God’s Purposes

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No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.Read the rest

Opportunity

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Opportunity knocks
Someone calling
A mountain to climb

Divine opportunity?
Or nice distraction?
Hard to tell
Difficult to know

Did it choose me?
Or did I choose it?
Is my heart leading? 
Or simply following the lead?

Am I writing the script?… Read the rest

Jesus is ALIVE! (Easter 2014)

Easter is here again and with it a holiday weekend, chocolate eggs and enough shopping sales to tempt any credit-card carrying buyer. What’s it really all about? All around the world, around two billion Christians will take time this weekend to reflect on and give thanks for the work that Jesus Christ accomplished through his death, burial and resurrection.… Read the rest

Psalm 37

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A few encouraging thoughts from Psalm 37:

  • Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper (vs.3).
  • Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires (vs.4).
  • Commit everything you do to the Lord.
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Reflections on Life and Aging (Pt.2)

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Some quotes and thoughts worth thinking about:

  • "The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation." Pearl S. Buck
  • "Life is an exciting business and most exciting when lived for others." Helen Keller. 
  • "Today's newspaper with your name and picture on it will line the bottom of someone's birdcage tomorrow!" Unknown
  • "Life is like a parachute jump, you've got to get it right the first time." Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "We have made at least a start in discovering the meaning of human life when we plant shade trees under which we know full well we will never sit." Elton Trueblood
  • "I can do what you cannot do and you can do what I cannot do.
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Reflections on Life and Aging (Pt.1)

Age1

Some quotes and thoughts worth thinking about:

  • "Aging allows us to separate the important from the unimportant, to appreciate more and reach for less, and to allow those who are younger to step up to the plate and learn their lessons." John Maxwell
  • "The seven ages of a man: spills, drills, thrills, bills, ills, pills, wills." Richard J. Needam
  • "When you're over the hill, that's when you pick up speed." Quincy Jones
  • "A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives." Jackie Robinson
  • "I still find each day too short: for all the thoughts I want to think, for all the walks I want to take, for all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." John Burroughs
  • "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." John Maxwell
  • "If you make every game a matter of life and death … you'll be dead a lot." Basketball Coach Dean Smith
  • "When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, its time to turn the lights out." George Burns
  • "The success of my day is determined by the seeds I sow, not the harvest I reap." John Maxwell
  • "You need three things in life to be happy: someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to." Kenny Rogers
  • "By the time you reach 80 years of age, you have learned everything.
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