THOUGHT FOR TODAY


Posted by Nancy Williams , Apr 18,2002,10:31   Archive
Good Morning Everyone....
This morning while preparing my church bulletin for Sunday (which is much easier since my grandson showed me how to do it on my computer) I entered my Pastor's Sermon title -"The Shepherd's Voice" and the Scripture-John 10:1-10. When I read it - I remembered reading something in one of my daily devotionals concerning this passage - so I searched for it and luckily found it, and I would like to share it with you.
John 10:10 says "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
And I must give credit where credit is due - Jane E. Maxwell from Vestal, NY. writes -"When I take my mind off what I can no longer do, I can live the abundant life God has set before me. This abundant life happens within me as I let the Holy Spirit love, guide, and sustain me each day. As I take my focus off my disabilities and joyfully use the abilities I have, nothing can defeat me. Each morning I praise God, and then turn my mind to a full schedule of satisfying activities, rejoicing in the abundant life God has given me. Won't you join me? Let's not let what we cannot do rob us of the many things we can do."

Nancy/NE.PA.




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Re : THOUGHT FOR TODAY --- Nancy Williams
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Apr 18,2002,10:39 Top of Thread Archive
Good morning to you, Nancy. Good thought for the day. I'm sure we all have many things we can still do (or even new ones we did not know we were capable of) and we need to focus on those skills and let the others go.

Thanks for sharing.

Sally in North Idaho where it is a beautiful spring day and I'm off to the city again (not by choice, but have to take my mother for her eye exam).




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Re : THOUGHT FOR TODAY --- Nancy Williams
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 18,2002,17:44 Top of Thread Archive
Good Evening Nancy, thanks for the beautiful thought for today. I always try to do that, but must admit, (being human) beb/meige and other illnesses get the better of me sometimes. Today though I met up with a friend who was in worse shape than I and she said at the end of our visit "thanks for being so cheerful it really helped me" - so sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. I'll keep on trucking though.

June in Toronto




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Posted by KATHLEEN BOWERS , Apr 19,2002,14:50 Top of Thread Archive
THANKS, NANCY WILLIAMS.
KITTY, IN SC GETTING READY TO GO ON AN AMAZON EXPEDITION LAST WEEK IN MAY. (VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, MISSIONS SESSIONS INLET---RAIN FOREST ETC.)



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Re : Re: THOUGHT FOR TODAY --- KATHLEEN BOWERS
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Apr 19,2002,23:27 Top of Thread Archive
Kathleen, you must be quite a lot improved if you are able to go on an Amazon expedition (I am assuming that you refer to the "real" Amazon and not just something created for a VBS session, which we did one year). How long will you be gone?

Sally in North Idaho who has no desire to go to the Amazon, just Scotland, England, Canada, Tasmania, and lots of other places.




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Re : Re: THOUGHT FOR TODAY --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by KATHLEEN BOWERS , Apr 20,2002,11:32 Top of Thread Archive
Sally, it must be your kind of Vacation Bible Schoool expedition that I will be on for one week last of May. I greeted the neurologist with "Dr. R.., I am feeling much better today. Getting ready for an Amazon Expedition..." Shared with him my intention to focus in on a medical team in Uruguay one session. Thinking about merging some info about why I stay behind dark glasses...don't like to talk about myself, but drawing momentum now from the encouragement I am seeing on BEB. We discussed the local healing ministry that I could introduce while on the subject of BEB and BoTox. And he said to me during the time: "Are you really going on that Amazon Expedition?" My excitement was showing through, I suppose. And now you come through with the same question. I like that communication of (what do you call it when eye contact is out?). There will be 4 sessions each day of the different age groups. I set up in an area called the Missions Inlet. Everyone comes to me where I create the atmosphere with color fabric etc to bring the rain forest home. To start with I have a couple of "rain sticks" impresssive large from the west, with craft paper we will have lots of vines, greenery from the "bush". Thinking strongly of doing an Amazon news sheet daily that will highlight the events of my 45 min sessions each day and something that will go home with each student at the end of the week. Do you have any suggestions from your experience in VBS?

Sally, I really am not that well. This "crocodile" I take once a day is part of maintenance program for shingles. The cost per month is outrageous. I can be layed back on my chaise among the soft pillows and the spasm in my neck takes over. I just breathe slowly and deep until it passes. What else does one do?

Kitty in SC where the birds have having a "Holliday Ball" Do you remember anything about "It was like a holiday ball with costumes and all when I said 'Yes I do to him' ; it was like a trip to the stars to Venus and Mars...." That tells my age. Okay? But this spring season has never been more romantic here..I've had to put away the ole tunes that brings melancholy tears...and listening to Michael Bolton and his Italian (?) love tunes that I can't understand the words of. kmb




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Apr 20,2002,14:13 Top of Thread Archive
Kathleen, I'll respond to everything in this one posting.

It has been a lot of years since my grand-daughter's VBS Safari and I don't remember too many details. I was involved with refreshments that year. But the active staff members dressed as you have described your attire will be, there was beating of bongos and a continuing story each day. One of the highlights was a safari through a hay field which had not yet been cut and was as high as some children's heads. Different animals popped up to greet them. It was fun.

