Archive for November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2013

Hope you are enjoying the day with family and are able to be thankful and content with all that you have.

 

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. …Psalm 118:1-18 ESV

Benefits

November 27th, 2013

Can you believe it.  it’s right upon us – tomorrow is Blackfridayeen – you know, the day before Black Friday.  Hopefully with all of this excitement around the day, you still find a few moments of time to be grateful for all the blessings that you have been bestowed with.

 

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,  Psalm 103:2 ESV

Positive

November 26th, 2013

This is a good bit of advice that come across my twitter feed yesterday via a retweet.

ScoobyTweets: Being positive doesn’t necessarily come naturally. You have to make that decision every day.  #TeamJesus

 

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)

Attend to Your Herds

November 25th, 2013

A slow leak can really be irritating! Always having to put air in your tires, never sure of the safety of your time, never knowing when you will come to your car to find a flat.

When that’s were I am today, after finding a flat over the weekend, I am in the garage this morning looking for that slow leak.

Amazingly, slow leaks can get us in lots of areas of life. A second look, a passing thought, a few extra calories here or there, or a task not done correctly .

So today I remind you to be diligent and to keep active removing any ‘nails’ that might be creating leaks in your life.

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds; (Proverbs 27:23 NKJV)

50

November 22nd, 2013

It’s an interesting weekend with lots of 50th anniversaries going on at the same time, CS Lewis, JFK and Dr Who.

So the DB honors all three by going back in time and reminded you of this quote of a quote from JFK.  He delivered these words on February 7, 1963 at the White House prayer breakfast ( Wow, that seems like something that would never be allowed in our current culture!)

 

This morning we pray together; this evening apart. But each morning and each evening, let us remember the advice of my fellow Bostonian, the Reverend Phillips Brooks: “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.”  JFK

 

Let’s take that advice today and as C.S. Lewis has written, let us go “Further up and further in”  and become stronger men.  After all, if Christ is for you, what can you lose?

 

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  Romans 8:31 New International Version (NIV)