Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Listen to the newest Christmas Song
I don't know about you, but to me this is not celebrating but Christmas-the birth of Christ.
I am tired of all those who can't stand Christmas-forget all the politically correct stuff-remember the reason for the season.
It is written by Don Murdock from Colbourne, Ontario., and it is not a Holiday song, it's a CHRISTMAS song. He was tired of Politically Correct Holiday Songs.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Women have strengths that amaze men...
They bare hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in..
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.
Women have vital things to say
and everything to give..
HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:24-25(NIV)
I know I’m in trouble when I start changing the font on my computer. Usually I resort to this tactic when I am procrastinating on a project or having trouble getting started. I’ll decide that the real problem is I’m bored with the typeface I’ve been using, and it’s well nigh time for a change. Or I’ll convince myself that the current font is totally inappropriate for the subject I’m addressing and then kill an hour or so finding just the right font that will inspire me.
Of course I know that this is a game I’m playing with myself, that sooner or later I have to stop messing around and get down to the business at hand. It’s something I tend to do in my prayer life as well. I have trouble getting started sometimes, trying to figure out how to formulate what I want to pray for rather than just saying it, as if God will judge me on my prayer font rather than what’s in my heart.
I’ll put off what I really need to share with Him because I’m afraid to commit to the prayer, as if completely revealing my desires and feelings means letting go of things I don’t want to let go of, giving them to God when I really want to hang on for dear life. So I fool around with my spiritual typeface rather than getting down to business.
But God is infinitely patient. He knows what’s in my heart, even when I don’t or when I’m not ready to face it. He is infinitely tolerant of my prayerful procrastinations and will wait until I am finally ready to get honest, get real.
Lord, even after all these years, I still sometimes have trouble getting started with You. Silly, right? But when I am finally willing to hand You my burdens, Your arms are always outstretched.
By Edward Grinnan
This article is excerpted from Daily Guideposts 2014.
Friday, November 29, 2013
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had
just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an
hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one-tontruck
refused to start .
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited
me in to meet his family . As we walked toward the front door, he paused
briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His face
was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his
wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity
got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do
'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied 'I know I can't help having
troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't
belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them
up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of
them.Then in the morning I pick them up again.' 'Funny thing is,'he
smiled,' when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up,there aren't
nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.'
Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
We all Need a Tree!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Our Father is intimately acquainted with what is weighing most heavily on our minds at this very moment.
By Karen Barber, Alpharetta, Georgia
“Your Father knows what you need before you ask.” Matthew 6:8
God knows that we need all of the basics—food, shelter, clothing, family, love, healthy bodies and meaningful work. God is able to differentiate between what we truly need and the unnecessary, things that we want because we think they’ll make us happy.
In this Scripture Jesus seems to imply that God grasps our future needs, things we don’t yet know we lack because we haven’t yet faced the challenges that will point out to us how much we’re in need. But most gloriously, this phrase is a declaration of God’s thorough and intimate knowledge of us. It means that our Father is intimately acquainted with our personalities, our pasts, our current life situations and what’s weighing most heavily on our minds at this very moment.
The psalmist says it so eloquently, “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord. You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.” (Psalm 139:1–6)
Think about what you see as one of your greatest unmet needs right now. Speak with your Father about it, beginning with your thankfulness that He already knows what you need even better than you do. Then claim the following in prayer:
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:31–33)
This article is excerpted from Daily Talks with God.
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