Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday October 31, 2009 thought for the day


A BEAUTIFUL FALL SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We are healed through brokenness-
2-If there is love, it is by choice-
3-Love heals people, both the ones who receive it and those who give it-
4-No one can make you feel inferior without your consent-
5-Don't be afraid to take a big step, remember you can't cross a chasm in two little jumps-

STRANGE THOUGHT-When people complain they don't get what they deserve, they don't know how fortunate they are-

I'VE LEARNED-I find that the harder I work, the more luck I have-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there any significance that the shepherds were the first to get the news of Jesus birth?
2-How did the shepherds know where to find the baby Jesus?
3-Would baby Jesus have been an ordinary child, feeding, fussing, sleeping, crying, etc?
4-What happened when the shepherds came to baby Jesus?
5-Would Joseph and Mary be willing for unknown dirty shepherds to see their baby Jesus?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What was the first instance of book burning?
Yesterday's answer-Abraham bought the cave of Machelah as a tomb for Sarah (Genesis 23:3-20)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 94:1-11
1 The Lord is a God who punishes. God, show your greatness and punish!
2 Rise up, Judge of the earth, and give the proud what they deserve.
3 How long will the wicked be happy? How long, Lord?
4 They are full of proud words; those who do evil brag about what they have done.
5 Lord, they crush your people and make your children suffer.
6 They kill widows and foreigners and murder orphans.
7 They say, "The Lord doesn't see; the God of Jacob doesn't notice."
8 You stupid ones among the people, pay attention. You fools, when will you understand?
9 Can't the creator of ears hear? Can't the maker of eyes see?
10 Won't the one who corrects nations punish you? Doesn't the teacher of people know everything?
11 The Lord knows what people think. He knows their thoughts are just a puff of wind.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday October 30, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Anger will eventually turn into self pity-
2-Low self esteem and arrogant pride will always go hand in hand-
3-We really don't know what kind of people we are until our cup spills over-
4-Children are like wet cement-whatever falls on them leaves an impression-
5-The hours that make us happy make us wise-

STRANGE THOUGHT-If you ate pasta and anti pasta, would you still be hungry?

I'VE LEARNED-When we forget ourselves we do things that are remembered-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Was Jesus' birthplace an animal shelter or a cave?
2-Why don't we know the exact day or year of Jesus' birth?
3-Why was 12/25 chosen as Christmas by one group of Christians and 1/6 by another group?
4-At Jesus's birth, were the sheep on the hillside with the shepherds ordinary sheep or special sheep belonging to the temple for sacrifices?
5-Was the place where the holy family stayed in Bethlehem a public building or a private home guest room?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What is the first purchase of land in the bible?
Yesterday's answer-"Be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 93
1 The Lord is king. He is clothed in majesty. The Lord is clothed in majesty and armed with strength. The world is set, and it cannot be moved.
2 Lord, your kingdom was set up long ago; you are everlasting.
3 Lord, the seas raise, the seas raise their voice. The seas raise up their pounding waves.
4 The sound of the water is loud; the ocean waves are powerful, but the Lord above is much greater.
5 Lord, your laws will stand forever. Your Temple will be holy forevermore.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday October 29, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Nothing is ever lost through courtesy-
2-When you are at peace with yourself, anyplace is home-
3-God expresses his love through people-
4-Forgiveness is the fragrance that the trampled flower gives back to the foot that tramples it-
5-Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of man but in the power of God-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Life is like a taxi, the meter keeps ticking along whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still-

I'VE LEARNED-Opportunities are rarely labeled opportunities-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would Zacharias and Elizabeth have lived to see their son John as an adult?
2-Are there any other writings of biblical times that have equal importance with those in our bible?
3-A Nazarite was to refrain from grapes and their by products, cutting their hair and touching a dead body--How did this consecrate them to holy service to God?
4-Were James and John cousins?
5-Was Salome a sister of Mary?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What is the first commandment of the bible?
Yesterday's answer-Eutychus, who dozed off and fell out of a window during Paul's sermon (Acts 20:9)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 92:9-15
9 Lord, surely your enemies, surely your enemies will be destroyed, and all who do evil will be scattered.
10 But you have made me as strong as an ox. You have poured fine oils on me.
11 When I looked, I saw my enemies; I heard the cries of those who are against me.
12 But good people will grow like palm trees; they will be tall like the cedars of Lebanon.
13 Like trees planted in the Temple of the Lord, they will grow strong in the courtyards of our God.
14 When they are old, they will still produce fruit; they will be healthy and fresh.
15 They will say that the Lord is good. He is my Rock, and there is no wrong in him.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday October 28, 2009 thought for the day



