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March 10, 2012

Safely Home

Safely Home

I am now at home in heaven; all’s so happy, all so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty, in this everlasting light.

All the pain & grief are over, Every restless tossing past;
I am now at peace forever, Safely home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly trod the Valley of the Shade?
Oh! But Jesus’ love illuminated every dark & fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me, in that way so hard to tread;
and with Jesus’ arm to lean on, Could I have doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely, for I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows, pray to trust our father’s will.

There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idle still,
Do you work while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When the work is all completed, He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of the meeting!
Oh, the joy to see you come!

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August 5, 2010

Strength

“Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands…and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”  Exodus 17:12

I do believe in strength in numbers.  Scripture discusses how 2 cords are easily broken, but 3 can withstand much.  So it was with Moses.  Aaron and Hur helped hold Moses’ arms up when he was in need.  As we do, when we are in need.  We need friends to help us.  This world is not meant to live in a bubble.  It’s meant to live in the world, but not to be of it.  We need to influence our world in a positive light and when we fall and need help, that’s when our friends are there to help us out.

Thank You to all my Awesome and Wonderful friends out there who have helped me out when I have needed you. I have had a rough few years and I know that without you wonderful friends of mine, I would be in a real tough place.

‘Thank you Father for wonderful friends in my life and in our lives, who make life worth living. Amen.’

June 2, 2010

Prayer for this day

“Men would pray better if they lived better.  They would get more from God if they lived more obedient and well-pleasing to God”  –  E.M. Bounds

Now I’m not saying I’m perfect at all…but what does it mean to live ‘more obedient and well please to God’?  That’s a question we all need to ask ourselves.  I believe that we need Jesus and we are all going to fail and God knows this too.  The key and issue here is what are we going to do today to be better towards and for God?  I need to strive more to be that way!

With recent family circumstances/issues, it’s hard to say positive things about people all the time.  People are hurtful and not saying or expressing how I feel, represses feelings deep and I don’t want to do that because it’s not healthy.  So, I let them out and share these issues with friends and family and try to move on.  I release the pain and hurt and give it to God and get it off my chest.  I ask for forgiveness and get better and refocus. 

I don’t find it easy to live this life on a daily basis. 

I find it a struggle at many times.  Not so much of the life that I have, but the people who continually amaze me by their words and thoughts and comments and ways.  I don’t know why I get surprised by people still today after years of dealing with people.  You would think that it’s something that you get used to, but it’s not unfortunately.

Life is funny and deals you different problems all the time.  Sometimes the dealings aren’t so kind from words from family that hurt to the core!  You would think that people close to you would know you well enough not to say things that you know aren’t true, yet astoundingly, they hurt and these people are fogged by one thing or another.  Not sure what the fog happens to be but fog nonetheless.

Then a wonderful conversation occurs with another loved one and reaffirms the wonderful person you are and helps things seem better.

I persevere through it all because HE loves me and takes care of me and blesses me constantly! 

Thank you Father God almighty, that no matter what happens here on earth, you love me unconditionally. In Jesus’ name I thank you for that love Father.  Amen.

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. – 1 John 3:22

February 16, 2010

Friends

You shall find me, when you shall search me with all your heart – Jeremiah 29:13

I had lunch with a brother in Christ today. It was real nice, because we spoke of God and faith and Emmaus and wonderful times we have been experiencing.  He told me how he went to Church recently and experienced a wonderful Saturday Service.  As he shared this with me I was inspired by his story and made me want to go to Church everyday.  It’s just wonderful to be with people who love the Lord and want to spend time with him and focus on things in life that really matter like Jesus, Faith and Fellowship.

I also wanted to share about a buddy of mine that’s headed to Iraq today.  His name is Tony and I wanted to ask for your prayers for him.  It will only be a short trip of 4 months for him, but it does concern me as he will be stationed in Baghdad.  And even though it’s in a secure zone, it’s still dangerous.  I know for myself, as I pondered the thought of leaving for a 4 month trip to Iraq, that I really don’t think I would do it.  So, just asking for prayers for him and that he has a quick return back from there as well and stays safe.  We had a nice dinner with him and friends at Pei-Wei and enjoyed wonderful fellowship. I hated to see him leave, but hope that this will be a blessing for him.

Father, thank for wonderful people that you have put into my life to bless me.  May I return in some sort of way those same blessings back to them and others as well.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

July 30, 2009

Keep praying

“My house shall be called the house of prayer”  Matthew 21:13

It’s important to keep praying all the time at any place.  You don’t have to be close eyed all the time or speak aloud either.  It should and can happen all the time at any place, anywhere!

I just found out that my best friend lost his job today.  He was a hard worker and gave so much of himself to the company.  Just to find out that your a casualty of the current economic downturn.  I pray he will find a job soon and I have prayed that for him several times since he told me just a short hour ago.  I also found out that another friend at their job is having mass lay-offs as well.  Crazy times we’re in.  I guess no one is ‘safe’ from being layed-off.  I am thankful everyday for my job that God has given me and blessed me with.  I pray for all of you that have been layed-off and pray that you will find a job real soon, Lord willing.

Pray for those who have lost their job.

Blessings!