Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday June 30, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Standing alone is not based on our reaction to people but on our love for God-
2-The soul would have no rainbows if the eye had no tears-
3-Without love there is no joy-
4-Love is the little things we do for each other-
5-God's last name is not dammit-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Good, better, best, never let it rest until good is better and better is best-
I'VE LEARNED-Dieting is the penalty for exceeding the feed limit-
DID YOU KNOW-Disney's Goofy actually started life as "Dippy Dawg," a combination of both Goofy and Pluto-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Do the Jews today make blood sacrifices for an atonement for sin. If not, why not?
2-If Satan was a heavenly being (angel), how could pride have entered him?
3-Do angels today have the ability to make choices between good and evil?
4-Why does it take a "crises" experience to cause us to seek God?
5-Were any of Jesus' disciples or followers wealthy people?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What short man ran to see Jesus but could not because of his height?
Yesterday's answer-Gehazi
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 14:53-61
53 The people who arrested Jesus led him to the house of the high priest, where all the leading priests, the older Jewish leaders, and the teachers of the law were gathered.
54 Peter followed far behind and entered the courtyard of the high priest's house. There he sat with the guards, warming himself by the fire.
55 The leading priests and the whole Jewish council tried to find something that Jesus had done wrong so they could kill him. But the council could find no proof of anything.
56 Many people came and told false things about him, but all said different things, non of them agreed.
57 Then some people stood up and lied about Jesus, saying,
58 "We heard this man say, 'I will destroy this Temple that people made. And three days later I will build another temple not made by people.' "
59 But even the things these people said did not agree.
60 Then the high priest stood before them and asked Jesus, "Aren't you going to answer? Don't you have something to say about their charges against you?"
61 But Jesus said nothing" he did not answer.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday June 29, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-I am a witness for the body of Jesus Christ-
2-Everyone has been young before but not everyone has been old before-
3-Faith is like a boomerang. Begin using what you have and it comes back to you in greater measure-
4-God gives his best to those who leave the choice with him-
5-When Jesus came, so did Christmas-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Laugh lines should be the guidelines for wrinkles-
I'VE LEARNED-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to take a nap when I was younger-
DID YOU KNOW-Disney's Goofy has a wife, Mrs. Goofy, and one son, Goofy Jr.-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did the Old Testament blood sacrifice cover only past sins or future sins also?
2-Why was the Old Testament blood sacrifice done yearly?
3-What was the first sin?
4-Were some animals created just so they would become blood sacrifices for peoples sin?
5-Was there any repentance involved in the old testament blood sacrifices for sin?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What servant of the prophet Elisha ran to meet the woman of Shunem?
Yesterday's answer-David
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 14:43-51
43 At once while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve apostles, came up. With him were many people carrying swords and clubs who had been sent from the leading priests, the teachers of the law, and the older Jewish leaders.
44 Judas had planned a signal for them, saying "The man I kiss is Jesus. Arrest him and guard him while you lead him away.
45 So Judas went straight to Jesus and said, "Teacher!" and kissed him.
46 Then the people grabbed Jesus and arrested him.
47 One of his followers standing nearby pulled out his sword and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear.
48 Then Jesus said, "You come to get me with swords and clubs as if I were a criminal.
49 Every day I was with you teaching in the Temple, and you did not arrest me there. But all these things have happened to make the Scripture come true."
50 Then all of Jesus' followers left him and ran away.
51 A young man, wearing only a linen cloth, was following Jesus, and the people also grabbed him.
52 But the cloth he was wearing came off, and he ran away naked.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday June 28, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Child of God, please call home-
2-Christianity is not a new lease on life, but a new life-
3-I am happy to wear the name of Jesus-
4-I know God is real, because I have inside information-
5-Christians should love the hell out of people-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isn't getting enough sleep-
I'VE LEARNED-You are the master of your tongue but you also are master of your ears-
DID YOU KNOW-Mickey Mouse's ears are always turned to the front, no matter which direction his head is pointing-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How long a time period was there between creation and Adam's creation?
2-Why did God need a day of rest in the creation story? Does He need a day of rest every seven days now?
3-Could there have been thousands of man years involved in each day of creation?
4-Why did the payment for sin always have to be death?
5-Why did God require a blood sacrifice for an atonement for sin?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What boy ran into the Philistine camp to confront their best warrior?
Yesterday's answer-Rachel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 14:32-42
32 Jesus and his followers went to a place called Gethsemane. He said to them, "Sit here while I pray."
33 Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him, and he began to be very sad and troubled.
34 He said to them, "My heart is full of sorrow, to the point of death. Stay here and watch."
35 After walking a little farther away from them, Jesus fell to the ground and prayed that, if possible, he would not have this time of suffering.
36 He prayed, "Abba, Father! You can do all things. Take away this cup of suffering. But do what you want, not what I want."
37 Then Jesus went back to his followers and found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you stay awake with me for one hour?
38 Stay awake and pray for strength against temptation. The spirit wants to do what is right, but the body is weak."
39 Again, Jesus went away and prayed the same thing.
40 Then he went back to his followers, and again he found them asleep, because their eyes were very heavy. And they did not know what to say to him.
41 After Jesus prayed a third time, he went back to his followers and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? That's enough. The time has come for the Son of Man to be handed over to sinful people.
