Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Enjoy the Good Life

Enjoy the Good Life


Psalm 4:7-8

God has prearranged and made ready a good life for you, but that good life is a choice. You have to decide to follow God's leading in order to walk in it.


The Bible contains guidelines for that good life. It is not a book of laws; it is about the liberty and freedom to live the life that reaps good things. It is a book of wisdom that will lead you to peace and joy. If you do what the Word says to do, blessings will chase you and find you where ever you are. (see Deuteronomy 28:1-2)


Seek, inquire of and for the Lord...

Don't' Let Feelings Rule


Psalm 119:50

God showed me that we are always going to have feelings, and that denying the existence of them is not Godly. We do have to learn how to manage them, so they don't manage us.


If we live by our feelings, we will be destroyed, because our feelings aren't always in line with God's truth. We are to walk by faith in His promises, and not by sight or how things appear or the way we feel (see 2 Corinthians 5:7). Ask God to keep your feelings balanced with the truth of his Word today.


Temptation Isn't Sin


Psalm 13/:3

Temptation to do wrong can make you feel horrible. You may think, I shouldn't be going through this; I shouldn't be having a problem with this. But God taught me that temptation isn't sin; we sin when we give in to temptation.


The Bible says temptation will come. It doesn't say, "Woe unto him to whom it comes," (see Matthew 17:7). Jesus told us to pray that we would not give in to the temptation when we are tempted (see Luke 22:40).


Psalm 105:4 is a great way to start your day right. I say, "Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore."


holding a grudge

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The giraffe test: GOOD LUCK!

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Think carefully before you answer........

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down.

The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

2 How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator?

Wrong Answer.

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

3.The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend .... Except one. Which animal does not attend?

Correct Answer : The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory. Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

Correct Answer:? You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers. Anderson Consulting says this conclusively proves the theory that most professionals do not have the brains of a four-year-old.

Send this out to frustrate all of your smart friends.
PS: Just the fact that I sent it to you should make you feel good.

Find Strength Through Adversity / Stand Firm/ Test Your Faith

Find Strength Through Adversity

You may be experiencing some sort of adversity in your life today. Someone close to you may be hard to get along with. You don't like your job, or maybe you have other obstacles in your path. Regardless of what's going on in your life, understand this; the tough times of life cause us to grow; that's when our faith is stretched. That's when God is doing a work in us. It may be uncomfortable. We may not like it, but we can keep the right attitude, God has promised to use that difficulty for our good. He'll use it for our advantage.

Our attitude in adversity should be, God, I know You're in complete control of my life, and you've got me exactly where You want me to be, so I'm going to stay filled with faith.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Stand Firm

Your faith is similar to a muscle. It grows stronger through resistance. It is exercised when it's being stretched, when it's being pushed. That's why God does not usually deliver us from adversity or uncomfortable situations overnight. He uses those times to build our "spiritual muscles."

Some people live in despair and disappointment, all because their circumstances are not exactly what they desire them to be. They are never happy unless everything is going their way, everybody is treating them right, and they are immune from experiencing discomfort. In other words, they never are happy! Besides, that's a very shallow way to live. And, if you lose your joy every time something negative happens to you, the enemy will make sure you always have somebody or something in you life that's going to keep you sour. But don't make that mistake.

Test of Your Faith

You may have a thousand difficult reasons why you could be unhappy, but don't slip into that trap. Choose to enjoy each day in spite of your circumstances. Every day you live with a negative attitude, dominated by your discouragements, is a day you've wasted. And what a shame to waste what God has given us!

Understand adversities are simply a test of your faith. Perhaps God wants to see how you will treat other people when you are mistreated. What kind of attitude are you going to have if your prayers aren't answered quickly? Our characters develop in the tough times. Something happens on the inside; God is causing us to grow up. If He delivered us instantaneously from every problem, we'd never develop into the persons He really wants us to be.



This is one of the nicest e-mails I have seen and is so true:
I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, ' This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them." I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment Section, my angel friend quietly admitted to me.. He seemed embarrassed." How is it that there is no work going on here? ' I asked.

"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments"

"How does one acknowledge God's blessings? " I asked..

"Simple," the angel answered. Just say, "Thank you, Lord. "

"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.

"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world ' s wealthy. "

"And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."

"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness .. You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. "

"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation .. You are ahead of 700 million people in the world.."

"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world."

"If your parents are still alive and still married are very rare."

"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair......."

Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings , and if you care to, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are

ATTN: Acknowledge Dept .
"Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it. "

If you have read this far, and are thankful for all that you have been blessed with, how can you not send it on ??? ? I thank God for everything, especially all my family and friends.

