Saturday, May 28, 2011
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
God bless the fallen! The one who gave their lives for our freedom.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war)
GOD BLESS AMERICA LAND OF THE FREE!!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
And God was the word and the word was God (John 1:1). He does what He says He will do. God never changes His mind. God's word is a writing stone. His word never changes because He IS the word.
The Bible is God's word and who ever believes what's written in the Bible is believing in Him. God used the men of the Bible to write His word and who ever changes his word will perish.
Now, if we read the Bible (God's word) we will know that the Bible tells us very specifically that there are things to come, signs that we'll see, and then we would know that time is at hand. God tells us that not even His son (Jesus ) knows the day or the hour of His coming, only the Father! (Mark 13:32)
If Jesus doesn't know when He will come to get us, why would a human being know the day and the hour for the rapture?.…this is just being silly! and why would God give his word to this one guy when His own son doesn't even know!
We all know that the rapture is around the corner, many signs have been given to us already, but we still don't know the day or the hour (Romans 13:11-12)!
The Bible tells us to be prepared, to be ready, and to be watchful like a wife when she waits for her husband (Mark 13:35-37). Whether we like it or not, there are laws and rules that God has given to us to follow in order be close to Him and He won't depart from us:
-10 Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17)
-We need to walk with the Lord (John 8:12)
-Stay in the narrow path that leads to the narrow gate (Matthew 7:14)
-Do not put your selves in sinful situations (1 Corinthians 15:33-34)
-Do not give your selves to this world (Romans 12:2)
-Do not lean on your own understanding (that never works) (Proverbs 3:5-7)
-Do not give up, Jesus is always with you (Matthew 28:18-20)
-Most of all believe and trust the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:13-14)
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Who are you? And you? And you? We are Christian girls and women who play our roles in today's world as wives, daughters, mothers, grandmothers&emdash;in work or in the professional world, in the church, in school, at play and in all areas of society.
Whoever we are and wherever we are, let us remember that we must not hide our light under a bushel. All of our words and all of our actions must tell people that we are followers of Christ. We must be kind, helpful, unselfish, considerate, compassionate and loving to others in our walk of faith.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
today we pray for mothers--
our own mothers, and mothers everywhere,
who have made such a major contribution
to the good qualities we have,
sometimes through genetics,
more often through great effort and patient instruction,
and who have done their best
to gently polish away our rough edges.
Lord, please bless our mothers
for the endless hours of time they spent
and the boundless energy they invested in us.
Bless our mothers for their sacrifices on our behalf
as they often gave up or deferred their own dreams
so that we could have ours.
Bless our mothers for always being there for us,
for being the person we know we can turn to
when we need comfort, encouragement, or just a hug.
Bless our mothers for making a home for us
where we could feel safe, where we felt we belonged.
Most of all, Lord,
bless our mothers for their unconditional love,
for loving us no matter what,
and for frequently showing love
in ways that make us feel valued and cherished.
Lord, please bless our mothers mightily.
Strengthen them, soothe them,
wrap them in Your infinite love
and shower them with blessings
too numerous to count, too magnificent to describe.
We love them, admire them, respect them,
and we wish that You would give them back
many times the good they gave to us.
In Jesus' name we pray; Amen.