Sunday, October 30, 2011
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Friday, October 14, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
- Dean McNeese
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Saturday, August 20, 2011
If the name of our Lord is such a strong tower it gives us safety, how much stronger is His Word! Runneth into it!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Lord please help me not to take the lil things for granted that you give me on a daily basis...
GOD IS SO GOOD!!!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
How often does God give us "handfuls of purpose"? Do we handle it as a blessing or squander it away? The next time you receive an unexpected blessing, remember God gives us things we don't deserve way more frequently than we realize. But, it's those handfuls of/on purpose that are the extras - like sprinkles on top of ice cream - that make it so much more special.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
No matter how good we do, our motives may always not be pure. But, the LORD knows our hearts.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Romans 14:21 says: It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
As we are in the midst of our summer, we as ladies should look closely at this verse and remember something... when we take off our clothing due to the heat, we are also exposing our bodies for others to see. Why is it ok to do this in the name of summer or vacation, but not other times? When we expose ourselves to men, we often cause them to think about things they might not ordinarily consider about us. We know men are "wired differently" and they often think about sexual things more frequently than we do. So when we open the door for them to have these thoughts, we are actually opening the door for them to sin, or stumble, or be made weak. I don't want to cause another person to sin in any manner. I want to try to always be aware of how I come across to others, male or female, because I'm presenting myself as a Christian, or "Christ Like". And, I certainly don't want to cause another person to fall into sin because of my actions, or apparel (or lack thereof).
1Timothy 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
Thursday, June 30, 2011
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Interesting thought. We just need to remember God allows those who are in authority to be placed there. We just may not know why until we get to Glory though.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
How do you expect kids to listen to their parents when Tarzan lives half naked, Cinderella comes home at midnight, Pinocchio lies all the time, Aladdin is the king of thieves, Batman drives at 200 mph, Sleeping Beauty is lazy, and Snow White lives with 7 guys. We shouldn't be surprised when kids misbehave, they get it from their storybooks.
Friday, June 24, 2011
We need to remember that we are to serve the LORD with gladness, and even a song, and not be resentful of the things we do for HIM. From scrubbing toilets to serving little kids in VBS, we should do it all for HIS glory and to serve HIM.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Too often we put so much into what we have here (our house, vehicles, stuff - AKA: Junk) and forget the Bible tells us to lay up treasures in Heaven:
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Matthew 6:19-20
We should all rethink where are treasures truly are.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. Proverbs 26:20
We must always remember not to fan the flames of a talebearer! Some fires are best left to die out!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
How often has the Lord looked your way and said this? How often have you (we) told Him "No"?
My husband struggled with the call to preach for several years. He'll tell you, he would often say "here I am Lord, I'll do what you'd have me to do". But he was saying it with his mouth only, not his heart. He didn't truly mean he was willing to do whatever God had for him, and thus God didn't reveal all that He had in store for him. But, when he finally knelt at the altar and poured out his heart to God and gave his all and then said "here I am Lord, I'll do what you'd have me to do" - from his heart - the Lord revealed exactly what He wanted him to do.
Unfortunately, we're too often all caught up in what we want to do, rather than what God would have us to do. We should consult with God on everything in our lives, no matter how simple we think it is. He's still in control - of everything! We should all strive to be more willing to do whatever He'd have us to do and say "here am I Lord". And, remember to do so with a "cheerful heart"! 2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Today is National Day of Prayer...thus, making it the perfect day to nail that burden to the CROSS! Spend time in prayer today!!Give it all to God, HE can handle it!
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16b
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Too often we want to do things ourselves and not trust in God to guide us in all that we do. Even in the "simple" things we take for granted, God can and will guide us, if we let Him. Let us all remember to LET HIM guide us in all things.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
Why do we continually try to work against one another? We need to work together for the cause of Christ so others might want what we've got. The fields are white unto harvest - let's get with it people!
Friday, April 22, 2011
'Doctor, I have a serious pr...oblem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.
So the doctor said: 'Ok and what do you want me to do?'
She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and I'm counting on your help with this.'
The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.'
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.
The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!
'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.'
The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.
He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that's already been born and one that's still in the womb.
The crime is the same!
If you agree, please SHARE. Together we can help save precious lives!
"Love says I sacrifice myself for the good of the other person. Abortion says I sacrifice the other person for the good of myself..."
Jesus sacrificed Himself for the good of sinners! That's perfect love!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The greatest man in history, named Jesus, had no servants, yet they called Him master. Had no degrees, yet they called Him teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called Him healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep you hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
God can, and will, give you peace in any situation, IF you let Him. If you remember to pray and give your worries to Him, He will be faithful.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
So, with that in mind, why would God just "spare" anyone else who sinned? It's clearly written in Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; ALL means ALL! That's all of US!
Praise God for His most awesome gift: Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Just remember, for a gift to be given, it must be received to be a complete gift. Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Just ask, and HE will be faithful.
Sept 11th (NY) Jan 11th (Haiti) and March 11th (Japan) .... Luke 21: 10-11 "Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven."
Jesus says for "behold I come quickly." So, ask yourself "Am I ready?"
Friday, March 25, 2011
Lindsey and I traveled to see her on Monday. On Tuesday the physical therapist discussed concerns about Grandma's acute pain in one leg during her therapy. We were able to visit with her quite a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, before we returned home Wednesday afternoon. Grandma was x-rayed on Thursday and they discovered that she has a fracture in her pelvic bone. Thankfully it won't require surgery. She'll continue on at rehab, just at a reduced pace. She's maintained her sense of humor, keeping everyone in stitches at the rehab center. Thanks again for the prayers for her and our family.
Update: So far no real news. However, they decided to send Grandma to the hospital for more x-rays and to see the doctor who did her hip surgery. They were there from after lunch some time to after 8:30 tonight. Don't know any more than I did before that. Just hope they saw the doctor.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
This link is to satellite images before and after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. (You'll probably need to cut and paste. It's a New York Times Site Link.
Wow! This puts things into perspective about how massive this was. It's looking like it won't be long now.
Friday, March 11, 2011
You don't have to turn to Revelations to see current headlines. Three of the Gospels talk about things that are going on right NOW.
Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mark 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Remember Egypt? God told about that way before it happened as well...
Isaiah 19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
There's more to come. Read your Bible and you won't be surprised! But, you'd better be ready because there will be no second chances once He returns for His bride. Are you ready?
Friday, March 4, 2011
We would do good to remember to stay in God's Word daily. It can be so easy to let life get in the way of doing that. When we don't stay in the Word, we starve our soul of food from the Father. (Not many of us miss a trip by the kitchen for a meal during the course of a day!) None of us are an exception, myself included. And, it's like missing church - once you miss, the next time is easier to miss and so on, until you wind up farther away from God than you'd thought you'd be. As you get farther away from God, the way back becomes more difficult, though not impossible.
We should also try to memorize scripture. When we have a situation that comes into our lives, the Lord will give us a verse or verses for the situation to help us through it. If we haven't been in His Word to have read those verses, how can He bring them to our mind?
Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
There was a time in America when our Hands were Dirty and Calloused but our Hearts were Clean and Soft, our Houses were Small but our Families were Big, our Backs were Sore but our Mind was at Peace, Men were Proud to be Providers and Women were Proud to be Mothers...we have lost some things in this Modern Age.
- Repost from Facebook Friend
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Blackbirds sitting on the telephone wires row after row.
It will be like this for a few more days
But in March the bright sun will sharpen her rays.
Just yesterday I saw the first robin
Hoppin' along with his head a bobbin'
Spring is coming he seemed to say
Old man winter will pack up and move away.
How much like life I stopped to consider
That God teaches us lessons from His little critters
We too are passing from winter to spring
Life is fleeting, like a bird on the wing
Soon we will embrace the eternal spring
Isn't the love of God a beautiful thing?
"Gathered Fragments" - Willard Thomas
Friday, February 18, 2011
Ezekiel 3:18 -19 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
God is talking to Ezekiel about the children of Israel. HE knows they are stubborn and hard headed and hard hearted, but He tells Ezekiel to witness to them anyway. (Does that sound familiar?) This passage tells us that if we do not tell others the truth that we have, and that person dies and goes to hell, their blood is on our hands. What a heavy burden! We are commanded to tell others, and this is the punishment of not being obedient.
Monday, February 14, 2011
And, my favorite:
John 3:16 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.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Friday, February 11, 2011
This isn't taken from today's headlines, but it could be. Isn't it amazing that so long ago, God fortold of the events of today?
He even knows what we're going to do before we do - he also knows what we intend to do! So keep that in mind when you plan your day! When you say you're going to do something you never do. Even things as simple as reading your Bible, that you don't get around to doing. God knows your INTENTIONS too. But, even though we intend to do something doesn't mean we will ever get around to doing it.
You know, there are other things God has foretold in the Bible. Jesus is coming soon! Watch for the signs, you can find those in the Bible too, they're everywhere!
Monday, February 7, 2011
This comes from a Psalm written by David after he'd gone in to Bathsheba. He's asking God for mercy and to forgive him of his transgressions. We all should remember it's important to ask Him for forgiveness, as our sin debt grows daily. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Our visiting missionary preached yesterday about having a clean heart and being cautious about what we allow into our hearts through our eyes and ears. He also noted that whatever our heart desires, our eyes will look at and our mouths will reveal. What does your heart desire? Does it desire the things of God? Does it desire to be a "clean heart"?
Oh Lord, Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; (Psalm 51:12)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
No one knew after Vashti, Queen of King Ahasuerus in Shushan, refused to go to the King at his request, that the King would later choose Esther, a beautiful orphaned Jew, to be his new Queen. No one but God!
Mordecai had charge over her and treated her like his own daughter. She was his uncle's daughter and had neither mother nor father. He had told her not to speak of her heritage, and she obeyed.
When Mordecai later learned of the plot by Haman to destroy the Jews, he sent word to Esther about it and made her aware that this decree would affect her family, as well as herself in the palace, and that only she could make King Ahasuerus aware of what was happening. At first she refused, thinking of the danger she would have to place herself in to go before the King without being called. But Mordecai told her that this could be the reason God had allowed her to be in this position at this time. She needed to step up! And, she did!
Often times we are in a position to do things for God, but think only of ourselves and what others may think or do to us if we do something or stand up for God. It could be as simple as handing someone a track or working around the House of God or more involved like telling someone about your testimony and what Jesus did for you. Did you ever stop to think that God has put you in a unique position at a specific time for a certain purpose? You may be the only one able to reach that special person at particular time. Will you tell God "no" or will you step up?
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
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The Word of God tells us that we should be separated from the world. We shouldn't look like them, act like them, or talk like them. We should be distinguishable from them.
In Verse 14 of the same chapter, we are told: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? We aren't to marry an unbeliever, but also we shouldn't be hanging out with them either. Remember your parents telling you "you are who your friends are"? If you're hanging around unbelievers, you'll look, act, and talk like them - AND no one will be able to recognize you're not one of them.
This separation is also known as Sanctification.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off. Ezra 3:12-13
I found this passage interesting this morning. It struck me that the priests, Levites and the older men were weeping at the sight of the new temple. They knew how glorious the old temple was, and the new one didn't compare. They also knew that the glory of the LORD used to be with Israel day and night, but now, even though they had His mercy, they had not His glory.
How much like America is this scenario? The older Christians and the few Fundamental Christians know how much the Glory of the Lord has left this great land. The older Christians remember the revivals that swept our country years ago, and lasted for weeks, not three days. The younger Fundamental Christians hunger for this type of revival, but we're maybe getting crumbs of it here and there. All the while, the contemporary Christians are jumping up and down, waiving their hands, crying out with joy over something they think is great - and they are oblivious to the shouting and cries of sorrow around them. AND, those who are not considered Christians at all, look at the whole and cannot distinguish the two apart.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18