Need a Smile Today? :-)

Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students putting on the cowboy boots she’d asked her class to bring for a project? He asked for help & she could see why.

Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn’t want to go on. Finally, when the 2nd boot was on, she had worked up a sweat.

She almost cried when the little boy said, “Teacher, they’re on the wrong feet.” She looked and sure enough, they were. It wasn’t any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the right feet.

“There” she said, “Now you look like a real cowboy in your beautiful boots”.

He then announced, “These aren’t my boots.”

She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, “Why didn’t you say so?” like she wanted to. And, once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet.

No sooner they got the boots off and he said, “They’re my brother’s boots. My Mom made me bring ’em.”

Now she didn’t know if she should laugh or cry. But, she mustered up the grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again.

Helping him into his coat, she asked, “Now, where are your mittens?”

He said, “I stuffed ’em downΒ  in the toes of the boots so’s i wouldn’t lose ’em.”

Her trial starts next month . πŸ™‚

A Quick Thought.

Hands up all those who believe they have been saved and their sins forgiven them?

Keep your hands up if you believe that your deeds are not what determines if His Grace is bestowed on you – that you are ‘Free’Β  because of Jesus?

Fine.

Then your thoughts on the Word of Jesus as quoted in Matt 6:15??

“15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. ”

WE are not to just SAY we forgive all men, their ‘trespasses’ (debts to us, sins) but to actually DO it.

If we don’t then God will hold you fully to account for all sins commited.

Jesus has said there are many who will claim to have done great deeds in His Name come Judgement Day and He will say to them ‘Depart from me, I never new you’ ( Matt 7:23)

i know that this could apply to me as well as to any… but it would do us all well to take heed of and consider this ‘Warning’ – Agree?

Maybe we need a little less ‘certainty’ about where we’re ‘going’ and change our ideas a little?

What we ‘do’ down here in the material ‘world’ MATTERS.

Little ‘bad habits’ can often lead to bigger ones.

B Thankful Thursday

Wow these come by so quick! 😯 Where’s the time go?

So This Week i’m feeling especially thankful for:

A glorious Summer past that’s now turning slowly to a glorious Autumn – even though they are predicting 95+F (35C) for tomorrow. I know it has to come and it is ‘good’ that it does… but i’m not really looking forward much to (A-Hemm) ‘cold’ winter mornings and nights. πŸ™‚

The freedom and easy-going pace of my life lately. (What recession?)

That the truly great things in life are still free – even if having money can often allow you to appreciate them ‘more’ (but does not guarantee you appreciate their value always).

Teddy bears.

The friends who believe you are worth staying in touch with – even when it is not so easy.

Owning, but not being ‘controlled’ by, my mobile phone (partly because i’ve let the charge card expire – man, those things can chew up cash fast)!

All that allows me to search the internet and makes for ease of communication and learning. ( yes! i suppose that even includes Bill Gates… if i HAVE to!) πŸ˜‰

Forgiveness… ‘cos God Knows – we can all do with some of that, every single day.

Over to you – if you have anything to be thankful for and care to share. πŸ™‚

Twitter Killed the Blogging Star.

Back in ‘my’ Day as Disco was dying out a One Hit Wonder came along with one of those ‘unforgettable’ Hits.

The OHW was ‘Buggles’ and the Hit was ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’.

So Get your Saturday Night White Jackets, your Sunnies and Spandex Tops out and Boogie like it’s 1979! πŸ˜‰

Seems that some 30 years later History is sort of repeating itself – blogging ain’t what it used to be. 😦

“In my mind and in my car,

We can’t rewind – we’ve gone to far.

Pictures came and broke your heart,

Put the blame on VTR”

Where’s Roy Rogers when you need him??

I’m feeling ‘old’.

Into each Life – a little RAIN must fall…

OK – so Tam has come up with this great idea over at her blog where people leave a link to their best post of the week so anyone visiting her post can see her great thoughts and everyone else’s at the same time! πŸ™‚

i get way too little comment traffic for that to work well here but the general idea is still a pretty good one so i’m posting a link to what i think is a pretty darn good post that deservesΒ  a wider audience or a re-read.

( i think you’ll be glad you went!) πŸ™‚

So go say hello to Rain and read ‘Not-in-vain‘.

Introduce yourself if you have not already had the opportunity.

B Thankful Thursday

I’m going to make this BTT short and sweet ‘cos i don’t want to obliterate the previous post on the REAL Jesus:

I’m Thankful this week for an amazingly beautiful weekend shared with friends at the beach. I intend to publish some photos later πŸ˜‰

For all i have been fortunate enough to be granted with in this earthly life, knowing it will all be gone in an eye-blink.

For a world that follows His Rules – not mine, even though a lot of what i ‘see’ is a reflection of what is in me rather than what is actually ‘out there’.

And for some wonderful discussions and friends to share them with – even if i have never met all of them personally (yet). I hope much more is still to come.

I’m glad that presently – He seems to be smiling on me and i sincerely Hope that is no illusion lulling me into a false sense of security or is just the calm before an almighty storm.Β  Of course if it is then i’ll just have to be thankful for the learning opportunity it offers me anyway. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

Was Jesus ‘Real’?

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There still remains some considerable disagreement in our societies today on this question, Believers have no doubts ( don’t they??) while atheists largely believe he is a work of fiction with no basis in truth.

John Dickson an Australian historian has gathered all the historical evidence, as opposed to hearsay, and concludes Jesus Christ was definitely a real human being. Not only is this his ‘opinion’ it is also agreed upon by those who study history, as opposed to those who study ‘religion’ or religious history.

His current work presents the evidence that Historians agree upon concerning this person from our past. It makes for quite interesting reading/viewing.

Dr Dickson makes no attempt to add to the fantasy around Jesus by making any claims concerning the truth or otherwise of the many ‘Miracles’ people claim He performed or as to the veracity of the claim Jesus was the Son of God and was also God in human form, but investigates and presents the known facts as they are currently available to us through Historical record.

Any who refuse to believe in the facts concerning Jesus Christ mentioned a few times in the Holy Bible and in The Qu’ran would do well to read/view this to check their idea of ‘reality’ as it may well be a little inaccurate at present.