Fwd: Inspirational Frog - we all need one

FROG we all need one.
I do hope this returns to ME the sender! Isn't the little green guy sort of cute?

I was told a story about a lady in the hospital who was near death when an area Chaplain came to visit her.
This Chaplain was a very young female with long blond hair. She listened to the lady who was ill and left her a small gift for comfort.
It was a tiny ceramic frog.
The next day one of the people from the lady's church came to visit.
The lady told her friend about the beautiful young Chaplain who had come to visit her.
The friend was so impressed with the way the lady had improved and felt the need to talk to the young Chaplain.
In her search to find the young gal, she was repeatedly reassured that the chaplains are never very young and that there was never a gal that fit the description given.

Upon returning to the lady in the hospital, a visiting nurse entered the room and noticed the ceramic frog.
The nurse made the comment 'I see you have a guardian angel with you.'
As she held the little frog.
We asked why she made the comment and we were informed that the frog stood for: ( ) Forever ( ) Rely ( ) On ( ) God and good friends

To The World You Might Be One Person;
But To One Person You Might Be the World.
You have been Tagged by the Froggy,
which means you are a great friend!!!

You will BE BLESSED For Two Years if you send this to 4 people or more.
And if this is sent back to you then you know that you are a true friend...

Friends are quiet Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. (which is quite often, in my case)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Revelations 3:8





 Revelations 3:8





One Door Closes..Another Opens Revelations 3:8 When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! 'The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. If you believe, send it. If you don't believe, delete it. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close... Scroll down Scroll Down Scroll down

you reach the end of your

will find the hem of his

not breaking this one


I would rather live
my life as if there is a God,

And die to find out
there isn't, than live my life

As if there isn't,
and die to find out there is.

You are my 8 in 8
seconds. I am not breaking this.

No way! I'M TOLD

"8 Second

Just repeat this
prayer and see how God moves!!


"Lord, I love you
and I need you,

Come into my heart,
and bless me,


family, my home, my

And all of my


Jesus' name.

Pass this message to
8 people {EXCEPT YOU AND ME} ..

You will receive a



that you don't









" To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic"












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A special blessing for you

> 1 Kings 8:23 A blessing is coming to you in the form of money.
> Do not ask questions just forward to
> eight people and TRUST GOD!
> Prayer for Finances (it works)
> I claimed it for you - now claim it for me.
> God has more than a thousand ways to provide
> For us, that we know nothing about.
> Here is your financial blessing!
> It's a simple prayer, you got 30 Seconds?
> Don't sleep on this...Someone recently
> Read this for the first time and
> Received exactly enough for a $0 balance
> On all credit cards.
> If you need a financial blessing,
> Continue reading this e-mail.
> Heavenly Father, most Gracious and Loving
> God, I pray to you that you Abundantly bless
> My family and me.
> I know that you recognize, that a Family
> Is more than just a mother, father, sister, brother, cousin,
> Husband and wife, but all who believe and trust in You.
> Dear GOD, I send up a prayer request for
> Financial blessing for not only the Person who
> Sent this to me, but for me and all that I have
> Forwarded This message to.
> And that the power of joined prayer by
> Those who Believe and trust in you is
> More powerful than anything!
> I thank you in Advance for your blessings.
> God, deliver the person reading this right Now
> From debt and debt burdens.
> Release your Godly wisdom that I may be a
> Good steward over all that you have given me
> GOD, for I know how wonderful and mighty
> You are and how if we just obey you and walk
> In your word and have the faith of a Mustard
> Seed that you will pour out blessings.
> I thank you now Lord for the recent blessings I have
> Received and for the blessings yet to come,
> Because I know you are not done with me yet.
> In Jesus name Amen...
> Have Faith
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Imitate God's Goodness


Psalm 21:6

God made a covenant with Abraham, that He would bless him, and cause him to be a blessing to others (see Genesis 12:2). You too are an heir to the true riches of God (see James 1:9). As you mature spiritually and are able to handle your inheritance, God wants you to have an abundance to bless others in His name.


