Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Years ago, a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast.
He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were
reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the
awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops.
As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received
A steady stream of refusals.

Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached
the farmer. "Are you a good farm hand?" the farmer asked him.
"Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man.

Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help,
Hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from
dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the man's work.
Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore.
Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed
next door to the hired hand's sleeping quarters. He shook the
little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming!
Tie things down before they blow away!"
The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No
sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows."

Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on
the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm.
To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had
been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens
were in the coops, and the doors were barred.
The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down.

Nothing could blow away. The farmer then understood what his
hired hand meant, so he returned to his bed to also sleep while
the wind blew.


When you're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically,
you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the
wind blows through your life?
The hired hand in the story was able to sleep because he
had secured the farm against the storm.
We secure ourselves against the storms of life by
grounding ourselves in the Word of God.
We don't need to understand, we just need to hold
His hand to have peace in the middle of storms.

I hope you enjoy your day and you sleep well.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Marie Antoinette Award

Hello my friends,

Well was awarded this nice "Marie Antoinette Award" for my being a Real Person with a Real Blog. Hummmmm, not sure what all that means. LOL! or if its a good thing or bad to be known as "REAL". LOL!! I just speak the truth and my mind on here, you can, take it to heart or with a grain of salt, its your choice.

But with all joking aside, thanks so much John for the nice award, it is a privilege, to receive an honor from you. Now the thing I have to do now is find out how to put it in this blogger side bar. Still haven't figured all this out yet.

Next, I was told to pick 10 people to pass the award on to, so here's my picks:

First I want to say, John, I picked a couple of the same people you did.... Sugar was one of them, Dirk was another, of course wanted to give one back to you, but had to remove them, figured that they can't get the award twice.










Congratulations all!!

Thanks again John for mine!! Hugs!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gods love

"God's Love"
God's love is all around us
And beautiful it is to see.
Like Autumn leaves a falling
And the rippling of the sea.
Like flowers in full bloom
With colors glowing bright.
Like fireflies all around us
Just lighting up the night.
God's love is in a rainbow
Shining in the sky.
And with the little birds
That are ever flying high.
In our little children
Precious one and all.
In Winter and in Springtime
The Summer and the Fall.
God's love is on the mountain
Where the trees are very green.
And down in the valley
Where much of life is seen.
In a time of sorrow
God's love is surely found.
When all your friends and loved ones
Are come to gather round
God's love is not just things
That we can see or own.
It's also what's inside us
To help to take us home.

"The LORD appeared to us in the past,
saying: "I have loved you with an
everlasting love; I have drawn you
with loving-kindness. " ~Jeremiah 31:3~

Jesus said "I no longer call you servants,
because a servant does not know his master's
business. Instead, I have called you
friends, for everything that I learned
from my Father I have made known to you."
~John 15:15~
"God is love, and he who abides in love
abides in God, and God in him."
~1 John 4:16~

"God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us." ~Romans 5:8~

Of all creation's treasures rare,

Not one compares in worth with man;

In God's own image he was made

To fill a place in His great plan.

—D. De Haan*

Our value is not measured in what we
make of ourselves, but by the
One who made us.*
How blessed are the children

Who in their fathers see

The tender Father-love of God,

And find their way to Thee.

*Our heavenly Father longs to spend
quality time with His children.*
Loved with everlasting love,

Led by grace that love to know—
Spirit, breathing from above
Thou hast taught me it is so. —Robinson
*God's love knows no limits.*

"It is no small thing to be on terms of
friendship with God."

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Recipe for How To Be a Good Friend
1 tongue that does not slander

1 heart, generous and kind

1 dash of wit

2 eyes, overlooking others faults

1 dash sunny disposition
2 ears, closed to gossip

1 mind, full of tolerance

1 large dash of smiles

2 hands extended to help others

1 dash of cheerfulness
Blend together and form into one being

and serve in generous portions daily to everyone you meet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Once upon a time there was a girl who had four boyfriends.

She loved the fourth boyfriend the most and adorned him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.

She also loved the third boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.

She also loved her second boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.

The girl's first boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom.

However, she did not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him!

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, 'I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.'

Thus, she asked the fourth boyfriend, 'I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'No way!', replied the fourth boyfriend, and he walked away without another word. His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the third boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'No!', replied the third boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!' Her heart sank and turned cold.

She then asked the second boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!', replied the second boyfriend. 'At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.' His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated..

Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go.' The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect. Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!'

In truth, you have four boyfriends in your lives:

Your fourth boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.

Your third boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth. When you die, it will all go to others.

Your second boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.

And your first boyfriend is your spirit. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, your spirit is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go.

Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of

God and continue with you throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day : Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees,

you're in the perfect position to pray .

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect.

It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Sunday, November 2, 2008

the Lord has laid it heavily upon my heart to call His people to a day of prayer and fasting for the upcoming November 4 elections, and this provides an excellent medium to get the word out quickly to a large number of believers.

America stands at a crossroads, not just politically but also spiritually. The current election cycle is nothing less than a battle for the very soul of our country. The discerning among you already know this to be true. The deepening political polarization we have witnessed in the past few elections is merely a symptom of an ever-intensifying spiritual polarization, as the battle lines between the righteous and the wicked are drawn with increasing clarity. The stakes are enormous, whether politically, economically, morally or in terms of our physical security. We are about to step off in a direction that could very well lead to our destruction as a nation -- and so many millions are blind to this reality.

As I observe popular attitudes and watch the public opinion polls , my heart grieves for our nation. We have abandoned the principles upon which our nation was founded, principles which in turn were anchored in the person and principles of God. The wicked grow ever more powerful and influential. Once respectable journalistic organizations have degenerated to little more than propaganda organs for the political left. Godly leaders who can rise up in defense of righteousness and our God-given liberties seem nowhere to be found. As a nation, we have cast God out of our thinking. The murder of the unborn is championed in the streets and in the courts. Homosexual "marriage" is trumpeted as a constitutional right and as the sign of a so-called progressive culture. Sexual immorality, drug abuse, violence, idolatry, pornography, and a host of other sins have overtaken us. As a nation we either justify these things or, at a minimum, turn a blind eye to them. And God's people have certainly not been immune from these things.

Now we stand ready to reap the fruits of our national godlessness. God sometimes judges sin by giving people over to the very things they desire and allowing the natural consequences to play out. Generalizations are often dangerous, but I think it is safe to say that generally the sins I mentioned are associated with the political left. It is my sincere conviction, and I have often said to those who will listen, that the leaders of the American left represent the force of evil in our political arena. Admittedly there are wicked and corrupt people on the right as well, but experience has shown that a conservative political ideology finds its roots, to large extent, in scriptural truth. Consequently, conservative politicians are generally (but certainly not always or completely) aligned with the Word of God. However, as the wicked gain the upper hand in the halls of power, all of us of whatever political leaning will experience the predictable consequences.

So where does that leave us? Current polls indicate that the left is in position to seize decisive control of our entire political system, including all three branches of government. They stand to take the White House , both houses of Congress and, by inevitable extension, the courts as well. If that happens, they will take the country hard to the left in a way from which I do not believe we will ever recover. Socialism, moral libertinism, contempt for the sanctity of life, and increasing efforts to stifle political dissent (and I would add, to silence biblically based " hate speech ") are sure to follow in short order. If God severely judged Israel for her wickedness, who are we to expect differently?

"If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

What can we do to prevent the unmaking of America from happening right before our eyes?

We can call upon the name of the Lord, who is rich in mercy and mighty to deliver His people. We can pray along with the psalmist that the designs of the wicked and the oppressors would be thwarted by the hand of God . We can pray that God would lift the evident blindness that has gripped our nation, and that He would grant widespread repentance. We can pray that only the most godly men and women would be elected to lead this nation, and that they would lead in righteousness. We can pray that such righteousness would again exalt our nation as we return to the Lord in humility and repentance. We can pray that, regardless of what happens on November 4, the people of God will manifest "the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Christ" in ever increasing measure.

To that end, I am asking every believer in Jesus Christ to set aside Monday, November 3 as a day of fasting and prayer . I would urge you to review the prayer of Daniel on behalf of his people in Dan. 9:3-19, and to pray that way for our nation. And finally, I would ask you to distribute this call to prayer as widely as possible so that the greatest number of people would lay hold of the throne of grace all at once. It may be that God will show mercy to America, that He will shed His grace on her once again. Thank you for joining with me in this effort.