Tuesday, July 31, 2007
It’s all good.
This cant be from the holy bible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But It's really from the Bible
1. Find an attractive prisoner of war, bring her home, shave herhead, trim her nails, and give her new clothes. Then she's yours.-- (Deuteronomy 21:11-13)
2. Find a prostitute and marry her.-- Hosea (Hosea 1:1-3)
3. Find a man with seven daughters, and impress him by watering hisflock.-- Moses (Exodus 2:16-21)
4. Purchase a piece of property, and get a woman as part of the deal.-- Boaz (Ruth 4:5-10)
5. Go to a party and hide. When the women come out to dance, grab oneand carry her off to be your wife.-- Benjaminites (Judges 21:19-25)
6. Have God create a wife for you while you sleep. Note: this willcost you a rib.-- Adam (Genesis 2:19-24)
7. Agree to work seven years in exchange for a woman's hand inmarriage. Get tricked into marrying the wrong woman. Then workanother seven years for the woman you wanted to marry in the firstplace. That's right. Fourteen years of toil for a woman.-- Jacob (Genesis 29:15-30)
8. Cut off 200 foreskins off of your future father-in-law's enemiesand get his daughter for a wife.-- David (I Samuel 18:27)
9. Even if no one is out there, just wander around a bit and you'lldefinitely find someone. (It's all relative of course.)-- Cain (Genesis 4:16-17)
10. Become the emperor of a huge nation and hold a beauty contest.-- Xerxes or Ahasuerus (Esther 2:3-4)
11. When you see someone you like, go home and tell your parents, "Ihave seen a ...woman; now get her for me." If your parents questionyour decision, simply say, "Get her for me. She's the one for me."-- Samson (Judges 14:1-3)
12. Kill any husband and take HIS wife. (Prepare to lose your sonthough).-- David (2 Samuel 11)
13. Wait for your brother to die. Take his widow. (It's not just agood idea, it's the law).-- Onan and Boaz (Deuteronomy or Leviticus, example in Ruth)
14. Don't be so picky. Make up for quality with quantity.-- Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-3)
15. A wife?...NO WAY!!!-- Paul (1 Corinthians 7:32-35
What ya think
Thursday, July 26, 2007
One day I decided to quit... I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
'God', I asked, 'Can you give me one good reason not to quit?' His answer surprised me... 'Look around', He said. 'Do you see the fern and the bamboo?'
'Yes', I replied.'When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
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I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said. 'In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit. In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit.' He said.'Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant...But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.' He asked me. 'Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots'.
'I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you.' 'Don't compare yourself to others.'
'The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful.' 'Your time will come', God said to me.
'You will rise high' 'How high should I rise?'
I asked. 'How high will the bamboo rise?' He asked in
return. 'As high as it can?' I questioned. 'Yes.' He said, 'Give me glory by rising as high as you can.' I left the forest and brought back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you. Never, Never, Never Give up.For the Christian Prayer is not an option but an opportunity. Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how Great the Lord is!
You will Succeed!!!!!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Spend time to think about your Future. Successful people always have a clear future orientation. They know where they are right now and also where there are going to.
Successful people think five, ten and twenty years out into the future. They also have a road map into the future. They don’t just wander through life without a sense of direction.
When you spend quality time to think about the future, it makes you more focused and it helps you to be able to properly analyze your present choices and behaviors to make sure that they are consistent with the long-term future you desire.
It also helps you to be able to set your priorities right. You would be willing and able to make the best choices, decisions based on the future. Thinking about the Future also helps you to clearly evaluate your present activity and ensure that they are consistent with where you truly want to end up.
Finally its been confirmed that people who take time to think about their future always seem to make more decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to their future,So make sure you start spending time to think about your future. Spend time to think about the man or woman, father or mother that you want to be.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.We were born to make manifest the glory ofGod that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other peoplepermission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,Our presence automatically liberates others
Friday, July 6, 2007
Take Responsibilty for Your Life
by Daniel N. Brown
Do you find yourself living from paycheck to paycheck? Do you often feel overwhelmed, tired, and worn out? Are you in debt? Is there no enjoyment in what you do?
If the answer to any four of these questions is a yes, then ask yourself a simple question. Why am I not living my dream?
I find that most people go through life, just enduring it. They become numb to their problems. Things are just uncomfortable enough to complain, but do nothing about. Joyce Meyer has a saying that says, "Complain, and remain." I don't know about you, but I did not want to remain in a dead end job, poor health, lousy marriage, endless bills, and everything else that wanted to steal my joy.
Hopefully, you're not like a lot of other people who make excuses. All excuses are the same, and one is no better that an another. Excuses are completely useless and only render us completely helpless.
Making excuses and casting blame only make us out to be the victim. There is absolutely no power in playing the part of a victim. I know... I've been there and done that! No one could beat me at the blame game. I was the king of blame because I was the ultimate victim (so I thought).
I always wondered, "Why did life deal me such a poor hand? Why does everyone else always get all the breaks? If it wasn't for you I could be successful." Even at one point, I went so far to say that someone put a curse on me.
I eventually took full responsibility for my shortcomings, but it was only after I acknowledged where I was, and why. The truth hurts. I had to admit to myself, and everyone around me, that in some fashion, I caused this. I admitted that I was making excuses and casting the blame. It was a humbling experience, to say the least. But, it was worth it.
The answers to most complicated problems are usually simple. Not all... but most. I understand there are things that arecompletely out of our control. But, those things are just life and we must deal with them with the best attitude we can.
As for the majority of our problems, the first step is to acknowledge our situation. It's a fact that we can never solve a problem in our lives until we can first acknowledge that we have one. Just consider, maybe you really did make some poor choices that led you to where you are right now.
