Thursday, February 24, 2005

Jesus Loves Me

Today's story (song) is for the church newsletters, newspapers and christian magazines that publish the Inspiration Daily messages.
For me, the song brought a smile to my face. As I "face" growing older, it's a comfort for me to read and know I am not the only one who feels this way. What a great way to celebrate another day.
As I live my life for God's glory, I treasure the thought of a huge smile on your face. I know it's contagious.
Keep on smiling!
Tim

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Home Sick

From the time when I was a little boy at summer camp, I remember those home sick feelings. Longing to be home in familiar surroundings and with my family. Funny how we are creatures of habit. Only comfortable in surroundings we know. Doing the same things over and over again. Starts when we are small and sticks with us all of our life.
Today's story made me start wondering about why we don't long to be home. You know, our real home. I think so many of us are scared death because we think it is the "unknown". I know in my heart that for me, it's really the real "known" and familiar. From being in church, reading my Bible and listening, heaven must be my real home. While I feel comfortable here, I know I should be longing to be home with my father. Since I am here, I am going to spend the short period of time serving my father, inspiring you and enjoying my time at Earth camp.
Hope you're having a good time here too!
Your Daily Inspirational Friend,
Tim

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The Worst Will Never Happen

How do we get so busy that we forget to stop and give thanks to God for all of the blessings in our life?
Today's message is from a lady here in Texas that puts it all in perspective for us. If only we would stop for a minute, focus on our blessings and say a prayer... Our lives would be so different.
Instead we let the day to day worries consume us, our thoughts and our lives. Before you know it, we have more worries than we can even think about. Then we start thinking about all the negative things and before you know it, our attitudes follow. The great and positive things that God puts in our life are taken for granted. We become consumed with the trivial and lose site of the greatest of all gifts, God's love for us.
About a year ago I was at lunch when someone asked me, "Tim, do you ever doubt your faith?"
I hadn't though about doubt in a long time. I had been so focused on God, my growing faith and inspiring others, that doubt didn't even exist in my vocabulary. Amazing as I sat and thought about it. Then I shared how to get rid of doubt. How to focus on the positive. How you may ask?
Simple, look up, give thanks for every give God has given you. If you spend enough time trying to thank God for everything in your life. You'll easily discover what I did. There isn't enough time in the day to give thanks for everything.
Grow your faith today. Inspire those around you with God's love.
His Servant, Your Inspiring Friend,
Tim

Monday, February 21, 2005

Forgiveness

Today's story is from 2001. I often read this story to remind my heart how big God's forgiveness is. The verse that starts out the story, helps to remind me to forgive others. To use God's forgiveness for others in my life. I know that the forgiveness I have is so tiny in comparison to God's grace.
I often tell others it's impossible to hug and love someone when your arms are full with grudges from the past. The only way to reach out to others, is to let go of the issues of the past. Today's story is the best example of that, at least the best one I've read so far.
Keep those emails and stories coming. We love to read them and use them to inspire others.
God Bless You!
His Servant, Your Inspiring Friend,
Tim

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Living for the Moment

Today's message encourages me personally. The message reminds me to keep my focus on God and enjoyt the moments he gives us. All to often we get so busy and wrapped up in our lives that we forget to keep our eyes and heart focused on God. Today's message, helps remind me to slow down and enjoy the moments that God has placed me in. To grow in the hard times, to enjoy the great ones and keep my faith in front of me.

When I do this, I've noticed my faith grow in ways I never imagined. I love those God moments.
Be blessed and inspire everyone else!
Tim

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The List Lives On

Wow!
Over 60 stories already since we moved the list to Yahoo.
The subscriber base continues to grow with over 300 new members in the last week.
To me, all signs that God is using the stories to reach and change lives. For me, that's exciting.
Thank you for forwarding the stories to your friends, for inspiring them in their lives and for your help in the growth of their faith. God is using you too!
Blessings,
Tim

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Romantic Time of Year

After much work, the group is finally secure. The daily messages are going through without a hitch.
I've started through the old email address list again. I started inviting former members to join the new list on yahoo. With only around 4,000 of the original 50,000 members that moved, I knew I needed to do something.
If you've just joined the group, welcome back. I hope you've found the messages I sent over the past month and a half in the group area on Yahoo.
My hope is that I'll no longer have to answer the many requests I get everyday asking for the stories sent out previously to the group. The archive is now public so that others can havve access to this area as well. This should give me more time to write again on a daily basis.
It's that time of year again...
Romance in the air. The group and the daily messages will take a "love" swing over the next week.
For you guys...
If you haven't ordered flowers for the big day, better get it done, today!
Look for the Afterglow radio program to air in the next week or so. I'll post the details to the group when I know the date. Stay tuned!
Have a blessed day,
Tim