General tips

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 11:20 PM [General]

     

    1. Pray

    2. Go to bed on time.

    3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

    4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

    5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

    6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

    7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

    8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

    9. Pace yourself.  Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

    10. Take one day at a time.

    11. Separate worries from concerns.  If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety.  If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.

    12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.  

    13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

    14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut).  This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

    15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

    16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

    17. Get enough rest.

    18. Eat right.

    19. Get organized so everything has its place.

    20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.

    21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

    22. Every day, find time to be alone.

    23. Having problems?  Talk to God on the spot.  Try to nip small problems in the bud.  Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.

    24. Make friends with Godly people.

    25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

    26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .

    27. Laugh.

    28. Laugh some more!

    29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.

    30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

    31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

    32. Sit on your ego

    33. Talk less; listen more.

    34. Slow down.

    35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

    36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.  GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

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    Prayer of Grace

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 12:53 PM [General]

    May we discover through pain and torment,
    the strength to live with grace and humor.
    May we discover through doubt and anguish,
    the strength to live with dignity and holiness.
    May we discover through suffering and fear,
    the strength to move toward healing.
    May it come to pass that we be restored to health and to vigor.
    May Life grant us wellness of body, spirit, and mind.
    And if this cannot be so, may we find in this transformation and passage
    moments of meaning, opportunities for love
    and the deep and gracious calm that comes
    when we allow ourselves to move on.

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    A blessing for the day.

    Monday, November 10, 2008, 3:24 AM [General]



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    Humor Quiz

    Saturday, November 8, 2008, 4:43 AM [General]

    Short Quiz
    The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. The questions are NOT that difficult.

    1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

    Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

    2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

    Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator?

    Wrong Answer.

    Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

    3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend.... except one. Which animal does not attend?

    Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory.

    Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

    4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

    Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.
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    Thought for the day.

    Saturday, November 8, 2008, 4:34 AM [General]

    Thought For The Day

    This is how I'm trying to live my life. As we know life is not easy, but it is great to be able to learn from others. Have a Blessed day!!

    My Purpose
    By Thomas Dekker (1570-1641)

    To awaken each morning with a smile brightening
    my face;
    To greet the day with reverence for the
    opportunities it contains;

    To approach my work with a clean mind;
    To hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things,
    the ultimate purpose toward which I am working;
    To meet men and women with laughter on my lips
    and love in my heart;

    To be gentle, kind and courteous through all the hours;
    To approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep
    and the joy that comes form work well done
    - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.

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    Evening Prayer

    Friday, November 7, 2008, 10:26 PM [General]

     

    That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,
    let us pray with one heart and mind. As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,
    so may your mercy come down upon us
    to cleanse our hearts
    and set us free to sing your praise
    now and for ever.
    Amen.

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    Prayer for the nations.

    Friday, November 7, 2008, 10:21 PM [General]

    With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds... to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

    - Abraham Lincoln

    Source: From Lincoln's second inaugural address (1864)

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    Affirmation

    Thursday, November 6, 2008, 5:21 PM [General]

    I deserve to have positive experiences.
    I am worthy.

    If feelings of unworthiness come up,
    I go deeper and realize them
    as illusions.

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    Affirmations

    Thursday, November 6, 2008, 7:54 AM [General]

    I forgive myself for the past.

    I let go with love and understanding
    by remembering I am much more
    than moments that have passed.

    I am objective about my prior
    transgressions against others,
    and objective about their transgressions against me.

    I realize them for
    the learning opportunities that they are.

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    I am grateful for all things in my life,
    even the small things.

    I know the true lack in other parts of the world
    and realize that I am among the very fortunate.

     

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    prayer of encouragement

    Thursday, November 6, 2008, 3:11 AM [General]

    Prayer of Encouragement

    No burden is too heavy, because God is with us.

    "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."
    Matthew 11: 28-30
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