Wednesday, July 28

Bill Gates Rules of Life

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Friday, July 16

Remember the Sawdust

An amazing chapter is unfolding. The destination God holds in the palm of his hand. I know this is just the beginning of the marvelous works that we are about to experience.

I will endeavor to always remember the sawdust that I held in my hand. It will always remind me of the nights that we worked hard even though we were weary. I will forever be grateful to those who sacrificed their time, talents and efforts to be a blessing to our church.   

Like an ocean wave, my heart swells with thankfulness when I recall the ladies painting walls, sweeping floors, cleaning and cooking food. Grateful for the dedicated, strong men who sacrificed their time to reconstruct walls, tear out carpet, tile floors, remove ceiling tiles, re-enforce a platform, and paint walls. Thankful for young people that are committed to serving and being a part of working at the church. Thankful for the many blessings of God!

Saturday, July 3

Bike-A-Thon 2010
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A mother laughs our laughter,
Sheds our tears,
Returns our love,
Fears our fears.
She lives our joys,
Cares our cares,
And all our hopes and dreams she shares.
- Julia Summers

Bike-A-Thon 2010
Originally uploaded by pentecostalsofoc
Girls are giggles with freckles all over them. -- Author Unknown

Thursday, July 1

Bike-A-Thon 2010
Originally uploaded by pentecostalsofoc
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo F. Buscaglia