Monday, February 18, 2019

George Washington

"The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger. The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier, defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country."

~George Washington ~

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The greatest love story

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."
 John 3:16-18

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Power of Words

Recently I read a book in a day, yes, the whole book. Well most of it anyway. When I realized the direction the book was taking, I went to the ending. Do you ever do that? I ended up crying at the last chapter. The book was a departure from my regular reading. I did not like the language, and the ending left me feeling somewhat that the author was giving liberty that violates moral and ethical laws. However, at the end, as I was weeping, her words dug deep into my heart. I've been too sensitive this last year, things happening in my own life that have bent my heart. 

 All day long the words sifted through my mind. I've always been a reader, and books have held a special attraction to me. So much so that I can vividly imagine in my mind the cast of characters, the plot and the story line.  I can see the buildings, the furnishings, the costumes.  I envision the people, what they look like, their expressions. It's like a movie theater runs in my mind and I see the whole production. So when the words run deep......... my heart tends to follow.

But do you ever think about how we get involved in the thoughts of the world?  This book made me pause and think about how easily we throw our feelings and emotions into the ring. Yet the only one and true answer to all of life's difficulties lies in God's Word.

Ephesians 2:3-5

Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.  But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved.

BUT GOD!!  in his rich mercy and because of HIS great love - saved me! There are no more powerful words then these.

Monday, December 31, 2018

As we start a New Year

 (source - Woman's World)
At the end of your life, what will you regret? What will really be important?

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Prayer

Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the Song of the Angels, the Gladness of the Shepherds, and the Worship of the Wise Men.
Close the door of hate and open the door of Love all over the world.  Let Kindness come with every gift and Good Desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the Blessing which Christ brings, and Teach us to be merry with Clear Hearts.  
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy Children and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with Grateful Thoughts, Forgiving and Forgiven.
For Jesus' Sake........ Amen.
(Robert Louis Stevenson)