I substitute taught in a middle school English class last Friday. The fifth hour class was considered an extra unruly group. So I started the class by speaking with a loud firm (no smile) voice. I remembered what my husband said. He told me to think of the entire class as a group filled with the ornriest kids I would ever meet and their intentions were to take advantage of me.
Back to the Bible website is offering an easy opportunity to get involved in reading the Bible. I personally challenge you to take it on! The Bible is different from any other book on earth. It is inspired by God.
In fact, I pray for you, even now, whoever and whereever you are that you would choose to take on this Bible reading challenge and God would talk to who you are in your deepest thoughts! I pray God would soften your heart and any stubborness or pride would be set aside and you would be totally open to any good and pure thing the Holy Spirit of God could quietly say!
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I, I took the one less travelled by
As a Christian you must strive daily to follow what Jesus told you to do. You must deny selfishness and fun sinfulness and obey what Jesus wants you to do whether you like it or not. (Matthew 16:24, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23)
Here's a sermon from SermonAudio.com that you need to sit down please and focus on and then, listen to it again.
UPDATE: My wonderful, amazing husband put a verson on our server that you can watch. (Watning it loads slow, and may take fro 15 seconds to a minute before it starts). Click on the picture below to view it.
Remember when I challenged you a few blog entries back to read the book of John beginning March 12th? It's from the Back to the Bible website. I've already started reading it with my family but they can also read it for themselves from the Google video site. Here check it out. (Note: It doesn't stop on its own.)
There are days from time to time when I awake and its hard to move. I feel almost like a heavy weight is holding me down. I feel really draggy and could instantly drift away into a deep sleep that would last another hour or two! Sort of like a sloth might feel . . .
I was listening to a sermon from last Monday by Chuck Swindol about fatherhood and he quoted from Socrates. He described the quote as most likely the best words the philosopher ever spoke. As I heard it I just wanted to write it down.
It is not enough merely to exist.
It's not enough to say, 'I'm earning enough to support my family. I do my work well.
I'm a good father, husband, churchgoer.' That's all very well.
But you must do something more.
Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.”
The time is currently 7:33 am. It's Saturday. My plans for the day are to go stay with Mara. She is 93 years old and needs someone around constantly. I like this job. It's easy work and I enjoy relieving the other two ladies who trade off each week. I'll stay there for 8 hours and usually Mara and I will go out for lunch.
I hope your day is a good one. I intend to enjoy mine. :)
Registered Dietician Rebecca (Becky) Wright is a name I want to remember. I've only seen her three times (about once a year) on television. Each time I've seen her, she has been on our local Tulsa Comunity College station. She's giving a lecture on fighting cancer with a healthy diet.
The time is 6:51. It looks like evening outside, right before dark. I hear the sounds of birds. You know . . . no one complains about such sounds of the morning even if they just wanted quiet. That's because the pretty music of a bird is as peaceful as still silence. There's just a bit of cheerfulness added to the peacefulness.
You should check out this movie. Except it's not in movie theatres yet but it is coming soon . . . this very Spring!! This movie is called Treasure Blind and it has a whole lot of home grown Tulsa talent. My son's friend is a co-star. Just from watching the trailers, the interesting storyline keeps your attention and then as you watch, your heart will be touched as the story unfolds.
I woke up early today. About 3:30 am. I'm starting my work week. This is my week to drive in our carpool. I drive every third week. I also will drive one extra day because we have an overtime 10 hour day on Friday. I like overtime days from time to time. It just gets old when we have OT for a couple of months every other Friday. But I'm glad for the extra money and the boost in sales. :)
Oops, I was mistaken I don't drive this week. Oh, well no harm done.
Ten hours of work ahead. 40 more to go for the week. I'm glad for the insurance of the job and it mostly gets us enough money. I haven't been able to substitute lately. It's getting me down. The current business I'm in is not my cup of tea. Teaching is.
I'm trying out for a job in another area. You have to check the range in detail for mistakes. These kind of jobs are few and don't come up often. The requirements have been changed. Now you have to turn in your resume. I don't mind that part, I just hope you don't have to go through an interview. It seems they would be going a bit overboard. The job does not require leadership or lots of responsibility. It's mostly going through a checklist with a range every hour and then working in a lab for a week's rotation.
I hope I get it. I'm looking forward to learning something new.
I read from Matthew today words spoken by Jesus that people in general would consider ironic:
Matthew 23:11-12 (King James Version)
King James Version (KJV)
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.