Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday April 30, 2010 thought for the day

A FRIEND
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Shortcuts are often the longest distance between two points-
2-There is a big difference in free speech and cheap talk-
3-Genuine faith believes despite failure and the aroma of defeat-
4-The company of friends seasons a meal-
5-Pick your friends carefully instead of to pieces-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Brooding over troubles is a good way to make them hatch-
I'VE LEARNED-Love quickens all senses, except for common sense-
DID YOU KNOW-The first actress to appear on a postage stamp was Grace Kelly-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Were the disciples away from their families while following Jesus, the crucifixion and resurrection weekend, the 40 days till his ascension, and waiting the 50 days till Pentecost?
2-Was the Holy Spirt given at Pentecost? The Bible mentions the Holy Spirit several times before this event?
3-Would Jesus have been one to have hugged his disciples?
4-Would Jesus' mother Mary have waited with the disciples for the 50 days?
5-Did any of the disciples have wives and children and if so did they become followers of Jesus?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What bible person's name meant "the Lord has been precious"?
Yesterday's answer-Zephaniah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 7:1-8
1 When some Pharisees and some teacher of the law came from Jerusalem, they gathered around Jesus.
2 They saw that some of Jesus' followers ate food with hands that were not clean, that is, they hadn't washed them.
3 The Pharisees and all the Jews never eat before washing their hands in a special way according to their unwritten laws.
4 And when they buy something in the market, they never eat it until they wash themselves in a special way. They also follow many other unwritten laws, such as the washing of cups, pitchers, and pots.
5 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law said to Jesus, "Why don't your followers obey the unwritten laws which have been handed down to us? Why do your followers eat their food with hands that are not clean?"
6 Jesus answered, "Isaiah was right when he spoke about you hypocrites. He wrote, "These people show honor to me with words, but their hearts are far from me.
7 Their worship of me is worthless. The things they teach are nothing but human rules.
8 You have stopped following the commands of God, and you follow only human teachings."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday April 29, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A day is never over if it leaves a memory-
2-You are only young once but can be immature forever-
3-A good example can overcome a lot of bad advice-
4-God does not chose a man for what he is but for what he can be-
5-A smile is a curved line that sets things straight-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The severity of the itch is proportional to the reach-
I'VE LEARNED-Friendship is God's way of loving us through someone else-
DID YOU KNOW-Bruce Lee was so fast that his films actually had to be slowed down so audiences could see his moves.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why isn't Pentecost Sunday more of an important date in most Christian churches today?
2-Why isn't Jesus' ascension to heaven celebrated on the Christian calendar?
3-Was the upper room used by Jesus and his disciples next door to King David's tomb?
4-Did all the disciples wait continually for the 50 days till Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came?
5-How did the disciples live during the 50 days to Pentecost?
BIBLE TRIVIA -What Bible person's name meant "the Lord hides"?
Yesterday's answer-Paul
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 6:53-56
53 When they had crossed the lake, they came to shore at Gennesaret and tied the boat there.
54 When they got out of the boat, people immediately recognized Jesus.
55 They ran everywhere in that area and began to bring sick people on mats wherever they heard he was.
56 And everywhere he went-into towns, cities, or countryside- the people brought the sick to the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch just the edge of his coat, and all who touched it were healed.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday April 28, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-He who stoops to help a child stands tall-
2-Children have more need for models than critics-
3-If you had everything, where would you put it?
4-A smile doesn't cost a cent but draws a lot of interest-
5-Being religious is often mistaken for being Christian-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Have you noticed that these days even a moment of silence has to be accompanied by background music-
I'VE LEARNED-Realize that as you get older, you are not approaching death but heaven-
DID YOU KNOW-As a child, Jodie Foster appeared in Coppertone commercials-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus ascend to heaven only in view of his disciples?
2-Did the disciples know that they wouldn't see Jesus again after his ascension to heaven?
3-How did Jesus ascend into heaven?
4-Did Jesus go to another location (heaven) or just to another state of being?
