HeartWords
Sunday, April 24, 2005
 
April 25, 2005 - Monday
HeartWords - Genesis 28:10-11
10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. NIV

Like us, Jacob made a lot of mistakes in his life, but I love his heart. When Jacob came to a place where all he could find was a field and some rocks, he used a rock as a pillow. What a wonderful spirit, to be able to take the hard places and make a pillow out of them. Make that your goal, when you come to a hard day, if all you have is a rock to lay your head on, then use the rock and go on with your life.

WiseWords
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." - - Helen Keller

FunWords
A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17." The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands of all who had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."
Wednesday, April 09, 2003
 
This note is for all of you who have hard places in your life. I guess, from time-to-time, that would be all of us. Consider Genesis 28:10-11

10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. NIV

Like us, Jacob made a lot of mistakes in his life, but I love his heart. When Jacob came to a place where all he could find was a field and some rocks, he used a rock as a pillow. What a wonderful spirit, to be able to take the hard places and make a pillow out of them. Make that your goal, when you come to a hard day, if all you have is a rock to lay your head on, then use the rock and go on with your life.
Friday, April 04, 2003
 
The Death of An Old Man...

This past Wednesday, I did a funeral for my father-in-law. He died on the Sunday night before. As I contemplated this death, I was reminded of Gen 35:28-29

"Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years. Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, an old man of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him."

What a beatuiful way to go! Forget the 180 years, just notice that he "breathed his last and was gathered to his people, an old man of ripe age." When it was all over, his sons buried him. This is the way it ought to be. This is how I want it to be for me. As we grow older, death is not our enemy. Death becomes a friend that takes us from a world unfriendly to old age and takes us to a world where we are young at a thousand. I've heard people say they did not want to outlive their usefulness. I don't mind that so much. My kids can put up with me. There are two things that I don't want to outlive: (1) my kids, and (2) my health.
Lonnie Davis

Saturday, March 29, 2003
 
Saturday, 29, 2003
This is the beginning of my daily study.
Today we are studying the secret of Christian Contentment.


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