Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I received this darling photo from a favorite customer- Michele Katsalas. Didn't she do a great job taking this picture of her one-year old?!
Thanks, Michele!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

John Wesley said, "We can do great things when we pray; but we can do nothing great until we pray!"
Do you feel like your prayers aren't getting the job done? Double up. Bring in reinforcements! Find somebody who'll agree with you, for Jesus said, "If two of you...agree about anything...it will be done for you."

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ruth Calkin writes: "At first, Lord, I asked you to take sides with me. With the Psalmist I prayed, 'The Lord is for me...maintain my rights, O Lord.' But with all my pleading I lay drenched in darkness, until in total surrender I cried, 'Don't take sides, Lord, just take over,' and suddenly it was morning."

Friday, September 26, 2008

Each time you make a responsible decision, you become a more responsible person. Successful people don't blame others, they take responsibility for their actions and attitudes. They show response-ability - the ability to choose a correct response no matter what situation they face.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Taking personal responsibility

To display the kind of responsibility that makes you successful in life:

(1) Recognize that gaining success means practicing self-discipline. Every time you stop yourself from doing what you shouldn't and start doing what you should, you're increasing your capacity for responsibility and the rewards it brings.

(2) What you start, finish. There are two kinds of people: those who will and those who might. Responsible people follow through. And that's how others evaluate them.

(3) Don't expect others to do it for you. Paul writes: "Each one should carry his own load" (Gal 6:5 NIV).

Monday, September 15, 2008

My new machine is up and running-

so here I am with my latest fall fashion. I think this is one of my all-time favorites! I hope you like it! Peyton is at her best in these pics!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dr. Viktor Frankl endured the Holocaust by this principle. The Nazis killed his family, placed him in a concentration camp, starved and beat him. When the war ended Frankl was neither broken, bowed nor bitter. When asked how he endured such treatment with a positive outlook he said, "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

If there's something rotten in your refrigerator you know it every time you open the door. You may not know exactly where it's located, but the smell tells you it's in there. Our lives are like that. If there's something wrong within us, those we come into contact with are going to sense it, whether or not they know what it is or why it's there. It gives off an odor that's detectable. That's why we must continually open ourselves to God and allow the Holy Spirit to come in, cleanse our hearts, and remove whatever's hindering us in our walk with Him.