Friday, December 4, 2009
Motivational Poems, Inspirational Words of Wisdom:
"One of our favorite motivational poems:
Poet: C.W. Longenecker
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can."
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Don't Give It Up
Poet: Z. Vujcic, © 2007
Today life gave you another slap
but don't give it up
throwing your towel in the ring
for things gone wrong, for words that sting
'cos there must be another way
you will see it in the light of another day
When everything seems sour, not in your favour
look around until you find better flavour
so, don't just give but live it up
pick up the pieces, be tough
grind your teeth and turn another cheek
don't give it up, that's exactly what they seek
It's too easy to walk away
quitter never wins so you should better stay
look challenges straight in the eye
don't say yet the last good-bye
fight like an animal in a trap
but don't give it up
More inspirational words to encourage you when you think about quitting:
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit. Robert Schuller
People of mediocre ability sometimes"
We had a wonderful Joint Service with Reedy River Baptist Church last night. One of my friends, who is a member of the second church, said he thought it must have been a glimpse of what Heaven will be like a the feast of the Lamb. Everyone was enjoying everyone else, and all were sharing in a fabulous feast, and prasing God and giving thanks together.
Motivational Poems, Inspirational Words of Wisdom:
"One of many famous motivational poems:
The Road Not Taken
Poet: Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Dr. Joyce Brothers"
Monday, November 16, 2009
I am so glad that I have been hired by SHARE, Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc. I have blogged about them before, but that was as a "Temp Volunteer." Now I am a Human Resources Specialist, in compliance. My job will be to make sure all of our policies and procedures meet the appropriate guidelines for the various grant programs we have. I spent most of today reading the Employee Handbook, and the Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual. There is an awful lot of information I am going to have to memorize. I will also be dealing with the agency's lawyers when necessary, as well as being an administrative liaison to the accounting department. God, I LOVE this job!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Today I insist that my thoughts and attitude be of the highest order.
Today I consciously establish my new mental equivalents.
Today I live in timeless spiritual awareness.
Peace is the order of my day.
God is ever present as my light-filled life.
Today I live God-filled and joyous.
Today I live adventurously in tune with the presence and power greater than I am.
Today I commit to being of service—no matter how large or how small it may seem.
Love is my real nature; I sense love everywhere this day.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
The song known to United States Navy men and women as the "Navy Hymn," is a musical benediction that long has had a special appeal to seafaring men, particularly in the American Navy and the Royal Navies of the British Commonwealth and which, in more recent years, has become a part of French naval tradition.
The original words were written as a hymn by a schoolmaster and clergyman of the Church of England, the Rev. William Whiting. Rev. Whiting (1825-1878) resided on the English coast near the sea and had once survived a furious storm in the Mediterranean. His experiences inspired him to pen the ode, "Eternal Father, Strong to Save." In the following year, 1861, the words were adapted to music by another English clergyman, the Rev. John B. Dykes (1823-1876) , who had originally written the music as "Melita" (ancient name for the Mediterranean island of Malta). Rev. Dykes' name may be recognized as that of the composer given credit for the music to many other well-known hymns, including "Holy, Holy, Holy," "Lead, Kindly Light," "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," and "Nearer, My God to Thee."
In the United States, in 1879 the late Rear Adm. Charles Jackson Train, an 1865 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis was a lieutenant commander stationed at the Academy in charge of the Midshipman Choir. In that year, Lt. Comdr. Train inaugurated the present practice of concluding each Sunday's Divine Services at the Academy with the singing of the first verse of this hymn.
The hymn, entitled "Eternal Father, Strong to Save," is found in most Protestant Hymnals. It can be more easily located in these hymnals by consulting the "Index to First Lines" under "Eternal Father, Strong to Save." The words have been changed several times since the original hymn by Rev. Whiting was first published in 1860-61. One will find that the verses as now published differ from the original primarily in the choice of one or two words in several lines of each verse. However, inasmuch as it is not known whether the original words are now available in a hymnal, those original words are given below:
Eternal Father, Strong to save,
O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
O Trinity of love and power!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
This was another BEAUTIFUL day! I am so ready to plant my garden. I have my seeds ready, some in need of transplanting, and I want to see them grow. I especially am ready for some home-grown veggies! Tomatoes, fresh from the vine with fresh lettuce, and fresh white bread with some hot crispy bacon. BLT’s! That’s what I’m talking about!
Next weekend Bren and I are going down to Charleston with friends from Airport Baptist Church. We are supposed to get to go to Magnolia Gardens while all the azaleas are in full bloom. It should be a great trip if the weather cooperates with us. If it doesn’t we will still have fun with some good companions. Charleston is a wonderful place to visit.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Need money? Maybe you have some that you don't know about. Here's a few tips for finding out if you do.
By Emma Salkill
If you're a little financially embarrassed right now maybe you don't have to be. You could have money and you don't know it. The real hurdle is finding the money. If you ever had a bank account that you never officially closed you could have money sitting at the bank. Some people have had checking or savings accounts where they withdrew most of the money and never used the account again. The money has probably drawn some interest over the years but still may not be much. If you left only a couple of bucks in the account and never used it again - perhaps you moved - the money is likely still there. Check with your previous financial institutions to see if you have funds. Sometimes it only takes a phone call but more than likely you'll have to go to the actual establishment to verify who you are before the money will be released.
Have you ever belonged to a co-op? You may have and don't even know it. Some utility companies and even stores are a co-op. Many people move before receiving their annual check. Sometimes the company can barely meet its expenses and there is no check. But some companies that have made a profit in the course of a year will share the wealth by sending cooperative members a small check. And you could have more than one check awaiting you. For instance, if you originally gave your address as a post office box but you no longer use that box the checks may have been returned to the company office. You could have years worth of small checks that add up to quite a sum. Check with all area cooperatives that you've ever had an account with to find out if you have cash waiting. Usually you can call or go to their main office and show a picture ID to claim the money.
Anytime you move it's a good idea to file a new address card with the post office. People or companies who are required to notify you of existing funds can find you easier, making you glad you did.
There are other occasions where you might have money and not know it. If a family member has died and you were not present for the reading of the will you could have money or property that was left to you. If the attorney hasn't been able to contact you it will remain in estate until he does. If you've been out of touch with your family for some time it might be a good idea to call and check on everyone - you could be in for a pleasant surprise.
There are online services now that allow you to search for money owed to you by various establishments. There's usually no charge to search but if the search results turn up your name you are charged for the details of the money. Although the charge usually isn't really expensive it could prove to be more than or as much as the money you are owed.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
That sorta made our day. We had several things to add to our prayerlist today. Acouple of our friends had surgery over the last two days. We are praying for their speedy recovery. Also, we had a number of personal, family issues we prayed over. V has suggested we start a prayer session together. I think that is a real good idea.