Saturday, April 14, 2012
I received this as one of the many forwards that I receive on a daily basis, and it made me smile, so maybe you will too!
WHO IS GOD?
God sits in heaven and listens to our prayers all day. It keeps him busy because there are some people who pray other times than when they go to bed, like preachers and stuff. It must get really noisy for Him, unless He has figured out a way to turn it all off.
When you believe in God you are a Christian. If you don't believe in God you are an atheist. I don't believe we have any atheists in Cornville (where I live) at least not in the church that I go to.
He also makes people. He makes them in the form of babies because they are much smaller and easier to make than adults. Then he turns them over to Moms and Dads to get their training, that way he doesn't have to do it.
He used to have a son, named Jesus, who came to earth and spent all his time talking to people, trying to make them believe in God. He worked hard at this -- all the time. And because of that it was annoying to some people, so they crucified him and three days later he went to heaven to live with his father. He helps God listen to all the prayers, and he can handle some of the stuff that doesn't require God's attention. He sits at the right hand of his father. Kind of like they each have favorite chairs, like my Dad.
When you pray you should never pray for something that your Mom and Dad have already said you can't have. Because it might make God angry to see you are doing that, and if there is anybody you don't want to make mad, it's God.
I love God because he is always with you, even when you are out camping and it seems like you are all alone. You know you are never really alone, because he is there, even if you can't see Him. That is why it is good to believe in God instead of being an atheist -- because then you would really be all alone.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
As I lay on the driveway leading up to the house, I saw this squirrel jump on the porch and then up to the eaves -- from there it made it's way to the window and carefully walked all the way around the window, looking for an opening so it could get inside my house!
There are all kinds of small animals and it's my job to guard the house! I don't know if Mom and Dad realize how hard it is to watch for all the things waiting to get into the house and in the yard. It's why I have to take so many naps every day, it's very tiring!
Well, I'm going to go chat with some of my "catty" friends now -- it's been nice talking to all of you.
Anber (Eve's dog)
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
How do I know this? I had myself a nice little "pity party" yesterday. I was mad at something my dear husband had said and decided I "didn't care how fat I got" and to prove it, sat down with a container of ice cream -- yes, the carton! Of course I didn't eat it all, but that just shows you my mentality.
I also stuffed my face with peanut squares as I watched a TV show. And did I try to offset this absurd behavior by going to the gym and getting in a good work-out? Of course not! I did take my dog out for a walk because it was a perfect day for it.
I paid the price for this childish behavior when I stepped on the scale this morning! My weight was up 1.4 pounds. The ice cream and the peanut squares were definitely NOT worth that kind of gain! Now it's back to the grind. Easy on -- hard to come off!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I was just now reading a blog about a woman who had handed out a lot of advice to a lot of people. Some of it was things she had read, some was tips she had gotten from other members, maybe some was just plain common sense.
When it comes to writing blogs I know I'm pretty good at writing motivational blogs -- or at least that's what I've been told. But looking back over some of my best blogs, I suddenly realized that I'm better at "giving" advice than I am at "following" it. If I followed all of my own advice I'd probably already be into the coveted 130's instead of yo-yoing in the low 140's. Hindsight is a great thing, but the scale is not impressed by it. Writing good blogs is a good thing -- but only if that blog is adhered to. Good intentions never lost you a pound. Good old hard work, action (like getting out there and DOING IT) and walk the walk and talk the talk is what really counts. It does no good to suggest a dozen healthy, delicious, low cal snacks and then reach into a bag of candy for yourself. Or describing how a person needs to try a new tactic with exercising, move it up a notch, change things around -- and then for yourself watch a TV show and eating chips as you veg out on the sofa.
It's hard work to get toned up! It's hard work to do it instead of procrastinating! It's hard to pass up the temptations! And it's hard work not to let yourself fall back into your old ways! But if you stop and think about some of the jobs you have held, do you also realize that the jobs where you were promoted and were the most successful with, were the very jobs where you gave 110%, consistently. No one is handed a Vice-Presidency on a platter and it works the same way when it comes to your personal achievements. The less you work, the less you have to show for it. The more you do, the better your success rate.
It's up to you. You can give advice but not follow it, or you can do what needs to be done!
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