08.16.17 – Take two! Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

 

 

WHEN YOU FEEL WEARY AND BURDENED, By Debbie McDaniel

“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

For many of us, activity and busyness come naturally. We’re on the go, we’re in a hurry, it’s what we’re all about. We seem to be rewarded for how much we can accomplish, especially in short amounts of time. We live in a culture that praises movement, that places value on the busy. We tend to get impatient with those who are too slow about anything.

Nothing wrong being active or on the go. Except for this one thing.

We often never stop.

And it’s there – in the slowing down – that often can feel almost unnatural, in a society that moves too fast. Like we’re supposed to be doing something more but just haven’t figured it out yet.

We rub shoulders every day with people who are burdened, weary, or lonely. Sometimes we may notice, but many times we don’t. We’re just too busy or overwhelmed ourselves. And to be honest, many days, “we” are those people – the burdened, the weary, the lonely. Just needing someone to notice. To slow down. To take time.

We desperately need Christ every day, to bring joy and hope to our own lives and to those around us. Without Him, we will most certainly run dry. For we’re not meant to run on our own, our strength can’t carry us through every hard struggle and hardship we may encounter. But He promises rest and peace for our souls even in the midst of weariness and burdens.

Slowing down takes work. Stopping and just breathing deep – takes practice.

Maybe that’s why God says it so clearly, “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10

Breathing in His grace today. And remembering to take time to slow down…

OH HOW i WISH I HAD DONE THIS WHEN MY SONS WERE GROWING UP.

BEAUTIFUL PLACES AROUND GOD’S AMAZING WORLD

JACOB’S WELL IN TEXAS

 STATUTE STAIRS IN KYOTO, JAPAN

I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS IS BUT i LOVE IT!BORA BORA IN FRENCH POLYNESIA  GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING, WYOMING, USA

THE MANY ROADS OF LIFE AND A FEW WORDS OF WISDOM..

GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:
1) No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats..
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always Catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can’t trust dogs to watch your food..
6) Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair..
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandma’s lap.

GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:
1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don’t hurt.
3) Families are like fudge…mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise It’s like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD
1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.
4) You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE:
1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don’t believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.

SUCCESS:
At age 4 success is . . . . Not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . . Having friends.
At age 17 success is . . Having a driver’s license.
At age 35 success is . . . . Having money.
At age 50 success is . . . Having money.
At age 70 success is . .. . Having a driver’s license.
At age 75 success is . … . Having friends.
At age 80 success is . . .. Not piddling in your pants.

Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way;
BUT NEVER forget the blessings that come each day.

Have a wonderful day with many *smiles

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FUN UNIQUE BEDROOMS!

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08.09.17 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

This is Jim Thorpe. Look closely at the photo, you can see that he’s wearing different socks and shoes. This wasn’t a fashion statement. It was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim, a American Indian from Oklahoma represented the U.S. in track and field. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage bin. That’s the pair that he’s wearing in the photo. But one of the shoes was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Wearing these shoes, Jim won two gold medals.

This is a perfect reminder that you don’t have to resign to the excuses that have held you back. So what if life hasn’t been fair? What are you going to do about it today? Whatever you woke up with this morning; stolen shoes, ill health, failed relationships, don’t let it stop you from running your race. You can experience more in life if you’ll get over the excuses and get on with living!

RAY STEVENS – THE MISSISSIPPI SQUIRREL REVIVAL

 

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WEIRD RVS YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE

RVing attracts a diverse and eccentric crowd. First you have to want to leave the safety of your house and drive a massive machine across country, then sleep in it. While most people are content with models that are commercially available, some aren’t. Rather than accept conforming to societal norms, these free spirits go out of their way to create something that is unique to them! Check these amazing RVs out:

Santa Fe Super Chief

50s Retro

Axel Beast

Citroen

GMC Futurliner

Airplane RV

Undersea Adventure

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, BY MercyMe

I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk, by your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When your face is before me
I can only imagine
I can only imagine


Surrounded by You glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus
Or in awe of You be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine


I can only imagine when that day comes
When I find myself standing in the Son
I can only imagine when all I would do is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine
I can only imagine


Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for You, Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine hey ya ah

 

THIS WEEK’S FIVE FAVORITE PHOTOS

SO MUCH MORE THEN SIMPLY WOODCARVING!!

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Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

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08.02.17 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays!

Our Nation
By Debbie McDaniel

“Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” – Isaiah 58:1

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin or how to pray. We just know we have a deep ache in our hearts that cries out for God’s mercy, and a longing to see him heal our land. And maybe other times we wonder how effective our prayers even are. Yet God is faithful, no matter how we feel, and over all that swirls around us in our nation today.

He hears our prayers, He knows our needs. There’s great power in uniting together, turning our hearts towards God, and praying on behalf of our nation.

Remembering today this powerful truth upon which this nation was founded. We are “One Nation Under God.” He is where our real hope is found, not in our leaders, not in our economy, not in the condition of our nation today, or any other day.

