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June 10, 2010

Favorite Scriptures

Lean not unto thine own understanding – Proverbs 3:5

This is one of my favorite scriptures.  Verse 6 is good too!!  

What are your favorite scriptures?

May 28, 2009

thoughts

When I created this blog, my intentions were to build up my writing skills, share the Good News and use this as an outlet for my feelings.  My ex-wife had purchased for me a calendar where you could put your thoughts daily in a book, which is where I first began a semi-journal.  I found that my handwriting skills were less than perfect and I found that I wasn’t writing anything too important.  I would write things like, well today I ate and place n place or I saw so and so, but not much substance.  Once this blog came along, I found that I was able to type and not be worried about how I hand wrote.  I was able to document things that were happening in my life of importance as well as the not so important.  I can share my heart and life with others and hope that it can encourage you as well, and that is a joy.

Close to 2 years into it now and it’s real cool to look back at the many topics I have written about as well as the many changes that have occurred in my life in such a short time period.  Life is like that…a box of chocolates…you never know what your going to get with the next one or the next day for that matter.  How true Forrest Gump was, eh?  How scary that what he said, a fictional character, was true as well.  We can learn from fiction as well as truth right?!?!?!  I look forward to what the next 2 years brings in my blogosphere as well as the next 20+ years.  My hope is to one day write a book, which I believe at this point in my life would be a Faith based book, not sure if it would be a fiction or non-fiction book, but it’s gonna be great! 

I’m finding that doing things at least once in my life, destinations around the world/sky diving/white water rafting etc., gives me joy and pleasure.  I would like to continue to do these things at least once and my book that I would write will be one of those things that I do once in my life.  It just might be the hardest task I ever do or maybe not.  Guess maybe I should give it more thought and consideration and begin it soon, hmmm.   A co-worker recently was telling me about her dreams and I started to ponder what my dreams are.  I didn’t know at that moment if I really had any, but now I realize that I do, to write a book!!  Please pray for me as I consider the words to write and things to say in it.  One day I hope that you will see it in your local Barnes n Noble!  🙂

January 22, 2009

is it good to give?

Scripture says this among many other verses in the Bible, “He who gives to the poor will lack nothing,
       but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.
”  Proverbs 28:27

For me, this verse tells me how important it is to give and give back, not just out of your wealth, but from your heart and from your hands.

In another verse just before this one scripture states this, ” A stingy man is eager to get rich
       and is unaware that poverty awaits him
.”  Proverbs 28:22

WOW!!  What knowledge, and wisdom that come from our Powerful(Omnipotent), all knowing(Omniscient) Father!!

I know that writing checks are easy and important, but let’s also give with our time and energy. 

Of course and more importantly is this, to heed our Father’s warning’s is very important and as I read this, I realize how important it is to give as He tells us to. 

Closed fists can’t give anything.  Open hands give all!!!

January 19, 2009

11,000 and counting

Too cool to have this many views! Thanks for everyone for allowing me to share my life with YOU!!

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January 15, 2009

If I had my life over again…

  • I would have talked less and listened more.
  • I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was      stained, or the sofa faded.
  • I would have eaten the popcorn in the “good” living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
  • I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
  • I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
  • I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
  • I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.
  • I would have cried and laughed less whiled watching TV and more while watching life.
  • I would have shared more responsibility carried by my husband.
  • I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for a day.
  • I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,      > wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
  • Instead of wishing away 9 months of pregnancy, I’d cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
  • When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner”.
  • There would have been more “I love yous”…..more I’m sorry’s….but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute…look at it and really see it…..live it….and never give it back.
  • Stop sweating the small stuff.

I like the point of this whole “If” statement and wanted to share it with you all.

 

By:  ERMA BOMBECK