42 Get up, we must go. Look, here come the man who has turned against me."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday June 27, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The highest reward for our toil is not what we get for it but what we become by it-
2-You cannot build character and courage by taking away initiative and independence-
3-If you find a path with no obstacles it probably doesn't lead anywhere-
4-Take time to think for it is the source of power
Take time to read for it is the fountain of wisdom
Take time to pray for it is the greatest power on earth-
5-The most difficult thing to give away is kindness for it is usually returned-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The math teacher went crazy with the chalk board, he did a number on it-
I'VE LEARNED-He who stuffeth.......puffeth-
DID YOU KNOW-Walt Disney originally supplied the voice for Mickey Mouse-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did all peoples descend from Noah after the great flood?
2-Were Noah and his family the only people alive on earth after the great flood?
3-Were people alive in earth on other continents and areas at the time of the great flood?
4-If all people of earth were destroyed in the great flood except Noah and his family, where did the worlds races and skin color come from?
5-Is this a true statement-"What God is , we can become"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What cousin of Jacob's ran to tell her father when she found she and Jacob were related?
Yesterday's answer-Samuel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 14:27-31
27 Then Jesus told the followers, "You will all stumble in your faith, because it is written in the scriptures; 'I will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will scatter.'
28 But after I rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
29 Peter said, "Everyone else may stumble in their faith, but I will not."
30 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, tonight before the rooster crows twice you will say three times you don't know me."
31 But Peter insisted, "I will never say that I don't know you! I will even die with you!" And all the other followers said the same thing.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday June 26, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Hostility or conflict usually grows out of deep hurt-
2-There is no change without confrontation-
3-Bitterness grows out of self pity-
4-We talk about those things that meet out needs-
5-When you look through a plane of glass you see people, but if you cover it with silver you stop seeing others and see only yourself-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Taste makes waist-
I'VE LEARNED-All the fine compliments, all the good wishes, will never replace help with the dishes-
DID YOU KNOW-Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney, whose mother he dated for some time.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Were Adam and Eve the first people on earth?
2-What was time known as before the creation?
3-Does everything come from something?
4-Did God change or evolve into who He is today?
5-Is eternity measured in time?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who ran to the priest Eli, thinking Eli had called him in the night, thou it was actually God who called him?
Yesterdays's answer-John
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 14:22-26
22 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread and thanked God for it and broke it. Then he gave it to his followers and said, "Take it; this is my body."
23 Then Jesus took a cup and thanked God for it and gave it to the followers, and they all drank from the cup.
24 Then Jesus said, "This is my blood which is the new agreement that God makes with his people. This blood is poured out for many.
25 I tell you the truth, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine again until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."
26 After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday June 25, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A man never comes in last when he puts God first-
2-Faith is the soul's intake, love is the soul's outlet-
3-The way to great faith is through great trials-
4-One great use of words is to hide our thoughts-
5-Grandchildren complete life's circle of love-
STRANGE THOUGHTS-Gossip is ear pollution-
I'VE LEARNED-It is my responsibility to love my wife, it is God's responsibility to make her good-
DID YOU KNOW-PEANUTS is the world's most read comic strip
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the "wrath of God" for Christians or unbelievers?
2-Does Satan live (exist) in hell?
3-If Satan is in hell, is he being tormented-if not, why not?
4-What is the 2nd death for sinners?
5-How long has it been since Adam/Eve lived?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What disciple outran Peter to Jesus' tomb?
Yesterday's answer-Philip
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 14:17-21
17 In the evening, Jesus went to that house with the twelve.
18 WEhile they were all eating, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will turn against me, one of you eating with me now."
19 The followers were very sad to hear this. Each one began to say to Jesus, "I am not the one, am I?"
20 Jesus answered, It is one of the twelve, the one who dips his bread into the bowl with me.
21 The son of Man will die, just as the Scriptures say. But how terrible it will be for the person who hands the Son of Man over to be killed. It would be better for him if he had never been born."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday June 24, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Everyone is important, no one is indispensable-
2-Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers-
3-It is around a dinner table that friends perceive best the warmth of being together-
4-Only God can count the apples in one seed-
5-Don't be afraid to hope-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you-
I'VE LEARNED-Forgiveness is the daily bread of married life-
DID YOU KNOW-Marmaduke the cartoon dog is a Great Dane-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does "lament" mean?
2-Can we complain to or be angry with God?
3-Will anyone be "saved" after Jesus' 2nd return?
4-How long is the Tribulation?-3 1/2 years or 7 years?
5-Does the Tribulation affect both Christians and the ungodly?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What evangelist ran to meet a foreign official in his chariot?
Yesterday's answer-Elijah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 14:10-16
10 One of the twelve apostles, Judas Iscariot, went to talk to the leading priests to offer to hand Jesus over to them.
11 These priests were pleased about this and promised to pay Judas money. So he watched for the best time to turn Jesus in.
12 It was now the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread when the Passover lamb was sacrificed. Jesus' followers said to him, "Where do you want us to go and prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?"
13 Jesus sent two of his followers and said to them, "Go into the city and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him.
14 When he goes into a house, tell the owner of the house, 'The teacher says: Where is my guest room in which I can eat the Passover meal with my followers.?'
15 The owner will show you a large room upstairs that is furnished and ready. Prepare the food for us there."
16 So the followers left and went into the city. Everything happened as Jesus had said, so they prepared the Passover meal.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday June 23, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-No matter how dark the "now" is, there will be light enough in God's "after" to explain the darkness-
2-Loneliness and aloneness are not the same-
3-Reading your Bible prevents truth decay-
4-A person's happiness depends more on what they share than what they get-
5-Love is a fruit in season at all times and within the reach of every hand-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Too often, when you tell a secret, it goes in one ear and then another-
I'VE LEARNED-You must be the change you wish to see in the world-
DID YOU KNOW-Dennis the Menace's dog is named Gnasher
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-If we have success do we have significance?