A PRETTY FALL SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-There is no substitute for the genuine_
2-Love unexpressed is love unknown-
3-The saddest words ever said are-"It might have been.." or "Why didn't I..." or "I wish I had of.."-
4-Things you don't treasure much are not hard to give up-
5-You can't feed people who aren't hungry-

STRANGE THOUGHT-The primary function for the design engineer is to make things difficult for the manufacturer and impossible for the service man-

I'VE LEARNED-Only God can take what is wrong and make it right-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Were Jesus and the Holy Spirit both present on earth together?
2-How old would Elizabeth have been when giving birth to John?
3-Were John the Baptist and Jesus related and if so how?
4-Why were there 400+ years of Biblical silence between Malachi and the coming of Jesus?
5-Why did Jesus need John the Baptist as a forerunner of the messiah?

BIBLICAL TRIVIA-Who was the first person to fall asleep during a sermon?
YESTERDAY'S ANSWER-In the Temple at Jerusalem (2 Kings 12)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 92:1-8
1 It is good to praise you , Lord, to sing praises to God Most High.
2 It is good to tell of your love in the morning and of your loyalty at night.
3 It is good to praise you with the ten stringed lyre and with the soft sounding harp.
4 Lord, you have made me happy by what you have done; I will sing for joy about what your hands have done.
5 Lord, you have done such great thing! How deep are your thoughts!
6 Stupid people don't know these things, and fools don't understand.
7 Wicked people grow like the grass. Evil people seem to do well, but they will be destroyed forever.
8 But, Lord, you will be honored forever.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday October 27, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The more you love, the more your differences hurt-
2-The degree to which we are able to forgive others is the degree to which we can be open to the love of Jesus in our lives-
3-Joy is love when it is shared-
4-A person who wants to lead an orchestra must turn his back on the crowd-
5-"Never fear for I am near"-Jesus

STRANGE THOUGHT-What did the DNA say to the other DNA? Do these genes make me look fat?

I'VE LEARNED-Friends build bridges of encouragement and hope-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why do we use the Greek name of Jesus instead of the Hebrew name of Joshua?
2-When Mary learned she would be the mother of Jesus, why did she go and spend time with Elizabeth?
3-Why would Mary be so willing to accept what the angel Gabriel said to her?
4-How was Mary and Elizabeth related and on what side of the family?
5-How could Elizabeth be filled with the holy spirit upon seeing Mary when he had not yet been sent to the earth?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Where was the first piggy bank?
Yesterday's answer-Noah, who planted a vineyard after leaving the ark (Genesis 9:21)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 91:10-16
10 Nothing bad will happen to you; no disaster will come to your home.
11 He has put his angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go.
12 They will catch you in their hands so that you will not hit your food on a rock.
13 You will walk on lions and cobras; you will step on strong lions and snakes.
14 The Lord says, "Whoever loves me, I will save. I will protect those who know me.
15 They will call to me, and I will answer them. I will be with them in trouble; I will rescue them and honor them.
16 I will give them a long, full life, and they will see how I can save."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday October 26, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL PICTURE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Before God can direct our path, we must move our feet-
2-We are so busy looking for darkness that we don't see the light-
3-Christians fight with victory not for it-
4-God has no throwaway people-
5-God provided forgiveness before we even knew we were sorry-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Is visine.com a site for sore eyes?

