September 30, 2007

Church Doors Are Open And The Message Is Clear – “REST!”

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 5:27 pm

What a great message the Deacon has for us today!  Call your friends and family and tell them to meet us at the Church (see right).

September 28, 2007

When Does It Pay To Be A Man? Ouch!

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:10 am

MOSCOW —  A small Russian city just got a really big addition: its resident has delivered her 12th baby at 17.05 pounds — the biggest on the nation’s record.

Tatiana Khalina, 42, delivered the girl by Caesarean section at a maternity clinic in Aleisk, a town of 30,000 in the Altai region in southern Siberia, Svetlana Gildeyeva, a nurse at the clinic, said Thursday.

Gildeyeva said the birth on Sept. 17 went smoothly and both the mother and the child were fine. She said the baby, Nadezhda, was transferred from the small Aleisk clinic to a maternity hospital in the bigger city of Barnaul which had better conditions.

The girl was feeling well and developing normally, said Irina Kurdeka, a doctor at the Barnaul hospital.

The daily Moskovsky Komsomolets quoted the local social services chief, Marina Alistratova, as saying that Khalina and her husband weren’t tall. She said that Khalina’s husband was on contract with a local military unit and the family had modest means.

“We have presented them with a good washing machine, a food package and a card,” Alistratova told the newspaper. “We will keep supporting them in the future.”

An average weight for newborn babies is around 7.04 pounds, according to international statistics.

The Guinness Book of Records says the heaviest baby ever was born in the United States in 1879. It weighed 23.12 pounds and died 11 hours after birth. The book also listed 22.8-pound babies born in Italy in 1955 and in South Africa in 1982.

September 27, 2007

Verbal Abuse…Are you a victim?

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:51 am

Hey fellow LifeTrain passengers, I feel strongly about the ministry my good friend, Denise Knight is launching dealing with verbal abuse. I have witnessed personally, the devastating effects this form of abuse can cause. I am posting the full article in a permanent location on the train. It will always be available for you to direct anyone to the article by clicking on the “Time, Out of Time” page located on the Main Track (Header: MAIN) to your right.

In Denise’s words:

I hope through this article to help women understand and to identify the signs of verbal abuse. I have discovered, because I was verbally abused, that this is my ministry. I have been wandering through life asking myself what is my purpose as I know we all have a purpose through God. I now know my purpose, my ministry, is to enlighten women about verbal abuse and hopefully to save at least one woman from its grips.   CLICK:  HERE

LiFeTrain (Almost) Daily News – No-longer “ALMOST”

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:42 am

Hey passengers, great news! The LifeTrain “Almost” daily news, posted for your daily ride is now has a new edition hitting the stands everyday! Be sure to check the new LifeTrain “Daily” news…DAILY! The page is being renamed on “MAIN” (see right) Street to…You guessed it, “The LifeTrain” Daily!

September 26, 2007

Mid-week Service…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 5:38 pm

Hey, why not stop by the Church for mid-week service?  There is a great message on finances (by the book) waiting for you.  See you there!  …and if you don’t know, the Church is located to the right on “MAIN” street.

September 25, 2007

Life On The Train…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:28 am


Hey LifeTrain passenger’s here’s a few words of wisdom to ponder as we journey into a new day:

The most useless thing to do…….Worry

The greatest Joy……………..Giving

The greatest loss……Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work……Helping others

The ugliest personality trait……Selfishness

The most endangeredspecies………Dedicated leaders

The greatest “shot in the arm”……….Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome…….Fear

Most effective sleeping pill…. ..Peace of mind

The most crippling failure disease… Excuses

The most powerful force in life. ..Love

The most dangerous pariah…….A gossiper

The world’s most incredible computer… …..The brain !

The worst thing to be without………………. Hope

The deadliest weapon….The tongue

The two most power-filled words………”I Can”

The greatest asset…… …Faith

The most worthless emotion…Self-pity

The most prized possession…………….Integrity

The most beautiful attire.. …A SMILE!

The most powerful channel of communication……..Prayer

The most contagious spirit…. .Enthusiasm

The most important thing in life…….. ……..GOD

September 24, 2007

Merry Monday!

