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 Posted November 12th, 2010 12:23 PM   IP              
WHAT IS A CHURCH?

(Inspired by Colossians 1:12-19)

It's not the mortar which holds this church together
But His love inside us for all humanity
No, it is not the roof above which protects us
But our faith in the Father of divinity

To know He is with us, walking through our despair
Reaching out to our loving God who's always there
To hear each voice sing praises to His name
And to find forgiveness, the reason why we came

We come to seek the truth in Jesus Christ!

It's not the programs or the projects that matter
But the serving of each other, which makes us whole
Sharing the joy of His spirit; His perfect grace
For what is a church, if not driven by His soul?

Yes, it is the hands reaching out to each other
And the blessed arms which support one another
It is the lips that serve His caring words today
For the ears that hear them, have cold hearts melted away

We come to share the truth in Jesus Christ!

No it's not concrete that is our one foundation
Nor the stain glass that is reflecting His true light
Our cornerstone the product of our precious faith
And it is our love for our Lord that's burning bright

A unity of people, praying for our world
A people of faith, believing in one Lord
Feeling His spirit at the table we revere
Then to tell the nations, "Our Savior is here!"

We come to live the truth in Jesus Christ!



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 Posted November 13th, 2010 11:27 AM   IP              
Share The Word

In the place where you are and its not all that far ,
to sitdown by yourselfwith a book from the shelf .

What a wonderful way to begin everyday with a chapter or two from the old or the new .

In a place far away at the end of the day,
there's room with a book ,if you've time take a look .

In a quiet corner there there's an old wooden chair and there's just enough light to read through the dark night .

There's a written record of the life of Our Lord and a testament there for the wholw world to share .

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 Posted November 14th, 2010 12:13 PM   IP              
The Great Divide

In the bible a great divide is found
On one side the redeemed of the Lord,
the other side are the hell bound
On one side those who have believed on Jesus name
and are born again
the other side those who believe not
and are already condemned in their sin
On one side those who have repented
and have mercifully been forgiven
the other side the unrepentant
and in their sin they are still livin'
On one side those that are saved
through faith in Christ alone
On the other side those who are lost
and not yet claimed Christ as their own
On one side those who have everlasting life
and will not receive eternal ****ation,
the other side those who will not go to heaven
because they rejected God's free gift of salvation
The choice is yours to be on either side
of this great divide
Saved or lost for all eternity
Your destiny is yours to decide

~ Cindy Wyatt ~ Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:3
He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 3:18

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 3:36

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 Posted November 15th, 2010 11:54 AM   IP              
In The End

The things I long to show you, now you must behold
Search the deepest mystery, a city made of gold
And in this city from the sky a Righteous shall dwell
To lead the kingdoms of the earth and destroy the works of hell
From the mighty city shall a crystal river flow
Upon its riverbanks, the healing trees will grow
The sun and moon will fade away, the stars won't give their light
The Mighty Prince will light the sky and cast away the night
With His mighty hand He will wipe away our tears
And by His mighty Word, restore the broken years
In His hands He holds the keys of hades and the grave
All that call upon His name are all that He will save
The ancient snake is troubled and he knows his day is done
The time is now and now's the time to step out in the Son
So if you heed the calling, what a better man you'll be
Your joy will be your strength and your faith will be the key.

~ Tom Williams ~

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 Posted November 16th, 2010 01:22 PM   IP              
Take My Spirit
by George Carroll




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God would You weave me into Your Heart
So that I may always be near You,
And feel Your love with each beat.
Am I asking too much for this honor?

I think not, as You gladly died for me
On Calvary, where Your Blood was shed.
Not just for me, but for all of humanity.
Hold me close, O Lord, instill Your love into me.

Warm me with Your soothing words of love
And bring me home when my days are over.
Days that are so few, when compared to eternity.
Days that I lovingly give to you.



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 Posted November 17th, 2010 01:28 PM   IP              
God Cares

G - For GREAT is His love toward us (Psalm 117:2)
O - He OPENS his hand & satisfies (Psalm 145:16)
D - He DISCIPLINES those He loves (Proverbs 3:12)
C - Cast your cares on the Lord for He CARES for you (Psalm 55:22)
A - And surely I am with you ALWAYS (Matthew 28:20)
R - If we are faithless, He will REMAIN faithful (2 Timothy 2:13)
E - Everyone who believes in Him may have ETERNAL life (John 3:15)
S - He is a SHIELD for all who take refuge in Him (2 Samuel 22:31)


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 Posted November 18th, 2010 12:44 PM   IP              
T h e O n l yT h i n g R e a l

We live in such a big world...it is a time when there are so many different avenues of interest and opinions.....

With so many different beliefs,

you ask, what's the real thing?

if I may, let me share from my tree...

just a bit of my philosophy...



The only thing real...is Jesus!



The only thing that will never change

is the Power of His Cross

The only thing lasting...is His Salvation

for it is 'we ' that err and count it lost



Jesus can't be 'found' in a religion

He is not there in a 'creed' or a 'faith'

He's a shining tower of unearthly love

filling all those who seek and wait



He's ancient...and ever will be

yet, He appeals to our 'new age' zeal

He restores and heals completely

He fulfills every longing heart's peal....



JESUS!....He's the only thing real!

Ps 86:10


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 Posted November 19th, 2010 12:18 PM   IP              
Christ Love

Heart beats young
heart beats old
with a love of Christ
your heart beats bold.
Be ye rich, be ye poor
with a love of Christ
you'll have so much more.

The rain falls on just and unjust.
But remember Christ
rain settles the dust.

Don't float listlessly
on a sea of confusion,
for a life without Christ
is a life of delusion.

Don't be the sand
upon the shore.
Open your heart
Christ will open the door.


~ Shirley Smothers ~

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 Posted November 21st, 2010 01:18 PM   IP              
Resolution

I've made a resolution
I think you'll be impressed
I'm going to take a step of faith
And slowly get undressed
Removing things that I've accrued
The baggage I've amassed
The trappings gained from sources wide
The weight of which is vast.
Underneath this bulging mass
There lies a simple soul
Simple walk, a simple faith
That's always been my goal
I've tried to do it many ways
The do's and don'ts are rife
But I am who I am, you see
An individual life.

So back to basics I will go
And get to know my Dad
A personal relationship
Is ready to be had
I've messed around these many years
And dropped out of the race
A simple walk, a simple faith
I need to seek His face.


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 Posted November 23rd, 2010 12:16 PM   IP              
Everlasting Savior

Take me by the hand
Draw me close to you
Before it gets too late
Help me find myself in you
You're the almighty God
Lord of Heaven and of Earth
You take the place of sorrow
Your presence defeats the hurt

Though I still harbor hatred
Though I still carry pain
Though I might not be perfect
I still trust in your name

I have asked a thousand times
In a thousand different ways
That when my world is shaking
You walk me through it day by day

You're the Alpha, the Omega
The Beginning and the End
You're the best that could happen
You're my most cherished friend

I might not always do what's right
Or always speak the truth
By with my eyes I have seen
The kind of healing you can do

When the tears stream down my face
I'm calling out your blessed name
Come sweep me off my feet my Lord
Come deliver me from pain

When the world kicks me out
When there's no one left to run to
When there's no one to comfort me
I know I can count on you

Your love is undeniable
Unconditional is your mercy
I'll allow it to consume me
For I know you'll never hurt me

When I need to breathe
You're the air that fills my lungs
When my bones are dry and brittle
You soak them in your love

Today is the day
And tonight is the night
When I hand it all to you
And attempt to set it right

I'll say time and time again
You're my everlasting savior
So from now on Jesus
I will watch my behavior


~ Lacie Londrie ~

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 Posted November 24th, 2010 02:21 PM   IP              
THANK YOU LORD

All praise and glory be to God forever!


Thank you for giving me hope

When there is nothing in my life

Your tender love and curing care

Your presence that makes me bright



Thank you for giving me courage

The strength to hang on

\And gave me light

When I feel the world is going to fall



Thank you for being there

My shoulder to lean on

You understand and give me joy

When no one hears me cry



I thank You Lord, for it is You

Glorious, right and true

No one will ever compare to You

I constantly adore You



Thank you for giving me life and eternity

For dying on the cross for me

You are the love that rescued me

I belong to You, and You only.



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 Posted November 26th, 2010 10:15 AM   IP              
THANKSGIVING

With our heads bowed low
Hands folded in accord
It’s time for all us now
To thank you our sweet Lord

On this special day, Lord
We thank you as we meet
We gather at this table
We celebrate and we eat

The pilgrims who did land
On this rugged Eastern shore
Now we all do celebrate
This day forever more

We thank you Lord for everything
The blessings you’ve bestowed
The joys and all the happiness
And we watch it all unfold

Thank you for the bounty Lord
That only comes from you
It’s spread across this table
On this day we’re thanking you.
Written by Kathryn Neff Perry

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 Posted November 27th, 2010 12:44 PM   IP              
Rain and Open Doors to Light

When it rains it pours...


Inspired by a song I love

when it rains it pours

yet it opens doors to light

we gain clarity from those we lost

along the way.....

The ones we are left with who

we thought loved us

we thought we knew us

like the back of a hand

alone at night after we

are fast asleep

we remain amazed at those

who we thought knew the real

me myself and I...

those who once believed in us

loved us unconditionally

and would never ever lay

a hand on me not in a million years

yet emotional harm is far worse

than bruises or scrapes along the way

as in "sticks and stones may break

my bones but words can never hurt me"

I remain hurt, shocked, in disbelief

not Denial no not anymore...not now.

It's gone too far to walk away

as much as he wants me to walk away

it won't happen. Not today and Not tomorrow.

I know when I look to the sky

she is there with me and when

I see a yellow butterfly her

strength, wisdom, courage and grace

overcome me with the unconditional love

It's just so spiritual and how I so wish as we all do

that I made better decisions, better choices....

Yet without regret I remain hurt, lonely and in despair

in the midst of my life, what used to be our life.

When it rains it pours but my doors are open.





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 Posted November 28th, 2010 07:54 PM   IP              
Landscapes of a Soul

Life without strife, is a rose without thorns.

Alive as one is thriving today towards tomorrow,

Nowhere is the past but simply a school of memory.

Dreams, wishes, goals then becomes a wheel of “wills,”

Spirit of a unique being on each soul breathing.

Care to ponder some matter or another?

Awareness sliding towards discovery gliding…

Peace, contentment, fulfilment,

Enwrapped like a mirage enchantment.

Soaring freely, excitingly, happily home-love-bound!





Over precious moments in a breathing of a soul,

Flowing high emotions, feelings, hearts in bliss.





All around any season of one's existence, one asks:

“Anyone out there?”

A heart of a soul that didn’t harden?

A touch of a soul that didn’t hurt?

A life of a soul that didn't love?





Sands of time, rough, warm, indefinite,

simply spreading, transforming, mounting.

Oasis of a soul from a desert journey,

flourishing with endless beauty and security.

Utmost bliss, fulfilment and contentment,

under covers a struggling, hopeful soul,

Labouring service, living justice,

loving peace and tranquillity passed on to humanity!

Poems by Angelica Hopes

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 Posted November 29th, 2010 12:49 PM   IP              
The Dusty Old Book

A dusty, musty Book lies there
On the bookshelf by my chair;
Long forgotten and untouched
(certainly not cared for much)
For years unopened and unread;
God's Living Word; our Daily Bread.
I dust it off and turn the cover,
Inside is writ 'With love from Mother'.
Intrigued I turn page after page
And read about a long-lost age;
A time before the world began
When angels fought and fell and sang.

Then the Great Creator made
All that exists: the man and maid.
Their sin doomed those who were born after;
Sweat and tears instead of laughter.
Evicted from their fruitful home;
Satan left loose to rule and roam.

People turned away from God -
As a result they felt His rod;
Repenting just to sin again
Returning every now and then;
But though they were twelve faithless clans
God loved them 'cause of Abraham.

A promise made; foretold of old,
A covenant kept; the Savior sold
For silver with a traitor's kiss
And Blood that flowed because of this.
The veil was torn; men are reborn
Earning on Earth the lost souls' scorn.

The Lamb of God enthroned on High
Will one day meet men in the sky
To take them to a better place
Where they will see Him face to Face;
Then comes the dreaded Judgment Day
Of those who lost the Only Way.

The Book teaches all this, and more;
What is, will be and came before.
Don't do what I did; it was wrong
Please read your Bible; don't wait long -
The message of God's Word's profound:
Search for Him while He may be found.


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 Posted November 30th, 2010 11:33 AM   IP              
The Holy Bible

As I sat alone last evening
Thinking many wondrous things
Thinking of the peace and comfort
That the Holy Bible brings.

Written on those precious pages
Of the Christ of Galilee
How He died to save all sinners
How He died on Calvary.

In it you will learn life's beauty
Learn to love your neighbor too
The Book most precious through the ages
It will light the way for you.

Read it's pages, don't delay
Give your heart to Christ this moment
Kneel beside your bed and pray.

Noma M. Bryner

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 Posted December 1st, 2010 12:47 PM   IP              
Silent Footsteps

I had to write this after sitting at the kitchen table this morning. It was quiet. The hour was early and the world was still sleeping. I looked out the window and felt the need to pray. As I did, my eyes misted with tears and although frightened, I knew that I was not alone. I wrote this small poem/prayer to convey the feelings I had, but know that the words do not do it justice. I don't know if any ever will. It's my hope that when you are in need, you "hear" the silent footsteps of God, coming to your side and comforting you like a child. For that's what we all are, to me. No matter what your age, we are children of God who will never be abandoned by our Father -- no matter what.



I do not hear your footsteps
as you approach me sitting in silence
my eyes glazed, staring out the window
at the early morning newness

I do not hear your footsteps
as a tear runs down my face
overwhelmed with oceans of emotion
as I whisper a prayer to you

I do not hear your footsteps
as I lift my words to you
hoping with my heart and soul
that you will hear my desperate words

I do not hear your footsteps
as I feel a comfort sweep through me
like a warm breeze in the spring
or a blanket wrapped around me in winter

I do not hear your footsteps
as I begin to feel a strength
from deep within it grows
and I know I am not alone

I do not hear your footsteps
but I feel your presence there
now knowing I'm not alone
I can feel your loving rush through me

I do not hear your footsteps
as I end my silent prayer
but, as I stand to face whatever the day will bring
I know that your footsteps will never walk the other way



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 Posted December 2nd, 2010 10:01 AM   IP              
Just One Person

If just one person believes in you,
Deep enough, and strong enough, believes in you...
Hard enough, and long enough,
It stands to reason, that someone else will think
"If he can do it, I can do it."

Making it: two whole people, who believe in you
Deep enough, and strong enough,
Believe in you.
Hard enough and long enough
There's bound to be some other person who
Believes in making it a threesome,
Making it three.....
People you can say: believe in me.....

And if three whole people,
Why not -- four?
And if four whole people,
Why not--more, and
more, and
more....

(keychange)
And when all those people,
Believe in you,
Deep enough, and strong enough,
Believe in you...
Hard enough, and long enough

It stands to reason that you yourself will
Start to see what everybody sees in
You...

And maybe even you,
Can believe in you... too!




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 Posted December 3rd, 2010 12:53 PM   IP              
Why

Why do I need my Savior so?
In great wonder I ponder the ways;
He's the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Life
Who with fervor goes after the strays.
Why do I love my Savior so?
The reasons are impossible to count;
Were the universe mine as a gift to give
It would be an insufficient amount.

Why do I cling to my Savior's side
Forsaking things I once held dear?
It's because I've found Someone of infinite worth,
The Almighty who saved me from fear.

Why do I follow a God I can't see,
And choose to walk in His steps?
It's because He's exceedingly gracious to me
I'm a child that He loves and accepts.

Why do I choose to live a life
That could lead to great suffering and pain?
It's because this world is not my home
And to suffer for Christ is great gain.

Why do I think the great God above
Would choose to show favor to me?
It's a question I still often ask myself
Why He'd die to set my spirit free.

Why do I believe that Christ the Lord
Can cleanse the most sin-tainted hearts?
It's because He truly has done it for me
By the mercy and grace He imparts.

Why do I hope in a life without end
In a world with no death and no pain?
Because Jesus has gone to prepare a place
In which peace, love and righteousness reign.


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 Posted December 4th, 2010 01:17 PM   IP              
God is the Friend of Silence

We Need to Find God,
He Cannot Be Found in Noise and Restlessness.

God Is the Friend of Silence.

See How Nature . . .
Trees, Flowers, Grass
Grow in Silence.

See the Stars, the Moon and Sun . . .
How They Move in Silence.
The More We Receive in Silent Prayer,
The More We Can Give in Our Active Life.

We Need Silence to Be Able to Touch Souls.

The Essential Thing Is Not What We Say,
But What God Says . . .
To us and Through us.

All Our Words Will Be Useless
Unless They Come from Within.
Words Which Do Not Give the Light of Christ . . .
Increase the Darkness.


-Mother Teresa


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 Posted December 5th, 2010 12:38 PM   IP              
Drop a Pebble in the Water

DROP A PEBBLE in the water: just a splash, and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be.

Drop a pebble in the water: in a minute you forget,
But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing to a great big wave have grown;
You've disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone.

Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading from the center as they go,
And there is no way to stop them, once you've started them to flow.

Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute you forget;
But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet,
And perhaps in some sad heart a mighty wave of tears you've stirred,
And disturbed a life was happy ere you dropped that unkind word.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness: just a flash and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort on each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn't believe the volume of the one kind word you gave.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness: in a minute you forget;
But there's gladness still a-swelling, and there's joy circling yet,
And you've rolled a wave of comfort whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind word.
Author James William Foley



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 Posted December 6th, 2010 05:28 PM   IP              
God Wearing A Wristwatch

Ordinarily you would think God and
Father Time were one

Wouldn't you?
Or could you imagine God wearing a wristwatch
Resetting it daily
Keeping perfect time beyond the blue
I could imagine that
Now could you?
God wearing a wrist watch like we do


Time is of the essence
Hours, minutes & seconds pass bye quickly
I want you to remember
Now this is hypothetical it's strictly
God wearing a wristwatch on his wrist
Symbolizes a whole new different twist

Of fact of fate of fortune & of fiction
Undeniable so please don't find this odd
That He has all the time in the world for you…

…Likewise do you have time for God?


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 Posted December 7th, 2010 12:42 PM   IP              
Food for the Journey



Stepping forward
I move my Self
Through time and space
I am changed
Never to be the same
The perrson I once was
In that moment
That just passed
The moment
That changed my life
Forever
The moment where
I let tears fall
I let my heart open
I allowed my soul
To be fed
By the nourishing words
Of my own truth
My own beauty

I have given myself
A gift
Of true vulnerability
and open my Self
In faith
As I am led
Down a path
by others
who have done the same


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As I lit my candles tonight and said a prayer...
I was reminded of these words~

Candle of HOPE


Carry your candle where you stand
Planted tightly in your hand
With determination, tenacity and faith
Glowing in hope will be our race

As our candles melt into the night air
Feel our powerful prayers swiftly disperse everywhere
Allowing our voices to be heard near and far
Our candles will be glowing in hope across the barren lands
This candle burning bright with delight
Let it casts its flame into the darkest night

Lighting every corner on the Earth's Core
You will see hope expanding outward
Across the deepest shores
Like a miracle bursting forward past the clouds and stars
Straight to the moon
Where hope always sits and waits patiently
As our flickering flames melt nightly
Our voices will be heard in unison
Their honor and integrity will not be denied
On these nights when our candles will shine bright



By: © Sheila Mary Grenon

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 Posted December 10th, 2010 01:19 PM   IP              
Faith, Hope and Taking Chances

Some men search for it all their lives.
Some look a long time,
some look a short time.
Some choose not to look for it at all
and thus lose hope and faith in life.

All of us want it, yet some
will not take the chance to find it.
For them, the risk means pain
and that is a price they will not pay.

It finds all that take the chance
to look for it.
Once found, a wise man pays the price to keep it.
For the true kind is the best and the one
worth all the risk.

Once found, it will bring pure joy, add hope, chase away all
doubts and fears, and bring light to the dark.
And it does not ask for a thing.

The warmth it gives can be spread -
a gift to all that will take it, and share it.
It can bond all men as one, if they let it.
It has the strength to end all wars, stop plagues and droughts.

What a shame that all the world does not know it, for it will
share with young and old, rich and poor, black and white.
The risk is so small, and the gain is so great.
Yet some are still blind to its ways.

What a day it will be -
When the whole world finds love.

Teri Leigh Teed 2008(copyright)



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Only Trust Him
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 Posted December 16th, 2010 12:36 PM   IP              
I Waited.

I had sleepless nights waiting..

I Tossed and turned..

My feelings are hurt, cause for you I waited and I yearned...

The pain is not to intense, but without you in my life, it's real.

Tears rolled down my eyes sometimes, when it was you that I wanted to feel.
My bed remained empty for some time, as I continued to pray. I even fell out of fellowship at one point. Because I wondered how God could do me this way.
My valley seemed a bit more painful than others. As I watched the blessings skip my street.

But the Lord allowed me to wake up every morning, so how could I even be ungrateful and continue to weep.

I had sleepless nights waiting...
I even tossed and turned...

Sometimes my pain was unbearable, as I prayed and inside I yearned.

I kept myself busy, and one day I decided to step outside.
I prayed on my way out the door. Because you said, if I am to bless you, you can no longer hide.
So I walked to my car, and drove down the highway, and prayed some more. Lord why I am out here, you know I wanted to be at home watching 24.

I went to bed again alone. And prayed for a long time.. Lord before I lay my burdens down, right here, by my pillow side.

I waited and I am patient with you. I know my blessing is being prepared for me.
I blinked my eyes, and to my surprise. There he was on bended knee.
I cried to God, to please forgive me, because I never thought this blessing would come.
He spoke softly in my ear, and I listened as he begun.....
He said my child, all those times, that you were going through. Being talked about, and you spent time alone.
I had you to myself, and therefore our relationship grew, deep and strong.
You focused less on the world, and learn to lean more on me. I knew that you would get it!Therefore I saw that you finally allowed my word to set you free.

When I changed your position of employment, I blessed you so that you could bless others you see. I knew all about those people that saw you as different, would wonder about your inner light and mystery. Me placing you in this position had nothing to do with you, it was all about me.

That car wreck you went through, it was a testimony of one of the many things that I can do. As someone doubted me. They saw you, and you exited the car, you raised your hands. Someone was on there way to church, and needed to see my goodness, right there, in my demand.

Your faithfulness to others, as you have been struck with the tongues of people that search for me. The blessing right here before you was a preparation, of one the many things.
You let your light shine, and you planted seeds to my kingdom. It was one of the many things that you do. I blessed you with this husband, because you have been so faithful, and my child I love you.
I heard your prayers for him, but wanted to make sure he was just right for the queen that I made you to see. And as I blessed him to find you, he had to find me.

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

"Bloom where you are planted,"
I heard a quiet voice say:
"But, Lord," I protested,
"I'm getting older, and beginning to get gray.

"It makes no difference",
This quiet voice said;
"Everyone has a place in life,
Even those confined to bed."

"But, Lord, I am weak and frustrated,
Who would listen to me?
I want to do what I can,
But I can bearly hear, or see."

"Oh, my child, you are so special,
I've made all my children that way;
You have a deep, abiding love,
That encourages others day by day."

"Believe me, my dear child,
I know what I say,
Now, no more back talk!
Just listen and obey."

I opened up my Bible,
And as I began to read,
I was truly astonished,
When I realized my need.

I'd only craved the fun in life,
It's pleasures fed my soul.
But God was telling me,
That's not His purpose or His goal.

To be humble and loving,
I can serve my Savior well,
Then I'll have my mansion in heaven,
Where for everlasting I'll dwell.

Today I found this little gift,
It made me realize how true,
So bloom where you are planted,
And God's blessings be on you...


~ Eva May Young ~

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God's Love Is everywhere.

The rose there in the garden
Shares its rich and rare perfume;
Though not a word is spoken
We quite naturally assume
That it's one more gift from God,
One more proof of Love divine;
Multiplied with thousands more
Simply boggles heart and mind.


He's the One who shaped the world
Ere it had both frame or form;
He can bid the winds to cease,
He can ride upon the storm.


He's greater than the mountains
And as mighty as the sea;
Yet He Deigns to walk with men
In a sacred company.


Everywhere God's Love is found,
Every tiny bird, each leaf
But confirm His Care for us,
This is my sincere belief.


He's God of all creation,
He Hold the spheres in space,
Each star, a lamp illumined
Is a token of His Grace.


Vocabulary falls short
Of portraying who God is.
Suffice it then, He Loves us,
And we are friends of His!



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A Riddle


What can stop the wind from blowing
where it wants to blow,
what can stop my heart from going
where it wants to go?
What can stop my loving you
forever and a day,
what can take God from my heart
and force me not to pray?

What is more than Jesus' love,
more awesome than His grace,
what is better than His joy
and what can take His place?
What if man were left alone
to save his sorry soul,
what could mankind do or say
to stop sin's final toll?

What's more vile than Satan's plan
to kill, steal and destroy,
what's more wicked than his dreams
for every girl and boy?
What could stop him triumphing
if Jesus turned His back,
what could block the devil's path
and thwart his next attack?

What do rich folks need more of
and don't have some to spare,
what do poor have plenty of,
in fact, more than their share?
And what, if stacked from end-to-end
could reach up to the sky,
and yet, if you ate all there was
then you would surely die!

The answer to this riddle,
as by now you may have guessed,
is worthy of our worrying
until we're quite obsessed...
It's what I'll make by writing this,
how much these words will bring:
it's Nothing, Nada, Zero, Zilch!
that's right ~ Not anything!!

~ Connie ~

"Ah, Lord GOD! behold, Thou has made
the heaven and the earth
by Thy great power and stretched out arm,
and there is NOTHING too hard for Thee:
Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands,
and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers
into the bosom of their children after them:
the Great, the Mighty God,
the LORD of hosts, is His name."

(Jeremiah 32:17-18 KJV)




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