That He gave His Only Begotten Son, To Die On The Cross For Our Sins.....
It took a willing, sinless Messiah to give His life freely for mankind.
He said "no man takes My life, I lay it down willingly for all"..."for this reason I came into this realm"
Your view keeps you bitter lady.
Jesus didn't consider it human sacrifice....He went to the cross willingly, so why should I consider it a human sacrifice?
my family then my health (allowing me to wake up every day)...
M husband's health that it improves and he survives Cancer , family and friends consistently.
That is huge...Please give him our continued best of health wishes from your hubber fans and friends! Here's to his continued great recovery!
You & your family are in my thoughts. My husband IS a cancer survivor!!!
I am grateful each day that we have a roof over our head, food on the table & my little family of four. D:
You and your family are in my prayers as well. As for me, I am thankful to God for my husband, my mom, and my friends.
I will definitely add you and your husband to my prayer list
Gods peace to you my friend. you will be in my prayers
I/we will pray for your husbands speedy recovery.. as well as your familys strength this ordeal .
Now I don't usually pop in here, but AE's prayer got me. Hers is mine also. numeral uno!
I probably sound like a goody goody here but always a thankyou for everything we have.....
i wasgoing to be a jerk, but now i have to say, I hope ae stays strong, her husband pulls thru, thank god for my own strength, i hope i dont squander it. I have had the most awful day, seeing so many others in pain, I pray that somehow I can be a genuine help.
Love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. I'm sure you are a genuine help.
it's just the upbringing i had...... we even pray when we get a meal, and however hungry we may and wherever we are we say thankyou by form of a prayer before we eat. I feel embarassed if i am in a restraunt, and there is a gang of us, and someone decides to say it for all of us.
i MUST ADMIT i forget sometimes too
First thing in my prayers? wow...I would have to say for God to bless everyone and their families, my family and friends...that God take care of everyone else then me.
Everyone pray for AE and her husband tonight. And also, don't forget about ralwus!
ralwus has cancer and more. check out his latest hub
i don't believe it who is going to be next..... will read it later can't take any more bad news just at the moment...
Give what you have in your cup.
When your cup is empty, give your cup.
Your cup is a clay vessel made from love,
to be filled with love, even when empty,
the cup is love to be given away.
If you sacrifice of yourself, you have given love.
Something given that costs you little or nothing.
Is not love at all.
The origin of many things is a mystery and the greatest mystery is love.
In the Morning when I get up I pray that God will keep me sober, then that I will stay out of his way so his work can be done through me for the day in whatever is put in front of me.
Then I pray for my Family and friends and ask that God will do for them all that I would ask for myself.
Most grateful to god for not existing.
I would be filled with anger if i thought there was a being with the power to stop the daily atrocities of our world yet stood back and watched as if it was sport.
I believe this simple truth to be true. Nothing but a psychologically ill monster would do nothing, and the apologists have no proof of such a god fortunately.
I believe God is not some sort of superman who does all the wrongs of the world right. God is the life-force within us. His intention for us is to thrive and prosper and to live life to the fullest. Cos as I said He IS the life-force and He lives through all of us who have life.
I don't agree with those who think we are meant to suffer, diminish or be harmed in any way, because that's the way to God. I believe the way to God is to live a rich and complete life, to strive for that and to love ourselves and others. Period.
Why should God put an end to it? Why don't we learn the lesson and do it ourselves?
I think that's the lesson. If you don't learn the lesson, you get to repeat it till you do.
I remind myself that in order to live in peace that I should harm neither myself or any other person. In whatever way that can mean, I should pause for a moment before I react.
I try to act independently of my circumstances based on my values.
It's good to think/meditate about seeing the people we care about become healthy, strong and at peace. There is good energy in it, and it's contagious.
I have a long gratitude list. The more consistently I live my life in harmony with my values and principles, the longer the list gets.
And it's a very good thing.
As well you should be!!!... filled with anger that a being who has the power to of our world and yet just stands back and does not put an end to it all !!!
I am with you on this one totally.
The "being"........is known as Human Being.
Give it a rest with the blaming of God will ya?
just became your fan Pacal like the list of hubbers and why you like them
I think that every hubber is special in some way. If I were to say what I have observed about Brenda Scully, I'd say she is the hubber whose avatars are most in harmony with her personality. I'll complete my list now.
The first thing I need to Thank God is for 'my own life'
then .... for giving so much and for being kind to me
then .... for teaching through experiences
Strange how when you get into the grateful zone, the list seems never-ending
For keeping me alive this long and for the welfare of all living creatures including aliens.
Well said, andromida! Nobody seems to care about the Martians.
Though no Martians found in the last Mars mission,I think Martians Amoeba are in good health.Yet, I believe there are something in the Andromeda Galaxy.
I am most grateful to God that I am still alive and that I have great children.
If there were anything for which I could claim I'm most grateful, it would be for the ability to love, to joyfully persevere even during hard times, and for the dynamism of the universe.
Aww..... that is so sweet. I hope you kill lots of anti christian terrorists and save me. God bless.
I am grateful to God for family and friends, a roof over my head and enough food to eat. Also I am grateful to see everyone offer prayers for AEvans' husband, ralwus and anyone else that sounds like they need it. You can add my prayers to the list.
Well said Mark.
PS Pacal Votan, the person in your avatar looks to have a quite contented smile on their face.
Leave it to Mark to post up a bitter nasty comment in a thread about being grateful.
An ingrate are we Mark?
Leave it up to quietness and trust to add some bile to the discussion and not live up to his name sake.
At least you have stopped using the blue ink and hidden the photo of the dead dog. That was annoying. I guess the almost dead seal is a step up. I am glad to see you are slowly beginning to understand how nature works instead of blaming it all on an invisible super being. Progress of sorts.
I would be very grateful if you stopped shouting about your silly beliefs and telling me how grateful I should be to a non existent person.
What are you so scared of?
Mark, 7-10 times now I have told you my dog is alive, so shut your face!!!
If your not grateful for something, anything at all...then post elsewhere and let people be grateful Mark !!! If your not grateful to God, be grateful to something else.
I never have blamed God for anything, He is above men blaming him Mark.
I am grateful that I have unmovable faith, everlasting love and a wonderful life to live.
Yup - that is the true nature of your imaginary friend.
Quietness and trust, right there for all to see.
Does it frighten you that when you die it is all over?
Yeah Mark..... I told you to shut your face because your a liar for saying my dog is dead for the 38th time.....BIG DEAL.....if you do not like it......then SHUT UP MARK !!!
Has anyone NOT ever told you to SHUT UP MARK ???
Probably not, but you have been asked to do so by half the planet!
The First Amendment that protects your right to spew your venom of choice applies equally to the people who say things you don't like.
I'm grateful for that.
In my country they want to enact a law that aims to withhold this right from citizens.
I'm dismayed to hear that.
And Mark, would you prefer to not have a right to free speech at all? For someone who uses it (and- some might argue- abuses it) so much, you show a remarkable lack of gratitude for the people who would put their lives on the line to protect that right and others.
I'm not telling you to shut up. I am requesting that you learn a thing about military roles and policies, particularly regarding women in direct combat roles (or the relative lack thereof) before you say anything about me killing anyone, because otherwise you expose your ignorance in a manner that I would find rather embarrassing.
Uhuh - you go ahead kidding yourself that you are not helping to kill anyone. Denial - it's a wonderful thing. Oddly enough - people who believe in invisible super beings are the perfect people to get to join up.
Guess you think people who sell guns are not in any way responsible as well huh?
And what has that got to do with anything? I was asked what I am grateful for and answered.
Are you going to kill some people to protect my right to do that?
Misha, wouldn't you thank Andrew Lloyd Weber instead?
Still, agreed and agreed. It's a great show, and it was even better getting to work on it!
I am most grateful to Him for the miracle of my little girl and His provision. His unfailing, everlasting, unconditional love for me even though I often fail ... He has never failed me. Bad things happen but He promises to be with me through them all and He has been faithful to His Promise.
I thank God for my family and friends and for giving me the opportunity to share my talents.
Mark and Earnest - one can live a much fuller and happier life with gratitude.
And getting people out of their comfort zone is not an art.
It's a choice. And I'm sure you have done it now and then.
I have. When appropriate.
In fact, gratitude is such a powerful feeling that it can cleanse your system of all the bile they are talking about. I have and you have seen too many depressed people with nothing to cleave to. Gratitude for what you have now and what you can have in the future is actually a cure for depression. All it takes is to direct people's attention to it.
But it's never appropiate. I dont think it is. I agree with gratitude. I have a lot of gratitude for people that make my life happier. I also have a lot of gratitude for myself, for being the way I am.
Umm, and they carry loaded M-16 or AK-47 just to look cool, right?
Misha, there are quite a few people who live in New Orleans who think it's foolhardy to be unarmed, even when there isn't any post-disaster looting and rape going on, but that's beside the point.
Grendel- I mean Mark, if you really think the military is just out to kill people, you wouldn't be quite as antagonistic. Assuming you don't have a death wish, it's pretty apparent to me that you don't really believe that and are just doing one of the things you do best- being a troll.
Back on topic. I'm grateful for chances to actually do some good rather than sit on the sidelines complaining or feeling helpless.
Sweetheart - you believe whatever you like - if you think your government spends 25% of every single penny it makes just to "do some good," then you are less intelligent than I thought.
Oddly enough - this is just like your christian "love."
You say "I love you and I am turning the other cheek and doing some good."
I get a bullet in my head.
Hope that works out for you and you don't get "post traumatic stress disorder," when you eventually realize you have been conned. I see the government Inc is big on fixing that as well. No one left untreated.
Okay, it may be my turn to laugh now. I honestly didn't know you were one of those injured in the Kent State shootings. Or maybe you're just exploiting the real trauma that the guardsmen and demonstrators alike inflicted and experienced (IMO, neither side was innocent) just so you can, you know, be a troll.
You can be grateful that the National Guard has made some significant changes since then in non-lethal means of quelling violent demonstrations.
I can turn the other cheek when someone slights me, offering not retaliation, but correction. The verse was never meant to be interpreted as, say, telling a rape victim she should put out and make no attempt to defend herself. (St. Maria Goretti offered her assailant forgiveness- only after she warned him what he attempted was wrong and she fought him off.) And it offers no prohibition against acting to defend others- especially those less able.
But I don't have to stand by and do nothing except self-righteously tell the people affected by, say, the WTO riots, to turn the other cheek instead of actually helping them. As the Scriptures also say in the letter of James, it does absolutely no good to wish someone well- in this case, to merely wish they recover well from the affects of war, disaster, rioting, et cetera, unless you actually get off the sidelines and do something helpful.
You miss the point, but that's ok, I doubt we will see eye to eye on this any time soon. After you retire from the Army, may be. Search for Pest and read his hubs, this might clear some fog for you.
I am grateful for another day that I am granted to be alive. I am then grateful for my children, their father, my family, friends and all our good health. I am thankful for all that He gives me in any form it may come in.
I am grateful for a beautiful wife and great kids (we laugh a lot), that I'm doing something that I believe I was born to do, that my parents are still living and that we enjoy taking vacations together. My health is pretty good. There are many other things I could mention. Suffice it to say that I have the things that money can't buy because of the Lord.
"Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised."
I am most grateful to God for His grace and never ending unconditional love
I am most grateful too that as a result of the above the events which took place over 2000 years ago came to be which made the way to Him possible for everyone.
As far as everything else is concerned, I am very grateful for those things as well; my life, my son, my hubby, my family, but His grace is sufficient for me, for me, for me
Sorry broke out in song there for a minute LOL (Jehovah Jireh)
Mark in response to your post about what you be most grateful for in us shutting up about our beliefs, I hardly think you could thank God for something like that which is what the thread is asking for.
And I have a question for you as well,
What do you think the world would be like without a military presence?
Where do you think our nation would be if not for our brave men and women standing up to defend it?
Yes I agree there are governments even like our own who abuse that power. But that does not negate the importance of the soldiers who fight for us.
Yes I am most grateful to God for their service as well.
I'm grateful for all the gifts of life itself on this wonderful planet. I'm grateful for my loved ones. I'm grateful for peace in my country and my part of town; I wish to share peace with all people, everywhere--peace in our minds, hearts, souls, bodies, and countries...peace is our gift from God; men make war to defy God and the loving Words of Christ.
I have a brother who is a cancer survivor. I know my mother's prayers helped. Let all the good people out there pray for your dear husband and don't give up hope, he will come through.
God bless you and keep you; bless and keep all people, we are held in the loving hands of God.
If you don't believe in God, and have other ways of expressing this numinous force or our Creator, please forgive me. I don't have a generic name for God, but you are just as surely blessed no matter what name you use or what religion you practice.
If you are a non-believer, you may yet find some special light in your life that gives you hope and a charitable, tolerant heart.
I'm thankful for any thing that I have. Something is better than nuthin
I'm thankful for any thing that I have. Something is better than nuthin
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