Friday, June 24, 2011

What to do with Unbelief? - Friday Funnies

Mark Lowry make a simple statement that defines our faith and belief very well. I hope you enjoy it and have a great weekend!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Funnies! Welcome to Canada!

My family loves talking animals and I found this one on YouTube that had everyone in our house cracking up. Had to share it with all of you. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Moments That Make Your Day

Do you ever wonder when you wake up if it will be a good day or a bad one? What kind of surprises will lurk in the dark corners waiting to completely knock you for a loop? Days that make you cringe wondering how will you get through it all, wondering if there is any hope for a bright moment?

I've been on Facebook lately and it saddens me as I gain more followers through book reviews or even through games I play when the nights get long, to see so many people out there searching for more than what this world will offer.

They want validation for their life. They want to know they matter somewhere. They want to know that today will not go by un-noticed by anyone. We all want great days, days that are memorable in great ways and ones that when you look back will make you smile.

For my oldest daughter, Caitlyn's graduation present from us, we created what I have called her book of Happy Moments. With the aid of all her friends and family I asked 4 questions and for their responses. The questions were:

1. What is your best/favorite memory of being with Caitlyn. Please be as specific and detailed as possible.

2. What are her best qualities that you see in her and why?

3. What is one thing that has impacted your life today by knowing or having Caitlyn in your life?

4. What advice or parting words of wisdom do you want her to remember?

I compiled all the response and had them printed and put in a journal that we began for her but she will work on and create an ending for. I know over time, we can be our own worst enemies and beat ourselves up more than most people can. There will be moments that we will wonder just what does it all mean and at the worst, allow those thoughts to dictate our moods.

This book is meant to counteract that, it's meant to be filled with things, pictures, quotes, or anything that will make her smile. We all know that cloudy, stormy days will come, but we need to remember that above all those clouds, the sun still shines.

Today I received a wonderful and heartwarming email that touched my heart from an author of a book I have recently reviewed. It had to be the best letter I have ever received on my ability not only to review his book beautifully but even addressed my writing. For me, this was my smile moment today and one that I am keeping in my own happy book.

As a believer, we still get discouraged, beat down and trampled, but we need to remember it's a choice whether we stay down, or reach out for God's hand and get back up again and move forward. I hope this post has blessed you in some way. I hope you share your thoughts!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11.

If you are in need of encouragement, substitute your name for the word you and be uplifted. He will not let you fall.