Sunday, August 22, 2010

Funny Thing For This Week

Hello again ladies and I am talking about a very important topic for today. The art of...............garage saling. Ahhh garage saling.......whether you are having one, or looking for the best bargain, these are the 'Do's and Don'ts' for garage saling. #1: when one is selling something such as a twin bed sized blanket for about $5.00....(which is OK) but when it looks like it has been malled by a pack of ravaging wolves and has enough holes in it to be used as a fish shouldn't even be in the 'Free' box. #2: When you are having a garage sale, people can tell when it is your first one when you are selling everything from 1970 on. #3: When you go to a sale and the tables are full of everything but the clothes they are wearing, such as decapitated barbie dolls, a shirt that grandma moses threw away, a "brand new tooth brush", (yikes) trinkets, a phone from 1903 with only the ear piece.....just walk away......#4: When you are having a sale of your own and someone has a question about lets say a blanket that has some wear and a couple of say..."well the stain is very easily removed and we don't own any pets.." what you don't say is..." yeah, two of my kids threw up on it, we took it to use on our picnic, where my son rolled his sister in it and dropped her down a ravine.We own two great Danes, cute little things, they played 'tug a war' and the looser fell in our pond with the blanket. I folded it up and we used it for a door mat for a while, and when I couldn't do laundry I dried the kids off with it and then we kept it in the dog house for a while. even though it was hard, we finally decided to part with it. ...........*crickets* .........The woman drops the blanket and sprints to the car in horror and drives away. #5: Finally, you go to a sale and you walk by a doll you give it a split second glance and make a gross face. A older woman comes to you and says, " I got'er in 19.......uhh..49 I think and she is part of a collectors addition, she's in pretty good shape".....Then you look at the doll eye is gone, herleft arm is hanging off, she's wearing a chewed up hat, one shoe that looked like someone had ketchup on it, her hair is jaggedly cut on one side and its naked. You calmly say without bursting out in laughter,........"uuhhh, I'll think about it......" You go to your car, shut the door and burst into uncontrollable laughter. The old lady looks at you in the car and talks to her old friend and says......" That's the third person today that's laughed at my shirt."......................Thank you everyone!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

What Does Being a Christian Mean to You?

When we think of being a Christian we think simply going to church at least 1 Sunday of the month, and making an appearance in the typical American church. But what about at home? In public? What we wear and what we say make a statement about ourselves. When you wear a cross necklace and a tank top and a mini skirt, what kind of example are you setting?
The people of America think that because they have proclaimed themselves a Christian they can do anything, say anything, and wear anything, but since they call themselves a Christian they are better than those who do all of the same things but don't say that they are Christian.
Paul Washer said to read the Bible on every subject of your life. If you have a question about what you are doing, the Bible is where you need to look. Give it a chance.
Most people think that the Bible doesn't apply to today. But what people don't seem to understand is, if God knew who you were, and he knows when your last day is.............why could he have not seen this far into the future????????????
People sometimes think that if they do a good deed everyday, (or every other...) if they have respect, obedience....etc......they think that they pretty much have it together. Then when they are questioned about their faith and love and relationship with God......they say "well, I love God......and I pray...." But they don't realize that it takes relationship with God.
When we Christians think of ourselves as more worthy of respect than those who are not saved. Like for example, when you see someone walking by with shorts that come far above the knee and farther and we think..."uuhhhhhhh.....those shorts look very trashy....." We need to stop and think about how we are judging people when Jesus forgave the prostitute, and the thief, the tax collector, the doubter and.......all the people of the world. But we can't seem to find the compassion in our hearts not to judge people we don't even know.....
"Live in the world, and not of it...."
Just think about this simple statement......
Even if you were the only person on earth.......Jesus would have still died for you.
Thank you.