Showing posts from October, 2008

Stop Tearing Each Other Down!

These Nuggets of Truth are brought to you by Brother Ron Jones NEW AND LIVING WAY OUTREACH MINISTRIES "CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CITY AT A TIME" ------------------------------------------------------------- One of my greatest weaknesses in the past was always trying to please others. What people thought about me, what they were saying about me, and how they regarded me as a person, was one of my greatest concerns. At one time I became so concerned about how others perceived, received, or believed me, that it was totally stressing me out. I would become so depressed about how they misunderstood or misinterpreted me, how they would say things about me that was absolutely not true, and how they would treat me with little respect. And then spiritual maturity taught me that I was focusing on the wrong things. I realized that God is not concerned about me pleasing others but wants me to love others, in spite of what they say, think, or feel about me, so that He can be pleased. . As be

Joshua's Troop

This definitely gets my praise going on! Joshua's Troop Joshua's Troop

Don't Mess with God's People: Abraham and Abimelech, Part 1

Now Abimelech had not gone near her, so he said, "Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation? 5Did he not say to me, 'She is my sister,' and didn't she also say, 'He is my bother'? I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands." 6Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her. 7No return the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all yours will die." -Genesis 20:4-7 There are somethings that I read in the Bible that make me scratch my head or cringe. Sometimes, I ask God how could he have allowed such things to happen, and other times, I have to chuck it up to our human inequities. That is exactly how I feel about Genesis 20. There are so many things wrong with this whole situation that I can go off; however, I h

Superchick- Crawl

I love this band. You don't even know. I love them because they are edgy and don't fit the mold of a Christian group. Their music gets me throuhg. This song is beautiful. Their album is great. I don't have time to post a link to it but please go through my amazon link if you are planning to buy it.

Rejoice Wallpaper

Something you can save to your desktop for inspiration or just to pass it along in an e-mail.

Stay Faithful in Hard Times

Blessed is the man who preservers under trial, because when he had stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. -James 1:12 When life is good, it is good isn't it? I mean, sometimes it's hard to even remember that God had a hand in the good life. However, when things turn bad we start wondering why and asking questions of the Lord. When it gets really bad we might even start praying for deliverance, making promise to be better people if God helps us out this one time. It is never the one time thought, is it? Actually, I don't believe that there is anything wrong with calling on God when we are down, especially when we own up to our word and commit to changing our lives. No matter where we are, no matter what we do, or how low we get, God will always be there, waiting for us. We just have to seek Him out. So we should never be ashamed or afraid to go to Him even if we have spent 25 years ignoring Him because He will be there.

What gets you through?

It has been over a month since my last post. A month! This is my pattern, and it is a horrible one. At least this time, I have kept in communication with God (aside from my weekly church attendance). I have actually prayed and read and wrote (a little). I started nursing school recently and things have been very hectic, so I'm trying to get used to it all. In addition to that, my family suffered a great great loss. My beautiful grandmother went on to be with the Lord on September 8th. As I write, I feel tears. However, it is a joy as her life was a joy and she radiated goodness. She will be forever and ever missed. To get me through things in life, I rely on God, family, and family of course, but I also rely on music. Music is my balm. Music inspires me, makes me happy, keeps me up, gives me energy, nudges my memory, gets me dancing, helps me work out, helps me praise Him, and accompanies my life. It is my thing. So, I will be posting some of the selections that have been getting m