Sunday, November 22, 2009
Do for Others What God Does For You by Max Lucado
"You and I have the privilege to do for others what God does for us. How do we show people that we believe in them?
You have the power to change someone's life simply by the words that you speak. That's why Paul urges you and me to be careful. "When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need—words that will help others become stronger" (Eph. 4:29).
Earlier I gave you a test for love. There's also a test for the tongue. Before you speak, ask: Will what I'm about to say help others become stronger? You have the ability, with your words, to make a person stronger. Your words are to their soul what a vitamin is to their body. If you had food and saw someone starving, would you not share it? If you had water and saw someone dying of thirst, would you not give it? Of course you would. Then won't you do the same for their hearts? Your words are food and water! Do not withhold encouragement from the discouraged. Do not keep affirmation from the beaten down! Speak words that make people stronger. Believe in them as God has believed in you. "
From A Love Worth Giving
Copyright (Thomas Nelson, 2002) Max Lucado
Guess I wrote on this topic today - because it is nearing Thanksgiving. We are always saying what we are thankful for and that is great! But there are others now going through hard times - and it's hard for them to think what they are thankful for. So let's reach out and give and be there for others. We can be thankful that we are in a spot right now where we have something to be thankful for.
Up Time America by Kimberly Alyn YOU HAVE TO CHECK THIS OUT AS IT GOES WITH MY BLOG!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jamie Lee Curtis - (Wikipedia)
In 1987, Curtis filed a US patent application that subsequently issued as Patent No. 4,753,647. This is a modification of a diaper with a moisture proof pocket containing wipes that can be taken out and used with one hand. Curtis has refused to allow her invention to be marketed until companies start selling biodegradable diapers.
On her website, Curtis tells her young readers that she "moonlights as an actor, photographer, and closet organizer." She takes time to support various philanthropic groups. Curtis was Guest of Honor at the 11th annual Gala and Fundraiser in 2003 for Women in Recovery, Inc., a Venice, California-based non-profit organization offering a live-in, twelve-step program of rehabilitation for women in need. Past Honorees of this organization include Sir Anthony Hopkins; the 2005 honoree was Angela Lansbury. Curtis is also involved in the work of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, serving as the annual host for the organization's Dream Halloween event in Los Angeles, launched every year in October.
Curtis was an alcoholic who was also once addicted to pain killers that she started using after a routine cosmetic surgical procedure. She got sober in 1999 and maintains that recovery is the greatest achievement of her life.
Jamie Lee Curtis turns Fifty - article in AARPS magazine:
Yes, I do like her - because she is a woman who accepts herself and her age.