Thursday, July 31, 2008

"When we get rid of inner conflicts and wrong attitudes toward life, we will almost automatically burst into joy."

- E. Stanley Jones

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"It is a remarkable thing that some of the most optimistic and enthusiastic people you will meet are those that have been through intense suffering."

- Warren Wiershe

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Inscrutable happenings...

Have you ever wanted something so badly that your perception of the situation became distorted? I have.

We can force situations so much that we lose perspective. Patience is a virtue...but damnit why?

The great Aristotle once said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Well I will tell you what I find myself doing repeatedly through life....making bad decisions. After all of the time and effort I put into college why am I not in a better situation? Should I dwell on this? On to my point...

I will tell you why...everything happens for a reason and as long as we are constantly learning then we are living a fruitful life that will eventually pay dividends.

Many of you know that I am part native American; Choctaw Indian to be exact. One of my favorite old proverbs from that heritage is this: "Every struggle whether won or lost, strengthens us for the next to come."

How awesome is that?

So the next time you are sitting and wondering how so many things can occur at one given time to try to derail you...remember that you need to be constantly evaluating and analyzing it all to find solutions. We can not sit around talking about problems but rather we need to work on finding solutions. This has almost become a lost art in some parts of our society. Most "problems" are actually opportunities if you simply change your perspective. Is it easy? Hell no. But can it be done?

People do it every hour of every day. So you tell me...

Are you going to be part of the problem or part of the solution? The choice is yours.

"Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test." - Rick Warren

Monday, July 28, 2008

We are exactly where we need to be right now.

It is good to be reminded that we are where we need to be, particularly if we are prone to think we are missing out on some opportunity or fearful that we are not making significant progress in our careers or other areas. When we doubt that we are doing enough in any regard, this principle helps us quiet down and ready ourselves to peacefully do the next thing. It will always surface.

It is comforting to realize that there are no accidents, no coincidences happening in our lives. What we need to experience, to learn, to teach, in order to complete our journey home, will spring forth when the timing is perfect. We will never have to search in vain for our next assignment. It will capture our attention.

There is never a need for lamentations. If we have not fulfilled some task to our satisfaction, we can redo it. Now. If we have not treated a companion or co-worker respectfully, we can make amends. Now. There is not anything complicated about how to move through this day or these activities. We simply need to walk with the Holy Spirit and we will get to our destination on time.


There are no mistakes in what comes my way today. How I respond depends on who I ask to help me see the circumstances.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

It's been a while...

...here is a survey.

1) Favorite hobby?
I honestly do not know anymore. I suppose surfing the 'net. Sad and pathetic? I know, I have no life.

2) How do you feel about your ex?
I feel that she is a wonderful woman and I wish her the best.

3) Do you own guns?
I do not but I would and hope to one day. Or I could just rent them at the shooting gallery.

4) What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
I do not order drinks at Sonic I have my Nalgene bottle of water.

5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
No, I no longer have insurance so there is no need for doctors appointments!


6) What do you think of hot dogs?
I think that hot dogs are fairly disgusting; but I can not say that I never eat them.

7) Favorite Christmas song?
I have no idea.

8) What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
I prefer water over anything; but coffee can help kick start a rough morning.

9) Can you do push ups?
Perfect ones...

10) Can you do a chin up?
I can but, not to the point of perfection

11) What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
My high school class ring that my mother purchased for me.

12) Do you like blue cheese?
NO FREAKIN' WAY!

13) Ever been in a car wreck?
I have been in several and I wish I had photos of the car when I got out. I am lucky to be alive (times two).

14) Do you have ADD?
I am not sure what I have but it is disruptive to my life at times.

15) What's one trait that you hate about yourself?
I do not "hate" anyone trait about myself but I wish I was a little more patient. However, I feel that my level of patience has grown exponentially over the last few months.

17) Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
-I want to squeeze my boy
-'Wanted' was kind of cheesy
-I ate too much....again

18) Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
1. A movie ticket
2. Services rendered for dry cleaning
3. Alcoholic beverages

19) Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
Water, then on a MUCH lesser scale...Orange Juice and coffee.

20) Current worry?
Finances

21) Current hate right now?
No hate here

23) How did you bring in the New Year?
Doing a thorough (and I mean THOROUGH) cleaning of my kitchen. Wish you had been there? Well I do New Years sucks alone...

24) Where would you like to be right now?
With Andrew and Amy at the pool.

25) Name three people who might complete this?
Amanda, Kelley, and myself....is that cheating?

