~Prayer For Finances~

March 29, 2009 at 7:21 am (Prayer) (, , , )

Not only should we pray for our needs, but do you know others who can use some financial help. Pray should be the first resort not the last resort.
When you pray expect it to work. However remember God has his own time table and it is usually a lot different than our time table. Be patient and never give up on your walk with the Lord.

Prayer for Finances (it works)

I claimed it for you – now claim it for me.

God has more than a thousand ways to provide for us, that we know nothing about.
Here is your financial blessing!

It’s a simple prayer, you got 30 Seconds?

Don’t sleep on this…Someone recently read this for the first time and
Received exactly enough for a $0 balance on all credit cards.

If you need a financial blessing, continue reading this. You can also copy it and send it along in an email. That is how I got it.

Heavenly Father, most Gracious and Loving God, I pray to you that you
Abundantly bless my family and me.

I know that you recognize, that a Family is more than just a mother, father, sister, brother, cousin,
Husband and wife, but all who believe and trust in You.

Dear GOD, I send up a prayer request for financial blessing for not only the
Person who sent this to me, but for me and all that I have forwarded This message to.

And that the power of joined prayer by those who Believe and trust in you is
More powerful than anything!

I thank you in Advance for your blessings.

God, deliver the person reading this right Now from debt and debt burdens.

Release your Godly wisdom that I may be a good steward over all that you
have given me GOD, for I know how wonderful and mighty you are and how if we
just obey you and walk in your word and have the faith of a Mustard Seed that you will pour out blessings.

I thank you now Lord for the recent blessings I have received and for the blessings yet to come,
Because I know you are not done with me yet.

In Jesus name Amen….

TAKE 60 SECONDS and send this on quickly and within hours, you will have
Caused a multitude of people to pray to God for each other. Then sit
Back and watch the power of God work in your life for doing the thing That you
Know He loves.. Peace and Blessings….

Have Faith

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Just Checking In

March 25, 2009 at 7:43 pm (Christianity, Email) (, , , , )

I just got this email. It is a nice friendship poem that you might want to share.

JUST CHECKING IN

Minister passing through his church,
in the middle of the day.
Decided to pause by the altar
and see who had come to pray.

Just then the back door opened,
a man came down the aisle.
The minister frowned as he saw,
the man hadn’t shaved in a while..

His shirt was kind a shabby
and his coat was worn and frayed.
The man knelt, he bowed his head,
then rose and walked away.

In the days that followed,
each noon time came this chap.
Each time he knelt just for a moment,
a lunch pail in his lap

Well, the minister’s suspicions grew,
with robbery a main fear.
He decided to stop the man and ask him,
‘What are you doing here?’

The old man said, he worked down the road,
lunch was half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time,
for finding strength and power.

‘I stay only moments, see,
cause the factory’s so far away.
As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
this is kinda what I say.’

‘I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN.
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS THIS IS JIM,
CHECKING IN TODAY.’

The minister, feeling foolish,
told Jim, that was fine.
He told the man that he was welcome
to come and pray just anytime.

‘Time to go’, Jim smiled, said ‘Thanks.’
He hurried to the door.
The minister knelt at the altar,
he’d never done it before.

His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
and met with Jesus there.
And as the tears flowed, in his heart,
he repeated old Jim’s prayer:

”I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. I DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.

SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY.’

Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim hadn’t come.
As more days passed without Jim,
he began to worry some.

At the factory, he asked about him, learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
But he’d given them a thrill..

The week that Jim was with them,
Brought changes in the ward.
His smiles, a joy contagious..
Changed people, were his reward.

The head nurse couldn’t understand
why Jim was so glad,
when no flowers, calls or cards came,
Not a visitor he had.

The minister stayed by his bed,
He voiced the nurse’s concern.
No friends came to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.

Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up
and with a winsome smile said,
‘the nurse is wrong, she couldn’t know,
that he’s in here all the while.’

