Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Who Has Ever Done A Meme?

I got hooked on Meme's when I was a part of the AOL journal group yrs ago lol. This Meme came from a great lady name Chrissy. I wish I knew how to find her over here on Blogger.
This was originally  posted on 11/30/07
I will share my answers in a few days :-). 
Please link this post and let me know if you have participated
in the Meme. I want to come visit and see all of your fun answers :-).

1. If your doctor told you TODAY that you were pregnant, what would you say? 
2. Do you trust all of your friends?
3. Would you move to another state or country to be with the one you love?
4. Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
5. Can you make a dollar in change right now?
6. Which one of your friends do you think would make the best doctor? 
7. Are you afraid of falling in love?
8. What is your favorite color and why?
9. Is there someone who pops into your mind at random times?
10. Whats your most favorite scar?
11. When was the last time you flew in a plane?
12. What did the last text message you sent say?
14. Fill in the blank. I love: 
17. How many kids do you want to have?
18. Would you make a good parent? 
19. On your Myspace/FB where was your default picture taken?
20. Whats your middle name?
21. Honestly, whats on your mind right now? 
22. If you could go back in time and change something, what would it be?
23. Who was or will be the maid of honor/ best man in your wedding?
24. What are you wearing right now?
25. Righty or Lefty?
26. Best place to eat?
27. Favorite jeans?
28. Favorite animal?
29. Favorite juice?
30. Have you had the chicken pox?
31. Have you had a sore throat? 
32. Ever had a bar fight?
33. Who knows you the best?
34. Shoe size?
35. Do you wear contact lenses or glasses?
36. Ever been in a fight with your pet?
37. Been to Mexico?
38. Did you buy something today?
39. Did you get sick today?
40. Do you miss someone today?
41. Did you get in a fight with someone today?
42. When is the last time you had a massage?
43. Last person to lay in your bed?
44. Last person to see you cry?
45. Who made you cry?
46. What was the last TV show you watched?
47. What are your plans for the weekend?
48. Who do you think will play along? Not sure. But I hope many.
49. Who was the last person you hung out with?
50. If your "significant other" asked you to marry them TODAY what would you say? 
Copy and play along.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Covenant Of Salt

Hexagonal stress tiles on saltpan near Badwater, sunrise. Death Valley National Park, California, USA.

Covenant Of Salt

Since ancient times salt has had an important place in the lives of people. It is not only a preservative, but makes food palatable, and men and animals instinctively seek to supplement or improve their regular diet with it.
Salt was a necessary ingredient in the Levitical sacrifices. It represented the covenant of God which was one of permanent continuance and perpetual obligation: And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. Lev 2:13.
The custom of pledging friendship or confirming a compact by eating food containing salt is still retained among Arabic speaking people. The Arabic word for salt and for a compact or treaty is the same. Once an Arab has received in his tent even his worst enemy and has eaten salt (food) with him, he is bound to protect his guest as long as he remains.
The Lord gave over the kingdom of Israel to King David and his sons by a covenant of salt. 2 Chr 13:5. This was a pledge from God, and an unconditional promise, that the kingdom would remain in the Davidic line.
In Matt 5:13 the Lord calls the believers the salt of the earth. Salt is a preservative. If we have God's salt in us we can preserve a witness to His truth, and see His purposes fulfilled in and through our lives. Salt that has been contaminated loses its strength when subjected to extremes of temperature and climate (especially dampness), because the impurities react chemically with the salt and rob it of its savor, making it good for nothing - useless.
Believers are surrounded continually by evil and impurity. This evil can overwhelm anyone if the proper precautions are not taken. We must be filled with the Word of God. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom... Col 3:16. Then, and only then, can Col 4:6 be fulfilled in our lives: Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Christians should be worth their salt and not be laid on the shelf because they have lost their savor. The secret - faithfulness to the Word.
                                         Love & Blessings to all 

If this devotional has blessed you or opened your eyes to what the LORD is saying, please leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you. And please share this with someone today :-).


Friday, July 15, 2011

Thump Thud-Thump-Thud?

By~Max Lucado

When a potter bakes a pot, he checks its solidity by pulling it out of theoven and thumping it. If it “sings,” it’s ready. If it “thuds,” it’s placed back in the oven.The character of a person is also checked by thumping. Been thumped lately?
Late-night phone calls. Grouchy teacher. Grumpy moms. Burnt meals. Flat tires. You've-got-to-be-kidding deadlines. Those are thumps. Thumps are those irritating inconveniences that trigger the worst in us. They catch us off guard. Flat-footed. They aren't the big enough to be crises, but if you get enough of them, watch out! Traffic jams. Long lines. Empty mailboxes. Dirty clothes on the floor. Even as I write this, I’m being thumped. Because of interruptions, it has taken me almost two hours to write these two paragraphs. Thump. Thump. Thump.
How do I respond? Do I sing? Or do I thud? Jesus said that out of the nature of the heart a man speaks (Luke 6:45).There’s nothing like a good thump to reveal the nature of a heart. The true character of a person is seen not in momentary heroics but in the thump-packed humdrum of day-to-day living. If you have a tendency to thud more than you sing, take heart.There is hope for us “thudders”:
1. Begin by thanking God for thumps. I don't mean a half-hearted thank-you. I mean a rejoicing, jumping-for-joy thank-you from the bottom ofyour heart (James 1:2). Chances are that God is doing the thumping. And he's doing it for your own good. So every thump is a reminder that God is molding you (Hebrews 12:5–8).
2. Learn from each thump. Face up to the fact that you are not “thump-proof.” You are going to be tested from now on. You might as well learn from the thumps —you can't avoid them. Look upon each inconvenience as an opportunity to develop patience and persistence. Each thump will help you or hurt you, depending on how you use it.
3. Be aware of thump-slump times. Know your pressure periods. For me Mondays are infamous for causing thump-slumps. Fridays can be just as bad. For all of us, there are times during the week when we can anticipate an unusual amount of thumping. The best way to handle thump-slump times? Head on. Bolster yourself with extra prayer, and don't give up. Remember, no thump is disastrous. All thumps work for good if we are loving and obeying God


When I read this devotional today it gave me great pause. 
I had to stop and think about ALL the daily :Thump-Thuds"
I have every day!

And how I respond to each of them. I thought about all the times
I came out of the oven and sounded like a "thud." Only to be put back
into the oven so that one day I'd sing :-). It made me smile.

God is so good!
He is always showing, opening, giving us opportunities in our lives
to respond and react to the "Thumps" in our lives. I just never
thought of it in this way.

For me I know this analogy will stay with me forever.
Somethings just do. Maybe it will help me to come out
of the trials~"oven" Singing more :-). 

I take comfort in knowing, even if I come out with a thud
God won't give up on me. He will just put me right back
into the oven~until I come out singing.

That to me is already something to sing about :-).

Blessings & Love to all