Thursday, January 1, 2009

Word studies & 25 ways to keep it simple

My friend Shelli posted this on her myspace blog. I don't know how to put a link in to that page but I can direct you to her myspace page if your interested. She posts really good messages and has been doing word studies lately that are very cool! This is here more as a reminder for me than anything else. I need to work on number 10 lol! I tend to tell people the truth too much! lol

Titus 1:16 ~ They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Abominable~repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome: an abominable crime, very unpleasant; disagreeable, very bad, poor, or inferior

Disobedient~Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; -- applied to persons and acts.

Reprobate~a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person; morally depraved; unprincipled; bad; rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation

I got this in an email yesterday and thought I'd share.

25 Ways to "Keep it Simple" in the New Year"
1. Go to bed on time and get up early to avoid a rush.
2. Say no to projects that keep your family too busy, or offer to do a small part.
3. Delegate tasks when possible. Even our kids feel important when they are "needed".
4. Simplify and unclutter your life. Less is more..
5. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places. But don't sweat the small stuff. Arriving
a little late is not the end of the world.
6. Take one day at a time.
7. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, don't dwell on it.
8. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
9. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc. A simple meal to prepare for unexpected guests.
10. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
11. Do something for the kid in you everyday.
12. Eat right.
13. Get organized so everything has its place.
14. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
15. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
16. Every day, find time to be alone.
17. Choose your friends wisely. A friend who gets you in trouble is not a friend.
18. Keep a notebook of favorite scriptures on hand.
19. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus."
20. Laugh.
21. Laugh some more!
22. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
23. Before you blame someone, try to laugh at the situation.
24. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
25 . Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU. "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

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