Posts tagged ‘hope’

January 25, 2010

Prayer for New Year

Lord, we are your people, the sheep of your flock. 

Heal the sheep who are wounded.

Touch the sheep who are in pain.

Clean the sheep who are soiled.

Warm the sheep who are cold.

Help us to know thy love through Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Help us to life up that love, and show it all over this land.

Help us to build love on justice and justice on love.

Help us to believe mightily, hope joyfully and love divinely.

And renew us, so that we may help renew others on Earth.

– Salvation Army Prayer

February 8, 2009

inspiring story

I read this yesterday and thought this was something to be shared and be proud of for all people.  A 56 year old woman swam from Africa to Trinidad, basically across the Atlantic Ocean and was the first woman ever to do so.  Here’s the link to read more.

Here’s to everyone around the world that has dreams, hopes and aspirations!

November 19, 2008

state of the union, today

Our current economic situation is in the pitts everyone.  We all know this, but what can we do about it?  I am not sure, but to pray about it.  Petition our Lord and ask Him to help us.  

Where does my help come from?   It comes from the Lord! 

We must count on something and money is not it.  Who do we serve?  Money or God?  Where is your trust? 

No one is perfect and we all have hopes, dreams and aspirations, but let’s make positive decisions to better our future and hopefully those decisions make the future a better one. 

I say we need to pray for our next president too, whether you like him or not, he needs prayer as much as you and I do and he will be facing many BIG decisions in the next 4 years that will affect all our lives.  So, let’s pray that he makes the ‘right’ decisions, not based on lobbyist and favors he owes, but out of wisdom and what’s best for everyone in the great USA!

October 8, 2008

crazy times indeed!

I’m not sure what to name this post because I am continually being disgusted by reports that I read about our current financial crisis.  I don’t want to be witty about the title, just straight-forward(I named this after i wrote the article and I think I like it)

Anyway, the issue today is reading the latest story about AIG(The WORLD’S Largest Insurance Company) and how they spent $440 THOUSAND DOLLARS(almost half a MILLION Dollars) on an extravagant resort weekend for it’s Executives, a WEEK AFTER the Government decided to bail them out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t believe what I am reading!  Here is the article.

Was the bailout a good move?   Why isn’t there any repercussion’s for those that are guilty of spending OUR TAX Money selfishly?!?!?!   These executives get off scott-free, and enjoy million dollar bonuses, whilst you and me are left to hold the bag and pay for these people to enjoy and continue to enjoy lavish life-styles.  I’m disgusted and sick and think that this whole bailout package, without good oversight and without plans to convict any of these people for ultimately defrauding the government and you and me out of millions/billions, is just a disgrace.

Lehman brother’s were handing out million dollar bonuses during the same time they were asking the government for bail-out money to help them as well.  Fortunately, they didn’t receive it…shocker!

In such a time as this, what are we to do?  Who can we trust with our money?  Who can we trust to take care of us when you and me feel so helpless?  Who really is looking out for our concerns and our well-being?  How much would it cost to reform Social Security?  Would it be less than $700 Billion?  Can you imagine $700 BILLION?????????   That number is truly unfathomable.  It doesn’t even seem to help, being that we are continuing to lose money in our stock market and 401(k)’s and mutual funds and the drop of the DOW under 10,000 for the first time in over 4 years.

The answer is this, “Lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him(God) and He will lead your paths straight” Proverbs 3:5-6.  More scripture to support our hope that is found not in worldly things, but in the Maker and Creator of ALL things!  “Call on me in times of trouble.  I will rescue you, and you will honor me” says the Lord.  Psalm 50:15.  “When people are tempted and still continue strong, they should be happy.  After they have proved their faith, God will reward them with life forever.”  James 1:12

Be encouraged today!

October 6, 2008

Hope

I was searching under my posts for the key word HOPE and didn’t find anything.  I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything on the subject.  The first thing I want to post on the subject is THE HOPE video.  It’s all online and is something that everyone should watch, it’s powerful.

Secondly, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite scriptures on the topic.  The scripture is “Faith is being sure of what we HOPE for, certain of what we do not see”  Hebrews 11:1

I really like that verse, because it is so profound and is the answer fundamental to our Faith as Christian believers.

I hope you have a blessed day!

July 23, 2008

good word for wednesday

Achieving Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.  Where there is hatred let me sow love.  Where there is injury, pardon.  Where there is doubt, faith.  Where there is despair, hope.  Where there is darkness, light.  And where there is sadness, joy.  Amen.

July 18, 2008

in a land of milk and honey

What is your faith and hope and trust in?  Is it money or an inanimate object that money can purchase?  I, along with many of you, have found that in these times of financial trouble, are you finding yourself asking similar questions?  Your 401(k) is going down the tubes and your investments are doing the same.  Are you worried?  Where is your hope and faith and trust placed currently?  If you are bothered and concerned about our economy, ask yourself why?  If you worried that God won’t take care of you?  Are you worried that you will have no money and lose everything?  

I’m focused on God and the promises he makes to me.  That he will provide and bless as I continue to be faithful to Him and place my hope, trust and faith in Him, not monetary or inanimate objects.  I will continue to do that in the good and bad times, for where my treasure is there my heart will be also. 

I am focused on my heavenly dwelling and the eventual location of my eternity, not my temporary concerns and the short life that I will live here on earth.  I will enjoy this day as long as it is called today, but I’m not worried about dying or where my final resting place will be because I know in whom I hope and trust-Jesus and His promises to all of us…his children.

where is your eternity going to be spent?