5-Where is the heaven that Jesus went to?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whose Bible name meant "little"?
Yesterday's answer-Zechariah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 6:45-52
45 Immediately Jesus told his followers to get into the boat and go ahead of him to Bethsaida across the lake. He stayed there to send the people home.
46 After sending them away, he went into the hills to pray.
47 That night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and Jesus was alone on the land.
48 He saw his followers struggling hard to row the boat, because the wind was blowing against them. Between three and six o'clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the water, and he wanted to walk past the boat.
49 But when they saw him walking on the water, they thought he was a ghost and cried out.
50 They all saw him and were afraid. But quickly Jesus spoke to them and said, "Have courage! It is I. Do not be afraid."
51 Then he got into the boat with them, and the wind became calm. The followers were greatly amazed.
52 They did not understand about the miracle of the five loaves, because their minds were closed.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday April 27, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Stop looking at what you can see and start looking for what you can have-
2-Faith is only faith when it can go through darkness with a trust and confidence intact-
3-Faith leads a person to the resurrection side of life's situations-
4-Deferred joys purchased by sacrifice are always the sweetest-
5-A little learning is dangerous but none is fatal-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself-
I'VE LEARNED--Your character is your destiny-
DID YOU KNOW-Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Where did Jesus go at his death?
2-If Jesus was in hell/hades during Easter weekend, what did he do there?
3-Would the place from which Jesus ascended to heaven on the Mount of Olives be a sacred place along with his birthplace, crucifixion place and burial place?
4-Could it be that Jesus appeared in resurrection form to people not recorded in scripture?
5-Why was there 40 days from Jesus' resurrection to his ascension?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What bible person's name meant "the Lord remembers"?
Yesterday's answer-Peter
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 6:35-44
35 When it was late in the day, his followers came to him and said, "No one lives in this place, and it is already very late.
36 Send the people away so they can go to the country side and towns around here to buy themselves something to eat."
37 But Jesus answered, "You give them something to eat." They said to him, "We would all have to work a month to earn enough money to buy that much bread!"
38 Jesus asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have? Go and see." When they found out, they said, "Five loaves and two fish."
39 Then Jesus told his followers to have the people sit in groups on the green grass.
40 So they sat in groups of fifty or a hundred.
41 Jesus took the five loaves and two fish and, looking up to heaven, he thanked God for the food. He divided the bread and gave it to his followers for them to give to the people. Then he divided the two fish among them all.
42 All the people ate and were satisfied.
43 The followers filled twelve baskets with the leftover pieces of bread and fish.
44 There were five thousand men who ate.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday April 26, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When you are too much in a rush, you are liable to pass up more than you catch up with-
2-It is easier to act your way into feelings than it is to feel your way into acting-
3-Jesus didn't give up on you so don't give up on yourself-
4-It is the darkest just before dawn-
5-When you think you have exhausted all the possibilities, you haven't-
STRANGE THOUGHT-People with tact have less to retract-
I'VE LEARNED-Judge your success by what you had to give up to get it-
DID YOU KNOW-Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Dianna, according to U.S. genealogists
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What form was Jesus' body?
2-Where was Jesus from resurrection Sunday night to the following Sunday when he appeared to the disciples including Thomas?
3-Do we know from what spot Jesus ascended into heaven?
4-Did Jesus go into heaven in a bodily form or spirit form?
5- What happened to Jesus' earthly body?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What bible person's name meant "rock"?
Yesterday's answer-Luke
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 6:30-34
30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him about all the things they had done and taught.
31 Crowds of people were coming and going so that Jesus and his followers did not even have time to eat. He said to them, "Come away by yourselves, and we will go to a lonely place to get some rest."
32 So they went in a boat by themselves to a lonely place.
33 But many people saw them leave and recognized them. So from all the towns they ran to the place where Jesus was going, and they got there before him.
