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    From God's Word
          This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night,that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,and then thou shalt have good success -Joshua 1: 8
          

    Sat, Jun 30th - 4:23PM

    End of Your Wits?



      

    They that go down to the sea  in ships, that do business in great waters;
    These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
    For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
    They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
    They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
    Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
    He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
    Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven

     

    -Psalm 107:23-30.

     

    Just Praise Him 

    Praise the Lord! Do not worry for God is very near.

    He knows every problem you may have and He cares

    Render to Him your broken heart. It's not a problem for Him. 

    Never is there a problem, He cannot handle

    Affliction and sorrow brings one low. There is a reason for these things

    Fret not yourself, these problems can make one strong

    Into His hands commit all things. He turns rivers into wilderness

    He commands the stormy winds to cease in our lives.

    Someday soon we will understand why all this had to be

    But for now, just give it all to Him, He will help you.

    Even the sinners shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord.

    Our God has the answer. He can calm your storm. Just praise him!

     

    ©B.A.06/30/2007

     

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    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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    Comment (2)

    Fri, Jun 29th - 3:10PM

    No More Sickness



    He Will Arise With Healing In His Wings

      But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. -Malachi 4:2

    Seems lately everywhere I turn someone is sick. My mama just found that her back is broken again. My son has a skin condition which is severe. My dad needs a touch from God as so many other people do too. It would be sad if we did not have hope for a world without sickness.

    The Sun of Righteousness Will arise;
    He will bring healing to every person on earth when He comes to reign. no one will be sick when He comes to reign.

     He will bring healing!

    And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity. -Isaiah 33:24

     

    The eyes of the blind shall be opened

    The ears of the deaf shall be un-stopped

    The lame one shall lead 

    The tongue of the dumb shall sing. -Isaiah 35:5-7

    Down by the River of Life on the banks will be a tree.  This Tree will have leaves that will not fade. These leaves will provide healing.

    There will never be a need for a doctor in the land of endless day.

     

    And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. -Ezekiel 47:12

     

    People will live on and on and on and never be sick again!

     

    Our bodies will be perfectly healthy because we will be eating from the "Tree of Life" Ezekiel 47:12

    His wings of healing will spread forth with beams and rays of healing.  All will be healed.

    What a glorious day is in store for those who love Him.



    Comment (1)

    Thu, Jun 28th - 1:22PM

    Be Content



     

    Contentment

    But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6

    C - Crave not the things of this world, that money can buy, rather set your heart upon God's riches. For when one dies they shall carry nothing away. Riches are not for ever: Pro. 27:24

    O - Overshadowing clouds of darkness and evil can seep into our heart and bring troubles. Paul said, "Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;" 1 Timothy 6: 17

    N - Never let us turn our hearts from God our maker, who supplies all  our needs. ..."if riches increase, set not your heart upon them." Psalm 62:10 Let not the rich man glory in his riches: Jeremiah 9: 23

    T - Trust not in riches. One that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. Proverbs 11:28 Take hold of the life which is life indeed.  Be rich in good works.

    E - Enjoy God's blessings and do not be haughty.  He gives us everything we enjoy. God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19 Live the good life and fear God: By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life. Pro. 22:4 

    N - Never put your confidence in riches and money. Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death. Proverbs 11:4 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. mark 4 19

    T - Turn not your heart from the Living God. Do His will, then you will be rich beyond compare. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1

    ©Brenda A.

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

    --John 3: 16



    Comment (5)

    Wed, Jun 27th - 3:49PM

    Worship



     

    WORSHIP THE LORD

    W- worship God as Joshua did. Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence. He is Lord; worship and honor him. At the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth. Joshua 5:14


    O - open up your heart to Him. There is great joy, peace and gladness in our hearts when we worship God. The wise men worshipped Him. People in Jesus day worshipped Him. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God." Mathew 14:33


    R - rivers of living waters shall flow from one when one that believes on Him. The Scriptures said. John7: 38. Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy. Psalm 99:5 Stephen worshipped Him as he was dying. 


    S - spirit of the Living God fall fresh on me. Let your living waters flow over my soul. I worship you O God of my fathers, believing all things written in the law and the prophets.


    H - holy is His Name. He is worthy of all praise and honor. All heaven worships Him. "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" 


    I - Indulging in sin will harm the flow of God's spirit. Let the Holy Spirit motivate you. To those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours: 1 Corinthians 1:2


    P - pour out your heart to God Trust in Him at all times Psalm 62: 8 "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!" 

    ©Brenda A.



    Comment (1)

    Tue, Jun 26th - 6:43PM

    Remembering God



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    ...O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember. Ps. 42:5
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    WE REMEMBER GOD


    R - Relying on you O Lord, our life is much easier. Forgetting the Lord and Your cause is a dangerous thing. 


    E - Every day I trust in you. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Ps 20: 7 Let us not rejoice with the world and forget God's cause. 


    M -Mercy comes from your Throne. When my heart is overwhelmed and fainting. Let us not forget or take lightly your words. 


    E - Even though we fall, and our soul is not in the depth of sorrow, we remember thee upon our bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Ps 63:6


    M- My soul thirsts for You dear God, Let me be in the multitudes going to your house each week. Let us love the church and prefer her above everything. Are we so comfortably that we cannot remember Thee.


    B - Be still, Oh my soul, the God who made thee still remembers.  I will remember the years of the right hand of the most high. We remember your many miracles that you performed --Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 2 Tim 2; 8 We do not take it lightly. Many have forgotten the Gospel.


    E - Each day help me to remember your work, to serve the church and be prepared to suffer anything for your cause. Remember the word that I said unto you. The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. John 15; 20


    R - Resting in Your promises, let me remember the commandments to do them. Let the world remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindred's of the nations worship before thee. Remember his marvelous works and wonders. Ps. 22:27. I remember you Lord

    t ©Brenda A

    Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. -Isaiah 56: 1



    Comment (5)

    Mon, Jun 25th - 3:40PM

    BREAD OF LIFE



    He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant. 

    Psalm 111: 5   I will satisfy her poor with bread. Psalm 132: 



    FEASTING ON THE BREAD OF LIFE

     

     

     

    Bread of life. Feed me each day Blessings flow He has given meat unto them that fear Him.  He keeps his promises. 


     -Ps. 111:5.  What blessed provision.  He does not promise us dainties, but a plenteous supply of bread..  In the Father's house, " there is bread enough." 

     

    Remember the food of earth will leave you hungry. It does not satisfy We need fresh manna from Heaven. Thank you, God for feeding us.  You have prepared of your goodness for the poor. Ps. 68: 10


    Eat to the satisfying of your soul.  God has plenty. "He that loves silver shall not be satisfied therewith; nor he that loves abundance with increase:" Ecc. 5:10.Every need He supplies and regards the prayer of the destitute. He does not despise their prayer. Ps. 102: 17

    Abundantly the Lord blesses our provision. He satisfies the poor with bread. Ps. 132: 15 We can eat in plenty and be satisfied.

     Thank you Lord. Bread of Heaven, feed me until I want no more. Make me whole in Jesus Name. Eat in plenty and be satisfied: Praise the Lord. Joel 2: 26


    Daily He will supply our food from His Table of Life.  No one needs to go hungry or lacking. We can feast on the "Bread of Life"  and gain strength.    There's plenty of bread to feast on. There is no shortage of supply. In your dying hour your riches, relations, barns, nor, anything else of this world will matter.  Only God can satisfy a hungry soul. 

     

      "O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days:" Ps 90:14.

    ©Brenda A.



    Comment (2)

    Sun, Jun 24th - 3:54PM

    Grace Sufficient



    His Grace is Sufficient

    And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 11 Corinthians 12: 9

    Paul was assured that this angel of Satan was in His will;  He knew grace would be provided to suffer all things;  and that ha should learn to depend wholly upon the power of God. verse 8-9

    Paul learned to glory in his infirmities so that that the power of Christ cold rest upon him.  Paul had other thorns in the flesh which consisted of reproaches, necessities, persecution, distress and infirmities. 

     He had weakness of ability but he did not fail God.  He depended upon God's Grace. He still did many powerful mighty deeds while he had this thorn in the flesh.  He had special power to heal diseases even up to the last days we read of them.  He suffered buffeting, anguish and more 

    When we get an attack by Satan then we should look for the grace promised of God.  We are then strong in the power of God and over-comers

    Is your name registered in the Lamb's book of life. There is only one way for this to occur. You must recognize Christ's sacrifice for you, admit you have sinned and ask for  forgiveness. Ask him to cleanse you by His Blood he shed for your sins on the cross. Then your name will be on the register. 

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    Sat, Jun 23rd - 4:23PM

    Prayer for the Church



    Praying Always 

    11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
    12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
    13 To the end he may stablish your hearts un-blameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.  -1 Thessalonians 3: 11-13

    I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. Isaiah 63: 7

    The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD. Jer. 33: 11

    And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16: 31

    Life is fragile, give yours to God.-handle with prayer

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    Fri, Jun 22nd - 3:12PM

    Workers in the Kingdom



     

    Working Together

    .....Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it. -Col. 4:1711 

    Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:


    That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. -2 Thessalonians 1: 11-12

    ~~ Reflections ~~

    Here there is a rebuke for one of Paul's laborer's in the Church.  God has a special work for all of His Children to do. Each one has their own calling.  His work must go on. Let's be careful  not to fail the Christian service God has called us to do.   Happy are they that do His will so that God's Name will be glorified

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    Comment (4)

    Thu, Jun 21st - 3:13PM

    He Looks, He Sees



     

      He looks on the earth, and it trembles. -Psalm 104: 32  O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Psalm 67: 4

    H e has great power.  He looks down upon the earth with all its sin, and destruction. He looks on the earth and it trembles. When he "looks, "or casts an angry eye "upon the earth it trembles" 

    E ver wonder what the look of God is like. Power is in His look. Every knee shall one day bow to Him. Just a glance of his eye the solid earth rocks with fear. He touches the hills, and they smoke. He looks on the earth and it trembles.

    L et everyone who names the name of the Lord stand in awe of Him and worship Him. Could He be looking at you in love, or is He looking in anger?  He looks on the earth and it trembles. All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. Ps. 86:9

    O h  sinful ones, whose life is ruined by sin.  there is mercy with our God. He has power to forgive. Don't let Him see you in a look of anger.  He can overwhelm us with the terrors of destruction if He so chooses. He looks on the earth and it trembles.

    O h  nations, turn unto the Lord. The Lord has great power. What is in a look of love. He looked out of the fiery pillar upon the Egyptians." The Lord hath looked out from his pillar of glory," He gave another look from the same pillar to Israel. Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. He looks on the earth and it trembles. 

    K indle a flame of love in your heart for Him.  He is the great God Jehovah!  A consuming fire.  As one can  give a glance with his eye, so soon can God shake the earth.  He can also shake the inferior of men on earth.  Fear the Lord, for He has great power. He looks on the earth and it trembles.

    S inai was altogether  a smoke when the Lord descended upon it. It was but a touch, but it sufficed to make the mountain dissolve in flame.  He rules by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: Psalm 66: 7 Serve the Lord with all your heart.
     

    WHEN HE LOOKS ON THE EARTH IT TREMBLES. 

    ©Brenda A

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    Wed, Jun 20th - 3:50PM

    A Wedding Invitation



     

    A Wedding  You're Invited

    You're invited to come and dine with me

    From now through all eternity

    Believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

    And dinw with Jesus as your host

    To live in Heaven eternally

    All you must do is 

    R. S. V. P 

     

    This little verse above, hangs in our dining room.  I was inspired to write about the very special wedding.  June is commonly known as the "Bride's Month".

    I pray you are blessed.

    Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. -Rev. 19: 7-9 KJV

    There's going to be another wedding.  You're invited! Make plans today.

     

    W e are on our way to a wedding. All Christians are going. Invitations are being sent out. Did you receive yours. They are personally sent out by Jesus Christ. 

    E very body who goes to the wedding, must have clean garments The bride is going to be presented.  Everyone is invited. Just put on a wedding garment. 

    D o not let earthly cares boggle you down, so that you are not prepared for this wedding. This is one wedding you do not want to miss. The Bride is his church of believers.  

    D oes your garment have the splendid ornaments as of a bride? You must adorn yourself for this occasion. Wear robes of righteousness clean and white.   Please put on the robe of righteousness that He gives to us. Eph. 4: 24 - Col. 3: 10.  

    I t's really going to be exciting!  There will be a great and festive wedding banquet and a great wedding procession. God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ will be there.

    N ow are you ready to attend the wedding? If not prepare yourself for it now. There's still time.

    G ood news!  The banquet is almost ready now and we'll be going right away.  Sure hope you will join us.  Do not make light of it.  Get ready now to attend. Please accept this gracious invitation.

    B anquets are so exciting. The king (God) will be host to celebrate the marriage of his son (the Messiah).

    E veryone will want to be present. I'm really getting excited about the festivities of the wedding. It is called the marriage supper of the Lamb

    L isten to the still small voice calling you now. Grace is now being offered. A refusal means you will be sent out of the Banquet Hall.

    L earn more about this special initiation from God's Word. There are many maps to the wedding. Do everything within your power to make it to this wedding.

    s ee you at the wedding! Jesus says "Come" The invitation is for all. The angel said. "Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb."

    ©Brenda A



    Comment (2)

    Tue, Jun 19th - 3:35PM

    Keep Trusting God



    ~~Valley of Bacca~~

     

    (Valley of Bacca means valley of weeping.) 

    Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
    Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
    They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God
     

    -Psalm 84: 5-7

    One can always find strength when they go to God's house. They find strength in God as a wellspring of joy.  Strength to make it through another week..  The great source of power comes from God our Father. 

    The heart is blessed with fellowship of God's children and set on God 

    One passing through "the valley of Bacca" might be facing a difficult journey. Good news for them! There is strength for the journey. Keep on your journey and it will lead you to God in Zion. 

    You will discover that the once dark valley is now filled with springs of rain, and pools of joy and pleasure. As you near the temple of God one finds it tolerable for the joy of the approaching arrival. The soul will be strengthened and we appear before God our Maker.

    Keep on your journey of faith until you reach God.

      



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    Mon, Jun 18th - 4:23PM

    Grace to Resist



     "Neither give place to the devil." -Eph. 4:27

    How happy this world would have been had Adam and Eve not given Satan peace in their lives in Eden. Paradise below, all blessed and glorious, was lost by one fearful instance of sin. Christians must learn never to yield to Satan.
    God has provided grace to resist Satan to the finish. If one give him no quarter, he finds resistance easier and easier, and the Christian "way brighter and sweeter. "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

    The Peace of God
    The peace of God that passes all understanding
    keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge
    and love of God and of this Son Jesus Christ:
    and the blessing of God Almighty,
    the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
    be upon you and remain with you always.

    The Lord bless you and keep you:
    The Lord make his face to shine upon you,
    and be gracious to you,
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
    and give you peace.
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
    Amen

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life .  -John 3: 16



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    Sun, Jun 17th - 2:23PM

    Poem To Bless You



    Trouble In The Amen Corner

    It was a stylish congregation
    You could see they'd been around
    And they had the best pipe organ
    Of any church in town
    But in the Amen Corner
    Sat aged Brother Ira
    And he insisted every Sunday
    On singing in the choir
    His voice was cracked and broken
    Age had touched his vocal cords
    And sometimes he would lag behind
    And maybe miss some words
    Well, the choir stormed and blustered
    Brother Ira sang too slow
    And he sang the tunes that were in style
    A hundred years ago!
    So at last the storm cloud burst
    The church was of one mind
    That old Ira stop his singing
    Or the choir would resign.

    A committee was appointed,
    A hand picked three or four,
    And they drove their big fine cars
    Right up to Ira's door
    They found the choir's great trouble
    In a shabby old arm chair
    And the summer's golden sunbeams
    Shone on his snow white hair
    He was singing, “Rock Of Ages”,
    In a crack’d voice, soft and low,
    But the angels understood him
    And that's all he cared to know.
    Said they, “We're here, dear Brother,
    With the Vestry’s approbation
    To discuss a little matter that
    Affects the congregation.
    Now we don't want no more singin’,
    Except for what we've bought,
    The new ones are all the rage,
    The old ones stand for naught.
    And so we have decided -
    Are you listenin’, Brother Ira? -
    You're gonna have to stop your singin’
    For it's messin’ up the choir.”

    The old man raised his head,
    A sign that he did hear,
    And on his cheek the three men
    Caught the glitter of a tear.
    His feeble hands pushed back
    The locks of silky snow
    And he answered the committee
    In a voice both soft and low.

    “I've sung the songs of David
    Almost eighty years”, said he
    “They've been my staff and comfort
    All along life's dreary way.
    I'm sorry I disturbed the choir;
    I guess I'm doin’ wrong
    But when my heart is filled with praise
    Why, I can't keep back a song!
    I wonder if beyond the tide
    That's breakin’ at my feet,
    In that far off Heavenly temple
    where my Master I shall meet;
    I wonder, when I try to sing
    The songs which God inspires,
    If they'll kick me out up there
    For singin’ in the choir.”

    A silence filled the little room
    The old man bowed his head;
    The committee went on back to town
    But Ira was soon dead.
    Oh, the choir missed him for a while
    But him they soon forgot
    And a few church members
    Watched the door
    But the old man entered not. 
    Far away his voice is sweet
    And he sings his heart’s desire
    Where there are no church committees
    And no fashionable choir.
    -Author Unknown

    Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise.
    And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. -Nehemiah 5
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

      Happy Father's Day to all Fathers and God bless you is my prayer.

    -Brenda



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    Sat, Jun 16th - 2:43PM

    Fathers



    Wishing all Father's

     A Happy Father's Day

    Lord, we thank you for allowing us to celebrate this special day.
    Bless our father, Lord. Keep us in your care so that we may live in peace.
    For those who have not been blessed with the love that fills our home, we pray.
    May we continue to live the lessons we have learned from our parents.


    I thank God for my father, who raised us children in a Christian home.  
    May God give us more like him


    What Makes A Dad
    God took the strength of a mountain,
    The majesty of a tree,
    The warmth of a summer sun,
    The calm of a quiet sea,
    The generous soul of nature,
    The comforting arm of night,
    The wisdom of the ages,
    The power of the eagle's flight,
    The joy of a morning in spring,
    The faith of a mustard seed,
    The patience of eternity,
    The depth of a family need,
    Then God combined these qualities,
    When there was nothing more to add,
    He knew His masterpiece was complete,
    And so, He called it ... Dad


    QUOTES

    "The most important thing a father
    can do for his children
    is to love their mother."
    ~Author Unknown~

    "It is a wise father that knows his own child."
    ~By William Shakespeare (1564-1616)~ 

     

    FATHERS 


    F aithful.
    A lways there.
    T rustworthy.
    H onoring.
    E ver-loving.
    R ighteous.
    S upportive

    FATHER'S DAY HISTORY

     
    Father’s Day is celebrated in the 3rd Sunday in June. The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910. 
    In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.

    Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.



    Comment (1)

    Fri, Jun 15th - 3:21PM

    Life



    What is Life? 

    "For he knoweth our frame;  he remembereth that we are dust." -Psalm 103: 14

    ~~Reflections~~

     God who created us knows our weakness and limitations.  One's life is but an expression of God's extension of life to him.  One can destroy and mar that life which God has extended to him!

    Our "frame" is exceeding frail, our existence is totally dependent upon God.  Why boast about our might and power.  We have no power at all outside of God. If God were to withhold one breath, our life would be snuffed out!

    Dear God help me to realize I am nothing with out You. You are my life. Thank you for more abundant life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

     

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    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.



    Comment (5)

    Wed, Jun 13th - 11:58AM

    Rejoice



     

    Reasons For Rejoicing

    "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matthew 5:11-12  KJV 

    ~Reflection~

    What does it matter that one comes against us.  We know Jesus said it would happen.  He too was persecuted and falsely accused. We are called "blessed". We have much to be happy about even in the midst of persecution. and pain. For God's sake we gladly bear the reproach.  We have a great reward waiting for us in Heaven when our earthly life is over. The prophets were persecuted, yet they did not waver in their faith.  They looked unto their Maker and looked for a better world.



    Comment (4)

    Tue, Jun 12th - 1:54PM

    Heaven



     

    Heaven Awaits Us



    1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
    2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
    3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. -
    John 14: 1-3 Kjv.

     

    ~~Reflections~~

    It is promised. A place of beauty and rest. 
    It is the eternal hope of the believer. All the redeemed shall live there. That's promise from God and we can count on it. There will be fellowship with God our Maker. Fellowship with the saints and friends and angels. We shall eat of the Tree of Life and drink from the cool crystal waters of life.


    If we are busy now working to win souls we are gathering souls who will spend eternity with them in Heaven. We will never be bored. Our activities will be fellow-ship with other, eating, (Rev. 2:17) singing and praising God in worship. (Rev. 5:9) The great choir and many other singers and musicians will be grand. we will live a life of service and never be bored.


    Our hearts do not have to be troubled today, just as Jesus told Peter then, We too today  have hope. Jesus in now building His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail. When Jesus went away He sent us the Holy Spirit to dwell with us. We are not alone. 

    The glories of Heaven can be yours when you personally trust God as your Savior. You will then spend eternity in that land of bliss. We have hope and the promise of Heaven.



    Comment (3)

    Mon, Jun 11th - 3:36PM

    Look What Awaits Us



     

    A Crown of Life

    Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

     James 1:12  KJV Bible 


    ~Reflection~

    A crown of life awaits us. What a blessing! It's a promise that God has given to the ones who love and obey Him. Sufferings and trials will come to an end even if it seems forever, and Jesus will receive glory.  We will receive a crown of life . It is a beautiful ending for this life.  May God be glorified in our daily trials.  May we seek His face and continue to be molded into His perfect image.

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    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.



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    Sat, Jun 9th - 3:41PM

    The Church



     Matters of the Church 

     1 Timothy 4: 1-16

    1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
    2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
    3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
    4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
    5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
    6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
    7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
    8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
    9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
    10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
    11 These things command and teach.
    12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
    13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
    14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
    15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
    16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.


    We are to watch!  Satan and his messengers are at work spreading false doctrines through out the church.

    God's servants are to preach the truth, no matter how unpopular they become.

    Paul told Timothy that he didn't have to refuse meats which were prohibited by the law, because God sanctifies all our food.

    If believers would put as much  effort into their spiritual life as they do exercise what a difference it would make physical exercise is important but spiritual exercise is more essential.

    It takes real effort to grow in the Christian life. God needs us to be wholehearted and fully surrendered to Him

    Jesus is the Savior of the world, but only those who accept Him will be saved .

     

    Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
    Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
    Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
    Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
    Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
    Amen.

    - Prayer by St. Augustine

    Be encouraged! God Loves You!

     

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    Fri, Jun 8th - 4:02PM



     

    Words

    Proverbs 15: 1 says --- A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger

    Words can hurt and help. I know by past experience in my life. 

     Once said we can not take them back but all we can  do is ask God's forgiveness. 

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     Quote: Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling

    "Watch your thoughts; they become words. 
    Watch your words; they become actions. 
    Watch your actions; they become habits. 
    Watch your habits; they become character. 
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."

     

    Be encouraged! God Loves You!

     

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    Comment (3)

    Thu, Jun 7th - 4:37PM

    Royal Apparel



     

    Robes of Righteousness

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    I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God.

      For he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,

      He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, 

    As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, 

    And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

     --Isaiah 61: 10 KJV

     

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    Royal apparel is what God desires for his children to wear.

    It is our garments of Salvation. Be clothed today.

    When our garments become soiled,

    There is the Blood of Christ for cleansing.

     

    Opportunity is granted to us when we wear robes of righteousness.

    We can be a witness to our neighbors and friends.

    When we wear garments of praise.

     

    Becoming is our apparel when they have been cleaned.

    Jesus Blood can make them clean.

     Garments of praise we should wear each day.

    Have you got on your holy garment?

     

    Exceedingly great it is when we embroider our coats with fine linen.

    Deck yourself with ornaments of reigning glory.

    Beautify the edge of your garments with needle-works of love.

    Glowing light will then flow through us from God.

    When we wear robes of righteousness

     

    Royal Opportunities Become Exceedingly great. 

    We magnify the King! All glory to God my King

     

    ©Brenda A.

     



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    Wed, Jun 6th - 4:58PM

    Great is Our God



     

     

     

    ~~ God Is Supreme~~                

        

     

    Great is our God!  He created the earth and laid the foundations Created In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Gen 1:1 All Heaven worships Him. Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, He preserves them all; and the host of heaven worships Him. Nehemiah 9:6 He gives the Earth light: Gen. 1: 14-16 He made the earth. It belongs to Him. He laid the foundation of the earth also. He asked Job Where was he when I laid the foundations of the earth? Job 38; 4 He suspended it in space. He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hung the earth upon nothing. Job 26: 7 He waters the earth and enriched it. Ps. 65: 8 He covers the earth with clouds and prepares the rain to make the grass grow. Ps. 147: 9 

     

       

    Our God is Holy! He built his sanctuary like high palaces, and the earth, which he hath established forever. Ps. 78: 69 before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou has formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Ps. 90: 2  He supplies our food and give us plenty of corn and wine: Gen. 27: 28  

    He created the heavens and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; It is He that gives breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: Isaiah 42: 5 God also made us. Isaiah 44:24 says - He that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that makes all things; that stretched forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself;  

     

    Divine and pure is our God. He watches over us. The eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. Zechariah 4: 10 there is none like unto Him. God Governs supremely. Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. -Ps. 135:6 -I am the LORD in the midst of the earth. Ex. 8:22  

    The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. -Ps. 97:1 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen; I will be exalted in the earth. Ps. 46: 10 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness.
    Great and precious promises are given to us: that we might be partakers of the divine nature, and to escape the corruption that is in the world. 11 Peter 1:3-4

      Great is our God!

    God Is Supreme And He Reigns Forever More!

    ©Brenda A.

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     



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    Tue, Jun 5th - 2:55PM

    House of Honor



    If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
    Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; -1 Peter 2:5: 3-9

     

    Our Spiritual House

    Houses are made to dwell in. God resides in the Christian house. 

    The Master desires a clean, spotless place of dwelling. We must build up our spiritual house.

     

    Open up the windows of your soul each day for the cool breeze of His love to flow in. 

    The air of His love is very refreshing to our soul. Open up the windows of your soul daily

     

    Under the floor or foundation of our soul, there sometimes lie things that will rot and decay. Take special 

     Notice of these areas. Are your floors showing signs of wear and tear? We must have a special place for the Master desires to dwell in.

     

    Sweep out the corner of your soul, to make sure any thingis there that will defile or destroy. 

    Even though our house is clean, we must continue to guard against any unclean thing that would defile. The Master will not dwell in a soiled palace.

     

    Everyday one must be careful that there aren't any dirty corners. We must build up our  Spiritual house. Let it be a clean, chosen place, paying close attention to the chief cornerstone. Does your house pass inspection? You do not want it to be rejected.

     

    Lord, I dedicate my house to you. Make it clean, through your precious Blood. Let not anything defile the rooms of my heart. I now present it to You Lord, and pray that you may find my heart a sacred, place of rest. 

    .

      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have  everlasting life  



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    Mon, Jun 4th - 4:34PM

    Battle of Life



     

     

    ~~Battle of Good & Evil~~

     

    This I say then, Walk in the Spirit,

     and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

    -Galatians 5: 16

     

    We are in a war: Good versus evil

    As Christians, when we live with the Spirit's help.  

    we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

     The sinful human nature (flesh) and the Holy Spirit war against each other

    they have desires and longings contrary to one another. 

    The Christian life is a battlefield having desires to do

      good and evil.  

    When we walk in the spirit, we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

    In the end Good Wins!

     

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

    --John 3: 16

     

     

     

     



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    Sun, Jun 3rd - 5:00PM

    Water of Life



     

    ~~Fountain of Living Waters~~

     

    For with thee  is the fountain of life:

     in thy light shall we see light 

    --Psalm 36: 9

     

    It is so soothing to go into a garden or park and hear the cool refreshing fountains.

     I have always loved fountains.  

    We can come to the God's fountain of life daily and drink of the pure waters

    Stand beneath the fountain and feel the cool refreshing  sprinkles on our lives 

    He daily supplies His children with showers of blessings.  Drink from the fountain

      of life today from which eternal life flows

     

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

     that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    --John 3: 16

     



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    Sat, Jun 2nd - 8:32PM

    God's Church



     

    Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, 

    over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, 

    which he hath purchased with his own blood. acts 20: 28

     

    A glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle.” Ephesians 5:27

     

    God's Church is the Bride.  God loves the Church

    God has great plans for the church.  He desires a --

     

    A faultless church. A church without wrinkles.

       He wants a pure holy church

    The church is now glorious because of the glorious gospel. 

     

    The glorious power of God works in it 

    to make it pure, holy, spotless and without blemish.  

    We need to pray for the church as Peter did in jail without ceasing. Acts 12:5

     

    It will be presented to Christ as a glorious

    Church because of the glorious liberty of all children of God. 

    Rom. 8: 21 and the glorious bodies 

    that saints will receive. Phil. 3: 21  Soon the Church will be leaving.

    leaving to  meet the Groom. Praise God!

     

    Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus

      throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Eph. 3: 21

    -God Bless,--Brenda

     

    ~A Glorious Church~


    Do you hear them coming, brother,
    Thronging up the steeps of light,
    Clad in glorious shining garments,
    Blood washed, garments pure and white?

    ’Tis a glorious church without spot or wrinkle,
    Washed in the blood of the Lamb;
    ’Tis a glorious church without spot or wrinkle,
    Washed in the blood of the Lamb.

    Do you hear the stirring anthems,
    Filling all the earth and sky,
    ’Tis a grand, victorious army,
    Lift its banner up on high!

    Never fear the clouds of sorrow,
    Never fear the storms of sin.
    We shall triumph on the morrow,
    Even now our joys begin.

    Wave the banner, shout His praises,
    For our victory is nigh!
    We shall join our conqu’ring Savior,
    We shall reign with Him on high!

    -Ralph E. Hudson - 1892

     

     



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    Fri, Jun 1st - 3:10PM

    Keeper of our Soul



     

     

    I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 2 Tim. 1:12 

     

     

    Keep means to take notice of by appropriate conduct. To act fittingly in relation to -to be faithful to and to conform to in habits or conduct 

    Keeper of my soul! I can trust in Him. He is my strength from day to day. He delivers us from the wicked and saves us. Thank you for the promises.

     

    Every day I believe in His keeping power. I can count on Him. He upholds us with His right hand and we never have to beg for bread. We put our trust under the shadow of your wings and are abundantly satisfied. Thank you for your assurance Lord.

    Pure and Holy is how He desires us to live. His loving kindness is better than life. Let us shout for joy and be glad. Thank you for a roadmap to lead us - the Word.

    The keeper of my soul never slumbers or sleeps .Do not fret because of Him who prospers or the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. We have a great God who cares and understands. Thank you Lord that we are kept by your marvelous grace.

    ©Brenda A.



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