Saturday, August 26, 2006

I'VE LEARNED TO BE GRATEFUL

A fter having everything taken from me, I've learned to appreciate things when I do get them. All my wordly things were either given away or trashed when I went to prison. I came out with nothing and even the clothes on my back had to be donated. I worked very hard to simply replace even the little things. You cannot imagine what it is to start over completely. I didn't even own but a plastic spoon and cup.

For the first time in 6 years, I finally was able to get new glasses. I couldn't hardly see. Now, that I have these new glasses, I can really realize what a small miracle it was for my other glasses to have lasted 6 years. I wear glasses all the time and can't make out images unless I have them on. I prayed regularly for my glasses to last till I could get new ones. God actually kept them intact through all these years.
Thank you Lord, for all these things. Amen!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

I WILL BE GOD'S COMEDIAN!!!

I'm in training to serve and make the Lord laugh. Yes, I believe our heavenly father has a sense of humor. Why else was I born? Why else did he give me three sons when that's what I prayed for? Because I prayed for three sons and he's still laughing about that. It's kinda an inside joke that Yeshua and I share but I'm telling you from first hand accounts...YHWH loves to laugh.

Q: Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A: Noah; he was floating his stock while everyone was in liquidation.

Q: Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A: Pharaoh's daughter; she went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

Q: What kind of man was Boaz before he got married?
A: Ruth-less.

Q: Who was the first drug addict in the Bible?
A: Nebuchadnezzar; he was on grass for seven years.

Q: What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A: Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury.
A: David's Triumph was heard throughout the land.
A: Honda... because the apostles were all in one Accord.
A: 2 Cor. 4:8 describes going out in service in a Volkswagen, "We are pressed in every way, but not cramped beyond movement."

Q: Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A: Samson; he brought the house down.

Q: Where is the first baseball game in the Bible?
A: In the Big Inning, Eve stole first, Adam stole second, Cain struck out Abel, and the Prodigal Son came home. The Giants and the Angels were rained out.

Monday, August 14, 2006

HAVE COFFEE WITH A FRIEND TODAY. ASK THEM HOW THEY ARE?


MAYONNAISE JAR AND 2 CUPS OF COFFEE

When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24
hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the
2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in
front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very
large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf
balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed
that it was.


The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the
jar.

He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas
between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar
was full.
They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if
the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table
and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the
empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the
important things--your family, your children, your health, your
friends and your favorite passions--and if everything else was lost
and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house
and your car.
the sand is everything else--the small stuff. "If you put the sand
into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles
or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time
and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things
that are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play
with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your
spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to
clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls
first--the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is
just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee
represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.
it just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Friday, August 11, 2006

MERCY ME/ I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

This is a wonderful song. And I can only imagine, myself, what will I do? Will I fall down in shame or be greeted as a bratty daughter? I tend to believe the latter. This video is dedicated to two good men, Chuck and Shane.



Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I am Grateful for My Glasses

Lord, I just wanted to say thank you for my glasses. It was February, 2000 that I was able to buy these. They have lasted me through the County Jail, Prison and up until now. That is a small miracle and I thank you!!