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you mean your god can help you find carpark space and keys but can't help the following from execution??



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To Whom Much Is Given

A Mother was having a hard time getting her son to go to school
in the morning.

"Nobody in school likes me," he complained.

"The teachers don't like me, the kids don't like me, the
superintendent wants to transfer me, the bus drivers hate me,
the school board wants me to drop out, and the custodians have
it in for me. I just don't want to go to school."

"But, John, you have to go to school," said his mother sternly.
"You're healthy, you have a lot to learn, you have something to
offer others, you are a leader.

And besides, you're 40 years old and YOU ARE THE PRINCIPAL."

Have you ever felt like the principal in the above joke?




Even Pastors?

You are in charge; yet, the charges that you are in charge of
can be a real challenge.

Leadership always has its price.
It's full of rewards, but the price can be heavy.

Everyone expects you to boost them, but who boosts you?

I was in the church one day.
I was alone (at least no other person was there).

The day had been hectic and the responsibilities great. I stood
in the sanctuary and asked God, "Why do I have to do so much?"

I had the burdens of the church, the burdens of two businesses,
and a family to deal with. Plus, I had my own stuff.
Everyone has their own stuff in addition to other's stuff.
Your own stuff hides in the corners of your mind just waiting
for an opportunity to jump forth.

Your own stuff is enough to deal with by itself.

Do you remember seeing the pictures of Atlas?
He is the Greek titan with the world on his shoulders.
That's what it feels like sometimes.
I'm sure you know the feeling.

I stood as the echoes of my voice slowly faded.
"Why did I have to do so much?"

I clearly heard God breathe a soft answer into my spirit,
but it wasn't complete. It was half of a sentence
and half of a statement.

"to whom much is given. . ."

That was my answer, "to whom much is given. . ."

There is a quote that goes "you can judge a man by whether he
will ask for a light load or a strong back."

It's the principle of the principal.

"to whom much is given. . .

. . . much is required."


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No Excuses

The next time you feel like being bitter, resentful and angry --
- even if the circumstances justify these emotions ---
consider the inspiring words of a man who, after 27 years of
imprisonment by his government, had every right to be bitter,
resentful and angry:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented and fabulous?'

Actually, who are you NOT to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesn't serve the world.

There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that
other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give
other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others."

These are words of Nelson Mandela, who gave this inaugural
speech in 1994, after being elected President of South Africa.

He became the leader of the government that had for so long
sought to take away his voice.

This man had every right to be bitter, resentful and angry at
the world.

How dare he inspire us to greatness? Shouldn't he have instead
approved our sloth?

After all, is anyone really appreciated for what he does,
regardless of the extent of the sacrifice?

Nelson Mandela confirms that you are expected to be great.

Nothing less.

You can even be more than great if you decide to ignore the
non-existent limitations that everyone else can see.

What kind of glasses are they wearing?

I know I'm gorgeous, brilliant and talented.
Simply put, I am fabulous.

What about you?


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Being Unaware of the Dangers in Marriage

Do you realize that there is a spiritual battle going on to try to defeat your marriage? It's often not very obvious, but none-the-less, it's very real and we need to be aware of it!

I recently read something about the ancient sport of falconry (in the devotional "Our Daily Bread") which reminded me of this. They used trained hawks and falcons while hunting wild game. However, as Mart De Haan explained: "When the 'educated predator' was allowed to fly, it often rose too high for human eyes to see. So a hunter often carried a small caged bird called a shrike. By watching the antics of the little bird, the man could always tell where his hawk was, for the shrike instinctively feared the predator and cocked its head to keep it in view."

He went on to say, "Christians desperately need an alert perception similar to that of the shrike to detect their spiritual enemy. Our adversary, 'walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour' (1 Peter 5:8). Our responsibility, according to the apostle Peter, is to be sober and vigilant. In other words, we're to be always on the alert. Then Mart posed these thoughts: "It would be nice if God had giant sirens to warn us of an attack by the devil. But He doesn't operate that way. Instead, we must read the Bible regularly, meditate on its truths, maintain a prayerful attitude throughout the day, and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

I was thinking how this applied to marriage and how often, when someone writes us a letter we can see the enemy of our faith alive and working overtime to deceive those involved in the situation. How often we wanted to sound an alarm that screeched forth a warning saying, "Be on the alert and open your eyes, you're playing into the enemy of our faith's hands, entertaining the enemy and breaking the heart of God!"

Ways the Enemy of Our Faith Works in Which We Might Not Be Aware:

· Promoting the message of love and marriage to be so romantic –like a fairy-tale existence, that couples don't adequately prepare themselves for the difficult part of STAYING in love.

· Helping couples who are engaged to be married to think their love is so unique that they won't have the same struggles others have – thus they enter marriage in such a disillusioned state that when they start to have problems they panic and make things worse!

· Promoting the message that "Love should come naturally" so those who are struggling in their marriage think there's something wrong to have to put extra effort into making it work.

· To help couples think their "love will conquer all" (not using the wisdom God promises to give them if they ask for it).

· Promoting the idea that if you go to a marriage seminar, others will think your marriage is in trouble—thus you should be embarrassed to attend something like this.

· Promoting the idea that Christian marriages shouldn't have problems so you won't reach out for help until it's almost "too late" to save the marriage.

· Helping couples to get so busy in their lives that they neglect each other and overlook making the time to nurture their relationship.

· Promoting the idea that one can neglect their spouse and the spouse will naturally "understand" that they're still loved and cared for.

· To subliminally push the "world's" ideas of love into the couple's life to such an extent that they gradually start to adopt them as their compass for guiding their thoughts and actions with each other – neglecting the Bible's way of loving and living with each other.

· To help couples forget that their spouse is NOT "the enemy" – that they need grace, forgiveness, understanding, and prayer.

· To flood the couples so effectively with focusing in on each other's negative actions that they overshadow the positive qualities and eventually forget them.

· To help couples forget why they fell in love in the first place and neglect living out the vows they made to each other before God.

· To help them buy into the idea that one time of "indiscretion" won't hurt!

· To help them to think that "God wouldn't want them to be unhappy" so they feel entitled to leave their marriage because they're unhappy (which is totally unbiblical).

· To help them think that if they're unhappy or they don't "feel" in love at this time, that they'll always feel that way (which research shows to be untrue) and leave the marriage to seek happiness elsewhere.

· To promote the lie that forgiveness is for fools – not something you extend to a spouse who has hurt you – thus neglecting the Biblical message to "forgive others as God has forgiven you."

· Clouding the importance of integrity and the importance of following through on the commitment which was originally made to each other.

· Helping couples forget that marriage is a picture of Christ's love for the church to a world that needs to see God's love in action drawing them to want to know their God better.

· Helping couples to think marriage all about them and their personal happiness –becoming so involved in what's troubling them that they overlook look seeing their children watching them belittle and hurt each other—thus hurting their impressionable hearts as well.

· Helping them to overlook the fact that they're teaching their children how to treat their spouses when they one day marry.


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A very nice lesson

Once a boy went to a shop with his mother.

The shop keeper looked at the small cute child and showed
him a bottle with sweets and said,
'Dear Child, u can take the sweets.'

But the child didnt take.

The shop keeper was surprised.. he is such a small child
and why is he not taking the sweets from the bottle.

Again he said to take the sweets....
Now the mother also heard that and said, 'Take the
sweets dear.'

Yet he didnt take...
The shopkeeper seeing the child not taking the sweets, he
himself took the sweets and gave itto the child.

The child was happy to get two hands full of sweets.

While returning home the Mother asked the child,

'Why didnt you take the sweets when the shop keeper
told you to take?'
Can you guess the response:

The child replies, 'Mom, my hands are very small, and
if I take the sweets,I can only take few. But, now you see
-when uncle gave with his big hands.... how many more sweets
I got ???'

