Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality! – words uttered to Les Brown by a teacher & these words changed his life.
A must watch video!
It is a reminder that greatness is often born on the bed of adversity, trials come in to sharpen us & make us stronger & winning is an attitude.
Let the naysayers keep at what they do best BUT don’t let that affect YOU!
Just go ahead & work on making your dreams come true!
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…
“When you don’t give up, you cannot fail”
Powerful, moving & a brilliant tribute to Parenting!
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
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To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
I recently read the book Stormie – A Story of Forgiveness and Healing by Stormie Omartian.
In the book Stormie describes her troubled childhood, being brought up by an abusive Mother who would keep her locked in a closet & the cruel taunts, verbal abuse she endured all through her childhood, even into adulthood.
This is the moving account of her battle with depression, the occult, alcohol & drugs that were a part of her life as a young artist in Hollywood, often performing on the Glen Campbell Show. With a miserable first marriage that followed, which made a bad situation infinitely worse, the anxiety attacks & recurring depression…hers was a tragic life to say the least.
Stormie’s mentally ill Mother was later diagnosed with schizophrenia; the book painfully describes a mind that had simply become sick. Amazing is the steadfastness of her Father, who refused to have his wife committed & endured her insults & insane behaviour till the very end.
What comes out so powerfully is God’s deliverance of a life that was hurtling down the cliffs of destruction. It is a story of such amazing power – the incredible intervention of Jesus Christ as He entered the scene of a devastated life, how He delivered her & restored her to fullness…eventually. Jesus built something beautiful out of a life that was in ruins. It’s awesome what the Master Potter can do!
He has made all things beautiful in its time (Eccl 3:11)
Powerful & inspiring, this is one book which is a must read.
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He is Jotta from Brazil.
Watch this 13 year old’s rendition of Agnus Dei..so powerful!
Music is such an amazing gift.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
~ James 1:17 ~
I got to see this vintage safe.
Said to be about 100 years old.
With complex locks, some hidden in its grooves.
Sheer brilliance in craft & design.
Given the times when it was made.
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For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~
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I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
~ Jesus Christ ~