Archive | July 2013

The Little Boy

Father and Son with their son’s and daughter’s… how precious are your thoughts oh Lord, toward your children

Morning Story and Dilbert

Kleenex Alert

Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: “How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?”

The surgeon said, “I’m sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn’t make it.”

Sally said, “Why do little children get cancer? Doesn’t God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?”

The surgeon asked, “Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he’s transported to the university.”

Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good-bye to son. She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair.

“Would you like a lock of his hair?” the nurse asked.

Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a lock of the…

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Alphabet of God’s Promises in Psalms

A timely reminder…..

Ancient Paths

 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.2 Corinthians 1:20

Arms me with strength ,always beside me, always keeps his promises, advises me and guides me, A shield around me Ps 18:32,145:13,33:8

Bends down to listen to my prayer, he hears my voice Ps116:1 – 2

Crowns the humble with victory, close to all who fear Him Ps149:4, 145:18

Destroys the wicked. directs my steps, and delights in the details of my life Ps145:20,37:23

Examines my heart Ps139,17:3

Frees the prisoners and those under heavy burdens Ps68:6

Guides me and gives me glory when I am in trouble, gives food to the needy Ps 33:8,40:15,146:7

Helps the fallen, hears the cries for help and rescues them, heals the broken hearted Ps145:14,145:20, 147:3

Is close to all who fear Him Ps 145:8

Justice …

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Distraction 101

Excellent instruction for shutting down Satan’s chatter and distractions. I receive it with open arms!!

Walking in Faith

Distraction 101

Why oh Why oh Why????????? Can’t I F*****O ^^^^^^^^C $$$$$$$$$ S? I have been wrestling with this and it is really taking on new meaning??

Last night as I tried unsuccessfully to sleep, my mind was racing, in every direction, I wanted to pray in the quiet of night, but my mind wasn’t quiet. I was thinking of all the needs abounding,and if I did not write it down, how would I remember what I needed to pray about. It was 3:28 am and as I desperately tried to clear my mind and pray, I had “Annie” songs ( my daughters were in the play over the weekend) playing over and over in my head, not only, “Tomorrow” But, also “NYC” and a little “You’re never fully dressed without a smile”. It was maddening. I then went to asking God outright- Please God take these songs out of my head…

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Why Me?

A must read!!

Unshakable Hope

Over the years I’ve had ALS, I’ve become convinced that for a Christian to retain hope in the midst of a difficult trial, he or she must believe that God allowed the trial for a purpose; a purpose greater than what God would have been able to accomplish in and through that person apart from the trial.

“…even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith…may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ…” (1 Peter 1:6-7)

I think every Christian that goes through a difficult trial will eventually ask “Whyme?”  

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But, I’ve learned that our motive behind asking this seemingly simple question says a lot about how we view God – and also a lot about how we view ourselves.

The first man asks the…

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For A Crime I Did Not Commit

The ultimate test of trust in god. I struggle with this myself. It is heart breaking when evil seems to prevail.

Lessons by Heart

Many of us have suffered unthinkable acts at the hands of people who would be considered criminals if the world at large knew what they had done.

Their activities were never exposed, or if they were, had been quickly dismissed by people who should have protected us. In some cases, their turning away allowed the perpetrator to continue to dismantle our bodies, our hearts, and our minds.

There are several such people in my history. In the quiet times of their lives, do they ever think about the damage they’ve done? Do they even give me a second thought? For all intents and purposes, I would have to say that they do not. They go on about their happy lives, unaffected by my pain.

Meanwhile, I relive their actions and words. The memory is as fresh in my mind today as if these things happened yesterday. I can tell you…

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The Law of The Garbage Truck

Best advice ever!!!

Morning Story and Dilbert

How often do you let other people’s nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? Unless you’re the Terminator, for an instant you’re probably set back on your heels. However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly she can get back her focus on what’s important.

Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here’s what happened. I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car’s back end by just inches!

The driver of the other car, the guy who…

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The Answer is a Person

Amen!!! A must read…once again Ben puts it where the rubber meets the road!!!

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Over the past months I have been reading and contemplating the New Testament like I never have before. I now understand that the answer is not about me or what I can do. I have previously been or had a mindset that it was about ministry,  about making a difference, and changing the world. It’s not about me or anything I can do. The answer is a man.  His name is Jesus. He was and is I AM. Prior to the creation of the world he knew me/you and he liked what he saw.

Growing up as a kid I had some pretty odd thoughts. I saw God as a creator and I saw us as guinea pigs.  Something he created for fun, but I now know that he created us to be sons and daughters.  We were created in his image. He spoke identity into me prior to the…

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