Tuesday, January 27

Unlimited Opportunities


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Observe the ocean; it seems endless. Its vastness reminds me of unlimited opportunities. “In the law of God, there is no statute of limitations.” (Robert Louis Stevenson) The only limits you face are the ones that keep you from pursuing your goals.

Saturday, January 24

Daddy's Words

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Sheldon walked in the room explaining a situation concerning a friend of his. After telling me what was happening, he said, "Let's pray." It is these sweet words that bring tears to my eyes. For you see, on many countless situations I have heard his Daddy say these exact words. And yes, we prayed. We believe in prayer because prayer truly does change any situation that you face.

Somedays I stand in awe of just how quickly time passes. I recognize the door to the innocence of childhood or those simple carefree days where it is all about playing is inching to a close. A new door is dawning; a door that entails more responsibility -- a door to change. Sheldon is growing up so fast, and I am thankful that at the tender age of nine, he has an understanding of his need to pray. He truly is following in the footsteps of his Awesome Daddy!

Friday, January 23

Missing You!

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If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Claudia Ghandi

Yes, we are missing you! Sheldon said, "Mom, I miss daddy's jokes. You know, they really are funny!" We love you!

Wednesday, January 14

Your Influence

Scott Adams stated, "You don't have to be a "person of influence" to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me. "

How many people have influenced you? Many people have been influential in your life. Where would you be without those who took time to listen and spend time with you. It is only when you choose to isolate yourself that you cutoff those they are able to help you the most. You need to be receptive to those around you because you never know when one small act of kindness or word of encouragement will change your life.

Monday, January 12

On Kind Words

Kind words are the music of the world.

F. W. Faber

Friday, January 9

Strong Women

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Mark sent this quote to me. I do not know the source, so I cannot give credit for it, but here it is anyway:

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape ...but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape...

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything ... but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear...

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her ...but a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone...

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future... a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be God's blessings and capitalizes on them...

A strong woman walks sure footedly ...but a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls...

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face ... but a woman of strength wears grace...

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey ... but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong...

Thank God for the "strong women" in my life. Mom, is probably one of the strongest lady's of faith I know. She has endured much and yet her faith in God never waivers. She is definitely a pillar of faith. We love you mom!
P.S. And she can play quote a "mean" game of ping pong. Her serve will get you if you are not careful. :)

Thursday, January 1

2009 - Happy New Year

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One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~John Burroughs

Happy New Year everyone! Today is the first day of this marvelous new year 2009, and I am looking forward to great victories!