Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Are you Dumb as a Rock?


Jesus' descent at the Mount of Olives was greeted by a multitude of his disciples rejoicing and praising God with a loud voice for all his mighty works they had seen saying "Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How God Used Facebook to Save my Husband's Life

Duke University
Steve at Duke University Medical Clinic
Steve loathed Facebook since the day I created my account. He says "Facebook isn't good for anything but gossip and confusion!"

March 2012, Steve had a lung biopsy diagnosing IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis). We were basically told it was terminal with no treatment available. The news left a lump in my throat that I couldn't swallow. I felt

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Your Possibility Action Plan

Have you trusted God for something and it happens? Jesus said in Matthew 17:20 " If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you." Did you catch that? NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO YOU! Do we trust his word? An appeal to Congress urged our nation to include recognition of God on American currency during the Civil War. A response was written from the Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon P. Chase, "No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense. The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins." The Mint began with a few coins and since 1938 all U.S. coins have carried the inscription "In God We Trust". We say it but do we really believe it?

Think about this - It is easier to accept the impossible than to expect the possible.  Do you find yourself wanting to throw your hands up in the air and walk away with a pitiful sigh?  "I tried" takes a small amount of energy. The minute exertion of a "try" cannot be compared to the "stick-um" you've got to muster to wait on the possible.  Possibility takes belief, faith, strength, courage, patience, humility, sweat, and many tears. Possibility is not for the weak and fainthearted. Praise the Lord, unlike men, impossible is not God's standard operating procedure (Matthew 19:26)!

I have trusted God's power to remove mountains. Have you? Are you dealing with a mountain right now? Have you looked at it, decided there's just no use. It appears impossible to climb, move or scale? Have you pulled up a chair to sit down in it's shadow with your head in your hands and a frown on your face? You're in a good position. Bow your head a bit more, drop to your knees and ask God to show you his possibilities, your possibilities. Believe him, stick with him until it happens. Never give up on God because he never gives up on you!

Try this...Set aside one coin you can keep with you all the time. Seeing is believing. If you are about to throw your hands up, reach into your pocket instead. Take out your coin and read it. Visibly remind yourself "In God We Trust, because with Him, All Things are Possible!"

Trusting in possibilities,
The Happy Handicap

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Why "Daylight Savings Time" is Better than Getting a Tooth Pulled

Ughhhh! "Daylight Savings Time" again? Seems like we just fell down, well... fell back in November and here we go again, springing forward. I don't like monkeying around with the time. Do you? Why can't we pick one way and leave it? I hear what you're saying, "If you don't like it move to Arizona or Hawaii." Don't

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How Substitution Saved the World

I began an exciting adventure yesterday! I substitute taught at Cedar Ridge Elementary. The preparation for becoming a sub was a half day class. I found out quickly the class had little to do with actually being in the classroom.  Driving to the school last morning, the word "substitute" kept spinning around in my head like a ballerina performing a pirouette. I wondered if I'd make a good substitute.  Will I teach the the children anything? Will I please the teacher who hired me? Am I worthy to be a sub?

Revelation 5:2 asked "Who is worthy to open the book and loose the seals thereof?" John wept much because no man was found worthy to open and read the book, neither to look upon it. But wait...Cry not because BEHOLD, the Root of David has prevailed to open the book and loosen the seals! They begin to sing a new song, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."

A Bachelors Degree or a minimum of 4 years of college is the requirement that satisfies the State of Georgia to become a teacher. A substitute is only required a 1/2 day class. Was I worthy of the job, not hardly! The job of Savior of the world required God himself. He sent his son Jesus so the world through him might be saved. He was the only one worthy to die for our atonement. Jesus' blood is the only thing that satisfies God for our unrighteousness.

There is no Substitute

Praising the Worthy One,
The Happy Handicap