Phil 1:21

I saw my dentist yesterday (chemo and radiation can be rough on teeth) and I told him about the Bill Cosby dentist comedy I saw recently.  He referred me to one of his favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYzuchDBvCs  Have you seen it?  Check it out: funny stuff!

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Three Blondes were all applying for the last available position on the Texas Highway Patrol. The detective conducting the interview looked at the three of them and said, ‘So y’all want to be cops, huh?’ The blondes all nodded.
The detective got up, opened a file drawer and pulled out a folder. Sitting back down, he opened it and pulled out a picture, and said, ‘To be a detective, you have to be able to detect. You must be able to notice things such as distinguishing features and oddities such as scars and so forth.’ So saying, he stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde and withdrew it after about two seconds.  ‘Now,’ he said, ‘did you notice any distinguishing features about this man?’

The blonde immediately said, ‘Yes, I did. He has only one eye!’  The detective shook his head and said, ‘Of course he has only one eye in this picture! It’s a profile of his face! You’re dismissed!’ The first blonde hung her head and walked out of the office.
   
The detective then turned to the second blonde, said, ‘What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding about this man?’ ‘Yes! He only has one ear!’ The detective put his head in his hands and exclaimed, ‘Didn’t you hear what I just told the other lady? This is a profile of the man’s face! Of course you can only see one ear!! You’re excused too!’ The second blonde sheepishly walked out of the office.
    
The detective turned his attention to the third and last blonde and said, ‘This is probably a waste of time, but … He flashed the photo in her face for a couple of seconds and withdrew it, saying, ‘All right, did you notice anything distinguishing or unusual about this man?’ The blonde said, ‘I sure did… This man wears contact lenses.’ The detective frowned, took another look at the picture and began looking at some of the papers in the folder. He looked up at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said, ‘You’re absolutely right! His bio says he wears contacts! How in the world could you tell that by looking at his picture?’
    
The blonde rolled her eyes and said, ‘Well, Helloooo! With only one eye and one ear, he certainly can’t wear glasses!’  

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Phil 1:21:

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.  (NIV)

21For me to live is Christ [His life in me], and to die is gain [the gain of the glory of eternity]. (AMP)

 For living to me means simply “Christ”, and if I die I should merely gain more of him. (JB Philips)

Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can’t lose. (The Message)

For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.  (NLT)

 

Jesus is the way. He is not only the Way to God, but He is the Way into all that God has for us. He is the Way into our devotions, to our Bible reading, to our prayer life, to our ministry, and to all that we do for Him. In reality, we do not do our work for Him, but He does His work through us. With Jesus in the center of our being, we are no longer victims of our expectations, circumstances, and the things we can’t control. We discover that it’s okay if people don’t meet our expectations, because Jesus is our expectation. Schedules may be good, but they don’t produce life within us because Jesus is our life” –Don Lessin

 

Lord, every single good gift comes from You…

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/
 
293. Jesus: THE way, THE truth, THE life–no one can come to the Father except through Him.  Hooray that He is MY Savior, MY Lord, MY salvation. MY rock, MY very life is all wrapped up in Jesus, He’s my “ticket” to Heaven and my way to all the good things that God has for me right here and now.
 
294. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.  (NIV)1For me to live is Christ [His life in me], and to die is gain [the gain of the glory of eternity]. (AMP) For living to me means simply “Christ”, and if I die I should merely gain more of him. (JB Philips)Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can’t lose. (The Message)For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.  (NLT) Phil 1:21
 
295. God is teaching my heart to have His perspective on life and death.  I sure haven’t “arrived” but I am His work in progress: His masterpiece, His clay pot He is shaping, His diamond in the rough  He is chipping away at, His gold in the furnace, His dear child who is bewildered at times yet He holds me close and tells me not to be afraid and to rest my weary heart in Him.  So many things seem so out of control yet He is in full charge and HE has EVERYTHING under control.
 
296.  Jesus might come back today!  If not today, it sure seems like it might be soon.  Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
 
297. The blessing of Debbie B cleaning my kitchen and bathrooms yesterday
 
298.  Family from Tucson arriving: Mom and Heidi today and Betsy tomorrow.  Yippeeeeeee!
 
299. Joe’s listening ear and wisdom
 
300. Butterflies and flowers–such lovely gifts from Him that give me great pleasure

 

3 thoughts on “Phil 1:21

  1. Hi Paula! I’ve enjoyed the humor! Thanks for posting smiles for us all.
    I was thinking and praying for you this morning and thinking I wanted something visual to remind me to pray for you regularly. Feels like God gave me a great idea and I thought I’d pass it on. Since you are my temporarily bald friend, I will use all things hair related to remind me to pray for you. So when I look in the mirror to comb my hair, I’ll be praying for you until you have hair to comb too. 🙂
    Much love to you, Nita

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  2. Hi Paula and John,
    So glad to hear family is coming. That is always special so enjoy while they are here.
    Loved the humor. I am going to put it in my favorites. I love laughing but have not done it alot until you started sharing. Thanks so much.
    I rather feel the way Phil. 1:25 says. I am ready to go if he calls, but I am also ready to stay and do what I can to serve Him here on earth. Yet I also pray come Lord Jesus, come. Things are getting so messed up here on earth that I can only pray that He come quickly.
    All my love to you in Christ Jesus for all eternity. Kathy

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