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Paying attention to children can bring a lot of laughs. After hearing this, I was crying b/c I was laughing sooo hard. This is a conversation between two brothers, just having their moment:

Unloading food from the vehicle at church

12-year old: I’ll help take those things in

9-year old: me, too

12-year old: here, you get this one

9-year old: I can’t take that, it’s too heavy

12-year old: it’s not too heavy, you can take it. You’re a man, ain’t you

 

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Gettin’ On My Nerve

They are gettin’ on my nerves, gettin’ on my nerve.

 

LOL

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The Heretic Meme

 Today we ripped this meme off a blogger known as Arnab Chakreborty from the blog The Heretic. He does not say where he got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Heretic Meme

1. Who was the last person of the opposite sex you lay in a bed with? key

2. Where was the last place you went out to eat? does McDonald’s count?

3. What was the last alcoholic beverage you consumed? it’s been years, I don’t know

4. Which do you prefer – eyes or lips? eyes

5. Medicine, fine arts, or law? law

6. Best kind of pizza? a hamburger with cheese from Papa John’s

7. What is in store for your future? who knows

8. Who was the last band you saw live? Southern Truth, I guess

9. Do you take care of your friends while they are sick? no

10. How many songs are on your iPod? about 500

11. Where is the last place you drove to? work, inside joke

12. Where did your last kiss take place?  why you ask?

13. What were you doing at 11:59 PM on Monday night? probably on the phone with David

14. Are you a quitter? no

15. Who was the last person you had in your house?

15. What do you think about people who party a lot? it’s their business

16. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable? naw

17. What was the last CD you purchased? I think Donnie McClurkin, but it’s been a minute.

18. What are two bands or singers that you will always love? Fred Hammond

19. Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of? not quite sure

20. How is your last ex doing? That’s funny, but he’s okay.

Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing!

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Consecration

Chapter 5 – – Consecration

We must wholly submit ourselves to Christ by giving Him your will. When submitting one’s self fully unto Christ, then can one be renewed in holiness. Your will is yours to exercise. It is your choice and with this choice, one must decide to follow Jesus. We alone cannot stop our impulses and thoughts, but by asking Jesus to come into our lives and take control, we are put in the position to overcome sin and draw closer to the Savior.

God wants us to come freely to Him. He desires for us to seek Him out of love. After seeking and finding Him and giving ourselves to Him, then can He work His will in us. Anything that separates us from the Lord must be pushed aside. We cannot be half the Lord’s and half the world’s.

There are those who profess to serve God, while they rely upon their own efforts to obey His law, to form a right character, and secure salvation. Their hearts are not moved by any deep sense of the love of Christ, but they seek to perform the duties of the Christian life as that which God requires of them in order to gain heaven. Such religion is worth nothing. When Christ dwells in the heart, the soul will be so filled with His love, with the joy of communion with Him, that it will cleave to Him; and in the contemplation of Him, self will be forgotten. Love to Christ will be the spring of action. {SC 44.2}

God only wants what is best for each of us.

In order to make the surrender to God, you must choose to serve God. Give Him your will ; He will then work in you to will and to do according to His good pleasure. Thus your whole nature will be brought under the control of the Spirit of Christ; your affections will be centered upon Him, your thoughts will be in harmony with Him. {SC 47.1}

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We went to the grocery store to pick up a “few” items and I felt like SCREAMING. I’m usually in the grocery store longer than the hour that we had been in there, but for some reason I just wanted to get out of that store and get home. Maybe my mood had something to do with me not getting enough sleep, but it was there and the desire to get this shopping trip done in record time was crucial.

I think my lack of sleep is effecting my mood. Will go to bed sooner tonight.

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Confession

Chapter 4

     “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13. {SC 37.1}

God doesn’t require that we do anything complex to gain mercy, only that we confess. When one does wrong, they are to acknowledge their sin and ask for forgiveness. “Those who have not humbled their souls before God in acknowledging their guilt, have not yet
fulfilled the first condition of acceptance. If we have not experienced that repentance which is not to be repented of, and have not with true humiliation of soul and brokenness of spirit confessed our sins, abhorring our iniquity, we have never truly sought for the forgiveness of sin; and if we have never sought, we have never found the peace of God. The only reason why we do not have remission of sins that are past is that we are not willing to humble our hearts and comply with the conditions of the word of truth.” {SC 37.4}

     True confession is always of a specific character, and acknowledges particular sins. They may be of such a nature as to be brought before God only; they may be wrongs that should be confessed to individuals who have suffered injury through them; or they may be of a public character, and should then be as publicly confessed. But all confession should be definite and to the point, acknowledging the very sins of which you are guilty. {SC 38.1}

     Confession will not be acceptable to God without sincere repentance and reformation. There must be decided changes in the life; everything offensive to God must be put away. This will be the result of genuine sorrow for sin. {SC 39.1}

     When sin has deadened the moral perceptions, the wrongdoer does not discern the defects of his character nor realize the enormity of the evil he has committed; and unless he yields to the convicting power of the Holy Spirit he remains in partial blindness to his sin. His confessions are not sincere and in earnest. To every acknowledgment of his guilt he adds an apology in excuse of his course, declaring that if it had not been for certain circumstances he would not have done this or that for which he is reproved. {SC 40.1}

     The humble and broken heart, subdued by genuine repentance, will appreciate something of the love of God and the cost of Calvary; and as a son confesses to a loving father, so will the truly penitent bring all his sins before God. And it is written, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9. {SC 41.2}

 

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R.I.P. Michael Jackson

©Mario Anzuoni, Pool / AP

 

People have responded to the death of Michael Jackson in different ways and today was no exception. I didn’t think that I would be the one to get too emotional and cry. But watching the memorial service and realizing that he was indeed someone’s son, father, brother put a humanizing feel to it all. Realizing someone had lost their loved one and this memorial was final, brought me to tears. I cried throughout the memorial and ended up with a major headache. I thought the service was well-produced and done with great dignity and respect.

One of my favorite moments during the memorial was when Al Sharpton told Michael’s children, “There wasn’t nothing strange about your daddy. What was strange was what your daddy had to deal with, but he dealt with it.” I also liked when Pastor Smith did the benediction saying, “you were the King of Pop, but now you have to bow to the King of Kings.” Marlon spoke well, also, hoping that people will now leave you alone.

I pray for this family, especially the children. I hope they remember to keep God first.

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