Saturday, May 24, 2008

A lesson in trust

I am rarely effected by the negative bad news we hear most mornings/evenings. With all the talk about gas prices increasing, the housing market tanking, and the most of our society spending more than they make, it can be a little bit of a downer.

Just a week ago I was in Walmart buying a few items and as I reached into the self check out change dispenser I found a penny with wheat on it! "Sweet, an old penny!" I thought. I looked at the date - 1924. That is one of the oldest I've ever handled personally.

I put it in my pocket and then felt God speak to mind and heart. I began to think of all that penny has been through before it got to my hand that day. In 1924, one could buy a loaf of bread for 5 cents. That penny had seen several presidential administrations, the depression of 1929 into the 1930's. A couple of World Wars, economic turmoil and upswing. How many times have we walked by pennies on the ground, thrown them in a wishing well, or disregarded their value. Countless times!

God reminded me that as this penny has been through good and bad times, it made it through economic struggles, I too will make it through rough times. I read the inscription on the front and it said it all to me - In God We Trust. May sound a little cheesy but it really reset my focus!

Back up outta my grill!

Not sure if this would give most a panic attack but . . . Look how those in the back get low and use the legs! I would need a little space in this situation!

How would you handle this situation?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Best thing that's happened to me!

The last couple of days, have been memorable for my wife.  Yesterday she had some sweet oral surgery!  One wisdom tooth - GONE!, One crown . . . ON!, Three fillings - FILLED! All in less than an 120 minutes.  That's the equivalent of a radiator flush, oil change, and new tires.  She woke up doing pretty well considering.

Today she turned 37.  I am proud of her and now she's helping others now achieve their health goals.  She's the best thing that's happened to me.  Happy Birthday Love!