unemployed, the disabled,

and those who wish they had your job.





But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another -

Remember that not one of us is without sin .





And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down -

Put a smile on your face and think:

you're alive and still around.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Subject: Ruth



Ruth went to her mail box and there was only one letter. She picked it up and looked at it before opening, but then she looked at the envelope again.. There was no stamp, no postmark, only her name and address.

She read the letter:

Dear Ruth:


I`m going to be in your neighborhood Saturday afternoon and I'd like to stop by for a visit.

Love Always,


Jesus
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Her hands were shaking as she placed the letter on the table. 'Why would the Lord want to visit me?

I'm nobody special.. I don't have anything to offer.'

With that thought, Ruth remembered her empty kitchen cabinets.

'Oh my goodness, I really don't have anything to offer. I'll have to run down to the store and buy something for dinner.'

She reached for her purse and counted out its contents. Five dollars and forty cents.

Well, I can get some bread and cold cuts, at least.'

She threw on her coat and hurried out the door.


A loaf of French bread, a half-pound of sliced turkey, and a carton of milk...leaving Ruth with grand total twelve cents to last her until Monday.
Nonetheless, she felt good as she headed home, her meager offerings tucked under her arm.

'Hey lady, can you help us,lady?'

Ruth had been so absorbed in her dinner plans, she hadn't even noticed two figures huddled in the alleyway.

A man and a woman, both of them dressed in little more than rags.

'Look lady, I ain't got a job, you know, and my wife and I have been living out here on the street, and, well, now it's getting cold and we're getting kinda
hungry and, well, if you could help us. Lady, we'd really appreciate it.'

Ruth looked at them both.

They were dirty, they smelled bad and frankly, she was certain that they could get some kind of work if they really wanted to.

'Sir, I'd like to help you, but I'm a poor woman myself. All I have is a few cold cuts and some bread, and I'm having an important guest for dinner tonight and I was planning on serving that to Him.'

'Yeah, well, okay lady, I understand. Thanks anyway.'

The man put his arm around the woman's shoulders, turned and headed back into the alley.
As she watched them leave, Ruth felt a familiar twinge in her heart.

'Sir, wait!'

The couple stopped and turned as she ran down the alley after them.

'Look, why don't you take this food. I'll figure out something else to serve my guest.'

She handed the man her grocery bag.

'Thank you lady. Thank you very much!'

'Yes, thank you!' It was the man's wife, and Ruth could see now that she was shivering

'You know, I've got another coat at home. Here, why don't you take this one.'

Ruth unbuttoned her jacket and slipped it over the woman's shoulders. Then smiling, she turned and walked back to the street...without her coat and with nothing to serve her guest.

'Thank you lady! Thank you very much!'

Ruth was chilled by the time she reached her front door, and worried too. The Lord was coming to visit and she didn't have anything to offer Him. She fumbled through her purse for the door key. But as she did, she noticed another envelope in her mailbox.

'That's odd. The mailman doesn't usually come twice in one day.'

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Dear Ruth:

It was so good to see you again.

Thank you for the lovely meal.

And thank you, too, for the beautiful coat.


Love Always,



Jesus
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The air was still cold, but even without her coat, Ruth no longer noticed.

Be The Kind of Woman...

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning
The devil says,

"OH CRAP, SHE'S UP"!


" A Strong woman works out everyday to keep her body in shape,but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape"

JK's wedding dance Entrance


I am not one for Youtube videos all that much, but I have to make a note of this latest viral [aka wildly popular] video with over 12 million views. They enter to Chris Brown's song Forever, which is used in lieu of the wedding marches. The twist-- some home grown hip hop choreography.

No one here will be recruited for a professional dance company, but the joy, love and happiness are overflowing and need to be shared!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sisterhood of the Traveling Butterflies

Time passes.
Life happens.

Distance separates.


Children grow up.


Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.


Hearts break.
Parents die.

Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.

BUT......... Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how
many miles are between you.



A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.




When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself,
the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,
praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.







Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in
and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!





The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we
began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible
joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.


Every day, we need each other still.




Pass this on


to all the women who help make your life meaningful. I just did.
Short and very sweet: There are more than twenty angels in this world.
Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are playing..
And one is reading her email at this moment.

Daddy's Poem


Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favorite dress tied with a bow.

Today was Daddy's Day at school, and she couldn't wait to go.


But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home

Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone.


But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say.

What to tell her classmates of why he wasn't there today.



But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone.

And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home.


But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all.

About a dad she never sees a dad who never calls.


There were daddies along the wall in back, for everyone to meet.

Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seats


One by one the teacher called a student from the class.

To introduce their daddy, as seconds slowly passed.


At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare.

Each of them was searching, a man who wasn't there.



"Where's her daddy at?" She heard a boy call out.

