Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A great pair of Shoes

I do not know the year these shoes arrived to me, or how. They could have been a gift from my Mother, I could have purchased them myself. I have no idea. I do know that I have had these shoes for over 12 years, and yesterday they were thrown away. It is time for some new shoes.

In these shoes I was graceful, funny, sexy, excited, as well as many other significant emotions I could list. Every time I put them on, there was something to look forward to, a dance, a show, or a paid or unpaid gig.

These shoes have danced in the Apparel Mart, many different parts of Georgia, NY, and possibly other states as well. They supported countless hours of dancing Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Lindy Hop, Fox Trot, the Waltz, and just plain dancing. I've been on TV dancing in these shoes. I met my wife in these shoes, and later, I was married in these shoes.

This past week I took them one last time to NY's Swing 46. It wasn't the first time dancing in these shoes at this club, but it was the last. I had them repaired once because I wore out the heels and souls. But as of yesterday, they were retired. I have worn them out beyond repair. I am not a sentimental person with many things, and I am by far, not materialistic in any way, but these shoes supported me in distances I would have never imagined I would go. Thus the record, The tales of the shoes.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

20 Great Memory Verses

Quote them to a friend, and that's how you will know if you really have them memorized.

Prov 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

1 Peter 5:6-8 - 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Matthew 17:20 - He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

John 10:10 - The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Is 54:17 - No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD.

James 1:2-4 - 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Phil 1:6 – Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

2 Tim. 2:15 - Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Matthew 21:21-22 - 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Rom 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Phil. 2:2 - Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Prov 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Rom 8:37-39 – 37 No, In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[m] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - this can be one week of memorization if you need it to be.

John 3:16-17 - 16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Matthew 18:15 - 15 "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

Matthew 18:21-22 - 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" 22 Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

Romans 8:31 - What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Ephesians 6:12 - For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Isaiah 40:31 - Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.