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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2007, 10:59:03 AM »

I am SO ready too Brother Tom!  This old world is getting pretty hard to look at.
Have a blessed day!  I'm on my way out the door to my new job!!
In Christ,
Yvette

Sister Yvette,

I'm very happy for you. Please let us know how things are going. I know this will be a challenge, but I also know that the satisfaction of helping so many is wonderful. You'll be in our prayers.

Love In Christ,
Tom

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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2007, 08:39:06 AM »

Another Chance


     Jonas Salk, the great scientist and the discoverer of the vaccine against polio, understood the concept of being encouraging.  He was once asked, "How does this outstanding achievement, which has effectively brought an end to the word polio in our vocabulary, cause you to view your previous 200 failures?"
     His response (paraphrased) was, "I never had 200 failures in my life.  My family didn't think in terms of failure.  They taught in terms of experiences and what could be learned.  I just made my 201st discovery.  I couldn't have made it without learning from the previous 200 experiences."
     Winston Churchill, too, was raised with encouragement.  He was not intimidated by errors.  When he made one, he simply thought the problem through again.  Someone asked him, "Sir Winston, what in your school experience best perpared you to lead Britain out of her darkest hour?"
     Winston thought a minute and then said, "It was the two years I spent at the same level in high school."
     "Did you fail?"
     "No," replied Winston, "I had two opportunities to get it right."

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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2007, 01:01:32 PM »

Hello Grammyluv,

I think you just spoke volumes that is part of all of our lives. If we didn't make any mistakes, we wouldn't be doing anything. I think that many of the greatest discoveries all involved many trials before success. GOD is the only one who gets it right the first time. I think we can all look back in our lives and see that times of progress were usually after mistakes.

The same is true for the most important thing in our lives - Salvation. We all started out as lost sinners, and knowledge of sin and our need of a SAVIOUR is the first big step toward the LIGHT.

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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2007, 10:58:23 PM »

Hello Grammyluv,

I think you just spoke volumes that is part of all of our lives. If we didn't make any mistakes, we wouldn't be doing anything. I think that many of the greatest discoveries all involved many trials before success. GOD is the only one who gets it right the first time. I think we can all look back in our lives and see that times of progress were usually after mistakes.

The same is true for the most important thing in our lives - Salvation. We all started out as lost sinners, and knowledge of sin and our need of a SAVIOUR is the first big step toward the LIGHT.

Love In Christ,
Tom

 

I can't help but to have some envy for how these two were raised.  As was mentioned in posts, "words are powerful".  They build up or they can literally destroy.
I was raised believing that I was too stupid to hold a pencil.  I believed it for many years and didn't do well in school early on.  I made a big turn around in high school when I finally realized that I wasn't stupid at all.  And then went on to community college after that.
With my grandson, I encourage him in everything he does and I tell him he is smart and good.  Children thrive on that and in turn strive for higher goals. If a mistake is made; it's not the end of the world.  It's called "learning".
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« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2007, 08:35:05 AM »

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     When Leonardo da Vinci had painted his immortal "Last Supper", he asked a friend for an evaluation.  The friend heaped superlatives on the masterpiece and especially praised the wine cup by the Lord's hand.  At that point, Leonardo blotted out the cup.  "Nothing", he was said to have answered, "should distract one's attention from the Lord."



His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Whenever I am tempted,
whenever clouds arise,
when song gives place to sighing,
when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him,
from care he sets me free....
for His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.

Civilla D. Martin

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« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2007, 09:22:51 AM »

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     When Leonardo da Vinci had painted his immortal "Last Supper", he asked a friend for an evaluation.  The friend heaped superlatives on the masterpiece and especially praised the wine cup by the Lord's hand.  At that point, Leonardo blotted out the cup.  "Nothing", he was said to have answered, "should distract one's attention from the Lord."



His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Whenever I am tempted,
whenever clouds arise,
when song gives place to sighing,
when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him,
from care he sets me free....
for His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.

