“Look for a SPECK of Truth. This is where personal application happens. SPECK is an acronym that stands for a Sin to confess, a Promise to claim, and Example to follow, a Command to obey, or Knowledge to believe. If you look for a simple SPECK each day, it will ensure that you are not just a reader of the Word but a doer of it.”

–Step 6 of National Community Church’s From Garden to City, encouragement in their daily reading plan, starting THIS WEDNESDAY!

I’m grateful for having an amazing wife who gets up out of her slumber to put breakfast together for me. I’ve never met someone with such a servant heart. I need to learn this from her and stop being so selfish! My prayer for my children is that they will learn this from her and not my selfishness! …once we have kids… : )

So I’ve taken Mark Batterson’s advice and I want to start making note of one thing each day that I’m grateful for. I’m not much for paper, so I’m going to use the blog for it. I hope it’s an encouragement for others as well.

You may have noticed it’s been a long while since I’ve regularly posted to this site, in spite of the large number of people interested in Bono being the Antichrist and Muslims taking over the world.

I read so much, I rarely have time to post my thoughts on what I read. So I’ve decided I am going to re-post some of the things I read that I think others should take time to take note of as well–of course giving full credit to the original author. I doubt if I’ll ever get around to actually commenting on them much.

I know. I know. How lazy and uncreative is that! But this is what I’m going to try. We’ll see if I get too guilty for copy and pasting too much.

Just a thought… Westerners have trouble putting themselves in the shoes of the poor because they’ve never had the experience of not being able to afford a pair.

God I thank You for pain, because it shows us how precious and rare true pleasure is, I thank You for confusion, because it allows us the opportunity to find clarity; frustration, because it allows us room to develop patience; for weakness, because it allows us to become stronger; for ignorance, because it allows us to learn.

–from Ne-Yo’s “Year of the Gentleman” thank-you liner notes

For all the flack celebrities get for thanking God and leading a lifestyle that does not glorify God, I was amazed at the depth of wisdom in the words above. I’d be eager to know if he actually wrote them himself. What are your thoughts on celebrities and their God-thank-you’s?

1: Type in “[your name] needs” in the Google search:
Trevor’s needs change and we just change with him.

2: Type in “[your name] looks like” in Google search:
Trevor looks like a gentle giant, I love the shot of the terrier chasing him, LOL. Give Trev a big hug and kiss for me. 🙂

3: Type in “[your name] does” in Google search:
Trevor does a flip thing off our elementary school’s gazebo.

4: Type in “[your name] hates” in Google search:
Trevor hates to lose, and I always knew it in my heart that he could be a national champion.

5: Type in “[your name] goes” in Google search:
Trevor goes to work on an egg.

6: Type in “[your name] loves” in Google search:
Trevor loves the christmas tree.

7: Type in “[your name] eats” in Google search:
Trevor Eats Scrabble for Breakfast.

8: Type in “[your name] has” in Google search:
Trevor has volunteered his time with a number of organizations in Winnipeg.

9: Type in “[your name] wants” in Google search:
Trevor wants to know what you think.

Thank you to all who were lifting up Max in prayer. After living in a Haitian jail for almost a year after doing nothing wrong, he was finally released to his family. Praise God for He answers prayer!

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There was a study done that claims men talk nearly as much as women. They counted the number of words each gender speaks over a certain period and the numbers were very close. Therefore they are saying the common misconception that women talk more than men is not true.

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