Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
On The Other Side
Poke was the horse that most only dream of
He was a faithful and kind friend
Although he never made us a dime
He gave us much more than money could buy
He was gentle and patience
And taught us how to do things right
He was my husbands best friend
Even right up to the end
He taught him to ride at a walk and trot
Until he was ready to let go & run a lot
He taught him to rope
And he was anything but a slow-poke
He taught him how to go the extra mile
To never give up and always keep his smile
He taught him to love and now how to let go
He just forgot to tell him it would leave a hole
He was the boss until he got too old
Then he had to let the young 'uns take control
Although he lost his speed, and try as he might
He just couldn't keep 'em in his sight
One things for sure despite his age
His heart was still too big to gauge
As he climbed in the trailer his head held high
He turned and whinnied one last time
For he knew he was taking his final ride
But I'm sure he told 'em...."see you on the other side"
R.I.P. Poke (Old Man) - We Love You & Miss You!!
(December 28, 2010)
Monday, November 29, 2010
Today's Tip: Your words are as a sword...once a word is spoken you cannot take it back - no matter how much you wish and pray it was never said - not even by saying "I'm sorry" - so think before you speak!! Be kind and loving in all you do!
Today's Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting (Psalm 136:1)
Thursday, November 25, 2010
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Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome....Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad; but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning, in the middle or approaching the end. [Hope Floats]
Sunday, October 31, 2010
shall he also reap." (Galatians 6:7)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
But what most forget is that we are all wanted, loved and cared for by Jesus. How much more do you need to be convinced than for Him to stretch his arms wide, be nailed to the Cross and die so that we may live!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life!
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Today's Tip: God gives you everything you need to help yourself so don't sit back and expect God to do it for you!!
So often we call upon the Lord to give us something but when he delivers we seldom act upon it and then complain because we think God didn't answer our prayers - when all along we were lazy with what he gave us! We take advantage of him and never ask forgiveness. My challenge to you is to do more with less! Praise God without asking for anything! Praise him in the morning, praise him in the noon time - Praise him just because he gives us a second chance every morning to make the best of the day before us! Remember, in the end, you control your own destiny and it's all up to you to do something marvelous with what he gives you!! What will you do with today?
Today's Verse: Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing (Psalm 34:10)
Monday, October 25, 2010
A person dreamed that they went to Heaven and an angel was showing her around.
She walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. The angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, ' This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received. I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section. The angel then said to her, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them." I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment Section, my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed."
How is it that there is no work going on here? ' I asked.
"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments"
"How does one acknowledge God's blessings? " I asked..
"Simple," the angel answered. Just say, "Thank you, Lord."
"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.
"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world 's wealthy. "
"And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."
"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. "
"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... You are ahead of 700 million people in the world."
"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world."
"If your parents are still alive and still married ...you are very rare."
"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair......."
Ok, what now? How can I start?
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you care to, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are
ATTN: Acknowledge Dept. "Thank you Lord, for so many wonderful blessings, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it. "
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
More than anything I wish he were still here with us - but guess I'll have to settle with knowing he's watching over us!
I love you & miss you so very much.......even to this day I cry & laugh when I think of you!! I know you're watching over us...and probably shaking your head at us! Hope you and Kate are winning the rodeos together! You may be gone - but you're not forgotten!
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can
It's really true that when someone you love becomes a memory, memories become a treasure!
(John 14:27) Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Ever get frustrated when your plans are suddenly changed? Or, when your priorities are shifted without your consent? Well, my advice to you is, don't! It is probably for a very good reason, and part of God's master plan, that you're course was diverted.
Quote for today: "When life veers you from the course you had planned out, re-evaluate your
priorities and maybe you'll find that what you have is better than what you had
planned! God puts us in specific places/situations for a reason! Sometimes
things have to fall apart to fall into place!"
Friday, September 3, 2010
It's been a while since I've written. It seems like so much has been going on and keeping me so busy that I simply have not taken the time to write. I admit, I've missed it and it's a way of relief for me and very relaxing. I really should make it a priority to write on my blog at least once a week. (Maybe that will become my New Years Resolution for 2011). (big smile)
You guessed it, today has been a very trying day for me. It seems that it has just been full of trials and tribulations! I have to remember, tests turn into testimonies, right?
Have you ever wished life offered you a mulligan? I sure do! For those of you who don't play golf, a mulligan is a chance to replay your last shot without a penalty, or a do-over! I can tell you there are some days when my mouth runs and my brain never engages, and I wish for a mulligan. But, sadly that's not how it works. Once it's spoken it cannot be taken back!
Some days when life tries to kick you in the teeth, I have found that my "mulligan" is granted when I remember that "when my back's against the wall, His was against the Cross." Somehow that always reminds me that at the end of the day, with God all things are possible! (Matthew 19:26)
If I'm blessed enough that He grants me a "mulligan" or a chance at tomorrow, I will start it by praising him and giving him the glory for all the blessings and wonderful things he has given me! Starting with the breath of life, the sight to see the sunrise, and the small things in life that we often take for granted or that most don't have!
Genesis 18;14 "Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son."
I just have to keep believing that tomorrow is another chance for a better day!!
He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you." -- Matthew 17:20
I really should take my own advice. Just like what I posted this morning on my facebook wall, "When you feel like you're at your wits-end, just know that God's not through with you! He's got a work only you can do! It doesn't matter what you've done, Jesus died for you!"
Pray for me and I'll be praying for you!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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See, there is a purpose for the rain and storms. Often we cannot see it while we're in the midst of the storm and sometimes the tests/trials seem unbearable; but if we hold steadfast to trusting God then the rewards are great, and the gift of God is greater. We just have to keep our FAITH, stay strong in the Lord and trust Him that we're not alone! He's been there the whole time just waiting for you! All you have to do is to ask and look to him for guidance and direction to get through the storm so he can take you to your rainbow.