Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Breaking the twine...

When a elephant in India is still young, his owner takes him from his mother and shackles him to a large tree--

with a heavy chain around his right hind leg.

For days and weeks, the young elephant will strain and pull, trying to break free, but all he succeeds in doing is causing the shackles to cut deep into his leg.

Eventually he gives up and accepts the idea that he can't go anywhere when there is something around his hind leg.

Soon the owner can replace the tree with a post and the chain with a piece of twin.

Once the elephant feels resistance, he stops.
There's nothing but a piece of twine around his ankle, but there are heavy shackles around his mind.

God's potential- the potential to do hard important things-
but we are held captive by a lie. We have been conditioned to believe what is false, to stop when things get hard, and to miss out on God's incredible purpose for us. Do something hard.
Break the twine.
From the book"Do hard things"Alex and Brett Harris

The world wants to put twine around your ankle, refuse the culture. And do something you don't think you're able to do. Try with all your might. You can break the twine. All to the glory of our God.


Emma

When man will not submit to God's 10 commandments,

the result is not no commandments, but the 10,000 commandments.
~G. K. Chesterton

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mr. Zig-Zag ( okay that's stupid) OHHH WELLL


Look what I found while I was (no lie) WEEDING! ^^^^^^I didn't kill him, He's to pretty. This just goes to show ya' that you can look good on the outside and have an evil mind..........
@@@@Emma@@@@@

Friday, September 4, 2009

[possibly] my favorite quote...lol

~ And it doesn't matter how many new haircuts you get, or gyms you join, or how many glasses of chardonnay you drink with your girlfriends... you still go to bed every night going over every detail and wonder what you did wrong or how you could have misunderstood and how in the heck for that brief moment you could think that you were that happy. And sometimes you can even convince yourself that he'll see the light and show up at your door. And after all that, however long all that may be, you'll go somewhere new. and you'll meet people who make you feel worthwhile again. And little peices of your soul will finally come back. And all that fuzzy stuff, those years of your life that you wasted, that will eventually begin to fade.~ Iris from The Holiday
.......My favorite movie.......Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet
Fantastic!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Family, like a tomato vine.......

Dad and I picked tomatoes this morning, when you're picking tomatoes you have a lot of time to think about stuff.

I thought it was funny how a family is really similar to vines.

When vine's(mom and dad) don't have water(God's word)everyday they start to get brown and

shrink up and start to affect the little tomatoes that are growing and making them turn out to be

just like the vine to where nobody wants to pick it because it wouldn't be any use if it had bad spots.
Isn't this the same as parents that don't get refreshment from God's word every morning.

We tend to forget God when we don't need him. And this can affect your children.

A bad vine bears bad fruit.

Once you get to a certain age you can't blame it on mom and dad. It's your responsibility to

further your walk with God.

If you let things go in your life and they turn into bigger things you'll have to deal with.

One spot in a tomato ruins the whole thing.


Random thought,
Emma