Friday, February 27, 2009

Joel Osteen

For some real Joel Osteen is a very popular internet search today?

I remember first hearing about him when I was watching 60 Minutes on tv. Apparently he and his preaching and his ministry has become very popular but he was also getting some criticism as well. Apparently some though that his preaching sermons were not related to God.

Personally I have listened to some of his sermons and they have brought quite a bit of comfort to me. There have been times when problems are weighing heavily on my shoulders and his sermon will be related to something like this.

I remember about one of his sermons in particular about not holding grudges against other people which made a lot of sense to me!

I also remember one particular time when the show TMZ was taking pictures of him while he and his wife were checking into their hotel and I was very impressed with the fact that Mr. Osteen didn't let them get to him - very impressive!

So for right now I don't have a problem with Joel Osteen! His sermons have provided very helpful and inspiring and very motivationally inspiration to me and I will continue to watch his programs and listen to his sermons.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm Trying To Keep My Hopes Up!

I'm trying to keep my spirits and my hopes up high! You know what they say "you may be down but you're not out!"

There are a lot of things that I have that I should be and am grateful for! You never know how good you have it until you start watching the news and seeing a story on someone who is more worse off than you! People losing their homes to fires or foreclosures and even those who have lost their lives!

I was able to pay my internet access for another month, my utilities are still on (as you can tell from me typing this blog entry) and I'm waiting word for a government grant to help pay with some of my heating bill! As a matter of fact my heating bill got a huge portion of it taken out because of some "adjustment" that my heating company had made and since this is a very cold winter - I can use all the help that I can get!

I have food in my refridgerator and I have my Adsense income that is helping me!

I'm also reading a book about self-improvement and its helping me when I don't have all those negative thoughts whirling around in my head! Basically the book is saying that we are all here for a purpose. Everyone has unique talents and abilities that they can contribute to the world and this is something that I absolutely believe to be true!

I love working on the computer and I love being able to work from home and I have come to agree that this is my passion!

I haven't completed my income taxes yet but I know that it has to be done. Since I am self-employed and work from home, I won't be getting a refund though because I have to pay a self-employment tax - but the paperwork still needs to be done - but on the bright side I still have some time before it is due.

I keep trying to remind myself of my mission statement which is to have a million dollars in the bank so that I can live off the interest so that I can pursue what it is that I love to do which is working on my computer.

I hope that this blog will help serve as an inspiration to those who are feeling depressed, frustrated and worthless. We may be down but we are not out yet! It ain't over yet!