Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Sun, 11/09/2014 - 15:18
JOURNAL: First there was this huge crash, followed by a few thumps and then...silence. Deafening silence!!!
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:51
JOURNAL: Of all the things we "think" we need in this world...of all the things we do to fill the cracks, holes and voids in our lives and entertain ourselves with...nothing will last, all will fall short, all will grow old and all will lose their luster except for ONE thing.
This ONE thing is what we were made for and what our spirit, soul and body all yearn for way deep down inside at our inner most being.
This ONE thing is the perfect piece for what is missing in us all, what we lost in the garden of Eden when sin came between God and man.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:27
JOURNAL: This last Sunday, I had something fun happen. My wife and I had something get in the way of us being able to making to church. When we got back home, we turned on the TV thinking we were going to listen to Bob Caldwell who is the pastor of Calvary Chapel in Boise, Idaho. He is usually on about that time on Sunday morning but we did not see him on the program schedule.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 20:24
SHORT THOUGHTS: I was thinking about rude-Abagas (rutabagas). It seems to me that this is the only kind of Abagas we ever hear about. Did these vegetables get a bad rap somehow?
I wonder if there are actually nice ones out there somewhere and we have just never heard of them. It's the rude ones that make a better story, the rude ones that get all the interviews on TV and the rude ones that get a spot on Dr. Phil?
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:36
SHORT THOUGHTS: Change is a hard thing for sure. But if you don't like where you are and you continue to do the same things you have been doing, nothing will ever change...nothing will ever be different. A definition of insanity that I like is, "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
Change starts with doing something differently than what has brought you to where you are now...something that will lead you in the direction you want to go. But in the end, it will not happen without you choosing it. It all starts with you.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:53
JOURNAL: God often shows me something in the simplest things in life. And so it was again last week while getting ready for work.
I have a little routine I run in the morning while getting ready to leave for work. I do all my bathroom events and after the scores come in from the judges, I move on to the kitchen floor events. This is where God decided to teach me that day.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:32
JOURNAL THOUGHTS: Is there a purpose in the hard times? Yes, I think there is.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 20:12
SHORT THOUGHTS: As we are continually being told by the media and our culture what we should think, what we should accept, how we should act and what we should do, remember these words.
Cultures come and cultures go. Their views change with a whim, a toss of the sea, a change in the wind. They shift this way and that way to match whatever the most popular view decides is "right" for now...until they decide it is not anymore.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:42
JOURNAL: When I look back over my life, as far back as I can see, I can surely see one thing. Ok, maybe a couple things. First thing I see for sure is that I have made a lot of mistakes along the way. Next, it is those very mistakes, the hard times, the troubles and trials that God has used to mold me the most significantly into who I am today. God used them all to tear down, break, make and mold me into a different form of myself. And the process continues over and over and will continue until the metamorphosis is complete.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:57
SHORT THOUGHTS: With all the unsettling news in media these days, you just have to wonder what in the world is happening to this place we call "earth" where we live. It seems like everywhere you look, things are in turmoil or at least that is what we are shown in the media. Free will choices have allowed us to make quite a mess of things for sure. Turning away from God and going our own way has consequences, there is no doubt. Without Him...we are just lost.