34 When he arrived, he saw a great crowd waiting. He felt sorry for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began to teach them many things.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday April 25, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Temper gets us into trouble and pride keeps us there-
2-Becoming saved does not automatically make you a disciple-
3-Even a winner sometimes gets wounded-
4-The beauty in living is in loving-
5-Discipleship involves sacrifice-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Every one is a fool for at least 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit-
I'VE LEARNED-The best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other-
DID YOU KNOW-Julie Nixon, daughter of Richard Nixon, married David Eisenhower, grandson of Dwight Eisenhower-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you be saved without a sense of being lost?
2-Does being a Christian mean you are destined to face the world's criticism and persecution?
3-As a Christian, what are you willing to die for?
4-How did Jesus's grave clothes get so neatly folded?
5-After the resurrection, did Jesus live as he did before going from place to place or did he just appear and disappear?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Bible person's name meant "light-giving"?
Yesterday's answer-Matthew
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 6:21-29
21 Then the perfect time came for Herodias to cause John's death. On Herod's birthday, he gave a dinner party for the most important government leaders, the commanders of his army, and the most important people in Galilee.
22 When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and the people eating with him. So King Herod said to the girl, "Ask me for anything you want, and I will give it to you."
23 He promised her, "Anything you ask for I will give to you, up to half of my kingdom."
24 The girl went to her mother and asked, "What should I ask for? Her mother answered, "Ask for the head of John the Baptist."
25 At once the girl went back to the king and said to him, "I want the head of John the Baptist right now on a platter."
26 Although the king was very sad, he had made a promise, and his dinner guests had heard it. So he did not want to refuse what she asked.
27 Immediately the king sent a soldier to bring John's head. The soldier went and cut off John's head in the prison and brought it back on a platter.
28 He gave it to the girl, and she gave it to her mother.
29 When John's followers heard this, they came and got John's body and put it in a tomb.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday April 24, 2010 thought for the day


FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-There usually is more pleasure in wanting than in getting-
2-Accept the bad without complaint and the good with gratitude to God-
3-Life's greatest tragedy is to lose God and not miss him-
4-Compassion must be seen to be understood-
5-Try to improve yourself, not prove yourself-
STRANGE THOUGHT-We learn from experience that we never learn from experience-
I'VE LEARNED-Not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of good luck-
DID YOU KNOW-Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why do we say "Blessed be the name of the Lord"?
2-Are we today like the two men on the road to Emmaus in that we don't recognize when Jesus is with us?
3-Why do we so often not recognize when God is with us?
4-If God's spirit is living within us why aren't we more aware of it?
5-Is having a "positive" attitude a biblical concept?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What bible person's name meant "gift of the Lord"?
Yesterday's answer-Amos
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 6:14-20
14 King Herod heard about Jesus, because he was now well known. Some people said, "He is John the Baptist, who has risen from the dead. That is why he can work these miracles."
15 Others said "He is Elijah."
16 When Herod heard about this, he said "I killed John by cutting off this head. Now he has risen from the dead!"
17 Herod himself had ordered his soldiers to arrest John and put him in prison in order to please his wife Herodias. She had been the wife of Philip, Herod's brother, but then Herod had married her.
18 John had been telling Herod, it is not lawful for you to be married to your brother's wife."
19 So Herodias hated John and wanted to kill him. But she couldn't,
20 because Herod was afraid of John and protected him. He knew John was a good and holy man. Also, though John's preaching always bothered him, he enjoyed listening to John.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday April 23, 2010 thought for today


FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-For excellence ask an expert, for wisdom ask a sage, for honesty ask a child-
2-The best gifts in life are tied with heart strings-
3-Be careful of moving into the fast lane, your wheels may come off-
4-Compassion demands action-
5-Happiness is not so much in achieving a goal but in reaching for one with love-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The important thing about your lot in life is whether you use it for parking or building-
I'VE LEARNED-Rumors travel faster than the truth but do not stay put as long-
DID YOU KNOW-Cleo and Caesar were the early stage names of Cher and Sonny Bono-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-After the resurrection was Jesus in a physical body or a spiritual body?
2-After Jesus' resurrection, where was he when he wasn't making appearances to people?
