November 27, 2009

Change Must Come









I see them everywhere. falling leaves - some seem to be running … some seem reluctant ...some seem ready … some seem almost resistant. All headed toward the expectant earth. I see this collection from my patio door, drained of their rich green color. The purpose of providing oxygen is over. Next purpose? To replenish and enrich the soil.
Change - it's inevitable - It must come - Nothing can stop it!
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV)



November 17, 2009

7 Keys to Greater Relationships


                                                    
I have found these keys very helpful, and thought I would share them:
1. Judge not
2. Condemn not
3. Be kind
4. Forgive
5. Answer softly
6. Forget self
7. Love

1. Luke 6:37a
2. Luke 6:37b/John 8:11b
3. Ephesians 4:23a
4. Matthew 6:12
5. Proverbs 15:1a
6. Matthew 23:12/Philippians 2:3
7. 1 Corinthians 13:13


November 10, 2009

Today


Recently, I received this single red rose, and placed it next to the lamp
in the eastern corner of my living room. For three days, each time I entered the room,
it greeted me with glowing red warmth. I wished I could have preserved it
for many more days. Even after adding flower food, you guessed it, it faded.

Somehow, I am reminded of today. No matter how much I would like to preserve it,
undoubtedly, it will soon become yesterday.

Today … a passing beauty …

I must enjoy it before it quickly fades away!

The flower fades, but the word of Our God stands forever – Isaiah 40:8 (MSG)

November 8, 2009

Low Stress Recipie

Ingredients:
2 hands
2 knees
2 willing lips
1 quiet place
Soft music (optional)
1 Verse(s) of Scripture
10-15 minute commitment
1 index card
Directions:
Make a commitment to withdraw to a quiet place. Begin by blending soft music (optional).  Raise hands in thanksgiving for the gift of a brand new day.
Add a few minutes of adoration and worship to our Heavenly Father.  In response, we will begin to feel the simmering of His presence filling our heart. Kneeling may be folded in. During the last few minutes spread in prayer for others(e.g. family members, co-workers, friends, pastors, government). Uncover Verse(s) of Scripture. Paste on index card. This can be used to pour over thoughts liberally throughout the day.
Note:
This commitment is a sure way to relieve daily stress. It has worked for myself, many others, and remains a favorite when tried.
Caution: Minutes may vary  however, the taste is guaranteed to linger … and linger … and linger!

 

November 1, 2009

Change of Name?

                                                                                   

                                                                                                                      



Holy1
Accepted2
Redeemed3
Precious4
Honorable5
Apple6
Special7
These are all available, and sure beats some of the names that I have been called, or that I have called myself! 

How about you?
1. Ephesians 1:4; 2. Ephesians 1:6; 3. Isaiah 43:4; 5. Ibid; 6. Zechariah 2:8b 7. Deuteronomy 7:6