When we take we may get little;
but, when God - The Almighty gives,

He gives us more beyond our expectations. ...
more than what we can


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"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me..
It is the most-requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to cho colate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19.. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric n ow. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words' In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30.. Time heals almost everything.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting every where.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41.. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."


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Twenty-five Beautiful One-liners

1. Give God what's right - not what's left

2. Man's way may lead to a hopeless end - God's way always leads to an endless hope.

3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing {with God}

4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.

5. In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma--but never let him be the period!

6. Don't put a question mark where God puts a period.

7. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the church for a face-lift.

8. When praying, don't give God instructions, just report for duty.

9. Don't wait for six strong men to take you to church in a box.

10. Don't change God's messages, for they are meant to change us.

11. When God ordains, He sustains.

12. Warning from God: Exposure to My Son may prevent eternal burning.

13. Plan ahead -- It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
14. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Bible.

17. Exercise daily -- walk with the Lord.

18. Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive

19. Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.

20. S/He who angers you controls you.

21. Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.

22. Give Satan an inch and he''ll soon be a ruler.

23. By ye fishers of men - you catch them and let Him clean them

24. God doesn't call the qualified to work for Him. He qualifies the Called.

25. Read the Bible. It'll scare the hell of out you!



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1. Faith is the ability to not panic.

2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry.

3. As a child of God, prayer is kinda like calling home every

4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of

5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants
us to be still so He can untangle the knot.

6. Do the math. Count your blessings.

7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.

9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

10. Laugh every day - it's like inner jogging.

11. The most important things in your home are the people.

12. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
(Preach it!)

13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
Come on in.

14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.

15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.

16. We do not remember days but moments. Life moves too fast so
enjoy your precious moments.

17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it; otherwise
it's just hearsay.

18. It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again.
Just be sure to flush when you are done.

19. Surviving and living your life successfully requires
courage. The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage
and risk-taking. Learn from the turtle, it only makes progress
when it sticks out its neck.

20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Your character is what you really are, while your reputation
is merely what others think you are. No matter the storm,
when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.
Leave gentle fingerprints on the soul of another for the
angels to read. I don't want to get to the end of my life
and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have
lived the width of it as well.


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Reflect upon your blessings,
of which every man has plenty,

not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.

~Charles Dickens~


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Sea Storm or Seesaw

I was swimming in the ocean getting my exercise.

The wind was rather high and so were the waves.
I was swimming parallel to the beach.

As I stroked, I turned my head towards the waves to breathe with
each stroke. Since the waves were rather high, I didn't want to
be caught by surprise when a big one came.

The big waves smashed into my face and every so often, part of
that wave went down my throat. After I had gulped about three
mouthfuls of seawater, I knew I needed a new tactic.

I started facing the beach instead of the waves.
I was concerned that a big wave would come, and I wouldn't see
it and I would get swamped.

That didn't happen. I rose and fell smoothly with the waves,
and the waves hit the back of my head. The water stayed in the
ocean and out of my throat. Instead of feeling like a sea storm,
it felt like a seesaw.

We all have waves in life.

Too often, we stand defiantly facing the problem with our mouths
wide open,

and we get swamped and choked.

Sometimes, if you just turn your cheeks the other way, ride the
waves, and keep your mouth shut, things go a lot smoother


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There were two men shipwrecked on this island. The minute they
got on to the island one of them started screaming and yelling,
"We're going to die! We're going to die! There's no food!
No water! We're going to Die!"

The second man was propped up against a palm tree and acting so
calmly it drove the first man crazy. "Don't you understand?
We're going to die!"

The second man replied, "You don't understand,
I make $100,000.00 a week."

The first man looked at him quite dumbfounded and asked,
"What difference does that make? We're on an island with no
food and no water! We're going to DIE!!!"

The second man answered, "You just don't get it.
I make $100,000.00 a week and I tithe ten percent on that
$100,000.00 a week.

My pastor will find me!"


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who is jesus?

in chemistry, he turned water to wine.

In biology , he was born without the normal conception;

in physics, he disapproved the law of gravity when he ascended into heaven;

in economics, he disapproved the law of diminishing return by feeding 5000 men with two fishes & 5 loaves of bread;

in medicine , he cured the sick and the blind without administering a single dose of drugs;

in history, he is the beginning and the end;

in government, he said that he shall be called wonderful ounselor, prince of peace;
in religion, he said no one comes to the father except through him;
so? Who is he?
He is jesus!
Join me and let's celebrate him; he is worthy!

The eyes beholding this message shall not behold evil, the hand that will send this message to everybody shall not labor in vain, and the mouth saying amen to this prayer shall smile forever. Remain in god and seek his face always.

In god i've found everything!


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Jesus is The Greatest Man in History

Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
He had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
I feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us!
If you believe in God and in Jesus Christ His Son? Send this to all on
your buddy list. If not just ignore it. If you ignore it, just remember that
Jesus said ... "If you deny me before man, I will deny you before my
Father in Heaven.


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The Followers

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school
since he didn't want his mother to walk with him. She had an
idea of how to handle it. She asked her good friend if she
would follow him to school, staying at a distance so he wouldn't
notice her.

The friend said since she was up early with her toddler anyway,
it would be a good way for them to get some exercise, so she
agreed. The next school day, the friend and her little girl set
out following Timmy as he walked to school with another
neighborhood boy he knew. She did this for the whole week.

As the boys walked along, kicking stones and chatting, Timmy's
little friend noticed the same lady following them. Finally he
said to Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady following us to
school all week? Do you know her?"

Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yes, I know who she is."

The friend said, "Well, who is she?"

"That's just Shirley Goodnest and her daughter Marcy," replied Timmy.

"Shirley Goodnest? Who's the heck is she and why is she
following us?" asked his friend.

"Well,” Timmy explained, "every night my Mom has me say the 23rd
Psalm with my prayers cause she worries about me so much. And
in the Psalm, it says, "Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow
me all the days of my life" so I guess I'll just have to get
used to it!"

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always.


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When you're down to nothing, God is up to something."

She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: "How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?"
The surgeon said, "I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it."
Sally said, "Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?"

The surgeon asked, "Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university."

Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said goodbye to son. She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair. "Would you like a lock of his hair?" the nurse asked. Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a lock of the boy's hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally.

The mother said, "It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the University for Study. He said it might help somebody else. "I said no at first, but Jimmy said, 'Mom, I won't be using it after I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom."
She went on, "My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help others if he could."

Sally walked out of Children's Mercy Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside her in the car.
The drive home was difficult. It was even harder to enter the empty house. She carried Jimmy's belongings, and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son's room.

She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them. She laid down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep.
It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Laying beside her on the bed was a folded letter. The letter said :

"Dear Mom, I know you're going to miss me; but don't think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just 'cause I'm not around to say "I Love You" . I will always love you, Mom, even more with each day. Someday we will see each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely, that's okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like the same things us boys do. You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know. Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? And guess what, Mom? I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you goodbye and everything. But I already knew that wasn't allowed. Well, you know what Mom? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter. God asked me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'Where was He when I needed him?' "God said He was in the same place with me, He was right there, as He always is with all His children. Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I've written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn't that cool? I have to give God His pen back now. He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. I will be having supper soon. I'm sure the food will be great.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don't feel hurt anymore. The cancer is all gone. I'm glad because I couldn't stand that pain anymore and God couldn't stand to see me hurt so much, either. That's when GOD sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel said I was a Special Delivery! How about that?

Signed with Love from God & Me.

This is the Truth about our LIFE!!!!!!


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Simple Solution - Complicated Problem

1. "I'm sorry."
2. "I love you."
3. "Forgive me."
4. "You were right."
5. "Maybe mama was right."
6. "I'll just let it go."
7. "It's not really that important."
8. "It's just ego, I'm acting like a baby."
9. "Let me just calm down."
10."Let me look at it from their point of view."

These are ten things that may help us see a simple solution to
what has been looking like an overly complicated problem.