Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday January 31, 2010 thought for the day

LOTS OF SNOW--
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Jesus is already in my tomorrow-
2-The grace of God comes from the love of God-
3-I believe that I may know-
4-Discipleship is willingness to go wherever the spirit of God leads-
5-The righteousness of God has its expression in the law of God-
STRANGE THOUGHT
1-The worst thing about accidents in the kitchen is eating them
I'VE LEARNED-Growing old beats the alternative of dying young-
DID YOU KNOW-President John F. Kennedy could read four newspaper in twenty minutes-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does the church expect people to be saved in a predetermined and similar way?
2-Is religious activity becoming a substitute for Christian living?
3-Even as Christians, do we often disobey God's Word--have we then sinned?
4-Are some sins more grievous than others?
5-Do all sins have the same consequences?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What city did King Jeroboam use as his capital when the northern tribes split from the southern tribes?
Yesterday's answer-Samuel (1 Samuel 8-10)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 125
1 Those who trust the Lord are like Mount Zion, which sits unmoved forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, the Lord surrounds his people now and forever.
3 The wicked will not rule over those who do right. If they did, the people who do right might use their power to do evil.
4 Lord, be good to those who are good, whose hearts are honest.
5 But, Lord, when you remove those who do evil, also remove those who stop following you. Let there be peace in Israel.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday January 30, 2010 thought for the day

LOOKS VERY COLD!!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Prayer isn't overcoming God's reluctance, it is laying hold of his highest willingness-
2-Take your setback and turn it into a comeback-
3-God loves you even if you deny he exists-
4-God should not be first in your life---he should be your life-
5-Worry is being anxious about something in the future-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Your emotion and your knowledge are related, for the less you know the hotter you get-
I'VE LEARNED-God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do-
DID YOU KNOW-President Harry Truman's middle name was just S and was not short for anything. His parents could not decide between two different names beginning with S.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can someone else be a Christian and do something we don't approve of?
2-Can you become a Christian through confirmation?
3-As long as someone asks Jesus into their heart, says the sinners prayer, signs a decision card or follows the four spiritual laws, are they then a part of God's family?
4-Should we take someone's initial positive response to the gospel as absolute assurance they are saved?
5-How much does raising your hand or walking down an aisle to an altar have to do with becoming saved?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What man violently protested having a king in Israel, though he himself anointed the first two kings?
Yesterdays's answer-Nadab (1 Kings 15:26-27)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 124
1 What if the Lord had not been on our side?
2 What if the Lord had not been on our side when we were attacked?
3-When they were angry with us, they would have swallowed us alive.
4 They would have been like a flood drowning us; they would have poured over us like a river.
5 They would have swept us away like a mighty stream.
6 Praise the Lord, who did not let them chew us up.
7 We escaped like a bird from the hunter's trap.
8 Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday January 29, 2010 thought for the day

PRETTY WINTER SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If we want to make ends meet, we need to get off ours and go out and meet it-
2-Mountain tops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys-
3-Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought-
4-Life is not a candle, it is a burning torch to be passed on-
5-Trust is faith in action-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Money can't buy you friends, but it gets you a better class of enemy-
I'VE LEARNED-Cooperation can only be reached if we work together-
DID YOU KNOW-When first lady Eleanor Roosevelt received an alarming number or threatening letters soon after her husband became president at the height of the Depression, the secret service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is the criteria to being a Christian?
2-Is it possible the church is full of people who aren't Christian and don't know it?
3-Should becoming a Christian be made more difficult to ensure people know what they are doing and not just making an emotional expression?
4-Should becoming a Christian be made easier so more people would want to be included?
5-How can we determine whether another person is a Christian or do we have the ability to judge that?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What King of Israel reigned only two years and was murdered while he was fighting against the Philistines?
Yesterday's answer-Abijah (1 Kings 15:6)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 123
1 Lord, I look upward to you, you who live in heaven.
2-Slaves depend on their masters, and a female servant depends on her mistress. In the same way, we depend on the Lord our God; we wait for him to show us mercy.
3 Have mercy on us, Lord. Have mercy on us, because we have been insulted.
4 We have suffered many insults from lazy people and much cruelty from the proud.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday January 28, 2010 thought for the day


LOOKS LIKE THIS AT MY HOUSE!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-People on the way down always blame someone else-
2-Old age is the price you pay for maturity-
3-God, you can open or close doors so help me to test each one to see which one opens-
4-The greatest ability is stickability-
5-There are people who need us and don't even know it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Don't be afraid of pressure for pressure is what turns a lump of coal into a diamond-
I'VE LEARNED-Always choose life!!!
DID YOU KNOW-Herbert Hoover was the first U.S. President to have a telephone in his office-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does it mean to pray without ceasing? How do you do it?
2-Can we worship God through the daily routine of living?
3-Is the fruit of salvation actions or intentions?
4-Can you be a Christian and be proud?
5-If we prophesy, cast out demons, do wonders all in the name of Jesus, isn't that doing the will of God?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king was confronted by the prophet Nathan because of his adulterous affair?
YESTERDAY'S ANSWER-Jeroboam (1 Kings 11:26-40)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY- PSALM 122
1 I was happy when they said to me, "Let's go to the Temple of the Lord."
2 Jerusalem, we are standing at your gates.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city with the buildings close together.
4 The tribes go up there, the tribes who belong to the Lord. It is the rule in Israel to praise the Lord at Jerusalem.
5 There the descendants of David set their thrones to judge the people.
6 Pray for the peace in Jerusalem: "May those who love her be safe.
7 May there be peace within her walls and safety within her strong towers."
8 To help my relatives and friends I say, "Let Jerusalem have peace."
9 For the sake of the Temple of the Lord our God, I wish good for her.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday January 27, 2010 thought for the day

THE TOP OF A CHRISTMAS TREE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-See it big, keep it simple-
2-Stress comes into my life only when I let it-
3-Dear God-You are right, all things are possible!-
4-For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness-
5-If you think you can, if you think you can't, either way you are right-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A chip on the shoulder means there is wood higher up-
I'VE LEARNED-Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple-
DID YOU KNOW-President Woodrow Wilson is the only president who has held a Ph.D. Degree-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there such a thing as passive worship?
2-Is your relationship with God that of a friendship?
3-What was the old testament God to man relationship?
4-What does it mean that God wants to be your "friend"?
5-What was the relationship of Jesus and his disciples-friends, master-servant,teacher-student,God-man?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Which one of Solomon's officials, had his reign over Israel foretold by the prophet Ahijah?
Yesterday's answer-Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:10-18)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY- PSALM 121
1 I look up to the hills, but where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let you be defeated. He who guards you never sleeps.
4 He who guards Israel never rests or sleeps.
5 The Lord guards you. The Lord is the shade that protects you from the sun.
6 The sun cannot hurt you during the day, and the moon cannot hurt you at night.
7 The Lord will protect you from all dangers; he will guard your life.
8 The Lord will guard you as you come and go, both now and forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday January 26, 2010 thought for the day

A PRETTY WINTER SCENE

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We become what we think-
2-Tradition should make roots not ruts-
3-We react with emotion and we respond with intelligence-
4-Worry is praying for that which you don't want-
5-God only made one of us-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Don't live on the reputation of the reputation you might have made-
I'VE LEARNED-When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer--
DID YOU KNOW-President Woodrow Wilson wrote all of his speeches in longhand-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can our spirits be anyplace our bodies are not?
2-Why do we sing "Onward Christian Soldiers" and then go AWOL the next day-
3-Can you praise God and promote yourself at the same time?
4-How do you worship God with all your strength?
5-Can true worship sometimes be an act of your will?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king had a strange dream about an enormous, fruitful tree that was suddenly chopped down with only a dry stump left?
Yesterday's answer-Shishak (1 Kings 11:40)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY- PSALM 120
1 When I was in trouble, I called to the Lord, and he answered me.
2 Lord, save me from liars and from those who plan evil.
3 You who plan evil, what will God do to you? How will he punish you?
4 He will punish you with the sharp arrows of a warrior and with burning coals of wood.
5 How terrible it is for me to live in the land of Meshech, to live among the people of Kedar.
6 I have lived too long with people who hate peace.
7 When I talk peace, they want war.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday January 25, 2010 thought for the day

