Sunday, July 29, 2012



There is a story about an old rancher who had been "taken to the cleaners" several times by a local car salesman. One day, the car dealer called the rancher and said he was coming out to buy a cow from him. The rancher placed the following information on the cow:

               Basic cow                                                                   $500.00
               Two-tone exterior                                                          45.00
               Extra Stomach                                                                75.00
               Product storing compartment                                         60.00
               Straw chopper                                                              120.00
               Four spigots @ $10.00                                                    40.00
               Cowhide upholstery                                                      125.00
               Dual horns                                                                      15.00
               Automatic fly-swatter                                                     38.00
               Fertilizer attachment                                                    185.00
                                                                               TOTAL       $1233.00

Those little extras sure add up. But, you know, God gives us lots of extras ---- air to breath, trees, grass, lakes, mountains, friends, family, His Word, spiritual blessings, etc. Aren't you glad He doesn't charge for the "extras".

Enjoy the "extras" and have a blessed day.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

POEM (A Sign ot the Times)

A Sign of the Times

There lie on the table,
side by side;
The Holy Bible
and the TV Guide.

One is well worn,
but cherished with pride;
No, not the Bible,
but instead, the TV Guide.

One is used daily
to help folks decide;
No, not the Bible
but instead, the TV Guide.

As the pages are turned,
what shall they see;
Oh what does it matter...
Just turn on the TV

Then confusion reigns,
they can't all agree;
on what they shall watch,
on that old TV.

So they open the book,
in which they confide;
No, not the Bible,
but instead, the TV Guide.

The Word of God,
is seldom read;
Maybe a verse,
before going to bed.

Exhausted and sleepy,
and tired as can be;
not from reading the Bible
but from watching TV.

So then back to the table,
side by side;
lay the Holy Bible,
and the TV Guide.

No time for prayer...
No time for God's Word;
the plan of Salvation,
is seldom ever heard.

But forgiveness of sin,
so full and free;
is found in the Bible,
NOT on TV!

INSIGHTFUL MESSAGE (The Enemy's Perfect Plan)

The Enemy's Perfect Plan

     Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil angels, he said, "We can't keep Christians from going to church. We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the Truth. We can't even keep them from conservative values. But we can do something else. We can keep them from forming an intimate abiding relationship experience in Jesus Christ. If they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So let them go to church, let them have their conservative lifestyles, but steal time from them so they can't gain the experience in Jesus Christ. This is what I want you to do, my evil angels. DISTRACT THEM!!! Don't let them take hold of their Savior and maintain that vital connection throughout their day!"
     "How shall we do this?" shouted one angel.
     "Keep them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent schemes to occupy their minds," he answered. "Tempt them to spend, spend, spend then borrow, borrow, borrow. Convince the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work six or seven days a week, ten to twelve hours a day so they can afford their lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their family fragments, soon their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work."
     "Overstimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still small voice. Entice them to play non-Christian music whenever they drive, to keep the TV, VCR, CD'S, iPhones, cellphones, video games and their PC's going constantly in their homes. And see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-Biblical music constantly. This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ."
     "Fill their coffee tables with magazines and newspaper. Pound their minds with news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, sweepstakes, mail order catalogues and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering, free products, services and false hopes."
     "Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted and unprepared for the coming week. Don't let them go out in nature to reflect on God's wonders. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts and movies instead. And when they meet for Spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotion."
     "Let them be involved in soul-winning. But crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Christ. Soon, they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family unity for the good of the Cross."
     It was quite a convention in the end. And the evil angels went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busy, busy, busy and rush here and there.
     Has the devil been successful at his schemes? You decide.
     We are fighting a deadly battle. The worst battle ever... Spiritual warfare! Let's not allow the enemy to distract us! Find time to spend with God! DAILY!!!! 

Love and Blessings to all!
~One Love~

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Short and Sweet

     A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, who was five and Ryan, who was three. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancke. their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
     "If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, "Let my brither have the first pancake. I can wait."
     Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, "Ryan, you be Jesus."


The Bus Passenger

     The passengers on the bus watched sympathetically as the attractive young woman with the white cane made her way carefully up the steps. She paid the driver and, using her hands to feel the location of the seats, walked down the aisle and found the seat he told her was empty. Then she settled in, placed her briefcase on her lap and rested her cane against her leg.
     It had been a year since Sally, thirty-four, became blind. Due to a medical misdiagnosis, she had lost her eyesight and was suddenly thrown into a world of darkness, anger, frustration and self-pity. Once a fiercely independent woman, she now felt condemned by this terrible twist of fate to become powerless, helpless and a burden to everyone around her. "How could this have happened to me?" She plead with her heart filled with anger.
     But no matter how much she cried, ranted or prayed, she knew the painful truth... she would never get her eyesight back. A huge cloud of depression hung over her once optimistic spirit. Just getting through each day was an overwhelming struggle combined with frustration and exhaustion. All she had to cling to was her husband Mark.
     Mark was an Air Force officer and he loved Sally with all his heart. When she first lost her sight, he watched her sink into despair and was determined to help his wife gain the strength and confidence she needed to become independent again. Mark's military background had trained him well to deal with sensitive situations and yet, he knew this was the most difficult battle he would ever face.
     Finally, after a few months passed, Sally felt ready to return to her job but how would she get there? She used to take the bus but was now too frightened to go around the city by herself. Mark volunteered to drive her to work each day, even though they worked at opposite ends of the city.
     At first, this comforted Sally and fulfilled Mark's need to protect his sightless wife, who was so insecure about performing the slightest task. Soon, however, Mark realized that this arrangement wasn't working --- it was hectic and costly. Mark sadly admitted to himself that Sally will have to start taking the bus again if she wanted to continue working. But just the thought of mentioning it to her made him cringe. She was still so fragile, so angry. How would she react?
     Just as Mark predicted, after he suggested  that she try to take the bus alone, Sally was horrified at the idea of taking the bus again.
     Mark's heart broke to hear his wife speak that way towards him but he knew what had to be done. He promised Sally that each morning and evening, he would ride the bus with her, for as long as it took, until she got the hang of it. And that's exactly what happened.
     For two solid weeks, Mark, military uniform and all, accompanied Sally to and from work each day. He taught her how to rely on her other senses, specifically her hearing, to determine where she was and how to adapt to her new environment. He helped her become friends with the bus drivers who could watch out for her and save her a seat not too far from the front. He made her laugh, even on those not-so-good days when she would trip exiting the bus or drop her briefcase.
     Each morning, they made the journey together and Mark would take a cab back to his office. But this routine was even more expensive and exhausting than the previous one. Mark knew it was only a matter of time before Sally would either be able to ride the bus on her own or would have to quit her job. He believed in her, in the Sally he knew before she'd lost her sight, who wan't afraid of any challenge and who would never, ever quit.
      Finally, Sally decided that she was ready to try the trip on her own. Monday morning, before she left, she threw her arms around Mark, her temporary bus riding companion, her husband and her best friend. Her eyes filled with tears of gratitude for his loyalty, his patience and his love. She said good-bye and, for the first time, they went their seperate ways.
      Monday, Tuesday, Wedsnesday, Thursday. Each day on her own went perfect and Sally was getting her confidence back. She was beginning to feel better about herself. She was doing it! She was going to work all by herself! She was feeling a sense of independence again.
     On Friday morning, Sally took the bus as usual. As she was slowly and carefully tapping her cane to lead her to the next step off the bus, the driver, who was temporarily replacing the regular driver that was on vacation, said to her, "Boy, I sure envy you."
     Sally didn't know if he was speaking to her or to someone else. After all, who on earth would ever envy a blind woman who had struggled for the past year just to find the courage to live?
     Curious, she asked the driver, "Are you talking to me?"
     "Yes, ma'am."
     "Why do you say you envy me?" she questioned.
     "It must feel so good to be taken care of and protected like you are." the driver answered.
     Sally was puzzled. She had no idea what the driver was talking about and asked again, "What do you mean?"
     The driver replied, "You know. Every morning for the past week, a fine looking gentleman in a military uniform has been standing across the street watching you when you get off the bus. He makes sure you cross the street safely and he watches you until you enter your office building. Then he blows you a kiss, gives you a little salute and walks away. You are one lucky lady."
     Tears of happiness rolled down Sally's cheeks. Although she couldn't physically see him, she had always felt Mark's presence. She was lucky, so lucky, for he had given her a gift more powerful than sight, a gift she didn't need to see to believe --- the gift of love that can bring light where there had been darkness.

1 John 3:18   My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.  (NKJV) 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

HUMOR FOR HAPPINESS (Getting Into Heaven)

Getting Into Heaven

     A fellow finds himself in front of the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter explains that it's not easy to get into heaven. There are some criteria that must be met before entry is allowed. So Saint Peter asked him, "Were you a church goer or religious?"
     "No." the man answerd.
     Saint Peter told him, "Hmmm, that's not good. Were you generous, giving money to the poor or to charities?'
     Again the man answered, "Uhhh, no."
     Saint Peter told him, "That's not good either. Did you do any good deeds? Maybe help a neighbor? Anything?"
     "Hmmm, nope." the man answered again.
     Saint Peter started to become concerned and finally says, "Look, everybody does something good sometime. Work with me here! I'm trying to help. Now think."
     The man thinks for a minute then says, "Well, I did help this old lady once. I came out of a store and saw that a dozen Hell's Angels had taken her purse and were shoving her around. I threw my bags down and got her purse back. then I told the biggest biker that he was cowardly and I spat in his face."
     "Wow!" said Saint Peter. "That's impressive. When did this happen?"
     "Oh, about 15 minutes ago." replied the man


This is said to be a true story.

Deck Of Cards
     Back in 1778, a soldier, overseas during the war, was in his bunker with a deck of cards spread out on his bed when the sergeant walked in and asked the soldier what he was doing.
     The soldiers answers, "Sir, I was just about to spend some time in prayer with the Lord, sir."
     "Looks like you're getting ready to play cards." The sergeant said to the soldier as he eyeballed the cards spread out on the bed.
     "Oh no sir," spoke the soldier. "If you will just let me explain, I'll show you something kind of interesting."
     At that point he gathered all the cards in his hands and began to shuffle them. "You see, this deck of cards may seem ordinary to you but it acts as my Bible." He then began to flip over the first card which revealed the ace of spades. "You see sir, in a deck of card, the Ace reminds me there is only One God."
     The next card he reveals is the two (2) of diamonds. "The two, is the two halves of the Bible. The Old and the New Testament."
     The next card he flips over reveals a three (3) of clubs. "The three, that's the Trinity. The Father, Son and Holy Ghost."
     Then the next card reveals a four (4) of hearts. "The four, that reminds me of the four Apostles. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John."
     With the cards he is still holding in his hands, the soldier begins to divide them up shifting them between each other. The top card he flips over reveals the six (6) of clubs. "The six, sir, reminds me that God made earth in six days, in which," at that moment the next card he flipped over revealed the seven (7) of spades, "on the seventh day He rested."
     Again, with the remaining cards in his hands he splits them up and divides them three seperate times. Finally, he flips the top card and reveals the ten (10) of hearts. "In the Bible, you have ten commandments"
      The next card on top reveals the king of hearts, "And this, this is my absolute favorite, sir." Said the soldier as he smiled a huge smile. "Jesus, who is the King. He's the King of my heart."
     At this point, the sergeant was surprised and impressed with the way the cards seem to fall into place for the soldier. "That's pretty good." He said.
     The soldier says, "It doesn't stop there, sir. You see, in a deck of cards there are four (4) suites, hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds. That represents the four seasons. In fact, there's thirteen (13) cards in each suite. There are exactly 13 weeks in each quarter of the year."
     The soldier then gathers all the card in his hand and says, "There's fifty-two (52) cards in a deck which represents 52 weeks in a year." He then looks up at the sergeant, raising the deck of card in his hand and says, "So you see sir, my deck of cards is my Bible. It's my calendar. It's my almanac."
     Then he lays the cards on his bed and spreads them out. "When I have cards spread out in front of me, I can see all the things I have to be thankful for."

Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.  (NLT)


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

SONG (God Bless The USA)

God Bless The USA

If tomorrow all the things were gone
That I had worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my children and my wife,
I'd thank my lucky stars
To be living here today,
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can't take that away.

I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota
To the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston,
And New York to L.A.
There's pride in every American heart
And it's time we stand and say;

I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

God Bless The USA recorded by Lee Greenwood

POEM --- FOURTH OF JULY (I Got Your Back)

I Got Your Back

I am a small and precious child
My dad's been sent to fight...
The only place I'll see his face
Is in my dreams at night.
He will be gone too many days
For my young mind to keep track
I may be sad but I am proud
My daddy's got your back!

*   *   *   *   *   *

I am a caring mother
My son has gone to war...
My mind is filled with worries
That I have never known before.
Everyday I try
 To keep my thoughts from turning black
I may be scared but I am proud,
My son has got your back!

*   *   *   *   *   *

I am a strong and loving wife...
With a husband soon to go,
There are times I'm terrified
 In a way most will never know.
I bite my lip and force a smile
As I watch my husband pack...
My heart may break but I am proud,
My husband's got your back!

*   *   *   *   *   *

I am a soldier...
Serving proudly, standing tall
I fight for freedom, yours and mine
By answering the call.
I do my job while knowing
The thanks it sometimes lacks
Say a prayer that I'll come home
It's me who's got your back.


POEM (We Need God in America Again)

We Need God in America Again

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
Samuel Adams, First Chief Justice John Jay,
Names synonymous with the spirit of our country
Founding fathers of the U.S.A.

Over 200 years ago they shook off the chains of tyranny
From Great Britain by Divine Call,
Citing 27 Biblical violations, they wrote the Declaration of Independence
With liberty and justice for all.

But something happened since Jefferson called the Bible the cornerstone,
For American liberty then put it in our schools as a Light
Or since "Give me liberty, or give me death," Patrick Henry said,
"Our country was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ"

We eliminated God from the equation of American life
Thus eliminating the reason this nation first began
From beyond the grave I hear the voices of our founding fathers plead
You need God in America again

Of the 55 men who formed the Constitution
Fifty-two were active members of their church
Founding fathers like Noah Webster, who wrote the first dictionary
Could literally quote the Bible chapter and verse

James Madison said, "We've staked our future on our ability to follow
The Ten Commandments with all our heart"
These men believed you couldn't even call yourself an American
If you subvert the Word of God and depart

In his farewell address, Washington said, "You can't have
National morality apart from religious principle," and that's the rules
'Cause right now we have nearly 150,000 kids carrying guns
To these war zones we call public schools

In the '40's and '50's student problems were chewing gum and talking
Then in the '90's, rape and murder are the trend
The only way this nation can even hope to last this decade
Is to put God in America again

The only hope for America is Jesus
The only hope for our country is Him
If we repent of our ways stand firm and say,
"We need God in America again!"

Abe Lincoln said, "The philosophy of the school room in one generation
Will be the philosophy of government of the next"
So when you eliminate the Word of God from the classroom and politics
You eliminate the nation that God's Word protects

America is now number one in teen pregnancy and violent crime
Number one in illiteracy, drug use, and divorce
Everyday a new holocaust of 5,000 unborn die
While pornography floods our streets with no remorse

America's dead and dying hand is on the threshold of the Church
While the spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah vex us all
When it gets to the point where people would rather come out of the closet than clean it
It's a sign that the judgement of God is gonna fall

If there's ever been a time to rise up Church, it's now
And as the Blood brought Saints of the Living God to proclaim
That it's time to sound the alarm, from the Church House
To the White House and say,"We want God back in America again!"

I believe it's time for America to stand up and proclaim
That one nation under God is our demand
And send this evil lifestyle back to satan where it came from
And let the Word of God revive our dying land

For Jesus Christ is coming back again in all His Glory
And every eye shall see Him on that day
That's why a new anointing of God's power's coming on us
To boldly tell the world you must be saved

Because astrology won't save you, your horoscope won't save you
The Bible says these things are all a farce
If you're born again, you don't need to look to that stuff for your answers
'Cause you can look to the very One who made those stars

History tells us time and time again
To live like there's no God makes you a fool
If you want to see all the children live right
Stop handing out condoms and start handing out Bibles in school

The only hope for America is Jesus
The only hope for our country is Him
If we repent of our ways
Stand firm and say,
"We Need God In America Again!"

Next time you begin to wonder what has gone wrong
in America...

~One Love~

Monday, July 2, 2012

PRAYER (Lead Me To Peace)

Lead Me To Peace

Lead me from death to life,
      from falsehood to truth.
Lead me from despair to hope,
     from fear to trust.
Lead from hate to love,
     from war to peace.
Let peace fill my heart, my world, my universe.

PRAYER (Workplace Prayer)

Workplace Prayer

     My Heavenly Father, as I enter this workplace I bring Your Presence with me. I speak Your Peace, Your Grace, Your Mercy and Your perfect Order in this area. I acknowledge Your Power over all that will be spoken, thought, decided and done within these walls.
     Lord, I thank You for the gifts You have blessed me with. I commit to using them responsibly in Your Honor. Give me a fresh supply of strength to do my job. Anoint my projects, ideas and energy so that even my smallest accomplishments may bring You Glory.
     Lord, when I am confused, guide me. When I am burned out, infuse me with the light of the HolySpirit. May the work that I do and the way I do it bring faith, joy and a smile to all that I come in contact with today. Amen.

I highly recommend you print this prayer and keep it with you. Before you go in to your workplace, say this prayer. If you are feeling stresssed, say it until you feel God's Peace. If you become stressed or things are not going right at work, on your break, say this prayer. This IS a very powerful prayer for work. This prayer, if said in faith, WILL make a difference. BELIEVE THAT!  ~One Love~


The Seed

     A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.
     As they all gathered in the boardroom and sat at the table, the old man said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you."
     The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued,  "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today --- one very special SEED. I want you to plant the SEED and water it and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the SEED I have given you. I will judge the plants that you bring and the one I choose will be the next CEO."
     One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a SEED. He went home and excitedly told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the SEED. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their SEED and the plants that were beginning to grow.
     Jim kept checking his SEED but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.
     Six months went by, still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his SEED. Everyone else had trees and tall plants but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anyting to his colleagues, however, he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil --- he so wanted the SEED to grow. Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot but she asked him to be honest about what happened.
     A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company gathered with their plants in the boardroom so the CEO could do his inspection. Jim felt sick to his stomach. He knew it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life but he also knew his wife was right about being honest.
     As Jim walked into the boardroom with his empty pot, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful --- in all shapes and sizes. As Jim held his empty pot, many of his colleagues laughed at him. A few felt sorry for him. So Jim went to the back of the room with his empty pot and tried to hide,
     When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives. "My, what great plants, trees and flowers you all have grown." said the CEO. "Today, one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"
     All of a sudden, the CEO noticed Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered his Financial Director to bring Jim to the front.
     Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will fire me."
     When Jim reached the front of the room, the CEO asked him what had happened to his SEED. Jim told the story of how he tried and watered and did all he could but it just never grew.
     The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim and then announced to the young executives, "I have chosen your next Chief Executive Officer! His name is Jim."
     Jim couldn't believe it. He couldn't even grow his SEED and yet, the CEO was appointing him as his successor.
     "How could he be the new CEO?" the others asked.
     Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a SEED. I told you to take the SEED, plant it, water it and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled SEEDS. They were dead. It was not possible for them to grow. All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the SEED would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you or you just got a plant. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my SEED in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!"

If you plant honesty... you will reap trust!
If you plant goodness... you will reap friends!
If you plant humility... you will reap greatness!
If you plant perseverance... you will reap contentment!
If you plant consideration... you will reap perspective!
If you plant hard work... you will reap success!
If you plant forgiveness... you will reap reconciliation!
So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.

Think about this for a moment...
If I happened to show up on your doorstep crying ---
     would you genuinely care or just be nosy?
If I called you and asked you to pick me up because something happened ---
     would you come or be too busy?
If I needed a shouldr to cry on ---
     would you give me yours or not be interested in my pain?
If I had one day left to live my life ---
     would you be a part of that last day or just want to know if you are in my will?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

INSIGHTFUL MESSAGE (A Few Things To Think About)

A Few Things To Think About

  1. Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
  2. You can't change the past but you can ruin the present by dwelling on the past and worrying about the future.
  3. LOVE ... and you shall be loved!
  4. God ALWAYS gives His best to those who leave the choice to Him.
  5. All people smile in the same language.
  6. A hug is a great gift. One size fits all. It can be given for any occasion and it's easy to exchange.
  7. EVERYONE needs to be loved, especially when they DO NOT deserve it.
  8. The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.
  9. Laughter is God's sunshine.
  10. EVERYTHING has beauty but not everyone sees it.
  11. It's important for parents to LIVE THE SAME THING THEY TEACH!
  12. THANK GOD for what you have. TRUST GOD for what you NEED!
  13. If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.
  14. Happy memories never wear out. Relive them as often as you want.
  15. Home is the place where we grumble the most, but are often treated the best.
  16. Man looks at outward appearances but the Lord looks within.
  17. The choice you make today will usually affect tomorrow.
  18. Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.
  19. If anyone speaks badly of you, live so no one will believe it.
  20. Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
  21. LOVE is strengthened by working through conflicts together.
  22. The best thing parents can do for their children is to LOVE EACH OTHER!
  23. Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.
  24. To get out of a difficulty, one usually must GO THROUGH IT!
  25. We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.
  26. LOVE is the only thing that can be divided without being diminished.
  27. Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend upon others.
  28. You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.
  29. For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can NEVER get back.
  30. Do what you can, for whomever you can, with whatever you have and wherever you are.

The BEST gifts to give...
   To your friend... LOYALTY;
   To your enemy... FORGIVENESS;
   To your boss... SERVICE;
   To a child... A GOOD EXAMPLE;
   To your parents... GRATITUDE AND DEVOTION;
   To your mate... LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS;
   To ALL men and women... CHARITY;
   And to God... YOUR LIFE.

THOUGHT PROVOKING (Cell Phones vs. Bible)

Cell Phones vs. Bible

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bibles like we treat our cellphones?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to our kids as gifts?

Waht if we used it as we traveled?

Waht if we used it in case of emergency?

What if we upgraded it to get the latest version?

This is something to make you go ... hmmm... where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing ...
Unlike our cell phone, we don't ever have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill!