God Give Me Patience

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Went to Home Depot yesterday.   While Dot looked at flowers and shiny objects I went to get a shelf for the garage so Dana could store his fish stuff on it to get it out of the family room.     Well after I picked out the one I wanted and loaded it on the cart and then wheeled it to where Dot was I was told it isn’t big enough to hold everything . . . . then when she found out the price ($99) she then decided it was too big and I was told we didn’t need it to hold a mountain that there must be one for about $30 that would do just fine.   Once again I am totally wrong in picking out the one that I think we need to do the job .  . . . and frankly after 44 years of being wrong about everything it is wearing on me a lot.   I wish she would meet that person she really wants who will do everything she wants without question and who has the psychic ability to make any choice that she would have made – I am not that person and I am tired, really tired. . . . . Please God help me.


Ten Tips For The Day

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1. I’m not saying let’s go kill all the stupid people. I’m just saying let’s
    remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.
2. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the
    way much faster now.
3. You can tell a lot about a woman’s mood just by her hands. If they
    are holding a gun, she’s probably angry.
4. Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers.
     Now they drink like their fathers.
5. You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like
     someone? That’s common sense leaving your body.
6. I don’t like making plans for the day because then the word
    “premeditated” gets thrown around in the courtroom.
7. I didn’t make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row.
8. I decided to change calling the bathroom the John and renamed
    it the Jim.  I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.
9. Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers,
    if you find one, what’s your plan?
10.  Everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege.

If I Fail

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Just read this in a daily E-Mail that I receive and thought I SHOULD share it.

If I Fail…
(By John MacArthur)
If I fail to teach my son to fear [reverence] God,
the devil will teach him to hate God.
If I fail to teach my son to guard his mind,
the devil will teach him to have an open mind.
If I fail to teach my son to obey his parents,
the devil will teach him to rebel and break his parents’ hearts.
If I fail to teach my son to select his companions carefully,
the devil will choose them for him.
If I fail to teach my son to control his body,
the devil will gladly teach him to give it completely over to his lusts.
If I fail to teach my children to enjoy speech that is honorable to God,
the devil will fill their mouths with filth.
If I fail to teach my children to pursue their work,
the devil will make them lazy
If I fail to teach them to manage their money,
the devil will teach them to waste if on riotous living.
If I fail to teach them to love their neighbor,
the devil will gladly teach them to love only themselves!

From “The Upper Room”

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One time, when I was a child, I was not picked last for a team; I wasn’t picked at all. The team captain who was supposed to choose the last remaining player declined to choose me. It hurt. Really hurt. But Cheryl, a girl on the other team, said, “Come on, Jennifer. You can be on our team.”

Twenty years later, I walked into a restaurant, and there was Cheryl. Throughout the years I had thought of her and what she did for me that day. She included me. She said that I was good enough. When I saw her, I was so choked up with emotion that I could barely speak. I thanked her for being nice to me when we were in school. Even though she remembered my face, she didn’t remember my name or that day on the playground. That was okay. I did remember, and her compassion still meant a lot to me.

Ecclesiastes suggests that compassion may be returned to us. Even small acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone else’s life. Our compassion is the bread we send out, and maybe one day those who enjoyed that bread long ago will be able to come back and tell us that what we did made a difference.

Racists! ! !

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Those that holler racist the loudest and find racism in every aspect of life – they are the real racists as they look for the black vs white in everything,  they don’t just see people they see color. 

Poem by James Cavanaugh – I Played God Today

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“I played God today
And it was fun!
I made animals that men had never seen
So they would stop and scratch their heads
Instead of scowling.
I made words that men had never heard
So they would stop and stare at me
Instead of running.
And I made love that laughed
So men would giggle like children
Instead of sighing.
Tomorrow, perhaps, I won’t be God
And you will know it
Because you won’t see any three-headed cats
Or bushes with bells on…
I wish I could always play God
So that lonely men could laugh!”
James Kavanaugh, There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves

The Apostles Creed

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Apostles’ Creed1

1. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

2. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:

3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:

4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:

5. The third day he rose again from the dead:

6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:

7. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:

8. I believe in the Holy Ghost:

9. I believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints:

10. The forgiveness of sins:

1l. The resurrection of the body:

12. And the life everlasting. Amen.