Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people "appear"bright until you hear them speak.
Change is inevitable-- except from a vending machine.
Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability that you'll get it wrong.
If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, on a hill, in the fog.
The things that come to those who wait will be the scraggly junk left by those who got there first.
The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
When going to court, you are putting yourself in the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
This is a truly amazing video of what the human spirit can accomplish. We so often limit ourselves with negative thoughts and don't stretch ourselves to reach what seems unattainable. Don't miss watching this video.
"At a Chinese modern dance competition on TV one very unique couple won one of the top prizes. The lady, in her 30's, was a dancer who had trained since she was a little girl. Later in life, she lost her entire left arm in an accident and fell into a state of depression for a few years. Someone then asked her to coach a Children's dancing group. From that point on, she realized that she could not forget dancing. She still loved to dance and wanted to dance again. So, she started to do some of her old routines, but, having lost her arm, she had also lost her balance. It took a while before she could even make simple turns and spins without falling.
Then she heard of a man in his 20s who had lost a leg in an accident. He had also fallen into the usual denial, depression and anger type of emotional roller coaster. But, she determined to find him (he was from a different Province) and persuade him to dance with her. He had never danced, and to "dance with one leg... are you joking with me? "No way!" But, she didn't give up, and he reluctantly agreed thinking, "I have nothing else to do anyway."
She started to teach him dancing 101. The two broke up a few times because he had no concept of using muscle, how to control his body, and knew none of the basic things about dancing. When she became frustrated and lost patience with him, he would walk out. Eventually, they came back together and started training seriously. They hired a choreographer to design routines for them. She would fly high (held by him) with both arms (a sleeve for an arm) flying in the air. He could bend horizontally supported by one leg with her leaning on him, etc.
In the competition, as you will see, they dance beautifully and they legitimately won the competition. I would like to share with you this most magnificent and touching performance I have ever seen. It is living proof that strong human spirit can conquer any physical limitations!"
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Hebrews 9:28 NIV
So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Friday, February 08, 2008
To the delight of two parents here in Monticello, I am now the new Mama for little Fancy Hairbow. Seems she is too vicious for visitors so she had to get a new home. Since it is ever so quiet at my house, it is still to be learned whether she will ferociously attack the next person in the door. I will find out soon since I have a church meeting at the house next Tuesday. So far she is behaving as though she has lived here all her life. We have curled up together the last two afternoons in the recliner and napped. Today we also got to play outside for a little while. And at night she hardly makes a sound as I snore away. Since I am not a girly girl, I was a little concerned over her name. But I finally decided that Fancy Hairbow could be her Indian name and since I have Indian ancestors, I can live with that. She is a little cutie. Don't you agree?
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost.