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New Beginnings

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If we sincerely want to change ourselves for the better, we must start on the inside and work our way out from there.  Lasting change doesn't occur "out there"; it occurs "in here".  It occurs, not in the shifting sands of our own particular circumstances, but in the quiet depths of our own hearts.

Are you in search of a new begining or even a new you?  Are you hoping to make dramatic improvements or to break unhealthy habits?  If so, don't respect chaning circumstances to mirculaously transform you into the person you want to become.  Transformation starts with God, and it starts in the silent center of a humble human heart.

 

Look And Live

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anonymous  August 04, 2009 3:00 AM

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Life is better when we treat other people the way we would want to be treated if we were in their shoes.  Things go better when we're courteous and compassionate.  Graciousness, humility and kindness area all vitrues we should strive for.  But sometimes we fall short.  Sometimes, amid the busyness and confusion of everyday life, we neglect to share a kind word or a kind deed.  This oversight hurts others, but it hurts us as well.

Slow yourself down and be alert for those who need your smile, your kind words, your hug, or your helping hand.  Make kindness a centerpiece of your dealings with others.  They will be blessed, and you will be too.

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anonymous  July 21, 2009 5:32 PM

Destiny's Child

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The Lord is good and does what is right; He shows the proper path.  Psalm 25: 8

At eighteen Clara Fowler performed on an Okahoma radio show sponsored by the Page Milk Company.  In honor of her sponsor, Clara changed her stage name to Patti Page and began a singing career that led to fifteen gold records.  Her biggest hit came in 1951 when she recorded 'The Tennessee Waltz', a ballad that was the number one song in North America for three solid months.

Looking back on her career, Patti, said, "I realy do believe in fate, and I think that there wassomething planned for me to do." The same can be said for you.

If you haven't yet discovered your own lifes work, it's not too late to take a page from Patti's book.  Keep searching for the role you're destined to play in God's grand plan.  When you find it, you'll be a star, wherever you happen to shine.

To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. 

Helen Keller

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anonymous  July 12, 2009 4:34 AM

Using your Gifts

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Your talents, resources and oportunites are gifts from the Giver of all things good.  And the best way to say thank you for these gifts is to use them. 

Do you have a particular talent?  Share them.  Have you been blessed by a particular opporunity?   Use it to help others.

When you share the gifts God has given you--especially when you share them freely and without fanfare--you invite God to bless you more and more.  So today, be a faithful steward of your talents and treasures.  Then prepare yourself for even greater blessings that are sure to come.

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anonymous  June 14, 2009 4:45 AM

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Corrie Ten Boom and her sister, Betsy, were amazing women of faith.  The Ten Boom sisters were over fifty years old when they began hiding Jews in a secret room in their home during the Holocaust.  Eventually they were found out and sent to a concentration camp.

Corrie managed to smuggle pieces of a Bible into camp.  The two sisters held secret prayer meetings and cared fro other prisoners, never giving up hope.  Once they even gave thanks for fleas, when their barracks became so infested than the guards refused to enter.

Betsy never tasted freedom again, but Corrie survived and went on to tell her story, The Hiding Place

There is hope to be found, even in the midst of affliction.

~Teresa Bell Kindred

 

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anonymous  June 02, 2009 5:47 AM

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Stand in your shoe.  People in your family.  Coworkers in you office, all these things can be a source of irritation.  We want to put things right.  Sometimes we can.  Other things take time.

God has all the time in the world.  He is willing to wait for fruit to ripen, for light to dawn, for promises to be fullfilled.  He puts us in right place to make us shine.  Sometimes we feel like the oyster, constantly trying to smooth over life's irritations.  But He wants us to know deep down we're really His pearls. 

Not everything can be fixed in the click of a mouse. Really good things take time.

~Marcia Swearingen

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anonymous  May 17, 2009 5:40 AM

Oh,what I would do to have
the kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown
Where Jesus is,
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name
and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
time and time again
"Boy, you'll never win,
you'll never win."

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh, what I would do
to have the kind of strength it takes
To stand before a giant
with just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound
of a thousand warriors
shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out
my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
time and time again
"Boy you'll never win,
you'll never win."