2-If we have significance do we have success?
3-Is God's "abundant life" about having more stuff?
4-How do you pray when no one is listening?
5-Can prayer be negative?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who outran a team of horses?
Yesterday's answer-Esau
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 14:1-9
1 It was now only two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The leading priests and teachers of the law were trying to find a trick to arrest Jesus and kill him.
2 But they said, "We must not do it during the feast, because the people might cause a riot."
3 Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon, who had a skin disease. While Jesus was eating there, a woman approached him with an alabaster jar filled with very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She open the jar and poured the perfume on Jesus' head.
4 Some who were there became upset and said to each other, "Why waste that perfume?
5 It was worth a full year's work. It could have been sold and the money given to the poor." And they got very angry with the woman.
6 Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why are you troubling her? She did and excellent thing for me.
7 You will always have the poor with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
8 This woman did the only thing she could do for me; she poured perfume on my body to prepare me for burial.
9 I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached in all the world, what this woman has done will be told, and people will remember her."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday June 22, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Character is what you are on the third and fourth tries-
2-Patience of spirit is better than struggle of spirit-
3-Lord, speak to me in such a way that I don't have a struggle understanding-
4-When love is present, no sacrifice is too great-
5-Christian-everything you do in life is for Christ-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Gossip is thought poison-
I'VE LEARNED-A sense of humor is a major defense against minor trouble-
DID YOU KNOW-Dagwood Bumstead's dog is named Daisy-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus say his 2nd coming is like lightning coming out of the east and shining to the west, but out storms come from a westerly direction?
2-Is Jesus' 2nd coming before, during, or after the great tribulation?
3-Can Jesus' 2nd coming come at any time?
4-How do you become strong through weakness?
5-How do you win by surrendering?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What belligerent man ran to meet his brother and kissed him after a long time of separation?
Yesterday's answer-The Gadarene demoniac
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 13:32-37
32 "No one knows when that day or time will be, not the angels in heaven, not even the son. Only the Father knows.
33 Be careful! Always be ready, because you don't know when that time will be.
34 It is like a man who goes on a trip. He leaves his house and lets his servants take care of it, giving each one a special job to do. The man tells the servant guarding the door always to be watchful.
35 So always be ready, because you don't know when the owner of the house will come back. It might be in the evening, or at midnight, or in the morning while it is still dark, or when the sun rises.
36 Always be ready. Otherwise he might come back suddenly and find you sleeping.
37 I tell you this, and I say this to everyone: 'Be ready!' "
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday June 21, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Thank you God for my work, thank you God for the strength/health to do my work-
2-Do everything possible to reflect God's love to those around you-
3-God, how many miracles to you do that go unnoticed-
4-Worry has never paid a bill-
5-People are the only creatures who run faster when they lose their way-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Sometimes life is a car wash and you are on a bike-
I'VE LEARNED-Life can be summed up in three words--it goes on-
DID YOU KNOW-Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to ever have been made into a balloon for a parade-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How can death and hell be cast into a lake of fire?
2-Is there more than one eternal judgement?
3-Why do the 10 nations out of the old Roman Empire give their power and strength to the anti Christ?
4-Why is there no forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood?
5-Have all prophecies been fulfilled concerning Jesus' second coming?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What bizarre person saw Jesus from far off and ran to worship him?
Yesterday's answer-Paul
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 13:24-31
24 "During the days after this trouble comes, the sun will grow dark, and the moon will not give its light.
25 The stars will fall from the sky. And the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
26 Then people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
27 Then he will send his angels all around the earth to gather his chosen people from every part of the earth and from every part of heaven.
28 Learn a lesson from the fig tree: when its branches become green and soft and new leaves appear, you know summer is near.
29 In the same way, when you see these things happening, you will know that the time is near, ready to come.
30 I tell you the truth, all these things will happen while the people of this time are still living.
31 Earth and sky will be destroyed, but the words I have said will never be destroyed."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday June 20, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Oversleeping is a poor way of trying to make your dreams come true-
2-Mother nature giveth, father time taketh away-
3-Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art-
4-Don't worry about tomorrow, you did that yesterday-
5-If you must make a mistake, it will be to your credit if you make a new one each time-
STRANGE THOUGHT-What do you give somebody who has everything? Antibodies.
I'VE LEARNED-a person who doesn't make mistakes never makes decisions-
DID YOU KNOW-Before Mickey Mouse, Felix the Cat was the most popular cartoon character.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the "bottomless pit" the same as the place of "hell"?
2-Is the "bottomless pit" the same place as the "lake of fire and brimstone"?
3-The fire that comes down from heaven at the battle of Armageddon, is it of nature and God sent or is it nuclear?
4-At the great White Throne Judgement, death and hell give up the dead which are in them. Why would they be in hell if not already judged?
5-What is the second death?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Christian shaved his head at Cenchrea in connection with a vow?
Yesterday's answer-The Nazarites
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 13:14-23
14 "You will see the destroying terror standing where it should not be. At that time, the people in Judea should run away to the mountains.
15 If people are on the roofs of their houses, they must not go down or go inside to get anything out of their houses.
16 If people are in the fields, they must not go back to get their coats.
17 At that time, how terrible it will be for women who are pregnant or have nursing babies.
18 Pray that these things will not happen in winter,
19 because those days will be full of trouble. There will be more trouble than there has ever been since the beginning, when God made the world, until now, and nothing as bad will ever happen again.
