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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I asked God

How many times have I asked these tings and we are guilty I am sure. but here is a post that I got in my email that is worth the read enjoy.

I asked God to take away my pride.
God said "No".
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said "No".
Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said "No".
Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said "No".
I give you blessings, happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said "No".
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said "No".
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said "No".
I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.

I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as he loves me.
God said... Ahhhh, finally you have the idea!

What if God couldn't take the time to bless us today because we
couldn't take the time to thank HIM yesterday?

What if GOD decided to stop leading us tomorrow because we didn't follow
HIM today?

What if we never saw another flower bloom because we grumbled when GOD
sent the rain?

What if GOD didn't walk with us today because we failed to recognize it
as His day?

What if GOD took away His message because we failed to listen to the

What if GOD didn't send His only begotten Son because He wanted us to be
prepared to pay the price for sin?

What if the door of the church was closed because we did not open the
door of our heart?

What if GOD stopped loving and caring for us because we failed to love
and care for others?

What if GOD would not hear us today because we would not listen to Him

What if GOD answered our prayers the way we answer His call to service?

What if GOD met our needs the way we give Him our lives???

-- Author Unknown

Monday, November 27, 2006

puppy size

I got this in my email a while back and it is awesome. really makes you think and brings a smile. I don't recall if I posted this befor or if my mom posted it but it is a good reminder so why not go a head and post it. anyway I love you alll and hope that all is good. read on and enjoy.
Puppy Size

Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've been back to this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started
all of this," the mother told the volunteer.

"What is it she keeps asking for?" the volunteer asked.

"Puppy size!" replied the mother.

"Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for."

"I know ... we have seen most of them," the Mom said in frustration.

Just then Danielle came walking into the office

"Well, did you find one?" asked her Mom.

"No, not this time," Danielle said, with sadness in her voice.

"Can we come back on the weekend?" The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed.

"You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there's always a supply," the volunteer said.

Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the door. "Don't worry, I'll find one this weekend," she said.

Over the next few days both Mom and dad had long conversations with her. They both felt she was being too particular. "It's this weekend or we're
not looking any more," Dad finally said in frustration.

"We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size either," Mom added.

Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday morning. By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for the section that
housed the smaller dogs.

Tired of the routine, Mom sat in the small waiting room at the end of the first row of cages. There was an observation window so you could see the
animals during times when visitors weren't permitted.

Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take a closer look. One by one, the dogs were brought out and she held each one.

One by one, she said, "Sorry, you're not the one."

It was the last cage, on this last day, in search of the perfect pup.

The volunteer opened the cage door and the child carefully picked up the dog and held it closely. This time, she took a little longer. "Mom, that's
it! I found the right puppy! He's the one! I know it!" she screamed with joy. "It's the puppy size!"

"But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held over the last few weeks," Mom said.

"No not size ---- the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed," she said.

"Don't you remember? When I asked you, one day, what love is, you told me love depends on the sighs of your heart. The more you love, the bigger
the sigh!" The two women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn't know whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug the child, she did a
little of both.

"Mom, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home from work and hug each other, you both sigh. I knew I would find the right puppy
if it sighed when I held it in my arms," she said. Then holding the puppy up close to her face she said, "Mom, he loves me. I heard the sighs of his

Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that makes you sigh. I not only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the caress of
a sunset, the kiss of the moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air on a hot day.

They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and listen; you will be surprised at what you hear.

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away."

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

some one who understands

this was precious and I had to post it here. it really makes you think. I ask that you all continue to pray that I find a job. and a special lady for me. but anyway here is something I got in my email that I thought you'd all like.
Someone Who Understands
This devotional was written by Jim Liebelt

Therefore, it was necessary for Jesus to be in every respect like us, his
brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest
before God. He then could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of
the people. Since he himself has gone through suffering and temptation, he
is able to help us when we are being tempted.—Hebrews 2:17-18 NLT
The story (author unknown) is told of a farmer who had some puppies he
needed to sell. He made a sign advertising the pups and posted it in his yard.
Shortly after, a boy showed up in response to the sign. “Mister,” he said, “I
want to buy one of your puppies.” “Well,” said the farmer, “these puppies
cost a good deal of money.” The boy reached deep into his pocket, he pulled
out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. “I've got thirty-nine
cents. Is that enough to take a look?” “Sure,” said the farmer. The farmer
whistled and called, ”Here Dolly!” From the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly
followed by four little pups. The little boy’s eyes danced with delight. As
the dogs approached, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside
the doghouse. Slowly another little pup appeared, but this one was considerably
smaller. The little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to
catch up. “I want that one,” the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The
farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, “Son, you don't want that
puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.”
The little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and rolled up one
leg of his pants revealing a steel brace running down both sides of his leg.
Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "Mister, I don't run too well
myself, and that puppy needs someone who understands.”
Not one of us is perfect. Everyone has flaws and weaknesses. Some are more
visible than others, but we all have them. Fortunately, like the boy who
chooses the pup, we have a Savior who knows and understands our feelings and our
weaknesses and still chooses us to be His friends and children! And, in
response, he wants us to demonstrate our love to one another!
If you are one who struggles with your own flaws and shortcomings, today,
take comfort in the knowledge of God’s love for you and then, share that love
with someone else! Remember, the world is full of hurting people that are
looking to connect with others who understand.


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