I'VE LEARNED-You can't live with rattlesnakes

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Wouldn't Elizabeth's pregnancy be looked at suspiciously since she was beyond the age of child bearing?
2-Was Elizabeth's pregnancy conceived by the holy spirit as was Mary's?
3-If Jesus had no earthly father how could he be of the lineage of David, genetically speaking?
4-Could there be people alive today who are direct descendents of Joseph and Mary?
5-Why was Jesus given such a common name of the time?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the first drunk?
Yesterday's answer-The war of the kings of the north led by the king of Elam (Genesis 14)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 91:1-8
1-Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, "You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you."
3 God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly diseases.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you can hide. His truth will be your shield and protection.
5 You will not fear any danger by night or an arrow during the day.
6 You will not be afraid of diseases that come in the dark or sickness that strikes at noon.
7 At your side one thousand people may die, or even ten thousand right beside you, but you will no be hurt.
8 You will only watch and see the wicked punished.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday October 25, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Forgiveness--I give up my right to hurt you for hurting me-
2-It is better to build children than to repair adults-
3-Whatever you withhold in marriage becomes a point of contention in that marriage-
4-Don't complain about farmers with your mouth full-
5-Those who love are never alone-

STRANGE THOUGHT-To make a long story short, don't tell it-

I'VE LEARNED-What you might have been is still possible-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why is Jesus's birth date 3-4BC instead of 0 BC/AD?
2-Why did Herod the Great, a Roman, rebuild the temple at Jerusalem?
3-Why would Mary be willing to birth Jesus when she would appear to be having a child out to wedlock? Was there no stigma attached to having a child when not married?
4-Did Mary truly understand all that her baby Jesus would be?
5-Did Jesus have any living grandparents? If so, would there have been any interaction with them?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What is the first war mentioned in the Bible?
Yesterday's answer-The dream of Abimelech, in which he was told to return Sarah to Abraham (Genesis
20:3-8)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 90:11-17
11 Who knows the full power of your anger? Your anger is as great as our fear of you should be.
12 Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise.
13 Lord, how long before you return and show kindness to your servants?
14 Fill us with your love every morning. Then we will sing and rejoice all our lives.
15 We have seen years of trouble. Now give us as much joy as you gave us sorrow.
16 Show your servants the wonderful things you do; show your greatness to their children.
17 Lord our God, treat us well. Give us success in what we do; yes, give us success in what we do.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday October 24, 2009 thought for today


A BEAUTIFUL FALL SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You never get a second chance to make a first impression-
2-Give more attention to what you are becoming than what you used to be-
3-If you keep your customers happy, they will keep you in business-
4-Before you say "I can't" say "I'll try"-
5-We are most like beasts when we kill, we are most like man when we judge, and we are most like God when we forgive-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business-

I'VE LEARNED-No one ever learned to walk by instruction-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-The name "God" is never mentioned in the biblical book of Esther nor is Esther referred to in the new testament. So why is it a book of the Bible?
2-What is "sackcloth"?
3-Is the word tithe strictly a religious term?
4-When and where did Job live?
5-Was Job a real person that actually lived?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What was the first dream mentioned in the bible?
Yesterday's answer-Stephen (Acts 6:7-8:2)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 90:1-10
1 Lord, you have been our home since the beginning.
2 Before the mountains were born and before you created the earth and the world, you are God. You have always been and you will always be.
3 You turn people back into dust. You say, "Go back into dust, human beings."
4 To you, a thousand years is like the passing of a day, or like a few hours in the night.
5 While people sleep, you take their lives. They are like grass that grows up in the morning.
6 In the morning they are fresh and new, but by evening they dry up and die.
7 We are destroyed by your anger; we are terrified by your hot anger.
8 You have put the evil we have done right in front of you; you clearly see our secret sins.
9 All our days pass while you are angry. Our years end with a moan.
10 Our lifetime is seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. But the years are full of hard work and pain. They pass quickly, and then we are gone.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday October 23, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When the heart is right, the feet are swift-
2-Cursing at the darkness does not make it light-
3-If we wait to see before we believe, we will never see-
4-Don't let the urgent take the place of the important-
5-We appreciate what a person does but we affirm who a person is-

STRANGE THOUGHT-The best safety device is a rear view mirror with a police car in view-

I'VE LEARNED-You can't come from where you haven't been-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Was Joseph absent from Jesus' adult life?
2-People with leprosy in biblical times were treated as outcasts, but when the Syrian general Namaan came to Elisha for healing, he was not--why not?
3-The book of the law (containing the 10 commandments) received by Moses was a guideline for people who were obedient to God--why is it not followed by Christians today?
4-Why is Jerusalem called the city of Zion?
5-Who were the people called "medes"?

