Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blessings, count 'em!

These are trying times. Everyone has their issues.
A Facebook friend from my hometown even called me out of the blue to borrow money. As much as I could, I couldn't help him because I have to help myself first and other pressing needs.
I only hope that his situation gets better and everyone works towards a better future for themselves and others.
Here's a rhyme for you.Forget about the days
when it's been cloudy,
but don't forget your
hours in the sun.

Forget about the times
you've been defeated,
but don't forget the
victories you've won.

Forget about the mistakes
that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons.

Forget about the misfortunes
you've encountered,
but don't forget the
times your luck has turned.

Forget about the days
when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly
smiles you've seen......

Forget about the plans
that didn't seem
to work out right,
but don't forget to
always have a dream.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Parents' Ten Commandments

1.  Teach them using God's word.  (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)   

2.  Tell them what's right and wrong.  (1 Kings 1:6)

3.  See them as gifts from God.  (Psalms 127:3)

4.  Guide them in Godly ways.  (Proverbs 22:6)

5.  Discipline them.  (Proverbs 29:17)

6.  Love them unconditionally.  (Luke 15:11-32)

7.  Do not provoke them to wrath.  (Ephesians 6:4)

8.  Earn their respect by example.  (1 Timothy 3:4)

9.  Provide for their physical needs.  (1 Timothy 5:8)

10. Pass your faith along to them.  (2 Timothy 1:5)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Throwing things out... and I'm an expert!

Last Week I threw out Worrying,
it was getting old and in the way.
It kept me from being me;
I couldn't do things my way.

I threw out those Inhibitions;
they were just crowding me out.
Made room for my New Growth,
got rid of my old dreams and doubts.

I threw out a book on MY PAST
(didn't have time to read it anyway).
Replaced it with New Goals,
started reading it today.

I threw out childhood toys
(remember how I treasured them so)?
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too,
threw out the one from long ago.

Bought in some new books too,
called I CAN, I WILL, and I MUST.
Threw out I might, I think and I ought.
WOW, You should've seen the dust.

I ran across an OLD FRIEND,
haven't seen him in a while.
I believe his name is GOD,
Yes, I really like His style.

He helped me to do some cleaning
and added some thing's Himself.
Yes I placed them right on the shelf.

I picked up this special thing
and placed it at the front door.
I FOUND IT - its called PEACE.
Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I've got my house looking nice.
Looks good around the place.
For things like Worry and Trouble
there just isn't any place.

Its good to do a little house cleaning,
get rid of the old things on the shelf.
It sure makes things brighter;
maybe you should TRY IT YOURSELF.