20 God has decided to make that terrible time short. Otherwise, no one would go on living. But God will make that time short to help the people he has chosen.
21 At that time, someone might say to you, 'Look, there is the Christ!' Or another person might say, 'There he is!' But don't believe them.
22 False Christs and false prophets will come and perform great wonders and miracles. They will try to fool even the people God has chose, if that is possible.
23 So be careful. I have warned you about all this before it happens.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday June 19, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When you are ready to go over the edge, remember God in is infinite wisdom made the world round-
2-Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind-
3-The sales department is not the whole company, but the whole company should be the sales department-
4-You are only as happy as you make up your mind to be-
5-Those who walk with God always reach their destination-
STRANGE THOUGHT-All calendar days are numbered-
I'VE LEARNED-The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least-
DID YOU KNOW-The Brady Brunch kids went to elementary school at Dixie Canyon Elementary-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Will the Jews accept the antichrist as their messiah?
2-Is the rapture a separate event from Jesus' second coming?
3-Could the anti Christ be the person of Satan?
4-When is Satan cast into the bottomless pit for 1000 years?
5-Satan is to be loosed for a little season after 1000 years. How long is that?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What group of consecrated men never cut their hair?
Yesterday's answer-Shave it off-
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY- MARK 13:9-13
9 "You must be careful. People will arrest you and take you to court and beat you in their synagogues. You will be forced to stand before kings and governors, to tell them about me. This will happen to you because you follow me.
10 But before these things happen, the Good News must be told to all people.
11 When you are arrested and judged, don't worry ahead of time about what you should say. Say whatever is given you to say at that time, because it will not really be you speaking; it will be the Holy Spirit.
12 Brothers will give their own brothers to be killed, and fathers will give their own children to be killed. Children will fight against their own parents and cause them to be put to death.
13 All people will hate you because you follow me, but those people who keep their faith until the end will be saved."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday June 18, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Jesus did not give us a plan of action, a code of ethics or a program of reforms but wonderful illuminating contradictions-
2-Christianity is an experience, not a body of ideas or principles-
3-The best things in life cannot be kept, they must be shared---a smile, a hug, a kiss, love--
4-A friend is one who knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when I forget the words-
5-There are two ways to spread light, be the candle or the mirror that reflects it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Heck is reserved for those who don't give a dang-
I'VE LEARNED-The happiest people don't have everything, they just make the best of everything they have-
DID YOU KNOW-M*A*S*H stood for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-The false prophet will make an image of the anti Christ that will speak and appear to be human. Will it be so or a technological trick that will deceive people?
2-Is the anti Christ controlled by Satan?
3-Who causes a mark on the forehead or the right hand-the anti Christ, the false prophet or the image that appears to speak?
4-Will Christians be able to buy or sell without the mark on their forehead or right hand?
5-Does the anti Christ give the Jews permission to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple?
BIBLE TRIVIA-If an Israelite man took a female prisoner of war as his wife, what did she have to do to her hair?
Yesterday's answer-The Levites
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 13:1-8
1 As Jesus was leaving the Temple, One of his followers said to him, "Look Teacher! How beautiful the buildings are! How big the stones are!"
2 Jesus said, "Do you see all these great buildings? Not one stone will be left on another. Every stone will be thrown down to the ground."
3 Later, as Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, opposite the Temple, he was alone with Peter, James, John and Andrew. They asked Jesus,
4 "Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are going to happen?"
5 Jesus began to answer them, "Be careful that no one fools you.
6 Many people will come in my name, saying, 'I am the one.' and they will fool many people.
7 When you hear about wars and stories of wars that are coming, don't be afraid. These things must happen before the end comes.
8 Nations will fight against other nations, and kingdoms against other kingdoms. There will be earth quakes in different places, and there will be times when there is no food for people to eat. These things are like the first pains when something new is about to be born.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday June 17, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A man cannot be comfortable with his own approval-
2-Only with the perspective of faith does the true significance of Jesus become real-
3-Either Jesus never was or he still is-
4-So often the more we know about Jesus the less we know him-
5-God took on the likeness of man in order for man to reach out from his mortality to God's immortality-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Economy is a strange word for it means the large size in toothpaste and the small size in automobiles-
I'VE LEARNED-No matter how hard the wind may blow, it cannot shake the sun-
DID YOU KNOW-Of the three men who made up the Three Stooges over the years, only three of them were real brothers-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Will the mark of the beast be necessary for a cash less society?
2-Is 666 the mark of the beast?
3-Is the mark of the beast the same as the number of the name of the antichrist?
4-Who is the false prophet?
5-How will the Jerusalem Temple be rebuilt when it's site is a Muslim mosque?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who had to shave their whole bodies as part of the ceremony of consecrating themselves to the Lord?
Yesterday's answer-Jeremiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 12:41-44
41 Jesus sat near the Temple money box and watched the people put in their money. Many rich people gave large sums of money.
42 Then a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which were only worth a few cents.
43 Calling his followers to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow gave more than all those rich people.
44 They gave only what they did not need. This woman is very poor, but she gave all she had: she gave all she had to live on."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-FROM JASPER

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday June 16, 2010 thought for the day-from Jasper


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except what is outside the will of God-
2-What you do speaks so loud I can't hear what you are saying-
3-One reason sin flourishes is that it is treated like a cream puff instead of a rattlesnake-
4-When you leave grace you enter bondage-
5-Saying you are sorry is proved by not doing it again-
STRANGE THOUGHT-if you live long enough, something will kill you-
I'VE LEARNED-Each season brings it's own unique blessings-
DID YOU KNOW-Daytime dramas are called soap operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the coming anti Christ one who has lived before?
