Dream

It’s never too late to be what you should have been
It’s never too late to start over again

Dream
Dream

It’s never late to do what you should have done
The curses are gone you are the chosen one

Dream
Dream

It’s never too late to chase after your dream
What God has prepared your eyes have never seen

Dream
Dream

Today is the day that God’s gonna change your name
And after today you’ll never be the same

Dream
Dream

Dream By William Murphy III

Why Hate When You Can love

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A teacher asked her students to bring some tomatoes in a plastic bag to school. Each tomato will be given a name of the person whom that child hates. This way, the number of tomatoes will be equal to the number of persons they hate.
On a decided day, the children brought their tomatoes well addressed. Some had two, some had three and some had five, some even had 20 tomatoes in accordance with the number of people each student hate thus if a student hates 5 people, he/she will bring 5 tomatoes.
The teacher told them they have to carry the tomatoes with them everywhere they go for two weeks. As the days passed the children started to complain about the decay and smell of the tomatoes. The students who had many tomatoes complained it was very heavy to carry and the smell was too much.
After a week, the teacher asked the students “How did you feel this one week?”
The Children complained of awful smell & heavy weight of the tomatoes especially those who carried more tomatoes.
The teacher said, “This is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don’t like some people. Hatred makes heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred everywhere. If you can’t bear the smell of spoilt tomatoes for a week, imagine the impact of bitterness on your heart as you carry it daily.”
The Heart is a beautiful garden that needs regular cleaning of unwanted weeds. Forgive those who have angered you. This makes room for storing good things.
Get better not bitter.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR 2016

CONSIDERATIONS FOR 2016
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1. ON EARNING:
Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second chance.
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2. ON SPENDING:
If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.
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3. ON SAVINGS:
Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.
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4. ON TAKING RISK:
Never test the depth of a river with both feet.
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5. ON INVESTMENT:
Do not put all eggs in one basket.
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6. ON EXPECTATIONS:
Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people.
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7. Past is a waste paper, present is a newspaper, and future is a question paper. Come out of your past, control the present,
and secure the future.
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8. When bad things happen in your life, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it
strengthen you.
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9. Our eyes are in the front because it is more important to look ahead than to look backwards.
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10. We used pencil when we were young, but now we use pens. Do you know why? Because mistakes in childhood can easily be erased, unlike now.
Wish you a prosperous 2016.

Let’s Lend A Helping Hand.

wp-1451121266149.jpegMost times when we walk into big malls, boutiques, supermarkets, we never question their prices. We pay exactly what we see on the price tags and even hand out tips to the staff.
But the moment we are out of these shops and want to buy banana, our bargaining game gets off to the roof. Poor widow with 12 hungry children at home tells you banana is N100. She even takes out her time to explain how difficult it was for her to even buy it, how the economy is so tough.
But we insist that if it’s not N50, we are not paying. Some of us even step back into our cars and make to drive away. But because ‘half bread is better chin chin’, this woman is forced to call you back and sell to you at little or no gain. In her heart, she cries, she’s worried about how she’ll survive with her children. She silently reassures herself that ‘It’s well.
God will definitely provide.” While you happily chop the luscious banana. Take some seconds out and think about this, guys. Am always moved to tears when I see people who genuinely and helplessly hawk petty goods to feed and survive for that day, especially women and children. Please don’t bargain hard with small vendors like this. They do business not to buy designer bags, Gucci shoes and designer clothes but to LIVE and EAT for that day and the children share the remaining money to take to school the next day (that’s if there’s any left).
“He who gives to the poor lends to his maker”
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Women are God care tools.

The worst woman at caring is Better than the best man at caring. Among all God’s creation women are the most caring, they are design to Care. I saw the care yesterday when I visited a friend who had surgery yet in her pains she was still making sure we are comfortable she struggle with the pain as she speaks yet you here the care in her voice.

Learn To Delay Reaction

A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands.

Her mum came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile; my sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples?

The girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, and then quickly on the other.

The mum felt the smile on her face freeze. She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment.

Then the little girl handed one of her bitten apples to her mum,and said: mummy, here you are. This is the sweeter one.

No matter who you are, how experienced you are, and how knowledgeable you think you are, always delay judgement. 

Give others the privilege to explain themselves.   
                           
What you see may not be the reality. Never conclude for others.

Which is why we should never only focus on the surface and judge others without understanding them first.

Those who like to pay the bill, do so not because they are loaded but because they value friendship above money.

Those who take the initiative at work, do so not because they are stupid but because they understand the concept of responsibility.

Those who apologizes first after a fight, do so not because they are wrong but because they value the people around them.

Those who are willing to help you, do so not because they owe you any thing but because they see you as a true friend.

Those who often text you, do so not because they have nothing better to do but because you are in their heart.

Those who take out time to chat with you, does not mean they are jobless or less busy, but they know the importance of keeping in touch.

One day, all of us will get  separated  from each other; we will miss our conversations of everything & nothing; the dreams that we had.

Days will pass by, months, years, until this contact becomes rare… One day our children will see our pictures and ask ‘Who are these people?’ And we will smile with invisible tears  because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say: ‘IT WAS THEM THAT I HAD THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE WITH’.

Be Real

If you are a tree be a tree don’t be what others expect you to be a tree can not be the sea.

Do you know who you are why you are here?
Have you found the authentic you deep within the you that came from the Source of Life?

Be who you are not who you think you should be to please others which is not possible anyway.

You are unique like no other you were made
by the Divine Hand of God so be who you are meant to be a Being of love, compassion
and integrity.

Crd: source of inspiration.

Your Story Is Part of God’s Story

Your Story Is Part of God’s Story
by Louie Giglio

Joseph understood that his life’s purpose was bigger than simply playing out his own dream, even a God-given dream. He knew he was on earth to be part of God’s story. This was a game changer for Joseph, and it can be a game changer for us too.

