2 New Beginnings

Our hope is not in the new year... but in the One who makes all things new.

Worth the Wait


 godiz - Do men like this exist, if so, Hello... waving.

Uugh!

All the christmas music and movies every where is making me go nuts! I can't stand the over the top pagan stuff. Yuck! Please save us, Jesus!

Quote this...




Fun Facts & Then Some

1. You can't wash your eyes with soap. 


2. You can't count your hair. 


3. You can't breathe through your nose, with your tongue out. 


4. You just tried No. 3 


6. When you did No. 3 you realized it's possible, only you look 
like a dog. 


7. You're smiling right now, because you were fooled. 


8. You skipped No. 5 


9. You just checked to see if there is a No. 5 


10. LOL!

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Tail Chaser

When a old dog saw a puppy chasing its tail, he asked:
- Why are you chasing your tail that way?

 - I have studied philosophy and solved the problem of the universe, which no other dog before me had ever solved,  the puppy answered,
- and I have found out that the best thing for a dog in life
– is happiness, and that my happiness is in my tail. That is why I am chasing it, and when I catch it
– I will reach happiness.

- Pup, the dog said,
- in my young days I was also interested in the questions of universe, and I have also understood that the happiness is in the tail. In the beginning, I was also chasing it. But later I have noticed that anywhere I go, and whatever I do, the tail was following behind me. And then I understood that I didn’t need to chase it.

Alpha Praise

A lthough things are not perfect 
B ecause of trial or pain 
C ontinue in thanksgiving 
D o not begin to blame 
E ven when the times are hard 
F ierce winds are bound to blow 
G od is forever able 
H old on to what you know 
I magine life without His love 
J oy would cease to be 
K eep thanking Him for all the things 
L ove imparts to thee 
M ove out of "Camp Complaining" 
N o weapon that is known 
O n earth can yield the power 
P raise can do alone 
Q uit looking at the future 
R edeem the time at hand 
S tart every day with worship 
T o "thank" is a command 
U ntil we see Him coming 
V ictorious in the sky 
W e'll run the race with gratitude 
X alting God most high 
Y es, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but... 
Z ion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!

No Yes - Yes No

Yes or No ?

Been on TV? ... No
Walked barefoot in a stream? ... Yes
Lost your cool in public? ... No
Lost your passport? ... No 
Won something you wanted? ... No
Been healthy and slept more than 12 hrs? ... Yes
Driven or ridden in an official race car? ... No
Been in the presence of a human birth? ... No
Gained or lost over 40 lbs in a single year? ... No
Done a Stand-up routine ? ... No
Randomly paid for someone else? ... Yes
Been arrested? ... No
Kissed someone you didn't like? ... No
Fallen asleep at work/school? ... 
Yes
Held a snake? ... No

Been fired from a job? ... No

Sang karaoke? ... 
Yes
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? ... 
Yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? ... 
Yes
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? ... 
Yes
Kissed in the rain? ... No

Sang in the shower? ... 
Yes
Sat on a rooftop? ... No

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? ... No

Broken a bone? ... 
Yes
Shaved your head? ... No

Played a prank on someone? ... 
Yes
Felt like killing someone? ... 
No
Been in a band? ... 
No
Shot a gun? ... No

Donated Blood? ... No

Eaten alligator meat? ... No

Eaten cheesecake? ... 
Yes
Still love someone you shouldn't? ... No

Think about the future? ... 
Yes
Believe in Love ? ... 
Yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? ... No

Eaten something you thought you never would? ... 
Yes
Eaten something you didn't know what it was? ... No

Lived on a Beach for more than a week? ... 
No
Worked more than 2 jobs simultaneously? ... 
Yes
Taken a train across an international border? ... 
Yes
Climbed a mountain? ... No

Run until you couldn't run another step? ... 
Yes
Forgotten your own birthday? ... 
Yes 

For Her

godiz - A personalized name-necklace... You could never go wrong with this ol'school classic. A perfect gift for her.

On A Walk Again

Here we go again... A woman sitting outside a building on what seems to be a family gathering. I hear her crying her heart out while two men are comforting her. What do i do... oh yes, i burst out in tears as well. I'm glad i was far away lol... Cry baby price of the year, goes to moi.

BF 2 CM

People are in for war over these sales...totally desperate, It's ridiculous. I'm staying inside as much as possible. I don't want 2 literally get killed for the sake of a 2 dollar kettle. No thank you... this is sad.

