July 31, 2008

I woke up this morning in a mood…What a dream I had…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 7:36 am

July 29, 2008

1 View of Heaven…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:21 am

Fellow passengers, have you ever wondered, “WHAT HAPPENS IN HEAVEN…?”

Here’s a little something that I hope you will ask folks to hop aboard the train today and take a look.

Someone once dreamt that they went to Heaven and an angel was showing them around.

Here’s the story:

We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, ‘This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.’

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, ‘This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them. ‘I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. ‘This is the Acknowledgment Section,’ my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed ‘How is it that there is no work going on here?’ I asked.

‘So sad,’ the angel sighed. ‘After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.’

‘How does one acknowledge God’s blessings?’ I asked.

‘Simple,’ the angel answered. Just say, ‘Thank you, Lord.’

‘What blessings should they acknowledge?’  I asked.

‘If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.’

‘And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity.’

‘If you woke up this morning with more health than illness …. you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.’

‘If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation … you ! a re ahead of 700 million people in the world..’

‘If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world.’

‘If your parents are still alive and still married …you are very rare.’

‘If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you’re unique to all those in doubt and despair.’

Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you rode the Train today and could read this post, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings,

July 25, 2008

Just A Little Sumthin 2 Remember…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 3:09 am

As we walk our path of life, We meet people everyday.  Most are simply met by chance. But, some are sent our way.  These become special friends Whose bond we can’t explain; The ones who understand us

And share our joy and pain.
Their love contains no boundaries.
So, even when we are apart.
Their presence enhances us
With a warmth felt in the heart.

This love becomes a passageway,
When even the miles disappear.
And so, these friends, God sends our way,

And have a great weekend….

All Aboard…The LiFeTrain

July 23, 2008

Dealing With The Burdens of Life…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 4:06 am

Must be a sign of old age or something, but more and more I am learning to step back and laugh at myself sometimes. I keep remembering what the bible says…Who amongst you can add one more day to your life by worrying.

So, my fellow LifeTrain passengers hows about we try to do the following today:

Accept that some days we’re the pigeon, and some days we’re the statue.
Try to keep our words soft and sweet, just in case we have to eat them.
Let’s read stuff that will make us look good in case we die in the middle of it.
Let’s Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
If we can’t be kind, at least let’s have the decency to be vague.
It might be our sole purpose in this life is to simply serve as a warning to others.

Let’s try to keep from putting both feet in our mouth at the same time today, because then we won’t have a leg to stand on.

I just realized, nobody cares if we can’t dance well; just get up and dance, shoot if all else fails, do the “CHUCKIE”.

GUESS WHAT! The second mouse gets the cheese.
If today is your Birthday remember,Birthdays are good for you; the more you have, the longer you live.
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. and lastly….

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Hey LifeTrain Passengers…Have an awesome day !

July 19, 2008

Just 2 Say…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 1:53 pm

Thank you to all of you who lent your moral support to me and my family during this time, the Death of my Grand-ma.  Your love and care was “SO” needed and I just simply want to say thank you.  Please know that all is well and I will elaborate on everything once I touch-down at home base again.

Much Love and hugs!


July 18, 2008

Today We Lay Our Angel To Rest…Please pray for my family

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:55 am

Dear passengers,

I am in Ohio to bury my dearly beloved Grandmother. Typically, I try not to personalize the daily Train ride. However, I gotta ask…Please pray for my family and myself as we bury my sweet grandma who has gone on to rest in her reward with the Lord. As I write this I have yet to see the body she has left behind. Frankly, it’s going to take all that the Lord will give me to get through. But, Hey…My Grandmother knew the Lord and she is at this time in a much better place then this earth we continue to walk on. This past week I have seen the “BEST” out of those around me. I want to say thank you to all of you for the heart felt concern, calls and even some of you who offered to hop a plane to be with me. Now just how loved do I feel!! I will never forget you!

I am slated to speak at the funeral. Please pray that I get through it, delivering the message my Grandmother asked me to give before she left me…alone in a world so cold….

July 17, 2008

Thought 4 2-day…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 7:58 am

Always maintain our awareness- Become a peaceful soul, and allow peace to influence our thinking and judgement.

July 15, 2008

An Angel Has Returned 2 Heaven…Grandma Daniel

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 2:48 am

My Grandmother returned from whence she came this morning at around 2:AM. She has gone home to be with the Lord. ..And while my heart is heavy and the grief is much, I know, because of the life she led, pure and Holy, She is just fine. Please keep the Daniel family in your thoughts and I thank you all for your prayers!

July 14, 2008

Merry Monday! Here’s an offer, from me 2 U!

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 5:26 am

Fellow passengers. I want to share a revelation with you that I had this weekend, one that I hope you will consider as well. This week, as you think of how to start the week out, “Merry”…if you will, consider this as you leave the train today. Free yourself from forcing, expecting or wanting someone to receive what you think they should take – it could be your idea, opinion, or an opportunity you think they should accept – you can’t make anyone take anything – your own experience probably confirms this. Offer humbly. Offer gently. Offer as if you are a master, and then let go, and retire like a shy child. When you can dance the dance between being master and child, we might be surprised how much more others will accept what we have to say, and how much more they appreciate our offerings. …and again, “Merry Monday!”.

All Aboard, The LiFeTrain!

July 10, 2008

Look at it “I 2 I”…! (What she said)…

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:50 am

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face” – Eleanor Roosevelt