"She probably doesn't have one," another student dared to shout.


And from somewhere near the back, she heard a daddy say,

"Looks like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day."


The words did not offend her, as she smiled up at her Mom.

And looked back at her teacher, who told her to go on.


And with hands behind her back, slowly she began to speak.

And out from the mouth of a child, came words incredibly unique.



"My Daddy couldn't be here, because he lives so far away.

But I know he wishes he could be, since this is such a special day.


And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know.

All about my daddy, and how much he loves me so.


He loved to tell me stories he taught me to ride my bike.

He surprised me with pink roses,

and taught me to fly a kite.


We used to share fudge sundaes, and ice cream in a cone..

And though you cannot see him. I'm not standing here alone.


"Cause my daddy's always with me, even though we are apart

I know because he told me, he'll forever be in my heart"


With that, her little hand reached up, and lay across her chest..

Feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favorite dress.


And from somewhere there in the crowd of dads, her mother stood in tears.

Proudly watching her daughter, who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love of a man not in her life.

Doing what was best for her, doing what was a right.


And when she dropped her hand back down, staring straight into the crowd.

She finished with a voice so soft, but its message clear and loud.


"I love my daddy very much, he's my shining star.


And if he could, he'd be here, but heaven's just too far.



You see he is an American Soldier and died just this past year

When a roadside bomb hit his convoy and taught Americans to fear.



But sometimes when I close my eyes,

it's like he never went away."

And then she closed her eyes,

and saw him there that day.



And to her mother's amazement,

she witnessed with surprise.

A room full of daddies and children,

all starting to close their eyes.



Who knows what they saw before them,

who knows what they felt inside.

Perhaps for merely a second,

they saw him at her side.



"I know you're with me Daddy,"

to the silence she called out.

And what happened next made believers,

of those once filled with doubt..



Not one in that room could explain it,

for each of their eyes had been closed.

But there on the desk beside her,

was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.





And a child was blessed, if only for a moment, by the love of her shining star.

And given the gift of believing, that heaven is never too far.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

Send this to the people you'll never forget and remember to send it also to the person that sent it to you. It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them.

If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in a hurry and that you've forgotten your friends.

Take the time...to live and love.

Until eternity. God Bless



There must be many children in the same boat as this little girl, thanks to our servicemen and their families for the sacrifice they are making to keep our country Free.

God Created..

God created the donkey

and said to him.
"You will be a donkey. You will work untiringly from sunrise to sunset
carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass,
you will have no intelligence and you will live ?50 years."
The donkey answered:
"I will be a donkey, but to live 50 years is much. Give me only 20 years"
God granted his wish.
...................................................................
God created the dog

and said to him:
"You will guard the house of man. You will be his best Friend.
You will eat the scraps that he gives you and you will live 30 years.
You will be a dog. "
The dog answered:
"Sir, to live 30 years is too much give me only 15 years.
" God granted his wish.
..............................................................
God created the monkey

and said to him:
"You will be a monkey. You will swing from branch to branch doing tricks.
You will be amusing and you wil live
20 years. "
The monkey answered:
"To live 20 years is too much, give me only 10 years."
God granted his wish.
..................................................................

Finally God created man ...

and said to him:
"You will be man, the only rational creature on the face of the earth.
You will use your intelligence to become master over all the animals.
You will dominate the world and you will live 20 years."

Man responded:
"Sir, I will be a man but to live only
20 years is very little,
give me the 30 years that the donkey refused,
the 15 years that the dog did not want and
the 10 years the monkey refused.
" God granted man's wish
.......................................................

And since then, man lives
20 years as a man,

marries and spends
30 years like a donkey,
working and carrying all the burdens on his back.

Then when his children are grown,
he lives 15 years like a dog taking care of the house
and eating whatever is given to him,

so that when he is old,
he can retire and live 10 years like a monkey,
going from house to house and from one son or
daughter to another doing tricks to amuse his grandchildren.

That's Life.

Isn't it ??????????

Saturday, May 23, 2009

God is Like...


This is an oldie but a goodie!!

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A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God.

Here are some of the results: scroll down.



God is like.
BAYER ASPIRIN
He works miracles.



God is like.
a FORD
He's got a better idea.

God is like.
COKE
He's the real thing.


(This is great)

God is like.
HALLMARK CARDS
He cares enough to send His very best.

God is like.
TIDE
He gets the stains out that others leave behind


God is like.
GENERAL ELECTRIC
He brings good things to life.

God is like.
SEARS
He has everything.

God is like.
ALKA-SELTZER
Try Him, you'll like Him

God is like.
SCOTCH TAPE
You can't see Him, but you know He's there.


God is like.
DELTA
He's ready when you are.

God is like.
ALLSTATE
You're in good hands with Him.


