Archive | January 2014

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I just had to share this beautiful poem written by my friend Skye on her blog! She is such a talented woman and I just love the way she gives all the Glory to God! Thank you Lord for her friendship!

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The Faith of A Little Boy

Grab your Kleenex before you listen to this. It actually happened a few years ago but the message of it never grows old.

Good Time Stories

This is a beautiful conversation that took place on a radio show a few years ago. The call came from a little boy who shared his feelings about an event that had recently taken place in his life.

I think that if more people in today’s world saw things they way this little boy perceived things and had his kind of simple faith in God, our world would be a much better place to live in.

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Don’t Crack Up! It’s No Yolk!!!

I love this humorous little tale–my kind of humor! lolol Check out some of the other posts on this website too–they are great!

Good Time Stories

Don't Crack Up! It's No Yolk!!!

Poor Benedict. I don’t know eggzactly what happened but I think I can eggsplain what occured. All he wanted to do was break out of his shell but all he got was scrambled. He kept telling his family ova and ova again but they wouldn’t believe him. This is must be eggstra eggscruciating time for them. If you don’t believe me…it’s OK..I Omelettin’ you slide. ~ Hope this made you smile!

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God’s Word Lights the World!

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This morning as I was going through my emails and enjoying my morning coffee, I came upon an email, top predictions of 2014,  that I feel is so appropriate and so very encouraging, given the state of this world we live in.   So many things are happening on a daily basis that are so opposite of the values that so many of us grew up with and believe in – truth, honesty, fairness, respect of others, value of life and, of course, FAITH!

For some, none of that really seems to matter any longer!  We hear politicians making comments like “What difference does it make?” how people were killed, or we have governments who have taken on the attitude that the citizens are too stupid to make their own decisions on how to live, what to eat, and on and on; who want to take away our rights as citizens and as human beings. Christianity is being attacked far and wide like it is an evil entity—far from the truth!   The list goes on but you get the picture.  We have all heard these things and continue to hear them daily.

So here are those Top 10 Predictions for 2014:

With all the problems the World is facing, it can be unsettling to the mind.
Today, I share with you ten predictions that are true!
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still honor the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.
Isn't it great To Remember Who Is Really In Control, and that; "the Word of 
the Lord endures forever." ( 1 Peter 1:25 )

I hope you found this encouraging and will send it to friends!!!!
Sometimes we need the reminder of just WHO is really in control.
IN GOD WE TRUST
(author unknown)

All of the above things are true--we need only to be in His word daily and to open 
our ears and our hearts to hear what He has to say!  

God bless you all.   🙂

Knee-time NOT Me-time!

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Today a few of us got together once again for Bible study, after a four week hiatus due to holidays and then bad weather and illnesses.  It was so great to be back together and we missed the ladies who were unable to attend for various reasons.  We have been discussing the book by Nancy Leigh DeMoss,  The Lies Women Believe. We previously had discussed emotions and depression and the circumstances in our lives that we blame for or may cause our periods of depression and continued that discussion today. 

I plan to write more about that at another time; however I did want to share a quote that one of the ladies in our group shared with us today.  I don’t know who to credit for this quote but felt it is such a wonderfully simple, yet important, piece of advice to remember when we may be having a bad day, feeling depressed, downhearted, sadness, etc.  

WHEN LIFE GETS TOO HARD TO STAND—-KNEEL!    Kneel in prayer to the Lord; take your troubles to Him.   He wants to hear us; wants to hear about those thorns in our flesh  and help us with them.  He takes joy in listening to us talk about the good things and the not so good things in our lives.   He loves all of His children and delights in us when we are sharing our lives with Him.   

Can it possibly ever be any simpler than that?   Is there any piece of advice that is easier to remember?      Instead of wishing for some ME-time when things are not going well for us, let’s just try out some KNEE-time!  

Wishing everyone a wonderful day and evening filled with all the blessings the Lord has for you!

1 Peter 5:6-7 (KJV) Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Life begins each morning…

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Life begins each morning….Each morning is the open door to a new world-new vistas, new aims, new tryings.  Leigh Mitchell Hodges

While writing in my journal this morning during my devotions I once again noticed a quote at the bottom of one of the pages I was writing on, the above quote beginning Life begins each morning..  Though I was writing about something very different, making notes for a couple of future blog posts, this quote caught my attention and I just felt I needed to share it. 

I don’t know about you, but quite often I awake in the morning thinking that it is “just another day”, nothing particularly spectacular or meaningful will happen in my day–just another humdrum day.   Somehow if I mistakenly start out with that thought, I can say it will probably be the case of how my day goes. 

The better way to start my day and something I did this morning after noticing this quote, is to decide that today I will take that to the Lord and pray for his guidance today and every day to open my eyes to the new things he will teach me today, to reach out for new things or to make goals for my day and do my very best to meet those goals.  I have to be careful there because I know I have the habit of setting too many goals of things I wish to accomplish that do not get completed because of other things that may come up or because I have under-estimated the time each goal will take to complete.  And if I am to be honest, quite often it is procrastination that gets in the way of completing my goals for the day. That is when I set myself up for failure!  Am I the only one who does that?

In Psalm 32:8 God says I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.    Today I will keep that close to me and lean on God to guide me through my day so that I may accomplish what He wishes to do today, let Him guide me in setting my priorities for the day.  One day at a time – Tomorrow I will do my best to follow the same plan of letting the Lord guide my day as another new day begins.  

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Psalm 118:24