Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Start Late Finish Rich!

As part of the generation that grew up with paper (versus pixels) I am definitely still a paper keeper.

I keep notes about ideas I have and often clip articles from brochures or magazines that made me think of something positive or inspired me to take a positive action in my life.
Here is one such example and I don’t know what newsletter it came from, but they are good words, all the same.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus”. (Philippians 4:19)
Perhaps some of the happiest and wealthiest people…are creditors as millions of shoppers overextend their budgets through credit card purchases.

We live beyond our income when we buy on credit as we purchase what we want now with tomorrow's income. However, as certain situation arise and credit card use is required, it is not necessarily unwise if one pays their credit bill in full and accrues no interest charges.  
Even so, credit won’t be necessary if God is honored with our finances and we trust Him to meet our needs. Further, as we seek to be content in the Lord there will be little use for credit (Phil. 4:11-19). Let’s pray for one another that God would be honored as we seek to be His wise financial stewards.

Recently I picked up a copy of this book "Start Late, Finish Rich" by David Bach, from my local library. What a fantastic read!

For those of you who have found yourselves in debt, there is hope!

I encourage you to ask God for assistance and also to locate a copy of the text, reading it from cover to cover. Amazon as well as Barnes and Noble offer it for sale. J


Peace and Joy <>< Laura

Monday, September 23, 2013

God's Plan For Each Christian - PERFECT LOVE! :)

I posted this video of the beautiful Stephanotis Florabunda plant
as I now have one in my possession.
It works well with this particular blog post because years ago,
my friend "Steve", gave me the words that I typed below on a single piece of paper.
I read this page more than once while awaiting what it promised.
I tell you that it is true!


God says to his children:
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding.
 In all your ways acknowledge Me and I shall direct thy path." Proverbs 3:5-6

Everyone longs to give himself completely to someone, to have a deep soul relationship with another -- to be loved thoroughly and exclusively.

But God says to a Christian: "Not until you are satisfied, fulfilled and content with being loved by Me alone - with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me: with having an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone, discovering that only in Me is your happiness and satisfaction to be found - will you be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you.

You will never be "fully content or successfully united with another" until you have built a relationship and are united with Me "exclusively" of anyone or anything else, "exclusively" of any other desires or longings. I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing - one that you cannot imagine.

I want you to have the best. Please allow Me to bring it to you. You just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things. Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I am. Keep listening and learning the things that I tell you. You just wait, that's all. Don't be anxious. Don't worry. Don't look around at the things others have got or that I've given them. Don't look around at the things that you want. You keep looking at Me, or you will miss what I want to show you.

And then, when you are ready, I'll surprise you with a love far more wonderful that any of you could ever dream. You see, until you are ready, and until the one I have for you is ready - (I am working even at this moment to have both of you ready at the same time) - until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me, and the life I have prepared for each of you, you won't be able to experience together the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me, and this is perfect love.

Dear child, I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection, and love that I offer you. What I offer you is Myself. Know that I love you utterly. I am God. "Believe and be satisfied."



Monday, September 9, 2013

Freedom in Christ

I love this web site http://www.thefuntheory.com/. The idea of improving others’ negative behaviors by changing them into positive behaviors is sooooo appealing! Way to go Volkswagen. J
Vrmmm, vrmmm…

Freedom in Christ is similar in that if we are in God’s will and actively seeking the Lord’s input in our lives then we will have a future filled with making a positive impact on people and the environment for the better. How cool is that?!

Have a beautiful day! <>< Peace – Laura

Photograph by Laura taken of a to go box from a restaurant visited last year… God letting me know how I should perceive and live my life! Drawing created by the waitress who packed up the food. J She was a follower of Christ too.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


So I took the plunge and have started my new business called Dandelion Marketing!
I am combining my love of writing and photography into a marketing venture. I will be blogging for other organizations – spreading the news about their products and giving them presence on the Internet. Check out the site when you have a minute or two. http://marketmybizdande.blogspot.com

As a follower of Christ I am expected to trust our Lord at every turn, no matter where the path leads. The journey is certainly one of growth! Learning to understand our Saviour, myself and others is constant. My next chapter is no less exciting that the previous, but I believe my smiles will be that much more numerous!
I saw a license plate this week that featured the letters that spelled the word Eaglet and that reminded me of this verse from the Holy Bible:

Isaiah 40:31
New International Version (NIV)

31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.
Cross reference
p.s. Thanks Mom and Dad for the wonderful Hallmark card that is featured in this blog entry! It was a perfect fit for the story that continues to unfold!  http://www.hallmark.com/
xxoo Laura

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September is here!

So those crazy cats at Success magazine have decided that September is Self-Improvement month. Well, sure. Why not?! J

They have even offered up an interactive calendar @ Success.com/Self-Improvement-Calendar for those who want to join in the fun. Or just click this link - http://go.success.com/digital-downloads/SM1309_Calendar.pdf
Plus – Posi+ive Thinking day is Sept. 13. They recommend these classical texts to add to your reading list.
  • As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, 1902
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, 1937
  • Success through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone, 1960
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, 1936
  • The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale, 1952
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl, 1959
  • Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E.P. Seligman, 2006
What I think is super cool is that many of these titles my Aunt has on her bookshelf. Way to go Aunt Dink!

Go forth and live life to its full! Love, Laura


Photo of green fern by Laura Moody, copyright 2013.