‘Everyday at noon He’s here,
a dear friend of mine you see.
He sits right down, takes my hand,
leans over and says to me:’

‘I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP,
AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN.

ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY,
I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY
AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS,
CHECKING IN TODAY.’

If this blesses you, pass it on.
Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart

May God hold you in the palm of His hand
and Angels watch over you.

I pray you are moved
to pass this page on to
your friends & loved ones.

Jesus said:
‘ If you are ashamed of me,’ I will be ashamed
of you before my Father.’

If you are not ashamed, pass this on.
But only if you mean it.

So this is me ……… Just Checking In

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Smiles Are Contagious

March 21, 2009 at 5:44 am (Smile Makers) ()

Do you believe that smiles are contagious? What happens when you share a smile? Do you get one back? Or do you get a frown or ignored? How do you feel when your smile goes ignored? Next time you need a smile give one and see what happens. If someone is too wrapped up in their bad mood or bad day, they could really use a smile, but not everyone looks outside when they are in a state of grumpiness, worry, sadness, grief, or depression.

Don’t give up. Be the happy person in life. Smile, it makes people wonder what you are up to.

smile32109

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My Visit To The Museum of Tolerance

March 15, 2009 at 3:01 pm (Random Rambles) (, , , , )

I have wanted to visit the Museum of Tolerance for several years and finally got to go with a group of students this past week. The Museum that I went to is in Los Angeles, CA. It is amazing that it was only 3 days after Bloggers United for Women’s Rights. Talk about a double wake up call, well this was certainly it.

One thing that I do not understand is how we can keep teaching hate. I guess it is born in us to pass the hate on from generation to generation. Are we born with hatred or does it have to be taught?

My trip to the Museum of Tolerance taught me that not one of us is without prejudice. We might think we are but when we reach deep into ourselves and are honest with ourselves we can find that for most of us there is something that would label us as being prejudiced.
Sometimes we think that there is nothing wrong with laughing at an ethnic joke. I might even have some on this blog.

As far as being prejudiced and humor go that is a difficult call. Most comedians use ethnic humor. Most people can laugh at themselves. However when humor turns to how we think people are our we use humor as a way to put people down or insult them, and we really mean it, then we really need to take a look at who we are.

Politicians use stereotypes and fear to reach their goals. The prime use of this was by Hitler. I am not sure what prompted him to hate the Jewish race, but that hatred almost eliminated an entire race of people. Everyone, no matter where they were born has something to contribute to the world.

Blacks in the USA have a history of abuse. The land of equality, freedom, and opportunity for all has still not torn down all the walls of hatred and bigotry. Even though we elected a black President, we are not where we should be with equality in the US.

I intend to post more on this topic in the near future.

I hope if anyone plans a trip to Los Angeles for any reason that you can take some time to include a trip to the Museum of Tolerance.

Museum of Tolerance
9786 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

There are people in the world who are facing injustice each and every day. Innocent people who are being treated as criminals. We have to find ways to help them. Just by posting on blogs and getting readers is a start. We can reach out to the world to remove fear and hatred by understanding.

I still feel there is Faith and Hope and Love to share with the world.

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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2009 at 7:06 pm (Motivation-Inspiration)

Today is International Women’s Day. I have been saying I will get my article posted all day long. However, there is grocery shopping, then lunch, then laundry, then this then that, and now the day is almost over. Things to be thankful for: electricity and my computer. Now I can get my article posted.

To quote from the bloggersunite.org site:

IWD is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

I think we need to remember the women of the past who have paved the way for the women of the current times who will pave the way for the women of the future.
When I think of the women who have made significant changes in history, and the ones who have always been admired by me, there are several. I hate to narrow the list down but I will.

I wonder how many will write about Mother Teresa:
Just one of her quotes:

“We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.”
– Mother Teresa of Calcutta

If I could do just a little of what she did to help those less fortunate, my life would have purpose.
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Golda Meir might be less known among the younger generation, but when I learned about her I was fascinated.

Golda Meir was born in Kiev in 1898, and then she lived in the US from 1906 to 1921 before immigrating to Palestine with her husband. She was very active in fund rasing to support the Israeli War of Independence in 1948. That in itself is such a historic time. She raised funds in the US although her political involvement was cemented long before that.

Golda Meir was an excellent diplomat, and served in many positions, such as Israel’s Ambassador to the Soviet Union, also in 1948. She was a foreign minister in Israel for 10 years and she was very active in gaining support and establishing relations with the US, and Latin American countries.

In 1969, at the age of 71, Golda Meir became the world’s 3rd female Premier, or Prime Minister of Israel. When you consider that when she was born, the people of Israel did not even have their own nation. She lived through so many wars and fighting for birth of a Jewish Nation. That fighting still goes on today in one form or another.

In a region of the world where women do not carry the same status that they do in Western cultures, and at a time when there were few women leaders anywhere, Golda Meir definitely stood out among women!

If I ever get to Jerusalem, I am definitely going to pay my respects to Golda Meir.

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Elizabeth Arden was known as a skin care specialist. What a different path than the two I previously mentioned. However she has an incredible story, too.
She was born in 1884 and lived until October 18, 1966.

Many people might remember her for her famous skin care company, Elizabeth Arden, Inc. She owned and operated a chain of beauty salons and spas, and was a mass marketer.

I am friends with a lady who knew her personally and apprenticed with her. Elizabeth Arden was one incredible lady.

Elizabeth was named after the famous nurse, Florence Nightingale (another women who we should all know). Elizabeth did pursue training as a nurse and she had experience seeing burn victims either during that time or during World War 1 or 2.
She was a leader in the skin care industry when it was dominated by men.

Women executives were rare during those times. Women as owners and entrepreneurs of big corporations were almost nonexistent and she certainly had to fight for her position.

She had a very interesting life running her businesses from 1909 until her death in 1966. My friend apprenticed with her and then went on to work for Eli Lilly, who purchased the Elizabeth Arden company, and now has her own skin care company featured in spas worldwide, and also distributed by independent distributors (I am one through Atria Skin Care at Nutronix International).

Knowing Colleen Moon, and knowing that Elizabeth Arden took her as an apprentice when she was 14 years old has given me insight into a time and era that I only experience through movies. I read the biographies about Elizabeth Arden, and they do not do that lady justice. I hear the stories that my friend Colleen tells me about her, and I am very impressed. I see who Colleen Moon is, and how she was so influenced by Elizabeth Arden that I feel she is carrying on the legacy of this lady.

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I think what it really comes down to celebrating, no matter which woman we choose for our one to admire, is the fact that they all had a passion to help and leave the world a better place then it was when they were born into it.

Several women are born into circumstances where just surviving one more day is all they can do. I think as we look at women who have changed lives, we can not forget our sisters who are so much less fortunate. We have sisters who wonder how their children will be fed another day, or how they will survive an illness due to malnutrition or an inadequate supply of safe water to drink.

We can honor the ones who make a difference in a huge way, but we all have the opportunities to make a difference in our own way. Most often the ways we can do that are so simple that they might go unnoticed or without a thank you. In the big picture, when we all take time to help one only one, we can in turn help many.

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The Tea Party~Humor

March 7, 2009 at 10:10 pm (humor)

This is not my story but from an email that I got from my
top source for funny emails. I wish I thought some of this stuff up.


Cup of Tea

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and had just recovered from an accident.

Someone had given me a little ‘tea set’ as a get-well gift and it was
One of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I
Brought Daddy a little cup of ‘tea’, which was just water. After several
Cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of
Tea, because it was ‘just the cutest thing!’
My Mom waited, and sure
enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she
watches him drink it up.

Then she says, (as only a mother would know.. 🙂

‘Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water
Is the toilet?’

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Have You Taken This IQ Test?

March 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm (humor, Smile Makers) (, , , , , )

It seems no matter how many times I take this, I still manage to surprise myself with the results.

Dementia Quiz

Below are four (4 ) questions and a Bonus question to test your perception, reasoning and the quickness of your logical processing.
They are stated simply so you should try to answer them instantly ..
To assure the accuracy of the results, you should not take your time; but instead, answer each of them immediately.

OK?

Let’s find out just how clever you really are….

Ready? GO!!! (scroll down slowly to uncover Q’s and A’s )

First Question :

You are a participant in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

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Answer : If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely WRONG! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, YOU are in second place!

Try not to screw up next time. Now answer the second question, but don’t take as much time as you took for the first question, OK?

Second Question :
I f you overtake the last person, then you are…?
(scroll down)

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Answer : If you answered that you are second to last, then you are ; ; ; ;WRONG again. Tell me Sunshine, how can you overtake the LAST person??

You’re not very good at this, are you?

Third Question :
V ery tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator .
Try it.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it.. Now add another 1000 Now add 30 . Add another 1000 . Now add 20 . Now add another 1000 . Now add 10 . What is the total?

Scroll down for the correct answer…..

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Did you get 5000 ?

The correct answer is actually 4100 ..

If you don’t believe it, check it with a calculator!
To day is definitely not your day, is it?

Maybe you’ll get the last question right… Maybe…

Fourth Question:

Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono, and ? ?? What is the name of the fifth daughter?

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Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn’t.
Her name is Mary you retard! Read the question again!

Okay, now the Bonus round ,
I.e., a final chance to
Redeem yourself:

A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done.
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants?

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It’s really very simple
He opens his mouth and ask for it….

Does your employer actually pay you to think??
If so Do NOT let them see your answers for this test!

PASS THIS ON TO FRUSTRATE THE
SMART PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE!
Have a nice day, one and all.

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A Redneck Love Poem

March 4, 2009 at 8:00 pm (Smile Makers) (, , )

A REDNECK LOVE POEM

SUSIE LEE DONE FELL IN LOVE,
SHE PLANNED TO MARRY JOE.
SHE WAS SO HAPPY ‘BOUT IT ALL,
SHE TOLD HER PAPPY SO.

PAPPY TOLD HER, SUSIE GAL,
YOU’LL HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER.
I’D JUST AS SOON YO’ MA DON’T KNOW,
BUT JOE IS YO’ HALF BROTHER.

SO SUSIE PUT ASIDE HER JOE
AND PLANNED TO MARRY WILL.
BUT AFTER TELLING PAPPY THIS,
HE SAID, ‘THERE’S TROUBLE STILL.’

YOU CAN’T MARRY WILL, MY GAL,
AND PLEASE DON’T TELL YO’ MOTHER.
BUT WILL AND JOE, AND SEVERAL MO’
I KNOW IS YO’ HALF BROTHER.

BUT MAMA KNEW AND SAID, MY CHILD,
JUST DO WHAT MAKES YO’ HAPPY.
MARRY WILL OR MARRY JOE;
YOU AIN’T NO KIN TO PAPPY.
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(Kinda brings a tear to yer eye, don’t it?)

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Senior Citizens Roadtrip~Joke

March 4, 2009 at 7:05 pm (Smile Makers)

Seniors on a Road Trip

While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a
roadside restaurant for lunch. After finishing their meal,
they left the restaurant and resumed their trip. When
leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on
the table and she didn’t miss them until they had been
driving about twenty minutes.
By then, to add to the
aggravation, they had to travel quite a distance before they
could find a place to turn around in order to return to the
place where they ate.

The elderly husband became the classic grouchy old man.
He fussed and complained and scolded his wife relentlessly during the
entire return drive. The more he chided her — the more
agitated he became. He just wouldn’t let up.

To her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant. As the woman got out of the car and hurried inside to retrieve her glasses, the
old geezer yelled to her. “While you’re in there, you might as well get
my hat and the credit card!”

Has that ever happened to you? Does it remind you of anyone? Sometimes jokes are not that far away from reality.

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