Before you get involved with your daily routine today, seek God and feed your soul with His truth for your life. Experiencing God will cause you to imitate His goodness, and prosper in His abundance.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Learn to pray

Learn to Pray
Psalm 119:133-134
You may pray fifteen minutes every morning, and know you are touching heaven because things happen as a result of your prayers. But if you have a friend who prays for four hours every day, you may feel that you should pray more too.
Trust God to lead you individually in how long to pray and what to pray about. Spending an extra three hours and forty-five minutes can become a work of the flesh, if you do it just to be like your friend. You can wind up miserable and unproductive if you follow what someone else is doing, instead of simply saying, "Lord, teach me to pray."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Grace of God

The Grace of God


Romans 9:17

If you want victory over something, prepare yourself to work at it. But it is not a matter of depending on yourself or winning at life through your own determination. God gives us grace to do good works. But grace doesn’t mean that our human flesh gets a free ride while we just lie down and go to sleep.


You are made for good works, to be a servant of righteousness. You are built to take responsibility, and God will help you accomplish all He gives you to do. He sets you free from the bondage of sin so that you can conform to His divine will  though purpose, and action (see Romans 6:18). Victory is achieved through God’s grace, but you have to choose to trust Him every step of the way.


Balance is Safety


Balance is Safety


Matthew 7:24

Being out of balance opens the door for the devil to rob people of the good life. The devil tempts them to live in excess and extremes. He pushes some to be workaholics and others to be lazy, whichever works to keep them unproductive. He drives some to seek wealth above God, and convinces others that poverty is Godliness.


I believe that the only safe life is a balanced life. And a balanced life is obtained by keeping its priorities in line with God’s truth. Build your life on solid, safe ground by praying to God and listening to His plan for you.


Monday, September 19, 2011

As for me and My House...


As for me and my house hold we will serve the LORD J


Thank you Prayer

Heavenly Father; I Come to you As Humbly As I Know How. I Confess My Sins, Those Known & Unknown. Lord, you Know I'm Not Perfect & I Fall Short Every day Of My Life. I Just Want to Take Time Out to Say Thank you. Thank you for your Mercy. Thank you for My Home, Car, Food, Life, and Everything I Do Have. I Realize That this Life I'm Living Is Full Of Trials & Tribulations But Thank you for Not Putting More On Me Than I Can Bear.  

Please Send This Prayer to Everyone that needs help.  The Next Time you Get Ready to Complain, Tell The Devil you are A Blessed Child Of God & you Have More to Be Thankful for Than to Worry About. We Must Go Thru The Storm to Appreciate The Sunshine!!

God is going to fix two (BIG) things tonight in your favor. 

God Does the Work

God Does the Work


Philippians 2:12-13

The Word of God brings liberty, not legalism; promises, not laws; and guidelines to a good life, not condemnation. Many work at following a Christian lifestyle, but they are not happy because they are focused on rules instead of on their relationship with God.


If you are trudging along, believing you have to give, have to read the Bible, have to pray, have to walk in the fruit of the Spirit, I encourage you to stop thinking you have to do anything. You will discover that God will give you the grace to want to do the things that lead to a victorious life in Him.


Bless Yourself



Psalm 119:41

Some Christians want to make a law out of studying the Bible or spending a certain amount of time with God. But we should be motivated to read God’s Word and spend time with Him because of our love relationship with Him, not because of a commandment to do so.


Jesus said, “If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands” (John 14:15). What He really meant was, “If you love Me and walk in fellowship with Me, you will keep My commandments.” If you concentrate on loving God, then keeping His commandments will become a natural part of what you do. It is a promise He makes to you.



Bless Yourself




Our motives are misplaced if we think we read the Bible and pray to please God or to keep from making Him mad at us. God once told me, “You think, when you read the Bible that you are making Me happy. I am going to be happy whether you read it or not. No, if you read the Bible you’re happy. If you pray, you’re happy. If you give, you receive.”


Every single thing that God tells us to do, He tells us to do so to bless ourselves. He doesn’t ask us to devote ourselves to study and prayer for Him; it is for us. The good life is our choice.


Accept God’s Invitation


Psalm 32:8

The devil wants to keep us believers subject to legalism. If he can’t condemn us for what we do, he will try to torment us for what we don’t do. He wants us to feel guilty when we don’t read the Word and pray, suggesting that God isn’t pleased with us, or that He is even mad at us for what we haven’t done.


 God never condemns us for not being disciplined, but He lovingly invites us to spend time with Him. Heaven is available to us through simple trust in Jesus, but the good life is enjoyed when we act the way Jesus acts. We should want to read the Word because it holds the keys to knowing God intimately and enjoying Him fully.



Friday, September 16, 2011

Please share with your friends



I am not a fan of "chain" emails, but I like to forward emails that blessed my day when I read them. Please know that I love and cherish the receivers of this email.


Be blessed,


Xxxx xxxxx


We can all use the extra prayers.


