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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'" Matthew 9:36-38 (NIV)

Jesus saw the crowds and when He did, He was filled with compassion. He healed, taught, loved and cast out demons. Now it is our turn. "Ask", He said, "the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." He has asked us to go in His name and minister to others. We do this by doing what He did. It says, "When He saw the crowds, He had compassion." Our commission is to see people with the eyes of Jesus. Dr. David Benner, in his book, "Sacred Companions" writes, "Seeing the other person through the eyes of Christ - this is my prayer as I seek to relate to people I encounter in daily life. For when I see them through the eyes of Christ, I see their worth and dignity. I also see what they can become, not simply what they are. And if I am really willing to see them as God sees them, I see Jesus in them; I see them as imagers of the God who was fully represented in Jesus." When we see what Jesus saw, we too will be moved with compassion. Today, ask Christ to show you what He sees.

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JIBBIE49 1/20/2009 11:43PM

    I always know when I stop by your page, that you are making progress.
Today was interesting with the Inauguration and all the controversy over whether the minister would pray in JESUS' NAME, and if Obama would say "So help me God." Sad, that as a Christian nation, we deal with such things. The Founding Fathers wouldn't believe it.

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COLEISMYSOUL 1/20/2009 5:39PM

    And we need more compassion in the world!

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L*I*T*A* 1/20/2009 4:02PM

    thanks so much for your words of encouragement and inspiration............blessings and hugs..................lita

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LILSHINE 1/20/2009 3:22PM

    Always a word of inspiration, thanks.

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JGSLIMMER 1/20/2009 10:12AM

    Very spaecial !

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CBSPECIAL 1/20/2009 9:38AM

    This has me thinking!

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Where there is........

Monday, January 19, 2009

Where there is hope, there is hope. That is to say that hope does not just occur, it is created by the hopeful. It is never unrealistic to be positive, because a positive outlook is ultimately self-fulfilling.

A friend had this and I borrowed it. I always love anything that deals with hope.
We need this. Hope. Hope what is it? Read my page.
Have a great day.

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L*I*T*A* 1/19/2009 11:08PM

    hope is everywhere these can just feel it in the air...............we are creating perhaps a more positive world.............for all our sakes i do hope that is true.............great blog thanks for sharing...................have a great week.................blessings and hugs...............lita

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JGSLIMMER 1/19/2009 6:52PM

    Hello Colemansr,
Great Blog.

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COLEISMYSOUL 1/19/2009 5:37PM

    Hope is knowing that somewhere there is something or someone there to lead you.

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The things which are impossible.....

Friday, January 16, 2009

The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.--LUKE xviii. 27.

Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.--PS. xciv. 17.

When obstacles and trials seem
Like prison-walls to be,
I do the little I can do,
And leave the rest to Thee.

The mind never puts forth greater power over itself than when, in great
trials, it yields up calmly its desires, affections, interests to God.
There are seasons when to be _still_ demands immeasurably higher strength
than to act. Composure is often the highest result of power. Think you it
demands no power to calm the stormy elements of passion, to moderate the
vehemence of desire, to throw off the load of dejection, to suppress every
repining thought, when the dearest hopes are withered, and to turn the
wounded spirit from dangerous reveries and wasting grief, to the quiet
discharge of ordinary duties? Is there no power put forth, when a man,
stripped of his property, of the fruits of a life's labors, quells
discontent and gloomy forebodings, and serenely and patiently returns to
the tasks which Providence assigns?

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RICHVAN29 1/19/2009 1:06PM

  Thanks for commenting on my blog. It got me inspired to start up. I like your page. I am also a fan of Jesus and Obama. Have a blessed day!!

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L*I*T*A* 1/17/2009 12:08AM

    we need to put our trust in god and leave it in his will all turn out as it was meant to be......blessings and hugs................lita

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COLEISMYSOUL 1/16/2009 8:01PM

    Too bad there are so many walls though!

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You Are Beautiful

Friday, January 16, 2009

You Are Beautiful

You are beautiful. . .

It's a phrase that my mother uses a lot.

I used to wonder, "How in the world can Mother call them

I am a logical, statistical man.
I call things as I see them.
I didn't see beauty.

My mother would tell people this with an enthusiasm they
could feel. She was genuine. She wasn't telling them they
were beautiful to get something from them. Most of the
time, they were trying to get something from her.

I wondered for years what was wrong with Mother's perception and
vision. Couldn't she see that all of the people she called beautiful,
weren't beautiful?

You were beautiful only if you had a certain figure and face
that was classed as beautiful by the laws of the world and
glamour. Yet when my mother spoke, people smiled as though
Glamour magazine had listed them as one of the beautiful people
of the year.

It took me years to finally understand my mother's vision
and the phrase, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

My mother had a spirit that could see the beauty in a person.

Most only look on the outside and then compare what they
see with the standards the world has given them.

That was what I was doing.

Today when you leave your house, carefully look at the first
person whom you see and notice how beautiful they are.

They may be balding, fat, wrinkled, pimply, or any of the
other things the world frowns upon as beauty.

Look at them closely and look for the beauty.

If you really look, you'll see it.

I didn't believe that at first until I tried it.
Sure enough, as I stared and opened another set of eyes,
I was able to see the beauty in every person.
No matter how rough or worn a person looked,
each pain etched line held a glimpse of beauty.

You just had to look for the beauty. It's there.

When you leave your home this morning, look hard at each
person. You will start to see the beauty of every human who
you didn't know existed. Trust me and try this.
If you sincerely look, you will see it.

When you get home after seeing the beauty in faces you see,
look in the mirror.

You are beautiful.

Thank you mama for all of the beauty that you have not only
seen, but added.

~A MountainWings Original~

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COLEISMYSOUL 1/16/2009 4:23PM

    Your mother sounds like a wonderful person that has passed that quality on to you - what a beautiful blessing to have received.

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L*I*T*A* 1/16/2009 11:58AM

you are are beautiful inside and are wonderful..............we love you no matter your looks and size.................we love you for who you are.......loved your post!!!.....blessings and hugs............lita

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SLIMQUEST 1/16/2009 11:11AM

    Thanks for a beautiful post to read this morning. I always look at the beauty in everyone. We're all special.

You're beautiful too!


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GALDES34 1/16/2009 11:07AM

    What an awesome post!!! Thank you!

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NOT good news, BUT.....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Well, I found out from my doctor, I have a little thyroid issue going on. The good news is, it can be fixed. He did tell me, that I have done great with my weight loss and to stop stressing over losing more weight right now. Thank God, BOOTCAMP was wiping up with me. Hey, but I know where the videos are and can get them any time.
All my buddies doing BOOTCAMP, do a video for me. (LOL)

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SHEENADEE 1/15/2009 10:14PM

    Certainly glad to hear about the "fixable" part. Take care & get healthy! I'll try to work out double hard in Bootcamp in your honor. :-)

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CBSPECIAL 1/15/2009 8:43AM

    Sorry, but glad it can be fixed - it may be some of the reason why it's harder for you to take off weight. My sister and mom both take a pill every morning 1/2 before they eat breakfast and now that they do, they have found it easier to lose weight! Are you kidding about doing a video for you, I added it to what I was already doing and it's kicking my butt as well. Everything this week has been hard!

I know my little engine that could, will overcome this as with everything thing else! Still trying to get my knockout!

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NELLIEC 1/14/2009 10:20PM

    Low? If so, join the thousands of people who take a cute little pill everyday!

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L*I*T*A* 1/14/2009 9:51PM

    sorry to hear about your thyroid problem..........the best news is it is fixable.....wishing you well soon...................blessings and hugs...................lita

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SLIMQUEST 1/14/2009 9:26PM

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Sorry to hear about your thyroid, but that is a very fixable problem to have.

If you read my last two blog enteries, you'll see I am having problems myself. Not been well. Dr. told me today to stop all exercise until after I have a few heart tests..which is next Thursday. I am bummbed :(

Let's pray for one another :) You have my prayers! I'd appreciate yours that all is ok with my heart.


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COLEISMYSOUL 1/14/2009 8:49PM

    Hope all goes well!

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GALDES34 1/14/2009 8:21PM

    I will be praying for you!! Thank you for all your up-lifting comments!!!

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