Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday April 30, 2009 thought for the day


Here my thoughts for today
1-Of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship-
2-Jealousy is all the fun you think they had or how good they seem to have it-
3-A clear conscience is often a sign of a bad memory-
4-Every door that swings wide for you has somebody on the other side opening it.
5-We do what we have to do so we can do what we want to do-

Strange thought-Is there an edge to our universe and if so, how far apart is it?

I've learned-Plan for tomorrow but live for today-

5 things I want to know
1-Is suffering a normal part of every Christian's life?
2-If the Garden of Eden was a perfect place, why was Satan there?
3-Is sin simply refusing to obey God and what He wills?
4-Is sin primarily behavior or a state of the mind (will)?
5-Why was Judas willing to betray Jesus?

Scripture for today Proverbs 30:1-6
1 These are the words of Agur son of Jakeh. This is his message to Ithiel and Ucal.
2 I am the most stupid person there is, and I have no understanding.
3 I have not learned to be wise, and I don't know much about God, the Holy One.
4 Who has gone up to heaven and come back down? Who can hold the wind in his hand? Who can gather up the waters in his coat? Who has set in place the ends of the earth? What is his name or his son's name? Tell me, if you know?
5 Every word of God is true. He guards those who come to him for safety. Do not add to his words, or he will correct you and prove you are a liar.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday April 29, 2009 thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today
1-Never let the things you can't have or don't have or shouldn't have spoil your enjoyment of the things you do have or can have-
2-Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong-
3-If you did what you are capable of doing, you would astound yourself-
4-If I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming I help you become that-
5-It takes courage to stand up and speak as well as to sit down and listen-

Strange thought-How does the "Placebo effect" work?

I've learned-Everyone sees how you're seen but only some know who you are-

5 things I want to know
1-Why is it the lot in life of many Christians to have to endure terrible suffering and sacrifice?
2-Have we made the Christian life look too easy and overlooked the real price Jesus paid for our sins?
3-Have we made it too easy or too hard to become a Christian?
4-How do you cast your cares on Jesus?
5-Is the Bible infallible in any way?

Scripture for today Proverbs 29:22-27
22 An angry person causes trouble and a person with a quick temper sins a lot.
23 Pride will ruin people but those who are humble will be honored.
24 Partners of thieves are their own worst enemies. If they have to testify in court, they are afraid to say anything.
25 Being afraid of people can get you into trouble but if you trust the Lord, you will be safe.
26 Many people want to speak to a ruler but justice comes only from the Lord.
27 Good people hate those who are dishonest and the wicked hate those who are honest.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday April 28, 2009 thought for the day

A beautiful sunset

Here are my thoughts for today
1-The 10 commandments are not multiple choice-
2-Praise God for the roses, thank Him for the thorns-
3-Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and leave the rest to God-
4-Three essentials to happiness in life are--something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for-
5-The way to be happy is to make others so-

Strange thought-Why are DVD"s sold in larger packages than CD"s even though the DVD's are the same size?

I've learned-One of the most difficult lessons to learn is--Which bridge in life to use and which one to not take.

5 things I want to know
1-What does God have invested in us?
2 Should we look for opportunities to do good works or just wait for them to happen?
3-Is it harder to give God your money or your time?
4-Is rudeness a sin?
5-Why are some prayers answered miraculously and others to unanswered?

Scripture for today Proverbs 29:15-21
15 Correction and punishment make children wise, but those left alone will disgrace their mother.
16 When there are many wicked people there is much sin, but those who do right will see them destroyed.
17 Correct your children and you will be proud; they will give you satisfaction.
18 Where there is no word from God people are uncontrolled, but those who obey what they have been taught are happy.
19 Words alone cannot correct a servant because even if he understands, he won't respond.
20 Do you see people who speak too quickly? There is more hope for a foolish person than for them.
21 If you spoil your servant when they are young, they will bring you grief later on.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday April 27, 2009 thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today-
1-The best vitamin for making friends--b 1
2-The quality of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts-
3-The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge-
4-Keep your words soft and sweet in case you later have to eat them-
5-One thing you can give and still keep is your word-

Strange thought-Why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

I've learned-Often the best things happen when you least expect them-

5 things I want to know
1-What are Christians to be stewards of?
2-Do we under emphasize the doing of good works for fear of emphasizing them too much?
3-If we do something just for recognition, is it sin?
4-Is life a training ground for heaven?
5-Will there be positions of authority in heaven?

