Archive for May, 2008

Thoughts for Thursday

                                                 Special Delivery Stamp Print

Consider the postage stamp:  its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

                                                       >>Josh Billings

Quote taken from Dave Ramsey Priceless  Straight-Shooting, No-Frills Financial Wisdom

Graphic from art.com




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Gail Rein Gratitude PrintIt seems as if this time of year always stresses me out and overwhelms me!  It should be a joyous time when we are winding up our school year and deciding what activities we should continue into the summer, but it isn’t.  It seems as if each year around this time I feel the stress of trying to plan what studies my oldest will do the next year.  I then reflect on what he has done in the past to evaluate the appropriateness of having his younger sisters follow suit.  As each year passes, and my son gets older, I realize how vital the selection of the subjects/materials are to the rest of his life.  He will be entering high school next year and passing this milestone seems to overwhelm me with questions on how to accurately prepare him for college. 

Well, having said all this, my son in his usual wit has summed it all up perfectly.  I was grading a recent Algebra assignment and following a half worked problem I read this message. . . .

“I am deeply apologetic and very hesitant to inform you that this problem is beyond my capabilities at this point.  If you would be lenient enough to assist me in my struggles, I would offer my greatest thanks. 

My deepest gratitude,

Your son

P.S.  An alternate option would be to prolong the date and/or time this particular test is due.”

This statement put into perspective my struggle.  Why am I trying to do this on my own?  I need HELP!  Have I really given it to the Lord, or am I doing this in my own strength?  I am reminded of a Psalm. . .

Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.  From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.  For You have been a shelter to me, a strong tower from the enemy.  I will abide in Your tabernacle forever.  I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.  Psalm 61:2

graphics taken from art.com

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                                                 Mick Bird Weathered Pebble Print

A small trouble is like a pebble.

Hold it too close to your eye

and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus.

Hold it at a proper viewing distance

and it can be examined and properly classified.

Throw it at your feet

and it can be seen in its true setting,

just one more tiny bump on the pathway to eternity.

>Celia Luce

Quote taken from Dave Ramsey Priceless  Straight-Shooting, No-Frills Financial Wisdom

Graphic from art.com


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A Blog Award

Christy has awarded my with my first blog award.  All I have to do is pass it on to ten people!  Thanks Christy!  I would have reciprocated, but I didn’t think I was supposed to!

Here is my list! 

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Remember the tea kettle.  Though up to its neck in hot water, it continues to sing.

graphics from art.com

quote from Dave Ramsey’s book Pricele$$   Straight-Shooting, No-Frills Financial Wisdom

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Book Giveaway!

Edit:  This drawing is now closed.  To see the winners, click here.

Would you like to win these books?Reformation Heritage Books

If you would like to enter Challies April giveaway, click on the book icon at the top right of the page!

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