Monthly Archives: June 2013

What Our Nation Must Do To Be Blessed

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Psalm 67

1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon the earth. Selah.

5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

America has been blessed because this country was founded with God as the center and we give Him the praise that he deserves.  It will continue to be blessed only as long as our praises to Him continue.

Please pray for our country, that it will never stop praising God.

Please share this with others and help me to spread this beautiful Psalm.


Things I Thank God for Every Day

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God is so good to me that I couldn’t possibly cover it all, but here are some basic things that I like to thank Him for each and every day.

  1. Jesus
    First of all I am thankful to even know Jesus, for without Him I would be lost, without direction and just aimlessly wondering and searching for purpose and happiness.
  2. Family
    I am so blessed with the family that I have been given. My wife and kids mean everything to me. They are my reason for living other than God.  I am also thankful for parents that raised me in the church and taught me the importance of loving God.
  3. Shelter
    I am thankful for a place to call home. A place where our family can live, eat, sleep and spend time together.
  4. Food
    I am thankful every day for the food that we have to eat. Not only do I thank God before meals, but also thank him in my daily prayer time as well. I want him to know that I do not take even the basic needs that have been provided to me for granted.
  5. Transportation
    I thank God every day for the cars that he has given us to drive. They get us to and from our home, jobs and the church.  Every time I get in, turn the key and it starts I say “Thank You Jesus”.
  6. Health
    I thank God every day for good health.  If I am not feeling well, then I thank him for just being alive.
    Every morning I thank God for allowing me to wake up and giving me another opportunity to serve him and hopefully reach out to someone.
  7.  Church
    I thank God every day for the church that we are a part of.  I thank him for a pastor that loves and cares for us and for the friends and fellowship that we have made.
  8.  Job
    I thank God every day for the job that he has given me that allows me to provide for the needs of my family, the church and others.

These are just some of the basics that I start my pray time off with.

If you are ever struggling with what to say when you pray, start with thanking God for meeting your basic needs.


Why you should go to the store with your wife

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Here’s a tip for all you men out there…

If your wife asks, “Do you want to go to the store with me?”, you better say, “Yes, I would love to”.

Recently, one Saturday morning, my wife asked me this question.

Now, I had just finished my early morning routine and was working on my to do list for the day and going to the store was not in my plans so, like the scarecrow with no brain, I told her “No, I’ve got a lot to do today“.

Wrong answer!
If I was on a game show, like Family Feud, there would have been this huge X appear on the wall of our house and a loud buzzer sounding.
I immediately knew that I had said the wrong thing and tried to back pedal and convince her that I really did want to go, but it was too late.

After she left for the store I had time to think about it and realized that what she really meant was, “Hey, it’s been a long week. It’s Saturday and we don’t have to work. I would like to spend some time with you“.

With my new found enlightenment I immediately sent her a text her and said, “I am on my way“.

It wasn’t about just going to the store and buying groceries, it was about spending time walking around and talking while you shopped.

Our lives are often so busy that we sometimes don’t plan time for the people in our lives that matter the most.

Sometimes something as simple as going to the store with your wife is a way to fit that in.

Next time she asks, I hope to get a loud “Ding“, for a correct answer.


The Equation for Success

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I learned the equation above from Dave Ramsey’s Entreleadership book.
He calls it “The Momentum Theorem”

It simply says that “Focused Intensity over Time with God = Success”

Dave Ramsey often relates this equation to getting out of debt, which could take years, but I believe that this equation can work for both short term goals as well as long term goals.
No matter what it is that you want to accomplish this equation can help you get it done.

In today’s world it is easy to get distracted.
Having focused intensity means tuning everything else out except what you are trying to accomplish and setting your heart and mind toward accomplishing the task no matter what.

Make things clear by writing your goal down on paper and set a time to get it done by.
If it’s a short term goal, then set a timer and put it right in front of you. There is nothing like seeing the ticking away of seconds on a clock. It becomes a race against time.
If it’s a long term goal then pick a date on the calendar, right it down and remind yourself each day by counting the days remaining. Try one of those count down apps.

Always be sure to pray and ask for God’s help. No matter how simple or complex the task, having God in the equation makes success far more likely.

Philippians 4:13. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

If you just bear down, focus you efforts, block out everything for a short period of time and ask God to help, you can and will be successful.


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