Dayzee's Food For The Soul

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♥- Dayzee- ♥

I got THE- power!! Jesus.
Purred: Tue Nov 18, '08 4:24am PST 
I have been blessed with the honor of being the leader of this group and sharing my "Soul food" with you all .
Each day I will bring to the table, foods that will touch the soul.
Please stop in and have something to eat with me.
And let me know how you like my cooking.
God bless you

Edited by author Sun Apr 10, '11 6:14am PST

♥- Dayzee- ♥

I got THE- power!! Jesus.
Purred: Tue Nov 18, '08 4:31am PST 
"Life should not be a journey to heaven with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming - WOW---What A Ride!" big grin

♥- Dayzee- ♥

I got THE- power!! Jesus.
Purred: Tue Nov 18, '08 4:32am PST 
The Bum

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats
those who can do nothing for him.
James D. Miles

Everyone respects and helps the millionaire, the famous, the boss,
those with beauty and brains.

What about the bum on the street?

This is a real story. It happened to me, the writer of

I was parked in front of the church cleaning out my Jeep.
I was waiting on someone.

Coming my way from across the street was what society would
consider a bum.

From the looks of him, he had no car, no home, no clean clothes,
and no money. There are times when you feel generous but there
are other times that you just don't want to be bothered.

This was one of those "don't want to be bothered times."

"I hope he doesn't ask me for any money," I thought.

He didn't.

He came and sat on the wall in front of the bus stop to wait on
the bus.

After a few minutes he spoke.

"That's a very pretty Jeep," he said.

He was ragged but he had an air of dignity around him. His
scraggly blond beard keep more than his face warm. I said,
"thanks," and continued cleaning out the Jeep.

He sat there quietly as I worked. The expected plea for money
never came.

As the silence between us widened something inside said,
"ask him if he needs any help."

I was sure that he would say "yes" but I held true to the inner

"Do you need any help?" I asked.

He answered in three simple but profound words that I shall
never forget.

We often look for wisdom in great men and women. We expect it
from those of higher learning and accomplishments. I expected
nothing but an outstretched grimy hand.

He spoke the three words that shook me.

"Don't we all?" he said.

I was feeling high and mighty, successful and important, above a
bum in the street, until those three words hit me like a twelve
gauge shotgun.

Don't we all?

I needed help. Maybe not for bus fare or a place to sleep, but
I needed help.

I reached in my wallet and gave him not only enough for bus
fare, but enough to take a cab anywhere in the city and get food
and shelter for the day.

Those three little words still ring true.

No matter how much you have, no matter how much you have
accomplished, you need help too.

No matter how little you have, no matter how loaded you are with
problems, even without money or a place to sleep, you can give

Even if it's just a compliment, you can give that.

You never know when you may see someone who appears to have it
all. They are waiting on you to give them what they don't have.
A different perspective on life, a glimpse at something
beautiful, a respite from daily chaos, that only you through a
torn world can see.

Maybe the man was just a homeless stranger wandering the

Maybe he was more than that.

Maybe he was sent by a power that is great and wise,
to minister to a soul too comfortable in themselves.

Maybe God looked down, called an Angel, dressed him like a bum,
then said, "go minister to that man cleaning the Jeep, that man
needs help."

Don't we all?

~A MountainWings Original~

♥- Dayzee- ♥

I got THE- power!! Jesus.
Purred: Tue Nov 18, '08 4:34am PST 

♥- Dayzee- ♥

I got THE- power!! Jesus.
Purred: Tue Nov 18, '08 4:35am PST 
The Difference Between Need and Want

What is the difference between a need and a want?

A need facilitates something.

The object of need is like the road to your destination.
There are also different levels of needs.

For example, we need air more than we need clothes,
and we need a heart more than we need a hand.

Our greatest need is God because he is the source
(facilitator) of all good things.

A want, in essence, does not affect the course.
It simply makes the journey more enjoyable.

~A MountainWings Original, Coyette Clunie, Jamaica W.I.~

♥- Dayzee- ♥

I got THE- power!! Jesus.
Purred: Tue Nov 18, '08 4:37am PST 
Heavy Enough

The crosses we bear
are not supposed to be heavy enough to crush us,

...but they are heavy enough to bend our knees.

~Author Unknown~


Sebastian - Count Your- Blessings!
Purred: Tue Nov 18, '08 5:53pm PST 
Well done, Dayzeepuppy

♥- Dayzee- ♥

I got THE- power!! Jesus.
Purred: Tue Nov 18, '08 8:15pm PST 

A father wanted to read a magazine but was being interrupted by his
little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like.
Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was
printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby and said,

"Go into the other room and see if you can put this together.
This will show you our whole country today."

After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, correctly
fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had
finished so quickly.

"Oh," she said, "on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus.
When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together."


♥- Dayzee- ♥

I got THE- power!! Jesus.
Purred: Tue Nov 18, '08 8:43pm PST 

I believe life is about acceptance. We can sit back and moan
about the raw deal life has given us or we can accept the cards
we have been dealt and make the most of them.

So many times people have asked me how I cope, and truthfully I
have days when I wonder myself amongst the chaos and confusion
that life in our household involves.

I have three children. One is autistic; he is beautiful, smart,
and intuitive in a way that is unique, frustrating, difficult to
understand and I love him.

Another child is undergoing testing for a rare endocrine
disorder which may mean that he will be steroid-dependent to
stay alive. It has been a long time since I have been able to
see him glowing with the health and vitality that we took for
granted six months ago.

I could reject the cards that God has given me but to do that
would be to deny myself the part of me that I am most proud of,
my children. They may have problems that others see as too big
or too difficult, but they are mine. I see their beauty and
their love not just for their family but the greater world
around them. The way they look at the world, the beauty they
see and the gifts that they bring to my life daily make it very
easy to accept the cards dealt to me.

For anyone out there who is going through difficulty and having
trouble seeing the beauty that is there in all our lives, please
have hope and find some time even if for just a few minutes to
count the multitude of blessings that God has given us in so
many ways.

The issues that are concerning you may not go away; but by
accepting them into your life as a part of it and remembering
the multitude of blessings we receive in other ways helps you to
grow stronger.

It is so much easier to accept the blessings but strength and
peace comes from accepting both the blessings and the challenges
we are given.

~A MountainWings Original by Sue N., Australia~


I love summer!!
Purred: Wed Nov 19, '08 8:24am PST 
awwww nice 9

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