A Scriptural Model

Christian Prayer

A model for Christian prayer is found in the Gospel of MatthewJesus Christ himself gave all of us a pattern for prayer:

"After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen" (Matthew 6:9-13, KJV).

Christian Prayer: An Interpretation For All Of Us
The model for Christian prayer in Matthew 6 is known as the Lord's Prayer. Many of us have recited this prayer for years, but have never truly meditated on its meaning. The following are spiritual snippets based on the Lord's Prayer that can help deepen your prayer life with God:

"Our Father" - God wants us to approach Him as "Daddy" (Aramaic: Abba). He wants to take care of us and protect us. God desires intimacy. Remember, He has infinite love and grace. God wants us to be secure in His family as adopted children and heirs.

"Which Art in Heaven" -- Look up to God. Fear Him and revere Him. He is all-powerful and can deal with all our problems, even the big ones. But He loves us so much that He doesn't stay up there.

"Hallowed be Thy Name" -- Holy, holy, holy. Approach God with awe and wonder. Save the word "awesome" for God. Live a life that honors Him.

"Thy Kingdom Come" - "Take this job and love it!" Working on behalf of God's kingdom is the ultimate joy. Bloom where you're planted. Do everything as unto the Lord. Find your gifts and use them. Be open to God's leading each day.

"Thy Will Be Done" - God is the potter; we are the clay. God keeps us spinning on His potter's wheel, shaping and reshaping us as He bathes our lives in tears to make us more Christ-like so He can use us for His will. Surrender daily. Keep your clay moist through daily prayer.

"On Earth as it is in Heaven" -- Thy will be done - not my will be done!

"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" - Trust! God will provide for our needs. His eye is on the sparrow and I know He cares for me.

"Forgive Us Our Debts as We Forgive Our Debtors" -- Forgiveness = Surrender. Don't carry your own backpack - surrender it to Him. Revealing the feeling is the beginning of healing. Act as if you have forgiven and the feeling will follow. In our weakness, God sends His strength and peace.

"Lead Us Not Into Temptation" - Watch for unrecognized temptation. Pray, so you won't fall. We are tempted every day. It deepens our walk and strengthens our faith - but be careful of spiritual blindness. Open my eyes, Lord, to my blind spots - use honest friends and family.

"Deliver Us From Evil" -- The Evil One, Satan. We are saved from death to life. Jesus is more powerful than Satan - God is greater!

"For Thine Is the Kingdom (obedience), and the Power (confidence) and the Glory (joy),Forever" -- This is our Father's world. Everything we have is His. He is the ruler! 

NBA - Updates GSW 16-0


Warriors make NBA history as first team to start season 16-0. The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0.

read more - http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2015/11/24/9796588/warriors-beat-lakers-set-nba-record-16-0-2015

Sunday Song - You Are My Joy



godiz - There is no such music that touches your heart, as much as gospel does... nada, nope nothing. It's on another level.

Early Bright


godizI heart George <3 one of my fave cartoons and monkey.

Generous Ginger

Ginger is an ancient wonder spice and is given the status of a "natural medicine chest" in ancient Ayurvedic medicine. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits.

Try some fresh ginger just before a meal to stoke your digestive fire and support a health gut! You can grate it up and squeeze it into a hot tea, add it to juices, baked goods, smoothies and more... experiment and have fun.

 Let’s give this knobbly root a closer look...

10 Terrific Benefits of Ginger:

  1. Haven’t been feeling hungry? Eat a little fresh ginger just before a meal to inspire your appetite and activate your digestive juices. 
  2. Eating ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body. Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the clearing your sinuses that can flare up seasonally or during colder months. 
  3. Feeling airsick or nauseous? Ginger can help, preferably tossed in a little honey. 
  4. Can’t stop the toot-a-thon? Gas—oops—guess what?! Ginger helps reduce flatulence! 
  5. Tummy moaning and groaning under cramps? Munch on ginger. 
  6. Reeling under joint pain? Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties—can bring relief. 
  7. Float some ginger essential oil in your bath to help aching muscles and joints. 
  8. Just had surgery? Chewing ginger post-operation can help overcome nausea. 
  9. Stir up some ginger tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion. And when there’s a nip in the air, the warming and healing benefits of this tasty tea are even greater! 
  10. Bedroom blues? Try adding a gingery punch to a bowl of soup. (Psst...the Ayurvedic texts credit ginger with aphrodisiac properties)


Ginger Benefits Summary – Ginger is Great for:

  • Cancer protection
  • Heartburn/acid reflux/GERD
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Pain
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy Nose or Nasal Congestion
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Toothache
  • Headaches
  • Inflammation
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling
  • Diseases caused by or fueled by inflammation such as arthritis, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, numerous cancer types, cardiovascular disease, and more
— As the world’s most widely cultivated spice, ginger may also be the world’s most versatile, evidence-based natural health remedy. Numerous studies have been conducted on the medicinal benefits of this wonder spice for over 100 health conditions. It has a long history of use, and as a testimony to its numerous benefits, it remains a component of more than 50% of all traditional herbal remedies.

Originally, ginger was mostly used in China and India. These days, there are many plantations across the globe — particularly in East Africa and the Caribbean. This is why many branches of natural health care like herbal therapy, aroma therapy, ayurveda and naturopathy depend on the multiple gigner benefits.
People have been experiencing the many health benefits of ginger for ages; it is time that you see it as more than just an ingredient for your dishes, but also as a powerful natural remedy.
Ginger provides a variety of vitamins and minerals:
  • Carbohydrate - 17.77 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Protein - 1.82 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 1.7 g
  • Sodium - 13 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.16 mg
  • Calcium - 16 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5 mg
  • Potassium - 415 mg
  • Magnesium - 43 mg
  • Phosphorus - 34 mg
  • Zinc - 0.34 mg
  • Folate - 11 mcg
  • Riboflavin - 0.034 mg
  • Niacin - 0.75 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Figures above are per 100g of ginger.
Ginger truly does top the list of effective natural home remedies. Being used throughout history by different cultures around the world, ginger harnesses an incredible healing power proven for a host of ailments. The spice is packed with essential nutrients and rejuvenating compounds. While ginger has been shown to help countless ‘minor’ problems such as an upset stomach, amazingly the health benefits of ginger also include combating cancer more effectively than pharmaceutical cancer drugs.

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Life & Suffering

Bible Study - The Paradox Of Life And Suffering: Suffering covers a wide spectrum of human experiences. My suffering may not be yours, but we share a common bond since a human's life is inextricably tied to suffering. Suffering is a experience of desolation and aloneness. You might feel separated from God, from people, and from the act of living. Suffering is an experience of desperation - a longing for life as we once knew it, yet understanding that life will never be the same. Suffering is life threatening. It threatens our souls, our minds, and our hearts. The disappointment and disillusionment of life poisons our thinking, our feelings, and threatens our ability to live an abundant life. Just like Jesus experienced suffering, we do as well. Although a person may suffer, the sovereignty of God prevails. God is able to bring meaning into the worst situations of suffering. Suffering causes one to withdraw. We become disheartened as we search for understanding. We question and cry out in great despair only to discover a (self) we may have not known before - an angry self, a hateful self, a vengeful self, but a true self. We discover a weak self, a humble self, a needful self, a dependent self, and a longing self. In our suffering, we discover a self who understands that without God, there is no life. In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus understood that unless He died, we would not have life (Matt. 2:36-46). Until His hands and feet were nailed to the cross, until He hung, bled, and died, we would not have life. His death brought life. He is the Resurrection and the Life. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow in my suffering. Because He lives, we may be "troubled on every side, yet not distressed" (1 Cor. 4:8). Because He lives, we may be "perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. Because He lives, we are "always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you" (2 Cor. 4:10-12). The thread that maintains a sense of balance between life and suffering is our faith. Faith becomes the hinge to the door of life, or the vein that carries life to the soul. Our suffering comes as a test of our profession of faith in God through Christ Jesus. It comes as a unique opportunity to glorify God. Our suffering is our testament that "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor thins present, nor things to come, nor heights, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Yeshua our Lord as Savior" (rom. 8:38-39). Yes, the paradox of life and suffering is one that humanity cannot answer. Also, the Bible does not provide any easy answers for suffering, but "we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" (Rom. 8:28). Read Matthew 26:36-46; see also 2 Corinthians 4:7-12.

Place Of Purpose

From Pain 2 Passion
The "5 Ps" They may help you get through tough times:
1)  Pain
It starts when we acknowledge our pain and turn to God.
2)  Passion
God begins changing that pain into passion.
3)  Process
It doesn’t happen overnight, and it can’t be rushed.
4)  Productivity
Sitting and worrying is torture. When we let God use us, we find healing in activity.
5)  Purpose
Finally, as we build on what we’ve experienced, we find purpose.
Look beyond yourself, make a difference in your life and the lives of others. If you let Him, God will take our pain and lead us to a place of purpose. I hope that everyone will experience such a transformation. We are all in working P-rogress...