At the age of six he came home from school and quoted John 3:16.During his elementary years, he loved learning and adored his sisters.In High School, he lost his way. All along, he always told me how much he loved me. I began to pray in a totally different way. I stood in the gap. As Christ stands before the throne, I stood holding on to the cross.I will never let go! For in the power of the cross came forgiveness, deliverance, healing and restoration for my beloved son.I now look forward to the years ahead.God will restore the years that the locust stole.Im so proud of the man he has become.
Thank you son ,
Deeper than our deepest longings, fairy tales tell truths about our inner and outer world, truths that are either too obvious for modern men or too truthful. Take, for instance, Little Red Riding Hood. It affirms that the world is dangerous, that there is an evil wolf that will eat us up if given the chance. Yet there is also a huntsman who can slay the wolf and save us. The great themes of sin and redemption are encapsulated in such a story in a clever and deeply symbolic way.
It’s All About the Good News
GK Chesterton said that the deepest truth about fairy tales was not that dragons exist, but that they can be beaten. Who doesn’t see the bad news about dragons? They lurk all around us in our broken world. It’s the good news of their…
Dramatic journey through the heartfelt whispers of fantasies and dreams untold…..
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart…
What are your heart’s desires?
What are your fantasies?
Do your dreams carry you into the world of turmoil or into the realm of blessings?
Sara felt a nudging on her heart as she remembered meeting the love of her life at the tree farm. She looked around at the stark white walls of her townhome and yearned for color and comfort of her childhood home. She though of how her mother would create Christmas ornaments all year long in order to prepare for a fantastic Christmas season. She remembered the aroma of home cooked meals, baked cookies and fruit cakes that her mother made for many visitors during the holiday traffic at the farm’s bakery store. She thought of the first time she met her husband there at the farm. He was with his sister and her children as they searched for the best Christmas tree.
He left his business card at the counter with a handwritten message saying how she could be his Christmas dream come true if she called him. It had been 15 years since that day, and many forgotten moments had been stolen as their life became too busy for romance.
The night sky darkened quickly and the shining stars start to light up the heavens. Sitting on her small porch up high in her tiny tree house, Evangeline sadly looks up to the heavens and questions her existence here on earth. She whispers to her Lord above-‘Why am I here? What is my cause? When can I see the brilliance of this world down below?” Her questions remained unanswered as she cried herself to sleep that night.Watchful hears a voice from heaven saying ‘It is time-you must leave her now.”
As the wind blows the tiny window open, Watchful joins the wind as it carries her away into the night skies. Evaporating into the heavens once again, Watchful no longer was needed for a story was about to be told!
The tree of forbidden dreams unmasked in the forest of dreams and fantasies untold….
THE LIFE YOU LIVE WAS HANDED TO YOU;
LOVE YOU HAVE GIVEN IN YOUR HEART YOU KNOW IS TRUE;
THE PAIN IN YOUR LIFE YOU TRY TO ENDURE;
BECAUSE FOR YOURSELF YOU KNOW YOU WANT MORE;
SO YOU CHERISH EVERY WAKING MOMENT HERE ON EARTH;
REMEMBERING THAT GOD ALLOWED YOUR MOTHER TO GIVE BIRTH;
SOME TAKE FOR GRANTED THE BLESSINGS THEY WERE GIVEN;
THEY TAKE THE PATH THAT GOD HAS FORBIDDEN;
TAKING STEPS WITHOUT THINKING;
DESTRUCTION OCCURS,THERE HEART IS BLEEDING;
LIVE LIFE AND CHERISH LOVE;
OTHERS NOT HANDED ALL IN LIFE;
LIKE A BATTERED HUSBAND OR A BATTERED WIFE;
OR EVEN A MOTHERLESS MOTHER AND A FATHERLESS FATHER;
NOT HAVING AN ATTITUDE LIKE WHY EVEN BOTHER;
THEY SEEM TO CHERISH THE LITTLE THAT WAS GIVEN;
THANKFUL FOR THE AIR THAT I BREATH;
GOD IS IN MY HEART I HOPE HE NEVER LEAVES;
NEVER SEEING ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SEEN;
THAT’S WHY GOD HAS GIVEN US NIGHT SO WE CAN DREAM;
JUST REMEMBER NOT TO JUST CHERISH DAY BECAUSE WE NEED THE NIGHT TO DREAM AND PRAY.
Overwhelmed, overtired, over it! Have you ever felt like you just can’t stand anymore worries? Life’s trials can get you down and cause not only emotional turmoil, but physical ailments too. That’s why God tells us in 1 Peter 5:7- to cast all our cares on him.
2013 has brought many families to a point of being overwhelmed and over it!!
As we approach the end of a year of financial hardships, health issues, and much more, we can look forward to 2014. (14- That’s 2 x’s 7) 7 is God’s number. 7 is a number that represents completeness. 7 is a number that brings completion and rest after a full week of hard work.
A double dose of God’s goodness sure sounds good to me!
I am claiming that double dose of 7 for 2014.
Join me as we pray for a ‘New Year’ full of prosperity, peace and rest….
Join me as I leave behind a year of trials and claim God’s blessings and protection over yours and ours…
Join me as we enter an era of expectancy…
Expect God to reopen the windows of heaven…
Rain down the blessings till the flood gates are opened…
Celebrate the holidays with an expectancy of great and mighty things in the upcoming year!
The news… What is happening to the children here in our country?
Why are we reading about shootings, suicides, drugs, gangs, violence, teen pregnancies etc, etc, etc?
This is not something new, but it seems to be getting worse and the talk is always about the terrible incidents.
What’s going on in their world? Educators, parents and caring social workers are working on the sidelines to improve the quality of life for our little ones….
There are some children who are getting early intervention to prevent the onset of something worse happening in their lives. Protection and guidance is needed as they grow and mature. There are many early interventionists who are assisting families and educators as they work with children who are experiencing behavioral issues.
Preschoolers are learning how to become good citizens, and are developing important socialization skills through play.
Bullying must continue to be addressed and prevented. Parents who need to learn better parenting skills should have access to community classes free of charge.
The Dept. of Social Services must take their responsibility to these children and families seriously. In order to prevent the terrible crimes from continuing, there has to be an awakening of not only the community and the schools, but of the local churches too.
This is the most important aspect of a child’s growth-“spiritual.”
Let’s get the word out- let the kids know they have the hope for a better future.
With a world that appears to be going crazy, what are the kids thinking?
Have you ever felt like no matter what you say, things just don’t go the way you want them to? Well, I have lived through what I call many chapters of surprise endings or should I say surprise beginnings? There’s the time that I wanted to move from the city but our finances weren’t cooperating with my decision to move! So I began to pray specifically for the opportunity to move our family to the suburban area where they could run around and play, go fishing, ride their bikes and smell the fresh air.
After two weeks of praying my husband received an offer to accept a promotion at work. This promotion just so happened to offer a rent free three bedroom apartment and all utilities paid! So we packed up and moved. I stood in the large living-room and thanked my Lord for his goodness to my family. This is just one example of many times God has moved in our lives…
Is there something going on in your life that causing you discouragement, confusion and despair? My suggestion to you is to turn it over to God. But don’t just sit there – get moving in the right direction.Our lives are like chapter books that bring an ending to each chapter-but with each new chapter comes new beginnings. All things become new in Christ Jesus. Open that new chapter of your life and see what great opportunities there are for you to experience.
Seek and you shall find.. Knock and it will be opened unto you! Meet new people, make new friends, find that new job, visit that church, Take the key to happiness in your hand and open the doors that God puts in front of you.
Romans 8:16-17: “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”