Once you take on the responsibility for your own life you'll feel liberated and experience new power. God will bring the necessary people and circumstances to come about that will pull you up. Until then, God continues to wait on you to stop complaing, feeling sorry for yourself, and casting blame on other people. He wants you to have faith in Him, knowing that He is more than able to bless you more than you can imagine.
If you sincerely want to move on with your life, you can... if you decide to. Make a decision today and experience the power that comes as a result of taking full responsibility for your life.
Daniel N. Brown is an entrepreneur and teacher of biblical success principles! Get his FREE Special Report, "Christian Prosperity Secrets" when you sign up for his FREE E-letter... http://www.SecretPlaceOnline.com
Monday, July 2, 2007
Leadership is the key to everything.It determines the quality of our future.Leadership truly develops from inside out.If you can become the Leader you ought to be on the inside, you will become the Leader you want to be on the outside. There is a wonderful book on leadership by John Maxwell and I feel everyone that desires to be a great Leader should read that book. It's called the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
Excerpts from John Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership
The Law of Lid
Leadership ability determines person’s levels of effectiveness. Brother Dick and Maurice came as close as they could to living the American Dream-without making it. Instead a guy named Ray did it with the company they had founded. It happened because they didn’t know the law of the lid
The Law of Influence
The true measure of leadership influence- nothing more, nothing less.
Her husband had everything: wealth, privilege, position, and a royal title. Yet instead of him, Princess Diana won over the whole world. Why? She understood the law of influence.
The Law of Process
Leadership develops daily, not in a day.
Theodore Roosevelt helped create a world power, won a noble peace prize, and became president of the United States. But today you wouldn’t even know his name if he hadn’t know the law of process.
The Law of Navigation
Anyone Can Steer the Ship, but it Takes a Leader to Chart the Course.
Using a fail-safe compass, Scott led his team of adventures to the end of the earth-and to inglorious deaths. They would have lived if only he, their leader, had known the Law of Navigation.
The Law of E.F.hutton
When the Real Leader Speaks, People Listen.
Young John went into his first board meeting thinking he was in charge. He soon found out who the real leader was and learned the Law of E.F Hutton in the process.
The Law of Solid Ground
Trust is the foundation of leadership.
If only Robert McNamara had known the Law of Solid Ground, the war in Vietnam-and everything that had happened at home because of it might have turned out differently.
The Law of Respect
People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves.
The odds were stacked against her in just about every possible way, but thousands and thousands of people called her their leader. Why? Because they could not escape the power of the Law of Respect.
The Law of Intuition
Leaders evaluate everything with a leadership bias.
How is it that time after time Norman Schwarzkopt was able to sense problems while other leaders around him got blindsided? The answer lies in the factor that separates the great leaders from the merely good ones: the Law of Intuition.
The Law of Magnetism
Who are you is who you attract.
Why are the Dallas Cowboys, once revered as “America’s Team,” now so often reviled and the subject of controversy? The Law of Magnetism makes it clear.
The Law of Connection
Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.
Elizabeth Dole has mastered it. If husband Bob had done the same, he might have become the forty-third president of the United States. It’s called The Law of Connection.
The Law of the Inner Circle
A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him.
John already used time management to the fullest, but he wanted to accomplish more. His priorities were leveraged to the hilt, and there were no more minutes in a day! How did he go to another level? He practiced the Law of Inner Circle.
The Law of Empowerment
Only secure leaders give power to others.
Henry Ford is considered an icon of American business for revolutionizing the automobile industry. So what caused him to stumble so badly that his son feared Ford Motor Company would go out of business? He was held captive by the Law of Empowerment.
The Law of Reproduction
It takes a leader to raise up a leader.
What do the top NFL head coaches have in common? You can trace their leadership ability to just a handful of mentors. That’s also true for hundreds of CEOs. More than 80 percent of all leaders are the result of the The Law of Reproduction.
The Law of Buy-in
People buy into the leader, then the vision.
The first time Judy Estrim started up a company, it took her six months to find the money. The second time it took her about six minutes. What made the difference? The Law of Buy-in
The Law of Victory
Leaders find a way for the team to win.
What saved England from the Blitz, broke apartheid’s back in South Africa, and won the Chicago Bulls multiple world championships? In all three cases the answer is the same. Their leaders lived by the Law of Victory.
The Law of the big MO
Momentum is a leader’s best friend.
Jaime Escalate has been called the best teacher in America. But his teaching ability is only half the story. His and Garfield High School’s success came because of the Law of the big Mo
The Law of Priorities
Leaders understand that Activity is not unnecessarily Accomplishment.
Jack Welch took a company that was already high and rocketed it into the stratosphere? What did he use as the launching pad? The law of Priorities, of course
The Law of Sacrifice
A Leader must give up to go up.
He was one of the nation’s most vocal critics on government interference in business. So why did Lee Lococca go before the Congress with his hat in his hand for loan guarantees? He did it because he understood the Law of Sacrifice
The Law of Timing
When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go.
It got him elected president of the United States. It also cost him the presidency. What is it? Something that may stand between you and your ability to lead effectively. It’s called the Law of Timing.
The Law of Explosive Growth
To add growth, lead followers to multiply, lead leaders.
How did a man in a developing country take his organization from 700 people to more than 14,000 in only seven years? He did it using Leader’s math. That’s the secret of the Law of Explosive Growth.
The Law of Legacy
A Leader’s lasting value is measured by succession.
When many companies lose their CEO, they go into tailspin but when Roberto Goizueta died Coca-Cola didn’t even hiccup. Why? Before his death, Goizuetta lived by the Law of Legacy.
Take care and have a lovely week.