Maybe your dream is to go to school or get a degree or accomplish a certain task or find a spouse or start a business or move to a certain place or create a movement or carry the gospel to people who’ve never heard it before. Those may be great dreams, but there’s a bigger dream that overrides everything else: it’s that your life counts for the glory of God. That’s the overriding dream of God’s heart. If we don’t embrace that dream, then we are in trouble, because all our smaller dreams are subject to change. That overarching dream never needs to change, and Joseph understood that.

Look at Genesis 42-45, one of the most powerful stories in the Bible. Joseph wanted his brothers to bring the whole family to Egypt, where they’d be safe from the famine, so he played a trick on his brothers. They didn’t know what was going on, but he wanted to see if their hearts had changed. He wanted to see if they had learned to think about others instead of just themselves.

The brothers passed the test, and eventually Joseph revealed to them who he was. Finally he was reunited with his dad.

With all the family safely in Egypt and provided for, the brothers started thinking, As long as Dad’s alive, we’re good, because he’s our buffer. But Dad’s getting old, and when he’s gone, we’re in trouble. And when Jacob died, the brothers panicked (Genesis 50:15–18). They said to each other, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” Just to be on the safe side, they sent word to Joseph: “Your father gave this command before he died. ‘Say to Joseph, “Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.”’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father” (Genesis 50:16–17).

Anybody in today’s world ever pull that on a brother or sister? Mom or dad passed away and you said, “By the way, the last thing Mom said was that I’m to get the house and you’re not.” Ugly stuff. These guys decided to pretend their dad had said this about forgiveness, and they hoped Joseph would go along.

“Joseph wept when they spoke to him” (verse 17). I don’t think he wept over their message; he wept because he loved his dad and for the ugliness of his brothers’ fear.

Then his brothers “came and fell down before him and said, ‘Behold, we are your servants’” (Genesis 50:18). Joseph could have let his thoughts stray an unhealthy way. He could have thought: How interesting. I seem to remember a dream where you all bowed down. What’s this? You’re actually bowing down. Well, hello. I was right after all.

But Joseph didn’t dwell on that; he focused on a higher story. When they said, “We are your servants,” Joseph didn’t answer back, “Yeah, you’re right; you are my slaves.” Instead, he said, “Do not fear” (verse 19).

That’s how confident Joseph was. He asked, “Am I in the place of God?” Then he asked if the brothers were seeing what he was seeing in the situation—that God was behind it. He told them they didn’t need to fear his position or power or comeback, because God had put him in this place. Joseph said to them, “‘You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them” (verses 20–21).

I don’t know if more powerful words were ever spoken by a human. We know that the God-man, Jesus, said amazing things. But Joseph was a human, like you and me, and yet he was so in touch with God’s sovereignty. How do you come to understand that what people intended for evil, God intended for good? Joseph was saying that the sovereign God was over all the affairs of the world. Brothers are not in charge. Circumstances are not in charge. God is in charge. Joseph never lost sight of God’s love and purpose, and he knew God was using him to bring glory to himself and salvation for many people.

This is a powerful, powerful way to live. Sure, this mind-set doesn’t preclude doing our best to right wrongs, seek justice, and find cures. But in the process of taking action, we must understand that God is in charge.

We need to fight a battle to see this truth. When bad things happen, the Enemy comes through the door and tells us that God doesn’t love us anymore and has no plan for us, and then we tend to bail out on God. But Joseph tells us, “Don’t abandon God, because even in the pit, God has a plan. Even when you feel abandoned, God is still on the scene. Even when you can’t see what God is doing, he’s always doing something.”

Through the lens of God’s grace, we can look back on the thirteen lost years of Joseph’s life and see that these were actually saving years, not only for Joseph, but for his entire family and many others. If we can grasp that one idea, it frees us from feeling we are in charge of any circumstances. We are released to trust our lives into the hands of a loving God.
Coming tomorrow in Day 4 of the Commit to Your Comeback Challenge devotions: When we have no comeback, the comeback is that Jesus is enough.

Welcome Home

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. – James 4:8
Welcome Home
by Louie Giglio

A man had two sons, and the younger one came to him and demanded his half of the family money. So the dad agreed, called his attorney and his financial planner, and split up the estate—half to the older son and half to the younger son.

Guess what the younger son did with his share? He gathered everything he had, set off for a distant country, and “squandered his wealth in wild living” (Luke 15:13 NIV).

Reading between the lines, we can see that he felt just like we do when we get ourselves into that kind of situation. Whatever happened, when it was all over and the party ended, we were left feeling empty and fearful. 

That’s what happened to the younger son. At the end of the day, he didn’t even have a single friend. He’d had a lot of friends before because he’d bought every round. But when the money runs out, it’s amazing how fast the friends run out too. The son had not expected to find himself at this place in his journey—party over, money gone, no friends. “He had spent everything” (Luke 15:14). Catch that word? Everything!

When a severe famine came, he hired himself out to a farmer in that far country where he had gone, and he was sent to feed the pigs. The young man was so desperate that he even ate some of the pigs’ food just to fill his empty stomach.

He had never planned on this. When he had started his spending spree, he didn’t stop to consider that maybe he should put aside a little in case famine came. He didn’t know famine was coming. We never know. But we can be assured that unexpected things are ahead whenever we walk away from God.

If this son had really been keeping in touch with his need, if he knew how much he was loved, he would have never left home. If he’d understood that he was truly home when he was home, he would not have left to look somewhere else for a place to belong.

It didn’t take long for disaster to come into view, and for the wayward son to finally know he had hit rock bottom. When he came to his senses, he said, “How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.’ And he arose and came to his father” (Luke 15:17–20).

