Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Autocorrect Isn't Always

   Several years ago, my youngest daughter and I were traveling back from moving our oldest daughter into her new digs.  My husband was working and so couldn't go along but he kept up with us by texting.  Don't you just love texting? It comes in so handy letting family members know where you are, what you are doing and if you are okay? 
  Well, usually it does.  In this case, my daughter was driving and my hubs had texted asking where we were, he was going to prepare supper for us when we arrived and was asking for our wheareabouts.  At the time I was still a little new at texting with a new smart phone. But it turns out it wasn't so very smart. I typed in "We passing through Festus."  But the "smart" phone didn't recognize the town of Festus and for reasons still beyond my understanding to this day, changed my type into "We're passing through Death."
  Well, you talk about getting a rise out of my husband!  He immediately called me and asked what was going on!
  So when society is telling us how to live and what is right and what is wrong, it's kind of like using Autocorrect on your phone. It's not always "smart" to listen to automatic society and it's suggestions. You need to follow your conscience and your morals!

Friday, November 15, 2013

And Sometimes All Is Right With The World...

San Francisco to call on 'Batkid' to fight crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is set to turn into Gotham City, as city officials help fulfill a 5-year-old leukemia patient's wish to be "Batkid."
The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says the boy, Miles Scott, of Tulelake (too-lee-LAYK'), Calif., will be called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr.
Miles will rescue a woman from cable car tracks in Nob Hill and capture the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown bank. A flash mob will then summon him for another caper: a kidnapping involving the Penguin. He will receive the key to the city from the mayor around 2 p.m.
KGO-TV reports that Miles is now in remission.
His father, Nick Scott, tells the station he is thankful to Make-A-Wish and everyone else who made his son's wish possible.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Encouraging Words Nov 4, 2013

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

Friends are so necessary in life. They build you up with encouraging words. This is a giant thank you to all my friends who believe in me, what I am doing in life whether it’s in my home life or at my job. THANK YOU!

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

And then we need Encouraging Words to keep moving forward against the tide of negative thinking. So keep moving forward. I love that line from “Meet the Robinsons” don’t you?  It’s so true of life. You must keep moving forward and not look back at the “what if’s”.

And to keep doing God's work, we must keep moving forward. 
 What are the worse words you can use in your church? "We've never done it that way before!"
What are some of the best words we can use?  "What can we do to be partners with God in mission?