Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hey You All!

Sorry I haven't been on but I forgot my new password. I couldn't respond to posts or others postings on their blogs. So here it is - I'M SORRY!

Here's something that I wanted to post but IT DOES NOT PERTAIN TO MY NEW JOB! Maybe my old jobs....

Things You'd Love to Say at Work, but Can't

• How about never? Is never good for you?
• I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
• I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
• Ahhh... I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again...
• I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.
• I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don't care.
• I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
• Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.
• The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.
• I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.
• And your crybaby whiny-butt opinion would be...?
• Do I look like a people person?
• Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.
• If I throw a stick, will you leave?
• I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.
• Can I trade this job for what's behind door #1?
• Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
• Chaos, panic and disorder - my work here is done.
• How do I set a laser printer to stun?
• I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paycheck

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

OOh OOh!

It got this from Dan Miller - 48 Days to a new Job Dan Miller . He has wonderful insight on how to find your soul in your work. I highly recommend his email newsletter, too. He has inspirational ideas and loves HIS JOB! What a concept!

Sarah was the church gossip and self-appointed supervisor of the church's morals. She kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Several residents were unappreciative of her activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his pickup truck parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She commented to George and others that everyone seeing it there would know that he was an alcoholic.

George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just walked away. He said nothing.

Later that evening, George, quietly parked his pickup in front of Sarah's house............... AND he left it there all night.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Spring is just around the corner....

Here's our view after the Valentine's Day snowstorm.

There was such a peace and serenity from the blanketing snow.
It subdued all humans and forced us to stay inside for awhile.

Soon, though we will see the new birth rising out of the earth.

Thank you God for the change of seasons.

There is an appointed time for everything.

And there is a time for every event under heaven--

A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
a time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart and time to sew together;
A time to be silent and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:3-8 NASB

Saturday, February 17, 2007


A 45 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital.

While on the operating table she had a near death experience. Seeing God she asked "Is my time up?"

God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live."

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, breast implants and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her hair color and brighten her teeth! Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it.

After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance.

Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had another 43 years? Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the ambulance?"

God replied: "I didn't recognize you."

Friday, February 16, 2007

EEEEEEEEEEEGADS - What's Wrong With Congress!

Can't you just tell that it's getting closer to a Presidential Election year.

All the potential candidates are sniping at each other and they haven't even won the nomination.

Everyone's agenda, at the moment, is to denounce the war in Iraq and bring shame upon President Bush. The shame is filtering down all through our military ranks.

Where has the respect for our servicemen gone? Now, Congress is threatening to stop funding the war. Oh my, doesn't that show our military that we support them no matter what.

I'm just a little pea in the large pot of soup, but thanks to this forum I can say what I want to say.


That's right. Stop it! Stop the cat calling, name calling, bad mouthing, childlike behavior from our elected representatives. We voted for you to serve US, not yourselves. Stop working for your own agenda and start standing up with solutions on how to solve things.

We will not overcome anything without UNITY!

Yes, times are a'changing but not for the better. Congress has allowed things to take place that are denegrating America's society.

Let's start by supporting our troops here and overseas. They have VOLUNTEERED for duty to their Country. Let's make them glad that they are fighting for FREEDOM and the right to express our freedoms.

BTW, the evening news is history. Grow up. We know that the headlines are not what's really going on over in Iraq. Quit trying to be the sensation of the day and spread some GOOD news around.

If you want to keep a secret, don't tell a politician or a news reporter. BECAUSE they'll stretch the truth to meet their own needs. Or they'll invent a story out of nothing. An exception is FOX NEWS (most of the time).

Write your Congressman. Tell them that WE KNOW they are listening to big corporation, lobbyists and their own vanity. GROW UP and do your job as we elected you to do.

Democrats - watch out. You're hanging on a limb and it's getting weaker every moment you talk.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sally E. Stuart Strikes Again!

Stuart Market

If you haven't purchased the new Christian Writers' Market Guide for 2007, you're missing something great. Any old ones are obsolete.

Included in this book is the entire contents on a cd. Install it in your computer and you'll have all the information at your fingertips.

I've found new publishers and editors that will help me to narrow the submissions. Pick it up and you have a valuable resource.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Just Call...

I have been reading a lot of posts lately and was struck by the
timeliness of this verse:

I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love
of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.
-- Romans 15:30

So many times we're afraid to ask for prayer or help from our brothers and sisters. Some say that you should only rely on God and pray for yourself.

But here is Paul requesting prayer to help him get through to the end of his situation.

So to ALL who are out there struggling with something...anything...we're here to pray for each other. Just ask.

New Book - The Longing Season by Christine Schaub

Christine Schaub

All of the books in the MUSIC OF THE HEART series are based on a hymns and their histories. The Longing Season is about one of the greatest redemption stories of all time: John Newton and his song, Amazing Grace.

Nature conspires against him, tossing the ship like a toy. Directionless--just like his life.
It seems his odyssey will end here, in the cold Atlantic.
Grief and terror grip his heart, but he will not surrender...not yet.
She reads the sentence again and again.
The first day I saw you I began to love you.
He'd written the words, sealed and posted them, then vanished.

She has a choice--turn toward the future, or wait, waiting and hoping.

And so begins her season of longing.

The book link is: The Longing Season

Monday, February 05, 2007

Fresh Manna

This verse came to me via an email devotional. I'm sure I've read this a few times but sometimes when it's all by itself, a verse will hit like a brick.

You are to help your brothers until the LORD gives them rest, as
he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of
the land that the LORD your God is giving them. After that, you may
go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the
LORD gave you east of the Jordan toward the sunrise.
-- Joshua 1:14-15

Have I been helping others to find their Promised Land?

I feel as if I've been very self-centered focused upon my own goals, even the ones I believe God has for me. I am very complacent in my new job and I understand the reason for where I am but I also need to make sure that I help others attain their goals. It may be ministry or just supportive prayers to get them on their way to the mission that God has planned for them.

I certainly want to enter God's rest but how can I rest when others are discontent and searching? The only direction is through God and His Wisdom.

Seek God for what He wants. Line up with the Cross. Get plenty of advice from Godly people. Listen for His heartbeat for He'll place it inside of your heart.

When the two beat together as one, you will know where, when, how and why to go. He's already chosen the who...it's you!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Oh God! You're So Big!

Can you believe that some people still question the fact that there is a God?

I think it takes more faith to believe in the "THEORY" of evolution than to believe in the Divine Creator who made this very complicated world of ours. If you just study your fingernail, you'll realize that Someone had a design in mind.

Another thing...

Where is our value system? I was listening to the news this morning and someone was arrested with 4 ounces of cocaine in their possession. Now, they said it was worth about $6,000. ?????

I'm thinking 'I have the Word of God in my possession. It cost me $29.95 at the book store.'

The world values confuse the wisest of men. Here we are buying a pleasurable experience for almost everything we own, when our soul is seeking its Maker and the cost is next to nothing except living like His Son.

There is no balance to this life without Jesus in your heart, mind, body and soul. Everything else fades away and becomes like dust blowing in the wind.

Search for true value. It can only be found in Jesus.

It may cost you your present life but you will gain life ever after.