Thursday, April 30, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
"Happy is he... whose hope is in the Lord." (Psalm 146:5 NKJV)
I really enjoy the devotional that an old friend of mine produces. The devotional is The Word For You Today published by Bob Gass.
Recently I read...
F.B. Meyer says, "The education of our faith is incomplete [till] we learn that God's providence works through loss...that there's a ministry to us through the failure and fading of things. The dwindling brook where Elijah sat is a picture of our lives!" Some time later the brook dried up' (1 Kings 17:7 NIV) is the history of our yesterdays and a prophecy of our tomorrows...learn the difference between trusting in the gift and trusting in the Giver. The gift may last for a season but the Giver is eternal. If the Lord had led Elijah directly to the widow of Zarephath, he'd have missed something that helped make him a better man -- living by faith. Whenever our earthly resources dry up it's so we may learn that our hope and help are in God."
One author writes: "Sometimes there's not enough money to make ends meet; people tell us to budget and we chuckle. We look at the situation and say 'No way.' That's the time to trust God. Your possibilities are not limited by past or present circumstances. If there's not enough to pay legitimate expenses, do your best then let go. Trust God to supply your need, then look beyond your wallet. Look to your source. Claim a divine...unlimited supply...Do your part. Strive for financial responsibility in thought and action. Ask for wisdom and listen to God's leadings. Then let go of your fears and your need to control. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding' (Proverbs 3:5 NLT) We all know money is a necessary part of living - and so does God.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
"HEY! It is Ricky Ricardo!"
I was driving south on Hiway 59 from Naperville (just bought some tires for the bike we bought on Craig's list) and I saw this guy playing maracas while he was driving!
YES! Both hands, two maracas. I think his wife was clutching her rosary.
He was (hopefully) driving with his knees.
This old dude was grooving for MILES down Hiway 59. And he wasn't driving slow.... going over 50 mph!
Cars were pulling up beside him, rolling down their windows.
Funny and scary.
Oh yeh, the pillow in the back window said, "Jesus loves you."
Notice the definition I loaded from Wikipedia... one of the the words for these musical instruments is "idiophone." You connect the dots!!
Maracas ( pronunciation (help·info), sometimes called rumba shakers) is a native instrument of Puerto Rico. They are simple percussion instruments(idiophones), usually played in pairs, consisting of a dried calabash or gourd shell (cuia - 'kOO-ya') or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans. They may also be made of leather, wood, or plastic.