Archive for November, 2011

Looking to the Right End

I have started a journey of doing my best to connect the dots of Jewish/bible/world history without the benefit of taking a class and having a learned professor share what they already know.

As I do my research I am being given a gift.  I am in awe of these ancient people that messed up so badly and still at great sacrifice rebuilt their temple. The journey took 4 months from Babylon to Jerusalem and that was the easy part.  [The books of Ezra, Esther and Nehemiah is where you find this story.  Esther’s story actually fits between the 6th and 7th chapter of Ezra.  Nehemiah was instrumental in making sure the walls got built around Jerusalem after the temple was rebuilt.]

I am so glad that when I am too hard on myself I can remember these people and take courage that God doesn’t expect perfection.  He expects repentance so Christ’s blood can cleanse me. Then God can give me new strength and be victorious in my life as I look towards the day of Jesus’ return.

 

 

 



She Chose To Live

Many years ago a dear friend gave up her children for adoption because her life had fallen apart and she felt that there was no way she could get back on her feet without putting her children through too much trama.    Last spring she got a phone call from her youngest son.  Not only did her children want to meet her they wanted to develop a relationship.

You can imagine our surprise to hear she had children.  We were even more surprised when she shared details of how it all came to be.

Today she is enjoying an on going ‘getting to know you’ relationship with her sons and daughter.

Why is it working?  Lots of prayer on her part after she got on the right track and trusting that God would do his best to do for her children what she couldn’t.

She is now enjoying a life she never imagined but always prayed for.  She made choices so that if this day ever came she would be able to say, “Yes I want to have you in my life.”  She has grandchildren that she is enjoying and children-in-law that are sharing in the joy of their spouses as they get to know their bio-mom who gave them a chance to have a good life.

She chose to keep building a life when all she really wanted was to die.

 


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Feeling……

Today I am choosing to feel sad.  I am very conscious that I am choosing to feel sad.  As soon as my beloved granddaughter wakes up I will choose to share her giggles, enjoy her attempts to talk, and laugh away the sad I chose earlier today.

The really great thing about walking consciously in our lives is we accept our choices and we choose when to make a change.  We know we are the master builders of our lives.  We know that no matter what life hands us we can choose to trust God’s hand is in it or we can wail and kick and go down the road of disaster.  The road of blame. The road of ‘why me’.  The road of defeatism.  The road of sorrows.

Stay tune for tomorrows post.  You will read a story of a woman who hid her deep sorrow and now 30+ years later is sharing with us her close ‘sisters’ her deep deep joy.


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WoW

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy.  Today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.  Mark Twain  1835-1910

The longer the world spins the more things stay the same.


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OK Simple Truths

If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

 


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Huh?

If you run from a wolf, you may run into a bear. Lithuanian Proverb

Someone explain this to me please.


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Humility Works

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself.  The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.  L Tolstoy


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Try it Plus

After spending hours working at a computer look at a piece of blank white paper and see if it looks pink.

The Irish are the biggest chocoholics.

Longest river?  The Nile 4,145 miles.


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Changes

Today a friend leaves for a war zone not to fight but to do maintenance on the military base.  He’ll be half a world away.  He thinks his safety is equal to the safety on our freeway system and he is probably right.  It is going to leave a whole in my life this friend who is like a brother to me.  So many changes in our broken society.

Life is change, growth is optional: Choose wisely. K.K. Clark

The most common time for a bank robbery is Friday, between 9 & 11 a.m.  the least likely time is Wednesday, between 3 and 6 p.m. So there you have it.  The possibility of danger no matter where we live!!


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OK Right On

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.  You cannot escape the results of your thoughts.  Quote

You are creating your present life and your eternal life.  Do you love your creation??


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