2-When will we know what the mark of the beast will be?
3-Will the mark of the beast be forced on all or will it be done as a security measure for everyone's safety?
4-What is the mark of the beast?
5-Could the mark of the beast be an implant read by a scanner?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet told the people of Jerusalem to cut off their hair as a sign the Lord had rejected them?
Yesterday's answer-Nehemiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 12:38-40
38 Jesus continued teaching and said, "Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around wearing fancy clothes, and they love for people to greet them with respect in the marketplaces.
39 They love to have the most important seats in the synagogues and at feasts.
40 But they cheat widows and steal their houses and then try to make themselves look good by saying long prayers. They will receive a greater punishment."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday June 15, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones-
2-Don't be afraid to take a big step when needed for you can't cross a chasm in small jumps-
3-Every morning is a fresh beginning-
4-Religion is man trying to reach God-
5-Salvation is God trying to reach man-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You are only as old as you feel-the next day-
I'VE LEARNED-"What will they think?" is not a good reason for not attempting something-
DID YOU KNOW-Sitcom characters rarely say goodbye when they hang up the phone-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus call Satan "the prince of this world?"
2-Will there be a total "one world government" of all nations?
3-Why has knowledge increased so much in the last 100 years?
4-Will the anti Christ be of the Muslim religion?
5-Where is the bottomless pit?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was so incensed at the intermarriage of Jews with foreigners that he pulled out the hair of some men?
Yesterday's answer-Ezekiel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 12:35-37
35 As Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he asked, "Why do the teachers of the law say that the Christ is the son of David?
36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, said: 'The Lord said to my Lord; Sit by me at my right side, until I put your enemies under your control.'
37 David himself calls the Christ Lord. So how can the Christ be his son?" The large crowd listened to Jesus with pleasure.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday June 14, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If you can't find happiness along the way, you won't find it at the end of the road-
2-You must have the right to choose, even to choose wrong, if you are ever to learn to choose right-
3-When dreaming of the future, don't forget a little bit arrives each day-
4-Every action of our lives touches some chord that will vibrate in eternity-
5-Lost time is never found again-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Generally, helpful hints aren't-
I'VE LEARNED-It depends on who you are following that determines where you are going-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is Israel still God's chosen people even though they don't recognize Jesus as the messiah?
2-Will the Jews ever again lose their homeland?
3-Does "Whatsoever a man soweth will he also reap!" also apply to nations?
4-Is man's wickedness more evil today than in the days of Noah?
5-What country will the anti Christ come from?
DID YOU KNOW-One in every four Americans have appeared on television-
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet did God tell to shave his head and beard?
Yesterday's answer-Priests
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 12:28-34
28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard Jesus arguing with the Sadducees. Seeing that Jesus gave good answers to their questions, he asked Jesus, "Which of the commands is most important?"
29 Jesus answered, "The most important command is this: Listen, people of Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord.
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.
31 The second command is this: Love your neighbor as you love yourself. There are no commands more important than these"
32 The man answered, "That was a good answer, Teacher. You were right when you said God is the the only Lord and there is no other God besides him.
33 One must love God with all his heart, all his mind, and all his strength. And one must love his neighbor as he loves himself. These commands are more important than all the animals and sacrifices we offer to God."
34 When Jesus saw that the man answered him wisely, Jesus said to him, "You are close to the kingdom of God." And after that, no one was brave enough to ask Jesus any more questions.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday June 13, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Youth is like a flower, as it blooms it grows more beautiful-
2-Competition doesn't create character, it exposes it-
3-Six essentials for success--sincerity, integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity-
4-Wisdom comes more from living than from studying-
5-There is a past which is gone forever, but there is a future which is still our own-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A good woman inspires a man, a brilliant woman interests him, a beautiful woman fascinates him, a sympathetic woman gets him and a loving woman keeps him-
I'VE LEARNED-Becoming number 1 is easier than staying number 1-
DID YOU KNOW-Miss Piggy's measurements are 27-20-36
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How can a non Christian be ethical or have good moral standards?
2-If you pray for God to heal you of a terminal illness, are you asking him to change his plan for your life?
3-Why didn't Jesus instruct his disciples or apostles to write down what he said, did, or prophesied?
4-How many people did Jesus raise from the dead?
5-Could there have been salvation with the crucifixion only and no resurrection?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What class of people could not shave their heads nor let their hair grow long?
Yesterday's answer-Jews
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 12:18-2718
18 Then some Sadducees came to Jesus and asked him a question. (Sadducees believed that people would not rise from the dead.)
19 They said, "Teacher, Moses wrote that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, then that man must marry the widow and have children for his brother.
20 Once there were seven brother. The first brother married and died, leaving no children.
21 So the second brother married the widow, but he also died and had no children. The same thing happened with the third brother.
22 All seven brothers married her and died, and none of the brother had any children. Finally the woman died too.
23 Since all seven brothers had married her, when people rise from the dead, whose wife will she be?"
24 Jesus answered, "Why don't you understand? Don't you know what the Scriptures say, and don't you know about the power of God?
25 When people rise from the dead, they will not marry, nor will they be given to someone to marry. They will be like the angels in heaven.
26 Surely you have read what God said about people rising from the dead. In the book in which Moses wrote about the burning bush, it says that God told Moses, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
27 God is the God of the living, not the dead. You Sadducees are wrong!"
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday June 11, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We are shaped and fashioned by what we love-
2-Don't focus so much on what is immediately before you that you fail to see life in a larger perspective-
3-A determined man with a rusty tool will go further than an undetermined man who has everything-
4-As I was, so my children are, as I am so my children will be-
5-It is not what you have but what has you-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why is a building called a building when it is already built. Shouldn't it just be called a build?
I'VE LEARNED-Don't be afraid to do what you always wanted to do-
DID YOU KNOW-Australia is considered the easiest continent to defend in the game Risk-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why are we content with "manna" when promised land food is available?
2-Are Old Testament dietary restrictions applicable to us today?
3-Does God need to disarm the church to save the world?
4-Does one sin make you unsaved?
5-Does any Christian have perfect theology?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What sort of person had to shave all his hair twice, six days apart?
Yesterday's answer-Jacob, brother of Esau
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 12:1-12
1 Jesus began to use stories to teach the people. He said, "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it and dug a hole for a winepress and built a tower. Then he leased the land to some farmers and left for a trip.
2 When it was time for the grapes to be picked, he sent a servant to the farmers to get his share of the grapes.
3 But the farmers grabbed the servant and beat him and sent him away empty handed.
4 Then the man sent another servant. They hit him on the head and showed no respect for him.
5 So the man sent another servant, whom they killed. The man sent many other servants; the farmers beat some of them and killed others.
6 The man had one person left to send, his son whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
7 But the farmers said to each other, 'This son will inherit the vineyard. If we kill him, it will be ours.'
8 So they took the son, killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
9 So what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those farmers and will give the vineyard to other farmers.
10 Surely you have read this Scripture: 'The stone that the builders rejected became the cornerstone.
11 The Lord did this, and it is wonderful to us.' "
12 The Jewish leaders knew that the story was about them. So they wanted to find a way to arrest Jesus, but they were afraid of the people. So the leaders left him and went away.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday June 10, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Success is more than reaching a goal, it is feeling good about yourself-
2-Faith cancels fear and fear cancels faith-
3-God is good all the time, all the time God is good-
4-Nothing will be done at all if one waits until he can do it so well that no one can find fault with it-
5-At some point in your life, your family will be all you have, so treat them right-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You never realize you are getting lost, only when you are lost-
I'VE LEARNED-If you want to be happy, take things as they come and don't hold onto them as they go-
DID YOU KNOW-The word "checkmate" in chess come from the Persian phrase "Shah-Mat", which means "The king is dead"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-If in tenderness God sought me, will he not in equal tenderness seek those who are mine?
2-Why did God make the Christian life such a struggle?
3-Why does God permit his children to often be so cruelly persecuted?
4-Why does God permit his children to suffer such tragic illnesses?
5-Why doesn't God intercede more often than he does when his children are in such desperate need?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What smooth skinned man had a hairy brother?
Yesterday's answer-Ezra
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 11:27-33
27 Jesus and his followers went again to Jerusalem. As Jesus was walking in the Temple, the leading priests, the teacher of the law, and the older leaders came to him.
28 They said to him, "What authority do you have to do these things? Who gave you this authority?"
29 Jesus answered, "I will ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you what authority I have to do these things.
30 Tell me: When John baptized people, was that authority from God or just from other people?"
31 They argued about Jesus' question, saying. "If we answer, "John's baptism was from God," Jesus will say, "Then why didn't you believe him?"
32 But if we say, "It was from other people,' the crowd will be against us." (These leaders were afraid of the people, because all the people believed that John was a prophet.)
33 So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Jesus said to them, "Then I won't tell you what authority I have to do these things."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Wednesday June 9, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-No one can force you to feel humiliation or shame without your consent-
2-If your behavior violates your own moral standards, humiliation is a natural consequence-
3-Don't do anything you think is wrong or fail to do anything you consider morally necessary-
4-Shame should only come from what we do, not from who we are-
5-Merely excusing behavior you feel in your heart to be wrong only increases shame-
STRANGE THOUGHT-People who spend too much time trying to play their cards right are apt to get lost in the shuffle-
I'VE LEARNED-It takes a crises to teach us we can't take the next moment for granted-
DID YOU KNOW-Values on the Monopoly game board are the same to day as they were in 1935-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you know you are "lost" if you have never been told?
2-Can you believe in a creator and not believe in God?
3-Is there a difference in praying with persistence and with patience?
4-How do you know if you have truly surrendered your life, your problems, your children to God?
5-How does God deal with the stubborn will?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What leader plucked out this own hair and beard when he heard the Jews had intermarried with other races?
Yesterday's answer-Samson
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 11:20-25
20 The next morning as Jesus was passing by with his followers, they saw the fig tree dry and dead, even to the roots.
21 Peter remembered he tree and said to Jesus, "Teacher, look! The fig tree your cursed is dry and dead!"
22 Jesus answered, "Have faith in God.
23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, 'Go, fall into the sea.' And if you have no doubts in your mind and believe that what you say will happen, God will do it for you.
24 So I tell you to believe that you have received the things you ask for in prayer, and God will give them to you.
25 When you are praying, if you are angry with someone, forgive him so that your Father in heaven will also forgive your sins."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Tuesday June 8, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-It doesn't do any harm to smile and say "Good Morning" even if it is raining-
2-If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it. Write it in the sand near the waters edge-
3-Perseverance is a virtue but sticking to your guns when you are out of bullets is bullheaded-
4-Happiness isn't found searching for it. It comes quietly while you are helping others-
5-Don't advertise your troubles for there is no market for them-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If time heals all wounds, how come the belly button always stays the same?
I'VE LEARNED-The key to getting what you want is not being afraid-
DID YOU KNOW-Every day, more money is printed for Monopoly than by the US Treasury-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does your head need to be covered with water to be baptized?
2-Is it okay to be baptized more than once?
3-Is there a consequence to not being baptized?
4-When does God become our heavenly father?
5-Is baptism required to get into heaven?
BIBLE TRIVIA-As a Nazarite, this judge of Israel never shaved or had a haircut until his mistress shaved his head. Who was he?
Yesterday's answer-Paul
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 11:15-19
15 When Jesus returned to Jerusalem, he went into the Temple and began to throw out those who were buying and selling there. He turned over the tables of those who were exchanging different kinds of money and he upset the benches of those who were selling doves.
16 Jesus refused to allow anyone to carry goods through the Temple courts.
17 Then he taught the people, saying, "It is written in the Scriptures, "My Temple will be called a house for prayer for people from all nations.' but you are changing God's house into a hideout for robbers.' "
18 The leading priests and the teachers of the law heard all this and began trying to find a way to kill Jesus. They were afraid of him, because all the people were amazed at his teaching.
19 That evening, Jesus and his followers left the city.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday June 7, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future-
2-If you want to thoroughly know something, teach it to others-
3-Tough love is doing what is right not what is easy-
4-Experience is being able to say you don't know in such a way that people don't know that you don't know-
5-Don't find a fault, find a remedy-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper-
I'VE LEARNED-Life is short even when you live a long time-
DID YOU KNOW-There is about $50 million worth of Monopoly money printed in a year-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does it mean "we shall become like Christ"?
2-Can you lose your eternal heritage?
3-Can God ever cancel his "will" for your life?
4-Should adults be baptized again if they were baptized as a child?
5-Did Jesus "need" to be baptized?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What apostle purified himself, along with four other men, by shaving in his head?
Yesterday's answer-Absalom
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 11:11-14
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the Temple. After he had looked at everything, since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve apostles.
12 The next day as Jesus was leaving Bethany, he became hungry.
13 Seeing a fig tree in leaf from far away, he went to see if it had any figs on it. But he found no figs, only leaves, because it was not the right season for figs.
14 So Jesus said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And Jesus' followers heard him say this.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sunday June 6, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The problem with doing something right the first time is that no one appreciates how difficult it was to do-
2-A diamond is a piece of coal that made good under pressure-
3-Silent gratitude is of no use to anyone-
4-Always think the best of people for even if you error you will be mistaken on the side of love-
5-Let your hope, not your hurts, set your goals-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why pay a dollar for a bookmark. Why not just use the dollar-
I'VE LEARNED-Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression-
DID YOU KNOW-Since its introduction in February 1935, more than 150 million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is more important-to be seeker centered or disciple builders-
2-Does a good shepherd lay down his life for the sheep?
3-What is a Christ like life?
4-Is the church ever satisfied with what it's people give?
5-What is a desperate prayer?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prince had his hair cut only once a year?
Yesterday's answer-Esau
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 11:1-10
1 As Jesus and his followers were coming closer to Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany near the Mount of Olives. From there Jesus sent two of his followers and said to them,
2 "Go to the town you can see there. When you enter it, you will quickly find a colt tied, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here to me.
3 If anyone asks you why you are doing this, tell him it's Master needs the colt, and he will send it at once."
4 The followers went into the town, found a colt tied in the street near the door of a house, and untied it.
5 Some people were standing there and asked, "What are you doing? Why are you untying that colt?"
6 The followers answered the way Jesus told them to answer, and the people let them take the colt.
7 They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it, and Jesus sat on it.
8 Many people spread their coats on the road. Others cut branches in the fields and spread them on the road.
9 The people were walking ahead of Jesus and behind him, shouting, "Praise God! God bless the One who comes in the name of the Lord!
10 God bless the kingdom of our father David! That kingdom is coming! Praise to God in heaven!"
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Saturday June 5, 2010 thought for the day

FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-People who dislike their work are slaves, no matter how much they make-
2-The trouble with life is that you are half way through it before you realize it is one of those do it yourself deals-
3-When you look at the world through rose colored glassed, you become rose colored yourself-
4-In the long run, a pessimist may be right, but an optimist has a better time on the trip-
5-A friend is someone before whom I may think aloud and not be criticized-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Under the sea, why is it always the starfish that gets to be the sheriff?
I'VE LEARNED-If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet-
DID YOU KNOW-According to Elvis's autopsy, he had ten different drugs in his body at the time of his death-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus weep over Lazarus being dead?
2-Does time heal all wounds?
3-Do Christian today really believe in prayer anymore?
4-Has human ability and reasoning replaced prayer today?
5-Are all believers priests?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who is mentioned first in the Bible as being very hairy?
Yesterday's answer-Nebuchadnezzar
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 10:46-52
46 Then they came to the town of Jericho. As Jesus was leaving there with this followers and a great many people, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus son of Timaeus was sitting by the road.
47 When he heard that Jesus from Nazareth was walking by, he began to shout, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
48 Many people warned the blind man to be quiet, but he shouted even more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
49 Jesus stopped and said, "Tell the man to come here." So they called the blind man, saying "Cheer up! Get to your feet. Jesus is calling you."
50 The blind man jumped up, left his coat there, and went to Jesus.
51 Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man answered, "Teacher, I want to see."
52 Jesus said, "Go, you are healed because you believed." At once the man could see, and he followed Jesus on the road.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, June 04, 2010

Friday June 4, 2010 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You cannot testify to your own virtue of humility-
2-There is a price to pay for everything we achieve-
3-There is a cost for every choice we make-
4-Your time of crises is a test of your stability-
5-Wisdom comes from a lifetime of listening when you'd rather have been talking-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else-
I'VE LEARNED-You must love yourself before you can love others-
DID YOU KNOW-Elvis Presley once appointed Special Agent of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you worship the creator and not worship God?
2-Did Adam and Eve know Satan before they were tempted?
3-Was Satan a part of the Garden of Eden scenery while Adam and Eve walked with God?
4-Did Adam and Eve have any reason to be fearful of Satan?
5-Is the custodian just as important as the pastor in a church?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Babylon, driven from his palace, lived in the wilderness and let his hair grow long and shaggy?
Yesterday's answer-Job-
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 10:42-45
42 Jesus called them together and said, "The non Jewish people have rulers. You know that those rulers love to show their power over the people, and their important leaders love to use all their authority.
43 But it should not be that way among you. Whoever wants to become great among you must serve the rest of you like a servant.
44 Whoever wants to become the first among you must serve all of you like a slave.
45 In the same way, the Son of Man did not come to be served. He came to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many people."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Thursday June 3, 2010 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Courage is putting your fears aside and doing what needs to be done-
2-To live successfully is the compass of Christ and the roadmap of scripture-
3-A happy marriage is the union of 2 good forgivers-
4-A friend is someone you want to be with when you feel like being alone-
5-What we do comes from what we are-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Is there as museum where they have all the heads and arms from the statues that are in other museums?
I'VE LEARNED-You can walk hand in hand even if you don't see eye to eye-
DID YOU KNOW-Elvis never gave an encore
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can we live our lives above reproach?
2-Is there a negative silent witness?
3-Are we satisfied with a small return on the investment in evangelism?
4-Were Adam and Eve in a perfect state because they were created that way or because they walked with God?
5-Does God make himself known to all humans?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What grief stricken Old Testament man shaved his head after he learned his children had been destroyed?
Yesterday's answer-Elisha
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 10:35-41
35 Then James and John, sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said, "Teacher, we want to ask you do do something for us."
36 Jesus asked, "What do you want me to do for you?"
37 They answered, "Let one of us sit at your right side and one of us sit at your left side in your glory in your kingdom."
38 Jesus said,"You don't understand what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I must drink? And can you be baptized with the same kind of baptism that I must to through?"
39 They answered, "Yes, we can." Jesus said to them, "You will drink the same cup that I will drink, and you will be baptized with the same baptism that I must go through.
40 But I cannot choose who will sit at my right or my left; those places belong to those for whom they have been prepared."
41 When the other ten followers heard this, they began to be angry with James and John.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Wednesday June 2, 2010 thought for the day

FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-My life may not be easy, but I must go on-
2-He who kneels to pray will not stumble-
3-Love that goes upward is worship, love that goes outward is affection, love that stoops is grace-
4-Romance is seeking perfection while love is forgiving faults-
5-Money doesn't change people, it only unmasks them-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and doesn't stop until you get to work-
I'VE LEARNED-It often seems in life that there are more questions than answers. The truth is that there are more answers than questions. It just seems the other way around.
DID YOU KNOW-Elvis failed his music class in school-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is tithing self denial or penance?
2-Is much church attendance legalistic behavior?
3-Should we try to witness to everyone, even those who are not interested?
4-Does disobedience cause backsliding?
5-Is the role of conscience just to make you feel guilty?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who is the only man mentioned in the Bible as being naturally bald?
Yesterday's answer-Elijah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 10:32-34
32 As Jesus and the people with him were on the road to Jerusalem, he was leading the way. His followers were amazed, but others in the crowd who followed were afraid. Again Jesus took the twelve apostles aside and began to tell them what was about to happen in Jerusalem.
33 He said, 'Look, we are going to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be turned over to the leading priests and the teachers of the law. They will say that he must die, and they will
turn him over to the non Jewish people,
34 who will laugh at him and spit on him. They will beat him with whips and crucify him. But on the third day, he will rise to life again."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tuesday June 1, 2010 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Try for perfection and be satisfied with the best you can do-
2-Laughter is a noisy smile-
3-When you are overcome with fear, you are getting away from God's truth-
4-Only two things go into eternity-people and the Word of God-
5-Man's impossibility is God's possibility-
STRANGE THOUGHT-All I want is just a little more than I will ever get-
I'VE LEARNED-Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the handcuffs of hate-
DID YOU KNOW-Elvis loved to eat meat loaf. He weighed 230 pounds at the time of his death-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Was John the Baptist's message of "repent and be baptized" enough for salvation?
2-From where did John the Baptist get the idea that baptism was required?
3-Was John the Baptist baptized before he began preaching his message?
4-Were John the Baptist and Jesus childhood friends?
5-Would John the Baptist have been making the required old testament sacrifices for sins?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet was a very hairy man?
Yesterday's answer-The angel Gabriel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY MARK 10:29-31
29 Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, all those who have left houses, brothers, sisters, mother, father, children, or farms for me and for the Good News
30 will get more than they left. Here in this world they will have a hundred times more homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields. And with those things, they will also suffer for their belief. But in the age that is coming they will have life forever.
31 Many who have the highest place now will have the lowest place in the future. And many who have the lowest place now will have the highest place in the future."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER