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READ THE BIBLE IN 365 DAYS: SHORT AND CONCISE (9/8)

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September 8, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

READ THE BIBLE IN 365 DAYS: SHORT AND CONCISE (8/23)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURES:

Job 8:1-11:20 Job’s well-meaning friends insist Job repent from his sins so that he may regain favor with God and escape excruciating hardships.  Job, who is blameless, insists “How can a mortal be righteous before God?” (Job 9:2)  If Job lifts his head high to advocate his righteousness, God would increase His anger against such pride.

1 Corinthians 15:1-28  Christ’s Resurrection & God’s Authority.  We, who belong to Adam will die; however, all belonging to Christ will be given new life.  At His return, Christ will be raised first, then His followers.  The end will come.  Christ must reign until He humbles all enemies beneath His feet.  The Son will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed  every ruler and authority and power; death, the last enemy. God, who reigns supreme, has put all things under the Son’s authority.  The Son will then put Himself under God, The Supreme Authority.

Psalm 38:1-22  King David pleads for God’s help.  I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done.  I have many aggressive enemies;  they hate me without reason.  They repay evil for good and oppose me for pursuing good. Do not abandon me, O Lord.  Do not stand at a distance, my God.   Come quickly,  O Lord my savior.

Proverbs 21:28-29  A false witness will be cut off, but a credible witness will be allowed to speak.  The wicked bluff their way through, but the virtuous think before they act.

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READ THE BIBLE IN 365 DAYS: SHORT AND CONCISE (8/19)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURES:

Esther 4:1-7:10  Queen Esther’s uncle, Mordecai, hears Haman’s plot to destroy all the Jews in Persia.  The queen outwits Haman, the king’s high official, and pleas to husband, King Ahasuerus, to protect the Jewish people from Haman’s wicked plan.  The king has Haman hung on the gallows Haman himself built to destroy the Jews.  Esther’s faith and courage saves her people.

1 Corinthians 12:1-26   It is the same God who does the work in all of us.  A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.  It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.  The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.  If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.

Psalm 36:1-12  God is loving, faithful, and just.  God detests evil and will defeat evil in His time.

Proverbs 21:21-22  Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor.

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READ THE BIBLE IN 365 DAYS: SHORT AND CONCISE (8/17)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURES:

Nehemiah 12:27-13:31  Dedication of Jerusalem’s Wall and Provision for Temple Worship

The rebuilding of the wall was not simply about brick and mortar but about reestablishing the Lord’s sovereignty.  The Levites exuberantly carried out the worship. That day they offered great sacrifices because God had filled them with great joy The women and children raised their happy voices with all the rest.  Jerusalem’s jubilation was heard far and wide. Judah was so appreciative of the priests and Levites and their service … conducting the worship of their God and the ritual of ceremonial cleansing in a way that would have made Kings David and his son Solomon proud.

1 Corinthians 11:1-16  Instructions for Public Worship – Don’t, by the way, read too much into the differences here between men and women. Neither man nor woman can go it alone or claim priority. Man was created first, as a beautiful shining reflection of God — that is true. But the head on a woman’s body clearly outshines in beauty the head of her “head,” her husband. The first woman came from man, true — but ever since then, every man comes from a woman! And since virtually everything comes from God let’s quit going through these “who’s first” routines.

Psalm 35:1-16  King David cries out to God for deliverance from his oppressors, “Lord, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?”

Proverbs 21:17-18  Those who love pleasure become poor.  The wicked are punished.

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Really? Twenty-Five Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4 1/2 Minutes??

If you see me with a scarf, you know I’m trying.  Totally clueless on how to wrap this thing around my neck!  Enjoy! 🙂

February 27, 2012 Posted by | Asia, Attitude, Beauty, Fun, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Property Tax Hike or One Cent Sales Tax?

Dear Friends and Arizona Citizens,

Here’s a link to yesterday’s front page article Book it: We’ll pay more to keep inmates in jail.

“County officials say it’s inevitable: either vote to approve the temporary state sales-tax increase May 18 – and raise your taxes – or turn down the measure and your property tax will go up to pay for things the state can’t afford, including keeping prisoners locked away.” (Andrea Kelly, Arizona Daily Star)

One cent sales tax or property tax hike.  The choice is ours. 🙂  

 

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Inspiration!

Which thoughts do you live by? 

Have a great day! 🙂

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Boundaries With Teens — Deception, Defiance, Detachment, Driving, Deity (7/10)

Didn’t know there were so many connections between teens and “D” words!  Here are Dr. John Townsend’s 5 Ds:

  • Deception and LyingWhen deception begins, relationship ends.  Your teen may fear that truth will interfere with love.  Let him know, “I may not agree or like the things you say, but I’m on your side no matter what.”  Encourage your teen to take a risk and have him decide whether or not you walk the talk.  Follow through with logical consequences (e.g., When your teen is out with friends, he must call home often AND have an adult get on the line to verify the call).
  • Defiance — An argumentative teen tests parental boundaries while still respecting parents as their authority figure.  Defiant teens completely reject parental authority.  Solution?  Stand firm.  Provide structure, self-control, respect for authority, delayed gratification, and impulse control.  Give as much freedom as your teen earns.
  • Detachment — Teen withdraws emotionally, anti-family, or he’s spending too much time in the outside world.  Solution?  Validate teen’s emotions, ask why, and solve the problem.  Require respect.  Schedule and structure family time.  Teens aren’t adults.  They need mature, wise parents to model socially acceptable behaviors. 

There’s more:

  • Driving — What great leverage!  Give your teen a sense of gravity of car ownership.  Tell her she can drive as long as her attitude, conduct, and grades are acceptable.  In addition, she can lose the privilege anytime she chooes not to fulfill her obligations.  With privilege come responsibilities.
  • Deity (God and spirituality) — If you believe in higher power, you know God designed humans for relationships.  Let your teen know God cares more about relationship than about keeping score.  Get your teen involved in a healthy youth group.  Insist that your teen join your family in going to worship services.

Whew!  Three more days to go!  Twelve years to implement (for me)!  🙂

 

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Edible Education, Citizenship, and Stewardship

Where there’s food, there are people.  When two or more gather, there’s conversation — interaction and connection!  Food not only nourishes our bodies, but more importantly, our hearts and minds!

FOOD — what fun, effective way to educate, equip, and empower the next generation on the ideals of democracy, citizenship, and stewardship! (click here for video)

Edible Education — its real life, hands-on approach facilitates children and adults to get actively involved in learning and doing content and life skills — about health, nutrition, planning, organization, hard work, teamwork, caring, sharing, responsibility, and so much more! (see also All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten)

“Mom, watch me make an awesome omelet!”

Gotta go!  I’m heading to the kitchen!  Gonna cook with my son! 🙂

September 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Are The Important People in Your Life?

God doesn’t give you the people you want, He gives you the people you NEED: To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to make you into the person you were meant to be.  (Unknown) 

No pain, no gain, I guess.

Can’t wait to be all grown up … someday! 🙂

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