God is like.
VO-5 Hair Spray
He holds through all kinds of weather.


God is like.
DIAL SOAP
Aren't you glad you have Him? Don't you wish everybody did?

(that one is my favorite)
God is like.
the U.S. POST OFFICE
Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from His appointed destination.

God is like.
Chevrolet. . . .the heart beat of America

God is like
Maxwell House. . .
Good to the very last drop

God is like.
Bounty. . .
He is the quicker picker upper. . can handle the tough jobs. .and He won't fall apart on you



Forward this to 10 people so that they can know what God is like......( only if you want to)!
BLESSINGS FROM MY HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE

For The Garden of your Daily Living

PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:

1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul


PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:

1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squah grumbling
4. Squash selfishness

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:

1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another

NO GARDEN WITHOUT TURNIPS

1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another

TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:

1. Thyme of each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends

WATER FREELY WITH PATINCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW!

My insturcitons were to send this to people that I wanted God to bless and I picked you!

Canstruction

Architect students and engineers compete to see whose team can build the most spectacular structure using little more than cans of food at Canstruction, the 13th annual NYC Design and Build competition in New York .

All these cans will go to the food bank afterwards.

Scroll down and enjoy.













Thursday, May 21, 2009

Prayer Chain



I was asked to pick 12 women (who have touched my life) and whom I think would want to participate. I think that if this group of women were ever to be in a room together, there is nothing that would be impossible. I hope I chose the right twelve. Please send this back to me (You'll see why).


REMEMBER to pray for one thing before you read the prayer. That's all you have to do.. There is nothing attached. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. Did you make a prayer yet?


May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in
yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has
been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.

Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and everyone of us.

Now, send this to 12 women within the next 5 minutes. And remember to send this back.

Life is Too Short...


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.

So love the people who treat you right.



Love the ones who don't just because you can.

Believe everything happens for a reason.

If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.

If it changes your life, let it.

Kiss slowly.

Forgive quickly.

God never said life would be easy.

He just promised it would be worth it.

One Flaw In Women

Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you..

The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.

Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.

HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.


Please pass this along to all your women friends and relatives to remind them just
how amazing they are.

Great Advice

An Angel says,
'Never borrow from the future.
If you worry about what may happen tomorrow
and it doesn't happen,
you have worried in vain.
Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.'



1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4.. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety .. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut).. This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19 Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'
27. Laugh.
28.. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all..

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35.. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.


'If God is for us, who can be against us?'

(Romans 8:31)

Maybe..

Maybe... we were supposed

to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.


Maybe... when the door of
happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don't even see the new one which has been opened for us.

Maybe... it is true
that we don't know what we have until we lose it, but it is also tru that we don't know what we have been missing until it arrives.

Maybe... the happiest
of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way.

Maybe... the brightest
future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can't go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches.

Maybe... you should
dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream of, and want to do.

Maybe ... there are
moments in life when you miss someone -- a parent, a spouse, a friend, a child -- so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real, so that once they are around you appreciate them more.

Maybe... the best kind
of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

Maybe... you should
always try to put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too.

Maybe... you should do
something nice for someone every single day, even if it is simply to leave them alone.

Maybe... giving
someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart; but, if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours.

Maybe... happiness waits
for all those who cry, all those who hurt, all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their lives.

Maybe... you shouldn't
go for looks; they can deceive; don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.

Maybe... you should hope
for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong,enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy

Maybe... you should try to live your life to the
fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling but when you die, you can be the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Maybe... God woke you up
this morning for your life's purpose today (and everyday) - to give Him praise in all you do, to bless someone else, and to lift up Jesus so that He may draw someone to Himself.

Maybe... you could
send/give this message to those people who mean something to you, to those who have touched your life, to those who can and do make you smile when you really need it, to those who make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down, and to all those whom you want to know that you appreciate them and their friendship. And maybe even to a perceived enemy!

And if you don't, don't worry; nothing bad will happen to you. You will
just miss out on the opportunity to perhaps bless and brighten someone's day.

The Lady Reading This...

Dear God:


The lady reading this is beautiful, classy and strong, and I love her.


Help her live her life to the fullest.




Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations.


Help her shine in the darkest places.



Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most,


and


let her know when she walks with you,


She will always be safe.




Love you Girl!!!!







Now you're on the

clock!!!!

You are in Your Car Driving Home...

You are in your car driving home. Thoughts wander to the game you want to see or meal you want to eat, when suddenly a sound unlike any you've ever heard fills the air. The sound is high above you. A trumpet? A choir? A choir of trumpets? You don't know, but you want to know..

So you pull over, get out of your car, and look up. As you do, you see you aren't the only curious one. The roadside has become a parking lot. Car doors are open, and people are staring at the sky. Shoppers are racing out of the grocery store.The Little League baseball game across the street has come to a halt. Players and parents are searching the clouds And what they see, and what you
see, has never before been seen.

As if the sky were a curtain, the drapes of the atmosphere part. A brilliant
light spills onto the earth. There are no shadows. None.

From every hue ever seen and a million more never seen. Riding on the flow
is an endless fleet of angels. They pass through the curtains one myriad at
a time, until they occupy every square inch of the sky.

North. South. East. West.

Thousands of silvery wings rise and fall in unison, and over the sound of
the trumpets, you can hear the cherubim and seraphim chanting, Holy, holy,
holy.. The final flank of angels is followed by twenty-four silver-bearded
elders and a multitude of souls who join the angels in worship.

Suddenly, the heavens are quiet. All is quiet. The angels turn, you turn,
the entire world turns and there He is.. Jesus.

Through waves of light you see the silhouetted figure of Christ the King. He
is atop a great stallion, and the stallion is atop a billowing cloud. He
opens his mouth, and you are surrounded by his declaration:

I am the Alpha and the Omega.

The angels bow their heads.. The elders remove their crowns.. And before you
is a Figure so consuming that you know, instantly you know: Nothing else
matters... Forget stock markets and school reports. Sales meetings and
football games. Nothing is newsworthy.. All that mattered, matters no more..
For Christ has come.

Please let me know the exact time you read this. It is mystical--honest.

This morning when the Lord opened a window to Heaven, he saw me, and he
asked: My child, what is your greatest wish for today?

I responded: 'Lord please; take care of my family, my friends, the person
who is reading this message, their family and their special friends. They
deserve it and I love them very much'.

The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its
end.

This message works on the day you receive it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Daily confessions (print these and say them daily):

1. I can do all things threw Christ who strengthens me
2. If God be for me, who can be against me?
3. I am in perfect peace
4. The joy of the lord is my strength
5. No man can take my joy from me
6.. No weapon that is formed against me shall prosper
7. I have power, love and a sound mind
8. I cast all my cares upon God
9. I am more than a conqueror
10. My God supplies all my needs

(Philippians 4:13), (Romans 8:31), (Isaiah 26:3), (Nehemiah 8:10), (John 16:22), (Isaiah 54:17),
(2 Timothy 1:7), (1 Peter 5:7), (Romans 8:37), (Philippians 4:19)

Let it Go for 2009!

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails

Let it go for 2009
By T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you:
let them walk.

I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]
People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay.

Let them go...

And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over. And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead. You've got to know when it's dead.
You've got to know when it's over.

Let me tell you something. I've got the gift of good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He'll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don't need it. Stop begging people to stay.
Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to......
LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains............
LET IT GO!!!

If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth.....
LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you.
LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge......
LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction......
LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents
LET IT GO!!!

If you have a bad attitude.....
LET IT GO!!!

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better......
LET IT GO!!!

If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him........
LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship.......
LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves......
LET IT GO!!!

If you're feeling depressed and stressed.......
LET IT GO!!!

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying 'take your hands off of it,' then you need to.....
LET IT GO!!!

Let the past be the past. Forget the former things. GOD is doing a new thing for 2009!!
LET IT GO!!!

Get Right or Get Left ... think about it, and then.
LET IT GO!!! 'The Battle is the Lord's!'

During the next 60 seconds, take this opportunity- (Literally, it is only ONE minute!)

All you have to do is the following:

You simply say 'The Lord’s Prayer' for yourself and for the person that sent you this message:

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who are in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, forever.

Amen.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thirty Things I Believe


I am catcing up on my Internet podcasts, blogs, etc. today, and am listening to "This I Believe" for January 18, 2009. there is this posting by a seven year old boy {Tarak McLain of Texas}-- it is absolutely amazing and want to share it. I am posting the link here, but want to write then out.

I hope we all become as good as this seven year old...


I Believe...

1. ...life is good
2. ...God is in everything
3. ...we are all equal
4. ...we can help people
5. ...everyone is weird in their own way

6. ...hate is a cause for love
7. ...that when I meditate I feel peaceful
8. ...we should be generous
9. ...brothers and sisters should be kind to each other
10. ...kids should respect their parents

11. ...I should not whine
12. ...people should wake up early
13. ...people should go outside more
14. ...in nature
15. ...people should use less trees


16. ...we should help the Arctic and rain forest animals
17. ...people should not throw litter on the ground
18. ...people should not smoke
19. ...God is in good and bad
20. ...in magic

21. ...people should not give up
22. ...love is everywhere
23. ...that God helps us to have a good time
24. ...we live best in a community
25. ...we can protect people in danger

26. ...we should help people who are poor
27. ...it is OK to die, but not to kill
28. ...wars should not have started
29. ...war should stop
30. ...we can make peace