Monday, September 30, 2013
If there is anything I can relate to, it is making cookies. You know the dough has to be mixed just right, the best ingredients, and rolled to just the right thickness. That perfect cookie cutter has been selected by the baker. I know when I choose the cookie cutter, it has been thought about and there is always a reason for that choice. And guess what? Even the scraps that are left over are used. They may even be the best, because they are the ones with just a liitle extra flour mixed in... What a lesson learned... God has made a choice for how He is molding each of us... Ponder on which cookie cutter God has selected for you? Or will we ever know? ... I might be the scraps one day, or the perfect warm cookie another, but everyday, I taste just right to the Maker!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
I saw a friend at church this week... She came and hugged me, thanking me for a note I had sent her after her mother passed away. She told me the verses I sent, happened to be the entire focal point of her mother's memorial. OMG, I was blown away, once again, by God. To be honest, it had slipped my mind, of the verses, that I had mailed to her, so I had to really think...... and I do remember. I was reading the book of Lamentations. How do you forget reading Lamentations, it is a small book in the Bible, and yet, when you read through the Bible, it takes a little time to get to Lamentations considering its' location in the Bible. Can you believe God's timing? My friend's words to me, were ... God's grace is sufficient. Tears in her eyes, she confidently told me not once but twice...God's grace is sufficient. Another confession, as I wrote the note to her and mailed the note, I thought to myself, will these verses even make sense to her.... it seems, alot of times, I write and mail wondering if what I am trying to say, conveys to the person .... well, I guess God showed me, huh?
God's word speaks, God's word is living. I am just the vessel. Surely,
"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;"
to the one who seeks him;"
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Last week I attended the Texas Association of REALTORs convention in Dallas. As President of the Greater Tyler Association of REALTORS, I always learn and benefit from all the information presented. Mark Dotzour from the Real Estate Center in College Station is very highly respected. His outlook statement is below,
Pictures below is a group from Tyler. Good time had by all.
I think I will hang these words on my office door! As a Real Estate Broker and a full time Realtor that adheres to the Code of Ethics... First and foremost, we put others needs before ourselves. If I have learned anything about people, they want to be heard, they want to be the one that "wins". But, when confronted with, "how would you feel if the shoe was on the other foot?", the majority of the time, they have a totally different outlook!
Seven Words - Relationships
7. Negotiating differences!!!!!!!
Friday, September 13, 2013
I am relying on God's word...
"Receive My Peace. It is My continual gift to you. The best way to receive this gift is to sit quietly in My Presence, trusting Me in every area of your life. Quietness and trust accomplish far more than you can imagine: not only in you, but also on earth and in heaven. When you trust Me in a given area, you release that problem or person into My care." Jesus Calling