The Future Is So Bright……

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In the 1980’s, there was a hit tune with the lyrics “the future is so bright I gotta wear shades.” As I had mentioned in my previous post Putting On A New Face, I give my family a gag gift each Christmas.  This year the gift was the big goofy sunglasses.  When I gave them these precious glasses that they looked so precious in, I told them that I wished for them in 2011 a “future that was so bright that they would have to wear shades.

When God placed us here on earth, He did not promise us days without obstacles or temptations.  There are days when we just want to probably give up and give up on God. But, when we feel like giving up, we have to realize and know that God is there every step of the way. You have probably heard  the saying “He brought you…

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Messengers

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God’s messengers played an important role announcing Christ’s birth. Gabriel appeared before Mary to tell her that she was the chosen one to carry and give birth to the Christ child. Then on the night of Christ’s birth, the angel stood before the shepherds and  announced  the wonderful birth of Christ.

A few days ago, I received the following video in my News Feed on Facebook. It is a video describing what the announcement and birth of Christ may have been liked if shared on Facebook.

Yes, Social Media is a big and booming thing in the world today.  Through Twitter, Facebook, Email, Google, and countless others means of Social Media, word about anything good or bad can be seen by many all over the world. Through Social Media, God is using earthly messages to continue to get the word out about his only Son.  It has been through Twitter, Blog Sites…

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A New Day

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A New Day

"I'm happy!' “I’m happy!’

This video/song seems to be the new rage at this moment. It is easy to see why it is catching on and why people like it so much. As you listen to the song, you will find yourself tapping your toe, dancing in your seat and if you are not careful humming it under your breath hours after you have listened to the song.

As I listen and watch this video this morning, I turn to Psalm 68:3.

But may the righteous be glad and rejoice  before God;

may they be HAPPY and joyful.

Charlie brown and snoopy

For those of you who are Peanuts fans, you are familiar with the drawing of Charlie Brown and Snoopy with the saying;

Happiness is warm puppy.

100_3128 Smokey

Yes, I can see how happiness is a warm puppy. My precious Smokey brings me happiness every day. Yet, there is more to happiness…

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“GO!”

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Fall Drive

“Go” is the word I would hear each time I walked to my mailbox and look in the direction of where a church sits on the corner from my neighborhood. I would hear the word, “Go” when I would stop  at the  intersection  where the church sits or pass it on my way out on an errand. There was this nudge, a whisper telling me to “GO!”.  Of course, I knew and know deep within that this whisper was the Holy Spirit speaking to me.

A ROUGH YEAR

Charlie Brown football

This year has not been the easiest year for Jim and me. It seems we would get out of one storm and another would hit.  In these storms, I was the one who was trying to encourage everyone else,  trying to hold everyone else up and making sure their needs were taken care of. Yet, ignoring the fact that I needed…

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I See The Moon

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 Girl looking at the moon

” I see the moon and the moon sees me. God bless the moon and God bless me.” Each evening when Mom would be putting the supper dishes away, I would sit on the sofa in the sitting area by the kitchen looking out the window at the moon. As the sun would set, the moon would become even brighter.  Mom would remind me that the man who made the moon made me.

“I see the moon and the moon sees me” is a reminder that God is watching over me and sees all that I do. Not only does he see me but he sees my heart.  It also reminds me that in all that I see around me I am seeing God, hearing God and experiencing God in all things.

God bless the moon. God bless me”,  reminds me that God has given…

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Friends Take Action

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paralyzed man being lowered through the roof

Jesus Heals A Paralyzed Man

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that 

he had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left., not even outside the 

door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic., carried

by the four of them.  Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an 

opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the  paralyzed man

was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

The Story of the Paralyzed Man Comes To Life

Love God

Years ago this scripture literally came to life for me. Jim and I had a friend, Dennis who was a paraplegic  who desperately wanted to go on the Walk to Emmaus in our community…

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All You Can Do Is Laugh

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The Christmas season has begun. For some, the season for Christmas shopping began on Thanksgiving night. The madness, the mayhem and rush to get that one must have item began.  As the madness began, Jim and I were in route to our second Thanksgiving celebration with family. We had spent Thanksgiving lunch with his family and now we were off to Georgia for Thanksgiving with my family on Friday.

Jim and I were excited about arriving in Georgia not only because we haven’t seen the family in a while but we had just purchased a convertible. This convertible is something Jim has always dreamed of owning and now he was taking it on its first road trip.  Since we were heading South, Jim was assured that the weather would warm up at least one afternoon to put the top down with the intentions of taking our young nephews for a…

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