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National Day of Prayer May 1, 2008

Today we will celebrate the National Day of Prayer. Please take some time to visit the National Day of Prayer website to find out what activities are going on in your neighborhood.You can also participate with friends and family by coming together in prayer. As for me, I need all the prayer help that I can get, so I am taking advantage of this opportunity to get down on my needs and pray.There is a wonderful prayer that was e-mailed to me that I blogged about the other day. If you do not have time for anything else visit Say a Prayer . Also see these other posts: Psalms 32 In Prayer Psalms 27 in Prayer

Psalms 32 In Prayer

To day in a National Day of Prayer. I thought Psalms 32 would be perfect. 1Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 2Blessed is the man whose sis the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is not deceit. 3When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. 5Then I acknowledged my sis to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord"-- and you forgave the guilt of my sin. 6Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the might waters rise, they will not reach him. 7You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. 8I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. 9Do not be like the horse of the mule, which have no understanding bu

Psalms 27 in Prayer

The Lord in my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid? 2When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. 3Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. 4One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gave upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. 5for in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. 6Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at this tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord. 7Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. 8My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, Lord, I will seek.

Official Girl

Lacey stood just outside of the restaurant, watching the young couple order their meals. He looked dashing with a tailored suit to fit his athletic height, and she wore an elegant little black dress accentuated with a red silk scarf. She smiled at how comfortable they looked together. The tip she got on her cell phone was definitely worth it. Lacey turned from the couple to look back at the messages. She had no idea where they came from, appreciating them nevertheless. The telephone buzzed in her hand. “Hello,” Lacey answered, slightly exasperated. “Are you there? Did you find them? How do they look?” The questions came without pause. Lacey turned back to the window, peering at the couple as they laughed. “Yes, I found them. I will call you later. Stop bugging me.” She ended the call without waiting for a response. She pushed number 2 and waited for an answer. “Hey, babe. I just got here … No, the flight was great. I even slept for a couple of hours.” Lacey let the lies fall out of her

Beware of False Prophets

The bible says in 2nd Timothy 4: 3-5; for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. We know that these words were spoken to Timothy by Paul in his second letter to him, but do we realize how important these words are to us today? Let us examine the text a bit closer to see how it relates to us today. First, let us talk about sound doctrine. What is sound doctrine? The answer is: The word of God! Then Brother Jones; what is the problem? Why are believers having such a hard time enduring God's word and standing firm on sound doctrine? I believe that it begins with listening to and obeying God . As people, we are so accustomed to having things our way, or doing things the normal or tr

Say a Prayer

Can I just tell you that I truly dislike chain letters even "Christian" ones. I just can't stand that I have to prove something by forwarding the letter on. I feel that I do not really need to do a darn thing to prove anything to anybody. I guess that is that rebel (just a touch) in me. Saying all that, I did a an e-mail that I really liked, so I will share it. Keep in mind that I am posting this exactly as it reads in the e-mail minus the request to forward it on. It is a great prayer. --------------------------------- Dear Lord, I thank You for this day,I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning.I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God.You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me.Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.Please keep me safe from all danger and harm.Help me to start this Day with a new attitude and plenty of gr

Single & Satisfied Part Two

Are you ready for part two? If you missed part one, here is the link, Single & Satisfied Part One . I am not single but I am loving this post. ------------------------------------------ Single & Satisfied Part Two Now that we know that all singles have a common duty but don’t have all things in common, let’s look at another way I have found to build my success in being single and satisfied. You must accept yourself. Seems simple at first; however, this is what is tripping most singles up. Most of us haven’t determined who we are spiritually, mentally and/or physically. Spiritually we have to understand that we are not perfectly good. We are designed, however, to aspire to perfection in love. Love. A small word with so much power. Christ speaks of love as one of the greatest things that you could do of him, others and of yourself (Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18). However, we just can’t seem to apply this to ourselves most of the time. It is almost as if it is a disease to lov

Doubting God to His Face

I cannot say that I go through life confident about my hopes and dreams and plans. I wish I could say that I never ever doubt God. I can't though. It is hard to keep that positive attitude going strong when things don't go the way we want or expect. We know that nothing happens by chance, yet when something disappointing happens to us we doubt that God has our best interest at heart. Abraham fell face down; he laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?" 18And Abraham said to God, "If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!" 19Then God said, "Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son and you will call him Isaac ... ~ Genesis 17:17-19 At least I am in good company. The crazy thing about this passage is that Abraham is with God. God is actually telling Abraham that He will give him a son, and Abraham is doubting him to his face. Now, I don't feel so bad. Personall

We Live by Superchicks

So, this is another Superchick video that I cam across. I have to tell you, I have been looking for this song since last year, but I had know idea who sang it. It is a great song! Here is the link to the official video in case the fan video does not work: Superchick We Live

Purpose Driven Life Day 7: The Reason For Everything

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen. ~ Romans 11:36 This chapter was very interesting because so many people talk about living for God and following God and being faithful to God; but the reason why some people feel that way is because God will bless us. This chapter clearly demonstrates that He may not bless us in the way we want or hope. We should not care what God will or will not bless us with because we should be doing everything for His glory and not to get something back. I know ... it is easier said than done. Even with the best intentions sometimes that selfish thought sneaks up on us. Nevertheless, everything should be done first, for the love of God and second, to glorify Him. There should be no selfishness involved. Furthermore, we should not even doubt that God will take care of us. Of course that is another area I sometimes struggle with. Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable

Hero by Superchick

I think the words are pretty cool. I posted two vids because the first one is just the song and the second one, I guess, is a video put together by a group of kids. We all have the opportunity to be a hero!

Don't Underestimate the Power of God

Do not underestimate the power of God. Let me clarify that- Don't underestimate the power of God working through you. I know we all get into a bad habit when we doubt God. We have got some nerve, don't we? How could we doubt the creator of everything that we are? But we do, and I am talking about Christians and non-Christians alike. I mean, one would think that a person of faith would not have moments of doubt but it is clear throughout the Bible that there are times when the doubt is very real. Things seem to get so out of hand or our problems feel so enormous that there seems to be no way out. We worry and get nervous and stress and have anxiety attacks when all we really need to do is look to God through prayer and the word. Now, I am not pointing the finger at anyone because I am guilty too, but whenever I get into the word again, God shows me the truth. After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in

What we are

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God -Eleanor Powell quotes

Please God, Always!

A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, 25for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? 26To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over the the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. ~ Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 If you can't find God in your work then put Him there. Working is a big part of our lives and we take it for granted. There are those folk who moan and groan about their jobs (secretly raising my hand and putting it down real quick before anyone sees me) and how unsatisfied they are when they should be thanking God for having the jobs. Since life should be about God's purpose, we should spend some time trying to figure out how we can do that at our jobs or why we are there in the first place. Pleasing God in all that we do will bring peace and co

Albert Einstein Sunday Quote

At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice. ~ Albert Einstein Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. ~ Albert Einstein

Feeling A Bit Lazy?

Do you ever have a long list of things that need to get done, but you have absolutely no motivation to even attempt to start striking things off that list? In other words, do you ever get lazy? Personally, I like to call it my special ability to procrastinate until the list disappears all on its own (we know that will never happen, it will just get longer). So, I have been feeling a little out of sorts and just plain old lazy. I find a host of other mindless things to do before I even think about doing what's necessary. Actually, I was not even going to post anything tonight, but then I thought I would post about feeling lazy. That meant looking up something in the Bible which, naturally, my lazy behind did not want to do. I did it anyway. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother, 2Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death. 3The lord does not let the righteous go hungry but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. 4L

Those Born 1920-1979

I get a lot of e-mail and most of the time, I never get to read them all. Granted a lot of them are spam or from different lists I have joined. Every so often though, I will get something that is funny or interesting or whatever. Of course, I do not know who the author is. I am sure some of you have already seen this but for those who have not, I thought it was kind cute. Taken from the chain e-mail ---------------------------------- Those Born 1920-1979READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on

Blogging for Jesus Does Not Mean Perfection

I post all these thoughts about scripture in order to uplift, motivate, or inspire people out there that may need it. I also post because it helps me get into the word and reflect on God more than I have in my entire life. It is just as much for me as for my readers. However, I don't want people to misunderstand or or misjudge me. Just because I am compelled to write these words, it does not mean that I, somehow, miraculously escape the struggles of the everyday. I do not. I, by no means, have it all figured out or have it all together. Everyday is a new day to try and get it right. Some days are, no doubt, better than others. Some days I imagine myself being a better mom, in a dream job, or just on a vacation away from the everyday. I love that I am able to escape into this writing place where words come to life. Writing genuinely makes me happy. There are times though that I get caught up in living according to the world's standards that I forget about my little escape. Strug

When God Says Go, Go

The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's house and go to the land I will show you. 2"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." 4So Abram left, as the Lord had told him; and Lot when with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Haran. ~Genesis 12:1-4 God told Abram to leave everything that he is familiar with behind and go ... well, he did not tell him where to go exactly. So, here I am chilling in my fathers city with my wife and family, and God tells me to go, but he does not tell me where I am going? He lets me know that he will show me the land. Then He goes on to promise all these great things for my life. Well, I am thinking that I am 75 and have already lived a pretty good life. I could easily live out the 10

Purpose Driven Life Day 6: Life IS a Temporary Assignment

When I first read the title for day six of Purpose Driven Life , I thought duh? We live, we die--no big surprise there. Then as I read on, I started to understand what Rick Warren was talking about; although, I do not necessarily agree with everything. Warren emphasized that we should remember that 1. earth is only our temporary home, and 2. that compared to forever, our life is just a feather in the wind. Therefore, we need to be aware of this and that will allow us to adjust how we live. I totally agree with that because until recently, I was caught up with being successful according to the world's standards and that means the possessions you have and how much money a person has. Now, don't get me wrong, I still want to live my life comfortably and make money; however, the lust for money and material things is ebbing somewhat. Still, the biggest thing I took away from this chapter was the idea that we will never completely be satisfied while living here because this is not o

I Did Not Find Jesus

It occurred to me while talking to my cousin who recently became a firefighter (congrats cuz!) that people may misunderstand why I am writing this blog. While talking he said that he heard that I found Jesus. First off, I do not believe that anyone finds Jesus. Doesn't that sound like it is by accident or chance? I do not believe God leaves things up to chance. He chose us long before the trees moved on the earth. However, whether or not we choose God is another matter entirely. There is always that moment when a decision has to be made when we either choose to accept God into our lives or reject Him. He sets up life circumstances that allow us to be in the right place or wrong place (depends on your perspective) that will lead to Him; however, he does not decide for us. For He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. ~ Ephesians 1:4 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God ch

Website Pick:

This is a new section I am starting. I get inspiration and motivation from everywhere that I can. Sometimes I just want to get different Biblical perspectives or I just need a question answered. Sometimes it is just research. With that said, I figured I would highlight some of my favorite websites and resources. Keep in mind that what ever site you go to or where ever you get your information, it should be Biblical. Don't just take what is printed or said at face value. Check it against the Bible before taking it for gold. There are some crazy stuff circulating around out there. Anyway, my website pick for this week is . I absolutely love this site. Granted, some of the answers give me pause and I have to make up my own mind but it is still a great resource. What's good about the site is that it does not only give you answers from out of the air but also provides scripture to back it up. Personally, I recommend reading the scripture and deciding for

Single & Satisfied Part One

There is this ever raging debate as to whether someone can be truly happy if they are single. I say ... Most Definitely! In a society where images are displayed which feed into the notion that every woman must have a man to exist, and vice versa, it is ever more pressing that you have Christ to guide you. I know from personal experience that He is the only thing that can move you to a place where you accept who you are and use that to serve him. Webster defines being single as follows; being alone, being the only one, having only one feature or part, solitary, separate, lone, unmarried . Funny how unmarried is the only positive word – and yes it is positive – in this definition. If you leave it up to Webster, it is no wonder that most singles feel depressed or lonely at least ninety percent of the time. Thinking like this causes you to be less than what Christ has called you to be. We must understand that unmarried is the only thing that speaks to single Christians. At the now tender a

It Only Takes One Person to Change the World

The Lord saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only eivl all the time. 6The Lord was grieved that he had mad man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. 7So the Lord said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--for I am grieved that I have made them." But Noah found favor in the eyse of the Lord. ~ Genesis 6:5-8 I feel like there is so much going on in this verse that it is slightly overwhelming to fathom how much God loves us. As a child, I am sure that I dissapointed my mother on an occaision or two; however, I am confident that it has never been to the point that she would want me out of her life. On that same note, I remember feeling so sad that I had lost favor in her eyes. I remember wanting to be better and wanting to do things so as not to dissapoint her. My mother,