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  • Mother Shyra 19:00 on 9 December 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Flickr, , Jesus, Max Lucado, , , Motivational Story Of The Day, On The Anvil, , , Thomas Nelson, , World Vision   

    Motivational Story Of The Day – 9 Dec 2011 – Max Lucado – Today I Will Make A Difference 

    Max Lucado

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    Today I Will Make A Difference

    Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.

    I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.

    I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It’s OK to stumble…I will get up. It’s OK to fail…I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.

    I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A man can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A man can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, and friends.

    Today I will make a difference.

    Max Lucado
    From “On The Anvil
    Copyright (Tyndale Publishing, 1985) Max Lucado, Used by Permission

  • Mother Shyra 23:18 on 20 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: California, Carrie Underwood, children, Christianity, , desperation, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus Take the Wheel, Las Vegas, , , ,   

    Song of the Day – 20 Nov 2011 – Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take The Wheel 

    *******This song rings true for me literally and metaphorically.  Jesus has taken the wheel for me many times in my life.  The time that is most memorable was when I was desperate to be with my boys and attempted to drive to Michigan from California knowing I was heading into a major winter storm.  I had just had my car repaired and packed up my furniture and put it in storage, loaded my car, put my dog in the front seat, prayed w/ my mom and sisters and hit the road.  I smiled as I officially left California via the I-15 freeway into Las Vegas.  The second I drove onto the onramp, my engine died.  I called to Jesus to save me and help me get out of harms way.  Although the wheel had locked up, I was  able to steer the car into the emergency lane that was beginning to open up in front of my car as the needle on the speedometer quickly dropped from 55 m.p.h. to o m.p.h.  The second my car was completely in the emergency lane, my car stopped completely.  I knew I was headed into a certain death as I had already saw the severe storm warnings.  But I didn’t care because I needed and wanted to be with my boys so badly, I would die trying to get to them.  But Jesus literally took the wheel and I’m living with my babies today because he saved me.*******

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