Values n' Life

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


This is a series of books written by bestselling author Francine Rivers. She is one wonderful story weaver. This story is set against the backdrop of a crumbling Roman Empire, this best-selling romance series introduces you to Haddassah, a young slave girl, a young Jewish Christian, and the Valerians, the Romans she serves as a slave. She is torn between her desire to witness to the Valerians and her fear of persecution. Her faith prevails, and Hadassah must face the lions in the arena; Marcus, a handsome aristocrat; Atretes, a brave gladiator who wins his freedom from the gladiator's arena, he finds his long-lost son in the care of a young Beautiful Christian widow, Rizpah. But Rome's corrupt political powers soon force him to fight again. The gospel of Christ is the only weapon they have to battle the immorality that surrounds them. Have you read any of her books and what do you think? What kinds of books do you like to read?


Thursday, May 25, 2006

I Love Blogging Here

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to
success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Herman Cain

I love what I do here and I'm happy to be well and back to blogging again.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006


I read this somewhere and decided to share. I want to know what you think.

Trouble either makes a person bigger or smaller. It never leaves
him exactly the way he was before. Some people break under trouble ; others break record

Norman Vincent Peale

So what would you do? Break or break record?

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mother's Love

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.~Jewish Proverb

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
~Lin Yutang

My Mother
Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My Mother

When sleep forsook my open eye,
Who was it sung sweet lullaby
And rocked me that I should not cry?
My Mother

Who sat and watched my infant head
When sleeping in my cradle bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed?
My Mother

When pain and sickness made me cry,
Who gazed upon my heavy eye
And wept, for fear that I should die?
My Mother

Who ran to help me when I fell
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the part to make it well?
My Mother

Who taught my infant lips to pray,
To love God's holy word and day,
And walk in wisdom's pleasant way?
My Mother

And can I ever cease to be
Affectionate and kind to thee
Who wast so very kind to me, —
My Mother

Oh no, the thought I cannot bear;
And if God please my life to spare
I hope I shall reward thy care,
My Mother

When thou art feeble, old and gray,
My healthy arm shall be thy stay,
And I will soothe thy pains away,
My Mother

Ans when I see thee hang thy head,
'Twill be my turn to watch thy bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed, —
My Mother

- Jane Taylor

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Change

Petty-minded people never really succeed in life. Even some people who are in top positions are quite shallow in their thinking; though highly-placed, their quality of life is unsavory. John Mason said, “Changing the input can change the output…you can change the future(your life) because you can control your thoughts”. A few days ago, I noticed that I have been behaving petty towards some girls at church and it has affected my relationship with them. There was a job given us to do so we all had to work together to do it. My pastor noticed how we felt and spoke to us, He told us we had to change our thoughts about others and forgive each other. On my part I felt they were very difficult to deal with well I just couldn't stand them. I thought that "For me to be friends with them, they have to change my attitudes." After He spoke I noticed that it's one thing to say something but a different thing all together to live what you are saying. I noticed it was me that needed changing. I had to change my thoughts concerning them and start thinking good thoughts.I'm not there yet but I know I will be. i just thought I should share this I hope it helps somebody.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006


If you want to attract success, you must act like, think like, belike, talk like, and smell like...success.
Remember like attracts like.
Look at your life and everything around you; you have attracted all of it through your actions.
Malicious actions attract malicious people.
Bad and unhealthy behaviors attract bad and unhealthy consequences.
If you want to attract the right people, the right circumstances, and the right opportunities; you must first start acting right.

"Your actions are magnets which attract people and circumstancesof the same caliber."
~Andres Lara

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Winners Vs Losers

A winner is always part of the answer. A loser is always part of the problem.
A winner always has a plan. A loser always has an excuse.
A winner says: "Let me do it for you."A loser says: "That is not my job."
A winner sees an answer for any problem. A loser sees a problem for any answer.
A winner sees a green near every sandtrap.A loser sees two sandtraps near every green.
A winner says: "It may be difficult but it's possible."A loser says: "It may be possible but it's too difficult."

Author Unknown

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Friday, May 05, 2006

My Chat With Josh Hinds

I went to a seminar yesterday and it has really changed my outlook on things and mostly how i view myself, what I say and my reaction to people around me. So when I got home I decided to do a search for motivation, goals and success. I ended up in Josh Hinds blog. I got to see so many inspiring articles but I loved a portion of the article where Brian Tracy talked about "Getting Around The Right People". There was this phrase he used "You can't fly with the eagles if you keep scratching with the turkeys. Get away from the go-nowhere types and above all, get away from negative people...Get around winners". I've got to change the people I associate with gto positive thinking folks. I got his yahoo IM and got to chat with him, he even gave me links to various site like The Success Formula a book written by Bob Burg I even got to listen to the book. It was really so cool. Try checking it out.

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Smile and Change Your Mood

My friend and I was taking a stroll down my block when we saw an old man who had this scowl on his face. We were both laughing at a joke she cracked at the time, when he turned and looked at us. If it were possible the look he gave us could freeze a pirates blood. We continued on. My friend said to just ignore him but I couldn't help but think about it. So when I got home I did a search on laughing and frowning and this is what got it was really intresting. Try checking it out. After reading no one should frown again or have a permernet scowl on their face. Fake it (laughing) even if you have to.
When we can laugh at something, we change our perspective and our attitude.It is hard to have a grumpy outlook when laughing. As we laugh, we momentarily distract ourselves from our problems and, perhaps, even from our physical discomfort. Life just seems to get better when we can laugh. How frequently do you laugh?

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Quote of the Week

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy.