Click here: Bill Clinton's Moment
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Click here: Bill Clinton's Moment
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In a few minutes the teen was at my window and after a few moments of compassionate diagnosis I began to intercede aloud in spontaneous prayer. The Lord was so faithful to join us as I cried out for new mercy on behalf of this one Jesus died for.
When the "Amen" was spoken there was new hope in the atmosphere. Jesus promised that when two or three of us gather in His Name, He is very present. Well, this morning at the duck pond near Pittsburgh, He proved Himself trustworthy to His Word once again. Surely, His mercy renews every day.
Please pray for my new, young friend, that God will be the One Who lifts this precious soul from overwhelming despair to a new place of amazing grace.
Monday, July 28, 2014
For you and me
That He sees
He sees and knows
What I need
He tells me what
I need to hear
For to His heart
I am dear
And He longs
To draw me near
When I fall
At His feet
From sin's power
He delivers me
And my soul
Is truly free
Grateful (and Humbled...)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Click here: Neville Peter - Jesus, You are the Center of my Joy - Praise Medley - YouTube
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Enjoy this YouTube that my friend, Lisa, forwarded to me today. "Amazing" and "beautiful", indeed!
Click here: Tim Power- Amazing Grace - YouTube
Thursday, July 24, 2014
We need Jesus and each other. We must complete the faith journey. In 50 years, nothing else in our life will have mattered in comparison to winning souls and winding up in Heaven.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
This YouTube link below will lead you to a song that reminds me of how blessed those of us really are, yes "those of us who choose to believe in Jesus though we have not seen Him."
Click here: BROWN HYMN BOOK - I wasn't there - YouTube
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
After the question on my blog yesterday: "Are you an overcomer?", a friend in Christ shared these inspiring, personal, reflections with me:
* Satan tries to stop us from fulfilling God's purpose for our lives, "nevertheless", Jesus is our Advocate!
* There is wonder-working power in the Blood of the Lamb! Victory!
* I do believe there is something strengthening about giving a testimony. The place to give my testimony is out in the world (serving wherever He leads). Letting people know that I belong to Christ and that His abiding presence is manifested in me daily. Being a witness, He is my First Love - loving Him above everything else!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Did you know that the athletic shoe name, "Nike", even comes from the root meaning of an "overcomer" -- "to carry on or off to victory."
"They won the victory over him -- yes, they "overcame him" -- (him = their enemy, the ancient serpent, the deceitful devil), yes, they overcame 'him' by of the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony."
-- Revelation 12:11 paraphrased
Are you an overcomer?
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
If you ever want to get rid of your pastor, instead of looking for votes or choosing up sides, try one of these five Tips.
TIP No. 1: During the Sunday morning message, listen closely and take notes. Look your pastor straight in the eye, and occasionally nod your head and say, "Amen!" Begin to make serious efforts to apply the life lessons you learn from the sermons. In six months, he'll preach himself to death.
TIP No. 2: Pat your pastor on the back and compliment his good points two or three times a month. Make a bunch of phone calls to your friends and neighbors and tell them all the good things about your pastor. In a little while, so many more people will start coming to your church, you'll have to hire many associate pastors, and your senior pastor will be free to leave.
TIP No. 3: Next Sunday, in response to the sermon, go forward to the altar and rededicate your life to Christ. Then contact the pastor asking him to give you some job you could do for the church, preferably some lost people you could go visit with a view to winning them to Christ. He'll likely die of heart failure on the spot.
TIP No. 4: Ask to help in a ministry to call on the shut-ins and elderly members of the church, and encourage the pastor, as the early church did (see Acts 6:1-7), to devote more of his time to prayer, the study of God's Word and sermon preparation. Tell him you'll see to it that the lay people take care of the widows and orphans if he'll take care of the preaching. He'll think the whole congregation has gone completely crazy and start looking for another church immediately.
TIP No. 5: Get a whole bunch of the church members to unite in earnest intercessory prayer for the pastor, his ministry and his family. Organize prayer meetings in which you pray for the growth of the church and the blessing of the pastor. The pastor may become so effective in ministry that some larger church will gladly take him off your hands.
One note of caution, however: if you try one of these Tips, you may find that you don't want to get rid of your pastor after all. :-)
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
My Friend: "I have been praying for God's thoughts to replace my thoughts. I need internal peace."
My Response: "I Pray this prayer, friend: 'Lord I don't want a life of my own anymore. I want to be totally Yours -- heart, mind, soul and strength. Then, in times of trouble or times of peace, Your life will be my Everything and I can rest in knowing You are alive within me, being glorified regardless of my fluctuating feelings or changing circumstances. I just want to be, by faith, Your Holy Place. I want to be, by faith, where You are and not only in Your presence but You fully breathing within me. Help me to know You cherish me, even when I doubt that I am valuable. Invade my insecurities and increase my intimacy with You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.'"
My Friend: "AMEN!"
My Response: "May the God who gives peace make you holy in every way. May he keep your whole being—spirit, soul, and body—blameless when our Lord Jesus Christ comes. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this." (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 GWT)
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Everything about my Granny's Ocracoke home was and still is wondrously unique. Not only is it the home of ancient mariners, the Ocracoke Lighthouse, and the location that Blackbeard The Pirate was decapitated, but the delightful accent of the island people is absolutely breath-taking.
Today, I am taking a personal opportunity on my blog to share a link to a song sung by Ocracokers. The name of the homegrown group is "Molasses Creek". Their song is titled "The Waterman". If you love folk music sit back and enjoy. If you don't, well, I suppose you're in for an invitation to reconsider your preferences?
Click here: Music in the Lobby: Molasses Creek, "The Waterman" - YouTube
Monday, July 7, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Don't over do it trying to help other people totally understand your intentions. Obeying God, yes pleasing Him, matters more than anything else. Besides, Brother Oswald Chambers cautioned us with these words of wisdom: "Whoever totally understands you becomes your God."
So, let's exhale, weep, and anticipate how God will work through us and work us through the intimate and intricate transitions that involve the opinions of people we love in our lives.
Finally, as Brother Earl Clarke taught me: "Let's, let God be our God all by Himself." The Throne of The Soul is not a two-seater, my friends. God will not share His Kingship over our lives with anyone or anything else.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
10 So Pilate said to Jesus, “Aren’t you going to answer me? Don’t you know that I have the authority to free you or to crucify you?”