Archive for September, 2009

Changing Focus

There are times when I realize that I need to stop focusing on what God hasn’t blessed me with. It distracts me from seeing all the endless things that He has blessed me with instead.

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Dear God,

It’s days like today where you remind me that you’ve always got it under control. Time and time again, I always have to hang my head and sheepishly admit that I doubted You at one point or another. Why do I do that? Time and time again You have blessed me, even when I least deserved it. You have already set into motion things in my life that I will never see until it’s already been done. Why don’t I have more patience to see that? Sometimes I feel like the child who burned her hand touching the stove, forgot 5 minutes later, touched the stove again and burned my hand again.

But thankyou. Thankyou for still taking care of me, even when I doubt You, even when I throw a tantrum with You, even when I don’t give You the respect that You deserve.

You truly show unconditional love and it’s a lesson that I forget time and time again.

Please don’t let me forget anymore. Please help me to stop doubting You, especially during trying times.

And thankyou for everything You provide me, even when I don’t deserve it.


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I hate waiting in anticipation. Nervous jitters keep me antsy and endless thoughts race through my mind. Tomorrow will either be a good or bad day. Let’s pray that it will be good. Let’s pray hard.

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Opportunity Knocks

Interview on Friday. I pray that this is my ticket out of this hell hole place I call my current job. I also pray that I can muster up the confidence to do another  job interview, considering I was horrible at the last 35 that I went to.

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From the inside out

Rarely does a song move me, or in this case, move me to tears. But every time I hear this song, something inside me stirs up and I start to get teary-eyed. It has become my prayer and my daily motivation to get me through the week.

A thousand times I’ve failed
Still your mercy remains
And should I stumble again
Still I’m caught in your grace

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
my heart and my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

Your will above all else, my purpose remains
The art of losing myself in bringing you praise

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
In my heart, in my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

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Courtesy of Reader’s Digest Magazine

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste … and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.

5. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom—and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door—understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)

10. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.

12. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at faketv.com.)

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