Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday February 28, 2010 thought for the day

SISTERS (FRIENDS)
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The greater the love, the greater the tears-
2-Freedom is not the right to do as we please but the opportunity to please to do what is right-
3-I am only one but I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. What I can do and should do with the help of God I will do-
4-You represent God in your words and attitudes-
5-Obedience brings blessings, disobedience brings conflict-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The trouble with being the best man at a wedding is that you never get to prove it-
I've learned-A marriage without conflict is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises-
DID YOU KNOW-Six of Queen Victoria's grandchildren were marred to rulers of countries--England, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway,and Romania. The queen's native language was German-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW-
1-If Judas was a true disciple during his 3 years of following Jesus, what happened causing him to turn against Jesus?
2-Did Judas ever desire to repent of his betrayal of Jesus?
3-If Judas had not decided to betray Jesus, would God have had to find another to do it?
4-Did Judas ever do anything worthwhile during his 3 years with Jesus?
5-Why is there a difference in what Judas did as recorded in the gospels and book of Acts?-Chief Priests bought a field,Judas bought a field; Judas hung himself, Judas fell to his death-
BIBLE TRIVIA-God protected Jacob by sending a dream of warning that Jacob should not be pursued or harmed. Who received this dream?
Yesterday's answer-The pharaoh, his baker and his butler (Genesis 40-41)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 142
1 I cry out to the Lord; I pray to the Lord for mercy.
2 I pour out my problems to him; I tell him my troubles.
3 When I am afraid, you, Lord know the way out. In the path where I walk, a trap is hidden for me.
4 Look around me and see. No one cares about me. I have no place of safety; no one cares if I live.
5 Lord, I cry out to you. I say, "You are my protection. You are all I want in this life."
6 Listen to my cry, because I am helpless. Save me from those who are chasing me, because they are too strong for me.
7 Free me from my prison, and then I will praise your name. Then good people will surround me, because you have taken care of me.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday February 27, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Time is an illusion for you can always stretch it to make it fit whatever you have to get done-
2-Faith is rewarded because God is faithful-
3-Forgiveness is a stronger word than sinfulness-
4-The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing-
5-Each new day holds possibilities for hope and growth-
STRANGE THOUGHT-How do you make a hot dog stand?
I'VE LEARNED-Always hope for the best-
DID YOU KNOW--Augustus Ceasar had achluophobia--the fear of sitting in the dark-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Judas know his betrayal of Jesus would cause his death?
2-When did Judas know his betrayal of Jesus was wrong?
3-What did Judas expect to gain out of betraying Jesus?
4-Was Judas ever a true disciple of Jesus?
5-Could Judas have been forgiven of his betrayal of Jesus?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What three Egyptian officials did Joseph interpret dreams for?
Yesterday's answer-An understanding heart and good judgement (1 Kings 3:5-10)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 141
1 Lord, I call to you. Come quickly. Listen to me when I call to you.
2 Let my prayer be like incense placed before you, and my praise like the evening sacrifice.
3 Lord, help me control my tongue; help me be careful about what I say.
4 Take away my desire to do evil or to join others in doing wrong. Don't let me eat tasty food with those who do evil.
5 If a good person punished me, that would be kind. If he corrected me, that would be like perfumed oil on my head. I shouldn't refuse it. But I pray against those who do evil.
6 Let their leaders be thrown down the cliffs. Then people will know that I have spoken correctly:
7 "The ground is plowed and broken up. In the same way, our bones have been scattered at the grave."
8 God, I look to you for help. I trust in you, Lord. Don't let me die.
9 Protect me from the traps they set for me and from the net that evil people have spread.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, but let me pass by safely.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday February 26, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Fear is the thief of peace-
2-Don't fear what has not yet happened-
3-You can't change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to always reach your destination-
4-Friends are relatives you make for yourself-
5-Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The advantage of a bad memory is that you enjoy, several times, the same good things for the first time-
I'VE LEARNED-Look for opportunities, not guarantees-
DID YOU KNOW-Alexander the Great was an epileptic. He was tutored by Aristotle-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why are the stories in the different gospels often slightly different?
