Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday November 30, 2009 thought for the day

JESUS IS CHRISTMAS

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Faith is based on knowledge and strengthened through waiting-
2-The "law" doesn't make you righteous, it only makes you guilty-
3-We learn the new and unfamiliar through the old and familiar-
4-We become what we think about most-
5-Getting what you go after is success, but liking it after you get it is happiness-

A STRANGE THOUGHT-A bicycle can't stand alone for it is two tired
-
I'VE LEARNED-No one is in charge of your happiness except you-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would Jesus have recited the daily Jewish prayers of his day?
2-What was Jesus' feeling towards those people who lived in far away lands and continents?
3-During Jesus' day, were people living all around the world-Asia, north and south America, Australia, India, China, etc.?
4-Knowing who Jesus really was, did Joseph and Mary give Jesus special instructions concerning the Jewish law and practices?
5-Did Jesus have a bar-mitzvah?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who took the first census of the Hebrews?
Yesterday's answer-Antioch (Acts 11:26)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 105:37-45
37 Then he brought his people out, and they carried with them silver and gold. Not one of his people stumbled.
38 The Egyptians were glad when they left, because the Egyptians were afraid of them.
39 The Lord covered them with a cloud and lit up the night with fire.
40 When they asked, he brought them quail and filled them with bread from heaven.
41 God split the rock, and water flowed out; it ran like a river through the desert.
42 He remembered his holy promise to his servant Abraham.
43 So God brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with singing.
44 He gave them lands of other nations, so they received what others had worked for.
45 This was so they would keep his orders and obey his teaching. Praise the Lord!

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





Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday November 29, 2009 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Don't try so hard to become what you ought to be that you forget who you are-
2-Sometimes clouds are in the sky to give us a beautiful sunset-
3-Never sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate-
4-We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give-
5-Faith is being assured that what He has promised He will do-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

I'VE LEARNED-Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why do we know nothing about Jesus' childhood except for his temple visit with his parents?
2-Did Jesus need a religious upbringing as a child?
3-Are there authentic records in existence that would tell of Jesus' life before the age of 30?
4-Did Jesus do nothing "special" in his childhood, teens or 20's worthy of recording?
5-Would Jesus' childhood friends or neighbors have know who he really was?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Where were the disciples first called Christians?
Yesterday's answer-the raven (Genesis 8:7)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 105:26-36
26 Then he sent his servant Moses, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They did many signs among the Egyptians and worked wonders in Egypt.
28 The Lord sent darkness and made the land dark, but the Egyptians turned against what he said.
29 So he changed their water into blood and made their fish die.
30 Then their country was filled with frogs, even in the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 The Lord spoke and flies came, and gnats were everywhere in the country.
32 He made hail fall like rain and sent lightning through their land.
33 He struck down their grapevines and fig trees, and he destroyed every tree in the country.
34 He spoke and grasshoppers came; the locusts were too many to count.
35 They ate all the plants in the land and everything the earth produced.
36 The Lord also killed all the firstborn sons in the land, the oldest son of each family.

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




Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday Nomember 28, 2009 thought for the day


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Great Christians develop through great trials-
2-Priorities never come automatically, they must be developed-
3-Claim God's grace regardless-
4-We must forgive--even ourselves-
5-Our love for God causes us to depend on God which causes us to obey God-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Faith is like calories, you can't see it but you can see the results-

I'VE LEARNED-People are lonely because they build wall instead of bridges-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would Jesus have operated his father's carpenter shop after his father's death?
2-Did Jesus live with his mother and or siblings until starting his 3 year ministry?
3-When Joseph died, who supported Mary and her family?
4-Would Mary ever have remarried?
5-Why do we not know when Joseph died?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What was the first animal out of the ark?
Yesterday's answer-Enoch, after Cain's son (Genesis 4:17)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 105:16-25
16 God ordered a time of hunger in the land, and he destroyed all the food.
17 Then he sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18 They put chains around his feet and an iron ring around his neck.
19 Then the time he had spoken of came, and the the Lord's words proved that Joseph was right.
20 The king of Egypt sent for Joseph and freed him; the ruler of the people set him free.
21 He made him the master of his house; Joseph was in charge of his riches.
22 He could order the princes as he wished. He taught the older men to be wise.
23 Then his father Israel came to Egypt; Jacob live in Egypt.
24 The Lord made his people grow in number, and he made them stronger than their enemies.
25 He caused the Egyptians to hate his people and to make plans against his servants.

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





Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday November 27, 2009 thought for the day



ALL WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Over the long haul, it is impossible to give away more than you receive-
2-It is not where you are that counts, it is the direction you are heading-
3-The world loves things and uses people, the Christian loves people and use things-
4-Jesus warns against worry, not against work-
5-God does provide but we must work with what he has given us-

STRANGE THOUGHT-You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps-

I'VE LEARNED-Burn the candles, use the nice sheets. Don't save it for a special occasion for today is special-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did the Holy Family travel to Nazareth the same way they went to Egypt?
2-Could something that Jesus the carpenter have made still be in existence today?
3-Who was taking care of Mary when Jesus went into ministry?
4-How old was Jesus when Joseph dies?
5-How old was Mary when she died?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What was the first city called?
Yesterday's answer-Pharaoh (Genesis 41:42)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 105:8-15
8 He will keep his agreement forever; he will keep his promises always.
9 He will keep the agreement he made with Abraham and the promise he made to Isaac.
10 He made it a law for the people of Jacob; he made it an agreement with Israel to last forever.
11 The Lord said, "I will give you the land of Canaan and it will belong to you."
12 Then God's people were few in number. They were strangers in the land.
13 They went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another.
14 But the Lord did not let anyone hurt them; he warned kings not to harm them.
15 He said, "Don't touch my chosen people, and don't harm my prophets."

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




Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursday November 26, 2009 thought for the day


HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The hardest person to love is the one who needs your love the most-
2-A man is only as good as his word-
3-Faith is not intimidated by mountains-
4-Don't trade something crucial for something pleasing-
5-No place in the New Testament was Jesus ever asked for forgiveness, he always offered it-

STRANGE THOUGHT-When you are doing nothing you never know when you are done-

I'VE LEARNED-Faith always appears ridiculous to the skeptic-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What are angels primary function?
2-Did Herod the Great ever know that baby Jesus had escaped to Egypt?
3-Would the residents of Bethlehem have known it was baby Jesus that Herod the Great was trying to kill?
4-Would the residents of Bethlehem have known who their special resident was (baby Jesus)?
5-Who were the Samaritans and why did the Jews dislike them so much?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who wore the first ring?
Yesterday's answer-Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 105:1-7
1 Give thanks to the Lord and pray to him. Tell the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him; sing praises to him. Tell about all his miracles.
3 Be glad that you are his; let those who seek the Lord be happy.
4 Depend on the Lord and his strength; always go to him for help.
5 Remember the miracles he has done; remember his wonders and his decisions.
6 Your are descendants of his servant Abraham, the children of Jacob, his chosen people.
7 He is the Lord our God. His laws are for all the world.

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




Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday November 25, 2009 thought for the day



HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Changed people change situations-
2-Success is not the destination, it is the journey-
3-There is no future in thinking that things cannot be done-
4-You must see what you want before you get it-
5-The gospel does not explain the resurrection, the resurrection explains the gospel-

STRANGE THOUGHT-God gave us two ends-one to think with and the other to sit on--so it is heads you win and tails you lose-

I'VE LEARNED-Don't compare your life with others for you don't know what their journey is all about-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are angels only male?
2-How can you recognize an angel, or can you?
3-Do angels identify themselves when in contact with us?
4-Do we each have a guardian angel?
5-Are angels active in the world today?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the first priest mentioned in scripture?
Yesterday's answer-The serpent (Genesis 3:4)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 104:27-35
27 All these things depend on you to give them their food at the right time.
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up. When you open your hand, they are filled with good food.
29 When you turn away from them, they become frightened. When you take away their breath, they die and turn to dust.
30 When you breath on them, they are created, and you make the land new again.
31 May the glory of the Lord be forever. May the Lord enjoy what he has made.
32 He just looks at the earth, and it shakes. He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praises to my God as long as I live.
34 May my thoughts please him; I am happy in the Lord.
35 Let sinners be destroyed from the earth, and let the wicked live no longer. My whole being, praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