BRRRRRR
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You don't have to worry about job burnout if you let the job set you on fire-
2-Thank you God for giving me this new day especially since I loused up yesterday so bad-
3-Don't be so afraid of doing bad that you don't have time to do good-
4-You only have one chance to make the first impression-
5-We give so much attention to our problems and not enough to the solutions-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A man doesn't get lost, he discovers alternate destinations-
I'VE LEARNED-It is never too late to have a happy childhood, but the second one is up to you and no one else-
DID YOU KNOW-President William Taft got stuck in his bathtub on his inauguration day and had to be pried out by his attendants. He had a special, reinforced steel dining chair.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does "vain repetition" mean?
2-Why are there so many different names for God in scripture?
3-Why are we instructed to praise God's name?
4-How do we offer to God our bodies as living sacrifices?
5-Why is it considered an act of worship to offer our bodies as living sacrifices-
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Egyptian king gave refuge to Jeroboam when he fled from Solomon?
Yesterday's answer-Solomon (1 Kings 3:1)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:169-176
169 Hear my cry to you, Lord. Let your word help me understand.
170 Listen to my prayer; save me as you promised.
171 Let me speak your praise, because you have taught me your demands.
172 Let me sing about your promises, because all your commands are fair.
173 Give me your helping hand, because I have chosen your commands.
174 I want you to save me, Lord. I love your teaching.
175 Let me live so I can praise you, and let your laws help me.
176 I have wandered like a lost sheep. Look for your servant, because I have not forgotten your commands.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday January 24, 2010 thought for the day

WINTER
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Love, like bread, should be made fresh daily-
2-You can't spell good without go, you can't spell God without go, you can't spell gospel without go-
3-You have the solutions to the problems you create. So deal with it now-
4-There is health and healing in excitement-
5-Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Life's tragedy is that we get too soon old and too late smart-
I'VE LEARNED-Life is too short for pity parties, get busy living-
DID YOU KNOW-President Theodore Roosevelt wrote thirty seven books-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is it worship when you are emotionally moved by a piece of Christian music?
2-What style of music is best for worshipping?
3-Does God expect us all to worship him in the same way?
4-Is there one best way to draw close to God?
5-How do we love God with all our mind?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What wise king made an alliance with Egypt when he married the pharaoh's daughter?
Yesterday's answer-Adonijah (1 Kings 1:5-53)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:161-168
161 Leaders attack me for no reason, but I fear your law in my heart.
162 I am as happy over your promises as if I had found a great treasure.
163 I hate and despise lies, but I love your teachings.
164 Seven times a day I praise you for your fair laws.
165 Those who love your teaching will find true peace, and nothing will defeat them.
166 I am waiting for you to save me, Lord.
167 I obey your rules, and I love them very much.
168 I obey you orders and rules, because you know everything I do.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday January 23, 2010 thought for the day


A PRETTY WINTER PICTURE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If a Christian is worried, frustrated or upset about money, God is not in control-
2-There is more to life than increasing it's speed-
3-Footprints in the sands of time are not made sitting down-
4-No need to worry about the future, God is already there-
5-To be successful you have to be easy to start and hard to stop-
STRANGE THOUGHT-It is bad luck to be superstitious-
I'VE LEARNED-Everything can change in a blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks-
DID YOU KNOW-President Theodore Roosevelt was the first to announce to the world that Maxwell House coffee is "Good to the last drop."
5 things I want to know-
1-Should worship be from your emotions or intellect?
2-How does God want us to worship him?
3-Is sincerity enough in living the Christian life?
4-Can we worship God and not show emotion?
5-Is it possible to pray for the salvation of a lost family member and not be broken hearted?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What man, David's oldest son, tried to make himself king of Israel?
Yesterday's answer-Isaiah (24:21-22)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:153-160
153 See my suffering and rescue me, because I have not forgotten your teachings.
154 Argue my case and save me. Let me live by your promises.
155 Wicked people are far from being saved, because they do not want your demands.
156 Lord, you are very kind; give me life by your laws.
157 Many enemies are after me, but I have not rejected your rules.
158 I see traitors, and I hate them, because they do not obey what you say.
159 See how I love your orders. Lord, give me life by your love.
160 Your words are true from the start, and all your laws will be fair forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 thought for the day


