Posted by cjoshua15 on December 8, 2008
Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 a.m. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job in…..AMERICA…..
This is a not really a story of Joe Smith, but of us and you better realize it before it is too late!
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Posted by cjoshua15 on November 27, 2008
Great demonstration on how to explain the digital tv upgrade.
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Posted by cjoshua15 on November 26, 2008
It is Thanksgiving once again and I am to remember all those things I am thankful for. I thought it was odd that it should be emphasized one day a year. This has become a daily thing for me. Perhaps some need reminding they should be thankful. But, I started to think am I giving thanks or am I saying thanks for giving me. Is it possible that we could become prideful of what we have? Maybe not intentional, but nonetheless possible. Thanks for the great job, thanks for the car, thanks for the church, thanks for the friends…oh wait, sounds like I might be taking a bit of pride for the good things. I have to be cautious not to sound boastful, but thankful and humble.
There are things that happen in a day that aren’t so great but because God directed them I should be thankful for them. God thank you for the detour on my way home, I don’t remember having that extra 15 minutes in my schedule, but wait, I’m seeing I was not involved in the accident that occurred at the place I would have been passing had I been on time. Thanks for letting me lose my cell phone for an hour today, albeit hectic to look for it, I did have an hour to pray to you to help me find it and confess those things that possibly could have been why you let me lose it.
So what are you thankful for?
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Posted by cjoshua15 on November 7, 2008
Satan is very interested in those things that bring us down that we feel we can’t control.
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Posted by cjoshua15 on October 7, 2008
Our Thinking / His Promise
It’s impossible / All things are possible. (Luke 18:27)
I’m too tired / I will give you rest. (Matt 11:28-30)
Nobody really loves me / I Love you. (John 3:16)
I can’t go on / My grace is sufficient. (2 Cor. 12:9)
I can’t figure things out / I will direct your steps. (Prov. 20:24)
I can’t do it / You can do all things. (Phil. 4:13)
I’m not able / I am able. (2 Cor. 9:8)
It’s not worth it / It will be worth it. (Rom. 8:28)
I can’t forgive myself / I forgive you. (1 John 1:9)
I can’t manage / I will supply all your need. (Phil 4:19)
I’m afraid / I have not given you a spirit of fear. (2 Tim. 1:7)
I’m always worried and frustrated / Cast all your care on me. (1 Peter 5:7)
I haven’t enough faith / I’ve given everyone a measure of faith. (Rom. 12:8)
I’m not smart enough / I give you wisdom. (1 Cor. 1:30)
I feel so alone / I will never leave you or forsake you. (Heb. 13:15)
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