Verse of the day…

30 11 2008

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus”

Phil 4:19

  • Do we believe God?
  • Do we give like we believe that God will meet our needs?
  • Do we obey God when it comes to finances?




Funny

19 11 2008

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Just a little funny…





THE GOAL OF LIFE

18 11 2008

I was going through some old papers this weekend and at work and found this…THE GOAL OF LIFE

  1. My goal in life is to please God (II COR 5:9)
  2. I please God by being like his Son Jesus Christ (MT 3:16-17;  RM 8:28-29)
  3. I know I will not be perfect, but He does expect me to be growing (EPH 4:22-24, II PT 3:18)

I like this a lot and was glad when I found this – one of the wise women in my life gave this to me.

Thank you Lord for great things you have done!!!!





to live by verse

16 11 2008

A verse that I had to choose to live by since Thursday – “if it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

This is a tough verse to live by but a freeing verse…

Thanks God for giving me courage today!





My Heart Today…

15 11 2008

I saw a couple friends today I have not seen for awhile one since August and the other one for a very long time and this is my heart – “I thank my God every time I remember you, in all my prayers for all of you I pray with joy because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it onto completion until the day of Christ Jesus!”

I thank God for my friends that I walk with weekly, daily but I thank God more for those friends who have left me a more complete picture of Jesus and I miss their frequent fellowship!  God is the one who I truly thank!





Dear President Obama,

9 11 2008

President Obama,

While I did not vote for you, you are now my president and you said that you would listen to those who did not vote for you.  I would encourage you to do just that – listen to the people who did not vote for you.  We do have many challenges in front of us – the economy, the wars, the health care problem, and many others including education and our rights as citizens (freedom of speech, freedom from the estabishment of religion and the free exercise of).  On the economy, I just read where you want to go ahead with your tax cut for 95% percent of the people.  I really disagree with this.  We need to keep the taxes where they are due to the big debt that we have.  I have taken personal responsibility for my finances.    On the wars, please listen to not only your advisors but the military leaders who are responsible for the brave men and women of our country who are overseas (not just the war zones).    On health care, we do have a major problem but I don’t think nationalizing health care will solve the problems.  Please listen to all sides of this issue and get a bill that will work.    I also am concerned about our first amendment rights – freedom of speech – please don’t let the fairness doctrine pass.  The media has a right to voice their opinion whether it agrees with you or not.  The freedom of religion is near and dear to my heart.  I firmly believe that the United States has become a country where freedom from religions rules the day.  Please appoint judges that are fair and will stick to the law and not decide cases based on circumstances.  I am with you President-Elect Obama and I will be watching what you do – when I agree I will let you know, but if I disagree I will let you know as well.  I wil be praying for you and I would offer one piece of advice – get the wisest men you know, listen to them, and let them sway your positions.  Please don’t get yes men and women in the cabinet.  Get the smartest people regarding energy, foreign policy, defense matters, economic policy, and legal matters even if they disagree with you on some of the issues.  You are a leader – an administrator – a visionary.  I will be praying  for you and our country. Oh, by the way get a big dog and not a little dog for your girls.

Wishing you the best,

Terri





Awareness – Pancreatic Cancer

6 11 2008

I lost a much loved grandma to this disease and I found out:

In 2008, over 38,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and nearly 34,000 will die. The 5 year survival rate is less than 5 percent and has remained largely unchanged in the last thirty years. Despite the sobering statistics, less than 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s federal research funding is currently allocated to pancreatic cancer.

This caused me alarm and I want to change this and we have a chance – there is a bill in congress that will allow more of our tax money to go to this research which is crucial knowing that having this cancer is a death sentence.

This bill has been introduced in the house (this is off pancan.org):

EXCITING NEWS: First ever substantive pancreatic cancer legislation (H.R. 7045) introduced!
U.S. Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) introduced H.R. 7045, the National Plan to Advance Pancreatic Cancer Research Act, on September 24, 2008. While Congress has passed legislation recognizing our awareness efforts for many years (otherwise known as the Proclamation – read more below), this is the first time that substantive legislation has been introduced to address the problems faced by our scientific research community. To read the text of this bill, please visit www.congress.gov and type in “HR 7045”, or click here to see a summary of the bill.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has been working with Reps. Eshoo and Brown-Waite to draft this bill, which is based on the National Plan to Advance Pancreatic Cancer Research. The National Plan was developed by our Scientific Advisory Board and launched to Congress with Dr. Randy Pausch in January 2008. Please click here to sign our online petition voicing your support for this historic legislation and your appreciation for the efforts of Reps. Eshoo and Brown-Waite.

While the introduction of this bill is an important step, we still have a lot of work to do to get this legislation passed and signed into law. There is not enough time to get this legislation passed this session, so we will be re-introducing it when the new Congress convenes in January 2009. Our work then will be to generate “co-sponsors” (supporters) for the bill among the U.S. House of Representatives. To get started today, please click here to visit our Take Action page and complete our Action Alert which informs members of Congress of this new piece of legislation, encourages them to become familiar with it over the break, and to co-sponsor the bill once it has been introduced in the 2009 session of Congress.s To see the press release that we issued on the bill introduction, click here.

Supplemental funding to the National Cancer Institute
Building on our successful efforts earlier this year to secure an additional $20 million for the National Cancer Institute, we have once again joined our colleagues in the cancer community to advocate that Congress add additional funds for cancer research to the current fiscal year budget – a much needed effort as the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute have been flat-funded for the past several years and the $20 million, while needed, was far from sufficient to meet the needs of the cancer research community. Congress is currently considering an economic stimulus package that would provide an additional $1.9 billion to the National Institutes of Health, part of which would go towards the National Cancer Institute. Both chambers will likely reconvene after the November elections for a “lame duck” session and will discuss the stimulus package. Please visit our Take Action Now page to see how you can encourage Congress to pass this package.