One person likes to think that lightning flashes indicate God is taking her picture.
Another believes the noise is only angels bowling. Still another one hides under the bed at a roll of thunder. Which one are you?
One person is grateful when a friend brings over a bowl of homemade soup. Another sees an interfering busybody. Which one are you?
Some people immediately think that a person who forgets a name must have Alzheimer’s while current studies suggest our brains are just too full and like an overwrought computer, it just takes longer to find stuff in there. (Sarah Knapton, Dr. Michael Ramscar)
God knew that all along.
It is common for restaurants to offer an ‘all you can drink’ policy for soft drinks, tea or coffee.
The question arises then about how much you can drink. Do you know the more you drink the less you can eat? That’s why they make such an offer. It is cheaper then feeding you!
We often hear the phrase that God is our co-pilot.
Seriously, I would rather God was driving and I was only a passenger.
I’m riding in God’s side car and close my eyes in fright,
When I did not know Him and traveled on alone,
I’m riding in God’s side car and the devil knows I’m there.
Prayer- Lord, give us the courage to let you drive. Amen.
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Then I ask myself why I am still fighting that last ten pounds?
It is long after the Christmas season and I continue to struggle on. (Notice that I haven’t spent much time on that topic yet this year!)
Contrary to our opinion, the Bible actually says that we can be perfect. Thankfully the meaning is also complete and lacking nothing essential.’ Listen to this!
Possibly that last ten pounds is only our own lack of perseverance. Let’s face our own shortcomings and our own truth without blaming God for our lack-a-daisy attitude.
Prayer- Lord, let us meet next year with ten less pounds than this year. Amen.
This is the devotional i sent to Everyday Christian a few weeks ago now God sends my own words to me as I nurse my own worry and this broken arm… okay God I get the message.
Do you worry? Nothing I say here will change that. That is your personal choice. As a worrier you must enjoy being bothered, sleepless and unsettled. You must crave anxiety and useless concern.
You love restlessness, irritability and muscle tension. You enjoy headaches, nausea, and numbness in both hands and feet. You live with twitching, hot flashes and rashes. Of course, you must experience all these symptoms and more because you keep on doing it; worrying that is.
There is a cure, but you don’t bother with it because you like your current state of discomfort. That must be so because otherwise, you would have chosen the cure for worry.
I am surely speaking to an orderly crowd with no bad habits showing in any way. Unfortunately, you are reading a writer who has quite a few she is still trying to overcome.
Our bad habits are travel agents for guilt as we struggle with them and our failure to overcome them. The trouble is that we love our bad habits, don’t we?
Ice cream is one of my weaknesses. I like it way too much, way too much for comfort, weight loss, and common sense. I fail to control that bad ice cream habit when I purposely drive by my favorite store that sells my favorite flavor (with chocolate sauce on top!)
I could take another street to my destination but somehow I enjoy the torment of driving past (or into) what torments me.
I say enough is enough. What can we do today to help ourselves overcome the thing that we hate and yet that we continue to do?
People say wise things every day. Which of these could/should be your motto?
“You don’t have to respond to every negative voice. You are better than that. Live above your circumstances.
No matter which one you pick, they all point to this thought from Benjamin Franklin.
Yes it is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and we thrive on that long weekend we enjoy here. We concentrate on our three days off as though it were the end-all and be-all of life. Sometimes we fill it with family, but ofttimes folks make that one last trip up a crowded highway to the cottage.
Does a day off make us pay more attention to a holiday? I don’t think so. To many, it is just another day to get away from work. Here are some thoughts on God’s idea of Thanksgiving.