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 5:55 am


GOOD MORNING!  Merry Monday!  

I know, I know…He’s just a little to chipper for a Monday…Chill Chuckie!

NOT!  I want to spread some cheer today…I want to make some lemonade out of the lemon that might be Monday.  When I say How are you?  You say:  “SUPER FANTASTIC!”.

Here’s the deal, if you are having problems putting that super in your fantastic, know that you are not alone…but…I want to share something with you that we all have here on the LiFeTrain:


I want to share something with you in a rather criptic way.  The reason, I don’t want the train to become a place where you jump on and just read about me weeping and whining. However, I do want you to know that I’ve recently had some valley experiences (personally, professionally and physically) that included a “real” near death event for me.  I am not just saying this for symphathy, but the fact is the below story relates to a tee what I recently went through.  …basically…truthfully, all I had was prayer and my faith.  At one point, I just went to my knees and remembering the woman with the issue of blood, I reached for the hem of Jesus.  Fellow passengers…it was that serious.  I can’t remember a time in my life when I had been so scared and sick.  But, I determined that if Jesus said all I needed was the faith the size of a mustard seed then, i was going to take God, Jesus…God come to earth, at his word, because he is not a man that he should lie.  All I had was prayer.  I was literally on my death bed. 

Answered prayer…I was healed…almost over-night.  I often wonder what my true purpose is in life.  Perhaps it is just to say to you all…never loose faith.

If your plane crashed in the water, and everybody died…would you drown on purpose…or try to survive?

Pray…In the name of Jesus…and start swimming.

So…Until book II comes out I will share my experiece as follows so that it is not so much about me personally, but of the power of prayer.  Prayer for one another and the knowledge that all we have is…well….read and be blessed:

The Bible says:Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us
in answer to the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:11
It was the worst thing Paul had ever been through. Listen: “We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death” (2 Corinthians 1:8). Paul is overwhelmed, and on the verge of giving up. Have you been there? If not, you will be, so listen carefully. Paul learned two important lessons.

First, dependence on God: “But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God” (verse 1:9). It’s humbling to have to admit, “I don’t have what it takes. I can’t handle it without God.” But when He’s all you’ve got, you’ll find He’s all you need.

Second, dependence on others. Listen: “In answer to the prayers of many.” Don’t carry that burden alone. Reach out to other believers for help and you’ll be amazed at what happens. Jesus said, “If two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you.” (Matthew 18:19) Recently, a dear friend of yours…ME…was completely healed of a possible terminal illness because a group of friends and believers prayed and refused to give up until God answered. You can’t beat “the prayers of many.” It is God’s way, and you can’t improve on it.

I look back now and I kinda chuckle because I am trying to remain faithful to you my fellow passengers, by making this Train stop a positive place for you to visit, a place where you can come and know that you are not alone. However, I was so sick and under attack in other areas that it has been a bit of a challenge to keep the Train on the tracks.  However, once I realized that I had to let go and let God…well things just kinda worked themselves out.

I want you to leave the LifeTrain daily being able to say…I feel…”SUPER FANTASTIC” , if for no other reason than the fact that you can say…”hey, I am not alone”. 

So, Merry Monday!  Make it a positive day!


September 23, 2007

Sunday Service @ The Church…Come on by!

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:07 am

As usual…Church is in session, come on by!


September 21, 2007

Something to ponder…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 5:53 am

Hey Fellow passengers…Make it a great today and as you hop off the LifeTrain today to start or continue your day, here is….

Just a thought:

How we treat another for good or ill reflects how we have dealt with ‘self ‘, for we cannot give to anyone that which we, ourselves, do not possess.

I am constantly working on my own healing. I realize so clearly that the limit of my helping others is confined to the limit I place on myself. I have to constantly live in the honesty I am willing to work for, and the vulnerability and risk I will take in self-examination. Won’t you join me today?
Think about it…

ALL ABOARD…The LifeTrain!

Extra, Extra…Read all about it

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:07 am

The LiFeTrain daily news is updated and available daily for your ride on the train.  (See right under main)