Monday, December 29, 2008
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Friday, December 26, 2008
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience."James 1:2-3
If there was ever a person who exemplified the right attitude during a time of trial, it was Horatio G. Spafford. Once a wealthy businessman, he was brought to financial ruination by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and shortly thereafter crushed by the news that all four of his daughters had died while crossing the Atlantic. Knowing that, it is astounding that he penned these words:
When we experience trials of any kind, it can be tempting to get angry, demand justice, and act irrationally, crying out, "It's not fair!" But if we can catch a glimpse of Jesus' face as He unfairly hung on the cross, perhaps we will recall how He responded during the greatest trial of all time and try to follow His example.
"You cannot tailor-make the situations in life, but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations."Zig Ziglar
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Monday, December 15, 2008
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Sunday, December 14, 2008
- I work at a state agency that regulates the securities industry
- The sad fact that our 401k's are tanking
- And that we are in a recession
I found this blog rather humorous.
Why instressful times does it feel better to rub your face?
I'm just weird like that.
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and
empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then
asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the
jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar
was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.' The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. 'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house
and your car. The sand is everything else---t he small stuff. 'If you put the sand into
the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the
things that are important to you. 'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the
things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.' One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The coffee just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Lots of cliffs...I mean it IS a mountain! Mather Lodge.
We stopped here for some good hot chocolate in the restaurant.
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