Your peace

Lord, I notice how close You come to me.
You step up to me
with Your peace,
You show me
what is really important.

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Pass it on

A touching story…bear with it, please.

He was driving home one evening, on a two-lane country road.  Work, in this small community, was almost as slow as his beat-up car. But he never quit looking.  Ever since the factory closed, he’d been unemployed, and with winter raging on, the chill had finally hit home.

It was a lonely road.  Not very many people had a reason to be on it, unless they were leaving.  Most of his friends had already left.  They had families to feed and dreams to fulfill.   But he stayed on.  After all, this was where he buried his mother and father.  He was born here and knew the country. He could go down this road blind, and tell you what was on either side, and with his headlights not working, that came in handy.  It was starting to get dark and light snow flurries were coming down.  He’d better get a move on.

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How to survive the rest of the year

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Talk happiness.

The world is sad enough

Without your woes. No path is wholly rough;

Look for the places that are smooth and clear,

And speak of those, to rest the weary ear

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Just one life

Do you ever ask yourself, “What can I do that will change this world for the better? How can I make a positive impact on others? What meaning can my life have in the context of the world and mankind? For my life to actually matter, do I have to do something truly earthshaking? How much difference can one life make in a world of billions?”

Here’s an account of one man’s life which began in obscurity, was lived without power or popularity as man measures it, and was terminated ignominiously.

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Slow to speak

The importance of developing our listening ability is directly affirmed by James, a man who knew Jesus intimately: “Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak.” The two terse commands contained in the beginning of this verse fit nicely together. When we take time to listen responsively—and avoid the error of answering with authoritative pronouncements—the messages given back to us by our children are far less likely to be obnoxiously defensive. This, in turn, reduces the tension and may well help us avoid angry exchanges.—Dr. Bob Pedrick


How would you feel if someone who was [in a position of authority over you] got angry and screamed at you?

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Sometimes we just need to be reminded!

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”
Hands started going up.
He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.

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It takes a child

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.—John 7:24

We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly eating and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, “Hi there.” He pounded his fat baby hands on the high-chair tray. His eyes were wide with excitement and his mouth was bared in a toothless grin. He then wriggled and giggled with merriment.

I looked around and saw the source of his merriment.

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Pardon granted

Thoughts on Easter

Because Jesus was not claimed by death, not left in hell, we also can escape the agony of death, and the awful feeling that we’ve done too many bad things, that there’s no way things can now turn out good for us. In a word, Easter gives us hope.

We can fly like a beautiful eagle or a peaceful dove, arching high over the confines of life and our own selves. We can leave behind the torture of our own failures, our own inadequacies, all that’s within us that holds us back. We can soar into the dreams of our hearts, making reality out of what some call illusion. We can aim for heaven’s goals and, with God’s help, make it to heights unknown.

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An Easter prayer

Jesus, how I love You! How You’ve proved to me over and over again what great love You have for me. I was nothing, yet You came and died for me so that You might always have me with You. You reached down to the depths for me, and I took hold of Your hand. You pulled me up into a glorious place, and You continue to show me wonders of Your love day after day.

How wonderful, how marvelous, is Your love, Jesus! To think that You were willing to go through so much for me! As I think of the seemingly terrible defeat that You suffered and how it resulted in such a tremendous victory, it fills me with wonder and gives me such hope and peace. Surely You and Your love will see me through whatever troubles may come my way, from now till eternity!

Why worry

Wouldn’t it be nice if WORRY would pay our bills and make our problems go away and bring us happiness? If worry would pay I wouldn’t have any unpaid bills and maybe I would be rich as well but I haven’t experienced that yet. Have you?  So than why do we still worry? If it doesn’t pay our bills, if it doesn’t make our problems go away, if it doesn’t make us happy why are will still worrying?

Maybe your one of the people that thinks that if you don’t worry your irresponsible, as if worrying will make you more responsible.

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