BIBLICAL TRIVIA-Who was the first Christian martyr?
Yesterday's answer-The one at the court of Persian ruler Ahasuerus. The winner was Esther.

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 89:46-52
46 Lord, how long will this go on? Will you ignore us forever? How long will your anger burn like a fire?
47 Remember how short my life is. Why did you create us? For nothing?
48 What person alive will not die? Who can escape the grave?
49 Lord, where is your love from times past, which in your loyalty you promised to David?
50 Lord, remember how they insulted your servant; remember how I have suffered the insults of the nations.
51 Lord,remember how your enemies insulted you and how they insulted your appointed king wherever he went.
52 Praise the Lord forever! Amen and amen.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday October 22, 2009 thought for the day



PRETTY FALL COLORS


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Without sacrifice there is no love-
2-The Bible is not just a book of words for us to read but truths to change our lives-
3-Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves-
4-God will give us the grace if we initiate the action-
5-All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today-

STRANGE THOUGHT-How do you get a man to do sit ups? Put the remote control between his toes.

I'VE LEARNED-Some rewards come only as a result of suffering-

BIBLE TRIVIA-Where was the first beauty contest in the Bible, and who won?
Yesterday's answer-Pharaoh, at the time Joseph was in Egypt (Genesis 40:20)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 89:38-45
38 But now you have refused and rejected your appointed king. You have been angry with him.
39 You have abandoned the agreement with your servant and thrown his crown to the ground.
40 You have torn down all his city walls; you have turned his strong cites into ruins.
41 Everyone who passes by steals from him. His neighbors insult him.
42 You have given strength to his enemies and have made them all happy.
43 You have made his sword useless; you did not help him stand in battle.
44 You have kept him from winning and have thrown his throne to the ground.
45 You have cut his life short and covered him with shame.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 21, 2009 thought for the day


PRETTY FALL COLORS

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Forgiveness is a willful choice not just a feeling-
2-Wrinkles are only an indication of where smiles have been-
3-Be not afraid of moving slowly, be afraid only of standing still-
4-A real friend is a forever friend-
5-When it rains, look for the rainbow-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Birthdays are good for you, the more you have the longer you live

I'VE LEARNED-Everyone has a skeleton in their closet somewhere--

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How many children did Adam/Eve have?
2-If you love God with all your soul, mind and strength, will you also love your neighbor as yourself?
3-If God knows everything, why can't he find a way to convince everyone to become believers in him?
4-Are supernatural events happening all around us which are invisible to the human eye?
5-Why did the Jewish people hate the Samaritans?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What king had the first birthday party in the Bible?
Yesterday's answer-Isaac (Genesis 21:3-6)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 89:30-37
30 "If his descendants reject my teachings and do not follow my laws,
31 if they ignore my demands and disobey my commands,
32 then I will punish their sins with a rod and their wrongs with a whip.
33 But I will not hold back my love from David, nor will I stop being loyal.
34 I will not break my agreement nor change what I have said.
35 I have promised by my holiness, I will not lie to David.
36 His family will go on forever. His kingdom will last before me like the sun.
37 It will continue forever, like the moon, like a dependable witness in the sky."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday October 20, 2009 thought for the day



LOTS OF FALL LEAVES

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-It is understanding the cross that should motivate you to follow Jesus-
2-The Bible is a gift to you from the author-
3-Never ask for advice from a pessimist-
4-To be a leader you must first learn to be a servant-
5-Don't make a bridge where there is nothing to cross-