I love that last line: “He arose and came to his father.” Now that’s a comeback! 

For some of us, our comeback story is like the younger son’s. He made the move away from his father. He took the initiative to defy God. His actions were deliberate.

When we find ourselves in a similar place, our first step toward a comeback is to stand up in the mess and turn our hearts toward home.

For him and for us, it’s not like God doesn’t know where we are. This father lived in a country where news traveled fast and folks knew what was happening in the neighborhood. Rumor had come back to the father that the younger son’s money was gone and the party was over. The father could have gone at any time to fetch him, but he knew that his son had to come to the end on his own. When the son hit bottom, he thought he would never be a son again. He approached his father with the thought that maybe he could live as a hired servant.

That’s where the story takes a grace-laden turn.

While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him (v. 20). When the son started to come near, his father didn’t miss it. It’s clear from the story the father was eagerly waiting and just needed to see the top of his son’s head over the horizon. He pulled his robe up, and this noble father started sprinting down the road, past the servants, past the gate, into the street toward his son.

The son must have thought the worst.

… He’s so angry he doesn’t want to wait for me to get to the house to crush me; he wants to crush me right in full view of the street.

But that’s not how it went down. Before the son could even start his much-rehearsed speech, the father cried out, “This is my son,” and threw his arms around him. 

The son was dumbfounded.

The servants followed, and the father said, “What are you looking at? Get a robe! Put it on my son. Get a ring! Put it on his finger. Get shoes for his feet! … My son was dead and he is alive again. He was lost and he is found, and we are going to celebrate!”

That’s God.

If we “draw near to God … he will draw near to [us]” (James 4:8). And God doesn’t hold back either. God doesn’t hide around a corner or give a lecture or treat us like some kind of second-class worker. He just waits to see us on the horizon. When he sees us coming toward him, he runs down the road with his arms open wide.

Yep, the father (the picture of God in this story) threw a party and put on a dance for his son. What dance were they doing, you ask?

They were doing the comeback!

MASK

Don’t be fooled by the face I wear, for I wear a thousand masks, And none of them are me.
Don’t be fooled, for goodness sake, don’t be fooled.

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I give you the impression that I’m secure, that confidence is my name and coolness is my game, And that I need no one.
But don’t believe me.

Beneath dwells the real me in confusion, in aloneness, in fear. That’s why I create a mask to hide behind, to shield me from the glance that knows, But such a glance is precisely my salvation.

That is, if it’s followed by acceptance, if it’s followed by love. It’s the only thing that can liberate me from my own self-built prison walls.
I’m afraid that deep down I’m nothing and that I’m just no good, And that you will reject me.

And so begins the parade of masks. I idly chatter to you. I tell you everything that’s really nothing and Nothing of what’s everything, of what’s crying within me.

Please listen carefully and try to hear what I’m not saying. I’d really like to be genuine and spontaneous, and me.
But you’ve got to help me. You’ve got to hold out your hand.

Each time you’re kind and gentle, and encouraging, Each time you try to understand because you really care,
My heart begins to grow wings, feeble wings, but wings.

With your sensitivity and sympathy, and your power of understanding, You alone can release me from my shallow world
of uncertainty.

It will not be easy for you. The nearer you approach me, The blinder I may strike back.
But I’m told that Love is stronger than strong walls, And in this lies my only hope.

Please try to beat down these walls with firm hands, But gentle hands, for a child is very sensitive.

Who am I, you wonder. I am every man you meet, and also every woman that you meet, And I am you, also.

-Author Unknown

Nigeria Will Be Great

Here we stand as a people
With one song, with one voice
We’re a nation, undivided and poised
We will take our stand, and build our land
With faith to defend what is ours
Here we are as a people
With one heart, for one cause
We’re determined to rebuild and restore
Where freedom reigns, and truth prevails
A land where there’s hope for us all
A land where there’s hope for us all.
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe in this nation, and we know we’ll get there.

Essential Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Using keyboard shortcuts help you use your laptop without a mouse

Keyboard shortcuts greatly enhance your productivity and save you a whole lot of time. Instead of pointing and clicking with the touchpad or external mouse, you can keep your hands on the keyboard and simply press combinations of keys on to get things done. Besides making you more efficient, using keyboard shortcuts also can reduce wrist strain. Here are the best Windows shortcuts you should know or print for quick reference.

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

Copy, cut and paste: Use these basic key combinations when you want to duplicate (copy) or move (cut) a photo, snippet of text, web link, file, or anything else into another location or document by pasting it. These shortcuts work in Windows Explorer, Word, email, and pretty much everywhere else.

  • CTRL+C: Copy the selected item
  • CTRL+X: Cut the selected item
  • CTRL+V: Paste the selected item

Selecting items: Highlight an item so you can copy and paste it or do some other action

  • CTRL+A: Select all items in a window, on the desktop, or all text in a document
  • Shift+Any Arrow Key: Select text within a document (e.g., one letter at a time) or one item at a time in a window
  • CTRL+Shift+Any Arrow Key: Select a block of text (e.g., a whole word at a time)

Find text or files: Quickly search a document, web page,  or Windows Explorer for a phrase or block of characters

  • CTRL+F or F3: Opens a “find” dialog box

Format text: Hit these combinations before typing to bold, italicize, or underline

  • CTRL+B: Bold text
  • CTRL+I: Italicize text
  • CTRL+U: Underline text

Create, Open, Save, and Print: Basics for working with files. These shortcuts are the equivalent of going to the File menu and selecting: New…, Open…, Save…, or Print

  • CTRL+N: Create a new file or document or open a new browser window
  • CTRL+O: Open a file or document
  • CTRL+S: Save
  • CTRL+P: Print

Work with tabs and windows:

  • CTRL+T: Open a new tab in your web browser
  • CTRL+Shift+T: Reopen a tab you just closed (e.g., by accident)
  • CTRL+H: View your browsing history

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  • CTRL+W: Close a window

Undo and redo: Made a mistake? Go back or forward in history.