26) Do you own slippers?
I do not

27) What shirt are you wearing?
Just a plain greenish t-shirt.

28) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I think satin sheets are a waste...

29) Can you whistle?
In several different ways...

31) Would you be a pirate?
I would want to meet the captain, tour the ship, and meet some colleagues before fully committing.

32) What songs do you sing in the shower?
I do not sing in the shower.

33) Favorite girl's name?
Desiree

34) Favorite boy's name?
Andrew

35) What is in your pocket?
Vitamins, car keys, and wallet.

36) Last thing that made you laugh?
Hancock, funny stuff in that movie

37) Best bed sheets as a child?
Probably football, I do not remember

38) Worst injury..
Too many to list, if I HAD to pick just one...maybe severing my tendon in my thumb.

39) Do you like where you live?
I love it here; I forgot how great it is...

40) How many TVs do you have in your house?
There are two but I never watch them.

41) Who is your loudest friend?
I think I am...

43) Does someone have a crush on you?
Doubtful

44)Favorite book?
The Bible

46) What is your favorite candy?
Cherry Sours

47) Favorite Sports Team?
Miami Dolphins

48) What song do you want played at your funeral?
Die Mother-&^!$%# Die Mother-&^!$%# Die....j/k (but how cool would that be?) Not sure ask me later.

49) What were you doing 12 AM last night?
Drinking and playing photo hunt

50) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
That I am going back to sleep (which I did)

The exhortation of Google...

I noticed that the ads showing on AdSense were not very uplifting so I am producing a positive and optimistic blog entry in an attempt to counter the ads being shown. Because we all know that love and devotion will lead to immense happiness and the glass will be half full.


OK I am tired and going to bed. Let us hope I included enough keywords to help the pendulum swing back into positivity.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

PC vs. Mac the final edition...


Bill Gates vs Steve Jobs Flash Game

Sirius embryonic growth...

It is official, the FCC approved the acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (XM) by Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (Sirius). I for one am happy, relieved and a bit confused as to why it took so long. Sometimes I believe our government spends far too much time on matters other organizations could take care of and resolve. For example, while Congress is holding cases about steroids, and presidential nominees are running around as though they election has already been won; we have a credit crisis on our hands, large financial institutions folding, and other countries (primarily India and China) on their way to surpassing us in technology and medicine in the next 10 - 15 years. Oops...I digress...

Many of you know that I have been a lifetime Sirius subscriber for several years now (glad I locked in my lifetime subscription before the acquisition...lol). Both companies have been experiencing severe losses annually since their inception into the entertainment industry. I think that this will be great for the satellite radio company whereas 2009 should show their first year of profits! As of today, the only downfall I can see to this new beginning is that they could lose out on renewal of some of their contracts. Howard Stern, NFL radio, NASCAR, etc. Sirius previously won most of the battles when XM was in the mix of battling for those contracts. Now the competition (in satellite radio) has been eradicated. I understand that you have traditional radio, Internet radio, HD radio, podcasts, etc. that is where my concern begins. These other forms of entertainment have not experienced years of losses like Sirius and XM. They will have more expendable funds available at the time of renewal . Previously, satellite radio enticed Howard Stern to join them mainly in part to the FCC regulation (or lack thereof) and his ability to be more vulgar and curse without any financial repercussions/fines. With the growing popularity of podcasts the same can be done. Additionally, he could do these himself and cut out the middle man in the process. Podcasts are low costs, easy to do, and can be done by virtually anyone with proper equipment (most of which is included when you purchase a new computer).

*Steps down from the soap box*

Well, I will stop for now. If you are still reading and bored to tears then I apologize...I am even beginning to bore myself. But those of you that know me personally you know that I am a nerd and this is one of the many abstract things that I enjoy reading (And evidentially now writing) about...LOL. I am trying to put more thought into my writings and make it more enjoyable to readers. I hope that over the next few months you can all witness progression. I also hope you all enjoy your weekend!


*UPDATE* (7/28/08)
Here is a great article on the topic.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Why go to church?

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, " and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this.. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"
When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

PUSH...

A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might.

So, this the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sunup to sundown, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of his might. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain.

Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind, 'You have been pushing against that rock for a long time and it hasn't moved.' Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. Satan said, 'Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough.'

That's what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of Prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord. 'Lord,' he said, 'I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength, to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?'

The Lord responded compassionately, 'My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But, is that really so? Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewy and brown; Your hands are calloused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have. True, you haven't moved the rock. But your calling was to be Obedient and to Push and to Exercise your Faith and Trust in My Wisdom. That you have done. Now, I, my friend, will move the rock.'

At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants. When actually what God wants is just simple Obedience and Faith in Him. By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God, who moves the mountains, when everything seems to go wrong

Just P.U.S.H.!

When the job gets you down

Just P.U.S.H.!

When people don't do as you think they should

Just P.U.S.H. !

When you can't find the right work

Just P.U.S.H.!

When your money is 'gone' and the bills are due

Just P.U.S.H. !

When people just don't understand you

Just P.U.S.H.!

P = Pray U = Until S = Something H = Happens

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Inspirational quotes in film mode...

This is pretty cool and can help you relax if stressed. All I ask is that you really sit back, relax, and enjoy it.

Seriously...

Take a couple of moments to breathe deeply and get in a calm place before you watch it.

I'm just sayin'

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"It is character that communicates most eloquently." - Stephen R. Covey

or "...what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do."

Admonishment of excuses...

I want to challenge you all today to make yourself aware of your surroundings. No I am not tripping on acid; just stay with me here. Really tune in and focus on everyone around you today. Keep track of how many excuses are made by individuals. Maybe a co-worker was late to work, maybe your spouse forgot to run an errand for you, or maybe you did not go to the gym (again) and make excuses for your self. The possibilities are endless as I am sure you can imagine. Anyway...my point is this; I think we will all realize (and further affirm) that excuses are abundant in our lives.

How we got to this point with such a lack of accountability is beyond me. It is like the old saying about the frog. Throw him in boiling water and he will fight and jump to get out. Put him in cool water and slowly turn up the heat he will swim around gleefully until well done. I think this is how our society has gotten to where it is because the change has been so gradual over several decades. I digress...

What we all need to try to do (because we can only control ourselves) is stop with the excuses and seek excellence. If we strive for excellence in all thast we do then there would be no need for excuses.

I could ramble on some more, but I will leave you all with that and you can figure it out in your own way. Good luck with all your future endeavors.

Monday, July 21, 2008

I need a new horse carriage...

because I have a long journey ahead of me now. Today it was confirmed that I am a father! Now why a new horse carriage? Because I need something durable, I have missed out on the the first three and half years of his life. It has not completely sunk in so I have a lot to do which is obvious. This will truly be a turning point in my life that God will have to guide me through in order to do things as quickly and efficiently as possible. His birthday is three days after mine! Oh how I wish I could hold him now. My own flesh and blood...how crazy is that? One of the greatest things about this entire situation is his mother is approaching this situation with the mindset of collaboration, not isolation. How amazing is that?
At a point in my life where I was beginning to humble myself and possibly take it too far by it leading to a feeling of insignificance, I am given the good news. There is nothing insignificant at all about being a father! I am working to control a dollop of desperation that I feel to get there as soon as possible to hold him in my arms.

*OK Jeremy breath deeply just as his mother stated*

I am feeling so overwhelmed (but in a good way). I just know that my life is going to get better every single day from here on out. I have no more excuses to mess around and not give 100% to bettering myself and moving forward. Convoluted thought of joy, happiness, and excitement are running rampant through my entire physical being.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Kiddie pools and Waffle House...

Well went to a raging pool party last evening! (More photos coming soon). It was a good time. I got to see my best (male) friend Kevin for the first time in several months. Last time we hung out we were in Richmond, Virginia at our friend Nikki's house. We continue to follow one another around the country from state to state..lol. I digress (that will have to be for another post). Anyway I had good times, with good people, and made some new friends.

Then this morning I went to Waffle House for the breakfast of champions...lol. Two eggs scrambled with cheese; hash browns covered, smothered, and peppered; with dry wheat. That is the same thing I have ordered and eaten at the Waffle House since first going there back in the days they had "all you can eat. Anyway, I went into the bathroom to wash my hands and it felt like I was in an airplane lavatory. Very strange. Also every word that every customer and employee was saying into the entire joint seemed to be funneled into the vent going into this cramped dump station. Again, very strange. You may be asking...what did you smoke prior to going to breakfast Jeremy? I assure you I was not high on any drugs.

Anyway...that is all for now. I need to start being productive today!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tribal neophyte...

I feel that the title explains where I am at in life currently. I feel much like a neophyte...
For over a decade I used drugs, sex, alcohol, and other things to be what made me whole in life. All the while fighting and denying what I knew was right and going with the wrong.

Now...do I have regrets? NO.
Do I wish I had done things differently? Oftentimes I do.
Do I dwell on the past and let it affect where I am currently. NO.

