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Monday, May 12, 2008

Is Happiness Your Attitude Too?

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The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. "I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. "Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room .... just wait." "That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied. "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it ... It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away ... just for this time in my life."

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Donkey in the well

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old, that the well needed to be covered anyway and that it just wasn't worth retrieving the donkey. So he invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quietened down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Duck & the Devil

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods; but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner.

As he was walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head and killed it. He was shocked and grieved! In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile; only to see his sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the dishes"

But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen." Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes. Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make supper."

Sally just smiled and said, "Well that's all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help" She whispered again, "Remember the duck?" So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.

After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's; he finally couldn't stand it any longer.

He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you."

Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... And the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.)...whatever it is...You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing. He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven.

He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you.

The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness; He not only forgives you, but He forgets. It is by God's grace and mercy that we are saved.

Go ahead and make the difference in someone's life today. Share this with a friend and always remember:
God is at the window!

When Jesus died on the cross; He was thinking of you!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Keep Him Moving…


When he gets to your PC, escort him to the next stop. Please don't allow him to sleep on your PC. The message he is carrying is very important and needs to go round. May God bless you as you do this - AMEN.

Walking for Jesus!
Say a prayer, then pass him on to bless others. Our assignment is to love and spread the gospel throughout the world.
Have a blessed day and touch somebody's life today!
I just did. He's walking around the world - via e-mail!!
Pass it on ! so he can get there.

When you forward, put where he left in the subject box.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Bridge Made from a Mallet and Three Nails

We all know what a bridge is of course but I want to discuss about this very unique bridge that only one man can make and in fact he already did...with only a mallet and three nails, this bridge was done.

A man who is pure in heart, blameless, free from sins, righteous, always seek what is the Father's will and has a heart as humble as a servant...thats what He is, Jesus did make a bridge for you and for me my dear friend. Indeed there's no greater love than this...

Satan wants to stop us from coming to God's presence, he doesn't want us to surrender our life to God but here's a good news I want to tell you...

God made a way for you and for me to come
boldly to His presence through His son Jesus to receive mercy, grace and help.

Now it's your part, my part to take a step on that bridge
which leads to eternal life with Him.
A bridge of an intimate relationship with God.

There are four kinds of bridge that I know and I want you to make a decision on which bridge will you take for you to enjoy a life together with Him.

The first bridge is Money ...
The second one is Religion ...
The third one is Good Deeds...
The last one is Faith...Faith unto Jesus, believing on God above that He sent His only Son Jesus Christ for all of us to save us from all our unrighteousness.

Which bridge will you take?

I truly believe that this is not an accident that you are reading this article but I want to tell you, God really loves you that He set this appointment for you to read.

If you want to accept Christ as your Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him right now to be your Savior and Lord by praying a prayer like this:

"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. Thank you for writing my name in the book of life. I want to serve you always. Amen"

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ecclesiastes 12:1

“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth.”

Young person, grasp hold of this nugget of truth!

When satan paints a pretty picture,

And tells you that sin is fun,

Don’t look at what he tries to offer,

But from that temptation run!

Satan says, “You can serve God later.

This moment make no commitment or vow.”

But the Bible tells us indeed,

The time to live for God is right now!

When satan says, “Parent’s aren’t cool.

They’re really a pain and a bother.”

Remember God’s Word says there’s great reward

In honoring mother and father.

The Bible says to be an example.

Young person, grasp hold of this truth.

For what greater gift could you give the Lord

Than to serve Him in your precious youth!