WINTER
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When friends meet, hearts warm-
2-When you deny the problem, you also deny the cure-
3-God never promises going home would be easy, just worth it-
4-Life is fragile, handle with prayer-
5-God is forgiving but don't pay dare-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Whenever you point a finger at someone the other 3 are pointing back at you-
I'VE LEARNED-If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it-
DID YOU KNOW-In 1912, after being shot in the chest, Theodore Roosevelt finished a speech he was delivering before he accepted any medical help-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is it swearing when you say "Oh my God!"?
2-Is there a right and a wrong way to worship?
3-What does it mean to "worship God in truth"?
4-How do we "worship in spirit"?
5-What is our spirit that we must worship God with?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet had a vision of a time when the Lord would gather the kings of the earth together and put them all in a pit?
Yesterday's answer-Hiram (2 Samuel 5:11)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PASLM 119:145-152
145 Lord, I call to you with all my heart. Answer me, and I will keep your demands.
146 I call to you. Save me so I can obey your rules.
147 I wake up early in the morning and cry out. I hope in your word.
148 I stay awake all night so I can think about your promises.
149 Listen to me because of your love; Lord, give me life by your laws.
150 Those who love evil are near, but they are far from your teaching.
151 But, Lord, you are also near, and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago I learned from your rules that you made them to continue forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, January 21, 2010

ThursdayJanuary 21, 2010 thought for the day

A COLD WINTER SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The greatest oak tree was once a little nut that held it's ground-
2-Nothing puts feeling into prayer like a good reason for praying it-
3-When wrestling with restlessness, remember the benefits of patience-
4-A rich man is one whose children love him-
5-Good character like good soup is usually homemade-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Dogs aren't good dancers because they have 2 left feet-
I'VE LEARNED-It is okay to let your children cry-
DID YOU KNOW-President Grover Cleveland was a draft dodger. He hired someone to enter the service in his place, for which he was ridiculed by his political opponent, James G Blaine. It was soon discovered, however, that Blaine had done the same thing himself-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How often should Christians take communion?
2-Why did Jesus call the people "evil doers" when they had done such miraculous deeds in his name?
3-Is communion a means of grace for forgiveness of sin?
4-Should communion be open to non members of your church group?
5-Should the church tithe it's income to other ministries?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Tyre sent cedar logs and craftsmen to King David?
Yesterday's answer-King Herod (Luke 23:8)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:137-144
137 Lord, you do what is right, and your laws are fair.
138 The rules you commanded are right and completely trustworthy.
139 I am so upset I am worn out, because my enemies have forgotten your words.
140 Your promises are proven, so I your servant, love them.
141 I am unimportant and hated, but I have not forgotten your orders.
142 Your goodness continues forever, and your teaching are true.
143 I have had troubles and misery, but I love your commands.
144 Your rules are always good. Help me understand so I can live.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday January 20, 2010 thought for the day


BRRRRR----
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Make the least of the worst and the most of the best-
2-If you want a place in the sun you've got to put up with a few blisters-
3-A bird does not sing because it wants to be heard, it sings because it has a song-
4-Courage is being scared to death and yet doing it anyway-
5-Each lap of the Christian race is different from the previous one-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You are getting old when you realize your parents were right about almost everything-
I'VE LEARNED-When it comes to chocolate, pizza and buffets, resistance is futile-
DID YOU KNOW-President James Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other, simultaneously-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there a formula for salvation?
2-Is a "conversion experience" necessary to receive salvation?
3-Is an emotional response to the gospel dependable?
4-What role should self examination play in our spiritual lives?
5-How does God's spirit bear witness with our spirit?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king wanted to see miracles when the arrested Jesus was sent to him?
Yesterday's answer-David (1 Samuel 16:6-13)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:129-136
129 Your rules are wonderful. That is why I keep them.
130 Learning your words gives wisdom and understanding for the foolish.
131 I am nearly out of breath. I really want to learn your commands.
132 Look at me and have mercy on me as you do for those who love you.
133 Guide my steps as you promised; don't let any sin control me.
134 Save me from harmful people so I can obey your orders.
135 Show your kindness to me, your servant. Teach me your demands.
136 Tears stream from my eyes, because people do not obey your teachings.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday January 19, 2010 thought for the day


PRETTY WINTER SETTING
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Inner convictions can withstand any outward pressure-
2-You can't hear good things too often-
3-"Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart"-
4-Love is a basket with 5 loaves and 2 fish, it is never enough until you start to give it away-
5-God always brings a crises in your life to get you to change directions-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Honk if you love Jesus and text while driving if you want to meet him-
I'VE LEARNED-Cry with someone, it is more healing than crying alone-
DID YOU KNOW-The annual White House Easter egg roll was started by president Rutherford B Hayes in 1878-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus mention a Levite and a priest in his parable of the good Samaritan?
2-Why does persecution cause Christianity to grow and spread?
3-Are people moved to Jesus by emotion or conviction?
4-Is confirmation a conversion experience?
5-In the final analysis, what determines our eternal destiny?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What shepherd boy, the youngest of eight sons, was anointed by Samuel in front of his brothers?
Yesterdays answer-Achish of Gath (1 Samuel 21: 10)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:121-128
121 I have done what is fair and right. Don't leave me to those who wrong me.
122 Promise that you will help me,. Your servant. Don't let proud people wrong me.
123 My eyes are tired from looking for your salvation and for your good promise.
124 Show your love to me, your servant, and teach me your demands.
125 I am your servant. Give me wisdom so I can understand your rules.
126 Lord, it is time for you to do something, because people have disobeyed your teachings.
127 I love your commands more than the purest gold.
128 I respect all your orders, so I hate lying ways.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday January 18, 2010 thought for the day


WHAT DO I DO NOW?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Home-where we are treated the best and complain the most-
2-We must like ourselves before we can love others-
3-Don't go through life always listening to what other people want you to do-
4-We may not get back what we once had but we can begin something new and better-
5-You become what you are around-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Where am I going and why am I in this hand basket?
I'VE LEARNED-When in doubt, just take the next small step-
DID YOU KNOW-President Abraham Lincoln died in the same bed that had been occupied by his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why would the disciples have needed a treasurer? Where would the money have come from?
2-Why did the disciples suddenly worry about who would be the greatest in Jesus' new kingdom? Were they serving Jesus for the wrong reason?
3-What is "Jesus' kingdom"?
4-Why do people turn away so easily from God to follow false religions?
5-Who were the Samaritans and why were they hated so?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Philistine king did David seek refuge with when he fled from Saul?
Yesterday's answer-Solomon (Song of Solomon 1:1)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:116-120
116 Support me as you promised so I can live. Don't let me be embarrassed because of my hopes.
117 Help me, and I will be saved. I will always respect your demands.
118 You reject those who ignore your demands, because their lies mislead them.
119 You throw away the wicked of the world like trash. So I will love your rules.
120 I shake in fear of you; I respect your laws.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sundau January 17, 2010 thought for the day



WAY TOO MUCH SNOW!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The same father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either he will shield you from problems or he will give you unfailing support to deal with it. Be at peace then and put aside all anxious thoughts and worries-
2-Victory is won not in my struggle but in my surrender-
3-Every Bible miracle always begins with a problem and results from obedience-
4-Faith is a better guide than reason. Reason can go only so far but faith has no limits-
5-The Christian life is a marathon race, not a sprint-
STRANGE THOUGHT-My last job was at Starbucks but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind-
I've learned-The less time I have to get something done, the more I get done-
DID YOU KNOW-A short time before president Abraham Lincoln's assassination, he dreamed he was going to die, and he related his dream to the Senate.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is all the information we have about the Bible correct?
2-Why was there a transfiguration, and for whose benefit was it?
3-In the Bible, how many times has the voice of God been heard speaking?
4-Will there be Christians found on the earth when Jesus returns?
5-Why did Jesus have Peter to go fishing to catch a fish with a coin in it's mouth in order to pay the temple tax. Judas was the treasurer, didn't he have the money to do so?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What much married king is considered the author of the Song of Songs?
Yesterday's answer-Agog (1 Samuel 15:8,32)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:105-115
105 Your word is like a lamp for a my feet and a light for my path.
106 I will do what I have promised and obey your fair laws.
107 I have suffered for a long time. Lord, give me life by your word.
108 Lord, accept my willing praise and teach me your laws.
109 My life is always in danger, but I haven't forgotten your teachings.
110 Wicked people have set a trap for me, but I haven't strayed from your orders.
111 I will follow your rules forever, because they make me happy.
112 I will try to do what you demand forever, until the end.
113 I hate disloyal people, but I love your teaching.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
115 Get away from me, you who do evil, so I can keep my God's commands.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday January 16, 2010 thought for the day



BRRRRRRR!!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We are only rich through what we give away and only poor through what we keep-
2-Do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities rather pray for abilities equal to your tasks-
3-There is no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do-
4-Anger is a secondary response to fear-
5-A situation may not change but a person always can-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The juice is worth the squeeze-
I'VE LEARNED-Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it-
DID YOU KNOW-Before winning the presidential election in 1860, Abraham Lincoln lost eight elections for various offices.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How could God be contained in a human body?
2-Was God not himself when Jesus was in a human body?
3-How was Jesus the bridge between God and man?
4-Why was God so long in sending Jesus to earth?
5-What does it mean that Jesus was transfigured? What happened?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of the Amalekites was captured by Saul and cut into pieces by Samuel?
Yesterdays's answer-Abimelech (Judges 9:6)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:97-104
97 How I love your teachings! I think about them all day long.
98 Your command makes me wiser than my enemies, because they are mine forever.
99 I am wiser than all my teacher, because I think about your rules.
100 I have more understand than the older leaders, because I follow your orders.
101 I have avoided every evil way so I could obey your word.
102 I haven't walked away from your laws, because you yourself are my teacher.
103 Your promises are sweet to me, sweeter than honey in my mouth!
104 Your orders give me understanding, so I hate lying ways.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday January 15, 2010 thought for the day



THIS IS ALOT OF SNOW
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Lord, who can I help today?
2-Consider the incredible love that the Father has shown us in allowing us to be called children of God-
3-The wall you are looking at is really a door-
4-Do unto others as though you were the others-
5-Faith is continuing to run the race confident you will get your second wind-
STRANGE THOUGHT-There is no such thing as an enthusiastic failure-
I'VE LEARNED-Don't trade something crucial for something pleasing-
DID YOU KNOW-President Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address consisted of just 272 words-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Was God preparing Jesus for 30 years for ministry as a carpenter?
2-Would it have appeared odd that for his day Jesus did not marry?
3-Could Jesus have done any miracle that would have convinced the pharisees that he was the messiah?
4-What was Decapolis?
5-Why did Jesus call himself the "Son of Man" when he had no earthly father?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What son of Gideon was proclaimed king in Shechem?
Jabin Yesterday's answer (Judges 4:2-3)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:89-96
89 Lord, your word is everlasting; it continues forever in heaven.
90 Your loyalty will go on and on; you made the earth, and it still stands.
91 All things continue to this day because of your laws, because all things serve you.
92 If I had not loved your teaching, I would have died from my sufferings.
93 I will never forget your orders, because you have given me life by them.
94 I am yours. Save me. I want to obey your orders.
95 Wicked people are waiting to destroy me, but I will think about your rules.
96 Everything I see has its limits, but your commands have none.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING- JASPER





Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday January 14, 2010 thought for the day


A COLD LONESOME ROAD
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When there is love in the heart, there is joy in the home-
2-Love is more than a feeling, it is a commitment-
3-If you want to see rainbows in your life, you will also have to have some rain-
4-When hope is crushed, the heart is crushed-
5-Without honesty, you open the doors to weakness and ultimately defeat-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I had a good job as a historian until I realized there was no future to it.
I'VE LEARNED-When your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in their clenched little fist, you are hooked for life-
DID YOU KNOW-President Abraham Lincoln had a nervous breakdown in 1836-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is it possible to live a sinless life after being "saved"?
2-What is Hades? Is it hell?
3-What is Paradise? Is it heaven?
4-Would Jesus have done any miracles before starting his ministry?
5-Why did Jesus wait till age 30 to start his ministry?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Canaanite king of the time of the judges was noted for have nine hundred iron chariots?
Yesterday's answer-Cushan-Rishathaim (Judges 3:8)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:81-88
81 I am weak from waiting for you to save me, but I hope in your word.
82 My eyes are tired from looking for your promise. When will you comfort me?
83 Even thought I am like a wine bag going up in smoke, I do not forget your demands.
84 How long will I live? When will you judge those who are hurting me?
85 Proud people have dug pits to trap me. They have nothing to do with your teachings.
86 All of your commands can be trusted. Liars are hurting me. Help me!
87 They have almost put me in the grave, but I have not rejected your orders.
88 Give me life by your love so I can obey your rules.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday January 13, 2010 thought for the day


A PRETTY WINTER PICTURE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Lord, help me to serve in the spirit of Jesus-
2-There are lots of thorns in life, you have to remember to look for the roses-
3-There is no reason to get angry unless it changes things-
4-We are to trust Jesus, not to understand him-
5-Marriage-joy is the start of it, sharing is apart of it, love is the heart of it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I worked at a zoo feeding giraffes but was fired because I wasn't up to it-
I'VE LEARNED-A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks-
DID YOU KNOW-Abraham Lincoln's mother died when the family dairy cow ate poisonous mushrooms and Mrs. Lincoln drank the milk-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Since the Holy Spirit dwells in his people on earth, is he no longer with the father in heaven?
2-Why was the fellowship of God with himself not enough for him that he create man?
3-Why would God want to create man when he knew how desperately wicked he would become-
4-What does it mean-"Jesus coming in Glory"?
5-After becoming a Christian are any acts of sin we do covered by the sacrifice Jesus paid for them or is another repentance necessary?
BIBLE TRIVIA- What king of Mesopotamia was sent by God to conquer the faithless Israelites?
Yesterday's answer--Balak (Numbers 22:2-6)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:74-81
74 Let those who respect you rejoice when they see me, because I put my hope in your word.
75 Lord, I know that your laws are right and that it was right for you to punish me.
76 Comfort me with your love, as you promised me, your servant.
77 Have mercy on me so that I may live, I love your teachings.
78 Make proud people ashamed because they lied about me. But I will think about your orders.
79 Let those who respect you return to me, those who know your rules.
80 Let me obey your demands perfectly so I will not be ashamed.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday January 12, 2010 thought for the day


LOOKS LIKE IT IS ALREADY A BAD DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Good philosophy must exist if for no other reason than bad philosophy must be answered-
2-Praise helps to dispel loneliness and emptiness-
3-A God great enough to create me and the world I live in is wise enough to watch out for me.
4-When you have no experience of pain, it is rather hard to experience joy-
5-Our arms are too short to box with God-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The presence of bad feelings does not have to mean the absence of love-
I'VE LEARNED-You should keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them-
DID YOU KNOW-President Abraham Lincoln had a wart on his face-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Do you have to have a broken contrite heart to be "saved"?
2-Did all the people who Jesus "saved" in the New Testament come to him in repentance first?
3-Is repentance a confession of wrong doing or an admission of lostness?
4-Where are peoples souls after the moment of death-in a kind of limbo awaiting judgement or in their final reward?
5-When Jesus was on earth, was there no longer a triune God in heaven?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Moab sent the prophet Balaam to curse Israel?
Yesterday's answer-Joshua (12:9-24)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 119:65-73
65 You have done good things for your servant, as you have promised, Lord.
66 Teach me wisdom and knowledge because I trust your commands.
67 Before I suffered, I did wrong, but now I obey your word.
68 You are good, and you do what is good. Teach me your demands.
69 Proud people have made up lies about me, but I will follow your orders with all my heart.
70 Those people have no feelings, but I love your teachings.
71 It was good for me to suffer so I would learn your demands.
72 Your teachings are worth more to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.
73 You made me and formed me with your hands. Give me understanding so I can learn your commands.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER