Saturday, July 19, 2014

My father is the pilot

My father is the pilot

A priest was on a long flight home after a Church Conference

The first warning of approaching problems came when the ‘Fasten Your Seat Belts’ sign flashed on.

After a while a calm voice said, “We shall not be serving beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please make sure your seat belt is fastened.”

The priest looked around the aircraft and saw that many of the passengers were becoming apprehensive.
Later, the voice on the intercom said, “We are so sorry that we are unable to serve meals at this time… The turbulence is still ahead of us.”

And then the storm broke.

The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines. Lightning lit up the darkening skies, and within moments that great plane was tossed around like a cork in a celestial ocean. One moment it was lifted on terrific currents of air, the next it fell as if about to crash.

As the priest looked around he could see that nearly all the passengers were alarmed – except one little girl!
Little Girl

She sat calmly, feet tucked under her, looking at pictures in a book, oblivious of the turbulence around her.

Sometimes she would close her eyes, and then she would go back to her book.

The storm blew over. When the plane landed and the passengers were disembarking, the priest approached the little girl and asked her why she was not afraid like the other passengers.

The little girl replied, “Cause my Daddy’s the pilot and he’s taking me home.”

There are many storms that buffet us…Physical, mental, financial, domestic and other storms that can darken our skies and throw us into turmoil.

Like the little girl, let us always remember: Our Father is the Pilot.
He is in control… He will take us Home… Don’t worry!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Will Rogers Humorous Observations

Will Rogers Humorous Observations

 Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash with his best friend, Wylie Post, was probably the greatest political sage this country ever has known.

Enjoy some of Will's humorous observations on Life...

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3.. There are two theories to arguing with a woman... Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Brazilian Football team and their Faith

Brazilian Football team and their Faith
World Cup Thanksgiving to God

Source - Indian Christian Activist network eNews

The World Cup 2002 was not supposed to be Brazil’s tournament.

A powerful Argentinean teaming sporting the likes of Batistuta and Verón seemed unbeatable, while the Brazilians had barely managed to qualify.

Later, the entire team knelt in prayer to give God the glory, and on the winner’s podium several players sported shirts with slogans such as, 
A Selecão did receive a lucky draw, however, and played China, Turkey, and Costa Rica in the group stage.

After defeating these three opponents the team went on the play Belgium and then England in the quarter-finals.

In the semi-final game they once again matched up against Turkey and managed to win 1-0.

Meanwhile, Argentina had been eliminated in the group stage by a David Beckham goal and stellar play from the Swedish squad, and a Germany team led by star goalkeeper Oliver Kahn was all that stood between Brazil and World Cup glory.

Kahn won the trophy amidst the frenetic celebration and streaming confetti a group of three players, including Kaka and Lucio, knelt face down on the field and gave thanks to God for the victory.

“I belong to Jesus” and “Jesus loves you.”

After the 2002 World Cup several Brazilian players continued to publicly display their faith.

There were a total of seven Christians on the 2006 Brazilian World Cup roster; many were known for praying on the field and for modelling Christian apparel after scoring a goal or winning a game.

Lucio and Kaká continued to lead the Christian delegation – both displayed Christian-message shirts after Brazil won the 2005 and 2009 Confederations Cups.

Lucio became the team captain after Brazil’s disappointing 2006 World Cup performance.

He does not seem to be overly concerned with the weight of a nation resting on his shoulders, he said “anyone who steps onto the football field has to accept the result. When you lose there is a need to analyze why.”

His analysis must have been effective – in the early summer of 2009 Brazil beat the USA to win the Confederations Cup.

In the upcoming World Cup the expectations for the Brazilian side will once again be high, but the players are quick to point out that life is about more than winning and losing.

In an online interview Lucio said,

“Anyone who thinks that he has everything and doesn’t have Jesus doesn’t have anything.”

Hats Off to Brazil Team