Monday, November 25, 2013

# 34 Trespass

One of my photo subjects always seems to be a version of this Old English sign I keep seeing..I think it comes from the french translation "tree's passing"...I see them all the time in the woods......hahahaha
All kidding aside what does it mean to you to "trespass" against someone?
 Having a hard time coming up with any?
OK how about thinking of when people "trespass" against you.....

We should always consider the golden rule in this discussion. Do unto others as as you would have them do unto you.
Forgiveness is not an easy thing, but we all need forgive and be forgiven!

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes 

Mathew 6
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

# 33 Compassion

Do you show compassion? It is easy to pile on when you catch some one in a mistake. I think we all have gone overboard at one time or another with the holier than thou attitude. Consider giving someone compassion in those situations. We may be there sooner than we think.

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Henry Ward Beecher 

Psalm 103:11-14
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far he removes our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion for his children,
    so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.
14 For he knows how we were made;
    he remembers that we are dust.

Monday, November 11, 2013

# 32 Network

Networking is really just understanding. If you know yourself and your strengths..and weaknesses you can be a blessing to others. If you understand your friends and neighbors you can help build up each of them by sharing your understanding. The best way to do this is by listening!

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Hermann Hesse 

Sirach 6
33 If you love to listen you will gain knowledge,
    and if you pay attention you will become wise.
34 Stand in the company of the elders.
    Who is wise? Attach yourself to such a one.
35 Be ready to listen to every godly discourse,
    and let no wise proverbs escape you.
36 If you see an intelligent person, rise early to visit him;
    let your foot wear out his doorstep.

Monday, November 4, 2013

# 31 Knowlege

Learning  is one thing we can do all of our life. When is the last time you read a good book? It is said the we use only a fraction of our brains capacity. By gaining knowledge in new areas we will have more to discuss than the weather and who won the game last night!


Proverbs 15:14
The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Proverbs 22:12
The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the faithless.