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1/5/08 9:57 P

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I know how it is to not have much. My mom struggled with us. I was one of 3. We were very poor. I thank God every day for all he has done for me and my family. I dont know how my Mom done it own her own with 3 children, no support from my father. She and my brother was also in a bad accident. So she could not work for a while. We were very poor like I said. We survived with Gods help day by day. He feed us, clothed us and keep us warm at night. We lived day by day but we made it. That is one reason I do not like to judge anyone. I have been there. I know Gods power. We have an Awesome God. I cry everytime I think back about all the wonderful things God has done for me and my family!!!
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1/5/08 3:54 P

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Thanks Teresa, sure makes you think about what poor people have and what the rich also have or don't have.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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1/2/08 2:09 P

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To be honest I don't know. I don't ask for anything because I was told as a young child You should never ask ask for a car, or anything that gives pleasure you only ask for God for healings, or to help out in your marriage so that is what I believe in today. I'm not saying it is for everyone. I Pray over my chidren and hope they do right. You see in my house I don't have much to some people. To me I have a lot and I'm happy. I don't need fancy things I grow my own food, I have lots of room to run around in I don't have a pool But I have a creek behind my house and the stars they are my light. God provided for me just fine.

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1/2/08 1:49 P

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Gratitude is everything. How many times do we have the gimmees? Even after the Lord provides - how many times do we stop and say thank you?

When I pray, I try to start out with,"Lord thank you for the blessings that you did and did not give me today." He knows what we need and when we need it even though we don't!

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1/2/08 1:15 P

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Thanks for the wonderful lesson Teresa, I am going to try and be more thankful to the Lord for what I DO have.

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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1/2/08 12:28 P

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Thanks for a great stir .. it is amazing how we get comfortable in our corner ..thanks and blessing to all ..Ruth

...WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE ..

MATHEW 19:26


ONLY GOD KNOWS WHO HAS A TOMORROW , SAY I LOVE YOU TODAY




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1/2/08 11:59 A

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thansk you for that story

attitude meakes a hugh difference in whether you are happy or not NOT circumstances!

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1/2/08 11:12 A

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What a great reminder to all of us!

My name is Teresa.
I live in Oregon


When God seems far away, call on Psalm 139


"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own" 1 Cor. 6:19



Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. Phil 3:19


Prov 23:2
put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.


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1/2/08 10:53 A

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I do that every day. living her in Nowhere Georgia I don't have my family but I have something better my church family, I look forword to seeing them and meeting with them every chance we get.Our pastor comes out to visit us we have a small church so everyone knows everyone.

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1/2/08 10:35 A

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Great post! I am going to be thankful for the things that I have and must remember to Praise God.


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1/2/08 10:18 A

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WHAT IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE?
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?' 'It was great, Dad.'
'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.
'Oh yeah,' said the son.
'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father.
The son answered:
'I saw that we have one dog and they had four
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.
We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.
We buy our food, but they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.
Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.
'Life is too short and friends are too few.'


In His service, Teresa
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Ruth 1: 16-17

You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue.

A womans heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should seek Him first, to find her.


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