Posts tagged ‘relationships’

God’s Love & Peace to You

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Well, they say all good things must come to an end. I’ve been publishing this blog Monday-Friday for a year. But, the G3 Church is moving on with some new media and ways of communicating. Watch on the G3 Church website for more information as it becomes available. As for me, if I start another blog, you’ll catch me on Facebook and Twitter.

The goal of this blog was to connect our modern culture with the God of the Bible. On most days, I feel I successfully did that. Hope you thought so too.

There’s a song on The Beatles’ “White Album” called “Glass Onion.” In it John, not so subtly, reveals that the walrus (mentioned in the song “I Am a Walrus”) was Paul. He sings: “Well, here’s another clue for you all, the walrus was Paul.”

Well, here’s a couple of not so subtle clues for you, readers:

The gorilla was Bruce.

And, The savior of the world is Jesus.

There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Acts 4

Change: The Only Constant in Life

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On the website Lifehack there’s an entry titled “10 Sentences That Can Change Your Life.” Here they are…with an 11th added.

1. People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.

2. Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.

3. You learn more from failure than from success; don’t let failure stop you.

4. The most dangerous risk of all—the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

5. Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.

6. The person that you will spend the most time with in your life is yourself, so you better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.

7. If you accept your limitations, you go beyond them.

8. People often say that motivation doesn’t last, but then, neither does bathing…that’s why we recommend it daily.

9. Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.

10. Comfort is the enemy of achievement.

And #11 is the most important of all…

God loved you so much he sent his only son to die for you so he might give you everlasting life…and so much more.

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3

A Piece of the Peace

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Have you ever been in a situation you just hated? Detested? Everyday you get up and it’s the same and every night when you put your head on the pillow…it’s the same. You can’t seem to find a way to happiness again. To those sunny times.

When you think about it, you only have about three choices:

1. You can sulk.

2. You can change your situation.

3. You can change your attitude.

Maybe you’ve tried the first one. I have, and it never gets you anywhere. If things are really bad, you may go to the second choice. It might be drastic, but you may need drastic. The third choice is an inside change…changing how you think and feel.

This may be where you can use God’s help. Consider fusing your life with the life God offers. He promises you a special kind of peace in your life. One that’s beyond your human understanding. Doesn’t that sound like the change of attitude you crave in one of those horrid situations? Oh, and he keeps his promises.

God. Have you ever considered him? You can check him out for yourself in the Bible.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4

 

The Annoying

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You know that annoying friend? Or, your annoying co-worker? The one who gets on every single one of your nerves? The one who drives you absolutely to the limit? Yep. Everybody has one.

I saw a list the other day of the most annoying tv characters. Among them were: Kimmy Gibbler from “Full House,” Screech from “Saved By the Bell,” Arnold Horshack from “Welcome Back, Kotter,” April Kepner from “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Georgina Sparks from “Gossip Girl.” Do any of those ring a bell with you? I love April this year on “Grey’s,” but she has always been annoying!

It’s difficult to tolerate the behavior of some people. But, God expects us to do just that. He says over and over that we need to get along with everyone; we don’t have to like everyone, or be best friends with them. However, we do need to get along.

So…who’s the annoying person that comes to your mind? Will you be able to be tolerant today? Give it a try.

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. Romans 12

What Does LOVE Mean?

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A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year olds: “What does love mean?” (from an article by Ladan Lashkari).  Here are some of the answers:

1. “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”   Rebecca – age 8

2. “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”   Billy – age 4

3. “Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.”   Bobby – age 7 

4. “If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.”   Nikka – age 6

5. “Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.”   Chris – age 7

6. And the final one…

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”

No one loves you more than God who sent his own son into the world as a sacrifice for you.

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3

R-S-P-E-C-T, Sing It, Uncle Si

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I heard Si Robertson say on “Duck Dynasty”: “Hey, I’m like Aretha Franklin, I don’t get no R-S-P-E-C-T around here!”

A lot of people don’t get any respect these days. McDonald’s is thinking about changing the way they take orders at their restaurants. Why? Because their own workers are so rude to customers. They don’t esteem the customers.

You know, if Si Robertson weren’t as famous as he is, being on “Duck Dynasty,” and you saw him at your local gas station, you might not hold him in such high regard. That’s the way this world rolls.

That’s not the way it is with God. The Bible says God respects all. Paul, a great Christian teacher, said you should be humble, not try to impress others, and think of others as better than yourself. I’m thinking we do need to give Uncle Si a little respect (whether he can spell the word correctly or not).

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Romans 12

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Have a great weekend!

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