I, too, remember that song so must be of your generation. And I've always thought "Carolina Moon" to be one of the most romantically beautiful songs ever. Now it will run through my head all day!

Enjoy your expedition. You are never too old to travel (at least in your dreams). My mother is 85 (in June) and still loves to travel.




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Let's Roll / Carolina moon

Re : Re: THOUGHT FOR TODAY --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by KATHLEEN BOWERS , Apr 21,2002,12:24 Top of Thread Archive

SALLY, JUMPING IN FOR A LAST MINUTE WHILE THIS KEYBOARD IS AVAILABLE..JUST NEED TO LET YOU KNOW HOW ECITING IT IS THAT YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR CAROLINA MOON...GORDON COULD SING; HE AND I LOVED D OING THINGS TOGETHER WITH OUR GRAND DAUGHTER ABBEY F ROM IDAHO FALLS...SHE HAS BEEN SINGING ALL HER LIFE...SHE LEARNED "SWEET AND LOW, FAHTER WILL COME TO THEE SOON..." FROM BEDTIME STORIES AND LULLABIES HERE AT OUR HOME...THEN ANOTHER TIME WE WERE SINGING CAROLINA MOON WHILE TRAVELING..SHE PICKED UP THE WORD QUICKLY AND STILL WILL SAY LET'S TALK ABOUT DAD-DAD AND WE USUALLY END UP SINGING THE OLD TUNES JSUT FOR MEMORY SAKES. ONCE THE HARD DRIVE IS BACK AND WORKING, I WILL BE BACK AND WANTING TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN....KITTY



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Posted by Ann Doyle , Apr 20,2002,14:22 Top of Thread Archive
I call your Amazon connection a miracle rather than a coincidance. I have a friend with Bleph and Meige and shingle too. That's no miracle but I wonder if there is a connection or if it is just coincidance. Anyone else out there with shingles? Ann Doyle



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Apr 20,2002,14:34 Top of Thread Archive
My mother had blepharospasm and then in more recent years, a bad bout with shingles. Don't know that there was any connection considered.

Sally in North Idaho who wishes someone would start a support group in the eastern Washington/northern Idaho area. Are there any lurkers out there who are interested in one? If so, my e-mail address is above.




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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 20,2002,12:23 Top of Thread Archive
I know, that link that Scott posted was neat. You'd have to be pretty adventurous I'd say to be a woman alone living there however, or even going there.



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 20,2002,07:38 Top of Thread Archive
Sounds wonderful, Kathleen - have a fabulous time. I'll do it in my dreams only but am glad you are able to go.

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Posted by KATHLEEN BOWERS , Apr 20,2002,12:24 Top of Thread Archive
June, this is one way of forcing myself out of the house; I should say "No" and let the younger ones enter their ingenuity..skills and talents and spirit...it's my heart that says "Yes". I get such a wonderful response from the age groups....and I love it. I'm the last one in my immediate family left to talk about what the Lord Jesus is all about. This spring I've found such a lift in Mary's story of the expensive fragrance in Matt. 26:7-13 (TLB). It is her act of love that makes our love stories pale. There is romance in redemption. The moon has been so beautiful for a spell here in SC. I've seen the young ones sitting together in church and know that romance is in the air. A doctor of mine is getting married soon. Other guys in the church family big on wedding plans now. My two sons are fine escorts and it's always so good to have a man in the house when they are around. The oldest came in from the workplace so handsome with the a California tan and now he has to be back there. I've already started missing him even before he says goodbye.

My hard drive is down (for sometime now) keyboarding on my son's today.
Happy greetings to everyone in your beautiful part of the world....and I am still thinking about the Highlands, Scotland...where is Pippa and how is she doing?

Kitty, getting outfitted with my glorified kakai shirt splashed with flowers and palms to compliment my long skirts, boots, and a straw bamboo-type brimmed hat that my husband once wore in the sun. We'll head down the Amazon River, touch base back in the good old U.S. of A. at time or two and end up over in Uruguay...explorers of a kind, and meeting Steven Kunkel with a brain disorder, "autism". He's part of a missionary family team telling about the Lord Jesus Christ in simple instruments of music. I'm actually signing off here. kmb




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 20,2002,13:34 Top of Thread Archive
Try keeping a journale please, Kathlee, so you can tell us ALL about it on your return.

June in Toronto whpo is very excited for Kathleen going on the Amazon River to Uruguay.




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Apr 20,2002,14:08 Top of Thread Archive
June, she's not really going, you know. This is a fantasy-type trip (like a week-long skit) for Vacation Bible School.

At first I worried that she really did intend to hop into a kayak or something and traverse the Amazon!

Sally in North Idaho where it is another beautiful day, things coming out nice and green all over, but chilly.




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Re : Re: VACATION IN THE AMAZON --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 20,2002,19:09 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for filling me in, Sally - I was convinced it was really going to happen - shows you how gullible I am! Anyway I enjoyed the fantasy of it all.

June in Toronto where the temperature has dropped 16 degrees in just a few days.

--modified by June in Toronto at Sat, Apr 20, 2002, 19:10:48




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