  • CTRL+Z: Undo an action
  • CTRL+Y: Redo an action

A Real Man

Any guy can have sex with a girl, can feed her well, can buy her things, can do things to make her feel special. But, it takes a real man to stay with her, to make her better, to help her grow, to guide her to be on the right path, to deal with her crazy behaviors, to support her passions, to pursue her dreams with her, to build something with her, to show her loyalty, to give her honesty, to keep the promises he made to her, to be there for her, to handle her at her worst, to lend a shoulder to cry on, to lend a hand to wipe her tears, to lend an ear to listen to her problems, to offer a pair of arms to hold her, to let her know she isn’t alone like a friend would, to show her she has someone she can depend on like a brother would, to take care for her and share his life with her like a lover would.
Ladies, such types of guys are very rare to find. If you are lucky enough that God blessed you with one, be proud of him, be honesty and faithful to him and love him back…………

IT IS TIME; IT IS NOW

Take the stand and face your challenges, there is no problem with defeat or failure only problem of allowing re-occurrence of the same experience.

When life knocks you down try to fall with your back, if you can see the sky you can get up.

There is no time like now, now is the moat important moment in your life, now is the time to make that decision that can change your life, now is the time to begin the journey to your greatness.

NOW IS THE TIME.

PUT THEM DOWN

Study this small story,
I hope that it will makes a BIG change in YOU
Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it.
He held it up for all to see & asked the students
“How much do you think this glass weighs?”
’50gms!’ ‘100gms!’ ‘125gms’ the students answered.
“I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is:
What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”
‘Nothing’ the students said.
‘Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?’ the professor asked.
‘Your arm would begin to ache’ said one of the student
“You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?”
“Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!” ventured another student & all the students laughed
“Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” asked the professor.
‘No‘…. Was the answer. “Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?”
The students were puzzled.
“What should I do now to come out of pain?” asked professor again.
“Put the glass down!” said one of the students
“Exactly!” said the professor.
Life’s problems are something like this.
Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.
Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.
Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.
It’s important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to ‘PUT THEM DOWN’ at the end of every day before You go to sleep.
That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh &strong & can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!
So, as you go through today,
Remember friend to
‘PUT THE GLASS DOWN DAILY! ‘

Ladies Your Body Is A Precious Gem

Two young ladies arrived at a meeting wearing clothes which were very revealing.
The chairman took a good look at them and made them sit down. He looked at them straight in the eyes and said; “ladies, everything that God made valuable in this world is well covered and hardly to see, find or get.
1. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.
2. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.
3. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers of rock and to get them, you have to work hard & dig deep down to get them.
He looked at them with serious eyes and said; “Your body is sacred & unique” You are far more precious than gold, diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”
So he added that, if you keep your treasured mineral just like gold, diamond and pearls, deeply covered up, a reputable mining organization with the requisite machinery will fly down and conduct years of extensive exploration.
First, they will contact your government (family), sign professional contracts (wedding) and mine you professionally (legal marriage).
But if you leave your precious minerals uncovered on the surface of the earth, you will attract a lot of illegal miners to come and mine you illegally. Everybody will just pick up their crude instruments and just have a dig on you.
Keep your bodies deeply covered so that you only invite professional miners to chase you.
SHARE THIS and let us all encourage our wives, friends and daughters to dress well and decent!

Wealth Is Not Measured Monetary

No matter how rich you are or your status, there’s a lack in you that is a blessing in the other man’s life. Check out this simple story
A rich dad took his son on a trip, he wanted to show him how poor people live. They spent time on the farm of a poor family. On the way home,
Dad asked, “Did you see how poor they are? What did you learn?”.
Son said,
We have one dog,
They have four,
We have a pool,
They have rivers,
We have chandeliers as light at night,
They have stars,
We buy our food,
They grow theirs,
We have walls to protect us,
They have friends,
We don’t know our neighbour,
They know everyone in the village,
We eat frozen fruits,
They pluck theirs fresh from the fruit trees,
We pay to see animals abused in cages they call zoos,
They play with these animals everyday, freely roaming in the wild.
DAD, did you see how that boy my age could milk a cow effortlessly, I don’t have a clue how to do that.
The son continued, “Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are.”
MORAL LESSON: It’s not money that make us rich, BUT it’s the simplicity and satisfaction of knowing that God created us for His pleasure.

Don’t Be Quick To Judge

A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands.
Her mum came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile: my sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples?
The girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, and then quickly on the other.
The mum felt the smile on her face freeze. She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment.
Then the little girl handed one of her bitten apples to her mum,and said: mummy, here you are. This is the sweeter one.

No matter who you are, how experienced you are, and how knowledgeable you think you are, always delay judgement. Give others the privilege to explain themselves. What you see may not be the reality. Never conclude for others.
Which is why we should never only focus on the surface and judge others without understanding them first.

Those who like to pay the bill, do so not because they are loaded but because they value friendship above money.

Those who take the initiative at work, do so not because they are stupid but because they understand the concept of responsibility.

Those who apologizes first after a fight, do so not because they are wrong but because they value the people around them.

Those who are willing to help you, do so not because they owe you any thing but because they see you as a true friend.

Those who often text you, do so not because they have nothing better to do but because you are in their heart.
One day, all of us will get separated from each other; we will miss our conversations of everything & nothing; the dreams that we had. Days will pass by, months, years, until this contact becomes rare… One day our children will see our pictures and ask ‘Who are these people?’ And we will smile with invisible tears because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say: ‘IT WAS THEM THAT I HAD THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE WITH’.