3-Why is there no record of Jesus appearing to his mother Mary after his resurrection?
4-Was Jesus' resurrection before, during or after the tomb stone was rolled away?
5-If Jesus said the prayer of faith will heal the sick, why are so many not?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What bible person's name meant "one with a burden"?
Yesterday's answer-Hosea
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 6:7-13
7 Then Jesus went to other villages in that area and taught. He called his twelve followers together and got ready to send them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.
8 This is what Jesus commanded them: "Take nothing for your trip except a walking stick. Take no bread, no bag, and no money in your pockets.
9 Wear sandals, but take only the clothes you are wearing.
10 When you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.
11 If the people in a certain place refuse to welcome you or listen to you, leave that place. Shake its dust off your feet as a warning to them."
12 So the followers went our and preached that people should change their hearts and lives.
13 They forced many demons out and put olive oil on many sick people and healed them.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday Ap[ril 22, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Mondays are the potholes on the road of life-
2-The best preparation for tomorrow is the proper use of today-
3-Don't count the days, make the days count-
4-Getting back on the right track usually involves getting out of a rut-
5-Personality has the power to open doors but it takes character to keep them open-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If everybody became a somebody, there would not be anybody left to be a nobody-
I'VE LEARNED-Mind your own business
DID YOU KNOW-Ralph Lauren's real name if Ralph Lifshitz
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would the Roman guards have been killed or punished for allowing Jesus body to vanish?
2-What is the difference in an apostle and a disciple?
3-Who was the least important disciple?
4-Did Thomas touch the wounds of Jesus?
5-Why should the disciples have believed Mary Magdalene when she told them Jesus' body was gone?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whose Bible name meant "salvation"?
Yesterday's answer-Joshua
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 6:1-6
1 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, and his followers went with him.
2 On the Sabbath day he taught in the synagogue. Many people heard him and were amazed, saying, "Where did this man get these teaching? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? And where did he get the power to do miracles.
3 He is just the carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters are here with us." So the people were upset with Jesus.
4 Jesus said to them, "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his hometown and with his own people and in his own home."
5 So Jesus was not able to work any miracles there except to heal a few sick people by putting his hands on them.
6 He was amazed at how many people had no faith.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday April 21, 2010 thought for the day


FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Patience is a virtue that carries a lot of wait-
2-An old timer is one who can recall when you could tell the children the facts of life and not be corrected-
3-Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open-
4-A wise man learns from the mistakes of others-
5-The future usually arrives before we are ready for it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The best time to plant a tree is about 15 years ago-
I'VE LEARNED-Never interrupt when you are being flattered-
DID YOU KNOW-Albert Brooks's real name is Albert Einstein
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How could the chief priests have convinced people that Jesus' body had been stolen?
2-Did the Roman soldiers tell their superiors that Jesus' tomb was empty?
3-Did the Roman guards come to believe that Jesus was the Son of God?
4-What was Pilate's reaction on hearing that Jesus' body was no longer in the tomb?
5-Did any of the Roman or Jewish authorities come to check out Jesus' empty tomb?
BIBLE TRIVIA What Bible person's name meant "the Lord is salvation"?
Yesterday's answer-Daniel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 5:35-43
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of the synagogue leader. They said, "Your daughter is dead. There is no need to bother the teacher any more."
36 But Jesus paid no attention to what they said. He told the synagogue leader, "Don't be afraid; just believe."
37 Jesus let only Peter, James, and John the brother of James go with him.
38 When they came to the house of the synagogue leader, Jesus found many people there making lots of noise and crying loudly.
39 Jesus entered the house and said to them. "Why are you crying and making so much noise? The child is not dead, only asleep"
40 But they laughed at him. So, after throwing them out of the house, Jesus took the child's father and mother and his three followers into the room where the child was.
41 Taking hold of the girl's hand, he said to her, "Talitha, koum!" (This means, "Young girl, I tell you to stand up!")
42 At once the girl stood right up and began walking. (She was twelve years old.) everyone was completely amazed.
43 Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell people about this. Then he told them to give the girl something to eat.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday April 20, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When you are in "the far country" without money, it takes awhile to get home-
2-A Christian cannot be satisfied by being a "pew polisher"-
3-Spiritual problems often come from emotional weaknesses-
4-When you are digging up dirt, remember there was more than one shovel made-
5-The Bible has survived the ignorance of it's friends and the hatred of it's enemies-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Can thieves who steal corn from your garden be charged with stalking?
I'VE LEARNED-Pray, for there is immeasurable power in it-
DID YOU KNOW-Vanilla Ice's real name is Robert Van Winkle-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why was one of the 2 men on the road to Emmaus never named?
2-Was Luke living when Jesus was living?
3-Why were the eyes of the 2 men on the road to Emmaus opened at the time Jesus broke bread, gave thanks and gave it to them and not earlier?
4-Why would Thomas not believe Jesus was alive when all the others tried to convince him he was?
5-Would the chief priests have been frightened when the Roman guards told them that Jesus' body had been stolen?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Bible person's name meant (God is judge)?
Yesterday's answer-Titus
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 5:21-34
21 When Jesus went in the boat back to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him there.
22 A leader of the synagogue, named Jairus, came there, saw Jesus, and fell at his feet.
23 He begged Jesus, saying again and again, "My daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so she will be healed and will live."
24 So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed Jesus and pushed very close around him.
25 Among them was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years.
26 She had suffered very much from many doctors and had spent all the money she had, but instead of improving, she was getting worse.
27 When the woman heard about Jesus, she come up behind him in the crowd and touched his coat.
28 She thought, "If I can just touch his clothes, I will be healed."
29 Instantly her bleeding stopped, and she felt in her body that she was healed from her disease.
30 At once Jesus felt power go out from him. So he turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"
31 His followers said, "Look at how many people are pushing against you! And you ask, "Who touched me?"
32 But Jesus continued looking around to see who had touched him.
33 The woman, knowing that she was healed, came and fell at Jesus' feet. Shaking with fear, she told him the whole truth.
34 Jesus said to her, "Dear woman, you are made well because you believed. Go in peace; be healed of your disease."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday April 19, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Indecision leads to inaction which leads to low energy, depression and despair-
2-Inactivity will only depress you when not accompanied by positive action-
3-A good laugh is sunshine in the home-
4-Do that good deed now for you never know how soon it will be too late-
5-God wants to hear your prayer, not your advice-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Satan is the father of lies but he forgot to patent the idea and the business suffers from competition-
I'VE LEARNED-In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation, don't bring up the past-
DID YOU KNOW-Tina Turner's real name is Annie Mae Bullock-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When and where did Mary Magdalene first meet Jesus?
2-Why didn't Mary Magdalene not recognize Jesus at the tomb?
3-How did the women who came to Jesus' tomb on Sunday morning with spices to put on Jesus' body expect to see it since the tomb had been sealed and guarded?
4-Why didn't Jesus first appear to Pilate or the Sanhedran?
5-Who were the two men on the road to Emmaus?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What bible person's name meant "honorable"?
Yesterday's answer-Timothy
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 5:11-20
11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on a hill near there.
12 The demons begged Jesus, "Send us into the pigs; let us go into them."
13 So Jesus allowed then to do this. The evil spirits left the man and went into the
pigs. Then the herd of pigs, about two thousand of them, rushed down the hill into the lake and were drowned.
14 The herdsmen ran away and went to the town and to the countryside, telling everyone about this. So people went out to see what had happened.
15 They came to Jesus and saw the man who used to have the many evil spirits, sitting, clothed, and in his right mind. And they were frightened.
16 The people who saw this told the others what had happened to the man who had the demons living in him, and they told about the pigs.
17 Then the people began to beg Jesus to leave their area.
18 As Jesus was getting back into the boat, the man who was freed from the demons begged to go with him.
19 But Jesus would not let him. He said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how he has had mercy on you."
20 So the man left and began to tell the people in the Ten Towns about what Jesus had done for him. And everyone was amazed.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday April 18, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-All the best coaches are in the stands-
2-A grandmother is a mother who has been given a second chance-
3-The difference between a goal and a dream is a plan-
4-Mental lassitude is often cured by a clear decision to act-
5-Life will pay you what you demand of it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Coffee is a break fluid-
I'VE LEARNED-Hindsight is often an exact science-
DID YOU KNOW-Tom Cruise's real name is Thomas Mapother.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why didn't Jesus first appear after the resurrection to his inner circle of disciples, Peter, James and John?
2-Why did Jesus first appear after his resurrection to Mary Magdalene?
3-Was Mary Magdalene really another disciple?
4-Had Mary Magdalene been mentally ill or morally destitute?
5-Was Mary Magdalene married during the time of her friendship with Jesus?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Bible person's name meant "honored of God"?
Yesterday's answer-Soloman
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 5:1-10
1 Jesus and his followers went to the other side of the lake to the area of the Gerasene people.
2 When Jesus got out of the boat, instantly a man with an evil spirit came to him from the burial caves.
3 This man lived in the caves, and no one could tie him up, not even with a chain.
4 Many times people had used chains to tie the man's hands and feet, but he always broke them off. No one was strong enough to control him.
5 Day and night he would wander around the burial caves and on the hills, screaming and cutting himself with stones.
6 While Jesus was still far away, the man saw him, ran to him, and fell down before him.
7 The man shouted in a loud voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Moat High God? I command you in God's name not to torture me!"
8 He said this because Jesus was saying to him, "You evil spirit, come out of the man."
9 Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" he answered, "My name is legion, because we are many spirits."
10 He begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Ap[ril 17, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Shouting to make your children behave is like steering your car with the horn-
2-Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook-
3-No day is complete until you hear the laughter of a child-
4-Many children are spoiled because you can't spank grandparents-
5-The reason most people don't show horse sense is because they don't want to be saddled with responsibility-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A committee is a group of the involuntary appointed by the indecisive to discuss the unnecessary-
I'VE LEARNED-Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home-
DID YOU KNOW-Judy Garland's real name was Frances Gumm
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1- Would Jesus' tomb have been destroyed over the centuries?
2-Was Jesus' tomb used again later by Joseph of Arimathea?
3-Is it important to know the exact location of Jesus' tomb?
4-Did Jesus have perfect health during his lifetime?
5-Why didn't Jesus first appear after the resurrection to all the disciples together?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Bible person's name meant "peace"?
Yesterday's answer-Job
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY- MARK 4:35-41
35 That evening, Jesus said to his followers, "Let's go across the lake."
36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him in the boat just as he was. There were also other boats with them.
37 A very strong wind came up on lake. The waves came over the sides and into the boat so that it was already full of water.
38 Jesus was at the back of the boat, sleeping with his head on a cushion. His followers woke him and said, "Teacher, don't you care that we are drowning!"
39 Jesus stood up and commanded the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind stopped, and it became completely calm.
40 Jesus said to his followers, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
41 The followers were very afraid and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday April 16, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A hug is a perfect gift for one size fits all and no one minds if you exchange it-
2-The person who takes responsibility on his shoulders isn't likely to be carrying a chip there-
3-There are two kinds of people who don't say much, those who are quiet and those who are always talking-
4-Every touchdown in life is a team effort-
5-The trouble with being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You start cutting your wisdom teeth the first time you bite off more than you can chew-
I'VE LEARNED-Giving away baby clothes and furniture is major cause of pregnancy-
DID YOU KNOW-John Wayne's real name was Marion Morrison-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW-
1-Would Barabbas have seen Jesus' flogging and crucifixion?
2-Where is the real place of Jesus' burial?
3 Why would Joseph of Arimathea have had his own private tomb?
4-Did any of Jesus' friends, family or followers help in Jesus' burial?
5-Was there enough time after Jesus died for Joseph of Arimathea to ask Pilate for permission to bury Jesus' body, prepare it for burial with Nicodemus and bury it before the Sabbath began at 6pm (about 3 hours)?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What bible person's name meant "he that weeps"?
Yesterday's answer-Jonah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 4:30-34
30 Then Jesus said, "How can I show you what the kingdom of God is like? What story can I use to explain it?
31 The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, the smallest seed you plant in the ground.
32 But when planted, this seed grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants. It produces large branches, and the wild birds can make nests in its shade."
33 Jesus used many stories like these to teach the crowd God's message-as much as they could understand.
34 He always use stories to teach them. But when he and his followers were alone, Jesus explained everything to them.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday April 15, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Well done is better than well said-
2-An expert is one who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today-
3-A friend is one who asks how you are and then waits to hear your answer-
4-Experience is the hardest kind of teacher--it gives the tests first and the lessons afterwards-
5-Many receive advice but only the wise profit from it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Some people drink at the fountain of knowledge while some only gargle with it-
I'VE LEARNED-Trust in God but lock your car-
DID YOU KNOW-Hulk Hogan's real name is Terry Bollea
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would Jesus ever have worn jewelry?
2-Would Jesus ever have had a haircut and if so how?
3-Was Jesus' body washed before burial or was it too badly beaten?
4-Why didn't Jesus die from blood loss after the flogging and nailing?
5-When and where were the the two thieves buried?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whose name meant "exalted of God"?
Yesterday's answer-Samuel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 4:26-29
26 Then Jesus said "The kingdom of God is like someone who plants seed in the ground.
27 Night and day, whether the person is asleep or awake, the seed still grows, but the person does not know how it grows.
28 By itself the earth produces grain. First the plant grows, then the head, and then all the grain in the head.
29 When the grain is ready, the farmer cuts it, because this is the harvest time."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday April 14, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-An ounce of "don't say it" is worth a pound of "didn't mean it"-
2-No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible-
3-The most effective remedy for gray hair is total baldness-
4-Experience is a good school but it has no vacations-
5-When you flee temptation, don't leave a forwarding address-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Remember, heck is reserved for those who don't give a dang-
I'VE LEARNED-Problems that go away by themselves usually return by themselves-
DID YOU KNOW-Cher's real name is Cherilyn La Pierre-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Was it common for people of Jesus day to be buried in a tomb?
2-Why did Joseph of Arimathea to ask Pilate for Jesus body?
3-Was it a risky move for Joseph of Arimathea to ask Pilate for Jesus body to bury it?
4-Why hadn't Pilate ordered what to do with Jesus body?
5-Was any personal or cherished objects buried with Jesus?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whose name meant "asked of God"?
Yesterday's answer-Ruth
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 4:21-25
21 Then Jesus said to them, "Do you hide a lamp under a bowl or under a bed? No! You put the lamp on a lampstand.
22 Everything that is hidden will be made clear and every secret thing will be made known.
23 You people who can hear me, listen!
24 Think carefully about what you hear. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you, but God will give you even more.
25 Those who have understanding will be given more. But those who do not have understanding, even what they have will be taken away from them."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday April 13, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Don't plan the future with a rear view mirror-
2-Life is not a plate to be emptied, but a bowl to be filled-
3-On the highways of life, there are many more toll ways than freeways-
4-If you think education is expensive, try ignorance-
5-The purest affection the heart can hold is the honest love of a four year old-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Never try to drown your sorrows for they can swim-
I'VE LEARNED-Silence is sometimes the best answer-
DID YOU KNOW-Bruce Willis's real name is Walter
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How many hours did Jesus hang on the cross?
2-Would Adam and Eve have looked like us today?
3-What color of skin would Adam and Eve have had?
4-When did peoples different colors of skin first appear?
5-Is our physical characteristics today an evolution of our original ancestors?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whose name meant "something worth seeing"?
Yesterdays's answer-Esther
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 4:13-20
13 Then Jesus said to his followers, "Don't you understand this story? If you don't, how will you understand any story?
14 The farmer is like a person who plants God's message in people.
15 Sometimes the teaching falls on the road. This is like the people who hear the teaching of God, but Satan quickly comes and takes away the teaching that was planted in them.
16 Others are like the seed planted on rocky ground. They hear the teaching and quickly accept it with joy.
17 But since they don't allow the teaching to go deep into their lives, they keep it only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes, because of the teaching they accepted, they quickly give up.
18 Others are like the seed planted among the thorny weeds. They hear the teaching,
19 but the worries of this life, the temptation of wealth, and many other evil desires keep the teaching from growing and producing fruit in their lives.
20 Others are like the seed planted in the good ground. They hear the teaching and accept it. Then they grow and produce fruit--sometimes thirty times more, sometimes sixty times more, and sometimes a hundred times more."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday April 12, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Many things are opened by mistake but none so frequently as the mouth-
2-When the going gets easier, check to make sure you are not going downhill-
3-You can let your own light shine without blowing out the other person's light-
4-We learn from our own mistakes and most of us never lack for study materials-
5-Happiness is living each day as if it were the first day of a marriage and the last day of a vacation-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Education replaces stubborn ignorance with thoughtful uncertainty-
I'VE LEARNED-Open yourself to change but don't lose your values-
DID YOU KNOW-American explorer Richard Byrd once spent five months alone in Antarctica-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How much of a Christians wealth should be left for "God's work" when they die?
2-Should a Christian try to provide financially for all possibilities associated with old age?
3-Why were the disciples surprised at Jesus' words about the difficulty of rich people getting into heaven?
4-Why is the placing of hands on someone associated with giving a blessing?
5-How long did it take for Jesus/Simeon to carry the cross to Golgotha?
BIBLE TRIVIA Whose bible name meant "star"?
Yesterday's answer-Nehemiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 4:10-12
10 Later, when Jesus was alone, the twelve apostles and others around him asked him about the stories.
11 Jesus said, "You can know the secret about the kingdom of God. But to other people I tell everything by using stories
12 so that: They will look and look, but they will not learn. They will listen and listen, but they will not understand. If they did learn and understand, they would come back to me and be forgiven."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday April 11, 2010 thought for the day

FRIENDS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-For adult education, nothing beats having children-
2-Greener pastures often have higher fences-
3-It is better to get laugh wrinkles than worry warts-
4-Kind hearts are the garden, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the flowers, kind deeds are the fruits-
5-Never let yesterday use up today-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Most people don't make the same mistake twice, they make it 3 or 4 times-
I'VE LEARNED--You need to spend some time alone-
DID YOU KNOW-Christopher Columbus had blond hair-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Should Christians live debt free except for their home?
2-Should Christians "pledge" money that they don't have to their church or Christian ministries trusting God will provide?
3-Should Christians ever declare bankruptcy except for things beyond their control such as unusual medical expenses or loss of a job, etc.?
4-Should Christians try to leave a financial inheritance to their children or grandchildren?
5-Should Christians always leave a part of their financial estate on death to their place of worship or other ministries they were interested in?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whose name meant"the Lord has consoled"?
Yesterday's answer-Obadiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 4:1-9
1 Again Jesus began teaching by the lake. A great crowd gathered around him, so he sat down in a boat near the shore. All the people stayed on the shore close to the water.
2 Jesus taught them many things, using stores. He said,
3 "Listen! A farmer went out to plant his seed.
4 While he was planting, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and ate it up.
5 Some seed fell on rocky ground where there wasn't much dirt. That seed grew very fast, because the ground was not deep.
6 But when the sun rose, the plants dried up because they did not have deep roots.
7 Some other seed fell among thorny weeds, which grew and choked the good plants. So those plants did not produce a crop.
8 Some other seed fell on good ground and began to grow. It got taller and produced a crop. Some plants made thirty times more, some made sixty times more, and some made a hundred times more."
9 Then Jesus said, "You people who can hear me, listen!"
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER