Christian Books – Donna Louis – How Much Time Do You Devote?

Grandfather ClocksChristian Books – Donna Louis – How Much Time Do You Devote? How Much Time Do You Devote? I’m sure you have heard these phrases:

Life gets in the way…I’m so busy I can’t take on another thing…I would love to but I’m so tired.

How does your day breakdown?

Shower – 10 minutes

Brush Teeth – 2 to 3 minutes

Shave – 5 to 8 minutes

Get Dressed – 15 minutes

Walk the dog – 15 minutes

Get the children dressed – 20 minutes

Give the children breakfast – 30 minutes

Drink a cup of coffee – 10-15 minutes

Eat breakfast – 7-20 minutes

Drop the children off at school – 20 minutes

Drive to the office to work – 10 to 45 minutes

Workout/Exercise – 30 to 60 minutes

Grocery Shopping – 45 to 60 minutes

Business Meeting at the office – 60 to 120 minutes

Eat lunch – 25 minutes

Talk with friends – 45 minutes/include texting 1-3 hours

Pay Bills on the Internet – 15 minutes

Pick up the children from school – 30 minutes

Help children with their homework – 60 minutes

Prepare dinner – 30 to 75 minutes

Drive back home from work – 10 to 45 minutes

Eat dinner as a family – 20 to 40 minutes

Feed the dog – 5 minutes

Talk & spend time with spouse 20 to 40 minutes

Put the children to bed – 10-15 minutes

Walk the dog – 15 minutes

Clean the cat litter pan – 15 minutes

Work on presentation for work – 45 to 90 minutes

Watch TV – 30-120 minutes

The above is a sample of a scenario of the average family’s daily routine. So where do you fit time in for anything else? Christian Books – Donna Louis – How Much Time Do You Devote?

Well let’ s just ponder this for a moment. If GOD gives you the grace daily to meet all of these obligations and more and makes sure you have use of all of your five senses and mobility in your limbs to perform these tasks, then don’t you think a simple prayer and praise and gratitude should be acknowledged towards him everyday before you start your day? Christian Books – Donna Louis – How Much Time Do You Devote?

GIVE AND DEVOTE TIME TO GOD DAILY. Christian Books – Donna Louis – How Much Time do You Devote?

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Christian Books – Donna Louis – Peace

bible-verses-about-peace-16thomasakempis404656-peace-quoteChristian Books – Donna Louis – Peace – For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. – Romans 8:6

What does the word peace mean? The dictionary definition states:  a state of tranquility or quiet. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Peace.

We should strive for peace in all situations, such as:  WarThen Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. – Matthew 26:52. LoveCharity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. – 1 Corinthians 4-8. Enemies – “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. – Luke 6:27-31. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Peace.

So what can we do on a daily spiritual basis to instill peace? Let’s look at an acronym for peace and start there. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Peace.

P = Profess – Everyone of us has had a godly experience of some sort that we know human flesh was incapable of making that situation even happen or happen as swiftly as it did. In my situation it was to quit smoking instantly after 20 years of smoking everyday with no patches, smokeless cigarettes, or anything at all. Now that was a miracle and I’ve never gone back. Whatever your experience is profess it to the world what God has done for you.

E = Educate – Talk and teach others about how wonderful it is to be a child of God. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16.  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? – Romans 8:32

A = Appreciate –  We all need to show gratitude to God for all that he has done for us on a daily basis. We have all heard the phrase ” the little things mean so much”, well that is true. Be grateful for things you never think about. Are you able to walk, talk, drive, see, hear, go to the bathroom by yourself without assistance of a wheelchair or human being? If so then you are already out of the starting gate doing well and we all know how that turned out for “American Pharoah” (the racing world’s latest triple crown winner after 37 years this past Saturday at Belmont.

C = Charity – In our world nowadays there are multitudes of companies asking for charity. However you have to be selective and careful as to who you choose to help but you are required by God to assist. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. – Matthew 26:11. A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. – Psalms 112: 5-9

E = Empathy – We have all also heard the phrase “walk a mile in my shoes” but, would we really want to in some circumstances. There is a reason why God gave us two ears and one mouth so we can listen and share other people’s feelings, experiences and emotions. “Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” – Jack Handey. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Peace.

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Christian Books – Donna Louis – Waltzing with God

fred-astaire-and-ginger-rogers waltzingChristian Books  – Donna Louis – Waltzing with God. The Waltz is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, flowing, movements, continuous turns, and rise and fall. The waltz is graceful and elegant.

The Romantic Waltz is one of the most popular ballroom dances of all time. Considered by some as the “mother of present day dances” and the “backbone dance” of the ballroom. Christian Books – donna Louis – Waltzing with God.

There are many different versions of the waltz such as the Viennese , Scandinavian, Peruvian, Country Western and many others. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Waltzing with God.

“The most interesting, the most inventive, the most elegant dancers of our times.” “A genius…a classical dancer like I never saw in my life.” “Her ability to combine dancing skills, natural beauty and exceptional abilities as a dramatic actress and comedienne truly complimented him.”

The above three statements refer to the greatest dance duo ever Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers. They were like poetry in motion. Of the ten films they did together the waltz scene in “Swing Time”, to the musical tune “Waltz in Swing Time” was breathtaking!

Everyday from the moment you give your life to Christ is like a waltz. Little by little God starts to change you into his likeness just the same as the smooth progression the waltz is characterized by. Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ – Philippians 1:6.

As we are growing in Christ, we also face continuous turns and times when we are abase, and when we are abounding just like the rise and fall movements in a waltz. Nevertheless I am continually with thee:  thou has holden me by my right hand- Psalm 73:23.

The Waltz is synonymous with beauty and grace. Enjoy each day of your life with God just like a waltz, where you cannot help feeling swept back to an era where romance ruled the world, and moved the heavens.

Oh, and for those interested and trying to connect the picture of the tigers, it was just a cool image that I couldn’t leave out! Christian Books – Donna Louis – Waltzing with God.

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Christian Books – Donna Louis – Roller Coasters

roller-coasterChristian Books – Donna Louis – Roller Coasters. I live in one of the top ten travel destination states in the United States. The Sunshine State Florida. There is a host of various attributes it has such as:  great beaches, world class hotels, world renowned restaurants, Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, spring training baseball as well as regular season baseball which is one of my passions but that’s a subject for another time. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Roller Coasters.

There is also Universal Studios in Orlando FL which houses the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, The Incredible Hulk, and the Kid-sized Woody Woodpecker roller coasters. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Roller Coasters.

Roller Coasters have become one of the mandatory rides for the thrill-seekers whenever they visit amusement parks. They have become an engineering marvel, and have been constructed to be taller, faster, and wilder than ever. They say that the language of love is French so for thrill-seekers it is called “amateurs de sensations fortes”. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Roller Coasters.

Why is it though we climb into the roller coaster giddy, sweaty, pumped with adrenaline and faith that the ride will be awesome! We never have wavering faith that our feet will never land safely on solid ground within 3 1/2 to 4 minutes after the rides inception. So if we are so confident and stable and grounded in our faith in a man-made steel object why is our faith so flimsy in our creator? Christian Books – Donna Louis – Roller Coasters.

In Genesis 1:1 it says, “In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth”. In Genesis 1:26 it states, “And GOD said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness”.

So I have a question for you to ponder, if GOD created man and endowed him with powerful knowledge to create roller coasters shouldn’t we have the strongest unfailing faith in GOD. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Roller Coasters.

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