Our Simple Journey of Faith, Family and Life

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Off Color Humor

This photo say it all, it's one of my favorite sayings and I tell others this whenever
the opportunity arrives, it's a freeing process of loving yourself enough to  forgive
and move on with your life. This doesn't mean you forget, only that you'll not be in
bondage by what others have done.. JMSQ 5/30/2015
Thank You Michelle Lane-Perkins for sharing this on Face Book 5/30/2015:
Off-Color Humor

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the heare...rs.... Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
—Ephesians 4:29, 5:4

One of the most shocking things in the church is the dirty-mouthed Christian who always walks on the borderline. There is no place for borderline stories that embarrass some people, and there is nothing about sex or the human body that is funny if your mind is clean.

There was once a gathering of officers, and George Washington was present in the room. One of the young officers began to think about a dirty story that he wanted to tell, and he got a smirk on his face. He looked around and said, "I'm thinking of a story. I guess there are no ladies present." Washington straightened up and said, "No, young man, but there are gentlemen." The young officer shut his mouth and kept the dirty story inside his dirty head and heart.

Anything you could not tell with Jesus present, do not tell. Anything you could not laugh at were Jesus present, do not laugh at.
What an important reminder, Lord! Keep my thoughts pure. Amen.

Tozer on Christian Leadership: A 366-Day Devotional.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

George Washingtons Prayer

From: Julie Ann Smith (On Face Book)
Was looking for images this morning for "praying for America" and ran across this amazing portrait of our first president George Washington praying... which lea...d me to his "Monday morning prayer" from George Washington's Prayer Journal. Thought I'd share it:

O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul.
Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the ever lasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day, and all the days of my life.

Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Gospel. Give me repentance from dead works. Pardon my wanderings, & direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation. Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments. Make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber. But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life. Bless my family, friends & kindred unite us all in praising & glorifying thee in all our works begun, continued, and ended, when we shall come to make our last account before thee blessed Saviour, who hath taught us thus to pray, our Father.


From William J. Johnson, George Washington, The Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, 1919).

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Morning All, On Monday past I had dental work done. Still in a lot of pain not from the dental work, but from the blisters from the dentures.

60 yrs old, I've never had a nice smile, (NEVER) truly, always ugly and in bad need of braces when I was younger and could ill afford to do such. Now I had what was left of them removed and have a BEAUTIFUL smile. Problem is, the blisters... Today is better then yesterday, and I'm sure in time they will begin to feel like my teeth, patience is the key and I've always been short on patience... smile

Yesterday we were at Wal-Mart no less then 2 hours. It was the 1st of the month, welfare checks & Social Security checks were out and so it was extra busy, by the time I got out to the van I was in such pain I had to take out my teeth and drive home toothless.

I have more understanding of those living and functioning without teeth in their mouths. (LESSON LEARNED LORD) Don't judge someone by their lack of teeth, they may be brilliant and in a lot of pain, one never knows