Kings And Queens

ORDINARY KINGS AND QUEENS
I am unstoppable!
They broke our wings to prevent us from flying to our destiny
They had no idea we are like termites –
Until we remove our wings we do not become kings and queens to start a new colony

The family can be a rough place to survive. The street can be a harsh place to survive. The marketplace can be a tough place to survive. The corporate world can be a difficult place to survive. The corridors of politics can be a brutal place to survive. There is no where you turn to in life that is not rough.
The secret of succeeding in rough and tough places is ensuring that when “they” take something from you, you immediately use what you have left to start a new venture, or dream a new dream. There is always another battle to fight, and losing today does not mean you have lost forever.
That is the wisdom that termites showed us. Every time the termite loses its wings, it becomes obvious that it cannot fly anymore. But termites don’t sit down and cry about the loss of their wings. They crawl into a hole, and there begin to raise a new generation of termites.
Look at Joseph. His family disbelieved his dreams. It didn’t stop him from dreaming. His brothers took away his garment. It didn’t stop him from traveling to Egypt. Portipher’s wife took away his dignity. It didn’t stop him from acting dignified. Portipher took away his freedom and sent him to jail. But you can only jail a man’s body not his spirit. Joseph allowed his spirit to soar and never stopped hoping like most of us would. The people he helped forgot to keep their words, but Joseph will keep his integrity. Imagine a slave and a condemned prisoner becoming a prime minister. He was unstoppable and so are you – no matter what life and people may have taken from you.
 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. Gen 37:8-9 (KJV)
This is not the end of you. You are coming back stronger! Yes, you may look ordinary like the termite, but there is a king or a queen inside. Unveil him/her.
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DeepWords Devotional 2015

Make this week count!

The Bathtub Test

Did you ever know that there is actually a test that can be given to you in a bathtub to see how sane you are?

During a recent visit to a mental asylum, I asked the director, “How do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized?”

“Well”, said the director, “We fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a tea cup and a bucket to the patient and ask them to empty the bathtub.”

“Oh, I see, so a normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or tea cup” I replied.

“No”, said the director, “a normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?”

Hope you enjoyed the smile and the laugh. Spread the joy with others today!!

5 PACKING TIPS FOR THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP ADVENTURE CALLS. PACK LIGHT

1. ONLY TAKE THE ESSENTIALS
It’s all too easy to pack things you just don’t need. Think back to your last couple of trips; which items never once left your bag between packing and arriving back home? Remember that mix-and-match layers offer flexibility—and don’t forget to pack for the weather.

2. USE SPACE WISELY
Packing a spare pair of shoes? Then use them to store your socks and underwear. You might even have space to cram a watch or belt in there too.

3. ROLL YOUR CLOTHES
Get out of the folding habit. Rolling clothes rather than folding stops them creasing and creates more space. Try wrapping your gear around a central core object, such as a pouch or wash bag. And try to roll everything as tightly as possible to stop things from wrinkling.

4. DITCH THE CASE
Hard rigid cases are a no-no. A soft bag will slot easily into your trunk and mold around other items without eating up precious space.

5. TRY NOT TO FILL YOUR BAG
It’s tempting to use every spare inch of your packing space, but leave a little space for that ‘I ❤ Chicago’ tee and a few bottles of the local brew; you’ll be glad you did on the return leg.

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Learn to Respond

When people throw you stones it’s because you are a good tree full of fruits, they see a lot of harvest in you, don’t go down to their level by throwing them back the stones, but throw them your FRUITS so that the seeds of yourseif may inspire them to change their ways…

Jesus Makes Our Life Complete

Interesting read !

Mathematicians say LIFE is like a line segment drawn from point B to point D.
What is point B to point D?
It’s from point of Birth(B) to point of Death(D).
So life starts from the moment we are Born(B) until the day we Die(D).

But in the middle of B(Birth) and D(Death) is a mysterious C.
What is C then?It is CHRIST.
If we put Christ in the middle of our life(Birth—>Christ—>Death) our life will not end at D but extend to E.
What is E? It’s Eternal Life.
So all those who put Christ in the middle of their life hav Eternal life after Death
But those who do not put Christ in the middle of their life don’t have Eternal life after Death but they hav F(Fire).

Definition of Life For Christians:

B——->C——->D——->E
Birth Christ Death Eternal Life

Definition Of Life For Unbelievers:

B——->D——->F
Birth Death Fire

Any one that avoids C must surely lose E

For references, please check the reff:

1John 5:11-13 Acts 4:12 John 5:34 Rom 10:1 John 3:16&17 Rev 20:11-15

There’s always blessing in sharing….so share with others

Always Wear Undewear In Public

A good story can always brighten up your day…..

Always wear underwear in public, especially when working under your vehicle. A story was posted in a newspaper a while ago of a Brisbane couple who drove their car to a shopping center, only to have their car break down in the parking lot. The man told his wife to carry on with her shopping while he fixed the car.

The wife returned a while later to see a small group of people gathered near her car. On closer inspection, she saw a pair of hairy legs protruding from under the chassis.

Unfortunately, although the man was in shorts, his lack of underpants turned his private parts into glaringly public ones. Unable to stand the embarrassment, she dutifully stepped forward and quickly put her hand up his shorts, and tucked everything back into place.

On regaining her feet, she looked across the roof of he car and found herself staring at her husband who was standing idly by watching.

The car mechanic however, had to have three stitches in his forehead.

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WHY WOMEN ARE SO SPECIAL . . . . . . (Tribute To My Mother)

Bst mum ever

This is a dedication to my mother, it’s a combination of what most mothers pass through and do everyday just to keep the home running. I have never remember when I don’t have what I need, she is always up early and sleep late. Here is a short story and is a combination of what most mothers pass through.

Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, “I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed.”

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next days. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.

She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button.

She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer.

She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom.

She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the excursion and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick list for the groceries. She put both near her bag. Mum then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night Solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, “I thought you were going to bed.”

“I’m on my way,” she said. She put some water into the dog’s dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and radios, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with one of the kids who was still up doing homework.

In her own room, mom set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added 3 things to her 6-most-important-things-to-do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals. About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. “I’m going to bed.” And he did…without another thought. Yet she wakes up early in the morning to set breakfast and wake the children and make them ready for school and she herself get ready for work, go to work and go back home to repeat the above circle.

Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer…? ‘CAUSE THEY ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL……. and they can’t die sooner, they still have things to do!!! (my mother live longer than my father {missing them both})

You are a phenomenal women…….God Bless ALL WOMEN!

Two Perspections To The Same Situation

Two Women chatting in the office.

Woman 1: I had a fine evening, how was yours?

Woman 2: It was a disaster.. My husband came home, ate his dinner in 3 minutes and fell asleep. How was yours ?

Woman 1: Oh it was amazing! My husband came home and took me out for a romantic dinner. After dinner we walked for an hour.. When we came home he lit the candles around the house. It was like a fairy tale!

At the same time, their husbands are talking at work.

Husband 1: How was your evening ?

Husband 2: Great… I came home, dinner was on the table, I ate and fell asleep. What about you ?

Husband 1: It was horrible. I came home, there’s no dinner, they cut the electricity because I forgot to pay the bill; so I took her out for dinner which was so expensive that i didn’t had money left for a cab. We walked home which took an hour and when we got home I remembered there was no electricity so I had to light candles all over the house!!

Moral: Presentation does matter… No matter what the reality is.

Read and Reflect

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.
The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.
Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,
“Things aren’t always what they seem”
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could
you have let this happen?
The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.
The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die..
“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.
“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.
Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.”
“Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife I gave him the cow instead.
Things aren’t always what they seem.”
Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later…
Some people come into our lives and quickly go..
Some people become friends and stay awhile…
leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts… and we are never quite the same because we have made a good friend!!

Quite Scolding

The late John Wanamaker was the king of retail.

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One day while walking through his store in Philadelphia, he noticed a customer waiting for assistance. No one was paying the least bit of attention to her.

Looking around, he saw his salespeople huddled together laughing and talking among themselves. Without a word, he quietly slipped behind the counter and waited on the customer himself. Then he quietly handed the purchase to the salespeople to be wrapped as he went on his way.

Later, Wanamaker was quoted as saying, “I learned thirty years ago that it is foolish to scold. I have enough trouble overcoming my own limitations without fretting over the fact that God has not seen fit to distribute evenly the gift of intelligence.”

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Don’t Let Others Hold You Down

Don’t let someone else’s dishonesty ruin your character. Your reputation doesn’t just depend on you, but on the people you call your friends. Everything they do will always reflect in the way you are perceived. You can’t move in the company of people with defective ideals expecting to be branded differently.

You are the company you keep and that company will ultimately determine how far you will go in life…….ever wondered why you have not made significant progress with your life, ever wondered why your life is not moving in the direction of your dreams. A lot of folks are where they are today because the failed to break away from certain kind people, there’s no point holding on to people who aren’t making your life better; there’s no point holding on to people who aren’t moving your life forward….Your circle has the power to make you or break you; you can’t move in the company of people doing nothing with their lives expecting to be different; you can’t move in the company of people sitting down on their dreams and expect to do differently. The people around you can influence your life more than you know….mindsets are contagious…. You will eventually become like the company you keep. Its time to subtract from your life, those people that don’t make you better… You are not “selfish” for deciding to cut some people off; There comes a point when you have to stop being UNFAIR to yourself, Sometimes subtraction is the only way for things to add up.

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Life is About Patience

vividly Recall the story of a man who became popular for engaging in money rituals just to buy the 80’s edition of the Honda Prelude. You wouldn’t buy that car for 50k today. Some other guy brutally murdered his brother ( whom their father gave cash 2 travel 4 the purpose of re- stocking their warehouse), just’cos he wanted to acquire the rave of the moment – Pathfinder Jeep. That same vehicle is now better described as a coffin. I Remember as a kid, my whole street gathered to watch a truck deliver a very large satellite dish to my neighbour’s house. Today a dish one tenth that size delivers 5 times the value and is in almost every student’s room. What about the Volkswagen Santana, Mercedes Benz V boot, 505Evolution, Toyota Crown, all overtaken by latest models of Camry, Honda, Bugatti, Bentley, X6, Acura and Infinity…. Vanity! Some ladies left their true loves cos some rich guy then persuaded them with a Benz 190, which turned out to be the only car they ever owned till date. They found out too late that true love is invaluable. A friend declared drinks because he launched the Nokia Communicator for over hundred grand in 2002. Today that phone would embarrass the owner and is a joke compared to the low cost and everyday phones. What about the MTN SIM card that many people went extra miles before they bought for over 30k, today you will not buy it at N100 bcos all networks are begging people to even take it for free. People are still making the most horrific sacrifices over ‘vanity’ and make enemies over worthless material things. What can I Say? Look back at that one thing you want to kill or die for today and see what becomes of it tomorrow. There is absolutely nothing you can’t achieve. All you need is a little time and PATIENCE and you would thank God without regrets. There is actually nothing in this world that is worth going to Hell for, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!Meditate on this.

MARRIAGE COUNSE

MARRIAGE COUNSEL…

1. My son, a woman could be a good wife to you, some could be a good mother to your children but if you’ve found a woman like a mother to you, your children and your family, please don’t let her go.

