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It Couldn't Be Done

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it";
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
With the lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

by Edgar A. Guest

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JENNY712 8/3/2011 1:07PM

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IDLETYME 8/1/2011 8:21PM

    Wonderful - I love it! And, it is true - you usually can do it!!!
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JULIEFRANCES112 8/1/2011 1:56PM

    Loved it! emoticon

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T.MAESPARKLES 8/1/2011 7:11AM

    I have read this before and am so glad to be reading it again today!

Thanks for posting!

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Called to Live

Friday, April 22, 2011

..."These who have turned the world upside down have come here too."
Acts 17:6

Peter: crucified upside down. James: beheaded. John: natural causes. Andrew: crucified on X-shaped cross. Philip: crucified. Bartholomew: skinned alive, beheaded. Matthew: stabbed to death. Thomas: speared to death. James: stoned, crucified, beaten to death. Jude: crucified. Simon: crucified. Matthias (replacement for Judas Iscariot): stoned and beheaded. Paul: beheaded.

Jesus warned His original disciples before He was killed, "If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you" (John 15:20b). And when their faith was finally tested, when Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane, "...they all forsook Him and fled" (Mark 14:50). What happened to turn a group of cowards into a core of courageous couriers of the Gospel who turned the world upside down and were willing to die for their beliefs? One thing: they witnessed the Resurrection. This event had a transforming effect on the disciples, transforming them into apostles--"sent ones." When they saw the risen Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3-8), they were no longer afraid.

You may not be called to die for Christ, but you are called to live for Him--the resurrected Lord.

by David Jeremiah

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JENNY712 6/27/2011 10:37AM

    Powerful Devotional post! I love the sermons from David Jeremiah. thank you for sharing! Love and prayers Jenny emoticon emoticon

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T.MAESPARKLES 5/31/2011 6:26AM

    My Dad used to do a devotional about the history of the kinds of crosses that were used for a crucifiction, but his notes for it were burned up in a house fire. He never did the dfvotional after that.

Thanks for posting this!

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Paid in Full

Saturday, March 12, 2011

After living what I felt was a 'decent' life, my time on earth came to the end.

The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a court house.

The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defense table.

As I looked around I saw the 'prosecutor.'

He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen.

I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney, a kind and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed so familiar to me, I felt I knew Him.

The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full flowing robes.

He commanded an awesome presence. As He moved across the room I couldn't take my eyes off Him.

As He took His seat behind the bench, He said, 'Let us begin.'

The prosecutor rose and said,

'My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this man belongs in Hell.'

He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and in the past when I cheated others. Satan told of other horrible Perversions that were once in my life and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank.

I was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about.

As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not offering any form of defense at all.

I know I had been guilty of those things, but I had done some good in my life - couldn't that at least equal out part of the harm I'd done?

Satan finished with a fury and said, 'This man belongs in Hell, he is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person who can prove otherwise.'

When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench. The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan, and beckoned Him to come forward..

As He got up and started walking, I was able to see Him in His full splendor and majesty.

I realized why He seemed so familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my Lord and my Savior.
He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, 'Hi, Dad,' and then He turned to address the court.

'Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned, I won't deny any of these allegations. And, yes, the wages of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished.'

Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, 'However, I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life and he has accepted Me as his Savior, so he is Mine.'

My Lord continued with, 'His name is written in the Book of Life, and no one can snatch him from Me.

Satan still does not understand yet. This man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy.'

As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, 'There is nothing else that needs to be done. I've done it all.'

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. The following words bellowed from His lips...

'This man is free! The penalty for him has already been paid in full. 'Case dismissed.'

As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, 'I won't give up, I will win the next one.' Christ lovingly smiled and said,'Everyone that has come to Me and asked Me to represent them has received the same verdict as you, ~Paid In Full~'

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JENNY712 8/3/2011 1:06PM

    Amen! How beautiful to have our beloved Savior to represent us on that day and ever day! He paid for my sins on the cross. Yes! My sin payment is paid in full. Thank you for this delightful and priceless post! Jenny emoticon emoticon emoticon

JESUS emoticonAMEN!

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IDLETYME 6/27/2011 3:13PM

    Thank you for posting this. We all need to remember this and everything that was done for us.

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RAINBOWSEND11 3/29/2011 10:41PM

    Beautiful. I have many times thought of this and how much pain he must have endured for us. So much love, patience and wonder
that someone could care so much. Thanks for sharing.

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JULIEFRANCES112 3/12/2011 10:24PM

    What a comfort knowing that I have Jesus on my side. Thanks for sharing this. God Bless!

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    Yes Christ died for our sins. We can never begin to pay him back. This is great.

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 3/12/2011 5:44PM

That always brings tears to my eyes...I love this so much. Thank you for posting it!

Love you my sister in Christ

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GMASANDIE 3/12/2011 5:42PM

    Amen! Free, yes indeed we are free, our debt of sin has been "paid in full". Thanks for sharing!

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Starting Over

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I've thought about it, and I've decided to start over. I have not been doing well with my nutrition tracking, and my portion size is too much. So I haven't been losing weight. Plus I've been leaving a trail of ups and downs because I haven't been trying hard enough to be consistent.
Now I have new goals, and I am going to keep my eyes on them and reach forward. With God's help I can reach them.

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KATIEWELL 4/14/2010 7:16PM

    With our help emoticon too, emoticon

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KADULAC 4/14/2010 5:06PM

    You can do it. I decided to start over last month, so here's to both of us staying focused. emoticon

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MOTHERDUCK3 4/14/2010 4:52PM

    You can do it!

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JTEWZANDB 4/14/2010 2:34PM

    You'll make it!!!


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GMASANDIE 4/14/2010 2:06PM

    You can do this!!! Sometimes it seems like I "start over" every new morning. I often say one day at a time and one pound at a time. I know consistency is the key and that is something I am not good at enduring....but I am working on it!!! e can and will do this!!!!

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SEWINGMEG 4/14/2010 1:56PM

    YOU WILL!!! (((hugs))) We are here to help and encourage!!

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What is My Objective in Life?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

"When money is our objective, we must live in fear of losing it, which makes us paranoid and suspicious. When fame is our aim, we become competitive lest others upstage us, which makes us envious. When power and influence drive us, we become self-serving and strong-willed, which makes us arrogant. All these pursuits fly in the face of contentment and joy."
"Only Christ can satisfy, whether we have or don't have, whether we are known or unknown, whether we live or die." (Charles Swindoll)

"To me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Philippians 1:21)


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