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Lift Up Your Eyes To The Lord There Is Your Helper
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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
Gary Chapman
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Parables & Ponderings: when God speaks to us through
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deepaanne
Jesus christ's rescue force to heave people from sin, pain and suffering..
Deepa N+   ()
Sin, Pain and Suffering sometimes become addictive
God wants everyone of us to be with Peace and Joyful as His children. But sometimes unknowningly we walk into the traps of Satan and we get into the clutches of Sin, Pain or Suffering. We slowly start communicating to the sin, pain and suffering instead of the Lord. We strart focusing and thinking more about the sinful and paining part of us instead of focusing on the goodness and well being. We focus more on our disabilities and our weaknessses rather than the strength of the Lord who gave His life on the Cross to deliver us from the Sin, Suffering and Pain. Pain and Suffering builts in our mind a wall of fear, and tries to convince us of our weakness and disabilities. But we the children of God know that by the Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ who overcame death on the Cross, has...
watchmanjohn
I give thanks to the evangelical church but there is more.
John Knox+   ()
IS YOUR GOSPEL REALLY FULLY UNDERSTOOD?
I give thanks to the Lord for my evangelical heritage which introduced me to the wonderful stories of scripture through Sunday School and later installing into me an appreciation of the scriptures. It was installed into my heart that we were born into sin and Jesus came to save sinners such as myself. Through the nurturing of my local Baptist church with its various incubating arms I was converted and baptized in water. I can still recall the moment I went forward at the altar call when attending my first Easter camp; I could even take you to the local school hall in Pleasant Point where this significant event took place. I can vividly recall my water baptism on a cold winters evening in my local church along with three others. Were my sins forgiven? a resounding Yes. Was I reconciled...
kreynolds
Walk by faith, not by sight
K Reynolds+   ()
We must learn to trust God...no matter what!
This morning I read a blog by@watchmanjohn entitledThe Miraculous Is Often Not The Best Medicine For Us and I have to say that I agree. The road God has had me on over the past eight years has been the rockiest and most difficult one I have ever traveled. Eight and a half years ago, when I learned I might havecancer and when I cried out to God to get rid of the tumor right then and there, I did not get the answer I wanted. He told me that not only did I have cancer (this was prior to the biopsy), He told me that in addition to surgery I would also have to endure chemo as well as radiation and my time of treatment would not be a walk in the park. He also did not tell me whether or not my treatment would be successful or if I would have any residual effects.He only told me that He loved me...
watchmanjohn
The miraculous is often not the best medicine for us
John Knox+   ()
JESUS FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS
It is only human to wish the best for those that we care for, but it is far better to pray the will of the Father over that person's life. When Lazarus fell ill his sisters wished the best for their brother and in so doing took the correct action. Calling Jesus to come and heal their brother was the logical spiritually correct response. In so doing they were expressing their desire that the best was accomplished for their sick brother. One piece of wisdom that I have painfully and agonizingly been taught is that the good we desire for ourselves and for others is not necessarily God's will. Sure we both may have the same end prediction mind but the pathway to the goal is often not the same as the Fathers method. In Lazarus's case both Mary, Martha and Jesus has the same end in...
The glass slipper keepers week 6
Evie White+   ()
A support group for grieving women.
May God bless those who read this, minister to their grief, and offer comfort through his word. Amen Wednesday, July 20th Lesson: Ruth Chapter 4 “Then Boaz announced to the elders and all of the people, 'Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon. I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon's widow as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown. Today you are witnesses!'” Ruth 4:9 & 10 Not only did Boaz buy back all the land of Naomi's inheritance, but he promised to take Ruth as his wife AND beget a son for her who would carry on not his name, but the name of her dead husband! This is...
watchmanjohn
Bring your emotions under control
John Knox+   ()
OUR FEELINGS CAN POINT TO THE STATE OF OUR HEART
I had been brought up within my home and church to disregard my feelings. Looking back I sense this strain of thought came from my grandfather who was of a dour Scottish disposition. Being brought up in a small conservative country town emotions were to be kept under ones hat. Therefore when the charismatic movement swept through New Zealand in the early 70's it took a long time for me to break down my stoic attitude. But the Holy Spirit having baptized me with his presence one lunch time began the journey of releasing the inner me. I tell this story as a way of introducing that our emotions and feelings cannot be denied for they are a diagnostic tool to gauge our spiritual walk. Secondly as our emotions are so closely linked to our thoughts they provide a ready doorway into our mind....
deepaanne
Taken for granted
Deepa N+   ()
From conventional CAST Into BOOT CAST
The Doctor told me if I see some Callus formation in the X-ray, I will move you to Boot, else you will go back to CAST. After being in the fiber glasss cast for slightly more that 4 weeks, finally my foot came out of the CAST for the XRAY. I was happy to see that my foot came out without any swelling, and externally I could see that it is healing. But I was surprised to see that my leg became so thin and it lost all the CALF muscles. The assistant told me since I had not been using the leg for almost a month the muscles are all gone and they will come back when I start using it. OKAY. Then they took the XRAY and doctor verified it and he told me that I can move to BOOT CAST if I want. I haveto keep the boot onwhole day andcontinue not tobear any weight on the right foot.Next appointment...
watchmanjohn
The holy spirit is pressing upon me these thoughts
John Knox+   ()
Signs of the end times punching us on the nose
I cannot but noticed the swift change of events that are happening worldwide over the past week. First there was the horrific tragedy in Nice that again has shocked the world with its callous brutality. Still reeling from this tragedy I was confronted with the rapidly changing 'coup' in Turkey, which I almost missed as I was still focused on France. What is happening it is happening too quickly as the world as we once knew it is changing. Yes rapidly changing and this change is not for the betterment of mankind. I am sure that there have been, and I believe I have the confidence to state this there were no doubt many more earth changing events over the past few weeks that I have missed, that have caused many to wonder, 'What the ;;;; is going on!' I believe that these...
kreynolds
Into the battle
K Reynolds+   ()
Prayer is a crucial weapon!
Last summer, while watching the movieThe War Room at the local theater,I remember suddenly starting and sitting up straight. An elderly widow known as "Miss Clara" was showing her real estate estate agent, Elizabeth, what she considered to be the most important room in her house. It was a closet which Miss Clara called her War Room. This was where she spent her time in prayer, away from distractions and on the wall were lists of the names of various people and prayer requests which she kept before her. The reason I was startled is because I realized that like Elizabeth, I too had stood in a "War Room" before only that war room was not in a closet. It was in the corner of my friend @blest's basement. Like Miss Clara's War Room wall, my friend Beth has sticky...
watchmanjohn
Let go of your religion and allow my love
John Knox+   ()
I AM MAKING A STRAIGHT PATH THROUGH THE WATERS
The Holy Spirit is saying to me; 'Some of you are clinging to the past experiences of my presence and in doing so you have been building your alters of worship, but I am not in your tabernacle any more. My children you have a tendency to camp down on your mountain top experiences and you have used this time of my glory to cling to hang onto the past. You have replaced my love for your idol that you have built on the mountain; but I am asking you to move on.' 'Behold I am making a straight path for you to walk on, for we are on a journey into the heart of the Fathers love. I long to teach you more of our love but you need to un pitch your tent and follow Jesus. Come my loved one pull down your tent; break down your tabernacle and like Abraham journey with me in faith to your...
watchmanjohn
With patience i will shape you into christ's likeness
John Knox+   ()
WALK AS TRUE SOLDIERS READY FOR BATTLE
The Holy Spirit is saying to me; 'In patience will I be able to change you from glory to glory. Too often you run ahead of me for your world taught mind is impatient. Other times you are trying too hard to be religious for you think that this is being holy. Then there are times you seek the spectacular and you pester the Father to perform miracles, blaming your lack of faith when what you expect does not happen.' 'Do you not realize that it takes time for your mind let go of old habits and form new ones? I am changing you only when you allow me to. You must cooperate with me and walk at my direction and pace for me seed then will begin to sprout and shoot forth growing into a tree heavy with fruits of righteousness. How can I grow my seed in you if you are not listening to my...
The lock pick
Kaitlyn King+   ()
This story is written in memory of my first horse, Sugar.
The Lock Pick “Now Sadie, remember that Grams and Gramps are counting on you this weekend. This is a very large responsibility.” “I know, I know, Dad.” replied Sadie. “Will you just relax? Please, I've stayed at the ranch tons of times.” “Yes, I know, but this is different, you will be all by yourself for one whole night.” sighed her father. “Maybe this isn't a good idea. Should I stay out here with you?” “What! No! Gramps said he trusted me to take care of the ranch while they went away for the night. Come on, I know how to do everything.” Sadie said, slumping deep into the seat. Her father turned his gaze back to the country road in front of him. “OK, but remember that you can call me if you need anything,...
The glass slipper keepers week 5
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A support group for grieving women.
May God bless those who read this, minister to their grief, and offer comfort through his word. Amen Meeting: Tuesday, July 12th Lesson: Ruth Chapter 3:5 - 18 “In the middle of the night something startled [Boaz]; he turned - and there was a woman lying at his feet! 'Who are you?' he asked. 'I am your servant Ruth,' she said. 'Spread the corner or your garment over me, since you are a guardian-redeemer of our family.'” Ruth 3:8 - 9 This is a very serious encounter between Ruth and Boaz. She is essentially proposing to him, casting the weight of her family's future upon his sense of responsibility. It must have been an unwelcome surprise for this moral man to find a woman lying at his feet on the threshing floor where others might see them together....
watchmanjohn
Beware of the graves of craving
John Knox+   ()
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR SPIRITUAL WAR?
The Holy Spirit is saying to me; 'Be careful that you do not move out from under God's blessings as sons and daughters for you must discipline your mind to be content with the Fathers present provisions for you. Do not be like the Children of Israel who were blessed with Gods provision of manna, yet were not content with this gift. For they grumbled for meat which God in his grace provided, but as they ate the quails the meat became a curse to them and a plague struck many down.' 'If grieves the Father to hear that his children are not content with his love and gifts that he has provided free of charge. The Father longs for his sons and daughters to trust his decisions and circumstances that he has arranged for you. His heart goes out to those children who are wailing for...
barbkaye
The clashing kingdoms
Barbara Kankowske+   ()
God desires to make you a declaration to the dark kingdom
As I sat looking out at the beautiful North Woods my thoughts were all toward the Lord. For more than 25 years this place has been my personal Garden of Eden. Each path is full with memories of my walks in the Garden with God. And yet this time my spirit was stirred in a very different direction. As I looked out at all the tranquility, listening to the wind stir through the trees, I saw a vision and fully felt the passion of it in my spirit. I saw myself as if I were standing right next to the Father, looking outward toward the earth. A passion gripped me and I could hear myself say, "I want to do only one thing. I just want to war! I want to war with an unrelenting ferocity!" Can it be that God is amassing His soldiers and we are waiting for the strategy and our orders to...
kreynolds
The towel or the title?
K Reynolds+   ()
Which would you rather have? The towel or the title?
This past weekend, the text my pastor used was from John 13 which is the account of what has become known as "The Last Supper". It is a story which is familiar to many of us. Jesus takes a towel and to the horror of his disciples, begins to wash their feet. This was a task done not by a master but by his servants or as in this case, it would have been done by one of his disciples. My guess is that the actions of Jesus pretty much left his disciples speechless, all except Peter that is. Peter managed to find his voice in time to protest that Jesus must not do this thing. It was not because Peter was too proud that he protested; it was because he considered it to be demeaning for someone who held the position of Jesus to do so. In Peter's mind, the roles should be reversed. It...
deepaanne
Know god's presence when it is calm, quiet and still
Deepa N+   ()
A month's Journey towards the Healing of my broken foot
A unique kind of thoughts and feeling fills in our Heart when it is Calm, Quiet and Still around. It feels like the mixture of fear, nothingness of our existence and emptiness, along with the Peace, Hope and Promise of something Beyond us. Walking beyond the fear, emptiness and nothingness. Looking beyond the Peace, Hope and Promise. Deep inside the Quietness, Calmness and Stillness of our Heart, we feel His presence just for a fraction of a second, which fills the whole being with Joy. We get carried away by the Joy and there is no more Calm, Quiet and Stillness around. Not sure when it will come back again. I love the verses 1 Kings 19:11-12 which calls out God is not the Greart and Strong wind or the Earthquake or the Fire. But when Elijah heard the gentle whisper, when Elijah heard it...
watchmanjohn
I am blown away by the words the holy spirit has spoken to me
John Knox+   ()
I HUMBLY SUBMIT THIS BLOG
The Holy Spirit is saying to me; 'Just as the Father scattered his chosen people to the ends of the earth for they had turned their faces from him and his anointed shepherds did not care to feed his sheep. So to will come a day when I will further scatter my church for they to have turned to their own ways and their first love has grown cold. Their shepherds have cared more for their own pockets than for the spiritual welfare of my sheep. Yet the gates of hell will not prevail against my redeemed for I have saved a remnant who has remained true to my word.' 'These sanctified ones have not defiled themselves with the lusts of the world for they follow the voice of the True Shepherd walking in my freedom. I say to these sons and daughters who know the voice of the True Shepherd...
justalight
What a wonderful night here at cb
Dwight Davis+   ()
The Lord's Supper in the chat room!
Years ago a bunch of us had Communion in the chat room. People from around the world was involved in it. Some got up in the middle of the night and it was already tomorrow for others. It was great. I got to read all the communion service transcripts last night. What a special night we had together. I can still remember how I was just praising the Lord during the whole thing and for a long time afterwards. I think it was Poo who said something about singing and dancing. Well, she wasn't the only one. K's opening prayer... with every word I was saying amen as well as I'm sure many others were. What a great job she did to bring us into the presence of All Mighty God. I was ready to be raptured right then and there I promise you... . and then Bethy began to sing. I don't think...
kreynolds
The old scrap book
K Reynolds+   ()
I hadn't seen it in years but as I turned the pages...
A few days ago my mother decided to begin sorting through the things in her attics. Yes, I said attics as my mother's house has not one but four dormer attics. My family moved into that house the summer of 1968 so much has made its way into those attics over the years. While going through one of them, my mother came across an old red scrap book. At first she thought it might have been a scrap book full of newsclippings collected by my granmother but when she looked closer, she discovered it was a scrapbook given to me by my dad over 40 years ago. When she called to tell me about it, my first reaction was shock for I had forgotten all about it. However, I quickly began to remember its history. Though I couldn't tell her exactly when I had received it, I knew it had been a Christmas...
watchmanjohn
I have looked freedom in the face
John Knox+   ()
Walk as you have been called
This is a true saying that we were born to be free. Here is another true saying that by the death of Christ we have been set free, for although we were created to be free we found ourselves slaves of darkness. Unless the blood of Gods only Son has been washed over us we are not free, even though we have been nurtured to believe we are 'our own person.' If the word 'self' precedes all that we do we are not free for we are like blind people groping along a wall in the darkness. Since the focus on all that we do is on our self to be glorified, we are distorted, for the original plan master minded by the Creator, was for mankind to be mastered by God while we in turn were to master the world. It was in this covenant relationship that mankind having been taught by God how to be...
nancystank
What a friend
Nancy Stank+   ()
Some friends come and go but true friends last a lifetime!
A month and a half ago I had a surgery to correct some heartburn issues I've had for many years. I had high hopes that with surgery on Friday, I could rest over the weekend and be back to work on Monday. (I am self employed so paid time off is not an option). Well, my recovery definitely did not fall into my plans and yet, a month and a half later my life is exactly as He had planned. Perfect. After the surgery I was good for about a week, but then everything went down hill. Trips to the emergency room and medication that basically debilitated me. I found myself in bed for most of a month. It was a tough time with many different issues that extended my recovery. During this time I had a substantial amount of quite time to talk with God. My husband, the one who kept everything together...
blest
Six weeks a widow. where are you, god?
Beth M+   ()
Today marks 6 weeks and nothing has changed
Where are you, God? Where are you? I can't feel you; I can't hear you. I am drowning. People say that Kirk is by me. No, he is not. He is awaiting the Lord's return. I don't feel his presence; I feel only his absence. So this is why we are to hate the world, I suppose. What would he want me to do? I have no idea. I know what he would have done, for he told me. If I had gone before him, he would have joined a hermitage in Southern Missouri. But he didn't tell me what to do. He told me what he THOUGHT I would do, and that is to move back to Pennsylvania. He said it in an off-handed way, as in "duh" of course you would move back to PA. But he certainly did not say it as that is what he would want me to do, just that he assumed I would do that. My job is here....
watchmanjohn
Keep the cross before your eyes
John Knox+   ()
THE WISDOM AND FOOLISHNESS OF THE CROSS
The Holy Spirit is saying to me, 'The cross is the door way into the secret hidden wisdom of God. The cross is the key that unlocks the grace of God. It is the password that enables us to receive Gods glory. It is the pathway into the inner sanctuary of God's love. The cross enables us to dwell fully in God's love.' 'The cross speaks most clearly of sacrifice, death and suffering and it is these experiences that we must endure to receive the crown of life. The crown of life is to be baptized into the love of God, for once you have Gods love exploding in your heart you have gained the secret hidden wisdom of God.' 'Therefore you must endure hardship to ascend into the heavens and be seated at the right hand of Christ who has gone before opening up the new and...
kreynolds
Running into the chaos
K Reynolds+   ()
Jesus commands us to go into the chaos of this world.
The name of the current sermon series at my church this summer is called "Sandal Summer". The first message in the series challenged us to be like Joshua and the Israelites and dare to put our feet into the water so that we can step into the thingsGod has for us, going where He wants us to go. Week 2 focused on the power of the Word of God and how it is a lamp to guide our feet and a light to our path. We need to be saturated in the Word of God and use it! This week's sermon was about what has become known as the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). During the sermon, a pair of boots were held up that belonged to a member of a SWAT teamwho attends our church. His boots were not nicely polished boots. They were ugly, scuffed-up looking things. They were the boots of someone...
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