Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Bathtub Test
During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the Director "how do
You determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized."
'Well, said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a
teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her
to empty the bathtub."
'Oh, I understand,' I said. 'A normal person would use the bucket
because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup.'
'No.' said the Director, 'A normal person would pull the plug.
Do you want a bed near the window?'
ARE YOU GOING TO PASS THIS ON, OR DO YOU WANT THE BED NEXT TO MINE?
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I just received this today:
Read down to the very bottom highlighted in green, IT'LL GIVE YOU GOOSEBUMPS!!!
You don't want to miss this!
1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq.
2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization.
3. Noah built the ark in Iraq.
4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq.
5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq.
6. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq.
7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq.
8. Jonah preached in Nineveh which is in Iraq.
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel.
10. Amos cried out in Iraq.
11. Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem.
12. Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq.
13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq. (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery Furnace.)
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon, saw the "writing on the wall" in Iraq.
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq.
16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq.
17. The wise men were from Iraq.
18. Peter preached in Iraq.
19. The 'Empire of Man' described in Revelation is called Babylon which was a city in Iraq.
And you have probably seen this one: Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible.
But do you know which nation is second?
It is Iraq!
However, that is not the name
that is used in the Bible.
The names used in the Bible are Babylon, Land of Shinar, and Mesopotamia . The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
The name Iraq means country with deep roots.
Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and is a very significant country in the Bible.
No other nation, except Israel, has more history and prophecy associated
with it than Iraq.
And. . .this is something to think about since America is typically represented by an eagle,
Saddam should have read up on his Muslim passages.
The following verse is
from the Koran, the Islamic Bible:
Koran ( 9:11 ) - For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah;
And there was peace.
(Note the verse number! Hmmmmmmm?!)
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I wasn't sure what to call today's workout: aerobics, running/jogging, high impact? It was Gin Miller's Workout with a Medicine ball. It had me huffin' and puffin' so hard at one point I had to stop for a minute to catch my breath. I used 1 lb wrist weights during the cardio part and a 3 lb medicine ball for the rest. I ended up classifying it as high impact aerobics since I used weights and pretty much kept up with her, pausing the film when I had to rest. Good workout, good toning, good quality instruction. Get it at www.collagevideo.com. they have a lot of videos not sold in stores.
Excellent resource for fitness exercises of all types.
www.collagevideo.com Check it out.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Someone sent this to me and I am sharing it with you.
Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
This is one I can honestly say I have never seen circulating in the
emails so; if it touches you, you may want to forward it.
Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I
never noticed this....
The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed
over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave
The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly
folded, and was placed separate from the grave clothes.
Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to
the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the
She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom
Jesus loved. She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the
tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!'
Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other
disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in
and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.
Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen
wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head
was folded up and lying to the side.
Was that important? Absolutely!
Is it really significant? Yes!
In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition.
When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure
that it was exactly the way the master wanted it.
The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait,
just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the
servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished.
Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe
his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that
napkin and toss it onto the table.
The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the
wadded napkin meant, 'I'm done'.
But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and
laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table,
The folded napkin meant, 'I'm coming back!'
He is Coming Back!
Saturday, January 31, 2009
This is how I perceive myself today. No, I don't really look like this; it's how I FEEL!
I AM SO TIRED OF HIDING. I'M GOING TO STOP THIS MADNESS. I KEEP GAINING WEIGHT AND I AM AT A LOSS TO KNOW WHY. I TELL MY DOCTOR WHAT I DO HERE, SHOW HIM THE FACTS, THE CALORIES I BURN, THE FOOD I EAT. I SHOULD BE LOSING WEIGHT BUT INSTEAD I'M GAINING.
HE INCREASED MY SYNTHROID A LITTLE AND I'VE BEEN ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE SINCE. I'M JITTERY LIKE TOO MUCH COFFEE, ALTHOUGH I DON'T DRINK CAFFEINE. I'M LIKE THIS WHEN I GET UP AND STILL SIZZLING WHEN I GO TO BED. I'M "GOING TO THE BATHROOM" AT BOTH ENDS MORE THAN I USUALLY DO AND I'M CONSTANTLY, CONSTANTLY THIRSTY. DRINKING ALL THAT DAILY WATER IS NO PROBLEM FOR ME!
I FEEL FATIGUED ALL DAY LONG EXCEPT WHEN I EXERCISE, BUT EVEN THEN, THE NEXT DAY I'M EVEN MORE TIRED ALTHOUGH I DO NOT "OVERDO" IT. I'M SO FRUSTRATED I COULD CRY. IN FACT, I DO CRY.
I CALLED AN ENDOCRINOLOGIST/METABOLISM "EXPERT" THIS WEEK, BUT THEY COULDN'T GIVE ME AN APPOINTMENT TIL JUNE. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS? JUNE? I HOPE I'M STILL ALIVE BY THEN. HA! HA!
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