Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
when the valley is deep
when the body is weary
when we stumble and fall
When the choices are hard
when we're battered and scarred
when we've spent our resource
when we've given our all
In Jesus name we press on
In Jesus name we press on
dear Lord, with the prize
clear before our eyes
we find the strength to press on
10 So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities,
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
For those who love Christian audio, you will want to head on over to ChristianAudio where they are holding their best offer of the year - semi-annual $9.49 digital download sale.
The sale is held in appreciation of their customers, to help encourage you on your journey of faith. ChristianAudio is now offering many of your favorite authors, unabridged audiobooks, conferences, and lectures at HUGE SAVINGS.
This AMAZING OFFER is only available for a LIMITED TIME. The sale is on NOW and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on December 1st.
NO coupon code is necessary, as the digital downloads that are eligible for the sale are already discounted.
Go check it out! I know you will find some really great titles!
Friday, November 21, 2008
• There will be a special section with lounge chairs who feel that our pews are too hard.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Christmas is just around the corner; have you thought about how you are going to keep our Lord Jesus Christ at the center of your festivities? How are you going to honor Him? I encourage you to keep Christ at the forefront of your thoughts and your Christmas celebration.
To celebrate the GREATEST GIFT ~ Jesus Christ ~ JesusRulzMe, owner of A Damsel No Longer in Distress, has organized a fantastic giveaway called 'Keeping Christ in Christmas.'
This contest is open to anyone who desires to demonstrate their gratitude and love for Jesus Christ. This giveaway is in honor of the greatest giveaway this world has ever known, His very life.
No greater treasure than Jesus.
No greater gift.
No greater sacrifice.
Monday, November 17, 2008
by William James
“Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?” – Jeremiah 23:24
As Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray He instructed them, “When you pray, go into your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done is secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)
In the King James Bible the word translated “secret room” is referred to as a closet. From that phrase, the world coined the term “closet behavior” to describe those things we do in private that we do not want to become public knowledge. Used in that sense, closet behavior has nothing to do with receiving a reward from a Father who sees what is done in secret!
The world’s version of closet behavior is about keeping secrets. Things done in the closet are kept hidden in a futile attempt to escape the consequences of our actions. We speak of “closet drinkers” and “closet eaters.” Compulsive shoppers often stash excessive purchases away so that others will not know about their behavior. Compulsive debtors shove unopened bills away in desk drawers.
In recent days we have heard a lot about a new closet behavior: sexual sin and pornography. And as aghast as we are when such incidents make the headlines, when we are honest with ourselves and others we find that in varying degrees all of us try to hide certain things. Even as committed followers of Jesus we are sometimes deluded into believing that secrecy will protect us from public scrutiny – and allow us to continue behavior that we know in our heart is wrong, but that we aren’t willing to surrender to the Lordship of Christ.
As we begin to practice the spiritual discipline of self care, we begin to learn the true meaning of closet behavior – spending quiet time alone with God, and allowing Him to remove those shameful things we try to keep a secret. In our personal devotion time we find the courage and strength to break the strongholds that we feel we must keep hidden because they continue to cause us so much shame and pain.
Prayer and Scripture combine to give us powerful weapons to break the downward cycle of addictive behavior. We find that time spent alone with God in our prayer closet empowers us to say no to the destructive closet behavior of secret-keeping that keeps us in defeat and despair. Today it is my prayer that all of us will make time to go into our prayer closet, close the door and spend time with our Father, who sees what is done in secret. God will give us the desires of our heart when we delight in spending closet time with Him.
In opening ourselves to God’s influence our deepest destiny is fulfilled.
Shared by Winning Words.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
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Take a moment to contemplate the roles that Dads play in their children's lives. Our kids are watching to see if what we say matches our actions. Challenge and uplift fathers, acknowledging their importance in shaping the lives of future generations as role models.
Moms, this video also applies to each one of us.
In actuality, this video applies to each one of us
...people ARE paying attention to us...what we do, what we say...
Let's be conscientious of our daily walk with God.
Let our prayer be, may others see Jesus in me.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
TitleTrakk.com Blog Tour!
This week we're chatting about:
The Fantastic Fall Giveaway Contest!
Just in time for the holidays, you could win over $335 worth of books, cds and dvds!
The Grand Prize Winner will receive:
Whispers of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark
Rachel's Secret by BJ Hoff
Beach Dreams by Trish Perry
Playing God by Michelle McKinney Hammond
White Soul by Brandt Dodson
The Legend of the Firefish by George Bryan Polivka
Finding Marie by Susan Paige Davis
The Power of Praying Through the Bible by Stormie Omartian
A Man After God's Own Heart by Jim George
Evidence for Faith 101 by Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz
Wake Up! Wake Up! by Everyday Sunday
Rock What You Got by Superchick
Sunday by Tree63
Houston We Are Go by Newsboys (Live CD/DVD)
Nothing Left To Lose by Mat Kearney
I Am Free Worship Collection
Salvation Station by Newworldson
Not Without Love by Jimmy Needham
Pages by Shane & Shane
Colors and Sounds by Article One
Love's Unfolding Dream
The Ten Commandments Animated
Between the Walls
But that's not all!
We're giving away even more!
During this blog tour (November 10th - 16th) we'll be drawing 2 winners daily from the contest entries to win an additional free book or cd!
Visit the TitleTrakk.com Contest page today to enter the contest and place yourself in the running to receive the Grand Prize, plus all the daily prizes! Deadline to enter is November 17th.
Founded in 2006 by Tracy & C.J. Darlington, TitleTrakk.com is an interactive website spotlighting Christian books, music & movies. Updated weekly, we feature author and musician interviews, album and book reviews, music videos, movie reviews and interviews, book excerpts, surveys, polls, and fun contests. Learn more: http://www.titletrakk.com/
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
P.S. Please spread the word to every pro-lifer you know about Wednesday night's teleconference. This is a critical time for our movement to come together and map out plans for the future. Encourage your friends, family, co-workers, and fellow believers to learn more and register for the call at this page:
P.P.S. Can't make the live call due to a schedule conflict? Don't worry! Go ahead and register anyway. We're recording the entire call and will let you know the moment the audio is available for you to listen.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
What if we taught people a poem that could lead them to Christ and in turn help them to lead others to Jesus Christ as well? What if we utilized rhyme and music to make it even easier to remember?”
These thoughts turned into reality and the Salvation Poem was born.
Help me Lord to live for you!
* All information copyright of The Salvation Poem *
Saturday, November 01, 2008
The Pocket Testament League invites you
Don't forget to order early! These gospels are high quality & you will be amazed at the selection! I just ordered a bunch to use at our BREAKTHROUGH events that we have planned for outreach in our community ~ Karla
Some things are more important than high gas prices or a faltering economy.
They are life, family, marriage and faith.
This November, Christians will have one vote to change the world.
Vote your values!