Monday, March 31, 2008

LIFE

I found this Humorous


On the first day, God created the dog and said: 'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past। For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.


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The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking.

How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?'
So God agreed.



On the second day, God created the monkey and said: 'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a 20-year life span.

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The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for 20 years? That's a pretty long time to perform.

How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?'
And God agreed.



On the third day, God created the cow and said: 'You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of 60 years.

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The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years.

How about 20 and I'll give back the other 40?'
And God agreed again.



On the fourth day, God created man and said: 'Eat, sleep, play, marry, and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you 20 years.

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But man said: 'Only 20 years? Could you possibly give me my 20, the 40 the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes 80, okay?'
'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.

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So that is why for our first 20 years we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves. For the next 40 years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.



Life has now been explained to you.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Interesting

You hear some pretty interesting stuff in a store sometimes.

I just had to men walk out of here and heard one say to the other.

"You Should give your wife a present"

And the other responded.

"I do give her a present every day my "presence"

I had to laugh.

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On a bit of a different note.

I received the "Blogging with a Purpose" Award From Margaret
(Thank you) and so in turn I would like to pass it on to As Lily's Sewing, The Wissmann Family , and My sister Karen

The recipients of the award are asked to nominate five other blogs with a purpose that have not yet received the award and share them on your blog. God bless!
(I couldn't come up with 5 that hadn't already gotten the award)

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Blessings to you all as you seek the face of God

~Melodie~

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

In School my Family is reading the Biography of Francis and Edith Schaeffer. It is really interesting and inspiring. In the Chapter we were reading today there was a quote that was an eye-opener...

"You write your own autobiography by
the choices you make and the things you do."

What is your "biography" telling others? If we are a "...living epistle known and read of all men." what are we telling people with our lives? We can talk until we are blue in the face about high standards and convictions but if we are not living them what is that going to do? NOTHING. Our words and our actions MUST match up or we can make no difference in the world around us.

Think about.

If someone told you they were not a pack rat but yet they were at every yard sale with in miles buying odds and ends that had no real use would you believe that they were no pack rat? of course you wouldn't.

"...living epistles known and read of all men."

What are people reading about in your life?


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Doing Something About It


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Two strangers attended the same church for several Sundays. None spoke to them. One said, "I will give this church one more chance. If nobody speaks to me next Sunday, I'll never go there again." The other said, "I don't like this no-speaking in church. If no one speaks to me next Sunday, I'll speak to someone."

Next Sunday, the usher happened to seat both of these men one in front of the other. As usual after the service, no one greeted the other. The first man rose to stalk out forever. The second man turned, put out his hand and said, "Good morning, Sir. I'm glad to see you. Fine sermon wasn't it?"

Both were pleased at having made a friend and continued to come.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

What shall I update about?

Currently Reading
I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Womans Encounter with God
By Bilquis Sheikh, Richard H. Schneider

What shall I update about?

Ok here is what I shall do I shall list a bunch of random things and if I feel like expounding on them I shall.

- I am officially working part time at "Words of Life Christian Bookstore"
- I read a whole book today called " I Dared to Call Him Father" Read it if you can get your hands on it.
- The Lord is good even when I am not
- I'm listening to this really really good song called "I Can Go In" by Abigail Miller
Here are Lyrics
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He stood beside the gate of Heaven, waiting to go in,
And he wondered how this Holy Place could take a man like him.
With shouts of great rejoicing and with music then they came,
Of the angels standing by him he asked what could be their name?

"These are the company of prophets. The goodly fellowship of souls,"
"Who spake God's Word with faith and boldness; who blessed the poor,
and made the wounded whole."

"Oh," he fell upon his knees, and cried, "I am not one of these."

He waited 'til another band of shining ones drew nigh,
They entered into Heaven with a "Hallelujah" cry.
He asked again, "Who are these? Can you tell me whence they came?"
He seemed to see the answer in a burning tongue of flame.

"These are the company of martyrs, the mighty fellowship of Saints."
"Who knew our Lord and walked beside Him."
"Who ran the holy race and did not faint."

"Oh," he fell upon his knees, and cried, "I am not one of these."

Then suddenly, a multitude was heard from far away.
Their voices rang with songs of joy like children at their play.
He saw Rahab, he saw David, Mary Magdalene and Paul,
And the thief who died by Jesus was the one who led them all.

"Who are these?!" he almost shouted at the angels.
"These are the sinners saved by grace!"
"The host of them who called upon the Savior;"
"Washed in Blood and justified by faith!"

And, Oh...he leaped up from his knees!
"Oh, I can go in with these!!!!"

"And I can go in, for my heart is free from sin."
"I've been washed in the Blood, everlasting life to win."
"I can rejoice, I can lift up my voice...I can sing...and I can go in."

Oh, he thought there could be no hallelujahs and no cries,
For this lowly band of people by the world despised,
But as the scenes of heaven opened up before his eyes,
He saw the martyrs and the prophets, and the host of heaven rise,
And they sang, "I can go in. For my heart is free from sin."
I've been washed in the blood, everlasting life to win,"

"I can rejoice, I can lift up my voice...I can sing...and I can go in."
"I can go in."
"I can rejoice, I can lift up my voice...I can sing...and I can go in."
"I can go in."
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So much for a random post oh well. I tried. on one of my next posts I'll expound a little more on these lyrics and what they mean to me!

~Melodie~

P.S. Please Pray for our Youth. The Lord is doing a real work and the devil is trying hard to destroy it. Thank you. This is something that the Lord has really laid on my heart as well as one or two other girls; we are praying.

Friday, March 14, 2008

CANADA


BLESSED CANADA

On the sixth day God turned to the Archangel Gabriel and said: 'Today I am going to create a land called Canada It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty. It shall have tall majestic mountains full of mountain goats, and eagles, beautiful sparkling lakes bountiful with bass and trout, forests full of elk and moose, high cliffs over-looking sandy beaches with an abundance of sea life, and rivers stocked with salmon.'

God continued, 'I shall make the land rich in resources so as to make the inhabitants prosper, I shall call these inhabitants Canadians, and they shall be known as the most friendly people on the earth.'

'But Lord,' asked Gabriel 'don't you think you are being too generous to these Canadians?'
'Not really,' replied God 'just wait and see the winters I am going to give them.'

AND NOW YOU KNOW.
We have had a huge dump of snow this past week or so. so yeah I thought this was pretty funny!

Blessings to every one as you seek the Lord.

~Melodie~