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Free Advice on Life

Because life is subject to change without notice
it's a good idea to...

1. stayed prayed up and spiritually grounded
knowing God will supply all of your needs

2. do more networking

3. keep up with your industry/career/trade/education

4. stay focused on your priorities

5. You can cope with stress better when you
are in good health and your ability to think
clearly and concentrate are increased (eat
your veggies, drink more water, do more
walking, less sugar, junk food, caffeine
alcohol, tobacco).

6. communicate with bill collectors

7. call that family member or friend you
haven't talked to in a while

8. keep your work area organized

9. take that long overdue vacation

10. keep your health/car/home/life insurance current

11. lighten up and don't sweat the small stuff,
remain flexible and free of resistence,
resentment and regrets

12. count your blessings

13. return to your favorite hobbies and interest

14. balance your time more between work, family
and leisure time

15. stay centered in peace

16. keep your life uncluttered

17. stop procrastinating

18. stay informed..ignorance is not bliss

19. Speak those words.."I love you, thank you,
I'm sorry", "Can I help you?", " I forgive",
"Yes, I can", "Yes I will", Yes, I believe",



Find more ways to celebrate life!!!!!!!!!!!

By Jewel Diamond Taylor, Motivational Speaker/Author

God knows best!

When the idea is not right, God says "No."
No - when the idea is not the best.
No - when the idea is absolutely wrong.
No - when though it may help you, it could
create problems for someone else.

When the time is not right, God says, "Slow."
What a catastrophe it would be if God answered
every prayer at the snap of your fingers.
Do you know what would happen? God would become
your servant, not your master.
Suddenly God would be working for you instead
of you working for God.

Remember: God's delays are not God's denials.
God's timing is perfect.
Patience is what we need in prayer.

When you are not right, God says, "Grow."
The selfish person has to grow in unselfishness.
The cautious person must grow in courage.
The timid person must grow in confidence.
The dominating person must grow in sensitivity.
The critical person must grow in tolerance.
The negative person must grow in positive
The pleasure-seeking person must grow
in compassion for suffering people.

When everything is all right, God says "Go!"
Then miracles happen:
A hopeless alcoholic is set free!
A drug addict finds release!
A doubter becomes a child in his belief.
Diseased tissue responds to treatment,
and healing begins.
The door to your dream suddenly swings
open and there stands God saying, "Go!"


~author unknown~


I cannot say "OUR" if my religion has no room
for others and their needs.

I cannot say "FATHER" if I do not demonstrate this
relationship in my daily life.

I cannot say "WHO ART IN HEAVEN" if all my interests
and pursuits are in earthly things.

I cannot say "HALLOWED BE THY NAME" if I, who am called
by his name, am not holy.

I cannot say "THY KINGDOM COME" if I am unwilling
to give up my own sovereignty and accept the
righteous reign of God

I cannot say "ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN" unless I
am truely ready to give myself to his service
here and now.

I cannot say "GIVE US THIS DAILY BREAD" without
expending honest effort for it or by ignoring
the genuine needs of my fellowman.

if I continue to harbor a grudge against anyone.

if I deliberately choose to remain in a
situation where I am likely to be tempted.

I cannot say "DELIVER US FROM EVIL" if I
am not prepared to fight in the spiritual
realm with the weapon of prayer.

I cannot say "THINE IS THE KINGDOM" if I do
not give the King the diciplined obedience
of a loyal subject.

I cannot say "THINE IS THE POWER" if I fear
what the neighbors and friends may say or do.

I cannot say "THINE IS THE GLORY" if I am
seeking my own glory first.

I cannot say "FOREVER" if I am too anxious
about each day's affairs.

I cannot say "AMEN" unless I honestly say,
"cost what it may, this is my prayer".

~author unknown~


I have no respect for justice.

I maim without killing

I break hearts and ruin lives

I am cunning and malicious and gather
strength with age.

The more I am quoted the more I am believed

I flourish at every level of society

My victims are helpless.

They cannot protect themselves against
me because I have no name and no face

To track me down is impossible.

The harder you try, the more elusive
I become.

I am nobody's friend.

Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never
the same.

I topple governments and wreck marriages

I ruin careers and cause sleepness nights
heartache and indigestion.

I spawn suspicion and generate grief

I make innocent people cry in their pillows

Even my name hisses. I am called Gossip.

Office gossip. Shop gossip. Party gossip.
Telephone gossip. Church gossip.

I make headlines and headaches.

Before you repeat a story ask yourself
is it true?

Is it Fair? Is it necessary? If not---

If you spend as much time praying as you do
talking about others behind their backs, you
would be further ahead Spiritually.

~Leviticus 19:16
~Proverbs 11:13, 16:28, 18:8,
19:5, 20:19, 25:18, 23.

~Psalms 34:13, 52:2, 101:5, 141:3.
~Matthew 12:37.
~Ephesians 4:29.
~1 Timothy 5:13.
~1 Peter 4:15

Beautifully Black

Lord, Lord
Why did U make me black?
Why did U make someone
The world wants to hold Back

Black is the color of dirty clothes
The color of grimy hands and feet
Black is the color of darkness
The color of tire beaten streets

Why did U give me thick lips
A broad nose and kinky hair?
Why did U make someone
Who receives the hatred stare?

Black is the color of the bruised eye
When someone gets hurt
Black is the color of darkness
Black is the color of dirt

How come my bone structure's so thick?
My hips and cheeks are high?
How come my eyes are brown
And not the color of daylight sky?

Why do people think I'm useless?
How come I feel so used?
Why do some people see my skin
And think I should be abused?

Lord I just don't understand
What it is about my skin?
Why do some people want to hate me
And not know the person within?

Black is what people are listed
When others want to keep them away
Black is the color of shadows cast
Black is the end of the day

Lord you know my own people mistreat me
And I know this just ain't right
They don't like my hair
They say I'm too dark or too light

Lord don't you think it's time for you to make a change?
Why don't U re-do creation and
Make everyone the same?


Why did I make U black?
Get off your knees and look around
Tell me, what do U see?
I didn't make U in the image of darkness
I made U in the likeness of ME

I made you the color of coal from which
Beautiful diamonds are formed
I made U the color of oil, the black gold
that keeps people warm

I made you from the rich, dark earth that can
Grow the food you need
Your color's the same as the black stallion,
A magestic animal is he
I didn't make U in the image of darkness,
I made U in the likeness of ME

All the color of the heavenly rainbow can be
Found throughout every nation. But when
All the colors were blended
You became my greatest creation

Your hair is the texture of lamb's wool
Such a humble creature is he
I am the shepard who watches over
Them I am the one who will watch over thee

You are the color of the midnight sky
I put the stars' glitter in your eyes
There is a smile hidden behind your pain
That's why your cheeks are so high

You are the color of dark clouds formed
When I send my strongest weather
I made your lips full so when you kiss the one
That you love, they will remember

Your stature is strong, your bone structure thick
To withstand the burdens of time

The reflection you see in the mirror
The image that looks back is...MINE

~author unknown~