STRANGE THOUGHT-There are two rules for success: 1, Don't tell all you know, and

I'VE LEARNED-Be who you are not what someone thinks you are-

BIBLE TRIVIA-What old testament character's name means "laughter"?
Yesterday's answer--The children of the wicked (Job 21:7-12)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 89:19-29
19 Once in a vision, you spoke to those who worship you. You said, "I have given strength to a warrior; I have raised up a young man from my people.
20 I have found my servant David; I appointed him by pouring holy oil on him.
21 I will steady him with my hand and strengthen him with my arm.
22 No enemy will make him give forced payments, and wicked people will not defeat him.
23 I will crush his enemies in front of him; I will defeat those who hate him.
24 My loyalty and love will be with him. Through me he will be strong.
25 I will give him power over the sea and control over the rivers.
26 He will say to me, 'You are my father, my God, the Rock, my Savior.'
27 I will make him my firstborn son, the greatest king on earth.
28 My love will watch over him forever, and my agreement with him will never end.
29 I will make his family continue, and his kingdom will last as long as the skies.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday October 19, 2009 thought for the day



PRETTY COLORS

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The spirit of fear keeps us from getting into the promised land-
2-Too often we give up on the verge of a miracle-
3-I don't need to understand, I just need to hold his hand-
4-What you believe does make a difference-
5-God's children don't deny darkness, they just chose not to live in it-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Why is it that nothing gets built on schedule or within budget?

I'VE LEARNED-If someone lies to you once, they will do it again-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does God have a relationship with himself?
2-When Adam was created, did he know he had a free will?
3-How long did Adam live before Eve was created?
4-How long did Adam and Eve live before choosing to disobey God?
5-Why didn't God create Adam and Eve at the same time as he did with the animals?

BIBLE TRIVIA-According to Job, whose children dance about and make music?
Yesterday's answer-Lamentations (5:15)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 89:11-18
11 The skies and the earth belong to you. You made the world and everything in it.
12 You created the north and the south. Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 Your arm has great power. Your hand is strong; your right hand is lifted up.
14 Your kingdom is built on what is right and fair. Love and truth are in all you do.
15 Happy are the people who know how to praise you. Lord, let them live in the light of your presence.
16 In your name they rejoice and continually praise your goodness.
17 You are their glorious strength, and in your kindness you honor our king.
18 Our king, our shield, belongs to the Lord, to the Holy One of Israel.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday October 18, 2009 thought for the day

A PRETTY FALL SCENE


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God doesn't intervene in our live to take sides, he does so to take over-
2-We must be tested before we can experience the fullness of God's power-
3 A shepherd will sometimes break a leg of a lamb to keep it close-
4-Strength is produced in private times of discipline-
5-Struggle in prayer or struggle with everything else-

STRANGE THOUGHT-It is said that kids brighten the house and that is because they never turn off the lights-

I'VE LEARNED-The bridges you cross before you come to them are almost always over rivers that aren't there-

BIBLE TRIVIA-What book says, "our dance is turned into mourning"?
Yesterdays's answer-the trimbrel, or tambourine (Exodus 15:20)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 89:1-10
1 I will always sing about the Lord's love; I will tell of his loyalty from now on.
2 I will say, "Your love continues forever; your loyalty goes on and on like the sky."
3 You said, "I made an agreement with the man of my choice; I made a promise to my servant David.
4 I told him, 'I will make your family continue forever. You kingdom will go on and on.' "
5 Lord, the heavens praise you for your miracles and for your loyalty in the meeting of your holy ones.
6 Who in heaven is equal to the Lord? None of the angels is like the Lord.
7 When the holy ones meet, it is God they fear. He is more frightening than all who surround him.
8 Lord God All Powerful, who is like you? Lord, you are powerful and completely trustworthy.
9 You rule the mighty sea and calm the stormy waves.
10 You crushed the sea monster Rahab; by your power you scattered your enemies.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday October 17, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother-
2-Jesus loves you for who you are, not for what you did, where you come from, or what you have-
3-You are never a prisoner of someone you love, only of someone you hate-
4-Jesus says-I want all of you for all of me-
5-If you pause to think, you will have cause to thank-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Prejudice is a great time saver in forming an opinion without gathering all the facts-

I'VE LEARNED-My convictions define who I am-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did the apostle Paul ask God 3 times to remove his thorn in the flesh?
2-Paul never named what his thorn in the flesh was--could it have been something personal, embarrassing or intimate?
3-Does God ever come to us and find us asleep and say to us "sleep on"?
4-What is the image and likeness of God?
5-Does God have a need to be worshiped?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What instrument is usually associated with dance in the Bible?
Yesterday's answer-David's wife Michal (1 Chronicles 15:29)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 88 10:18
10 Do you show your miracles for the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Will your love be told in the grave? Will your loyalty be told in the place of death?
12 Will your miracles be known in the dark grave? Will your goodness be known in the land of forgetfulness?
13 But Lord, I have called out to you for help; every morning I pray to you.
14 Lord, why do you reject me?
15 I have been weak and dying since I was young. I suffer from your terrors, and I am helpless.
16 You have been angry with me, and your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They surround me daily like a flood; they are all around me.
18 You have taken away my loved ones and friends. Darkness is my only friend.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday October 16, 2009 thought for today


A PRETTY FALL DAY

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God often lets us experience our need before coming to our rescue-
2-Failure is an event, not a person-
3-Yesterday ended with last night-
4-Yesterday's sins should not keep us from doing what God wants us to do today-
5-Don't be enslaved by something you have outgrown-

STRANGE THOUGHT-When times are tough, you know what you can always count on?--your fingers-

I'VE LEARNED-Never confuse fame with success-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What makes a happy ending a happy ending?
2-What kind of wood was Jesus' cross made of?
3-Jesus went to Gethsemane (a place of pressing), so was God pressing Jesus?
4-Where were all the people that Jesus had helped or served during his life when he was crucified?
5-Why did Jesus go back to the 3 disciples 3 times in Gethsemane? Did he not know they were asleep?

BIBILE TRIVIA-Whose wife despised him for dancing in the streets?
Yesterday's answer--The priests of Baal 1Kings 18:26)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 88:1-9
1 Lord, you are the God who saves me. I cry out to you day and night.
2 Receive my prayer, and listen to my cry.
3 My life is full of troubles, and I am nearly dead.
4 They think I am on the way to my grave. I am like a man with no strength.
5 I have been left as dead, like a body lying in a grave whom you don't remember anymore cut off from your care.
6 You have brought me close to death; I am almost in the dark place of the dead.
7 You have been very angry with me; all you waves crush me.
8 You have taken my friends away from me and have made them hate me. I am trapped and cannot escape.
9 My eyes are weak from crying. Lord, I have prayed to you every day; I have lifted my hands in prayer to you.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday October 15, 2009 thought for the day



A PRETTY FALL SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If what you are doing is not working, stop doing it-
2-What you need to receive, give away-
3-Could it be that God permits his children to struggle in order to keep them strong-
4-The Christian life was never intended to be a walk through a rose garden-
5-Bread has to be eaten to do any good-

STRANGE THOUGHT-The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes-

I'VE LEARNED-We don't seek what we already have-

5 THINGS I WANT TO Know
1-Did Jesus know ahead of time that during the crucifixion God would forsake him?
2-Will God make choices for you without consulting you?
3-Is waiting on the Lord, peaceful or stressful?
4-Is waiting on the Lord always beneficial?
5-Does waiting on the Lord take patience or produce patience?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who danced around the altar of their false god?
Yesterday's answer-Children (Luke 7:32)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 87
1 The Lord built Jerusalem on the holy mountain.
2 He loves its gates more than any other place in Israel.
3 City of God, wonderful things are said about you.
4 God says, "I will put Egypt and Babylonia on the list of nations that know me. People from Philistia, Tyre, and Cush will be born there."
5 They will say about Jerusalem, "This one and that one were born there. God Most High will strengthen her."
6 The Lord will keep a list of the nations. He will note, "This person was born there."
7 They will dance and sing, "All good things come from Jerusalem."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday October 14, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL SCENE

(I don't know why this blog started working again and letting me post pictures but i am appreciative for it. I've had some other web sites that mysteriously started working again also today. Who knows??)



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If you don't deal with your failures, your failures will make fun of your successes-
2-People need to be most loved when they deserve it the least-
3-While pain is unavoidable, misery is optional-
4-If God sends you a storm, he will also navigate your vessel-
5-The place to find what you lost is where you left it-

STRANGE THOUGHT-The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body and your fat are really good friends-

I'VE LEARNED-You don't fight fire with fire, you fight fire with water-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can one belong to secret orders and be a Christian?
2-How do your "boast in your weakness"?
3-What part of Jesus was "man" and what part was "God"?
4-Was Jonah alive in the belly of a large fish or was he dead and then brought back to life again?
5-How do you know what God's will is?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Whom did Jesus speak of as dancing in the streets?
Yesterday's answer-Proverbs (14:13)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 86:11-17
11 Lord, teach me what you want me to do, and I will live by your truth. Teach me to respect you completely.
12 Lord, my God, I will praise you with all my heart, and I will honor your name forever.
13 You have great love for me. You have saved me from death.
14 God, proud men are attacking me; a gang of cruel men is trying to kill me. They do not respect you.
15 But Lord, you are a God who shows mercy and is kind. You don't become angry quickly. You have great love and faithfulness.
16 Turn to me and have mercy. Give me, your servant, strength. Save me, the son of your female servant.
17 Show me a sign of your goodness. When my enemies look, they will be ashamed. You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday October 12, 2009 thought for the day

SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED THAT I CANNOT POST ANY PICTURES. SORRY!! I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED. MAYBE SOMEONE OF YOU WHO READ THIS COULD LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING ME WHAT HAS HAPPENED. THANKS!!





HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-What we give to God is never lost and what we withhold is never gained-
2-For those who grieve, God gives beauty instead of ashes, gladness instead of mourning and praise instead of despair-
3-It is doubtful if the majority have ever been right-
4-Once fear is removed, peace quickly fills the vacuum-
5-Ministry is a believers calling not a name for religious activity-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect-

I'VE LEARNED-Always try to be a little more kinder than necessary-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is a person saved by their faith alone?
2-Can you have Christian faith without Christian deeds?
3-Can you be a "silent" believer?
4-Do the words "deeds" and "works" mean the same thing in scripture?
5-What does it mean to be considered "righteous"?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What book says that laughter if foolishness?
Yesterday's answer-Those who weep (Luke 6:21)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 85
1 Lord, you have been kind to your land; you brought back the people of Jacob.
2 You forgave the guilt of the people and covered all their sins.
3 You stopped all your anger; you turned back from your strong anger.
4 God our Savior, bring us back again. Stop being angry with us.
5 Will you be angry with us forever? Will you stay angry from now on?
6 Won't you give us life again? Your people would rejoice in you.
7 Lord, show us your love, and save us.
8 I will listen to God the Lord. He has ordered peace for those who worship him. Don't let them go back to foolishness.
9 God will soon save those who respect him, and his glory will be seen in our land.
10 Love and truth belong to God's people; goodness and peace will be theirs.
11 On earth people will be loyal to God, and God's goodness will shine down from heaven.
12 The Lord will give his goodness, and the land will give its crops.
13 Goodness will go before God and prepare the way for him.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday October 11, 2009 thought for the day




PRETTY COUNTRY CHURCH
(SORRY THIS IS LATE TODAY! PAT AND I SPENT THE DAY WITH HER MOTHER IN THE HOSPITAL THINKING THIS MIGHT BE HER LAST DAY OF LIFE. BUT AS GOD WOULD HAVE IT, SHE RALLIED, AT LEAST FOR TODAY. BUT, LONG TERM PROGNOSIS IS NOT GOOD.)
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life-
2-People who are hurting don't need a tongue lashing, they need a tender touch-
3-Hurt people, hurt people-
4-Often, the more you get of what you want, the less you want of what you get-
5-No one finds a real deep communion with God until he has met adversity and been forced to a point that he is broken, utterly helpless before God-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Flattery is okay so long as you don't inhale-
I'VE LEARNED-God of second chances and new beginnings, here I come again-
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who, in the Beatitudes, does Jesus promise laughter to?
Yesterday's answer-Ecclesiastes (3:4)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 84:8-12
8 Lord God All Powerful, hear my prayer; God of Jacob, listen to me.
9 God, look at our shield; be kind to your appointed king.
10 One day in the courtyard of your Temple is better than a thousand days anywhere else. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the Temple of my God than live in the home of the wicked.
11 The Lord God is like a sun and shield; the Lord gives us kindness and honor. He does not hold back anything good from those whose live are innocent.
12 Lord All Powerful, happy are the people who trust you!
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER