Closed Doors Blind You

When one door closes, another opens; But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the close door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.
– Alexander Graham Bell

God says, “I will give him the key to the house of David – the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.”  – Isaiah 22:22

God is the KEY!

God is the KEY!

Whatever life throws your way – God is the key

4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. 5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. 6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 33:4-6 NIV

Finding contentment – what’s the key?

img_1357I don’t have the answer but I’ve been doing a bible study on the book of Philippians. Paul, so happy despite his circumstances, he preached the gospel and elated to do so.

Paul even says he knows, some preach the gospel for selfish reasons and he doesn’t even care as long as someone is telling people about Jesus – I don’t know about you but I wish I could get there.

I don’t want to go to prison to figure it out, but I would love to finally be content in what ever state I find myself in.  If you want to challenge yourself, I encourage you to pick up GOD’S word and find a study you may soon find yourself out of your comfort zone! Mission accomplished!

Start with a study on Philippians.

Paul writes, I want you to know: Everything that has happened to me  has been a great boost in getting out the Good News concerning Christ. For everyone around here, including soldiers, know I am in chains simply because I am a Christian. And because of my imprisonment, many of the Christians here seem to have lost their fear of chains!

Somehow my patience has encouraged them, and many have become more and more bold in telling others about Christ. While some teach the Good News because they are jealous of the way God has used me. Some propagate to make me jealous, thinking that their success at giving the good news will add to my sorrows here in jail! No matter what their motive for doing it, the fact remains many proclaim the Good News about Christ with pure motives and I am glad. ~ my notes from Philippians 1:12-18”
Al & Michelle

Unexpected Places to Hide Your Keys

img_0880It’s always a good idea to have a spare key for your home. Not to mention, it can save you a costly locksmith bill. It takes just a small amount of creativity and time to come up with a few good hiding places for spare keys around your home. Below are seven unusual places you can use for hiding your spare key. (CNET)

  • The fake rock hide-a-key may be played out, but a fake sprinkler isn’t quite as obvious. But instead of watering your lawn, this is just a container that hold your keys.
  • It’s not difficult to find a place inside vinyl siding to hide a key. Alternatively, you can attach a paper clip or short piece of string to the key and slide it in one of the seams.
  • Nailing a spare key to a tree probably sounds strange. But, most people wouldn’t think to check the trees for a key. Pick a tree far from your house.
  • For extra security, apply any of the above methods and store your spare key at your neighbor’s house — that is, if you trust your neighbors.
  • Magnetic hide-a-keys are fairly common and the key isn’t at home. It’s just wise to secure the lid with tape so your key doesn’t fly out while cruising down the highway.
  • A similar, yet more secure option is a hitch receiver lock box. Obviously, it only works if your car has a hitch receiver, but it’s significantly more secure as it locks the contents behind a four-digit combination.

Go to CNET for more…