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Sunday, June 25, 2017

25 June 17 - 0925 EDT - blog

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"I often wondered what God has placed us on this earth to do?" 

Forrest Caricofe

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YESTERDAY AND TODAY

**Yesterday. You'll see at sometime in the next few days a video of the mistress of the 

house, our dog Dolly, creating havoc with me driving her to her hair salon. 

After dropping her off I drove to Dollar General and Buehler's grocery store for things that

we needed.

I posted my story (blog), published 2 videos and posted a Happy Birthday with a video to 

my grandson, Hunter on Facebook. 

Later on I went outdoors to plant the 8 small flowers I told you about, sprayed weed killer

on the weeds and grass that are growing in our U-shaped driveway, planted more grass

seed, replanted some wild growing sunflowers in the southeast flower bed and weeded the 

flower beds. 

I later drove to Dollar General for somethings we needed for the house and then drove to

Subway for takeout. While there I saw a new employee I hadn't seen before. She or ______

had her name tag on her left side of her cap which Subway is requiring of their 

employees now.  Her family tree if I can remember was Spanish, Native American Indian, 

African and others that I cannot remember. She was fluent in both English and Spanish, 

the Spanish self-taught. We also talked of other shared experiences as she prepared the 2 

Italian BMT foot long subs I had ordered. She was raised by her step-father, I believe, and

because of her less than normal upbringing and her experiences in survival, I considered

her to being wise beyond her years.

Oh, I forgot. After paying and getting halfway to the door I turned around and said to her 

that Las Vegas was considered to be Hawaii's 9th island because of the many Hawaiian 

and other island people living there. I don't remember what she said in response, but I 

thought to myself, Las Vegas would be her true home because of her fluency in Spanish 

(about 60% Hispanic in the area I was at) and the beautiful and warm hearts of the other 

island people who populate that oasis in the desert.

**Today. The weather forecast calls for high and low temperatures of 73° and 51° with

mostly sunny skies and no rain for the next 3 days including today. My Acurite weather 

gauge displays a present outdoor temperature of 61°and an indoor temperature of 78°.

My 'Rose Colored Glasses' (John Conlee- Google it) are broken because of a screw falling 

out on the left top and no one I know can see well enough to fix them. I have 3 pair of rose 

colored glasses, the bifocals that need repairing, the trifocals I'm wearing now and an

older pair that was not made with the present prescription. The present prescription 

eyeglasses were made by Walmart, so that's where I need to go today after I finished my

publishing's. I also need to buy gas for the Honda, order new business cards from Staples,

go to Lowes to see what they have in discounted perennial plants and, of course, get my 

eyeglasses repaired at the Walmart Vision Center. I also need to check on some application 

for the lawn that will kill everything but the Kentucky Blue Grass. 


I HAVE SOMETHING ON MY MIND

**I've often wondered why God, meaning all Gods, would place us here on earth? I believe

I told you before that I believed that it was to help other people following the example of

our Father and Mother. 

From:http://www.christianitytoday.com/iyf/advice/faithdoubt/why-did-god-create-

man.html

Why Did God Create Us?

He doesn't really need us, so why did he create anything?

Dawson McAllister

.... "Why did God make the earth and us along with it? He doesn't really need us, so why 

did he create anything?

Great question, and you're not the first to ask it. King David asked essentially the same 

thing: "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers … what is man that you 

are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?" (Psalm 8:3-4).

Why did God make us? To answer that, we need to know three things:

First, and you mentioned this in your question, it wasn't because he needed us: "The God 

who made the world and everything in it … is not served by human hands, as if he needed 

anything" (Acts 17:24-25).

And he didn't make us because he was lonely. Long before we were here, God already had 

"company" with his Son and the Holy Spirit, referred to in Genesis 1:26, "Let us make 

man in our own image."

And he didn't make us because he needed his ego fed. It's not like God made us to satisfy 

some craving to be worshiped. God is totally secure in who he is—without us.

Second, despite not needing us, God chose to create us anyway, out of his great love: "I 

have loved you with an everlasting love" (Jeremiah 31:3). Yes, God loved us before he 

even created us. It's impossible to get our heads around that idea, but it's true; that's what 

"everlasting" love means.

God is love (1 John 4:8), and because of that love and his wonderful creativity, he made us 

so we can enjoy all that he is and all that he's done.

Third, God created us to fulfill his eternal plan. I could write pages and pages about this, 

but suffice it to say that God, in his infinite wisdom, chose to make us a part of his eternal 

plan.

What part do we play in this plan? Well, the Bible is full of instructions for how we should 

live our lives. But here are a few key verses to remember:

1. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your 

strength" (Deuteronomy 6:5).

2. "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:39).

3. "We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God 

prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesians 2:10).

We're also part of the war between God and Satan, and God's ultimate plan to defeat 

Satan. By putting our faith in God, we can defeat Satan and his lies (see Ephesians 6:10-

18).

Finally, perhaps the most important part we play in God's eternal plan is to point people to 

eternal life with God—through his Son Jesus Christ. The Bible calls this our "ministry of 

reconciliation" (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

That's why we're here. But it's also important to note that we have a choice in all of this. 

When God created us, he didn't make us pawns in some cosmic chess game. We're not his 

toy soldiers. God gives us freedom of choice.

Bottom line: God may not need us, but we certainly need him. I hope you've made the 

choice to put your trust completely in him—and play an exciting part in his loving, eternal 

plan."

.... Dawson McAllister is a popular youth speaker and host of Dawson McAllister Live, a 

radio program that airs on Sunday nights from 10:00pm-2:00 am ET. You can also check 

out his site: https://www.thehopeline.com/

From above:

"1. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your 

strength" (Deuteronomy 6:5).

2. "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:39).

3. "We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God 

prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesians 2:10)."

1.  It says in essence, that God is first. 

2. and 3. says to help everyone who is in need of help. I'm I wrong? I don't know, but

that's what I believe. 

Is it wrong for someone praying to God all day long, no time for helping others? Sure it is.

Is it wrong for someone to help another all day long thinking of God for a few minutes 

more or less? No, it's not.

And that's what I believe.


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