What is your desire?

Before you answer, let me share something that I can accross in my bible study this morning....

James 1:14 - "But each on is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed"

I read that scripture as I was passing through the book of James and got stuck on this verse. "...tempted when he is drawn away..." The thought of what is drawing me? What are my desires that draw me? Should I let them draw me? Answering that, I have to refer to another book that I'm reading, it reminds me that I shouldn't follow my heart, but that I should lead it. Lead it how? Lead it by filling it with what God says to fill it w/...His word. I was struck w/ the realization that if I keep MY desires, I could sin. I need to change or exchange MY desires for GOD'S desires. My desires are of the flesh and my flesh wages war against my spirit. My spirit is lead by God's word, but if I'm not careful, I could be lead away from Gods best.

Now I know that it's possible to exchange my desires for Gods because it say in Romans 13:14 - "that I am to put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill it's lusts." So if I put on Jesus, His desires take over, easier said than done. Let's take smoking for example, an analogy that we at some point we can all relate to. If I were to start up smoking, my body would fight it for all it's worth. I would cough, spit & sputter every time I took a drag, but after awhile, my body would come to accept the smoke and make way to function with it, even to the point of desiring it. We need to do the same w/ God's word. We need to force a change of desire in our life, we need to LEAD our heart and not let it lead us. Jeremiah says "that the heart is more deceitful than all else" it will pursue what feels right. Be careful with your heart and the desires you're feeding it.

More to come......



Beijing Olympics

I read an interesting article about the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics......

BEIJING, China (CNN) -- A little girl and her song captivated millions of viewers during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. But what they saw was not what they heard.

Games organizers confirm that Lin Miaoke, who performed "Ode to the Motherland" as China's flag was paraded Friday into Beijing's National Stadium, was not singing at all.
Lin was lip-syncing to the sound of another girl, 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, who was heard but not seen, apparently because she was deemed not cute enough.
"The reason was for the national interest," said Chen Qigang, the ceremony's musical director, in a state radio interview. "The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feeling and expression. ... Lin Miaoke is excellent in those aspects."
The decision was made at the highest levels, Chen said.
"We had to do it," he said. "We'd been through several inspections. They're all very strict. When we rehearsed at the spot, there were several spectators from various divisions, especially leaders from the Politburo, who gave the opinion it must change."

Few who watched the Olympic ceremony realized the deception. "Tiny singer wins heart of nation," read the headline in Tuesday's China Daily newspaper.
"Lin Miaoke might be only 9 years old but she is well on her way to becoming a star, thanks to her heartwarming performance," the article gushed -- without mentioning she never sang a note.
But as word has gotten out on the Internet, some Chinese bloggers are outraged.
"If you're not good-looking, no matter how well you sing, you'll not be onstage. Do you know you're twisting a whole generation?" read one comment.
Another said, "If foreigners found out, they'd think we can't even find a girl who is good at both."
As for Yang Peiyi, she's been quoted as saying she was honored to have had a role in the opening ceremony, even though few realized just how big her part really was.

Beijing enhanced Olympics show with faked 'fireworks' - http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/08/12/fake.fireworks.ap/index.html


Happy Aniversary

A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their bed. She puts on her robe and downstairs to look for him.

She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee in front of him. He appears deep in thought, just staring at the wall.

She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of coffee.

'What's the matter, dear?' she whispers as she steps into the room,

'Why are you down here at this time of night?'.

The husband looks up, 'Do you remember 20 years ago when we were dating, and you were only 16?' he asks solemnly. The wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so caring and sensitive.

'Yes, I do' she replies. The husband pauses. The words are not coming easily.
'Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car making love?'

'Yes, I remember' says the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.

The husband continues.........

'Do you remember when he shoved a shotgun in my face and said, 'Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20 years?''

'I remember that too' she replies softly.

He wipes another tear from his cheek and says...'I would have gotten out today.'


Al Gore is my hero....NOT!!!

Energy Guzzled by Al Gore’s Home in Past Year Could Power 232 U.S. Homes for a Month
Gore’s personal electricity consumption up 10%, despite “energy-efficient” home renovations

NASHVILLE - In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more energy-efficient, the former Vice President’s home energy use surged more than 10%, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.

“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”

In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.

In February 2007, An Inconvenient Truth, a film based on a climate change speech developed by Gore, won an Academy Award for best documentary feature. The next day, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research uncovered that Gore’s Nashville home guzzled 20 times more electricity than the average American household.

After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore’s massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul.

Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month –1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations – at a cost of $16,533. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.

In the wake of becoming the most well-known global warming alarmist, Gore won an Oscar, a Grammy and the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, Gore saw his personal wealth increase by an estimated $100 million thanks largely to speaking fees and investments related to global warming hysteria.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity,” Johnson said. “Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”

The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, a Nashville-based free market think tank and watchdog organization, obtained information about Gore’s home energy use through a public records request to the Nashville Electric Service.


iPhone......I could leave home without one

Interesting article about the NEW 3G iPhone due to be released July '08. You may have to read it to get the full view, but some points I would like to point out:
(Click on the title of this post above.....)

1) AT&T is raising its minimum monthly service subscription for the new iPhone from $60 to $70 per month, according to the Associated Press.
That's an extra $240 over the lifetime of the two-year contract — more than the $200 initial savings on the handheld's retail price.

2) you're instructed to go to a brick-and-mortar Apple Store — where dollars to doughnuts you'll be forced to sign your name on a two-year AT&T service contract, just as you would in an AT&T retail store.

3) ...mainstream cellular carriers discovered long ago, Americans aren't as willing to part with their money upfront as foreigners are.

4) So Apple and AT&T were forced to fall back on what Americans really want — buy now, pay later. In a way, that $200 you save on the new iPhone is really a loan you'll be paying back to AT&T at 10 percent yearly interest.

5) But the price cut squarely targets the main market — the millions of Americans who will see the new upfront cost, think "half off" and run out to buy the things all over again.

You're going to have to read it to better understand.....I just wanted to inform the few that read this, to do the math before yo ubuy anything.....That's my my Consumer Report warning for the day!!


EXTRA EXTRA - Read all about it!!!!



Time to go shopping????

A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City, where a woman
may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a
description of how the store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of
the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights.
The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go
up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor
the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs.

She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

"That's nice," she thinks, "but I want more."

So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men
Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.

"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads: Floor 4 - These men Have
Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.

"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads: Floor 5 - These men
Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have
a Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign
reads: Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men
on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible
to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.


To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store
just across the street.

The first floor has wives that love sex.

The second floor has wives that love sex and have money and like beer.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.


The Man Rules

The Man Rules­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­:
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down and give the guys' side of the story.

We always hear "the rules" from the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side:

**** These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered "1"

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports It's like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport.
And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the ! other one

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched.We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really .

1. Don't ask! us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics! as base ball
or golf.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.


I WalMart for you?

Walmart Employee: "Hello 'dis Walmarts, how can I help you?"

Customer: " I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week."

Walmart Employee: "What you want on the cake?"

Customer: "Best Wishes Suzanne" and underneath that "We will miss you".

Walmart Employee: "Dat all? Okay, Bye."



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