Scripture for today Proverbs 29:8-14
8 People who make fun of wisdom cause trouble in a city, but wise people calm anger down.
9 When a wise person takes a foolish person to court, the fool only shouts or laughs and there is no peace-
10 Murders hate an honest person and to kill those who do right.
11 Foolish people lose their tempers, but wise people control theirs.
12 If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his officers will become wicked.
13 The poor person and the cruel person are alike in that the Lord gave eyes to both of them.
14 If a king judges poor people fairly, his government will continue forever.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday April 26, 2009 thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today
1-Always count your blessings, not what you are missing-
2-Keep your faith and drop your fear-
3-Face your past without regret, handle your present with confidence, prepare for the future without fear-
4-Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve-
5-Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important-

Strange thought-Why do women endure uncomfortable high heeled shoes?

I've learned-We seldom think of what we have but often think of what we miss-

5 things I want to know
1-Where did the word"Easter" come from?
2-Is the Christian church guilty of mixing secular tradition with holy Christian events?
3-Why do Christians mix non Christian activities with Easter and Christmas celebrations?
4-How can Christians participate in the non Christian celebration of halloween?
5-Is it okay for Christians to break the law and drive over the speed limit?

Scripture for today Proverbs 29:1-7
1 Whoever is stubborn after being corrected many times will suddenly be hurt beyond cure.
2 When good people do well, everyone is happy, but when evil people rule, everyone groans.
3 Those who love wisdom make their parents happy, but friends of prostitutes waste their money-
4 If a king is fair, he makes his country strong, but if he takes gifts dishonestly, he tears his country down.
5 Those who give false praise to their neighbors are setting a trap for them.
6 Evil people are trapped by their own sin, but good people can sing and be happy.
7 Good people care about justice for the poor, but the wicked are not concerned-

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday April 25, thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today
1-Looking outside you dream, looking inside you awaken-
2-Your eyes provide sight, your heart provides insight-
3-Success is a measurement decided by others, satisfaction is a measurement decided by you-
4-Work with your compass, not your clock-
5-Always look at how far you have come, not how far you have to go-

Strange thought-Why do people say "no offense" when they're about to offend someone?

I've learned-Failures are of two kinds-those who thought but never did and those who did but never thought-

5 things I want to know
1-Should the Bible be interpreted word for word and literally in the English language?
2-Does truth ever change?
3-How can something thousands of years old (Bible) apply to today's culture?
4-Is a half truth always an untruth?
5-Is avoiding telling the truth always a lie?

Scripture for today Proverbs 28:22-28
22 Selfish people are in a hurry to get rich and do not realize they soon will be poor.
23 Those who correct others will later be liked more than those who give false praise.
24 Whoever robs their father or mother and says "It's not wrong" is just like someone who destroys things.
25 A greedy person causes trouble, but the one who trusts the Lord will succeed.
26 Those who trust in themselves are foolish, but those who live wisely will be kept safe.
27 Whoever gives to the poor will have everything he needs, but the one who ignores the poor will receive many curses.
28 When the wicked get control, everybody hides, but when they die, good people do well.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday april 24, 2009 thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today
1-Every tomorrow has two handles-we can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith-
2-Greatness is not in being strong but in the right way of using strength-
3-Strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above others for his own glory-
4-Problems are purposeful roadblocks offering beneficial lessons to develop character-
5-Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems-

A strange thought-the best way out is usually through-

I've learned-The more precisely you plan, the harder destiny will hit you-

5 things I want to know
1-From where did Noah get all the building materials and tools to build the ark?
2-Could just Noah's part of the world have been flooded and not the entire earth?
3-Is there a difference in blessing and anointing?
4-The calendar has been changed many times in history so just when was the crucifixion and resurrection?
5-Has the Bible been preserved down through history without error?

