Christina Myers ~ The Blog

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La dee da dee da…. September 22, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — christinamyers @ 3:12 pm

Well, it’s been a short while since my quest began, but all is very well. I am having such wonderful days lately. Less and less has been bothering me…and the good I try to do for everynoe else is still returning in many small blessings.

I would like to relay one of the most thoughtful stories I have heard in a long time:
The Penny

You always hear the usual stories of pennies on the sidewalk being good luck, gifts from angels, etc. This is the first time I’ve ever heard this twist on the story. Gives you something to think about.
Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband’s employer’s home. My friend, Arlene, was nervous about the weekend. The boss was very wealthy, with a fine home on the waterway, and cars costing more than her house.
The first day and evening went well, and Arlene was delighted to have this rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live. The husband’s employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest restaurants. Arlene knew she would never have the opportunity to indulge in this kind of extravagance again, so was enjoying herself immensely.
As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant that evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of Arlene and her husband. He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a long, silent moment.
Arlene wondered if she was supposed to pass him. There was nothing on the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped, and a few cigarette butts. Still silent, the man reached down and picked up the penny.
He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny? Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up?
Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could stand it no longer. She causally mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of some value.
A smile crept across the man’s face as he reached into his pocket for the penny and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies before! What was the point of this?
“Look at it.” He said. “Read what it says.” She read the words “United States of America.”
“No, not that; read further.”
“One cent?” “No, keep reading.”
“In God we Trust?” “Yes!” “And?”
“And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin. Whenever I find a coin I see that inscription. It is written on every single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! God drops a message right in front of me telling me to trust Him? Who am I to pass it by? When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust IS in God at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do trust in Him. For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. I think it is God’s way of starting a conversation with me. Lucky for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!
When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk. I stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and fretting in my mind about things I cannot change. I read the words, “In God We Trust,” and had to laugh. Yes, God, I get the message.
It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in the last few months, but then, pennies are plentiful!
And, God is patient…
Have a blessed day!!
The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:
1 cross
3 nails
——–
4 given
That’s the whole gospel message simply stated.

So everyone have a wonderful day and God bless you all.

Thought of the Day:”In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:18

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Amen…. September 19, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — christinamyers @ 7:30 pm

This week has been a very awakening one. As strange as it sounds, I was sitting in my MATH 1107 class Friday morning amidst five others who had heard campus was OPEN and decided to rededicate myself to God. To those of you who are not very close to the Lord, I have had some difficulty telling anyone. My best friend gets so “freaked out” by religion, I don’t think she would understand or support me very much.

The story goes something like this:
Sitting there in this huge, cold auditorium bored out of my mind waiting on class to begin, and I noticed the Bible that I had gotten from the Gideons the previous day laying in my purse. I started to read some of the New Testament. I realized how far I had grown away from God and how out of control I felt in recent months. I then decided to start listening to non-secular music on the radio and see if I felt his desire to draw me closer to him. From the moment the first song came on the radio and I heard so many people praising God, tears began to fill my eyes because their spirit had reached my so deeply. I am going to enlist Russell and we are going to look for a church, one where we can worship God and become involved. If anyone knows a good non-denominational church in the Metro-Atlanta area, please leave me a message.

In the meantime, I am on my quest and my mission.

Thought of the Day:”Let glory and praise be to Him.”

 

It’s been awhile…. September 9, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — christinamyers @ 9:57 pm

Cheesy I know. Anyways…so I haven’t posted in a while. Here are some happenings in my hum-drum little world:

1)I got my PELL money…and spent it rather wisely…
-I bought a new computer:Very awesome for only $500 custom built.
-Bought some new clothes…which I desperately needed and wanted.
-Paid off my car insurance and my Discover card.
2)My babies are doing well. Henry had a stint with tapeworms…bought some $30 medication for that. Chalupa is getting fat and big…I love my little chihuahua.
3)Shroder cat is getting along great with the dogs…doesn’t mind them at all.
4)Going to see Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on the 25th. Kick ass race…everyone should try to make it. $45 for all day at the track.
5)Got more furniture-including a new desk compliments of my dad. He bought it to go with my new computer. I love it. It was only $50 at Office Depot. Of all of them there-from the cheapest to most expensive-this one was PERFECT.
6)My car is doing great. No problems yet.
7)My classes are also going well. The only 2 I don’t like are my Sociology class and my Statistics class. Both the professors bore me to tears. My statistics professor is really good though…so I guess it makes up for his monotone voice for 2.5 hours.

Other than that, I am very tired and very content.

Leave me a message if u want… I will get it…promise.

Thought of the Day:”If the earth was a house, than heaven would be like the attic and hell would be like the basement.”