HAPPY NEW YEAR'
12/30/2008 7:32:20 AM
It has been a great year,
but an even better one is ahead,
because the new year can be anything
we want it to be.
So as we bid farewell to the old year
and welcome in the new,
let's dare to dream
of all we can accomplish
with a little hard work and dedication
Let's pray for peace in the world
and try our best to love each other
a little more
and judge each other a little less.
Let's make a resolution to be
more forgiving and less angry.
Let's focus on our goals
and try to be the best we can be.
And let's never lose faith in
what we can accomplish.
Happy New Year!
May the New Year
bring you and yours much
happiness and success.
6/20/2009 10:10:54 PM
11/26/2008 8:47:08 AM
I've come to realize over the years,
that the every day things
are our greatest blessings,
the food on the table,
our country, our homes
our family and friends,
our health and well-being,
the very air we breathe and
the sunshine that warms the earth.
And it's these things that we
should be the most grateful for
as we celebrate Thanksgiving;
for they give us comfort and strength,
filling our hearts with gladness
and making each day meaningful.
And it's my Thanksgiving wish
that as my family and friends
gather to celebrate Thanksgiving
that they will remember to be thankful
for the simple blessings
they receive every day.
Wishing you a beautiful
and blessed Thanksgiving!
WORRY, WORRY, WORRY
10/10/2008 8:17:31 PM
Worry is so common among us people that for most of us, it's a lifelong battle to get it under control. Most of us agree that worry isn't good for us but we keep doing it. Because God is invisible, it's hard for us to remember that he's in control. How much easier life would be if we could actually see God moving things around, putting people and circumstances together, working out our problems for our ultimate good.
But there's something else at work, isn't there? If we're completely honest, we have to admit that we want to be in control. We want to run our own life. And often we think we know what's the best for us more than God does. Seeing it in print and admitting it is painful, but it's true. From Adam and Eve down to today, we want to do our own thing, our way.
Reading the Bible also can be helpful during times of troubles because God speaks to us, individually, personally through the Bible.
We often try to do God's job. We need to let him do his job so we can give our best effort to our job. Our job is to do everything humanly possible. Do you think God ignore's a prayer like that? Not on your life.
Prayer and worry are incompatible. We can't do both at the same time. And we have control over which one we choose.
ONE DAY AT A TIME
8/11/2008 8:50:23 AM
One Day At A Time
Just for today I will try to live through this day only. I will not think about the future. I know I can get through just one day.
Just for today if I feel angry I will find a safe way to express it. I may scream and beat a pillow, but I will not hurt anyone.
Just for today I will remember the good things and let go of blame and regret because no one can change the past.
Just for today I will have a plan to fill the time. I will avoid idle hours which can lead to depression and despair.
Just for today I will set aside some time to relax and I will plan a short-term goal to work toward.
Just for today I will have hope that life will get better because love never dies and love can sustain us through the most painful tragedies.
Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful because my life must go on.
Just for today I will have faith that even though life is not always fair, it is still worth living. In time, with faith and the grace of God, I will find new meaning in my life.
10/3/2008 7:55:17 AM
7/10/2008 10:07:27 PM
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.
8/1/2008 8:50:20 AM