Monday, September 30, 2013

# 26 Be Wise

We all think we are pretty smart. I wonder how many of us would say we are loyal and faithful? We have many choices to make every day, How are YOU doing? I struggle to make the right choices I should, many time in the very small eating right. I am starting to track my food intake. A small thing I will try to be faithful too! It will be healing for my flesh!

Proverbs 3

Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good repute
    in the sight of God and of people.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
It will be a healing for your flesh
    and a refreshment for your body.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

# 25 Honest as the day is long

If you ever catch someone in a lie, don't you always wonder when the next time they may be stretching things a bit? And yet who among us can say with a straight face, we have never....exaggerated I mean lied!
The reading below is specific to money but it is truth for every aspect of our lives

: : HONEST AS THE DAY IS LONG - "A consistently reliable person. The implication seems to be that he or she is honest all the time. 24 hours a day.

Benjamin Franklin 

Luke 16

10 “Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth,[d] who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? 13 No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

# 24 The Vine

"Abide in Me, as I abide in you." I do believe there is a an emptiness in every persons heart that only God can fill. This relationship is very personal and very necessary. I takes courage to understand and explore this. I have seen many people in my life who thought otherwise. They never really find peace until they cultivate this relationship with the vinegrower.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill 

John 15

Jesus the True Vine

15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes[a] to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed[b] by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.

Monday, September 9, 2013

# 23 Love

To love a child is one of the greatest gifts one can give. Our gran-daughter Jade had her 1/2 birthday this last week.  What a joy she is! Happy and healthy with parents that work together. She has a bright future!
 I don't remember my kids growing that fast! What a blessing!
 I had no idea how much fun gran-children would be...

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh 

1 Corinthians 13

The Gift of Love

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10 but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly,[b] but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Monday, September 2, 2013

# 22 Can You See

You can't see the forest for the trees! So many times in our life we can "see" the picture or situation that is right in front of us. Stephen Covey calls it a "paradigm shift". Looking at things from a different perspective can make all the difference in the world.

Wayne Dyer 

Luke 24

The Walk to Emmaus

.30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us[k] while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” 33 That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. 34 They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.