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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Do not Worry

It is always amazing to me how God knows just what I need to hear. Today this was shown in my devotional from my daily devotional book. I use a little booklet called "Our Daily Bread" that our church distributes. I think I've posted this passage before, but it always bears repeating. It's from Luke 12, verses 22-31:

22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reading self-improvement books

Since I finished college, I have been on a reading self improvement books kick. LOL. As I've mentioned recently, I've been reading Dale Carnegie's book about stopping worrying and now I'm re-reading How to Win Friends and Influence People.

One thing that has really struck me in that book is the idea that insisting that others are wrong and you are right is NOT a good idea. This is really a problem for me, especially with Tom. I have literally called someone to ask them a question just to prove that I was right. And this wasn't a life or death discussion, it was how to pronounce a popular singer's name. So I am working really hard at stopping that.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Monday, March 21, 2011

God knows where I need to be

Sometimes it becomes so obvious that God knows exactly where I need to be. Those of you that have been reading a while may know that I speak to Victim's Impact Panels about my brother being killed in a drunk driving accident in 1987. Last Thursday, I spoke at a panel in Stillwater (first time I"d been there since December). Afterwards, I met a girl who had been arrested for drinking and driving back in October of last year (and hasn't had a drink since) and who then lost her brother to a drunk driver on Christmas Eve. Needless to say, she is really hurting. Even though she didn't cause her brother's accident, she feels guilty. I have been praying for her since that night and gave her my contact information if she wants to contact me. Isn't it amazing how God put me there that night to meet her?

In other news, I got Tasha's financial aid paperwork sent in, but didn't get much done in the office last week. So this week:

1. Check on Tasha's financial aid paperwork.
3. Make a decision with Tom on our next step with the lawsuit.