Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Good Story

Something heartwarming - nice to see this kind of mail!

Billy Graham is now 86 years old with Parkinson's disease. In January 2000, leaders in Charlotte , North Carolina , invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in his honor. Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he struggles with Parkinson's disease. But the Charlotte leaders said, 'We don't expect a major address. Just come and let us honor you. So he agreed.

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham stepped to the rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said, 'I'm reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who this month has been honored by Time magazine as the Man of the Century. Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn't find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn't there, so he looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it. Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn't find it.

The conductor said, 'Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket. Don't worry about it.'

Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great
physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said, 'Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are. No problem. You don't need a ticket. I'm sure you bought one.'

Einstein looked at him and said, 'Young man, I too, know who I am. What I don't know is where I'm going.''

Having said that Billy Graham continued, 'See the suit I'm wearing? It's a brand new suit. My wife, my children, and my grandchildren are telling me I've gotten a little slovenly in my old age. I used to be a bit more fastidious. So I went out and bought a new suit for this luncheon and one more occasion.

You know what that occasion is? This is the suit in which I'll be buried. But when you hear I'm dead, I don't want you to immediately remember the suit I'm wearing. I want you to remember this: I not only know who I am .. I also know where I'm going.'

May your troubles be less, your blessings more, and may nothing but happiness, come through your door.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

So it really works

Bless all of you who have listened to me belly ache for the last 3 weeks. By the way that means I only have 9 more weeks to go before this program is over....That is really exciting. So here is my update...After the first 3 weeks I lost a total of 9 pounds!! YEA!!!! He adjusted my workout program and so now I have to "JUST KEEP SWIMMING!!!!" I love that quote... Pray that the Lord helps me stay motivated!!!! Until next time!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

12 Weeks

Who said working out was fun? I am having to retrain my body to do all the things it did many years ago, and can i state that my body is not happy about it. I have found muscles that I had forgotten about. But I know that this is going to be good for me in the long run. I have made jokes that I need to take a picture in my swimsuit and then follow it up after the 12 weeks is completed. The trainer at the gym told me if I worked hard it would be an "EXTREME MAKEOVER". Can I tell you how happy that would make me! Anyway, I'll let you know how it is going over the next 12 weeks. I can do anything for 12 weeks right?


After listening to Robert's talk last night, I wanted to give him a pat on the back!!!! Those were good words! I think we all needed to hear not only what the video said but also what he provided in his lesson. We all need to treat others the way we want to be treated!!! "GOLDEN RULE"~ "Do unto other's as you would have them do unto you"!

I think it is great that these are the types of lessons that he is bringing to the youth. In our society, it is hard to fit in; therefore, it can be assumed that you would try to do what you can do in order to be a part of the "In Group". This word is important for our youth to understand. In our walk of life as a christian, we are to strive to be christ like. If we are doing so, we will not try to fit in. We will walk and befriend all that is around in order to further the kingdom. I hope that I can live out the lesson and encourage others.