Friday, August 31, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Change the World

With every door you hold open, car you allow to merge, smile you flash, encouragement you offer, you make a deposit into someone’s life. The best part of this form of giving is that it is LIMITLESS. For all the people you touch every day, you make an indelible difference in their world. Set a goal each day: How many worlds can you make a positive difference in? The world most affected by this giving will be yours!
~Darren Hardy

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hold on...

There will be a light that is coming for the heart that holds on. . .

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Oh To be a church mouse...

Oh to be a church mouse while they recorded this song......makes my heart so happy when I hear Gabe singing along with them :)
You're rich in love, and You're slow to anger
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Don't Forget His Love

Friday, August 17, 2012


A pessimist makes difficulties of his opportunities, & an optimist makes opportunities of his difficulties.
-Harry Truman

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


"I read yesterday that a lot of grandfathers have false teeth and use them to entertain their grandchildren. I've stopped flossing. I want to be a great grandpa."
~ken davis. :-)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Steady My Heart

"Steady My Heart"
Wish it could be easy
Why is life so messy
Why is pain a part of us
There are days I feel like
Nothing ever goes right
Sometimes it just hurts so much

But You're here
You're real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts
Even when it's hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

I'm not gonna worry
I know that You got me
Right inside the palm of your hand
Each and every moment
What's good and what gets broken
Happens just the way that You plan

And I will run to You
You're my refuge in Your arms
And I will sing to You
Cause of everything You are

You steady my heart

Saturday, August 11, 2012

We Are the World

There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And its time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We are all a part of Gods great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
Its true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand


When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there's no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


6 Reasons Why to Teach Kids to Be Grateful
The research can only support Scriptural Truth:
1. Better Attitudes:
Children who practice grateful thinking have more positive attitudes toward school and their families (Froh, Sefick, Emmons, 2008).
2. Better Achieve Personal Goals:
Participants who kept gratitude lists were more likely to have made progress toward important personal goals (academic, interpersonal and health-based) over a two-month period compared to subjects in the other experimental conditions.
3. Closer Relationships, Greater Happiness:
Professor Froh infused middle–school classes with a small dose of gratitude—and found that it made students feel more connected to their friends, family, and their school:
“By the follow–up three weeks later, students who had been instructed to count their blessings showed more gratitude toward people who had helped them, which led to more gratitude in general. Expressing gratitude was not only associated with appreciating close relationships; it was also related to feeling better about life and school. Indeed, compared with students in the hassles and control groups, students who counted blessings reported greater satisfaction with school both immediately after the two–week exercise and at the three–week follow–up.”
4. Better Grades:
Gratitude in children: 6-7th graders who kept a gratitude journal for only three weeks, had an increased grade point average over the course of a year.
5. Greater Energy, Attentiveness, Enthusiasm:
A daily gratitude intervention (self-guided exercises) with young adults resulted in higher reported levels of the positive states of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness and energy compared to a focus on hassles or a downward social comparison (ways in which participants thought they were better off than others).
6. Greater Sensitivity:
Children who kept gratitude journals were more sensitive to situations where they themselves can be helpful, altruistic, generous, compassionate, and less destructive, more positive social behaviors, and less destructive, negative social behaviors…
“Gratitude is good for the giver, and good for the receiver,” Professor Emmons said. “This has been documented in friendships, romantic partners and spouses. One study showed that the mere expression of thanks more than doubled the likelihood that helpers would provide assistance again.”
And if We Don’t Practice Gratitude?
On the other hand, research shows that youth who are ungrateful are “less satisfied with their lives and are more apt to be aggressive and engage in risk-taking behaviors, such as early or frequent promiscuous activities, substance use, poor eating habits, physical inactivity, and poor academic performance.”

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Song of the Day

song of the day:

"The measure of a man can be found in between Sundays..."


"Commit to excellence! To be a champion you must be willing to pay a greater price than your opponent ever will!"
~Coach Brad Barton

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Brush Strokes

It's the tiny daily brush strokes that create the masterpiece that your life will become.
--Andy Andrews
(live from Orlando today!!!)