Posts made in October, 2009

Never Too Busy

Posted by on Oct 16, 2009 in thread | 0 comments

I read this post of Henry Blackaby’s and it really spoke to me today. I have been way too busy and I am preparing to remedy that situation!!!!! pd Never too Busy But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. (Luke 10:33) If anyone could understand the temptation to let busyness distract Him from the Father’s activity, Jesus certainly could! He told a parable that clearly illustrated this danger: A certain Jewish man was on his way to Jericho when he was brutally attacked by thieves and left to die by the road. First a Levite, then a priest, passed by. These were religious leaders; surely they would show compassion to a wounded person! But they had places to go and appointments to keep, so they passed him by. Surely someone else would come along who had more time to help the wounded man! Then a Samaritan, despised by the Jews, came along. Of all people, this man had reason to look the other way, since the wounded man was his enemy. But wherever he was going could wait, for someone needed his help. It’s easy to become so busy that you are oblivious to those in need. Your schedule can become so full of accomplishing good things that you are of no help to the people around you. God is at work in the lives of your friends, your neighbors, your family members. He may ask you to interrupt your day long enough to join Him as He ministers to them. Nothing on your agenda, no matter how pressing, is reason enough to ignore the voice of God when He tells you to stop and help. If you have become too busy to minister to those around you, ask God to reestablish your priorities so that you do not miss opportunities to serve...

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Burn for You | Toby Mac

Posted by on Oct 8, 2009 in Music, worship | 0 comments

Burn For You lyrics by Toby Mac I’m a brand new man, I’m a conscious manI’m a man who’s burnin’ for youThe mistakes I’ve made have been chased away to the bottom of the ocean blueI’m a brand new man in a foreign land, I’m a man who’s feelin’ that fireAnd it’s all so clear when I’m standing here at the peak of my desire So won’t you move me like you used toI want the world to know I burn for you I feel revived again, I am alive again(Burnin’ for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me upI feel revived again, I’m energized again(Burnin’ for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up (Let the smoke clear) Woke up in a sweat, those ghosts in my headHad a grip, but I slipped on byIt’s a whole new day as the darkness fadesAnd the sun’s climbing in the skyI concede, my love, that I need your loveI’m before you, a broken manAnd it’s only you, no substitutes who can renew this soul again So won’t you move me like you used toI want the world to know I burn for you I feel revived again, I am alive again(Burnin’ for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me upI feel revived again, I’m energized again(Burnin’ for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up I feel revived again, I am alive againYou got me lifted and lifted you lift me– You got me higher than KilimanjaroGot me believin’ I can “save the day”I’m up and running like there ain’t no tomorrowI’d rather burn for you than fade awayI’d rather burn for you than go my way I’m a whole new guy with a whole new vibeChanged inside – more flame in the fireCan’t stop, won’t stop praying for desireLike the bunny on the screen feel so energizedOld shell gone without a trace, new faceNo more shortness of breath, new paceLive life now without the taste of fearTOBYMAC, Double Dutch now let the smoke clear (Let the smoke clear)I want the world to know I burn for you(I feek revived again) I feel revived again, I am alive again(Burnin’ for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me upI feel revived again, I’m energized again(Burnin’ for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up I feel revived again, I am alive again(Burnin’ for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me upI feel revived again, I’m energized again(Burnin’ for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up (I am alive again)You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up(I’m energized again)You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up I am alive againYou got me lifted and lifted you lift me upYou lift me up Burn for you, Toby...

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FDR’s First Inaugural Address

Posted by on Oct 6, 2009 in the Thread | 0 comments

I AM certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our Nation impels. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days. 1 In such a spirit on my part and on yours we face our common difficulties. They concern, thank God, only material things. Values have shrunken to fantastic levels; taxes have risen; our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is faced by serious curtailment of income; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade; the withered leaves of industrial enterprise lie on every side; farmers find no markets for their produce; the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone. 2 More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return. Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment. 3 Yet our distress comes from no failure of substance. We are stricken by no plague of locusts. Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered because they believed and were not afraid, we have still much to be thankful for. Nature still offers her bounty and human efforts have multiplied it. Plenty is at our doorstep, but a generous use of it languishes in the very sight of the supply. Primarily this is because the rulers of the exchange of mankind’s goods have failed, through their own stubbornness and their own incompetence, have admitted their failure, and abdicated. Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men. 4 True they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern of an outworn tradition. Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of more money. Stripped of the lure of profit by which to induce our people to follow their false leadership, they have resorted to exhortations, pleading tearfully for restored confidence. They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers. They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish. 5 The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit. 6 Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men. 7 Recognition of the falsity of material wealth as the standard of success goes hand in hand with the abandonment of the false belief that public office and high political position are to be valued only by the standards of pride of place and personal profit; and there must be an end to a conduct in banking and in business which too often has given to a sacred trust the likeness of callous and selfish wrongdoing. Small...

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Caliber of a Person

Posted by on Oct 6, 2009 in the Thread | 0 comments

“You can tell the caliber of a person by the amount of opposition it takes to discourage him.” – John Maxwell

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U2 at Fedex Field

Posted by on Oct 3, 2009 in the Thread | 0 comments

This is one ofhe pictures of the field before U2 came out. This was the best concert I have ever attended! Uploaded by www.cellspin.net

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