Scripture for today Proverbs 28:15-21
15 A wicked ruler is as dangerous to poor people as a roaring loin or a charging bear.
16 A ruler without wisdom will be cruel, but the one who refuses to take dishonest money will rule a long time.
17 Don't help those who are guilty of murder, let them run until they die.
18 Innocent people will be kept safe, but those who are dishonest will suddenly be ruined.
19 Those who work their land will have plenty of food, but the ones who case empty dreams instead will end up poor.
20 A truthful person will have many blessings, but those eager to get rich will be punished.
21 It is not good for a judge to take sides, but some will sin for only a piece of bread.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday April 23, 2009 thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today
1-"I find in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content" was said by a man who was unfairly treated, unjustly jailed and was finally executed-the apostle Paul-
2-The final test of character is seen in the amount of gratitude we have-
3-It is no less a sin not to rejoice than not to repent-
4-A proud man is seldom grateful for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves-
5-God pardons like a mother who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness-

Strange thought-It is not the work that is hard, it is the discipline-

I've learned-Activity keeps you busy, productivity gets you results-

5 things I want to know
1-How was it possible to provide all the water necessary in the ark for the trip prior to leaving?
2-How did animals that were natural enemies get along in the ark?
3-How did Noah and family do all the required housekeeping of getting rid of animal wastes?
4-How did the food last so long and not spoil while all were on the ark?
5-What did carnivores eat while on the ark?

Scripture for today Proverbs 28:8-14
8 Some people get rich by overcharging others, but their wealth will be given to those who are kind to the poor.
9 If you refuse to obey what you have been taught, your prayers will not be heard.
10 Those who lead good people to do wrong will be ruined by their own evil, but the innocent will be rewarded with good things.
11 Rich people may think they are wise, but the poor with understanding will prove them wrong.
12 When good people triumph, there is great happiness, but when wicked get control, everybody hides.
13 If you hide your sins, you will not succeed. If you confess and reject them, you will receive mercy.
14 Those who are always respectful will be happy, but those who are stubborn will get into trouble.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday April 22, 2009 thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today
1-Thanksgiving is good, thanks living is better-
2-Try to be satisfied with you lot, even if you don't have a lot-
3-It isn't what is in your pocket that makes you thankful but what you have in your heart-
4-As God loves a cheerful giver, so likewise a cheerful thanks giver-
5-Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks-

Strange thought-It is amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world everyday always just exactly fits the newspaper-

I've learned-Opportunities always look bigger going than coming-

5 things I want to know
1-Would all vegetation have been destroyed in the great flood?
2-What tools would Noah have had available to build the ark?
3-How did Noah know how to build the arks interior since he didn't know how many creatures would be coming?
4-How was all the food and water provided for all the humans and creatures on the ark?
5-Was building the ark Noah's full time job after receiving God's instructions?

Scripture for today Proverbs 28:1-7
1 Evil people run even though no one is chasing them, but good people are as brave as a lion.
2 When a country is lawless, it has one ruler after another; but when it is led by a man with understanding and knowledge, it continues strong.
3 Rulers who mistreat the poor are like a hard rain that destroys the crops.
4 Those who disobey what they have been taught praise the wicked, but those who obey what they have been taught are against them.
5 Evil people do not understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand it completely.
6 It is better to be poor and innocent than to be rich and wicked.
7 Children who obey what they have been taught are smart, but friends of troublemakers disgrace their parents.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday April 21, 2009 thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today
1-Finding the good in a bad situation isn't just a good idea, it is vital to our spiritual health-
2-The ultimate way to conquer our past hurts is not by thoughts of revenge but by allowing God to make us better on account of it-
3-Don't let what you don't understand destroy what you already know-
4-God, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth-
5-A blessing cannot be kept for if it stops with you then the blessing disappears.

A strange thought-Some people pay a compliment as if they expect a receipt-

I've learned-It is easier to get forgiveness than permission-

5 things I want to know
1-When did God enter the womb of Mary, at conception or birth?
2-Would Mary have had a normal pregnancy?
3-Would Mary need to have been sinless to birth the baby Jesus?
4-For who is it easier to believe in Jesus, the educated or the uneducated?
5-Would the creatures of the sea have been destroyed in the great flood?

Scripture for today Proverbs 27:22-27
22 Even if you ground up a foolish person like grain in a bowl, you couldn't remove the foolishness.
23 Be sure you know how your sheep are doing, and pay attention to the condition of your cattle.
24 Riches will not go on forever, nor do governments go on forever.
25 Bring in the hay, and let the new grass appear. Gather the grass from the hills.
26 Make clothes from the lambs wool, and sell some goats to buy a field.
27 There will be plenty of goat's milk to feed your family and to make your servant girls healthy.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday April 20, 2009 thought for today


Here are my thoughts for today
1-You won't know how to worship until you know how to love-
2-It is not what we take up but what we give up that makes us rich-
3-A person is rich according to what they are, not what they have-
4-Love cannot endure indifference, it needs to be wanted-
5-If you don't believe in miracles, you are not a realist-

Strange thought-Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are-

I've learned-Never be afraid to try something new-

5 things I want to know
1-Why does the Bible not describe the appearance of Jesus as it did with John the Baptist?
2-Who was Mary's financial support during Jesus's ministry?
3-Why was no mementos or artifacts of Jesus ever preserved?
4-Was the physical body of Jesus holy?
5-How could Mary's parents accept that Mary's pregnancy was of God and not her own doing?

Scripture for today Proverbs 27:17-21
17 As iron sharpens iron, so people can improve each other.
18 Whoever tends a fig tree gets to eat its fruit, and whoever takes care of his master will receive honor.
19 As water reflects your face, so your mind shows what kind of person you are.
20 People will never stop dying and being destroyed, and they will never stop wanting more than they have.
21 A hot furnace tests silver and gold, and people are tested by the praise they receive.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday April 19, 2009 thought for today


Here are my thoughts for today
1-When you reach the end of your rope, you will find the hem of His garment-
2-Be kinder than necessary for everyone is fighting some kind of battle-
3-Hold yourself responsible to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you-
4-Saying I can forgive but I can't forget is only another way of saying "I will not forgive"-
5-Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note, torn in two and burned up-

Strange thought-It is hard to be fit as a fiddle when you are shaped like a cello-

I've learned-Experience is a wonderful think for it enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again-

5 things I want to know
1-Why are we so eager to prove to the world that we are the best at what we do and yet unconcerned of why or who we are?
2-Why do we define life by what we pursue?
3-Why does the Bible not mention anything of how or where Jesus lived during his ministry?
4-Did Jesus as an adult really do carpenter work before beginning his ministry?
5-Before beginning his ministry was Jesus the sole support of Mary and Joseph (if he was still alive)?

