Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I have it sitting in my bathroom on the edge of my tub. When I get up every morning, I pick up the book and just open it, and read one of the stories. Here is what I read today. It is his interpretation of Matthew 5:1-12, and it is called Less of You, More of God.
When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, He climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committted, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what He said:
"You're blessed when you are at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule."
"You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you."
"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are--no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought."
"You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat."
"You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'care-full,' you find yourselves cared for."
"You're blessed when you get your inside world--your mind and heart--put right. Then you can see God in the outside world."
"You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete and fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family."
"You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom."
"Not only that--count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens--give a cheer, even!--for though they don't like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble."
Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I recommend this movie to any married couple, whether they are happily married or not. It is life changing. I also recommend it to anyone who is engaged, or even thinking about getting married. I'd even recommend it to anyone who is dating.
It's just an awesome movie. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it! If you watch it, I guarantee, you WILL NOT be sorry....if fact, I know you will be blessed!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
and view from the back.I can't wait until tomorrow to attach the stitch board to the back of the machine, plug it in and play with it. (Yes I can. I'm exhausted!)Thanks for sharing in my joy!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
Friday, January 23, 2009
I already have several crowns. Let's count. I have two of these 'bridges' in my mouth. One on the far left side of my mouth, and one on the far right side of my mouth on the bottom. Covering the original teeth, that's 4, just in the two bridges. If you count the one 'suspended' between the crowns, that's two more (one for each bridge). Now we're up to 6. Ok, let's call them false teeth. Forgive me, and I hope I don't scar you forever with these images, but this is my mouth. (Big, isn't it?) See the whiter colored tooth on the right side of the picture on the top? That's #12. (That would be on the left side of my mouth). That's one more. #13 is right behind #12. Now we are up to seven. When #13 is done, that will be EIGHT false teeth. My two front teeth have a big gap in between them. That's the way I was born. My dear dentist filled in the space so it looks better. Should we call that 1/2? See that wire on the left side of the picture on the upper teeth? That's part of my TWO TOOTH partial. Can you see how the partial 'teeth' overlap the gums? If you count those two teeth, that's TEN. Ten 1/2 falsies.
Moving onto other things, it is getting really cold and windy here. I kind of agree with how my friend Maxine is feeling.I went downtown and paid the bill for the 'remanufactured' compressor for my refrigerator, and nearly froze solid! If I had been sitting in my freezer, I would have, as it it working quite nicely now, thank you very much...but then, it SHOULD for $502.21! For that kind of money, I can't believe I didn't get a NEW compressor. Geez!