Monday, August 29, 2005
Nancy G and her Heart Music site
I just wanted to say thank you to all the visitors worldwide that have stopped by my site. There have been over 20,000 hits in a little over a year.www.nancy-heartmusic.com
I want to thank my dear friend Chris for maintaining my site for me..www.webado.com
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Helen Keller Quotes
A child must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
College isn't the place to go for ideas.
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
It gives me a deep comforting sense that "things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal."
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Now is the time for all good men to come to.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.
Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
*Helen Keller was truly one of the most important human beings in her day and time. She sure had a lot to say not having a voice. She had much to share of what see saw in her world being blind. She sure had sounds to share when she could not hear. What an amazing person. What a beautiful child of God too.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Does Psalms 22 speak of the sufferings and death of Jesus? Does it speak of His righteousness to future generations?
Here are some verses from Psalms 22.
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
"All who see me mock me; they hurl insults,shaking their heads: "He trusts in the Lord; let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him."
"I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint."
"My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me."
"My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death."
"Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and feet, I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me."
"They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing."
"Deliver my life from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs."
"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations."
"All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him."
"They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn--for he has done it."
If you want to feel the Spirit and read prophesy, then read Psalms 22. New International Version
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
Saturday, August 20, 2005
OKAY BELOW ARE THE ANSWERS TO THE 5 GAMES OF LOGIC.... :-)
Two bars of iron lie on a table. They look identical, but one of them is magnetized (with a pole at each end) , and the other is not.
How can you discover which bar is magnetized if you are only allowed to shift them on the table, wihout raising them and without the help of any other objuect or instrument?
THE ANSWER: TAKE EITHER BAR AND PUSH ONE END AGAINST THE MIDDLE OF THE OTHER BAR, FORMING A T. IF THE MAGNETIZED BAR IS THE TOP OF THE T, THERE IS NO PULL ON THE OTHER BAR.
These words follow a logical progression:
Which of these could be next?
ANSWER: IODINE: six-letter words with one, two, three, four vowels.
If LEAH is LOUIS's sister,
if CLARISSE is LOUIS's sister,
if MAUD is CHRISTOPHER's sister,
then who is HAMILTON's sister----
IRENE , CLAIRE, SUE or PEGGY?
ANSWER: SUE: THE NAMES OF EACH PAIR CONTAIN EACH OF THE FIVE VOWELS ONCE.
Find a common English three-letter word, knowing that:
LEG has no common letter with it.
ERG has one common letter, not at the correct place.
SIR has one common letter, at the correct place.
SIC has one common letter, not at the correct place.
AIL has one common letter, not at the correct place.
So what is the correct three-lettered word?
ANSWER: SINCE THE WORD CONTAINS NO E OR G (AS IN LEG), THE ONLY GOOD LETTER IN ERG IR R. THEN THE GOOD LETTER IF SIR IS R, WHICH IS THE THIRD LETTER OF THE DESIRED WORD. I AND L ARE NOT IN THE DESIRED WROD, SO THE GOOD LETTER OF AIL IS A. THE A IS NOT THE FIRST LETTER OF THE DESIRED WORD, SO IT MUST BE THE SECOND. THE GOOD LETTER OF SIC IS C, WHICH MUST BEGIN THE DESIRED WORD: CAR
You have been playing "heads or tails" and you discover that your opponent is cheating. He chooses heads most of the time, for his coin had two heads.
Knowing this, you bet enough to win your money back in one more toss of his. You don't want to take the risk of demonstrating that he is a cheater. So what do you do to win?
ANSWER: BET ON TAILS. AS THE COIN FALLS ON THE TABLE, SLAP YOUR HAND FLAT ON IT, SAYING, "i'D RATHER SEE WHAT'S UNDERNEATH SO I'LL KNOW WHAT DIDN'T COME UP." YOU TURN THE COIN OVER, EXPOSING HEADS AND WINNING. BUT BE CAREFUL. YOUR OPPONENT IS LIKELY TO HAVE TWO COINS, A CROOKED ONE FOR PLAY AN A NORMAL ONE FOR INSPECTION. IF HE SUSPECTS ANYTHING, HE MAY SWITCH THEM.
Blog Brain Twister Day....WHAT IF I PROMISE NOT TO DO THIS ANYMORE. LOL
Friday, August 19, 2005
Encouragement of Friendship
Words That Matter
(from the book called "Checklist for Life-the Ultimate Handbook")
Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to David in the woods and strengthened his hand in God.
Take a moment to think about someone who is a close friend. Can you recall a time when that person was merely an acquaintance? What was it that took your relationship from acquaintance to friend? A shared interest? Passion for a common cause? Perhaps a heated debate? However your friendship began, things are probably quite different in your relationship today. The polite "hello" of acquaintance days has grown into a vocabulary of deeper relationship, which includes spoken as well as unspoken sentiments.
Jonathan was just such a friend to David. David was hiding in the wilderness, attempting to discern God's will while simultaneously avoiding detection by Saul, who sought his life. Johnathan, Saul's son, came to David with words of encouragement, saying, "Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you." (1 Samuel 23:17) These words from a mere acquaintance might have been received with a smile and a thank you, or maybe one of those you-don't-know- what-your - talking -about looks. Yet those were words of encouragement from a true friend, and so the words mattered. Jonathan's words could be trusted.
The trusted words of a friend can make a positive impact in your life. Listening requires humility, patience, and an open mind.
Start with humility-know that you aren't always right. It's okay to admit you're not perfect when you're with a trusted friend. Remember, your friend is on your side.
Next, be patient. Let the wise counsel seep into you and steep there for a while. Don't jump to a wrong conclusion or criticize your friend's words before you've really examined them. It may be tough to hear some of your friend's words, but you'll never get the chance if you're calculating your response while your friend is still speaking.
Finally, be prepared to have your best-laid plans turned upside down, or at least sideways. Sometimes a friend will propose a solution you hadn't even considered--one that doesn't make sense at first. An open mind allows you to approach new ideas willingly.
Take the encouragement of a friend to heart. Let the words strenghten you. Even if you fail or fall, those words will provide a softer landing place. That's because the encouraging words of a true friend are inseparable from the unspoken message of friendship----a message of love.
Listen for God's direction in the encouraging words of a friend.
Trust that God can use my friends to help me grow.
Understand that a good friend is a gift from God.
Listen to a friend's words as intently as I would want my friend to listen to me.
Know that a friend's words are usually spoken of concern.
Learn to embrace a friend's words.
Attempt to encourage my friends as often as possible.
Things to Remember:
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born of adversity. Proverbs 17:17
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. John 15:13
A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Proverbs 27:6
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15
Encourage each other every day while it is "today". Help each other so none of you will become hardened because sin has tricked you. Hebrews 3:13
It is mutual respect which makes friendship lasting. --John Henry Newman
God evidently does not intend us all to be rich or powerful or great, but He does intend us all to be friends.--Ralph Waldo Emerson
After reading and studying what I posted I realized that I need to learn to be a better friend to my friends. I realized I am not a good listener. I do know that a true friend is a gift from God.
"You teach people how to treat you." I need to "own" that statement. I am asking and praying to God to give me patience. I need humility also. I need to keep an open mind and heart when communicating with my friends. When a true friend tells me something important I need to sit on it for awhile and let it set in. I don't do that. I am in a very defensive mode, which is not what I want. I noticed in this article it is about "encouraging friends as they encourage me." I also need to learn that anything said to me from a friend is out of love and concern, not judgement. Yes, I have pride. I struggle to be accepted by my friends and tend to be insecure sometimes. Are they always thinking "Nancy is such a mess".?...Well, I am a mess, but Jesus loves me. I had a very close friend tell me that after being out of contact for 30 yrs. Growing up and living all over the world and having at least over 100 homes I have lived in, I am use to making and losing friends just by moving from one country to another or one state to another. My dad was military and we moved to much in my opinion. I can not tell you right now where I am from. I feel I have no roots at all. I don't even know most of my relatives because we were never privledged to stay and grow up in one place. My mind and heart are full of many friends down my road of life. I love to love people, so this is hard on me when I had to move. I try too hard to please. Know this that in all of my happy and lonely times, Jesus was and is my best friend always. He has introduced me to so many awesome loving friends that really love me and I love them. I pray that God will teach me how to treat them. I have a few friends that are totally prayers answered! I want to yield to the Spirit and be the friend they need me to be. We all have needs. I repent for being so selfish sometimes and for not pay attention to important thoughts from them because they love me.
Love is the strongest force I have ever experienced. I am thankful for the LOVE I feel through my friendships with my friends.
Blessings to all...and may these words help turn a light on so you can see your friends and what kind of a friend are you to them..
"One is the loneliess number"..so they say. I love the fellowship of the Lord through my true friends...because there is no "one" in that relationship. It is us...and Jesus too.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
This is what is on my heart today, this Sunday in August.
Psalms 42 New International Version
As the deer pants for streams
so my soul pants for you,
My soul thirsts for God, for the
When can I go and meet
My tears have been my food
day and night,
while men say to me all day
'"Where is your God?"
These things I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go with the
leading the procession to the
house of God,
with shouts of joy and
among the festive throng.
Why are you downcast, O my
Why so disturbed within
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
My soul is downcast within
therefore I will remember
from the land of the Jordan,
the heights of
Deep calls to deep
In the roar of your
all your waves and breakers
have swept me.
By day the Lord directs his
at night his song is with
a prayer to the God of my
I say to God my Rock,
"Why have you forgotten
oppressed by the enemy?"
My bones suffer mortal
as my foes taunt me,
saying to me all day
"Where is your God?'
Why are you downcast, O my
Why so disturbed within
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.