Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Frustrated With Time?

Time flies! That is inevitable as long as we are on this side of eternity. Even though our present bodies continue to grow old and decay, we can be comforted by the fact that our spiritual being continues to grow strong. 

Why is there such a frustration about time with most of us? I believe it is because we are not made for 'time' but 'eternity'. The spiritual man is still young and he will always be frustrated by the confinement of time

After more than half a century on this earth, I still feel like a curious child - always wanting to learn more, understand more, reach out for more and grow. 

The spiritual child in us needs to be nourished and strengthened day by day. After all we are made for eternity and not for a mere three scores and ten on this earth. 

Rev Albert Kang

I've Learned

I’ve learned….
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I’ve learned….
That when you’re in love, it shows.

I’ve learned….
That just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.

I’ve learned….
That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I’ve learned….
That being kind is more important than being right.

I’ve learned….
That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I’ve learned….
That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.

I’ve learned….
That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I’ve learned….
That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I’ve learned….
That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I’ve learned….
That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I’ve learned….
That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.

I’ve learned….
That money doesn’t buy class.

I’ve learned….
That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I’ve learned…
That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I’ve learned….
That the Lord didn’t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I’ve learned….
That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I’ve learned….
That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I’ve learned….
That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I’ve learned….
That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I’ve learned….
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I’ve learned….
That there’s nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I’ve learned….
That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I’ve learned….
That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

I’ve learned….
That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I’ve learned….
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I’ve learned….
That I wish I could have told my Dad that I loved him one more time before he passed away.

I’ve learned….
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I’ve learned….
That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I’ve learned….
That I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

I’ve learned….
That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.

I’ve learned….
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

I’ve learned …
That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.

I’ve learned….That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Sayings collected by Jackson Brown, Jr. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Impact of Attitude

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. 

Attitude to me is more important than facts.... We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. 

We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. 

I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.
Charles R. Swindoll 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jeremy Lin and Romans 8:28

There's a BIG buzz going on in the sports world today.

A young devout Christian named Jeremy Lin led his basketball team when he was in high school but was shunned by top college programs.

So he enrolled at Harvard, and led the Crimson in scoring his senior year, only to be ignored again come NBA draft day.

After a long wait, he finally got a chance to join his first NBA team the Golden State Warrior. But since there are too many guards in front of him, he never really got a chance to play.

He was then taken by two other NBA teams but was immediately cut.

New York Knicks then took him just as a back-up player and waited at the far end of the bench.

But with his team struggling, the undrafted, largely unwanted Lin got a shot to play. He promptly went on a transcendent tear averaging 27 points and 9 assists over a six-game stretch and took the sports world by storm.

As of this writing he's now at the cover of Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine Asia.

Surely, it's another inspiring story. But how did it happen?

How an unknown player to many became a basketball star in just two weeks?

What's his secret?

As a Christian, Lin was never shy of confessing his faith in Christ and admits that it's really God who made it happen.

But what I would like you to know is...

...during the time he was down and no NBA team is taking him, he always whisper his memorized verse Romans 8:28 to himself that says...

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

That simple habit kept his faith in God and empowered him during the darkest hours of his professional career.

Believe me, scripture memorization and meditation is so powerful that it can turn things around.

Now it's your turn to change your life for the better.

Start reading, memorizing, and meditating God's Word today.

In Him,
Don and Dawn