2-Why was the arrest and trial of Jesus done during the night time before dawn?
3-Is there any significance in the value of or number of 30 pieces of silver?
4-Since no one was with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemene how do we know he actually prayed the words recorded in the gospels?
5-When Judas threw the 30 coins back at the high priest, why did they use it to buy a field from the potter?
BIBLE TRIVIA-When God came to the young Solomon in a dream and asked him what he desired, what did Solomon ask for?
Yesterday's answer-A cake of barley bread (Judges 7:13)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY- PSALM 140:9-13
9 Those around me have planned trouble. Now let it come to them.
10 Let burning coals fall on them. Throw them into the fire or into pits from which they cannot escape.
11 Don't let liars settle in the land. Let evil quickly hunt down cruel people.
12 I know the Lord will get justice for the poor and will defend the needy in court.
13 Good people will praise his name; honest people will live in his presence.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday February 25, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Don't be a crank, be a self starter-
2-Think young, aging is for wine-
3-Laughter is a great tranquilizer with no negative side affects-
4-If you want to reach a distant goal, you must take many little steps-
5-The most important things in life aren't things-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Nonconformists are all alike-
I'VE LEARNED-Live each moment to the fullest, for a moment too soon becomes a memory-
DID YOU KNOW-The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan's original name was Temuji. He started out as a goat herder.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-If Peter, who was a part of Jesus' inner circle of disciples, could deny Jesus, is it any wonder we sometimes do so also?
2-Was Peter's denial of Jesus a sin?
3-Is it possible that Peter denied knowing Jesus, more than three times?
4-How many people asked Peter about his association with Jesus?
5-Was most of the gospels written from memory of stories passed down as to what happened?
BIBLE TRIVIA-One of Gideon's soldiers dreamed of a Midianite tent being overturned by an unlikely object. What was it?
Yesterday's answer-Gold, silver, brass, and iron. (Daniel 2:31-35)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY- PSALM 140:1-8
1 Lord, rescue me from evil people; protect me from cruel people
2 who make evil plans, who always start fights.
3 They make their tongues sharp as a snake's; their words are like snake poison.
4 Lord, guard me from the power of wicked people; protect me from cruel people who plan to trip me up.
5 The proud hid a trap for me. They spread out a net beside the road; they set traps for me.
6 I said to the Lord, "You are my God." Lord, listen to my prayer for help.
7 Lord God, my mighty savior, you protect me in battle.
8 Lord, do not give the wicked what they want. Don't let their plans succeed, or they will become proud.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday February 24, 2010 thought for the day


FRIENDS'
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Money may talk, but it doesn't give itself away-
2-If you wait until you are "in the mood" you may have to wait forever-
3-None of us can tell ahead of time at what moment we step into a child's life and by a demonstration of love and faith turn them in God's direction-
4-The holy spirit is usually a shepherd, not a cattle driver (He leads you rather than drives you)-
5-Preparation is the best medicine to keep stage fright from becoming a disaster-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you traveled at the speed of sound, would you still be able to hear the radio?
I'VE LEARNED-Look for the good in others for everyone has their own song to sing-
DID YOU KNOW-The German kaiser Wilhelm II had a withered arm and often hid the fact by posing with his hand resting on a sword or by holding a glove-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why was Jesus first taken to Annas (since he was not the high priest) and then went to Ciaphas who was?
2-Was the two thieves crucifixion already scheduled and Jesus' was just added to their event?
3-Were crucifixions always done in multiples?
4-Why did Peter deny Jesus 3 times?
5-Was Peter afraid that his destiny would be like that of Jesus if he said he was Jesus' disciple?
BIBLE TRIVIA-In Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the statue, what four metals are mentioned as composing the statue?
Yesterday's answer-A lion, a bear, a leopard, and a monster with iron teeth (Daniel 7)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 139:19-24
19 God, I wish you would kill the wicked! Get away from me, you murderers!
20 They say evil things about you. Your enemies use your name thoughtlessly.
21 Lord, I hate those who hate you; I hate those who rise up against you.
22 God, examine me and know my heart; test me and know my nervous thought.
23 See if there is any bad thing in me. Lead me on the road to everlasting life.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday February 23, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back-
2-The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right-
3-Tact is rubbing out another's mistake instead of rubbing it in-
4-Children are living messages we send to a time we will not see-
5-We get angry because we are fearful-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If it wasn't for the fact that the TV and the refrigerator are placed so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all-
I'VE LEARNED-Follow your heart!!
DID YOU KNOW-King Tut's tomb contained four coffins. The third coffin was made from twenty five hundred pounds of gold, and in todays market is worth more than $13 million.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How early on Friday morning was Jesus arrested in Gethsemane?
2-What was Malcus' reaction to his cut off ear being restored?
3-Why did Jesus ask God to take away the "cup of suffering" from him if he knew it was his destiny. Did he think there could have been another way that God had not told him about?
4-Is there anything that God knows that Jesus does not?
5-Why was it necessary to have multiple writings about the same event in different books of the Bible-
BIBLE TRIVIA-Daniel had a dream of four beasts rising out of the sea. What did they look like?
Yesterday's answer-Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:5-17)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 139:13-18
13 You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother's body.
14 I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well.
15 You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother's body. When I was put together there,
16 you saw my body as it was formed. All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old.
17 God, your thoughts are precious to me. They are so many!
18 If I could count them, they would be more than all the grains of sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday February 22, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Never confuse discipline with rigidity-
2-Discover the joy of discipline and self development-
3-True discipline is self caring, not self castigating-
4-Every prize has it's price-
5-Motivation does not come first, action does-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Advice is like castor oil, easy to give but dreadful to take-
I'VE LEARNED-Always think before acting but don't forget the joys of spontaneity-
DID YOU KNOW-While performing her duties as queen, Cleopatra sometimes wore a fake beard-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus have to get in a quiet place on the Mount of Olives to pray?
2-How did Jesus go to the Garden of Gethsemane and how far was it from the Upper Room?
3-Why did Judas decide on a facial kiss as a betrayal identification?
4-In Jesus's day, would disciples normally kiss their leader as a greeting as Judas did to Jesus at Gethsemane?
5-How long did Jesus spend in Gethsemane praying?
BIBLE TRIVIA-In Nebuchadnezzar's famous tree dream, who is symbolized by the majestic tree that is cut down?
Yesterday's answer-Go ahead and marry Mary, take a different route out of Bethlehem,flee to Egypt, return from Egypt (Matthew 1:18-2:23)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 139:7-12
7 Where can I go to get away from your Spirit? Where can I run from you?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there. If I lie down in the grave, you are there.
9 If I rise with the sun in the east and settle in the west beyond the sea,
10 even there you would guide me. With your right hand you would hold me.
11 I could say, "The darkness will hide me. Let the light around me turn into night."
12 But even the darkness is not dark to you. The night is as light as the day; darkness and light are the same to you.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday February 21, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Integrity is being good even when no one is looking-
2-Great is the one who starts, but greater is the one who finishes-
3-We must be decided on what we will not do and then we are able to act with vigor in what we ought to do-
4-Work may not be fun, but it should be satisfying-
5-The secret of commitment is getting past the drudgery and seeing the delight-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Golf scores are directly proportional to the number of witnesses.
I'VE LEARNED-Take time to enjoy life's pleasures-
DID YOU KNOW-The royal house of Saudi Arabia has close to ten thousand princes and princesses-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Luke's version of the Last Supper mentions 2 cups of wine--why?
2-Would the bread that Jesus shared with his disciples in the upper room have been regular bread or was it passover bread?
3-Would Jesus and the disciples have drank "real wine" with the passover meal?
4-Was the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples to replace celebrating the passover or to be done in conjunction with it?
5-Was it a practice of Jesus to go to the Mount of Olives to pray?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What were the four things that Mary's husband Joseph was warned about in dreams?
Yesterday's answer-Peter at Pentecost (Acts 2:17)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 139:1-6
1 Lord, you have examined me and know all about me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts before I think them.
3 You know where I go and where I lie down. You know thoroughly everything I do.
4 Lord, even before I say a word, you already know it.
5 You are all around me, in front and back, and have put your hand on me.
6 Your knowledge is amazing to me; it is more than I can understand.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday February 20, 2010 thought for the day

LOOKS LIKE MY GRANDSON AND HIS DOG
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Irresponsibility creates careless attitudes-
2-We are not what we think we are, we are not what others think we are, we are what we think others think we are-
3-Accomplishment is often deceptive because we don't see the pain and perseverance that produced it-
4-In the final analysis, I am responsible for me-
5-Few there are who will do the incredible to experience the unusual-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A penny saved is just another thing for the cat to knock off the dresser-
I'VE LEARNED-Always believe in yourself, always be truthful-
DID YOU KNOW-Catherine the Great relaxed by being tickled??
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How much did Mary know about who Jesus would be?
2-Why is nothing mentioned of the Wednesday of Holy Week--did nothing important happen?
3-Why did Jesus eat the Passover with his disciples in the upper room instead of in a home of a friend, or was it?
4-Would Jesus and his disciples have eaten the Passover meal before he introduced the bread and the cup of wine?
5-Did the Last Supper and the post resurrection meeting of Jesus and his disciples take place in the same room?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who repeats the words of Joel in an early Christian sermon?
Yesterday's answer-Joel (2:28)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 138:6-8
6 Though the Lord is supreme, he takes care of those who are humble, but he stays away from the proud.
7 Lord, even when I have trouble all around me, you will keep me alive. When my enemies are angry, you will reach down and save me by your power.
8 Lord, you do everything for me. Lord, your love continues forever. Do not leave us, whom you made-
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday February 18, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A thorn with grace is better than a thornless and graceless life-
2-Life is not so short but that there is always enough time for courtesy-
3-To be well mannered is simply to be considerate of others-
4-Joy comes from perceiving the gift hidden in every circumstance-
5-When you pickup mud with white gloves, the mud does not get glovey, the gloves get muddy-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Beggars do not envy millionaires, but they will envy other beggars who are more successful-
I'VE LEARNED-Follow your heart and never surrender your dreams-
DID YOU KNOW-The Queen of England has two birthdays--one real and one official-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Jesus have nieces and nephews?
2-Are Christians to follow the example of the giving of the widows mite?
3-When Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, was this the only time he had ever done so?
4-Did Mary of Bethany anoint Jesus' feet or his head?--Matthew, Mark and John don't all agree?
5-From Judas viewpoint, what was his betrayal of Jesus all about?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who told Pilate that a worrisome dream made it clear that Pilate was to have nothing to do with Jesus?
Yesterday's answer-Darius (Daniel 5:31)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 137:1-9
1 By the river in Babylon we sat and cried when we remembered Jerusalem.
2 On the poplar trees nearby we hung our harps.
3 Those who captured us asked us to sing; our enemies wanted happy songs. They said, "Sing us a song about Jerusalem!"
4 But we cannot sing songs about the Lord while we are in this foreign country!
5 Jerusalem, if I forget you, let my right hand lose its skill.
6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not think about Jerusalem as my greatest joy.
7 Lord, remember what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. They said, "Tear it down! Tear it down to its foundations!"
8 People of Babylon, you will be destroyed. The people who pay you back for what you did to us will be happy.
9 They will grab your babies and throw them against the rocks.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday February 17, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
Here are my thoughts for today-
1-We must be careful not to use God's name as an excuse for our foolishness-
2-A man's life consists of those things to which he is alive-
3-Wellness and wholeness are not synonymous-
4-We often must suffer much pain in order to discover where the power is-
5-If we didn't have problems, we wouldn't know God could solve them-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Does anything travel faster than the speed of light?
I'VE LEARNED-Be loving to those who love you. Be loving to those who do not love you for they may change.
DID YOU KNOW-Louis XIV bathed once a year. He had forty personal wigmakers and almost one thousand wigs.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can Christians become pharisees today and not know it?
2-Where was Jesus' mother Mary while Jesus traveled throughout the land?
3-What would Jesus' siblings have called him?
4-How many relatives of Jesus accepted him as the messiah both before the resurrection and after the resurrection?
5-Did Jesus appear to his mother, siblings or family members after the resurrection?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who is the only king in the Bible referred to as "the Mede"?
Yesterday's answer-Jehoram (2 Kings 8:16-18)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 136:23-26
23 He remembered us when we were in trouble. His love continues forever.
24 He freed us from our enemies. His love continues forever.
25 He gives food to every living creature. His love continues forever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love continues forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday February 16, 2010 thought for the day

Friends!!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Beware the fury of a patient man-
2-There is a vast difference between reading the Bible and being a student of the Bible-
3-The only way to see the rainbow is by looking through the rain-
4-Impressions are influenced by what we want-
5-Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Is there an outer edge to the universe?
I'VE LEARNED-Be first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds-be the last to criticize one who fails-
DID YOU KNOW-While at Harvard University, Edward Kennedy was suspended for cheating on a Spanish exam.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Tax collectors in Jesus day were usually Roman, so how did Zacheous, a Jew become a chief tax collector?
2-How could Zacheous, a man of little stature, become so important a person to the Roman authorities?
3-Why would non Jewish people have accepted the beliefs and practices of the Jewish religion?
4-Who were the Greeks that came to Jerusalem to worship?
5-Why was the shekel and half shekel the only coins acceptable to buy temple offerings with, especially since they had a picture of Tyre's god baal on them?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Judah led the country into sin by marrying the daughter of the wicked Ahab?
Yesterday's answer-Hazael (2 Kings 8:15)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 136:16-22
16 He led his people through the desert. His love continues forever.
17 He defeated great kings. His love continues forever.
18 He killed powerful kings. His love continues forever.
19 He defeated Sihon king of the Amorites. His love continues forever.
20 He defeated Og king of Bashan. His love continues forever.
21 He gave their land as a gift. His love continues forever.
22 It was a gift to his servants, the Israelites. His love continues forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday February15, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The real character of a man is revealed by what amuses him-
2-The more you do, the more you can do-
3-He who stops being better stops being good-
4-Prosperity is not without many fears and concerns and adversity is not without many comforts and hopes-
5-People generally quarrel because they cannot argue-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Adversity makes people, prosperity makes monsters-
I'VE LEARNED-Be willing to share your joys, be willing to share the sorrows of others-
DID YOU KNOW-Robert Kennedy was killed in the Ambassador Hotel, the same hotel that housed Marilyn Monroe's first modeling agency-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why do we as Christians strive so much for wealth and things?
2-Are riches God's reward for a good life?
3-What is the meaning of wealth to a Christian?
4-Was blindness a major health problem in Jesus' day?
5-What did Jesus mean when he said it was easier for a camel to go through a needles eye than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who became king of Syria after he smothered King Ben-Hadad with a wet cloth?
Yesterday's answer-Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 26:14-20)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 136:10-15
10 He killed the firstborn sons of the Egyptians. His love continues forever.
11 He brought the people of Israel out of Egypt. His love continues forever.
12 He did it with his great power and strength. His love continues forever.
13 He parted the water of the Red Sea. His love continues forever.
14 He brought the Israelites through the middle of it. His love continues forever.
15 But the king of Egypt and his army drowned in the Red Sea. His love continues forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday February 14, 2010 thought for the day

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Across the fields of yesterday he sometimes comes to me
A little lad just back from play , the lad I used to be
And he smiles so wistfully once he has credit within
I wonder if he hopes to see the man I might have been!