Scripture for today Proverbs 27:8-14
8 A person who leaves his home is like a bird that leaves its nest.
9 The sweet smell of perfume and oils is pleasant, and so is good advice from a friend.
10 Don't forget your friend or your parent's friend. Don't always go to your family for help when trouble comes. A neighbor close by is better than a family far away.
11 Be wise my child, and make me happy. Then I can respond to any insult.
12 The wise see danger ahead and avoid it, but fools keep going and getting into trouble.
13 Take the coat of someone who promises to pay a stranger's loan, and keep it until he pays what the stranger owes.
14 If you loudly greet your neighbor early in the morning, he will think of it as a curse.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday 18, 2009 thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today
1-Jesus was not forced to die on a cross, he submitted to it-
2-A positive attitude does not make a situation go away, it helps you deal with it-
3-Handle your tongue in the same manner you would handle high explosives-
4-Trying to have faith is a work of the flesh, accepting faith through God's word is a work of God's grace-
5-If you are the recipient of a blessing, keep the blessing working by being the source of blessing to other people-

Strange thought-Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world-

I've learned-Don't confuse your career with you life-

5 things I want to know
1-What is the crown of glory and is it an actual crown?
2-What is the crown of life and is it an actual crown?
3-Would we live differently if we anticipated a soon returning of Jesus?
4-What is the crown of rejoicing and is it an actual crown?
5-What are the crowns we lay at Jesus's feet?

Scripture for today Proverbs 27:1-7
1 Don't brag about tomorrow; you don't know what may happen then.
2 Don't praise yourself. Let someone else do it. Let the praise come from a stranger and not from your own mouth.
3 Stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a complaining fool is worse than either.
4 Anger is cruel and destroys like a flood, but no one can put up with jealousy!
5 It is better to correct someone openly than to have love and not show it.
6 The slap of a friend can be trusted to help you, but the kisses of an enemy are nothing but lies.
7 When you a full, not even honey tastes good, but when you are hungry, even something bitter tastes sweet.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday April 17, 2009 thought for the day


Here are my thoughts for today
1-If you want something you never had, you will have to do something well you haven't done yet-
2-Perhaps God wants you to meet many different people in the course of your life, so that when you meet the right ones you can appreciate and be grateful for them-
3-What you give your attention to will shape your heart and character-
4-Don't be a duck, be an eagle--ducks quack and complain, eagles soar above the crowd-
5-Jesus went to the cross not because he deserved it but because he loved you and me-

Strange thought-There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation-

I've learned-A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good-

5 things I want to know
1-Why don't we call the the Holy Spirit "the Spirit of Jesus"?
2-What were the keys to the kingdom of heaven that were given to the apostles?
3-How did the apostles become apostles?
4-Can you be an apostle today?
5-What is the "Crown of Righteousness" and is it an actual crown?

Scripture for today Proverbs 26:22-28
22 The words of a gossip are like tasty bits of food; people like to gobble them up.
23 Kind words from a wicked mind are like shiny coating on a clay pot.
24 Those who hate you may try to fool you with their words, but in their minds they are planning evil.
25 People's words may be kind, but don't believe them, because their minds are full of evil thoughts.
26 Lies can hide hate, but the evil will be plain to everyone.
27 Whoever digs a pit for others will fall into it. Whoever tries to roll a boulder down on others will be crushed by it.
28 Liars hate the people they hurt, and false praise can ruin others.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday April 16, 2009 thought for the day

Here are my thoughts for today
1-Diamonds cannot be polished without friction, gold cannot be purified without fire-
2-In order for God to move you to another place, he must first move you from where you are.
3-God is the supreme artist-
4-The probability of life originating by accident is comparable to the probability of the complete dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing plant-
5-All nature , including man, is a wondrous instrument of many strings, delicately tuned to work God's will and upon which he plays with a master hand-

Strange thought-You can't tell which way the train went by looking at the track-

I've learned-Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car-

5 things I want to know
1-Did sin enter the world through the actions of Eve or the inaction's of Adam?
2-Why should the Jews have believed that Jesus was the messiah when for over 400 years many had come and claimed to be the messiah?
3-Did Joseph and Mary's family know that Joseph was not Jesus biological father?
4-What is the Holy Grail?
5-Is there a difference in the meaning of "the Holy Spirit" and "the Spirit of God"?

