Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Computer Stickies

I totally ((heart)) my Mac. Love it. Adore it. I think Becky summed it up best when she said shortly after getting hers, "Now I know why Gweneth named her daughter Apple!" My sentiments exactly.

One of the fun features on a Mac is "Stickies"- you can write yourself (virtual) notes and stick them (virtually) on your background. I use mine to remind myself to do things, but also when I see a quote I like anywhere on the net I cut and paste it to a sticky. I thought since I haven't blogged in a bit that I would share a couple of them with you.

"Why is my life more valuable than this baby's? Someone asked me recently why I don't save money for emergencies, or retirement. My answer was how can I justify saving for myself "just in case" something happens to me when something IS happening to so many already. 29,000 kids will die today of preventable causes. If I'm to love my neighbor AS myself, why spend so much time worrying about me?"
Francis Chan

"...once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act."
(Proverbs 24:12)

There are seven sins in the world:
wealth without work
pleasure without conscience
knowledge without character
commerce without morality
science without humanity
worship without sacrifice
politics without principle
Mahatma Ghandi

Ezekiel 16:49 (NASB)
 "Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy."

(how about that one??? ring a bell??? we always want to blame sodom's sin on something sexual, but right there in the bible it says that sodom's sins are basically the exact same as mine in this country.)

And finally, here's one I came across today. Not for the faint of heart.

Richard Stearns, president of World Vision, took some liberties with Matthew 25:35 and wrote a paraphrase version for today.
For I was hungry, while you had all you needed. I was thristy, but you drank bottled water. I was a stranger, and you wanted me deported. I needed clothes, but you needed more clothes. I was sick, and you pointed out the behaviors that led to my sickness. I was in prison, and you said I was getting what I deserved.

God, help us.


nancy said...

love it. have a couple of those quotes on my blog as well....

Heidi Jo said...

many great things to think on. so much to improve on each day...

Just Mom said...

Great stuff, Gayla. Really makes one pause and think.

Just Mom said...

I'm still a PC fan, though.


Heather said...

Gayla, these are really, really good. Matthew 25 is our church's "theme" for Lent this year. I think I may forward that paraphrase to my priest. Powerful stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Sohailah said...

great quotes. thanks for sharing.

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