Monthly Archives: December 2015
May we honor our hero’s and the sacrifice they have given.
Lord, we ask in Jesus Name that You hide our soldiers both near and far beneath Your wings and keep them safe. Be with their families Lord and bless them for their sacrifices are important, too. Thank you Lord for those who have given all for our freedom. Fill their loved ones with your comfort and peace. May you bless mightily the brave pilots who bring our hero’s home and keep them safe. Surround them with your angels and guide them home. In Jesus Name. Amen
Happy New Year.
The Song, “Twelve Days of Christmas.”
The Partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ.
Two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments.
Three French hens stand for faith, hope, and love.
The four calling birds are the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
The six geese a-laying stand for the six days of creation.
Seven swans a-swimming represent the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit – Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
The eight maids a-milking are the eight beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit – Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
The ten lords a-leaping are the ten commandments.
The eleven pipers piping stand for the eleven faithful disciples.
The twelve drummers drumming symbolizes the…
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For Christians there is ALWAYS hope.
We all have times when we feel like we cannot HOPE anymore. Support systems fail, friends fail, family fails, church “family” fails, organizations and programs fail, we fail. It even seems as if God has failed us. Our world becomes out of control and we get to the point where we are tempted to give up hoping. Some actually succeed in giving up and find themselves in a black hole that feels eternal. Some die. The process begins to happen when darkness settles in and takes up residence somewhere in our lives, our minds
Hopelessness for the Christian is not true. It’s a lie. Oh, the actual feeling is real, the emotional toll on the health of the body is real, sometimes to the point of death. However, its reason for taking up residence and control of your life is not. God decided before the foundations of the earth were laid that His people…
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With God’s help we can rise above our past.
Picture it. 1937. A skinny little boy with big brown eyes lying on his bed wheezing. His father gently picks him up and rushes him to the hospital. He has pneumonia. In those days the treatment for pneumonia was to remove a rib. Yes, you heard right. The little boy undergoes surgery and is finally going to go home.
When it’s time to be discharged the doctors and nurses are puzzled. Where is the little boys father? No sign of his mother either. No-one has even visited. Having no other choice they call child services and he is placed in a Christian orphanage.
I can’t imagine how he felt. The confusion of why his parents didn’t come to see him or why they didn’t come to take him home. “Where’s my Daddy?” must have haunted his thoughts daily. The fear he must have felt in being in a strange place…
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WARNING: Graphic Images
- Imagine yourself a young child – boy or girl – perhaps 4-6 years of age. You are innocent, tender. You stand less than 4 feet tall, weigh less than 50 lb…the size of a 17 month old striped bass. Despite that you are struck, slapped, and beaten with a belt. You have bottles thrown at your head, and cigarettes put out on your back. The adults at home alternately rage at you for breathing and forget to feed you.
- Imagine yourself a 13 y.o. girl. You stand just over 5 feet tall, weigh just under 100 lb. Your body has started to change. You are alternately puzzled, proud, and self-conscious about this. Your stepfather has noticed, as well. Assuming he is of average build, he has a 10” height and 95 lb weight advantage over you. And he is a grown man.
Children regularly face off…
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I’m sick of all the murder,
I’m tired of the senseless deaths
I’m sick and tired of every killer
taking away another’s last breath.
I’m sick of all the pedophiles,
I’m tired of all the abuse
I’m sick and tired of child incest
for which there is no excuse.
I’m sick of sexual orientation,
I’m tired of alternative lifestyles
I’m sick and tired of being told
I’m a bigot because I profile.
I’m sick of the pornography,
I’m tired of the sexual deviant
I’m sick and tired of the courts
being progressively lenient.
I’m sick of all the abortions,
I’m tired of the slaughter
I’m sick and tired of killing
God’s future sons and daughters.
Lord, I am sick and I am tired,
of sin of every single kind
but, mostly I’m sick about . . .
what Satan’s done to man’s mind!
“In whom the god of this world hath
blinded the minds of them…
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