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



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday November 24, 2009 thought for the day

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Fear is worry in depth-
2-We are what we think-
3-What you picture yourself to be you will become-
4-Don't create a condition of lack-
5-Let gratitude be your attitude-

A STRANGE THOUGHT-An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have because the older she gets the more interested he is in her-

I'VE LEARNED-There is a world of difference between profession of faith and possession of the savior-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When were Mary's other children born?
2-How long of a trip was it to Egypt for the Holy Family?
3-Did Joseph and Mary ever tell others who Jesus was?
4-How many different angels are there?
5-Do all angels have names?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who told the first lie?
Yesterday's answer-Rebekah (Genesis 24:65)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 104:19-26
19 You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun always knows when to set.
20 You make it dark, and it becomes night. Then all the wild animals creep around.
21 The lions roar as they attack. They look to God for food.
22 When the sun rises, they leave and go back to their dens to lie down.
23 Then people go to work and work until evening.
24 Lord, you have made many things; with your wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of your riches.
25 Look at the sea, so big and wide, with creatures large and small that cannot be counted.
26 Ships travel over the ocean, and there is the sea monster Leviathan, which you made to play there.

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






Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday November 23, 2009 thought for the day


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Friends are those we can turn to knowing that being with them is like coming home-
2-The Bible will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from the Bible-
3-The good things in life we usually must pay for in advance--the evil things we do we generally pay of on the installment plan-
4-To be led gently we must follow willingly-
5-Every problem contains the seeds to its own solution-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Why is the store called "Toys R US" when the people who work there aren't toys?

I'VE LEARNED-Your concept of sin is based on your concept of God-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Where did the Holy Family live in Egypt?
2-How did Joseph know how to make the trip to Egypt and where to go?
3-What did Joseph do with the Magi's gifts?
4-How did the Holy Family live in Egypt?
5-When did Mary and Joseph's family first get to see Jesus?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who wore the first bridal veil?
Yesterday's answer-Simon Peter (John 1:42)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 104:10-18
10 You make springs pour into the ravines; they flow between the mountains.
11 They water all the wild animals; the wild donkeys come there to drink.
12 Wild birds make nests by the water; they sing among the tree branches.
13 You water the mountains from above. The earth is full of the things you made.
14 You make the grass for cattle and vegetables for the people. You make food grow from the earth.
15 You give us wine that makes happy hearts and olive oil that makes our faces shine. You give us bread that gives us strength.
16 The Lord's trees have plenty of water; they are the cedars of Lebanon, which he planted.
17 The birds make their nests there; the stork's home is in the fir trees.
18 The high mountains belong to the wild goats. The rocks are hiding places for the badgers.

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




Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday November 22, 2009 thought for the day


AN INTERESTING PHOTO

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Faith does not solve problems, it masters them-
2-Thanksgiving-going from plea to praise-
3-If you let God guide, he will provide-
4-The more successful you become, the more detractors you will have-
5-We receive Jesus by faith, but we live for him by being and doing-

STRANGE THOUGHT-If ignorance is bliss then I must be the happiest thingamjig in the watchamacallit-

