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Father’s Love

October 27, 2012 — Leave a comment

At lunch I was listening to a commentary on the radio.  The man was recalling the death of his parents.

His mother’s death was a sweet time together. No words, there wasn’t a need for any.  She had loved him and been a wonderful uplifting example. He did however pray a blessing over her and thanked her for all she had done for him.   

His father’s passing wasn’t a time of love and refection but the son still prayed a blessing over his father to which his father cursed him.

The man reflected on how this had hurt him but was reminded by the Holy Spirit even though his earthly father hadn’t blessed him but made him feel as if he’d come into the world as a negative…He still had his Heavenly Father!

You may have not had the best relationship with your earthly father but that doesn’t define who you are!  Remember if you are a believer, you are a child of the King.  And if you aren’t, you can change that!  

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God…” (1 John 3:1, NIV)

God loves you with a love that is unconditional! ~Deb

 

Polluted

October 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

Pollution…it’s a word we hear almost everyday. It’s usually referring to the pollutants we put in the air, tin cans, water bottles the list goes on and on.

How does it apply to your spiritual life?

How about when you’re watching a TV show that advocates the very thing that you’ve been teaching your children not to do?   

When you’re at work and a co-worker is telling an off colored joke do you stick around to listen or do you walk away?

Your boss asks you to do something just a “little” dishonest…

All of this can affect us spiritually.  Little by little it invades us and before you know it we will be doing things we never would have thought of.

God’s word tells us…”Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9, NIV)

I want to encourage you to meditate on God’s word and to find yourself a place to worship and keep yourself accountable.  We must fill our minds with things of God to fight worldly temptation.         

Stop the pollution. Now!…~Deb

 

 

My husband and I are now enjoying our empty nest.  But it’s wasn’t always this way!!

I remember the day when I’d had a crazy day at work.  I would come home, cook dinner, do laundry, dishes, bathe and tend to our 3 children.      

Where is my husband?  In the lounge chair with the remote!

 

Did I angry?  Yes!!  Did I say anything to him?  No!  I just continued day after day with the same routine.  All the while…getting madder and madder!!

 

 

Finally, the dam broke and I flooded him with all my anger and frustration.  I let him know that “WE” had a problem.

He smiles sweetly and says:  “If you’re not happy, you’re the one with the problem!”

After he picked himself up off the floor…not really but I did have a moment of contemplation; we sat down and talked.  He said, “Honey, if you needed help ASK!”

Hummm!  Didn’t think of that!  He should know, right?!

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, It does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”  (1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NIV)

Ladies, they can’t read our minds. We don’t have to be all things to all people.  We don’t have to be Super Woman!   Start asking for help…you might be surprised, and it will do wonders for your blood pressure!  Deb~

 

 

God’s Wife?

July 3, 2012 — Leave a comment

This account was shared with me by a friend via email.  Isn’t this what we are all called to do?? ”Let each of you look not only to his own interest, but also to the interest of others.” (Philippinas 2:4,NIV)

(Ephesians 4:32; John 13:34-35; Proverbs 21:13; Matthew 25:40; Proverbs 28:27; 2 Timothy 5:8; John 3:16; James 1:27)  

An eye witness account from New York City, on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.  A lady approached the young boy and said, ‘My, but you’re in such deep thought staring in that window!’
‘I was asking God to give me a pair of
shoes,’ was the boy’s reply.

The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.

She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.  

By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy’s feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes.

She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, ‘No doubt, you will be more comfortable now.’

As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her.
‘Are you God’s wife?’

Let’s take a page from this story and make our own! Deb~

A Fishing Story

July 1, 2012 — Leave a comment

A father and son left early on a Saturday morning to spend the day fishing.  They fished all day and caught nothing.  All day… and nothing!

When they returned home tired from their long day, each wrote down the events of the day.

The father wrote:  Went fishing with my son today.  Didn’t catch anything.  A whole day wasted.

The son wrote:  Went fishing with my dad.  We didn’t catch anything.  Best day of my life.

Isn’t it  funny how two people doing the same thing can have a  such different perspective? Time spent with a loved one can never be time wasted.

When is the last time you sat with your child and read a book?  Went to your parents and sat and talked about the events of the day.  Spent some time with your brother and or sister…or both!  Met up with an old friend.  Life is too short…take time and spend it with the ones you love!  Maybe a few you don’t…make amends. 

We have no promise of tomorrow, Love Heart, do it today!!  (1 Peter 1:24-25, NIV, John 10:28, NIV)~Deb