Thursday, January 12, 2006

Daddy's Little Girl.....

This is my little girl.

She's only 10 years old and she trains horses for barrel racing and pole-bending competions. She's very good at what she does, and she's sweet and nice and ton of fun to be around. She's also practically a straight "A" student. So, she's pretty, sweet, nice, fun and very smart. We're so very proud of her!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Is That YOU?

Is That YOU?
By Scott Trammell
January 6, 2006

While walking through a hallway at work today, I found myself a few steps behind a co-worker I’ve known for quite some time now. Sensing someone was following (and possibly knowing it was me), without looking back this co-worker asked “Is that you?”

I thought about it for a few seconds and realized that, regardless of who was behind them, the correct response would always be “Yes, it’s me!”

Being the smart-aleck that I am, I responded with “Yes, it’s me. But more importantly, is it YOU?”

This got me to thinking about this same type of exchange in the spiritual realm. God doesn’t ask if it’s us or not. He already knows. The important thing to ask ourselves is “Is it God?”

Whenever an opportunity comes our way, and it looks real good to us, we should stop and ask ourselves if it is from God, or is it the devil trying to trick us into something that could hurt us later on? According to Henry Blackaby, the way to find out is to test it against scripture. Is there anything in scripture that addresses this? Does God’s Word say not to do this? Read the Bible and find out. Another way is to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Pray about it and seek God’s direction. Then – Listen! The third way is to seek counsel from fellow Christians. What is the Holy Spirit telling them about it? Just make sure you don’t ask people you know will always agree with you no-matter-what. Talk to people who know Christ and will give it to you straight. (These are your REAL friends, not those so-called “Yes Men”).

Remember, the next time you hear that “still, small voice”, the Bible encourages us to ask
“God, is that You?”

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Rose Bowl Results

University of Texas, Longhorns 41

Univ. of Spoiled Children 38

Hook 'Em Horns!!

Happy New Year

This is most definitely the time of year when people take time to remember the things they are, or should be, thankful for.

I am most thankful for my wife, who honors me and affirms me and inspires me more than words could ever express sufficient appreciation. We spent New Year's day with her entire family. What an amazing group of people. It is truely an honor to be a part of that family and to be welcomed and accepted by them.

I thank God for the blessings in my life (which have nothing to do with money or possessions).
To my amazingly wonderful wife - thank you, Oh Catherine, My Catherine, for being who you are and for the love and warmth I now feel inside since I met you and fell in love with you.

There are a lot of people that are searching for happiness in their lives. I believe we should strive to have joy, rather than happiness. With true joy, happiness will follow. You may not always feel happy, but you can always know joy. Huge difference. Happiness is a feeling (and is temporary), Joy is something you just know (and lasts forever). The Bible says that God desires us to know joy. It doesn't say that God wants us to be happy, it tells us that we are to be joyful!

Without realizing it, my wife, Catherine, has taught me the difference between joy and happiness. Being with her causes me happiness, yes, but it wasn't until I met her that I knew the meaning of real joy.

God Bless you and may you have a great 2006.