Look at these different and wonderful animals getting along so well! Wouldn’t it be beautiful if humans could do the same?

BEAUTIFUL PLACES AROUND GOD’S AWESOME WORLD

LAKE LOUISE, CANADA

MOONRISE OVER SNOWY MOUNTAIN IN PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON, USA

SICILY, ITALYTHE MAROON BELLS FROM COLORADO, USA

Just some of the awesome folks I’ve been training to do these crazy cool stunts!
https://www.facebook.com/peopleareawesome/videos/1393626100686564/

WHAT AN AMAZING LITTLE BOY!

THIS WEEK’S FIVE FAVORITE PHOTOS

BEADS AND BUTTON ART!

Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

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07.25.17 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

An Atheist’s View on Life

I will live my life according to these beliefs
God does not exist
It is just foolish to think
That there is a God with a cosmic plan
That an all-powerful God brings purpose to the pain and suffering in the world
Is a comforting thought, however
Is only wishful thinking
People can do as they please without eternal consequences
The idea that
I am deserving of Hell
Because of sin
Is a lie meant to make me a slave to those in power
“The more you have, the happier you will be”;
Our existence has no grand meaning or purpose
In a world with no God
There is freedom to be who I want to be
But with God
Everything is fine
It is ridiculous to think
I am lost and in need of saving.
A Christian’s View on Life
(Now…read from bottom to top to see a different view.)

~ Author Unknown.

BEAUTIFUL PLACES AROUND GOD’S AMAZING WORLD

MT. FUJI AND CHUREITO PEACE PAGODA, JAPAN

BEAUTIFUL EVENING IN HAWAII

EAST SHORE OF THE SNAKE RIVER IN GRAND TETONMAGNOLIA PLANTATION IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINAOFJORD, GREENLAND

I am Louisiana

Louisiana designated “I am Louisiana,” by Paul Ott as the official state cultural poem in 2006:

I’m Spanish moss on a live oak tree
Cajun fried shrimp and a cypress knee.
I’m Bienville, Captain Shreve, Beauregard, Zack Taylor and Jean Lafitte.
I’m New Orleans, the land of dreams Creole cookin’ and a Mardi Gras king.
I’m a thoroughbred racin’ at Louisiana Downs,
Avery Island and a Catahoula hound.
I’m the Louisiana Hayride and the birth of the blues,
The Evangeline, Chickory Coffee and Baton Rouge.
I’m when the Saints Go Marchin’ In the Superdome,
The Atchafalaya and an old plantation home.
I’m jambalaya, a catfish fry and a filet gumbo,
A sugar cane patch, Pete Fountain, French Quarter and Satchmo.
Well, I’m the Mississippi River as it rounds the bend.
I am Louisiana. Ya’ll Come Back Again.

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BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES!

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07.19.17 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

LIVING WITH THE END IN MIND

One night Diane Sawyer was interviewing Billy Graham on ABC News. She asked the question, “Billy, when you die, how do you want people to remember you?” Billy said, “I don’t know what people will think of me, but what I’d really like is to hear the Lord say to me when I get to Heaven, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.'” Then he paused and looked at her and said, “But I don’t think that He will.”

We would think that if anyone was going to hear this statement from God, it would be Billy Graham. But what I think Dr. Graham meant was that while what we do for God is important, loving God for who he is is considerably more important and significant that what we do for God. I don’t know who first coined the phrase/s, “Living with the end in mind” and “Living life backwards.” But the idea is that if what we want said of us at the end of life’s journey—especially by God when we stand before him face to face—we need to clearly define our God-given life purpose today. And then we need to start living now to ensure that we fulfill this purpose. That is, we need to live life with the end of it in mind.

So my question to you, Dear Reader, is this: “When you die, how do you want people to remember you and what do you want God to say to you?”

BEAUTIFUL PLACES AROUND GOD’S AMAZING WORLD

MU CANG CHAI, VIETNAM

KEUKENHOF PARK, HOLLAND FAIRMONT, BRITISH COLUMBIACAPPADOCIA, TURKEY BRYCE CANYON, UTAH

THIS SENIOR CITIZEN HAS A “SENIOR MOMENT” AND COMES TO A HILARIOUS REALIZATION

Every now and again someone puts into words what so many people are feeling! Read this amazing email and see if you can relate.

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. –
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills
back
on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
since I’m going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the
can of Pepsi I’d been drinking.

I’m going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Pepsi aside
so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye–they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I’ve been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I’m going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I’ll be looking for the remote,
but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I’ll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
the car isn’t washed
the bills aren’t paid
there is a warm can of
Pepsi sitting on the counter
the flowers don’t have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can’t find the remote,
I can’t find my glasses,
and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all the day,
and I’m really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,
and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ll check my e-mail….

Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!

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THE JOY OF SUNFLOWERS!

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