Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where do I begin.

I have decided that the best place to start re-reading the bible is Psalms. I think the important thing is to read some of God’s word every day and I really enjoy reading Psalms. This morning I read Psalm 7 and came across these interesting verses. For some reason I don’t remember reading them before. I think every time I read the Bible I find something new. I thought they were so appropriate with everything going on in the world today.

Psalm 7:

14 He who is pregnant with evil
and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.

15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out
falls into the pit he has made.

I see lots of pregnant people these days and a lot of pit digging going on. What about you?

Have a Blessed Day,

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Life is looking up.

You may have noticed; I have been feeling a little under the weather lately. Life in general has been getting me down and therefore my head has been hung a little low and I am not my usual chipper self. Someone here at work (which tends to be the den of downer people) even noticed that my smile was missing this morning. (don't worry, when he said that I put it back where it belonged) With all this sickness and depression that is going around a lot of people just like me have their heads hung low. And once you get like this it is hard to recover.

The more we look down the deeper we dive into depression and sadness. We begin to think about being down and we sink even deeper into our pit of sadness and self pity. Depression can lead to sickness and sickness leads to more depression.

News flash:

The problem is that we are looking in the wrong place; Look up, not down. The devil wants us to look down. He can make us feel really bad about ourselves when things are getting tough. He’s pretty smart. He knows how to make us feel bad and keep us feeling bad. He wants us to keep looking down (away from God). He knows that God can heal us so he doesn’t want us looking up. So what are we going to do about it?

Look up that’s what!

Psalm 121

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Have a great day and keep looking to God for answers.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

If you lay down with Dogs you get up with Fleas.

My mother used to say that all the time. However she was never very good at taking her own advice. Sometimes we are forced to work with and associate with Dogs. There isn't much we can do about that since most of us need the money to survive. However we do have the ability to speak out against hatred, anger and wicked ways. And away from work we can chose the people we associate with. I chose you.

Psalms 1:

1 Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

GOD grant me the strength and wisdom so speak out against the evil in this world.


Have a Blessed day,

Monday, September 14, 2009

The power of Prayer

I was feeling a little down this morning but I went to the gym anyway. While there, I ran into my spinning instructor Mary. She asked what was wrong and I told her some of my troubles. We talked briefly about life, church, God and prayer. She must be praying for me because I am feeling much better. Things are also begging to turn around from my weekend.

Have a Blessed day,

Friday, September 11, 2009

Turning negative into positive.

Any good mathematician will tell you that two negatives make a positive. And physically the positive sign (+) is made up of two negative signs(-,-)All you have to do is turn one on its side, put it on top of the other and there you have it....Positive. The point is this. There are negative things all around us and it is up to us to bring the positive to the top. We have to "accentuate the positive" as the song goes.

On this of all days it is easy to slip into the negative mode. With so much negativity that happened on that day, those horrible images are burned in our head and may be there forever. However on that day there were also many positive things that happened. There were miracle stories of survival, brave people who gave it all, people helping people and more people praying than ever before. We should never forget the things that happened that day and we probably never will but we can remember the hero's like firemen, policemen and everyday citizens who did so much help out that day.

Have a Blessed day,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My new T-shirt

Ok I have a design all planned out in my head. Now all I have to do is get it down on paper and then have it transferred to a t-shirt. I am going to keep it a surprise to my readers but I will say it is going to have my Hope theme on it along with some other things that I love. I think you will like it. Wish me luck on my drawing.

Have a Blessed Day,

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I need help

If you haven't read my post at Gregs General Store I encourrage you to do so. It is an uplifting story which involves people helping people. But what I need help with is this; I want to design an uplifting t-shirt. Something that will reach out and touch people where in counts; In the Heart. What prompted this is seeing so many negative ads on T-shirts. If they can display their negativity we should be able to display our happiness. It sounds reasonable anyway. So I am taking ideas if anyone has them.

Have a happy day,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Thought for the day"

It's easy to thank God when everything is going well but do you thank Him on bad days too?

I try,