2-Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you
3-The course of nature is the art of God-
4-Ability is nothing without opportunity-
5-Prolonged idleness paralyses initiative-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired-
I'VE LEARNED-Women wish to be loved, not because they are pretty, good,graceful, or
Intelligent but because they are themselves-
DID YOU KNOW-A group of finches is called a charm-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Should Christians sell what they have and give it to the poor as the rich young ruler was instructed to do?
2-Why did the rich young ruler need to sell all he owned and give it to the poor?
3-How badly did the rich young ruler want eternal life?
4-How much of our wealth should we use for ourselves?
5-Why were the disciples surprised to hear Jesus say it was difficult for a rich man to get into heaven?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king had the prophet Uriah murdered for opposing him?
Yesterday's answer-The king of Edom (Numbers 20:14-20)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 136:1-9
1 Give thanks to the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His love continues forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His love continues forever.
4 Only he can do great miracles. His love continues forever.
5 With his wisdom he made the skies. His love continues forever.
6 He spread out the earth on the seas. His love continues forever.
7 He made the sun and the moon. His love continues forever.
8 He made the sun to rule the day. His love continues forever.
9 He made the moon and stars to rule the night. His love continues forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday February 13, 2010 thought for the day

WAY TOO MUCH SNOW
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Jesus did not die for the world, he died for you and me-
2-It is easy to love one who loves you, but it takes Godly love to love one who has hurt you-
3-Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently-
4-Being good is not good enough. You must be good for the right reason-
5-Don't let a pain in your heart become a chip on your shoulder-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Tires are male because they go bald easily and are often over inflated-
I'VE LEARNED-Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything and be foolish enough to belive in miracles-
DID YOU KNOW-Bill Clinton was the first left handed U.S. President to serve two terms-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did the disciples think that Jesus didn't have time for children?
2-Why did the Jewish rabbi's not associate with little children?
3-When and where did the practice of "laying on of hands" start?
4-What did Jesus mean when he said that anyone who doesn't become as a little child would not enter the kingdom of God?
5-The word "perfect" was used by Jesus to he rich young ruler--what did it mean?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king refused to let the Israelites pass through his country on their way to Canaan?
Yesterday's answer-Mesha (2 Kings 3:4)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 135:15-21
15 The idols of other nations are made of silver and gold, the work of human hands.
16 They have mouths, but they cannot speak. They have eyes, but they cannot see.
17 They have ears, but they cannot hear. They have no breath in their mouths.
18 People who make idols will be like them, and so will those who trust them.
19 Family of Israel, praise the Lord. Family of Aaron, praise the Lord.
20 Family of Levi, praise the Lord. You who respect the Lord should praise him.
21 You people of Jerusalem praise the Lord on Mount Zion. Praise the Lord!
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday February 12, 2010 thought for the day


NOT MORE SNOW!!!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Jesus died on a cross so the whole world could see that his arms were stretched out for all-
2-There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved-
3-A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be-
4-Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute-
5-Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Freezer bags are male because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them-
I'VE LEARNED-Be generous to those who need your help, be frugal with what you need yourself-
DID YOU KNOW-Ronald Reagan was the only president to be the head of a labor union-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Who were the Publicans, Sadduces and Pharisees?
2-Is a tithe too much for God to expect of us today in this economy?
3-Did the Sadduces and Pharisees have different religious beliefs?
4-Were the Pharisees really good religious Jews who had become legalistic in trying to obey their Jewish laws?
5-If the Pharisees were not of large numbers (or were they), how did they hold so much influence over the people?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Moab was famous as a sheep farmer?
Yesterday's answer-Ahaziah (2 Kings 1:2)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 135:8-14
8 He destroyed the firstborn sons in Egypt, the firstborn of both people and animals.
9 He did many signs and miracles in Egypt against the king and his servants.
10 He defeated many nations and killed powerful kings:
11 Sihoin king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, and all the kings of Canaan.
12 Then he gave their land as a gift, a gift to his people, the Israelites.
13 Lord, your name is everlasting; Lord, you will be remembered forever.
14 The Lord defends his people and has mercy on his servants.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday February 11, 2010 thought for the day

WELCOME TO THE EAST COAST!!!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-Don't trade something essential for something that is fleeting-
2-Don't trade something of consequence for something of no consequence-
3-Happiness is not having what you want but wanting what you have-
4-A laugh at your own expense costs you nothing-
5-Gratitude is the memory of the heart-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Swimming with the tide leaves you no where-
I'VE LEARNED-Be strong enough to face the world each day, be weak enough to know you can't do everything alone-
DID YOU KNOW-Ronald Reagan was the only divorced president-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Lazarus receive a new body or the old one revived?
2-When Jesus healed the 10 lepers, why did only one (a Samaritan) come back to thank him?
3-In the story of the 10 lepers which Jesus healed, one was a Samaritan, but who were the other 9?
4-Why was Jesus so critical of the Pharisees?
5-Did Jesus express his anger and criticism with love?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Israel consulted the god Baalzebub after falling off his palace balcony?
Yesterday's answer-Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 22:48)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 135:1-7
1 Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord: praise him, you servants of the Lord,
2 you who stand in the Lord's Temple and in the Temple courtyards.
3 Praise the Lord, because he is good; sing praises to him, because it is pleasant.
4 The Lord has chosen the people of Jacob for himself; he has chosen the people of Israel for his very own.
5 I know that the Lord is great. Our Lord is greater than all the gods.
6 The Lord does what he pleases, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and the deep oceans.
7 He brings the clouds from the ends of the earth. He sends the lighting with the rain. He brings out the wind from his storehouses.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday February 10, 2010 thought for the day

NOW WHAT DO I DO??
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Often the people that bother us the most are those who have something we want-
2-The true measurement of Christians is how they love one another-
3-Time does not heal, it only helps us forget-
4-Unwillingness to forgive has a price tag too high to pay-
5-You don't have to like someone to forgive them-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you move with the crowd, you'll get no further than the crowd does-
I'VE LEARNED-If 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it is still a dumb idea-
DID YOU KNOW-Ronald Reagan sent out the army photographer who first discovered Marilyn Monroe-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is known about the man Lazarus?
2-In bible times, were the tombs (burial places) only used once as is done today?
3-Why were lepers condemned to be outcasts by the Israelites?
4-Was Jesus 4 days late in raising Lazarus from the dead?
5-Where was Lazarus' soul during his 4 days of death?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What saintly king had a fleet built to sail for gold, though the ships never sailed?
Yesterday's answer-Ahab (1Kings 22:17)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 134
1 Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, you who serve at night in the Temple of the Lord.
2 Raise your hands in the Temple and praise the Lord.
3 May the Lord bless you from Mount Zion, he who made heaven and earth.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tuesday February 9, 2010 thought for the day

OH NO! NOT AGAIN!!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-I love you for who I am, not for who you are-
2-Spend your energy becoming, rather than accumulating-
3-Joy grows in the soil of praise-
4-Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow-
5-Experience is the best teacher only if it is your experience-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If a man's wife is his better half, and he marries twice, what then becomes of him?
I'VE LEARNED-Submit to pressure from peers and you move down to their level-
DID YOU KNOW-Ronald Reagan married his first wife, Jane Wyman, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Jesus teach in parables to confuse his listeners?
2-Why were foreign coins not accepted in the temple in buying animals for the temple sacrifice?
3-Did John the Baptist really eat live locusts or was it the fruit of the carob or locust tree?
4-If the Jews were forbidden to eat pork products, why was it okay for them to raise something forbidden to eat?
5-Isn't it strange that dogs in Israel were considered unclean and yet in Egypt they were esteemed and associated with their gods?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king was told by the prophet Micaiah that his troops would fall in battle?
Yesterday's answer-Manasseh (2 Chronicles 33:10-13)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 133
1 It is good and pleasant when God's people live together in peace!
2 It is like perfumed oil poured on the priest' head and running down his beard. It ran down Aaron's beard and on to the collar of his robes.
3 It is like the dew of Mount Hermon falling on the hills of Jerusalem. There the Lord gives his blessing of life forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, February 08, 2010

Monday February 8, 2010 thought for the day

COME ON, PUSH!!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-My only hope of peace with God is through the salvation of Jesus-
2-Relationships require effort-
3-Loneliness is the price you pay to avoid the risk of being hurt-
4-Anticipation usually outweigh realization-
5-It is not what you have read that counts, but what you have learned-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Styling gel could cause you to have a hair raising experience-
I'VE LEARNED-Friends are the family we choose for ourselves-
DID YOU KNOW-Ronald Reagan once wore a Nazi uniform while acting in a film during his Hollywood days.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus tell the story of 2 houses built on rock and sand to the Pharisees?
2-Why don't we hear sermons on heaven, hell or judgement today?
3-Would Jesus' ministry have had greater impact if it would have been 10-15 years instead of just 3?
4-Can the church meet all the needs of all its people?
5-How does one "hunger and thirst after righteousness?"
BIBLE TRIVIA-What evil king of Judah was humbled and repentant after being taken to Babylon in chains?
Yesterday's answer-Hazel (1Kings 19:15)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 132:10-18
10 For the sake of your servant David, do not reject your appointed king.
11 The Lord made a promise to David, a sure promise that he will not take back. He promised, "I will make one of your descendants rule as king after you.
12 If your sons keep my agreement and the rules that I teach them, then their sons after them will rule on your throne forever and ever."
13 The Lord has chosen Jerusalem; he wants it for his home.
14 He says, "This is my resting place forever. Here is where I want to stay.
15 I will bless her with plenty; I will fill her poor with food.
16 I will cover her priests with salvation, and those who worship me will really sing for joy.
17 I will make a king come from the family of David. I will provide my appointed one descendants to rule after him.
18 I will cover his enemies with shame, but his crown will shine."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sunday February 7, 2010 thought for the day

DOES THIS LOOK FAMILIAR?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Grace intensifies your compassion-
2-When we come to God, we all start at the same place-
3-It is not enough to believe the bible, we must also apply it to our lives-
4-We are the product of all our decisions and choices-
5-A great tragedy is that many people don't know that they don't know-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The most valuable antiques are our dear old friends-
I'VE LEARNED-Life isn't tied with a bow but it is still a gift-
DID YOU KNOW-President Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President born in a hospital.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you only be "saved" if you know you are "lost"?
2-Should Christianity be presented as a better way of living or the only way to God?
3-Why did Jesus use the reference of a "rock" on which he would build his church?
4-Can we "live in the spirit" and not "walk in the spirit"?
5-After become a Christian, can you remain a Christian without further Christian teaching?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Syria was Elijah told to anoint?
Yesterday's answer-Ahab (1 Kings18:17)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 132:1-9
1 Lord, remember David and all his suffering.
2 He made an oath to the Lord, a promise to the mighty God of Jacob.
3 He said, "I will not go home to my house, or lie down on my bed,
4 or close my eyes, or let myself sleep
5 until I find a place for the Lord. I want to provide a home for the mighty God of Jacob."
6 We heard about the Ark in Bethlehem. We found it a Kiriath Jearim.
7 Let's go to the Lord's house. Let's worship at his footstool.
8 Rise, Lord, and come to your resting place; come with the Ark that shows your strength.
9 May your priests do what is right. May your people sing for joy.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER