Sunday, December 28, 2008
This banner features Jacquie's card of the month. It also changes every couple of weeks.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Do you know the reason for this holiday season? It is the birth of Jesus Christ.
I found this video on Worriers Anonymous.org and I thought that it would explain why this is the Christmas season.
Do you understand that there would not be a holiday season during this time of year if it were not for the birth of Jesus Christ? Think about it.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
"Christmas is almost here, so I have just finished a page entitled, "Why I Celebrate Christmas." I hope that as you read it, you will ponder the words and remember them. Please, share with others, if you are blessed by the page. "
"I wish each of you a very Merry Christ Filled Christmas and New Year. Seek His will and may He pour out showers of blessings upon you, so that others will see Him living in you."
Thursday, December 4, 2008
A Lick and A Promise
SOME OF YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THIS
(FOR THE REST OF YOU IT WILL BE A LEARNING SITUATION)
'I'll just give this a lick and a promise,' my mother said as she quickly mopped up a spill on the floor without moving any of the furniture.
'What is that supposed to mean,' I asked as in my young mind I envisioned someone licking the floor with his or her tongue.
'It means that I'm in a hurry and I'm busy canning tomatoes so I am going to just give it a lick with the mop and promise to come back and do the job right later.
'A lick and a promise' was just one of the many old phrases that our mothers, grandmothers, and others used that they probably heard from the generations before them. With the passing of time, many old phrases become obsolete or even disappear. This is unfortunate because some of them are very appropriate and humorous. Here is a list of some of those memorable old phrases:
1. A Bone to Pick (someone who wants to discuss a disagreement)
2. An Axe to Grind (Someone who has a hidden motive. This phrase is said to have originated from Benjamin Franklin who told a story about a devious man who asked how a grinding whe el worked. He ended up walking away with his axe sharpened free of charge)
3. One bad apple spoils the whole barrel (one corrupt person can cause all the other! s to go bad if you don't remove the bad one)
5. Bad Egg (Someone who was not a good person)
Well, if you hold your horses, I reckon I'll get this whole kit and caboodle done and sent off to you. Please don't be too persnickety and get a bee in your bonnet because I've been pretty tuckered out and at sea lately because I'm no spring chicken. I haven't been just stringin' around and I know I'm not the only duck in the pond, but I do have too many irons in the fire. I might just be barking at a knot, but I have tried to give this article more than just a lick and a promise!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. .. I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I asked, "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me.... "Look around," He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes," I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo..
In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
He said, "In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.
In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit." He said.
"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant. ...But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give my creations a challenge they cannot not handle."
He asked me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots?"
"I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you."
"Don't compare yourself to others," He said.
"The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful."
"Your time will come," God said to me. "You will rise high."
I asked, "How high should I rise?"
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes." He said, "Give Me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest and brought back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.
Never, Never, Never Give up.
For the Christian, Prayer is not an option but an opportunity.
Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how Great the Lord is!
You never know when GOD is going to bless you!! Good things happen when you least expect them to !!!!!!!!
"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Music: Joanie Madden-Down By the Sally Gardens
A beautiful flash blessing for all that I believe everyone will enjoy and benefit from.
Friday, November 7, 2008
The above picture was taken from Cloud Appreciation Society website. What can I say about this site? Beautiful pictures doesn't even begin to tell you how marvelous this site really is. There are over 4,000 pictures for your viewing and pleasure.
In the upper right hand corner of the site you can click "Click Here to Start and Stop Slide show." Sometimes this is what I do and then I sit back in awl at the beauty of the scenes coming across my page.
You can also scroll down and click on the drop down menu and pick what you want to watch.
Don't miss this site. It is a great way to relax, meditate, and set your mind on God's creation.
Leave the stress of life behind and give yourself a gift of tranquility.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Hope you enjoy and benefit from your visit...
Monday, October 20, 2008
Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank...
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Get ready for some fun. Yes, you may tap your feet or maybe even dance. Some of you may not know how much fun the fifties really was. The music was great and easy to dance all night too. Trust me, it was a great time to be alive. Hope you enjoy.
Take Me Back to the Fifties
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
I believe that you will really enjoy this beautiful flash movie. The pictures are absolutely breath-taking. Very relaxing. The music is by Roger Williams.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
As you watch this flash presentation, think of those that have made an impact on your life. When you do this, why not let that person know just how much you appreciate them. It doesn't take much of your time and you will feel much better for doing it. Many times people come in and out of our life and we never show any gratitude for the big difference that they have made in our life. Let someone know right now just how much you appreciate them.
“Appreciate people. Nothing gives more joy than appreciation.” ~~ Ruth Smeltzer
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but reveal to them there own.”
~~ Benjamin Disraeli
Thursday, March 27, 2008
A flash movie can be inspirational, motivational, encouraging, funny, educational, etc. But they all have a couple of things in common. They all have pictures with words written across them. Most of the time the pictures are extremely graphic and beautiful. The words are meaningful and powerful to our life and dreams.
On this blog I will share with you flash movies that I have found and that I truly enjoy. So, be sure to add this link to your favorites or subscribe to the RSS feed. I have 100's of flash movies in my database, so you can be sure of never having to look for flash movies anywhere else.