Did I learn from my past? Absolutely!
Do I have a TON more to learn? OH Yeah!

My point is that we all have done things we should not have done. We have all done things that we may not be proud of. (If you try to say that you have not done the aforementioned...you are lying, which you should not do).

Well I wish I could make more of a point here but I can not. I guess this post is more for me to look back on in a few years and say "hmmmm"



*Update*:
the whole reason I started to write this post was to mention how great the show I saw to night was! I went to Seekers Coffee House in Hurst this evening and saw Remnant Tribe. Great band, great music, and great message. I would highly recommend checking them out. I think people of all ages can appreciate their music. I hope you enjoy.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Contradictory oxymoron?

Notice that I stated I was being lazy in my previous post? Well, I have spent the last several hours working on my blog design now. Did I snag a free template from the web? Of course I did but I have since been tweaking it to make it my own. I also stated in my previous post that I did not want to post two posts today...well here that is. Anyway...

the reason I am writing this post is because I almost went back and deleted a couple of my recent posts. Just as I was about to permanently remove them from existence I stopped. Is that not part of the greatness of blogs? A few months, years, or decades down the road we can look back and reflect on these periods of our life. Who knows one day I may become a good free lance writer...LOL. If that does happen to occur then I can look back and laugh at these posts. (although I am sure I will either way)

Now that I wasted more of your precious life I am going to bed.

Professional implacability that leads to divorce and Mattel Electronics...

They truly have nothing in common but I am feeling lazy today and did not want to add two new posts. And honestly I have been waiting for a while to blog about Intellivision in hopes of coming up with some witty/comical post for you all to read. Well, sorry...I got nothin'. Suck it up and keep reading folks, you came this far did you not?

I ran across some interesting information today...Medical field(s) with the highest divorce rate: psychiatrists and marriage counselors.

I just found that interesting (however not surprised).

...on a lighter note...

Golly, gee, Wally


Do any of the rest of you remember (or did you also own) the kick ass gaming console called 'Intellivision'?I did and it was awesome!! It played very well on our 18 year old RCA television as well. Remember the RCA TVs that would outlive your family pets? Yeah, those were cool too. Then some genius notified our consumer electronic companies that if they build them to last for so long we will not purchase more. Some would like to be angry with intelligent, business minded people that bring about change. I...wish I could do that myself.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Google is watching...

anyone that knows me in real life knows that I am one of the biggest Google advocates on earth. In fact most people that meet me also ask me why I do not work for Google in their marketing department. Well, I wish I knew...I am sure the several times I have sent in my resume just blends in with the other 4,000 resumes that they receive daily. Additionally, I am sure that my resume is highly unimpressive to them. On paper I would not appear to have anything to provide as far as being an asset to their marketing department. I am an extrovert, a people person, I need an outside marketing position...lol. Anyway...the whole point of this post was not for me to toot my horn about how I am such a wonderful (self proclaimed) marketer for Google. The reason for this post is this hilarious video I cam across. We all (I hope) know abnout the controversy of the cars that take the street view pictures for Goole maps/earth. Check out this video.




*UPDATE: You have got to go check out the other (Google) videos they made in addition to the one above at the website! TOO FUNNY!!!!

Are baby names indicative of the times?

Find out here.

Whereas I do NOT intend to have any children any time soon. I still found this application very intriguing.

Borrowed wisdom from Sigmund Freud...

"The pedant is he who finds it impossible to read criticism of himself without immediately reaching for his pen and replying to the effect that the accusation is a gross insult to his person. He is, in effect, a man unable to laugh at himself."

- Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id.

This can also be found at Meg's blog....that is where I got it!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Google and its elitist pleasures....

I thought this was cool. Google teamed with Radiohead to make a video with lasers in lieu of cameras.

Vehement denial...

sometimes I think that this is what individuals are trying to push one into doing. Call it human kind or call it the devil; but it seems that when someone lives in a sanguine manner you can be approached in droves with people questioning your integrity and motives for what it is that you do. The best part is how they will all have pow wows and discuss YOU before discussing the said topic with YOU. Can someone explain how that works? At that point I am certain that opinions are being shared and in turn manipulating the opinions of those around them. The next thing you know you have a group of people that all have a dark and twisted opinion of an individual that was simply living a positive life all the while minding their own business.

Oh there I answered my own question.

People should learn to mind their own business or to approach the individual or group in question...there is no better place to go for answers than the source!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Psychoanalysis...

Psychoanalyze Yourself; Don't read ahead, just answer the following questions with the first thought that comes to mind. Then read which each answer means at the end.

1. You are not alone. You are walking in the woods. Who is with you?
God


2. You are walking in the woods. You see an animal. What kind of animal do
you see?
Wolf

3.What interaction takes place between you and the animal?
A brief stare off before it walks away...

4. You walk deeper in the woods. You enter a clearing, and before you is your DREAM house. What does it look like?
A simple house run on solar and wind power with irrigation running on rain water.

5. Is your dream house surrounded by a fence?
Absolutely not

6. You enter the house. You walk into the dining room and see the dining room table.
Nothing.

7.You exit the house and a cup is on the ground, what kind is it?
A measuring cup I dropped at the last BBQ

8.What do you do with the cup?
I take it back into the kitchen.

9.You walk to the edge of the property where you find yourself standing at the end of a body of water, what kind of water is it?
Lake

10.How will you cross the water?
Kayak




The ANSWERS

1. The person who you are walking in the woods with is the most important to you.

2. The size of the animal is representative of your perception of the size of your problems in your life.

3. The severity of the interaction you have with the animal is representative of how you deal with your problems.

4. The size of your dream home is representative of the size of your ambition to solve your problems.

5. A lack of a fence is indicative of an open personality. People are welcome at all times. The presence of a fence indicates a closed personality. You'd prefer people not drop by unannounced.

6. If your answer did NOT include food, flowers, or people, then you are generally unhappy.

7. The durability of the material with the cup is made of is representative of the perceived durability of your relationship.

8. What you did with the cup is representative of your attitude.

9. The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your sexual desire.

10. The way you cross the water is representative to how easy or hard you expect your life to be.

Travel...


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Existential life...

I have been called "a good leader"...

I have been called "charismatic"...

I have been called "sinner"...

I have been called "hypocrite"...

I have been called "highly intelligent"...

I have been called "ignorant and blind"...

I have been called "spiritual"...

I have been called "worthless and weak"...


...and you know what? I agree with all of the statements that I have heard containing those adjectives describing me.
Why?
Because I am human. I never claim to have not screwed up. I screwed up numerous times each and every day.

Let me ask you this; have you ever made a change in your life and life begins to go REALLY well? But then you slow down or stop doing what turned your life around?
Yeah me too. I just did in the last two weeks of my life.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Honor Roll!

In chemistry, He turned water to wine.

In biology, He was born without the normal conception;

In physics, He disapproved the law of gravity when He ascended into heaven;

In economics, He disapproved the law of diminishing return by feeding 5000 men with two fishes & 5 loaves of bread;

In medicine, He cured the sick and the blind without administering a single dose of drugs,

In history, He is the beginning and the end;

In government, He said that he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace;

In religion, He said no one comes to the Father except through him; So. Who is He? He is Jesus!


Join me and let's celebrate him; He is worthy. The eyes beholding this message shall not behold evil, the hand that will send this message to everybody shall not labor in vain, and the mouth saying amen to this prayer shall smile forever. Remain in God and seek his face always. Amen!

In God I've found everything!
The Greatest Man in History
Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
He had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, but yet he conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
I feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It is so easy...

to make a difference in this world. At what point did our society begin to believe that it was so difficult? The smallest things can make the biggest impact in our world. There is a story from someone I know about how a flight had been overbooked and the employee of the airlines responsible for getting everyone taken care of was positive, nice, and encouraging to everyone. Evidentially, once on the plane he was helping an elderly woman to her seat and once he had done so the back of the cabin erupted in applause. At that point a gentleman sitting in first class then stood up commending the young man and telling him that he was not paid enough and that he should be in management for the airlines. Now you want to know what he did that made everyone so happy? Do you want to know the secret?

He was kind and joyful.

Yes that is it. He was simply doing his job but being kind and joyful while doing so. That is all it takes. I believe that we all underestimate our powers as human beings. We are ALL powerful. Our attitudes and emotions can greatly effect those around us and make a difference. Below is a video of a man that made a difference in his community as well with a simple action...a hug. Sure we do not all have the time to do something like that; but do we all honestly not have the time to change our attitudes? Think about it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." - Anon

Wash Day

Monday WashDay

Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Tuesday
Ironing Day

Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles
of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Wednesday Mending Day

O God, help me mend my ways so I will not
set a bad example for others.

Thursday Cleaning Day

Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday Shopping Day

O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday Cooking Day

Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday The Lord's Day

O God, I have prepared my house for you. Please come into my heart so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence.