Hoe om “skerp” te bly!

Posted: Februarie 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 Ek hoor vanoggend hierdie oulike verhaaltjie van twee houtkappers.  Een was ‘n bejaarde en die ander een nog ‘n jong knapie.  Op ‘n dag het hul besluit om ‘n kompetisie te hou en te kyk wie kan die meeste bome op een dag afkap.
 
Die jong seun was sterk en fiks en het glad nie gerus nie.  Hy het gekap dat die byle huil!
Maar die bejaarde het so elke uur vir 15 minute gerus.
 
Aan die einde van die dag toe die bome getel word het die bejaarde gewen met baie meer bome as die jong seun wat dit glad nie kon verstaan het nie.
 
Toe hul vir die bejaarde vra hoe dit moontlik is want hy het elke uur vir 15 minute gerus het hy hul geantwoord “Elke keer wat ek gerus het, het ek my byl skerp gemaak”
 
So werk ons lewe ook.  Raak jy ook nog stil en spandeer tyd by God om jou weer “skerp” te maak vir elke dag se dagtake?  Of hardloop jy net heeltyd aaneen en dink jy, jy is aan die wenkant?
Ons het nodig om meer tyd saam met God te spandeer!

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Walk with Faith

Posted: Februarie 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Walk with Faith – May thid encourage you always

Don’t spend major time with minor people. If there are people in your life

that continually disappoint you, break promises, stomp on your dreams,

too judgmental, have different values and don’t give their backing during

difficult times … that is not a friend.

To have a friend, be a friend. Sometimes in life as you grow, your friends will either

grow or go. Surround yourself with people who reflect values, goals interests and lifestyle.

When I think of any of my successes, I am thankful to GOD from whom all blessings flow,

and to my family and friends that enrich my life.

Over the years my phone book has changed because I changed for better. At first you think you’re going to be alone, but after a while new people show up in your life that make your life so much sweeter and easier to endure.

If you’re an eagle, don’t hang around chickens:

Chickens Can’t Fly !!

WHY GOD ALLOWS PAIN…really good

Posted: Februarie 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering that I have seen…

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said:
“I don’t believe that God exists.”


“Why do you say that?” asked the customer. “Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist.
Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people?
Would there be abandoned children?


If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain.
I can’t imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.”
The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument.
The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.



Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard.
He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:
“You know what? Barbers do not exist.”
“How can you say that?” asked the surprised barber.
“I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!”
“No!” the customer exclaimed. “Barbers don’t exist because
if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.”


“Ah, but barbers DO exist! That’s what happens when people do not come to me.”
“Exactly!” affirmed the customer. “That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist!
That’s what happens when people do not go to Him and don’t look to Him for help.
That’s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.”



If you think God exists, send this to other people—
If you think God does not exist, delete it!


BE BLESSED & BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS !!!!!!!

Christmas Wishes

Posted: Desember 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

BLIND BOY

Posted: Oktober 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.
Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”

The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.”
I wrote: “Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it.”
Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have… Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.
When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret.
Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling.
And even more beautiful, is knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!

If you appreciate this message, please share.

You may touch someone’s heart today and forever.

Enjoy your week with a heart of gratitude.

A Really Touching Story

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Rain 

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80’s arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I 
was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
 she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease. As we 
talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. 
He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.
‘Life isn’t about how to survive the storm,
But how to dance in the rain.’

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.
The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health. 

He told me that

I was surprised, and asked him, ‘And you still go every 
morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?’ 

He smiled as he patted my hand and said,

‘She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.’ 

I had to hold back 
tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,

‘That is 
the kind of love I want in my life.’ 

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be. 

With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message.. This one I thought I could share with you.

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.

We are all getting Older

Tomorrow may be our turn.

Enjoy life now-it has an expiration date! 

 

Dikwels het jy so baie werk,

Jy word vanuit alle oorde bestook,

Dikwels is die pad so moeilik,

Dan lyk die heuwels onoorkombaar, ook.

Maar onthou dat die heuwels wat voor jou lê

Nooit so styl is as wat hulle lyk

Met geloof in jou hart moet jy begin,

En klim tot jy Jou droom bereik.

Want niks wat die moeite werd is

Is ooit te moeilik om te vermag

Solank jy die moed het om te poog

En die geloof om elke dag te glo

Geloof is immers ‘n mag baie groter

As kennis, krag of bekwaamheid

En menige stryd word oorwin

As jy net vertrou op God se wysheid.

Want geloof kan enige berg versit

En daar is niks te moeilik vir Hom

Begin dus vandag met geloof in jou hart

En klim tot jou drome waar word.

Mag jy ‘n Wonderlike dag hê.