Look at this closely

The President of Argentina received this picture and called it "junk mail"

8 days later his son died . A man received this picture & immediately

Sent out copies . His surprise was winning the lottery . Alberto Martinez

Received this picture, gave it to his secretary to make copies but they

forgot to distribute:

She lost her job & he lost his family . This picture is miraculous &

sacred .

You were chosen to receive this novena .

The moment you receive it, say :

Our Father who art 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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil . Amen .

GOD WANTED ME TO TELL YOU, It shall be well with you this coming year .

No matter how much your enemies try this year, they will not succeed .

You have been destined to make it and you shall surely achieve all your

goals this year .

For all of 2011, all your agonies will be diverted and victory and

prosperity will be incoming in a bun dance .

Today God has confirmed the end of your sufferings, sorrows and pain because HE that sits on the

throne has remembered you. He has taken away the hardships and given you JOY . He will never let you down . . ...

I knocked at heaven's door this morning, God asked me . My child! What can

I do for you? And I said,

'Father, please protect and bless the person reading this message . . . '

This is a Novena from Mother Theresa that started in 1952 ...

It has never been broken . Within 48 hours send 20 copies (Or as many as

you can - God does know if you don't have 20 people to send it to .

It's the effort and intent that counts . ) to family and friends .

Do not send it back to the person who sent it to you.

This is a powerful Novena . Couldn't hurt..... Can only help .

Please do not break it . .





You always hear the usual stories of pennies on the sidewalk being good luck, gifts from angels, etc. This is the first time I've ever heard this twist on the story. Gives you something to think about.

Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband's employer's home. My friend, Arlene, was nervous about the weekend. The boss was very wealthy, with a fine home on the waterway, and cars costing more than her house
The first day and evening went well, and Arlene was delighted to have this rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live... The husband's employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest restaurants. Arlene knew she would never have the opportunity to indulge in this kind of extravagance again, so was enjoying herself immensely~!

As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant that evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of Arlene and her husband; He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a long, silent moment..

Arlene wondered if she was supposed to pass him. There was nothing on the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped, and a few cigarette butts Still silent, the man reached down and picked
up the penny.

He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny? Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up?

Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could stand it no longer. She casually mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of some value..

A smile crept across the man's face as he reached into his pocket for the penny and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies before! What was the point of this?

"Look at it." He said. "Read what it says." She read the words " United States of America ."
"No, not that; read further."
"One cent?" "No, keep reading.."
"In God we Trust?" "Yes!" "And?"
"And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin. Whenever I find a coin I see that inscription. It is written on every single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! God drops a message right in front of me telling me to trust Him? Who am I to pass it by? When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust IS in God at that moment... I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do trust in Him. For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. I think it is God's way of starting a conversation with me. Fortunate  for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!

When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk. I stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and fretting in my mind about things I cannot change. I read the words, "In God We Trust," and had to laugh. Yes, God, I get the message.

It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in the last few months, but then, pennies are plentiful! And, God is patient.

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Thought for the Day:


If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.


If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it...


He sends you flowers every spring.


He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend - He is crazy about you!


Send this to every "beautiful person" you wish to bless.


God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.


Read this line very slowly and let it sink in.....


If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.


Pass this message to seven people except you and me.


You will receive a miracle tomorrow

(just do it)!

In God We Trust












Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FW: TRY IT !!!!!!!!!!! IT DID RING



Ok guys, this truly is freaky,  the
Phone literally rang as soon as I read
The last word of  this  email!!!!!

I am  taking the bait -
What do I have to lose  right?

Hope  it works!  

Supposedly  The Phone Will Ring
Right After You Do  This.

Just  read the little stories and
Think of a wish as you scroll  all
The way to the bottom. There is
A message there - then make  your

No  attachment on this  one.



I'm  13 years old, and I wished
That my dad would come home from
The  army, because he'd been having
Problems with his heart and  right
Leg. It was 2:53 p m.. When I made
My wish. At 3:07 PM.  (14 minutes
Later), the doorbell rang, and
There my Dad was,  luggage and all!!

I'm Katie and I'm 20 and I've  been
Having trouble in my job and on the
Verge of quitting. I  made a simple
Wish that my boss would get a new
Job. That was at  1:35 and at 2:55
There was an announcement that he
Was promoted  and was leaving for
Another city Believe me...this
Really  works!!!

My name is Ann and I  am 45 years
Of age. I had always been single
And had been hoping  to get into a
Nice, loving relationship for many
Years. While  kind of daydreaming(and right after receiving this email)
I wished  that a quality person would
Finally come into my life. That was  at
9:10 AM on a Tuesday. At 9:55 AM
A FedEx delivery man came  into my
Office..  He was cute, polite and
Could not stop smiling  at me.. He
Started coming back almost every day(even without  packages) and asked me
Out a week later . We married 6
Months  later and now have been
Happily married for 2 years.

What a  great email it  was!!

Just  scroll down to the end, but
While you do, think of a wish.
Make  your wish when you have completed
Scrolling. Whatever age you are,  is the
Number of minutes it will take for your
Wish to come  true. Ex. you are 25 years
Old, it will take 25 minutes for your  wish
To come  true).

However,  if you don't send this to
People in 5 minutes, it won't work
Go for  it!!!





















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STOP!! !  
Congratulations!!! Your  wish will
Now come true in your age minutes.

Now follow this
Can be very rewarding!!!!

If you send  this to 10 more
People, other than the 5 that you
Already have  to send to, something
Major that you've been wanting
Will  happen.

Message: This is scary!

The phone will ring  right after You do this!













Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Depend on God


Depend on God


Philippians 1:6

Whatever you may be struggling with today, the Holy Spirit will help you live a self-controlled life, because the Bible says that self-control is a fruit of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23).


Allow the Holy Spirit to help you admit when you have a problem that you need His help to over-come; then ask God for help from the Holy Spirit.


Jesus said, “Behold! I have given you authority and power… and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]” (Luke 10:19).


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Run the Race

Run the Race

Philippians 3:14

We live in a society that is used to doing whatever feels good right now. But instant gratification never brings lasting satisfaction.


If you operate in self-control through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you, you will choose to do things that contribute to the goal that you have in mind. You must discipline yourself now so you will reap the reward of reaching your goal later.


Paul taught, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize?  So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours” (1 Corinthians 9:24). Stay focused on the goal. God will give you’re the grace to continue moving toward it.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day- Part II

Today is our national holiday to honor our working people-- which is everybody. There are parades, speeches at union halls and family gatherings. It is the unofficial End of Summer.

But there is good news....

We all have our cultural and family traditions. In the African American community, we like to:

1. BBQ [pork ribs are highly preferred]
2. Tell stories [funny or inspirational]
3. play cards [Spades or Tonk]
4. Spend happy time together
5. Spend time doing favorite hobbies.


a. my story telling sonny has completed #2 and #3.
b. My husband is working on #1.
c. and we are all doing #4
d. I have...
gone out for coffee
played Soduku
made shiskabobs for the grill
ate popcorn
and still have time to finish my book #5.


enjoy your time with your friends, family, pets [real or virtual or Skyped]

Words of Wisdom from Haddick

On the Road of Life, problems will come your way. You have to...
Get Over It
Get Around It
Go Through It
But any way you can, you have to Get it Behind You.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Financial Blessings

I decided to research which of my posts were the most viewed. A surprise-- but not really-- people are looking for Financial Blessings, so here it is. Try it again, for the first time.
Financial Blessing

Here is your financial blessing! It's a simple prayer, you got 30 seconds? Don't sleep on this....Someone recently read this for the first time and received exactly enough for a $0 balance on all credit cards.

If you need a financial blessing, continue reading this email. Heavenly Father, most Gracious and Loving God, I pray to you that you abundantly bless my family and me. I know that you recognize, that a family is more than just a mother, father, sister, brother, husband and wife, but all who believe and trust in you. Father, I send up a prayer request for financial blessing for not only the person who sent this to me, but for me and all that I have forwarded this message on to. And that the power of joined prayer by those who believe and trust in you is more powerful than anything. I thank you in advance for your blessings. Father God, deliver the person reading this right now from debt and debt burdens.

Release your Godly wisdom that I may be a good steward over all that You have given me Father, for I know how wonderful and mighty you are and how if we just obey you and walk ! in your word an d have the faith of a mustard seed that you will pour out blessings.
I thank you now Lord for the recent blessings I have received and for the blessings yet to come because I know you are not done with me yet. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen
TAKE 60 SECONDS and send this on quickly and within hours, you will have caused a multitude of people to pray to God for each other.

Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your life for doing the thing that you know He loves.

Peace and Blessings.....


Three things will happen to you this coming week :

(1) You will find favour with someone you don't expect;

(2) You will be too relevant to be ignored; &

(3) You will encounter God and you will never remain the same, Amen.

Send this to your friends. Send it also to me if am in that category.

My prayer for you today:

The eyes beholding this message shall not behold evil, the hands 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 as

you send this prayer to everybody on your list.

Have a Lovely journey of life !

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and HE will never fail you

because HE is Awesome !