Archive for November, 2011

Giving Honor and Glory

November 30th, 2011

Well Tim Tebow is at it again.  And again he makes the pages of the Daily Buffet.  Is there any person out there that is more of a lightning rod for his faith them Tim Tebow.  And have you noticed that Tim Tebow is almost one word.  It’s not Tim, nor is it Tebow.  It’s almost always Tim Tebow. He is continuing his just win approach on the football field and last week he and Jake Plummer had some words. I missed this last week, so maybe many of you have already discovered this tidbit.

To say it was words, is actually dramatizing the situation.  Simply put Plummer said – ‘stop talking about Jesus every play’, and Tim Tebow responded -‘I can’t’.  That’s the Daily Buffet abridged version.  Check out real quotes here.

I think it’s really cool to see the poise with which he answered these questions.  It appears that he maintains his position of love, humility and grace, but still stays steadfast.  That’s a pretty good example.  Plus it reminds me of some words of the Son of God from the book of Matthew.  I really like The Message version here:

 32-33“Stand up for me against world opinion and I’ll stand up for you before my Father in heaven. If you turn tail and run, do you think I’ll cover for you? Matthew 10:32-33

Today, draw strength from Tim Tebow’s example and realize that if he can stand firm in front of the entire world with the TV cameras on him, maybe you can stand firm in your little corner of the world.

Plus, it has some benefits!

Braces

November 29th, 2011

I have thought about braces a lot recently.  For starters, I recently finished paying for the first set that I will pay for, and secondly that set completed it’s work yesterday. Yeah! But actually the work is not complete, now’s there’s that part called the retainer – that’s helps keep it all in place.

Think about braces for a moment.  All that metal strapped to a set of crooked and misplaced teeth.  Then over time, an adjustment here and a little pressure here, and some rubber bands to pull on the other side.  Each month small adjustments.  Behind all those metal smiles there is a transformation taking place, until finally one day the braces come off and viola!  There are teeth that are straight and correct aligned and ready to once again eat hard candy and popcorn!

Don’t you wish there were braces for your spiritual life.  Just strap on some metal, allow some one else to make adjustments and then boom, one day – everything is in it’s correct place and we are ‘perfect’.   Unfortunately, it’s not that way.  However, we can learn from all the minor adjustments and the way that all the small changes going on behind the braces create huge changes when it’s all said and done.

That reminds me of the verse behind this whole Daily Buffet thing.  A verse that I come back to often

 24 Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.

25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air:

27but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.  1 Corinthians 9:24-27 American Standard Version (ASV)

That version may be funny to read, but I love that word buffet.  Each day we continue to train, we continue work our selves, making small corrections, and minor adjustments – all along knowing that we have a prize out in front!

Keep going!

And don’t forget to brush!

 

 

Cyber Monday SALE

November 28th, 2011

You know that here at the Daily Buffet would could not let Cyber Monday pass without a great sale.  So we are going to offer the same sale as last year!

That’s right, today only, and just like last year, we are offering FREE Shipping on all orders from the Daily Buffet! Just enter JESUSSAVES at check out and you will get free shipping on all orders. (or just subscribe to the mailing list and you will get a free delivery everyday!) Who can pass that up?

I mean what a great day – it’s ok to shop at work.   Weeks ago I marked my calendar with “No Meetings Here” from 8 through 1pm today.  What a great day.  Well, actually, I marked my calendar because the braces are coming off my oldest this morning!  (More about that later this week!)

So anyway, enjoy the day, find the deals that you need of whatever it is you need, stay focused on your work, and don’t be too greedy.

But ultimately, remember the best deal that is available each and every day.

 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17 New International Version (NIV)

If you have taken advantage of this free offer, let it continually impact the way you live. If not, this day of deals could be a day to consider this incredible offer!

 

Happy Black Friday

November 25th, 2011

Well it’s Black Friday here in America, and this site is still free!! Hopefully none of you were pepper sprayed this morning while out grabbing that perfect gift at a perfect price! I am late at publishing today, because I am still feeling the effects of the turkey and have been quite lazy this morning. For which I am quite thankful. I did see all the people lined up last night at Toys R Us and am also quite thankful I was not in the mess.

If you are out in the thick of it today, don’t forget that spirit of thankfulness that we celebrated yesterday! If you are hanging around the house, remember to continue to be thankful for all those special gifts you have been blessed to have around you!

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (Psalm 100:4 KJV)

Enjoy your family friends food and time away from your labor.

Turkey Day Blessings

November 24th, 2011

What can we say today but to remind you to find all the things around you that you have to be thankful. I am sure that ‘counting your blessings’ will fill you day with joy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. (Psalm 30:12 KJV)