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By Beholding

By Beholding

Quote; “Cultivate the habit of speaking well of others. Dwell upon the good qualities of those with whom you associate, and see as little as possible of their errors and failings. When tempted to complain of what someone has said or done, praise something in that person’s life or character. Cultivate thankfulness. Praise God for His wonderful love in giving Christ to die for us. It never pays to think of our grievances. God calls upon us to think of His mercy and His matchless love, that we may be inspired with praise.  Earnest workers have no… Continue reading

The Squeaky Wheel

The Squeaky Wheel

There it was, his new lawn mower, it was very different from what he had previously owned in the past, so as the years rolled by, and each time he mowed, he just adapted to its quirks and differences, but then came the day when he had to use another person’s mower, and then he found the difference, his was so very hard to push, so stiff and resisting, and the other persons just floated along so easily.  He had just gotten so used to pushing his stiff mower, and that was just normal to him,… Continue reading

Truth about Temptation

Truth about Temptation

Here is a summary from a Sermon that I was pointed to, and it is well worth a viewing, it is on “YouTube” – The Truth about Temptation by Daniel Pel.  Open your Bible to, James 1:12-16 “Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:  But every man… Continue reading

Overcoming Trauma

Overcoming Trauma

Here is a true story that I came across and I wish to share it here.  Elizabeth Smart is often referred to as “The girl that was kidnapped.”  You see when she was 14 years old a man from the back woods broke into her home, kidnapped her, and raced straight out the back door and disappeared with her, way back into the mountains.  When they arrived at his cabin, his wife washed her down, and then he declared the girl to be his new wife and then proceeded to act as her new husband.… Continue reading

What’s Value?

What’s Value?

This title poses a very interesting point for contemplation.  What is Value?  You see, in my Bible, I have a certain “Book Mark,” and it is an Official “Bank Note,” and it is for 10,000,000 Turkish Lira, now as one Turkish Lira often buys about $0.50 Kiwi, therefore it is situated at loosely about $5,000,000 Kiwi, which should make me a “millionaire,” or so it seems.  The only problem is, its only value is for a couple of dollars as a “piece of paper,” as it is of “No value,” it is “completely worthless.” … Continue reading

Bathurst

Bathurst

Just south of Sydney and inland from the Blue Mountains lies a lovely picturesque expansive bowl shaped valley, and right in the middle of the valley is a conical hill, with a quaint wee town nestled right up against its base, you are now in Bathurst, New South Wales.  There is only one way up and down this mountain, and over the decades, many a brave knight has mounted his trusty fire breathing steed, and has gone into battle with the mountain.  It is an interesting place to drive to, you head out right behind the town,… Continue reading

Forgive as we Forgive

Forgiven as We Forgive

Quote; “We can receive forgiveness from God only as we forgive others. It is the love of God that draws us unto Him, and that love cannot touch our hearts without creating love for our brethren.  “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew 7:2.   After completing the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus added: “If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father… Continue reading

Act of God

Act of God

There is an interesting statement that is often thrown up, or even worse, thrown directly into God’s Face, and that is, “it is all your fault God,” and even Insurance Companies have a clause to cover unforeseen disasters as “Acts of God.”  I object to this unfair and un-truth.  From childhood we heard stories of the good angel/good guy sits on your right shoulder to tell you to do things that are right, and the Devil/Evil Angel sits on your left shoulder begging you to do evil and wrong.

Some societies even encouraged you to… Continue reading

Don’t Go There

Don’t go There!

We can all relate to this, some to a much greater extent than others; and the very lucky ones, to a very minor extent, as we all have things in our past that are not nice, some are even excessively horrid, we all, just do not ever go there anymore.  Some of these situations in our past were inflicted upon us by others, outside from us, not by our choice, and some were situations that we inadvisably placed ourselves into, and in “Hind-sight” should not have ever gone that way, and then we have on-goingly suffered… Continue reading

Un-Toll the Bell

Un-Toll the Bell

There is a very old saying that goes something like this, “You cannot un-toll the bell,” which means, that once you ring any bell, you are now unable to rush about and gather up the sound waves out there in the air and burry them way out of sight, and then to go into the ears and minds of all the hearers, and then to gather up that sound and erase the memory of the hearing of the bell, and to then carefully burry that also, deep out of sight and hearing, so that there is now… Continue reading