I'VE LEARNED-The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When an angel told Joseph to take his family and leave Bethlehem, why didn't he have them return to Nazareth?
2-Since the Holy Family left Bethlehem at night, how did they travel and were they alone or with other travelers?
3-How long did the Holy Family live in Egypt before returning to Nazareth?
4-How was Joseph convinced that Mary's son Jesus was by the Holy Spirit and not another man?
5-Which angel told Joseph to take his family to Egypt?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the first disciple chosen by Jesus?
Yesterday's answer-Othniel (Judges 3:9)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 104:1-9
1 My whole being, praise the Lord. Lord my God, you are very great. You are clothed with glory and majesty;
2 you wear light like a robe. You stretch out the skies like a tent.
3 You build your room above the clouds. You make the clouds your chariot, and you ride on the wings of the wind.
4 You make the winds your messengers, and flames of fire are your servants.
5 You build the earth on its foundations so it can never be moved.
6 You covered the earth with oceans; the water was above the mountains.
7 But at your command, the water rushed away. When you thundered your orders, it hurried away.
8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank. The water went to the places you made for it.
9 You set borders for the seas that they cannot cross, so water will never cover the earth again.

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




Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday November 20, 2009 thought for the day



A PRETTY SUNRISE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When you give God your best, the best will come back to you-
2-Moral decline increases with increased comfort-
3-The longer you look at a problem, the bigger it gets-
4-The soul is like the body, it loves on what it is fed-
5-When someone strikes out at you it is often a cry for help-

STRANGE THOUGHT-If you think you are too small to make a difference, you've never had a mosquito in your bedroom-

I'VE LEARNED-Keeping away from the mire is better than washing it off-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would Joseph and Mary's friends and neighbors have wondered what was so special about the Holy Family?
2-Did the Magi's gifts represent or symbolize something special?
3-Would the Magi have been able to communicate with words with he Holy Family?
4-Was the gift of myrrh symbolic of the suffering savior and a prophecy of what was to become of Jesus?
5-Was the myrrh given as a gift by the magi the same kind of myrrh mixed with vinegar offered to Jesus on the cross?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the first judge of Israel?
Yesterday's answer-Cain (Genesis 4:12)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 103:13-22
13 The Lord has mercy on those who respect him, as a father has mercy on his children.
14 He knows how we were made; he remembers that we are dust.
15 Human life is like grass; we grow like a flower in the field.
16 After the wind blows, the flower is gone, and there is no sign of where it was.
17 But the Lord's love for those who respect him continues forever and ever, and his goodness continues to their grandchildren
18 and to those who keep his agreement and who remember to obey his orders.
19 The Lord has set his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over everything.
20 You who are his angels, praise the Lord. You are the mighty warriors who do what he says and who obey his voice.
21 You, his armies, praise the Lord; you are his servants who do what he wants.
22 Everything the Lord has made should praise him in all the places he rules. My whole being, praise the Lord.

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




Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday November 19, 2009 thought for the day



A PRETTY SUNSET

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Only when I have forgiven the person who hurt me can I be truly free-
2-If you do not stand firm in your faith you will not stand at all-
3-I don't want to be stirred, I want to be changed-
4-Servants of love---people who are there when they are rally needed-
5-Confession should only go as far as the sin has gone-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Wrinkles are something everyone else has. You have character lines-

I'VE LEARNED-We build a new tomorrow on the plans we make today-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Jesus's earthly grandparents ever meet him?
2-Why were the 3 gifts chosen by the magi to give to Jesus?
3-Wouldn't Joseph and Mary have been shocked by the magi visit?
4-Wouldn't the magi's arrival in Bethlehem have caused quite a stir in the city?
5-What would Joseph and Mary's friends and neighbors have thought about the magi visit?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the first single man to be exiled?
Yesterday's answer-Rachel (Genesis 29:9)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 103:1-12
1 My whole being, praise the Lord; all my being, praise his holy name.
2 My whole being, praise the Lord and do not forget all his kindnesses.
3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
4 He saves my life from the grave and loads me with love and mercy.
5 He satisfies me with good things and makes me young again, like the eagle.
6 The Lord does what is right and fair for all who are wronged by others.
7 He showed his ways to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord shows mercy and is kind. He does not become angry quickly, and he has great love.
9 He will not always accuse us and he will not be angry forever.
10 He has not punished us as our sins should be punished; he has not repaid us for the evil we have done.
11 As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is his love for those who respect him.
12 He has taken our sins away from us as far as the east is from the west.

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


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday November 18, 2009 thought for the day



A PRETTY SUNSET

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God and I = enough-
2-Even if God doesn't make sense, he is still there-
3-The grace for tomorrow will be given tomorrow-
4-Don't worry about tomorrow, God is already there-
5-God's day never ends in the night-

STRANGE THOUGHT-I'm not purfect, buy no means-

I'VE LEARNED-Tough times never last, tough people do-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What did Joseph and Mary do with the magi's gifts?
2-How long did the magi stay with the Holy Family?
3-Did the magi come to worship the Christ child or was there another reason?
4-How much of each gift was given to Jesus by the magi?
5-Would any of Joseph and Mary's family have come to visit them while living in Bethlehem?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the first shepherdess?
Yesterday's answer-Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 102:16-28
16 The Lord will rebuild Jerusalem; there his glory will be seen.
17 He will answer the prayers of the needy; he will not reject their prayers.
18 Write these things for the future so that people who are not yet born will praise the Lord.
19 The Lord looked down from his holy place above; from heaven he looked down at the earth.
20 He heard the moans of the prisoners, and he freed those sentenced to die.
21 The name of the Lord will be heard in Jerusalem; his praise will be heard there.
22 People will come together, and kingdoms will serve the Lord.
23 God has made me tired of living; he has cut short my life.
24 So I said, "My God, do not take me in the middle of my life. Your years go on and on.
25 In the beginning you made the earth, and your hands made the skies.
26 They will be destroyed, but you will remain. They will all wear out like clothes.
27 But you never change, and your life will never end.
28 Our children will live in your presence,and their children will remain with you."

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



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday November 17, 2009 thought for the day


A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Excellence always costs just a little more-
2-If you must be blue, be a bright blue-
3-Forgiveness is the most rewarding therapy-
4-When we come to the end we also come to a new beginning-
5-God doesn't promise to explain the events of our lives, only to be present in the midst of them-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Take everything in moderation, including moderation-

I'VE LEARNED-To change your feelings change what you are thinking-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Were the Magi familiar with Jewish scriptures?
2-Why did God have men from so far away come to see the Christ Child?
3-Why did the Magi bring such expensive gifts?
4-What would Joseph and Mary have thought about a visit from wealthy visitors and their gifts?
5-Would Mary have had any more children before the Magi came?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who were the first foreign missionaries?
Yesterday's answer-Saul (1 Samuel 10:1)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 102:1-15
1 Lord, listen to my prayer; let my cry for help come to you.
2 Do not hide from me in my time of trouble. Pay attention to me. When I cry for help, answer me quickly.
3 My life is passing away like smoke, and my bones are burned up with fire.
4 My heart is like grass that has been cut and dried. I forget to eat.
5 Because of my grief, my skin hangs on my bones.
6 I am like a desert owl, like an owl living among the ruins.
7 I lie awake. I am like a lonely bird on a house top.
8 All day long enemies insult me; those who make fun of me use my name as a curse.
9 I eat ashes for food, and my tears fall into my drinks.
10 Because of your great anger, you have picked me up and thrown me away.
11 My days are like a passing shadow; I am like dried grass.
12 But, Lord you rule forever, and your fame goes on and on.
13 You will come and have mercy on Jerusalem, because the time has now come to be kind to her; the right time has come.
14 Your servants love even her stones; they even care about her dust.
15 Nations will fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings on earth will honor you.

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



Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday November 16, 2009 thought for today



A PRETTY PICTURE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The result of truth heard depends on the condition of the heart-
2-In marriage, being the right person is more important than finding the right person-
3-When there is love in the home there is joy in the heart-
4-Each friendship begins with "hello!"
5-A smile is a curve that straightens things out-

STRANGE THOUGHT-It is never wise to let any piece of electronic equipment know that you are in a hurry-

I'VE LEARNED-The same God who was in your yesterday is in your today and also in your tomorrow-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1- Why did the Magi think the star had any importance?
2-Did the Magi know what they would find at the end of their journey?
3-Did the Magi know before starting that they would end up in Bethlehem?
4-Did the Magi know how long their journey would take?
5-Would the Magi have gone on their journey if they had known they would be gone a total of 4 years (2 years going and 2 years returning)?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the first king of Israel?
Yesterday's answer-The river turns to blood (Exodus 7:14-24)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 101
1 I will sing of your love and fairness; Lord, I will sing praises to you.
2 I will be careful to live an innocent life. When will you come to me? I will live an innocent life in my house.
3 I will not look at anything wicked. I hate those who turn against you; they will not be found near me.
4 Let those who want to do wrong stay away from me; I have nothing to do with evil.
5 If anyone secretly says things against his neighbor, I will stop him. I will not allow people to be proud and look down on others.
6 I will look for trustworthy people so I can live with them in the land. Only those who live innocent lives will be my servants.
7 No one who is dishonest will live in my house; no liars will stay around me.
8 Every morning I will destroy the wicked in the land. I will rid the Lord's city of people who do evil.

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



Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday November 15, 2009 thought for the day



A PRETTY SUNRISE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Kindness is Christianity with it's work clothes on-
2-The nail pierced hands of Jesus reveal the love filled heart of God-
3-Feelings are always a result of what we are thinking-
4-Christians should put their faith into application and not into discussion-
5-Emotion cannot separate reality from fantasy-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Why were so many Civil War battles fought in national parks?

I'VE LEARNED-Love reduces friction to a fraction-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did the holy family stay in Bethlehem for at least two years after Jesus was born and not return to Nazareth?
2-Is it incorrect to show the Magi at the manger scene as we do today and if so why do we do it?
3-Why did King Herod fear the news of a "new born" king?
4-Did anyone besides the Magi see the star or notice anything unusual about it?
5-How do you follow a star?

BIBLE TRIVIA What was the first of the ten plagues of Egypt?
Yesterday's answer-Cana (John 2:1-11)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 100
1 Shout to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Serve the Lord with joy; come before him with singing.
3 Know that the Lord is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep he tends.
4 Come into his city with songs of thanksgiving and into his courtyards with songs of praise. Thank him and praise his name.
5 The Lord is good. His love is forever, and his loyalty goes on and on.

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



Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday November 14, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY SUNRISE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Even if you are on the right track, you won't get anywhere if you just sit there-
2-No one knows of your honesty unless you leave them some samples-
3-Do what you can where you are, with what you have-
4-The Christian's future is as bright as the promises of God-
5-The true Christian's prayer--Lord, thy will be done, nothing more, nothing less and nothing else-

STRANGE THOUGHT-The high cost of living isn't anything like the cost of living high-

I'VE LEARNED-It is far better to forgive and forget than to resent and remember-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why was there no more information about the magi after they left Jesus and returned home-
2-Did the Star first lead the magi to Jerusalem and then on to Bethlehem?
3-Why did the magi stop to talk to King Herod if the star was leading them where to go?
4-After the star led the magi to baby Jesus, did it dim, burn out or just move on?
5-Did the magi see a baby Jesus or a toddler?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Where did Jesus work his first miracle?
Yesterday's answer-Abraham (Genesis 20:7)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 99
1 The Lord is king. Let the peoples shake with fear. He sits between the gold creatures with wings. Let the earth shake.
2 The Lord in Jerusalem is great; he is supreme over all the peoples.
3 Let them praise your name; it is great, holy and to be feared.
4 The King is powerful and loves justice. Lord, you made things fair; you have done what is fair and right for the people of Jacob.
5 Praise the Lord our God, and worship at the Temple, his footstool he is holy.
6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, and Samuel was among his worshipers. They called to the Lord, and he answered them.
7 He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud. They kept the rules and laws he gave them.
8 Lord our God, you answered them. You showed them that you are a forgiving God, but you punished them for their wrongs.
9 Praise the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain, because the Lord our God is holy.

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




Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday November 13, 2009 thought for the day


AN INTERESTING PHOTO

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The seed of wrong doing may be sown in secret but the harvest cannot be concealed-
2-In God's book of remembrance, "faithful" and "famous" are the same word-
3-Remembering who you are will affect what you are-
4-He who loves much does much-
5-Real love is helping someone for Jesus' sake who can never return the favor-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Stable relationships are for horses-

I'VE LEARNED-Contentment comes not from greater wealth but from fewer wants-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why didn't King Herod go with the magi to find Jesus?
2-Would King Herod have known who the magi were?
3-Who were the magi-wise men or astronomers from the east,religious leaders from a group in Persia, etc.
4-Did King Herod fear the magi?
5-Did the magi want to make Jesus king of their own land?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who is the first prophet mentioned in the bible?
Yesterday's answer-Ruth

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 98
1 Sing to the Lord a new song, because he has done miracles. By his right hand and holy arm he has won the victory.
2 The Lord has made know his power to save, he has shown the other nations his victory for his people.
3 He has remembered his love and his loyalty to the people of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen God's power to save.
4 Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth; burst into songs and make music.
5 Make music to the Lord with harps, with harps and the sound of singing.
6 Blow the trumpets and the sheep's horns, shout for joy to the Lord the King.
7 Let the sea and everything in it shout, let the world and everyone in it sing.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy.
9 Let them sing before the Lord, because he is coming to judge the world. He will judge the world fairly, he will judge the people with fairness.

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





Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday November 11, 2009 thought for the day


Pretty fall picture

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Nothing is worth more than a mother's love except God's love-
2-We can only give to others what we ourselves have-
3-At the heart of every family is a grandparent's special love-
4-If you don't understand my silence you will not understand my words-
5-Hearing the word of God is nothing, receiving it is everything-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Skating on thin ice can get you in hot water-

I'VE LEARNED-Don't be a nit picker, be a plank puller-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did the Magi know where the star would lead them?
2-How long and how far had the Magi traveled?
3-Would the Magi have left on their journey if they had known how long and far it would be?
4-Did the Magi travel alone or with a group of travelers?
5-How many Magi were there who saw baby Jesus?

Bible Trivia-Who was the first hunter?
Yesterday's answer-Cain (Genesis 20:7)

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 96:7-13
7 Praise the Lord, all nations on earth; praise the Lord's glory and power.
8 Praise the glory of the Lord's name. Bring an offering and come into his Temple courtyards.
9 Worship the Lord because he is holy. Tremble before him, everyone on earth.
10 Tell the nations, "The Lord is king." the earth is set, and it cannot be moved. He will judge the people fairly.
11 Let the skies rejoice and the earth be glad; let the sea and everything in it shout.
12 Let the fields and everything in them rejoice. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
13 before the Lord, because he is coming. He is coming to judge the world; he will judge the world with fairness and the peoples with truth.

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




Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday November 10, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL PICTURE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Pain is inevitable, misery is optional-
2-He who is not busy being born is busy dying-
3-You cannot unscramble eggs-
4-Love is not love until you give it away-
5-Winners aren't quitters and quitters aren't winners-

STRANGE THOUGHT-If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious-

I'VE LEARNED-Don't punish in anger, discipline in love-

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did the religious leaders not recognize Jesus birth as the fulfillment of the many prophecies concerning it?
2-Why do the Jews of today not accept Jesus as their Messiah?
3-Did the Magi see a single star or an alignment of stars that made it appear so bright?
4-How did the Magi know they were to follow the star?
5-Why did the Magi want to follow the star?

BIBLE TRIVIA-Who built the first city?
Yesterday's answer-Esther, whose real name was Hadassah-

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 96:1-6
1 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing to the Lord and praise his name; every day tell how he saves us.
3 Tell the nations of his glory; tell all peoples the miracles he does,
4 because the Lord is great; he should be praised at all times. He should be honored more than all the gods,
5 because all the gods of the nations are only idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
6 The Lord has glory and majesty; he has power and beauty in his Temple.

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