2. My son, if you keep spending on a woman and she never asked you if you’re saving or investing, and she keeps enjoying the attention, don’t marry her.

3. My son, if I tell you that you’re the head of the house, don’t look at your pocket; look if you will see a smile on your wife’s face.

4. My son, if you want to have a long life, let your wife be in-charge of your salary, it will be difficult for her to spend it when she’s aware of the home needs and bills to pay but if it’s in your care, she will keep you asking even when all has been spent.

5. My son, don’t ever beat your woman, the pain in her body is nothing to be compared to the wound on her heart and that means you may be in trouble living with a wounded woman.

6. My son, don’t confine the position of your wife to the kitchen, where did you get that from? Even in our days, we had farm-lands where they worked every morning . . . that was our office.

7. My son, now that you’re married, if you live a bachelor kind of life with your wife, you will soon be single again.

8. My son, in our days, we had many wives and many children because of our large farm-lands and many harvests, there are hardly any land for farming anymore, so embrace your woman closely.

9. My son, under the cocoa tree that I did meet your mother could be your eateries and restaurants of nowadays, but remember, the closet thing we did there was to embrace each other.

10. My son, don’t be carried away when you start making more money, instead of spending on those tiny legs that never knew how hard you worked to get it, spend it on that woman that stood by you all along.

11. My son, when I threw little stones or whistled at the window of your mother father’s house, to call her out, it was not for sex, it was because I missed her so much.

12. My son, remember, when you say your wife has changed, there could be something you’ve stopped doing too.

13. My son, your mother, Bianca rode the bicycle with me before I bought that tortoise car outside there, any woman that won’t endure with you in your little beginning should not enjoy your riches.

14. My son, don’t compare your wife to any woman, there are ways she’s enduring you too and has she ever compared you to any man?

15. My son, there is this thing you people call feminism, well, if a woman claim to have equal right with you in the house, divide all the bills into two equal parts, take one part and ask her to start paying the other part.

16. My son, I met your mother a virgin and I took more yams to her father, if you don’t meet your wife a virgin, don’t blame her, what I didn’t tell you is that our women had prestige.

17. My son, I didn’t send your sisters to school because I was foolish like many to think a female child won’t extend my family name, please don’t make that mistake, the kind of female achievers I see nowadays has made the male-gender an ordinary tag.

18. My son, your mother have once locked up the cloth I was wearing and almost tore it because she was angry, I did not raise my hand to beat her because of a day like this, so that I can be proud to tell you that I never for once beat your mother.

19. My son, in our days, our women had more of natural beauty, though I wouldn’t lie to you, some had minor painting of their appellation mostly on their arms, the ones you people now call tattoo, but don’t forget that they didn’t expose any part of their body like your women of nowadays.

20. My son, your mother and I are not interested in what happens in your marriage, try to handle issues without always coming to us.

21. My son, remember I bought your mother’s first sewing machine for her, help your wife achieve her dreams just as you’re pursuing yours.

22. My son, don’t stop taking care of me and your mother, it’s a secret of growing old and having children to take care of you too.

23. My son, pray with your family, there is a tomorrow you don’t know, talk to God that knows everything, everyday.

Enlightenment

Ignorance is the deadliest disease they say, but most people take it to be a popular nonsense. But in reality interplay, its one such true word and explicit phenomena. We engage in doctrines, practices, traditions and rituals without a proper understanding of there supernatural implications to our souls. Adherants or disciples of such dieties use cunning ways and methods to mask the actual ceremony or worship. Its a pitty that we allow ourselves to be played by people that are of no value. It is imperative to that we stay on our guard, support our intellect and question any strange phenomena we deem un-understandable to us and seek enlightenment, for knowledge guides our conception and acceptance of the unknown nonsense been popularized. We shouldn’t allow ourselves to fall fo an unjust course, we should be agents of change and affect our society both physically and intellectually, for its our duty to protect, promot and encourage truth. Pama linus

The Crow,The Swan, The Parrot and The Peacock

A crow lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan. “This swan is so white,” he thought, “and I am so black. This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.” He expressed his thoughts to  swan.

“Actually,” the swan replied, “I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in creation.”

The crow then approached the parrot. The parrot explained, “I lived a very happy life—until I saw a peacock. I have only two colors, but the peacock has multiple colors.”

The crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him. After the people had left, the crow approached the peacock. “Dear peacock,” the crow said, “you are so beautiful. Every day thousands of people come to see you. When people see me, they immediately shoo me away. I think you are the happiest bird on the planet.”

The peacock replied, “I always thought that I was the most beautiful and happy bird on the planet. But because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this zoo. I have examined the zoo very carefully, and I have realized that the crow is the only bird not kept in a cage.So for past few days I have been thinking that if I were a crow, I could happily roam everywhere.”

This story summarizes our problem in this world: The crow thinks the swan is happy, the swan thinks the parrot is happy, the parrot thinks the peacock is happy, and the peacock thinks the crow is happy.

Midas’ Greed

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We all know the story of the greedy king named Midas.

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He had a lot of gold and the more he had the more he wanted. He stored all the gold in his vaults and used to spend time every day counting it. One day while he was counting a stranger came from nowhere and said he would grant him a wish. The king was delighted and said, I would like everything I touch to turn to gold.

The stranger asked the king, Are you sure? The king replied, Yes. So the stranger said, Starting tomorrow morning with the sun rays you will get the golden touch. The king thought he must be dreaming, this couldn’t be true. But the next day when he woke up, he touched the bed, his clothes, and everything turned to gold. He looked out of the window and saw his daughter playing in the…

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God’s Perfection.

God’s Perfection

Nature is God’s perfection.
It does not need to be improved.
We do not know all the checks and balances so tampering blindly leads to our own destruction.

