Just The Fax, Míam

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

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I boughtrepparttar machine but determined not to userepparttar 139159 fax part. After all, somebody has to stand up for what they believe. Not everybody should succumb torepparttar 139160 latest trend.

I was doing fine until ending up inrepparttar 139161 hospital. When I got out, I needed to fax a document torepparttar 139162 hospital. Now I faced a taxing dilemma.

Do I go torepparttar 139163 office store and fax my document, or do I try out my new printer/copier/scanner/fax machine?

Precedence finally gave way to convenience. I took my document to my new machine and figured out how to fax it torepparttar 139164 hospital.

Not being confident in my technical knowledge, I calledrepparttar 139165 hospital office to check onrepparttar 139166 faxed document. Much to my surpriserepparttar 139167 person onrepparttar 139168 other end said in a very cheery voice, "Yes, I haverepparttar 139169 faxed document right here in my hand."

I must admit, although I hate doing so, faxing from my house was much easier than going torepparttar 139170 office store.

I now knew how to fax a document anywhere inrepparttar 139171 world, but I had nothing to fax to anyone inrepparttar 139172 world. I just stood there looking at my machine trying to think of something to fax.

Even though I knew how to fax a document, I still did not know how to receive a fax.

Several days ago, a friend called and said he had a document he wanted me to have right away. He then askedrepparttar 139173 ominous question, "Do you have a fax machine?"

I began to say no, but hesitated and confessed I had a fax machine but did not know how to receive faxes. It was humiliating to make such a confession, but it was true.

"It's simple," he said, "hang uprepparttar 139174 phone and I'll dial again and letrepparttar 139175 machines talk to one another."

This caused no small discomfort. To think these machines are talking to one another behind my back is most disturbing. What are they saying about me behind my back?

Now that I come to think about it, I have heard sounds similar to snickering coming fromrepparttar 139176 general direction of my printer/scanner/copier/fax machine. I don't mind Big Brother watching over me, but I do mind some machine making jokes with other machines about me.

When it comes to "new things," God isrepparttar 139177 master. This is what He promises to do for us. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV.)

Put that in your printer and fax it.

Reverend Snyder is currently ministering at the "Family of God Fellowship" in Ocala, Florida. More of his articles are available for reprint at his website: http://www.godspenman.com/ Rev. Snyder is available as a guest speaker. He writes a weekly column and is the author of "You Can Always Tell a Pastor; But Not Very Much " available at: http://www.jamessnyderministries.com/

Can You or Canít You

Written by Timothy Whitt

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Now donít get me wrong we are a country of dreamers who fail to carry out our dreams because we are to busy making excuses for why our dreams would never have worked inrepparttar first place. We seem to think that when someone asks us to solve a problem or perform a task that we donít want to do we just come up with those four little words,Ē I canít do itĒ. Now I donít know about you but most people canít because they do not even think trying to see if they can.

A good example of this isrepparttar 138600 person who would like to go back to school after 15 or 20 years. In their heart they have already said that is going to be tough and so on and so on. Now if they would have expended one ounce of energy they used to make up all those excuses they probably would have gotten an A in their first four classes.

I canít or I can it is such a simple choice but one that ways heavily on our mind. Even now you might be thinking I canít write an article like this one when you never really tried to see if you could. When you are done here pick up a pencil or get on that computer and start writing.

Your mind is a powerful tool. The trick is to not use it for making excuses but to use it for carrying out your dreams. Teach yourself to say I can and I will instead of I canít because I wonít

I am a freelance writer from Reading, PA. I write on a variety of subjects from business resources to Christian topics

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