Civilla D. Martin



Amen Sister Yvette!

This is beautiful, but it also involves a profound TRUTH in the lives of every Christian. Our worst times are when JESUS CHRIST isn't the central focus of our lives. Our best times, regardless of circumstances, is when JESUS CHRIST is FIRST and GOD is the CORE concern for everything that we do and say.

Love In Christ,
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« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2007, 09:08:24 AM »

Running Away
by Christopher de Vinck

     I had finally had it.  The children were loud, cranky, impossible.  I was tired and fed up.  I decided that I was going to fun away from it all and have a day just for me.  I wanted to spoil myself.  I wanted to have a day in which I did just what I wanted to do.  I was going to live it up and be as greedy as I pleased.  I wasn't going to tend to anyone except myself.
     I zoomed out of the house with fifty dollars.  There!  I did it! I said to myself as I drove to the highway and headed north.
     Well, I drove to a mall and had a wild time in a bookstore and bought the collected poems of Walt Whitman.  After that I drove to a McDonald's and ordered two hamburgers, my own large fries, and my own large soda.  I ate everything without being interrupted, without giving my pickle to anyone, without wiping someone's mouth, nose, lap.  Then I bought the biggest chocolate ice cream I could find.
     I was free.  I was out of town, so I drove to a movie theater and watched a movie without buying popcorn, without someone sitting on my lap, without escorting someone to the bathroom.  I was a free man.  I was living it up.  And I was miserable.
     By the time I had returned home, everyone was asleep.  As I slipped into bed, my wife whispered, "We missed you."
     "Me, too," I answered.  I never ran away from home again.



My own personal note:  While taking time for yourself can be a good and healthy thing, make sure your attitude and motivations are in right standing.  Wink

In Christ,
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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2007, 04:03:58 PM »

The Bells Are Ringing
by James Dobson

     A nurse with whom I worked, Gracie Schaeffler, had taken care of a five year old lad during the latter days of his life.  He was dying of lung cancer...
     This little boy had a Christian mother who loved him and stayed by his side through the long ordeal.  She cradled him on her lap and talked softly about the Lord.  Instinctively, the woman was preparing her son for the final hours to come.  Gracie told me that she entered his room one day as death approached, and she heard this lad talking about hearing bells ringing.
     "The bells are ringing, Mommy," he said.  "I can hear them."
     Gracie thought he was hallucinating because he was already slipping away.  She left and returned a few minutes later and again heard him talking about hearing bells ring.
     The nurse said to his mother, "I'm sure you know your baby is hearing things that aren't there.  He is hallucinating because of the sickness."
     The mother pulled her son closer to her chest, smiled and said, "No, Mrs. Schaeffler.  He is not hallucinating.  I told him when he was frightened- when he couldn't breathe- if he would listen carefully, he could hear the bells of heaven ringing for him.  That is what he's been talking about all day.
     That precious child died on his mother's lap later that evening, and he was still talking about the bells of heaven when the angels came to take him...

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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2007, 09:13:04 AM »

It's More Than a Job
by Charles Swindoll

     A young fella rushed into a service station and asked the manager if he had a pay phone.  The manager nodded, "Sure, over there."  The boy pushed in a couple of coins, dialed, and waited for an answer.  Finally, someone came on the line.  "Uh, sir," he said in a deep voice, "could you use an honest, hardworking young man to work for you?"  The station manager couldn't help overhearing the question.  After a moment or two the boy said, "Oh, you already have an honest, hardworking young man?  Well, okay.  Thanks just the same."
     With a broad smile stretched across hes face, he hung up the phone and started back to his car, humming and obviously elated.  "I couldn't help but hear your conversation.  Why are you so happy?  I thought the guy said he already had somebody and didn't need you?"  The young man smiled.  "Well, you see, I am the honest, hardworking young man.  I was just checking up on my job!"

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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2007, 08:36:50 AM »

Are All The Children In?

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I think of ties as the night draws nigh
Of an old house on the hill,
Of a yard all wide and blossom-starred
Where the children played at will

And when deep night at last came down,
Hushing the merry din,
Mother would look all around and ask,
"Are all the children in?"

'Tis many and many a year since then,
And the old house on the hill
No longer echoes childish feet
And the yard is still, so still.

But I see it all as the shadows creep,
And tho' many the years have been
Since then, I can hear my mother ask,
"Are all the children in?"

I wonder if, when those shadows fall
On the last short earthly day,
When we say good-bye to the world outside,
All tired of our childish play,

When we meet the Lover of boys and girls
Who dies to save them from sin,
Will we hear Him ask as Mother did,
"Are all the children in?"

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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2007, 09:19:29 AM »

Are All The Children In?

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I think of ties as the night draws nigh
Of an old house on the hill,
Of a yard all wide and blossom-starred
Where the children played at will

And when deep night at last came down,
Hushing the merry din,
Mother would look all around and ask,
"Are all the children in?"

'Tis many and many a year since then,
And the old house on the hill
No longer echoes childish feet
And the yard is still, so still.

But I see it all as the shadows creep,
And tho' many the years have been
Since then, I can hear my mother ask,
"Are all the children in?"

I wonder if, when those shadows fall
On the last short earthly day,
When we say good-bye to the world outside,
All tired of our childish play,

When we meet the Lover of boys and girls
Who dies to save them from sin,
Will we hear Him ask as Mother did,
"Are all the children in?"


AMEN SISTER YVETTE!

This is beautiful. Our Loving HEAVENLY FATHER does care about HIS Children. We are safe and secure in HIS Mighty Hands. HE'S not willing to lose a single one of us. We will hear HIS Voice and follow HIM for Eternity.

Love In Christ,
Tom

John 10:27-30 NASB
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. "I and the Father are one."
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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2007, 09:36:34 AM »

AMEN SISTER YVETTE!

This is beautiful. Our Loving HEAVENLY FATHER does care about HIS Children. We are safe and secure in HIS Mighty Hands. HE'S not willing to lose a single one of us. We will hear HIS Voice and follow HIM for Eternity.

Love In Christ,
Tom

John 10:27-30 NASB
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. "I and the Father are one."

I love this verse and thanks!  By the way, thanks for stopping by and signing my guest!  That was a delightful surprise!  BTW....I kept your email address.  Hope you don't mind.  If you do, I will delete it.
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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2007, 11:07:59 AM »

I love this verse and thanks!  By the way, thanks for stopping by and signing my guest!  That was a delightful surprise!  BTW....I kept your email address.  Hope you don't mind.  If you do, I will delete it.

Sister Yvette,

You are most welcome to keep my email address. In fact, I would love to hear from you from time to time. Your web site really is quite beautiful, and I enjoyed it. My site is down since I changed Internet Service Providers, but I've been wanting to change things for a long time anyway. I'm working on the raw material for a new site right now. I won't get excited about this until most of the work is done, and I'm much slower than I used to be. I think it has something to do with symptoms of Senioritis.   Wink

Love In Christ,
Tom

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 NASB
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
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« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2007, 08:29:23 AM »

I think it has something to do with symptoms of Senioritis.   Wink

You're cracking me up!   
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« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2007, 08:37:59 AM »

Bouquet

by David Seamands

     Someone once asked Corrie ten Boom how she could possibly handle all the compliments and praise that were constantly heaped upon her, without becoming proud.  She said she looked at each compliment as a beautiful long stemmed flower given to her.  She smelled it for a moment and then put it into a vase with the others.  Each night, just before retiring, she took the beautiful bouquet and handed it over to God saying, "Thank you, Lord, for letting me smell the flowers; they all belong to you."  She had discovered the secret to genuine humility.

If you're headed in the wrong direction,
God allows U-Turns.

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