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

But the stone was just the right size
to put the giant on the ground
and the waves they don't seem so high
from on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
when I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
singing over me

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says "do not be afraid"
And the voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me (calling out to me)
I will choose to listen and believe (I will choose to listen and believe)
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

I will listen and believe
I will listen and believe the voice of truth
I will listen and believe
'Cause Jesus you are the voice of truth
And I will listen to you.. oh you are

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anonymous  May 14, 2009 6:47 AM

Think Rich:

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Doris von Krappelhoff dreamed of becoming a dancer, but an automobile crash left her dreams in shambles.  So she turned instead to singing.  Along the way Doris changed her last name, borrowing from the song 'Day by Day'.  So Doris von Kappelhoff became Doris Day...and Doris Day became one of the biggest movie stars of the 1950's and 1960's.

Doris once said, 'Gratitude is riches.  Complaint is poverty.'  And her words apply to all of us.  Chronic complaining--a rather common malady that infects all of us from time to time--solves nothing. So let's give thanks for blessings past, present, and future.  As Doris von Kappelhoff proved, it takes great thoughts to make a great day.

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.  You make progress by implementing ideas.

Shirley Chisholm

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Doris Mary Anne von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1922)is an American singer, actress and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. Able to sing, dance and play comedy and dramatic roles, she became one of the biggest box-office stars. Day has 39 films to her credit, over 75 hours of television and as one of the most prolific recording artists in history, has recorded over 650 songs. She is an Academy Award nominee, as well as a Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner.

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anonymous  May 12, 2009 4:20 AM

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Anyway
By: Mother Teresa

 

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

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anonymous  May 05, 2009 3:25 AM

Safest and Best

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It is God Who is at work in you, both to will and work for His good pleasure.  Philippians 2:13

Whether you realize it or not, God is busily working in you and through you.  He has things He wants you to do and people He wants you to help.  Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to seek God's will and to follow it.

Elizabeth Elliot said, "I believe that in every time and place it is within our power to acquiesce it the will of God--and what peace it brings to do so!" And Corrie ten Boom observed, "Surrendering to the Lord is not a tremendous sacrifice, not an agonizing performance.  It is the most sensible thing you can do."

So as you make plans for the future, make sure your plans conform God's plans--that's the safest and best way to live.

The only safe place is in the center of God's will.It is not only the safest place.  It is also the most rewarding and most satisfying place to be.

Gigi GrahamTchividjivan

 

 

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 April 27, 2009 4:39 AM

Good Morning and wishing you all a beautiful week.

 

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anonymous  April 26, 2009 5:05 PM

Gordon Mote is a blind musician who just happens to love southern gospel.

Born in Gadsden, Ala., Gordon, who has been blind since birth, surprised his parents by playing the piano when he was only three years old.

 



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 April 22, 2009 4:38 AM

Earth Day 2009

 

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anonymous  April 19, 2009 1:42 AM

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anonymous  April 17, 2009 3:59 AM

Shall I ask the brave soldier who fights at my side
In the cause of mankind, if our creeds agree?
Shall I give up the friend I have valued and tried,
If he kneel not before the same alter as me.
Thomas Moore
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( May  28, 1779February 25 1852)

I met a little Elf-man once
Down where the lilies blow.
I asked him why he was so small
And why he didn't grow.
He slightly frowned, and with his eye
He looked me through and through.
"I'm quite as big for me," said he
"As you are big for you."
—John Kendrick Bangs
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anonymous  April 15, 2009 3:39 AM

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 Living Wisely

Wisdom is not like a mushroom; it does not spring up overnight.  Rather, it's like an oak tree that starts as a tiny acorn, grown into a sapling, and eventually reaper up to the sky, tall and strong.

To become wise, we must seek wisdom in the right places, and we must apply the wisdom we find.  We must seek out worthy mentors and listen carefully to their advice.  We must associate, day in and day out, with sensible men and women. We must commit ourselves to a lifetime of learning. 

We  do these things, we will become wise--and we will be a blessing to our friends, to our families and to the world.

 

Wisdom is knowledge applied

Head knowledge is useless on the battlefield.

Knowledge stamped on the heart makes one wise.

 ~Beth Moore

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Daniel--Played & Discussed... April 11, 2009 1:43 AM

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I've always liked that line "Your eyes have died, but you see more than I."

 

It makes me think of blind people--such as my aunt--who lead full lives inspite of this challenge that I wouldn't want to be my own.

 

Have you ever watched Stevie Wonder performing a song, and he had an expression on his face as if he were seeing Heaven!?!  Beautiful sight!!!

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anonymous  April 10, 2009 5:03 AM

Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones

 

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'In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.'  John 16:13

Although she lost her sight in infancy, she went on to become one of North  America's most beloved writers of poetry and hymns.  She wrote more than nine thousand hymns; she spent her life teaching and serving the needy; and she became one of the most admired writers of the nineteenth century.  Her name was Frances Crosby, better known to her legion of admires as Fanny Crosby, the woman who penned the classic hymn, 'Blessed Assurance.'

Fanny Crosby was never embittered by her blindness.  to the contrary, she considered her handicap a steppingstone, not a stumblingblock.

Every problem comes gift wrapped in a package

that also contans a creative solution.

Your job is to accept both gifts.

~Marie T. Freeman



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anonymous  April 04, 2009 4:09 AM

God's Power to Renew

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'... but those who hope in the LORD
       will renew their strength.
       They will soar on wings like eagles;
       they will run and not grow weary,
       they will walk and not be faint.'  Isaiah 40:31

For busy people living a fast-paced, twenty-first-century world, life may seem like a merry-go-round that never stops spinning.  If that description seems to fit your life you may find yourself running short of patience or strength-or both.

When you feel tired or discourage, there is a source from which you can draw the power needed to recharge your spiritual batteries.  That source is God.

Are you exhausted or troubled?  Weak or worried?  Worn down or burned out?  If so, have a heart-to-heart talk with God.  When you do, you'll discover that the Creator of the universe can help you gain a renewed sense of hope and a fresh perspective.  Your job is to let Him do it.

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Birds sing after the storm.  Why shouldn't we?

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anonymous  March 28, 2009 9:02 AM

Heartprints

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Whatever our hands touch-
We leave fingerprints!
On walls, on furniture
On doorknobs, dishes, books.
There's no escape.
As we touch we leave our identity.

Oh God, wherever I go today
Help me leave heartprints!
Heartprints of compassion
Of understanding and love.
Heartprints of kindness
And genuine concern.
May my heart touch a lonely neighbor
Or a runaway daughter
Or an anxious mother
Or perhaps an aged grandfather.

Lord, send me out today
To leave heartprints.
And if someone should say
"I felt your touch,"
May that one sense Your Love
Touching through me.

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He that is unacquainted with the nature of the world must be at a loss to know where he is. And he that cannot tell the ends he was made for is ignorant both of himself and the world to.
~Marcus Aurelius

Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling aright the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

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anonymous  March 23, 2009 4:57 AM

Nothing is Impossible

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Nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God;
Nothing is impossible when you're trusting in His Word.
Hearken to the voice of God to thee;
"Is there anything too hard for Me?"
Then put your trust in God alone and rest upon His Word;
For ev'rything, O, ev'rything, yes ev'rything is possible with God.

http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis2/impossible.html

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anonymous  March 18, 2009 4:30 AM

Grandmother's Vase
By: Author Unknown

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One day I was lying on the bed, reading, when my mother came into the room. She held out a vase--a rather ugly vase. She asked, 'Would you like to have this vase?'

 

"I replied quickly, 'No, I don't want it.'

"As she turned to walk away, I picked up something that said to me, 'Wait a minute, don't shut this off yet.' So I asked, 'Where did you get it?'

"She said, 'Oh, I got it when I filled an order.' Filled an order? I thought--no communication here. So I asked, 'What do you mean, filled an order?'

'Well,' she said, 'when I was a little girl, the Smith Company mailed catalogs to people. I would take the catalog around the neighborhood, and I'd get people to order from it. When I filled an order and sent it in, they gave me a prize. One time, I got a porch swing for my family.'

"Now you have to understand," said Hensley, "that my mother is 81 years old. She is one of six children in a family that her father deserted when she was quite young. Money was real hard to come by. My grandmother managed to keep the family together through the years, although I don't know how. For my mother to win a luxury like a porch swing was a significant accomplishment. Although she no longer had the swing, she had the vase--a vase full of meaning--which she offered to me.

Instantly I said, 'Mom, I want the vase.' Now it sits in a prominent place in my living room. It symbolizes a precious meaning which my mother and I share: Unless you and I are sensitive to the other person and hear meaning, we may well have a communication problem.

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He's still working on me

 

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Sunlight, Sunlight, In My Soul Today!!

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