Let your life unfold within its own natural rhythms. It, too, is part of perfection Divine. Breathe out, breathe in sometimes ahead, other times behind today right, tomorrow wrong good decisions, bad ones both teach us if we care to learn.

Life is meant to be lived simply one day at a time flow with the rhythms of life and discover that you are one with all perfection. Life is good. Yes, it is.

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The Story Of Three Travellers – An Hindu, A Jew And A Politician

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An Hindu, a Jew and a Politician were travelling together  and their car broke down at night close to a farmer’s abode. They then decided to approach the farmer for a place to lay their heads till morning.

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On approaching the farmer, he said “well, I have two beds, but the third person would have to go and sleep in the barn. And then the Hindi volunteered  to sleep in the barn. Soon he came and said “sorry I can’t sleep in the barn because there is a cow there and the cow is our god and I can’t sleep with my god”.

“So, the Jew said I can go and sleep there because cow is not my god. But very soon, he came back and said “oh, I didnt know there is a pig there, a pig is an unclean animal to us. I can’t sleep with the pig.”

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Focusing on Matters Arising….

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The doorway to a new year – 2015 is finally opened unto us with great opportunities and prospects beckoning.

I like to share a few simple questions that have helped me a lot to focus on what truly matters in the past; and I know will be just as valuable this year.

I hope these questions will be very helpful for you too during 2015.

1. Is this useful?

I have found that it is very easy to spend a lot of time on things that do not really matter much. To spend hours or days or even weeks on being angry at someone, replaying a mistake or failure in one’s mind or to dwell on something negative and feeling more and more like a victim.

You can waste a big chunk of a year on that.

So I try to ask myself this question as often as I can…

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LADIES WORLD

*When a Girl Cries — The World
Consoles her
*But when a boy cries — They say
Come on man don’t be A Girl.
*If A Girl slaps a Boy — Definitely the Boy
would have
done something wrong.
*If a Boy Slaps a
girl — ppl will say: the Idiot doesn’t
know how to Respect Ladies.
*If a Girl is talking to Boys– She is
Very Friendly
*If a Boy talks to a Girl — He is
flirting.
*If a Girl meets with accident –
Then its mistake!!!
*If a Boy meets with same accident,
Don’t you know how to Drive?
What a Ladies World

Never give up on your dreams!!!

I just read this and it inspired me,you too should read!!

I have a friend named Monty Roberts who owns a horse ranch in San Ysidro. He has let
me use his house to put on fund-raising events to raise money for youth at risk programs. The last time I was there he introduced me by saying, “I want to tell you why I let Jack use my horse. It all goes back to a story about a young man who was the son of an itinerant horse trainer who would go from stable to stable, race track to race track, farm to farm and ranch to ranch, training horses. As a result, the boy’s high school career was continually interrupted. When he was a senior, he was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up. “That night he wrote a seven-page paper describing his goal of someday owning a horse ranch. He wrote about his dream in great detail and he even drew a diagram of a 200-acre ranch, showing the location of all the buildings, the stables and the track. Then he drew a detailed floor plan fora 4,000-square-fo ot house that would sit on a
200-acre dream ranch. He put a great deal of his heart into the project and the next day he handed it in to his teacher. Two days later he received his paper back. On the front page was a large red F with a note that read, `See me after class.’ “The boy with the dream went to see the teacher after class and asked, `Why did I receive an F?’ “The teacher said, `This is an unrealistic dream for a young boy like you. You have no money. You come from an itinerant family. You have no resources. Owning a horse
ranch requires a lot of money. You have to buy the land. You have to pay for the original breeding stock and later you’ll have to pay large stud fees. There’s no way you could ever do it.’ Then the teacher added, `If you will rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade.’
“The boy went home and thought about it long and hard. He asked his father what he should do. His father said, `Look, son, you have to make up your own mind on this. However, I think it is a very important decision for you.’ “Finally, after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the same
paper, making no changes at all. He stated, “You can keep the F and I’ll keep my dream.”
Monty then turned to the assembled group and said, “I tell you this story because you are sitting in my 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of my 200-acre horse ranch. I still have that school paper framed over the fireplace.” He added, “The best part of the story is that two summers ago that same
schoolteacher brought 30 kids to camp out on my ranch for a week.” When the teacher was leaving, he said, “Look, Monty, I can tell you this now. When I was your teacher, I was something of a dream stealer. During those years I stole a lot of kids’ dreams. Fortunately you had enough gumption not to give up on yours.” “Don’t let anyone steal your dreams. Follow your heart, no matter what.”

“You Are My Sunshine”

Good Time Stories

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We all know and have heard the old adage about the “power of love.” Love is not jealous. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it  is not irritable or resentful;  it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Simply put…Love never ends.

Love can also strengthen the spirit, uplift the soul, and heal the body. Such is the case for this beautiful story. It shows the incredible bond and the love between a brother and sister and the true, positive power that it can possess. (Tissues may be required :)

Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could…

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Why Would God Want Me?

Good Time Stories

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I’m not perfect. I have all kinds of problems. I have no ability. I have no gifts. I’m just not worthy. Why would God want me?

Well, did you know that?…..

Moses stuttered.
David’s armor didn’t fit.
John Mark deserted Paul.
Timothy had ulcers.
Hosea’s wife was a prostitute.
Amos’ only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning.
Jacob was a liar.
David had an affair.
Solomon was too rich.
Jesus was too poor.
Abraham was too old.
David was too young.
Peter was afraid of death.
Lazarus was dead.
John was self-righteous.
Naomi was a widow.
Paul was a persecutor of the church.
Moses was a murderer.
Jonah ran from God’s will.
Miriam was a gossip.
Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal.
Elijah was burned out.
John the Baptist was a loudmouth.
Martha was a worry-wart.
Noah…

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