Scripture for today Proverbs 26:15-21
15 Lazy people may put their hands in the dish, but they are too tired to lift the food to their mouths.
16 The lazy person thinks he is wiser than seven people who give sensible answers.
17 Interfering in someone else's quarrel as you pass by is like grabbing a dog by the ears.
18 Like a madman shooting deadly, burning arrows
19 is the one who tricks a neighbor and then says, "I was just joking."
20 Without wood, a fire will go out, and without gossip, quarreling will stop.
21 Just as charcoal and wood keep a fire going, a quarrelsome person keeps an argument going.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Here are my thoughts for today-
1-You are never a failure until you quit because quitting means you won't make it to the finish line-
2-Great people are just ordinary people with an extra ordinary amount of determination-
3-God's promises are made freely and paid fully-
4-God's promises were not given solely for the original hearer-
5-A time of darkness needs a greater light and a time of testing needs greater strength-

A strange thought-When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy but when planets do it we say they are orbiting-

I've learned-Faith starts with optimism-

5 things I want to know
1-Why do we have a God as father?
2-What is the image of God we are created in?
3-The Bible says we are created in the image of God and also that God is spirit. How can that be when we are physical sexual beings?
4-Is sex between husband and wife a sanctified act?
5-How does a husband and wife having sexual relations become one flesh?

Scripture for today Proverbs 26:8-14
8 Giving honor to a foolish person is like tying a stone in a slingshot.
9 A wise saying spoken by a fool is like a thorn stuck in the hand of a drunk.
10 Hiring a foolish person or anyone just passing by is like an archer shooting at just anything.
11 A fool who repeats his foolishness is like a dog that goes back to what it has vomited.
12 There is more hope for a foolish person than for those who think they are wise.
13 The lazy person says, "There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!"
14 Like a door turning back and forth on its hinges, the lazy person turns over and over in bed.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday April 13, 2009 thought for the day

Here are my thoughts for today
1-The darker it gets, the brighter the light shines-
2-When you run a race, run to win-
3-Love believes all things are possible-
4-Grace is God's love in action to people who haven't earned it-
5-God is more concerned about your ending than your beginning-

Strange thought-Practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent-

I've learned-The truth doesn't hurt unless it should-

5 things I want to know
1-Do all believers first go to a place of Paradise upon death?
2-Did God give Paul the "thorn in the flesh"?
3-Is sufficient grace better than relief?
4-Did Paul really need the "thorn in the flesh" to be humbled by God when he had so many other sufferings?
5-Why doesn't God heal everyone who has had prayer for the removal of the difficulty?

Scripture for today Proverbs 25:21-28
21 If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink.
22 Doing this will be like pouring burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.
23 As the north wind brings rain, telling gossip brings angry looks.
24 It is better to live in a corner on the roof than inside the house with a quarreling wife (or husband).
25 Good news from a faraway place is like a cool drink when you are tired.
26 A good person who gives in to evil is like a muddy spring or a dirty well.
27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor does it bring you honor to brag about yourself.
28 Those who do not control themselves are like a city whose walls are broken down.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday April 12, 2009 thought for the day

Let all peoples rejoice, God's final plan for our salvation is finished and Jesus did it because of his great love for us!!!
Here are my thoughts for today
1-Recognize who you are in comparison to God-
2-God will one day deal with injustice-
3-The beauty of a rose is not diminished by the prick of it's thorn-
4-Don't make a permanent solution to a a temporary problem-
5-Darkness cannot cover light-

Strange thought-We blame others to make us feel better-

I've learned-God takes broken lives or situations and makes them new-

5 things I want to know
1-Does it matter what name we use for God?
2-Why do we use the Greek name of Jesus, Hebrew words to describe God, and the English name for God?
3-Does pain and suffering come only from Satan?
4-Is it hypocritical to smile when it isn't real?
5-Why was Paul given a "thorn in the flesh" when his life was one suffering after another?

Scripture for today- John 20:1-9
1 Early on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb while it was still dark. When she saw that the large stone had been moved away from the tomb she ran to Simon Peter and the follower whom Jesus loved.
2 Mary said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him."
3 So Peter and the other follower started for the tomb.
4 They were both running, but the other follower ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first.
5 He bent down and looked in and saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in.
6 Then following him, Simon Peter arrived and went into the tomb and saw the strips of linen lying there.
7 He also saw the cloth that had been around Jesus's head, which was folded up and laid in a different place from the strips of linen.
8 Then the other follower, who had reached the tomb first, also went in. He saw and believed.
9 (They did not yet understand from the Scriptures that Jesus must rise from the dead.)

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sunday April 5, 2009 thought for the day


Sunday April 5, 2009 thought for the day

Here are my thoughts for today
1-God has the ability and power to make things right-
2-God didn't make us for time but for eternity-
3-Do not consider it unusual if sometime in your life you will experience mistreatment or injustice-
4-Do not let what you cannot understand destroy what you can enjoy-
5-Don't live in constant fear of what might happen-

Strange thought-Heat causes things to expand, and that is why summer days are longer-

I've learned-If we allow our bodies to do what it wants, it will lead us astray-

5 things I want to know
1-Why are most Christians such great supporters of Israel when they are not believers is Jesus?
2-Is one of the reasons God has blessed America because of its support of Israel?
3-Is God ever satisfied with us?
4-How do you "boast in your weakness" as Paul said he did?
5-Should Christians ever ask "why is this happening"?

Scripture for today Proverbs 25:15-20

15 With patience you can convince a ruler, and a gentle word can get through to the hard headed.
16 If you find honey, don't eat too much or it will make you vomit.
17 Don't go to your neighbor's house too often; too much of you will make him hate you.
18 When you lie about your neighbors, it hurts them as much as a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.
19 Trusting unfaithful people when you are in trouble is like eating with a broken tooth or walking with a crippled foot.
20 Singing songs to someone who is sad is like taking away his coat on a cold day or pouring vinegar on soda.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Saturday April 4, 2009 thought for the day

Here are my thoughts for today-
1-Keeping the ten commandments won't save you, but being saved you'll want to keep them-
2-The blood of Jesus saves you, not what you do-
3-Being a Christian is not living by a bunch of rules, but living by grace-
4-If you live in the flesh, it will over power your soul and spirit-
5-Whatever weakens your conscience, that for you is sin-

Strange thought-Children are natural mimics, they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners-

I've learned-leadership is a collision course with conflict-

5 things I want to know
1-Why wouldn't Paul give John Mark a second chance on a second missionary journey with Barnabas?
2-Can Christians fall out of fellowship with one another and still be Christian?
3-Why couldn't Paul and Barnabas reconcile their differences over John Mark?
4-Did Paul never forgive John Mark for deserting him?
5-Should a person who once walked away/or fell away from a spiritual responsibility be given a second chance?

Scripture for today Proverbs 25:8-14
8 Because of something you have seen, do not quickly take someone to court. What will you do later when your neighbor proves you wrong?
9 If you have an argument with your neighbor, don't tell other people what was said.
10 Whoever hears it might shame you, and you might not ever be respected again.
11 The right word spoken at the right time is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl.
12 A wise warning to someone who will listen is as valuable as gold earrings or fine gold jewelry.
13 Trustworthy messengers refresh those who send them, like the coolness of snow in the summertime.
14 People who brag about gifts they never give are like clouds and wind that give no rain.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Friday, April 03, 2009

Friday April 3, 2009 thought for the day

Here are my thoughts for today
1-Few things can help a person more than to give him responsibility and then let him know that you trust him-
2-Repentance from sin is the condition on which God will hear our prayers-
3-The church (Christians) has a responsibility to be holy in a sinful culture-
4-Many Christians have lost their shame and grief over their sins-
5-The pharisees lived by law and not love-

Strange thought-If you did the things you are capable of, you would astound yourself-

I've learned-Success is often not a matter of talent but tenacity-

5 things I want to know
1-Do you know when you are humble?
2-Can you practice humility?
3-Is God's presence always known or felt?
4-How did the two Egyptian men in an altercation know Moses had killed an Egyptian the day before?
5-What is the "spirit of gentleness"?

Scripture for today Proverbs 25:1-7
1 These are more wise sayings of Soloman, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah.
2 God is honored for what he keeps secret. Kings are honored for what they can discover.
3 No one can measure the height of the skies or the depth of the earth. So also no one can understand the mind of a king.
4 Remove the scum from the silver so the silver can be used by the silversmith.
5 Remove wicked people from the king's presence; then his government will be honest and last a long time.
6 Don't brag to the king and act as if you are great.
7 It is better for him to give you a higher position than to bring you down in front of the prince.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Thursday April 2, 2009 thought for the day

Here are my thoughts for today
1-While we wait for God to work for us, he is waiting to work in us-
2-We usually ask God to change the circumstances we are in, while God is looking to change us and those around us-
3-Don't ever let the things you can't have, don't have or shouldn't have, spoil your enjoyment of the things you do have and can have-
4-Confidence comes from not fearing to be wrong, not from always being right-
5-Life must be understood backward, but it must be lived forward-

Strange thought-Every excuse I ever heard made perfect since to the person who made it-

I've learned-The place that may seem like the end may also be only the beginning-

5 things I want to know
1-Why was nothing going on in Saul's life while he was in Tarsus?
2-Why was Paul given a "thorn in the flesh"?
3-Why didn't Paul say what the "thorn in the flesh" was?
4-What does it take to be humble?
5-What is real humility?

Scripture for today Proverbs 24:23-34
23 These are also sayings of the wise: it is not good to take sides when you are the judge.
24 Don't tell the wicked that they are innocent; people will curse you, and nations will hate you.
25 But things will go well if you punish the guilty, and you will receive rich blessings.
26 An honest answer is as pleasing as a kiss on the lips.
27 First, finish your outside work and prepare your fields. After that, you can build your house.
28 Don't testify against your neighbor for no good reason. Don't say things that are false.
29 Don't say, "I'll get even; I'll do to him what he did to me."
30 I passed by a lazy person's field and by the vineyard of someone with no sense.
31 Thorns had grown up everywhere. The ground was covered with weeds, and the stone walls had fallen down.
32 I thought about what I had seen; I learned this lesson from what I saw.
33 You sleep a little; you take a nap. You fold your hands and lie down to rest.
34 Soon you will be as poor as if you had been robbed; you will have as little as if you had been held up.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Wednesday April 1, 2009 thought for the day

Here are my thoughts for today
1-Patience-slow to anger, long suffering, enduring, not anxious-
2-Anger begets anger-
3-Some people never fail because they never try-
4-As long as you are willing to put up with things, there never will be a change-
5-When we seem to be totally incapable, it is there God will act-

Strange thought-I was born with nothing and have most of it left-

I've learned-The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference , for if you hate me that means you still care-

5 things I want to know
1-Is God pleased with an independent spirit?
2-Is God ever in a hurry?
3-Does God help those who help themselves?
4-Is it wise to pray for patience?
5-Why was Saul/Paul in "God's waiting room" during his time in Tarsus?

Scripture for today Proverbs 24:17-22
17 Don't be happy when your enemy is defeated; don't be glad when he is overwhelmed.
18 The Lord will notice and be displeased. He may not be angry with them anymore.
19 Don't envy evil people, and don't be jealous of the wicked.
20 An evil person has nothing to hope for; the wicked will die like a flame that is put out.
21 My child, respect the Lord and the king. Don't join those people who refuse to obey them.
22 The Lord and the king will quickly destroy such people. Those two can causes great disaster.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper