EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: 2009 Blogger Widgets

Knee Mail ~ Important Recall Notice

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured,regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.

This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.

This defect has been termed 'Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality' or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behaviour
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.

The Repair Technician, Jesus Christ, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual: The B.I.B.L.E. (Believers' Instructions
Before Leaving Earth)
for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING:

Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any
manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too
numerous to list. For free emergency service, call on Jesus.

Thank you for your attention!

................... GOD

P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important
recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by 'Knee mail'
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Encourage Your Children FREE Seminar Series

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Join Dr. Daisy Sutherland, Alyssa Avant, Dr. Rory Stern and Julie Watson Smith for an online seminar series. The Encourage Your Children seminar series will run for 4 consecutive weeks in January 2010 ~ all FREE!

This Seminar Series will be live, beginning Tuesday, January 5th and running consecutive Tuesdays through January 26th all at 9pm est/ 8pmcst in an online conference room.


1st Session - Dr. Daisy Sutherland
Applying the 3R’s to Help Encourage your children.

2nd Session - Alyssa Avant
Encouraging to Identify the Beauty Within

3rd Session - Dr. Rory Stern
Encouraging the Emotional Child

4th Session - Julie Watson Smith
Encouraging your Children with Character Building

More information on this FREE seminar series can be found at: http://EncourageYourChildren.com

Please be advised...you need to sign up at Encourage Your Children in order to receive the details to attend this amazing FREE seminar series.
The calls are live, will be recorded and the replay will be available for FREE
for 24 hours...after that they will be transcribed and offer in the set for a
presale price. The presale price is good until the end of the month for $47 for
4 downloadable audios & transcripts.
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What is Soaking?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

This music enhances the atmosphere for intercessory prayer and intimate worship for an audience of One, the Lord Jesus Christ.

When the Sound of Heaven is released, darkness flees and souls are restored. I Sam 16:23 "and David would take his harp and play with his hand, and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him."

Join Terri Geisel, a pianist/songwriter with a prophetic psalmist calling at Soak in His Presence. While in the 'secret place', Terri has received original songs as well as spontaneous piano instrumentals.

Come celebrate the Prince of PEACE this CHRISTmas season. Hear Terri's new CHRISTmas album, 'Christmas Night of Worship' which includes many piano solos and instrumentals.

The Nimbit music player also includes the album 'Soaking in His Love', as well as 'Sweet Soaking.' You will love them all!

It is her desire that this intimate worship provide an atmosphere to
lead you into a deeper encounter with Jesus the Messiah and be forever changed, healed and delivered as you soak in His Presence.

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Are You Hungry for Stillness?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Craving calm?

Starved for solitude?

"Cease striving and know that I am God."
~ Psalm 46:10 NASB



A few months ago, I received the book, 'Not So Fast: Slow Down Solutions for Frenzied Families' to review for B & B Media Inc.


If your life is screaming at you that you need to slow down; you need to read this book! Even if you are looking for just a few simple tips to change your life from chaotic to calm, this book will provide you with the solutions that you are looking for.

'Not So Fast: Slow Down Solutions for Frenzied Families' is like a healing salve. I suggest you read this book with a pen and paper beside you. You will want to make note of the things that tug at your heart - these are the very areas that will help you to develop a new rhythym to your life (one that both you and your family can enjoy).

I absolutely love how Ann points you to Jesus first. She truly understands that a life bathed in Christ is the way to true and lasting peace.

In the book, Ann offers many simple, but dynamic ways to transform your family's day to day pace of living. You may only need to implement a few of these suggestions to see real significant change in your home. But, the key for changing chaos to calm is application.

If you are ready for deep, lasting change in how you live; pick up this book and apply the tried and true slutions that Ann offers. I know your life will never be the same.

~ Karla Meachem

Not So Fast by Ann Kroeker www.annkroeker.com

David C. Cook/August 2009/ISBN: 978-1-434768-88-9/240 pages/softcover/$14.99 www.davidcook.com

I received this book free from The B & B Media Group Inc. book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissio's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonies in Advertising."
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Down Pour Of The Streams Of His Mercy

There are times when the pressures
& busyness of life leave my spirit
worn out and dry. And my parched
soul cries for a drink and a respite
from the mundane that I see with
my eyes.

So I lift up my hands in worship and
praise to the King who granted me
grace. I adore Him for everything
and all that He is as tears start to
flow down my face.

My exhaustion gives way to the
Ancient of Days to the Immortal...
Invisible King. And the oil of true
worship washes over my spirit
through the offering of praise that
I bring.

Then I am reminded of my adoption
through Christ...my identity that
none can take away, Of my forgiven
transgressions...and the Lamb who
paid the price so I could stand in
freedom today.

My heart stops to honor the One who
is worthy of every respect I could
give to His name. For He's the Giver
of mercy who saved me from death
and lifted me up from my shame.

My soul finds refreshment in looking
away from the temporary....to the
eternal that never fades. And I stand in
the downpour of the streams of His mercy
and find rest from the heat in His shade.

(c) ~~Sheila Gosney~~

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your
right hand. Psalm 121: 1-519

The LORD God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my
high hills.


~ Habakkuk 3:19
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Long To Live A Simpler Life?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Are you feeling overwhelmed with life?

Do you long for a saner, simpler life?

Things probably feel like they are going too fast and you can't stop to catch your breath. You feel you aren't catching up on your house, you can't find time for self care and you are pulled in a zillion directions.

Sound familiar?

You can have a simpler life even in the life you are living right now. A few tweaks, some new attitudes and ideas and you may be closer than you think.

At My Simpler Life, Beth Dargis ~ a simpler life educator ~ will help you to transform your crazy, chaotic life into a life that is simpler and more sane.

Beth has designed a 2010 declutter calendar ~ a day by day guide to help you declutter once/day, one task at a time ~ check it out! You can download the full calendar, or just download one month at a time.

You are also encouraged to check out her website, as well as her blog that contains fresh, new ideas for living a saner, simpler life.

(c) A Saner Simpler Life
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Merry CHRISTmas!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wishing you JOY, STRENGTH, PEACE & MUCH LOVE this CHRISTmas Season and ALWAYS!!!

Thank you so much for your support and prayers this past year; you have been such faithful friends. I want you to know how much I appreciate each one of you.

Please remember to take some time to "be still' with Jesus this CHRISTmas season...it's ALL about HIM...always has been; always will be.

Love, Karla
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The CHRISTmas 10 Commandments

Thursday, December 24, 2009

1. Thou shalt give thy heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of thy Christmas list

2. Thou shalt prepare thy soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts that thy soul is forgotten.

3. Thou shalt not let Santa Claus replace Christ, thus robbing the day of its spiritual reality.

4. Thou shalt not burden the shop girl, the mailman, and the merchant with complaints and demands.

5. Thou shalt give thyself with thy gift. This will increase its value a hundred fold, and he who receiveth it shall treasure it forever.

6. Thou shalt not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least expensive may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.

7. Thou shalt not neglect the needy. Share thy blessings with many who will go hungry and cold unless thou are generous.

8. Thou shalt not neglect thy church. Its services highlight the true meaning of the season.

9. Thou shalt be as a little child. Not until thou has become in spirit as a little one art thou ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

10. Thou shall not forget to share your joy, peace and faith with those around you.


* Shared in firstIMPRESSIONS newsletter - read archived issues here
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Crying Before God


When was the last time you cried in gratitude to God...
when was the last time you simply thanked him for all of the things you have?

Crying Before God ~ a must-watch video!
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LOVE 1 Corinthians Style

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

(c) Sharon Jaynes

If I decorate my house perfectly with lovely plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights, and shiny glass balls, but do not show love to my family - I’m just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals, and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family - I’m just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family - It profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties, and sing in the choir’s contada but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn’t envy another home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of your way.

Love doesn’t give, only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can’t.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

Love never fails. Video games will break; pearl necklaces will be lost; golf clubs will rust. But giving the gift of love will endure.

(c)Sharon Jaynes


Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas is a beautiful book that gives simple, helpful ideas to keep Jesus the focal point of the holiday season. As the swirl of activities begin pressing in from every side during the holidays, you'll be able to break free from the demands of a materialistic society and embrace the true meaning of Christmas.
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What Can You Give Jesus?

Have you ever had a hard time shopping for the perfect gift?

What do you give someone who has everything?

Jesus is the King of Kings. What can you give Him?

The wise men brought Jesus three expensive gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 2:11 - And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

They were expensive and precious gifts. Is it possible to compete with those gifts?

Yes! You have very special and priceless gifts that you can give Jesus.

Give Jesus yourself!

Give Jesus Your:

VOICE


Pray - Talk to Jesus. He wants you tell Him your heart. Share with Him what is on your heart.

Sing - Give your voice to Jesus. It doesn't matter if you have a beautiful voice or just make an ear covering sound. Your voice is beautiful to Jesus. He wants you to sing Him praises.

TIME

Bible Reading - Give Jesus your time by reading the Bible. Dig into all the true stories and miracles. Jesus wants us to learn about Him and thank Him for all He has done.

Helping Others - The gift of time is special to Jesus, but also to others. Visits to shut-ins, elderly, or family can make a positive difference, especially during this time of year. Take time to visit and listen with your heart.

These are just a few of the gifts that you can give Jesus.
Brainstorm ways that you can give Him your all.

Give Jesus the gift that He wants this year. You!

Have a Merry CHRISTmas!

(c) Lois Graham
http://www.Lois-Graham.com
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My Throwaway Tree

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10

(c) Joyce Schneider ~ A Life Decision

Joyce wrote this story three years ago, but it's still one of her favorites. She shared it in her newsletter today. enJOY!!!

One day last week I realized it was getting close to Christmas and we still did not have a tree. I thought Bobby could run get one after dinner, but he ended up not feeling well, skipped dinner and opted for bed. I decided I could go get a tree and off Chase and I went. We didn't want to spend much money, so we headed to Publix first, but there were no trees there. We decided to give Home Depot a try. As we pulled in, we saw that the tree lot was dark and empty.

Chase and I looked at each other and we were both disappointed. I suggested we get out and look around to see it there were any trees elsewhere. As we walked around the corner of the lot, there was a fellow in the back digging through a pile of discarded trees, looking for greenery.

He saw our disappointment and explained that all the trees were gone, except this pile of trash trees that were going to be thrown away. He reached down and pulled out a tree and asked us if we wanted it. Chase really wanted a tree and it was getting late and I was tired and I didn't really feel like looking elsewhere, so I said, "Sure. We'll take it home, stick it in some water and see what happens, If it still looks ratty tomorrow, we'll go get another one."

So home we went with our little throwaway tree. But it really wasn't that little. It filled the entire back of my truck, making it at least 6 feet tall. When we got home, we woke Bobby up and asked him to help us with our tree. The poor guy wasn't feeling well at all, but he saw our excitement and so he got up and trimmed off the bottom of the tree and put it into the tree stand. Then we filled the stand with sugar water and said, "Well, let's see what happens."

It was pretty ratty tatty ... it had been lying in that discarded pile a while, I think. But we were hoping a little TLC might bring it back to life.

And you know what? It did! Yep, we got up the next day and went downstairs and that tree was green again and the branches had started to fall down into place and it really wasn't bad looking at all. Just one little bare spot near the top.

And Bobby got home and he trimmed up the branches and carried it upstairs and put lights on it and the boys filled the branches with decorations. And we have a nice Christmas tree!

Did you ever feel like that tree? A throwaway person? Discarded by life? Discarded by others? I had reached a point in my life at one time where I didn't really care if I lived or died. In fact, I had planned on actually killing myself, the life I lived just didn't hold any attraction for me. Drugs and alcohol and guilt and shame were a vicious cycle, and I was tired of the treadmill and ready to call it quits.

But God had other plans for me. He picked me up out of that pile, watered me with His Word, and trimmed off all my dead limbs. And then let His light shine through all the brokenness.

When I look at our little Christmas tree today, there is no sign of that battered, discarded throwaway tree. I see a tree decorated with love. And when I look at my life, I don't see a throwaway person, but rather a child of the King, fueled by His love!

Father, I know there are so many hurting people, feeling lost and discarded by the trials of life. Lord Jesus, I ask you to wrap them up in your love and bring peace to them in the midst of their challenges and Lord, let them know that You love them and that You hold the key to life, for them. And Father, thank you for not allowing me to stay in that place of abandonment and pain, but rather to be filled to the overflow, with your love and your peace.

I love you Jesus.
In Your Name I pray,
Amen


(c) Joyce Schneider ~ A Life Decision
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All I Am Is Yours...




The Stand ~ Michael W. Smith

Will you take a stand?
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LORD, DON'T MOVE THAT MOUNTAIN

Monday, December 21, 2009















Lord, here I am again, down on my knees in prayer
And Lord, You promised me You would always meet me there

Now there's a mountain up ahead that I can't seem to climb
But I'm praying for the strength to try it one more time

Lord, don't move that mountain, just give me strength to climb
For if You should move each mountain I might grow weaker every time

And just like your son Jesus took the cross of Calvary's hill
Lord, don't move that mountain, so I may better do Your will

Now if I had no mountains, Lord I might forget to pray
And if there were no trials, well, I might even stray

But I know the higher the mountain, the sweeter the victory
Lord ever remind me You will walk beside of me

Lord, don't move that mountain, just give me strength to climb
For if You should move each mountain I might grow weaker every time

And just as your Son Jesus took the cross of Calvary's hill
Lord, don't move that mountain, so I may better do Your will

Lord, don't move that mountain, so I may better do Your will

Sung by The Hoppers


* Shared at In His Hands
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Why Jesus is Better Than Santa Claus

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Santa lives at the North Pole...
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh...
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year...
JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies...
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited.

You have to wait in line to see Santa...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, what's your name?”...
JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly...
JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO...
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry"...
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you."

Santa's little helpers make toys...
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but...
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree...
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree.

It's obvious there is really no comparison.
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.

We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas.
Jesus is still the reason for the season.

Yes, Jesus is better, he is even better than Santa Claus.

* Shared at firstIMPRESSIONS ~ read archived issues here
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The Night Jesus Met Santa Claus



The Night Jesus Met Santa Clause

Every one NEEDS JESUS!
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CHRISTmas Reminders

Saturday, December 19, 2009

May the Christmas presents remind you of God's Greatest GIFT ~ His Only Begotten Son!

May the Christmas candles remind you of Him Who is the ~ LIGHT of the world!

May the Christmas tree remind you of another tree on which ~ He died for YOU!

May the Christmas cheer remind you of Him Who said, ~ "Be of good cheer!"

May the Christmas feast remind you of Him Who is the ~ Bread of LIFE!

May the Christmas snow remind you of the cleansing ~ POWER of CHRIST!

May the Christmas bells remind you of the glorious proclamation ~ of HIS Birth!

May the Christmas carols remind you of His glad tidings which we proclaim ~ to ALL mankind!

May the Christmas season remind you in EVERY way of – JESUS CHRIST your King!


* Shared in firstIMPRESSIONS newsletter - find archived copies here.
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The Wonder Of It All

Thursday, December 17, 2009

You are invited to visit uReadBooks.com
to listen to this new Christmas audio special!

uReadBooks presents:

~ Touching Wonder ~
A Christmas Radio Special

Does it seem like you have heard the Christmas story a few too many times for it to still hold the wonder that it once had? With his instant classic, Touching Wonder, author John Blase breathes new life into the story of the Nativity. Just in time for the holiday season, uReadBooks.com presents a half hour Christmas special featuring excerpts from this new book.

About the book:

Little children understand how amazing the Nativity story is. But, sometimes, as we become men and women, we put away the childlike with the childish. The result? We lose something vital—the wonder of it all. When author John Blase went looking for the lost wonder of Christmas, he went back to the place he’d last seen it—the stories from Luke 1-2. What he found fills the pages of his new book, Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas (David C Cook, September 2009), with flesh and bone and dust and night and a baby’s cry; the intimate union of human and divine—the Incarnation.

By boldly imagining the first two chapters of the gospel of Luke, writer, editor, and former pastor John Blase has created an instant classic for Christmastime. In a tale that reads like a novel parallel parked by the record of Scripture, Blase beckons those who could use a little wonder in their lives to step onto the stage of history and witness the long awaited coming of the Messiah. With Eugene Peterson’s The Message Bible translation as his backdrop, Blase adds his own voice and commentary to the historic events, exploring the renowned drama from an array of viewpoints.

In Touching Wonder, readers will meet a cast of unruly unlikelies—a frightened teenaged girl, a worried carpenter, a collection of senior citizens, a disillusioned young shepherd, even an angel or two—moving toward the realization that the little one just born is the One. This imaginative retelling of the grand miracle will leave readers wide-eyed, slack-jawed, and heart-full. The Lord is come!

In this lovely and distinctive book to be read…and re-read…and pondered in the heart, young and old will recapture the wonder of the Christmas story by seeing through the eyes of those who lived it. The book’s graceful design and Amanda Jolman’s beautiful line drawings combine to make this a thoughtful Christmas gift as well as a wonder that families will treasure for years to come.

Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas

by John Blase


David C Cook/September 2009

http://www.davidccook.com/
http://www.johnblase.com/

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The Greatest Wonder

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I've never seen all the wonders of the world,
Which men declare greatest of all,
But I have seen the miracle of salvation,
When on the name of Jesus, we call.

The buildings, tombs, or famous monuments
Have not stood the test of time,
But the miracle of the empty tomb,
Is a great wonder and a sign.

The wonder of His resurrection
The stone which was rolled away,
Makes our heart ponder on his great love,
We see prophecy fulfilled and a miracle on that day.

The wonders of this world made by men
Will one day all crumble and fall,
But a heart designed by Jesus,
Is still the greatest miracle of all.

Jo Ann Kelly

© 2009, 2002


J. P.'s Inspirations
http://www.my.homewithgod.com/jpinspirations/
This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits intact,for non-profit ministering purposes.
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Be Still...

Sin, Forgiveness, GRACE

Monday, December 14, 2009

...not only do these themes abound in Scripture, but also in one of the most important Western novels ever penned. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky has long been viewed as one of the best novels in world literature and now it's the FREE download for December 2009, only from christianaudio.

The book probes the possible roles of four brothers in the unresolved murder of their father, Fyodor Karamazov. At the same time, it carefully explores the personalities and inclinations of the brothers whom together represent the full spectrum of human nature-the continuum of faith and doubt.

This abridged version maintains the Christian themes and is expertly narrated by the widely-recognized Simon Vance. His presentations of all the characters invite you into the story and challenge the listener to thoughtful reflection.

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Merry CHRISTmas from Christian Audio



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How Great Thou Art

Sunday, November 29, 2009



How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

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While I'm Waiting...

Saturday, November 21, 2009




While I'm Waiting

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait

I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

waiting = trusting the LORD

Are you trusting the Lord, your God, with what you are facing?

Or are you striving to make things work out in your own strength?

Why are you doubting?

Is it time to re-focus?

Spend some time with Him...


I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.

Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.

~ Psalm 27:13,14
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Live Mother-Daughter Webcast

Friday, November 20, 2009

Join Jennifer Kennedy Dean of The Praying Life Foundation, with authors Jackie and De De Kendall, for a FREE live webcast event just for mothers AND daughters, or mothers OF daughters.

Jackie and De De will speak to the hearts of mothers and daughters about becoming the women that God wants them to be ~ with hearts devoted to the One whose heart is set on them.

Monday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m. CST

A night of girl talk, fun,
door prizes, and life-transforming truth.

Register for this event.

Jackie and De De will be drawing from the Lady in Waiting series of books for young ladies and for little girls.

You can learn more about Jackie and De De Kendall at http://www.jackiekendall.com/

Gather up a group, or make it a night with just mother and daughter. Get comfy, make some hot chocolate, snuggle up and make some memories.

Geared towards daughters 8 - 18.

Register now.

(c) The Praying Life Foundation
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Me? Beloved?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

~ By Paula Moldenhauer

Do you agree with the writer who said one of the enemy's main goals is to convince us that we are not really loved by the Father?

I do.

Sometimes it seems we are hit from behind and the very spot injured is a deep, old wound that never heals. In these moments it is easy to ask, "How can God really love me and allow this to happen?"

And instantly the gnarled whisperer speaks with ancient, distorted brilliance. "Of course He doesn't love you. You didn't really believe that garbage did you?"

Other times we fail and that voice shouts like a pointed finger jabbing our heart, "How could He love you when you do that?"

If the enemy can take away our trust in God's love, He can cripple us. Then, like a dark, slow moving cloud, he covers us with his shadows of despair. And accusation roars like thunder, fear flashes like striking lightening, and the rain never waters our heart, instead flooding our souls with hopelessness.

For if we don't understand God's love, we get lost in the storm. We don't see the coast guard trying to save us. We miss the lifeboat next to our home. We never hear the helicopter above, dangling a strong rope of hope. The lighthouse seems too far away.

Every bruised relationship seems hopeless. We feel unworthy of every dream. We are unloved. Even those who love us can't be heard for our deepest need of love is from our Creator, and we don't believe He cares.

It's all lies, my friend. The deceiver of the ages, the one who comes to kill and destroy is cloaking your mind in his wrathful deception.

The truth is and has always been. God is love. God loves you. Always. Forever. No matter what you've done or will do. He never pulls away from you. He never hesitates to meet you. He always wants to hold you close. There are no strings attached.

Grab the robe. Climb into the boat. Let the strong arms of the coast guard lift you out of the storm and into a gentle refreshing rain. Let His love wash away the doubt. Dare to believe that it is really true.

You are loved. By the One Who matters most—the only one that can fill the empty, angry, lonely place inside.

Reject the enemy. Scripture says when you resist he flees.

Embrace the truth. Step into the Sonshine.

"Peace, be still." (Mark 4:39b JKV)


A mother of four, Paula Moldenhauer is passionate about God's grace and intimacy with Jesus. Her website offers book reviews, homeschooling hints, and a free weekly devotional, Soul Scents.

Subscribe to Soul Scents at http://www.soulscents.us .

Visit her blog at http://www.gracereign.blogspot.com.

Contact Paula at Paula@soulscents.us .
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Fearful of Being Abandoned?


Be Content

by Al Albrecht


In the shelter of His arms,

When the mighty tempests roll,

Comes a feeling of contentment,

From deep within the soul.



In the whisper of the wind,

As the clouds go drifting by,

His peace sometimes is awesome,

When you know He's by your side.



In the wee, wee morning hours,

While the dew is on the grass,

Comes a feeling filled with love,

As the Master answers back.



I walk and talk with my Savior,

Every moment of every day,

And listen when He speaks,

To this sinner of all mankind.



My soul so filled with gladness,

When in His tender care,

Be content and always thankful,

Because God is everywhere.
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Are You Making War?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009







Make War by Tedashii

11 Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah).

12 The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light.

13 Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy.

14 But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] to [gratify its] desires (lusts).

Romans 13:11-14 Amplified
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God Can

Tuesday, November 17, 2009




When you feel unlovable, unworthy or unclean,
And you think no one can heal you,
Remember, friend
God Can.

When you think that you are unforgivable
For your guilt and your shame
Remember, friend,
God Can.

When you think that all is hidden
And no one can see within,
Remember, friend
God Can.

And when you have reached the bottom
And you think that no one can hear,
Remember, friend
God Can.

And when you think that no one can love
The real person deep inside of you-
Remember my dear friend,
God DOES

~ Author Unknown
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You Just Lost One!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Dear Satan,
I’m writing this letter to inform you that
Our relationship is officially done.
You just lost one.
Because for too long I’ve battled in my mind
Your voice vs God vs mine.
For too long I’ve entertained the same thoughts as Cain
Like how truthfully my flesh loves to be first.
How my pride tries to cover and hide
so I can’t see the extent of this curse.
So I’m returning all your gifts, rejecting all your myths.
See all this time I thought I had control,
But you were controlling this.
Despite me doing good works in the church,
Thinking I was a Christian, all the while allowed your spirit to lurk.
What a deception! You went to church with me!
A thought and perception, saying that I loved God louder and louder
But had a spiritual infection.
I see you’re a deceiver.
You take advantage of every weak part.
That I could come to church every week
as long as I don’t apply The Word to my heart.
We were friends because I did what you wanted me to.
I thought a little sin wouldn’t hurt.
I mean I didn’t want to sleep with you
I just thought it would be cool to flirt.
But I see you play for keeps.
Now I see The Word is true: what you sow is what you reap.
And I keep saying “I’m so blessed. I’m so blessed.”
All the while secretly giving you a kiss.
And I remember all the places we used to go.
Now, angrily, it makes me sick.
Dude, like, how you talked me into goin’ to the club.
And at first I really didn’t want to go.
I thought it wouldn’t affect me but
While I was there my lust would flair and I got hot and heavy.
Start thinkin’ about the dudes in the room
And wantin’ to ride off in their Chevy.
Or the comedy spots where we sat and laughed
Enjoyin’ ourselves all night.
We were there. We were jokin’ and mockin’ the church
Like that situation is light.
And explicit sexual content echoed through that mic
And I laughed like it was all right.
Now I know God wasn’t laughin’.
Even though you and I were on a roll.
I see it was because my heart was so numb and cold.
And in the back of my mind I thought I’d really give God 100% when I’m old.
Once I’m done having my fun,
And then I thought: what if I don’t make it past 25?
Then what? What did I live for?
And I just can’t ignore anymore this proposal from the Lord.
So I changed my number so you would no longer call
And I would no longer fall
But even though I did all that you still controlled me from afar.
I was just tryin’ to be a better person:
Stop clubbin’, stop sex, stop cursin’.
Drop friends because of greed, stop working.
But stopping things don’t rid the seed of the serpent.
It was all self-righteousness.
A righteousness I created.
It’s like using filthy rags to take bath when the truth is
My entire sin nature is bad.
And me stoppin’ those things
Never dealt with the wickedness of my heart.
If I thought someone did me wrong,
I was so quick to lash back,
all the while singin’ a praise song.’
Even though the Bible says, “Repay not evil for evil,”
I refused to believe.
And your strings got me doing things I can’t even help,
Like I’m tryin’ to love my brother
but I’m always thinking about myself.
What a curse! Like I could run up
And hug someone at church.
But because inwardly, I wanted to be first.
Didn’t realize it, but I was wishin’ them the worst.
Although the outside was clean,
The inside of the cup was filthy and mean.
So I wrestled with the conclusion:
Maybe I’ve been excluded of being able to live this Christian life.
But then I realized that sounds like your voice.
You’ve influenced so much of my life.
Those events now help me see how powerless I am.
And the reality is: there is only one way.
And before I was set free, I had to realize I was a slave.
I have no merit, no virtue, or favor with God.
It’s Christ’s poured out life blood that saves.
And I’m sick of it, my sin.
And I’ve defended it, time and time again, dead in my transgression.
But now, I’ve come up out of the grave!
I said I’ve come up out of the grave,
Because this new relationship is based solely by grace through faith.
And my life is a result of what I believe.
Since you should know the tree by the roots and the fruit,
So rather than just dress modestly, I’m checkin’ my heart, too,
Makin’ sure there’s no vanity or that I’m dressin’ to grab the attention of humanity.
Because I know what I could do
If I remained in a relationship with you.
My potential outside of Christ is extremely detrimental.
So I’m clinging on with all I’ve got.
So now when I think of all the movies we went too,
Man I get so hot!
Because Christ has won my heart
And I can’t sit there in the glory with the violence on that screen,
And even though I used to justify by saying "I never hurt anyone,"
I was being entertained by the very thing
God chose to destroy the world for in
Genesis 6.
He said the Earth was corrupted and filled with violence.
So the only reason I wasn’t destroyed, was God’s kindness.
You see you helped me build up a tower,
Like you did with Nimrod.
But I’m tearin’ it down for my God.
By the way, I’m clearin’ out my ipod.
I’m giving you back all your music.
Couldn’t see it before, this tool you were using.
Different song, different score, brought the same conclusion.
All about lust, money, self, and sex,
Yet those things are the reason Christ was put to death.
So who you using next?
Chris Brown, T-pain, Soulja Boy, Neyo, Beyonce, or Game?
Every artist’s motivation is the same:
To take my heart away from the reason Christ came.
Now I can say I’m saved all the while exalting men.
Not a fanatic for Christ because I’m a T.I. fan.
And no one, no one.
Not even Alicia Keys keys supercedes the reason Christ bleeds.
No one, no one.
Has even ever heard Alicia sing about why Christ has grieved.
And I thought her music was positive.
But when I look into The Word, Christ and Alicia are opposites.
Christ is on my mind so you won’t see me bobbin’ it.
Because He’s all I need.
I said He’s all that I need.
Because all that music was to glorify me.
Yet the reason Christ came was to mortify me, to crucify my flesh.
Not to be the Christian in Christian Dior from the video with Kanye West.
Now I see how he’s saying he’s a Christian,
Yet he’s exalting women, sex, and greed.
And I said I was just listening to the beats y’all.
I said I was just listening to the beats.
You had me so blind to the content.
I was so deceived. Didn’t realize it was Satan disguised while I was hitting repeat.
And at the same time, they were pushing repeat while my Savior was beat.
Pierced at his wrists and feet to take away these worldly lusts,
these songs that are within me.
So I confess, I’m no longer impressed with your rap lines.
“You’ll give me all your kingdoms as I bow and worship at your shrine.”
And I used to, but now I’m adopted into the vine.
So every lie you told me, like you being my homey.
That I could rep Christ as long as we kept it on the low key.
Dude, I’m done with you. And all the excuses that you gave,
Like “Living holy is a long process.”
But the truth is, you didn’t want me to change.
And I used to be a daughter of lies. You used to be my master.
But now I’m at the feet of Christ with my box of alabaster.
Because He redeemed me, set me free,
And I will spend my time, all of eternity
Learning Him. Wiping his feet with my tears.
Well, there won't be no tears in heaven.
But I will sit and give him reverence
Because I know I’m undeserving of his love.
See I am now covered in the blood of the Son.
And in case you forgot ..
I’m writing this letter to ensure you that
Our relationship is officially done.
You just lost one.
It is done. It’s done.


Listen to this POWERful poem ~ You Just Lost One ~ shared by Blair Wingo, the official poet and spokesperson for The Passion for Christ Movement - http://p4cm.com/
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The Respect Dare

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Are you tired of feeling alone in your marriage?

Are you ready to try something different?

Do you ache for peace and joy in your marriage?

Are you just so very tired of the pain?

If you are looking for a way to improve the quality of your relationship with your husband and your God, then The Respect Dare will help you to do that!

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. ~ Ephesians 5:31-33

Meet Nina Roesner, author or The Respect Dare and the Executive Director of Greater Impact Ministries, Inc.

The Respect Dare has been a labor of love; and it is encouraging to know that Nina has seen the transforming effects of applying respect to her own marriage relationship with her husband.

Nina has seen hundreds of people positively impacted by the understanding and application of the Biblical concept of respect.

"I believe and pray that women everywhere can positively impact their marriages by understanding these Biblical principles and learning how to apply them - we either trust God enough to give it a try or we don't - and He always shows up when we trust Him!" ~ Nina Roesner

(c) The Respect Dare
40 daily dares to take your marriage and spirituality to the next level
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The Path to Destruction
















“No one will ever know.”
“One time won’t hurt.”
“Everyone else does it.”

Sound familiar? I’m not surprised if it does. Every one of us has faced the temptation to compromise. Now, I’m not talking about the healthy give-and-take that is a vital part of any close relationship.

I’m referring to the kind of compromise that causes us to abandon God’s laws and principles. It leaves us morally and spiritually bankrupt. After this kind of compromise, our attitude of obedience gives way to dangerous independence from God.

When we’re faced with the temptation to make dangerous choices, we are wise to consider those who have suffered as a result of compromise.

Consider King Solomon. He had more wisdom and riches than any other king (1 Kings 10:23-24). Yet, he deliberately disobeyed God’s warning in Deuteronomy 7:3 about intermarriage with people of other religions. He took “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines” (1 Kings 11:3). Eventually, “when Solomon was old … his wives turned his heart away after other gods” (1 Kings 11:4).

Solomon’s descent to sin started with a single thought. That’s where compromise always begins. What began as a thought in Solomon’s mind exploded into tragedy. It began with a look here, a gaze there—and before long, he was trapped. Eventually, he abandoned himself completely to disobedience.

It didn’t happen overnight. Compromise is usually subtle at first, and each step of the way the process becomes easier, not more difficult as we might assume. One day, we forget where we began.

It’s impossible to compromise without giving up something. But what I receive may not be equal to what I give up. The question is, “What do we need to compromise?” Purity? Honesty? Integrity? Our belief in the Word of God? Satan will whisper, as he did to Solomon, “Come on, no one’s perfect. Everyone has to give up on something to make it in this life.”

No one doubts that we are called upon to give up certain things in life. Satan’s implication is that there are no boundaries. That whatever he prods us to give up will ultimately lead to greater happiness. That’s not true.

What do you think Solomon would say to us if he could assess the process he went through? I think he would say two things are certain.

First, compromise is costly. When you compromise, it’s an admission that you’re willing to surrender what’s valuable to you.

I have seen friends compromise what they would have once died to uphold. I’ve watched politicians promise one thing and vote differently once they were in office. In each instance, a price was paid. My friends who compromised their values to gain popularity, win influence, or obtain finances sacrificed their self-respect and the trust of their peers. Politicians who forfeited their principles to gain political power find success fickle when once-loyal friends become aware of their actions.

The high cost of compromise is apparent from the days of Solomon to the morning headlines of today’s newspaper. Satan hasn’t changed. In some cases, the price has escalated dramatically. I think of young men and women who compromise their sexual purity. The price for such decisions has always been too high, with millions of babies being born out of wedlock. Today there is an added cost of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. What once resulted in a pregnancy, lost dreams, and broken lives can kill a person today. That’s a pretty high price for compromise.

Second, not only is compromise costly, but compromise also corrupts. King Solomon went from worshipping the one true God to worshipping idols. The goddess Ashtoreth had worshippers who practiced animal and human sacrifices. As part of their rituals, they threw babies into the fire. They engaged in male and female prostitution. Solomon knew better. He became so corrupted that God began diminishing his wisdom. Ultimately, God told Solomon:


“I will surely tear the kingdom from you” (1 Kings 11:11). He said he would rip the kingdom right out of Solomon’s hands because of his compromising. He knew how to get the king’s attention.

Compromise is costly. It corrupts. It brings collapse.

Have you been flirting with compromise? Perhaps you’ve crossed the line and are beyond flirting. You’ve jumped headfirst into whatever you’ve been admiring. It’s never too late to turn back to the Father.

As long as you live in a fallen world, there will be temptations. If Satan can get you to give up what is important to you, he has begun a process that could cost you dearly. That is a guarantee. Is it really worth the cost? Your hope lies in the fact that you serve the God who created all that is good. His limitless power is your only defense against the Enemy’s schemes. Hold to the truth, stand strong against compromise, and you will escape its destructive force.

Adapted from Charles Stanley’s Handbook for Christian Living, 1996, pp. 61-65.

(c) In Touch Ministries
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Cute little lion cub...

by Sue Cramer

Isn’t it cute? Don’t you just want to pick it up and snuggle it? This lion cub is a metaphor for what sin can represent to us. It starts out seeming so sweet and cuddly and safe, but when it grows up - and it will - it can destroy us.

I have sat with a few different women who were involved in an adulterous affair or on the threshold of one. They would tell me how wonderful this relationship is, that it makes them feel so good and how could anything that feels so good be wrong?

Are you being deceived?

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~ John 10:10 NIV

Read the rest of this amazing analogy here.

(c) Sue Cramer ~ Praise & Coffee
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What is Ministry?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Listening, when you’d rather fix the problem.
Searching for the joy, when it’s easier to say “it’s not fair.”
Helping, when you feel like you’re the one that needs the help.
Telling God, “use me,” when you’d rather ask to be rescued.
Encouraging, even when you don’t understand God’s reasoning.
Hugging when it feels awkward.
Saying, “let’s pray right now,” instead of “I’ll pray for you.”
Serving, when you doubt you have anything left to give.
Comforting, by being the flicker of light in others’ dark caverns.

~ Author Unknown

“Do not grieve, for the JOY of the Lord is your STRENGTH.”
~ Nehemiah 8:10


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"Your Slip is Showing"

Years ago, it was commonplace for women to wear undergarments called slips. Slips were bothersome because they could shift and hang beneath the hem of your dress. This was a huge faux pas. If you were fortunate, a sister girl would have your “back” and tip you off to your wardrobe malfunction.

As women and sisters in the Body of Christ, we must likewise have one another’s “back” in the spirit. If a sister is taken in a fault, we must love her enough to warn her and tell her when her “spiritual” underpinnings are not right. If we do it right, we will deepen our bond with her and prevent the enemy from getting a stronghold on her. Hopefully, she will there to do the same for you.

Read the rest of the article to find out why Christians are scardy cats.

Are you a scardy cat?

Who has your back?

(c) Godsy Girl - Living Life His Way
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Problems? How Do You Respond?

The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you- depending on how YOU respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how God wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring.

Here are five reasons God may have permitted the problems you experience in your life:

1. God permits problems to DIRECT you. Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God allowing this situation to get your attention? “Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways.” Proverbs 20:30

2. God permits problems to INSPECT you. People are like tea bags…If you want to know what’s inside them, just drop them into hot water! Has God tested your faith by allowing a problem or two into your life? What do problems reveal about you? “When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience.” James 1:2-3

3. God uses problems to CORRECT you. Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It’s likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something (health, money, relationships, etc.), by losing it. “It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws.” Psalms 119: 71-72

4. God permits problems to PROTECT you. A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Last year a friend was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss had asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem, but it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year later when management’s actions were eventually discovered. “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.” Genesis 50:20

5. God permits problems to PERFECT you. Problems, when responded to correctly are character builders. God is far more interested in your character than your comfort.. Your relationship with God and your character are the only thing you are going to take with you into eternity. “We can rejoice when we run into problems. They help us learn to be patient. Patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.” Romans 5:3-4

Here’s the point: God is at work in your life even when you do not recognize it or understand it. It is much easier and profitable when you cooperate with Him.

~ Author Unknown
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Ain't

Thursday, November 12, 2009


He was just a little boy,
On a week's first day.
Wandering home from Bible school,
And dawdling on the way.

He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
He even found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
And blew out all the 'filler.'

A bird's nest in a tree overhead,
So wisely placed up so high.
Was just another wonder,
That caught his eager eye.

A neighbor watched his zig zag course,
And hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he'd been that day
And what was going on.

'I've been to Bible School ,'
He said and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm replying,
'I've learned a lot about God.'

'M'm very fine way,' the neighbor said,
'for a boy to spend his time.'
'If you'll tell me where God is,
I'll give you a brand new dime.'

Quick as a flash the answer came!
Nor were his accents faint.
'I'll give you a dollar, Mister,
If you can tell me where God ain't.'
~ Author Unknown
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The Mourning Booth

Wednesday, November 11, 2009



The Mourning Booth
~ The Skit Guys


In everyone's life there is a time where we have a season where we must walk through the valley. To those on the outside looking in, we tend to want to help "fix" it for them. To those that are walking in the valley though, the concept of "fixing" it is an impossible feat. Even though each moment is an eternity filled with despair, sometimes all they need is someone to simply "be" there.

So the next time you see someone in mourning, depression, despair or they are just simply out of kilter... don't be afraid to allow them their season, but also just "be there."


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A Veteran's Voice





We REMEMBER...


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The Christian Working Woman

Monday, November 09, 2009

The purpose of The Christian Working Woman is to equip and encourage Christians in the workplace to love Christ more and to demonstrate this love by applying biblical principles to their lives and utilizing their gifts and abilities to build His kingdom.

Mary Whelchel is the founder and president of The Christian Working Woman. If you are looking for some encouragement for working in the marketplace and at home, you will want to subscribe to Mary's daily radio program. You will receive an email Monday - Friday where Mary Whelchel will provide a 3 minute message to help you to deal with the real life issues at home and on your job. You can listen to the program archives here.

The Christian Working Woman also has Power Points for the Workplace, as well as a bookstore and many testimonies from her readers about how God has used Mary's radio program to touch and change many lives.

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It's TIME to Break FREE!

Sunday, November 08, 2009



This online Bible study is being hosted by Bible Cafe for Women.
There is still time to get your materials and participate.

It's time to BREAK FREE!

BREAKING FREE Reading Schedule

November 16-Week 1: Untying the Cords of the Yolk

November 23-Week 2: That You May Know

November 30-Week 3: Removing the Obstacles

December 7-Week 4: Rebuilding the Ancient Ruins

December 14-Week 5: Binding Up the Brokenhearted

December 21-BREAK

December 28-Week 6: Beauty From Ashes

January 4-Week 7: The Potter and the Clay

January 11-Week 8: God’s Unfailing Love

January 18-Week 9: The Steadfast Mind

January 25-Week 10: The Display of His Splendor

NO more shackles, No more chains...
NO more bondage..I AM FREE!!!

Follow along with the Bible Cafe for Women as they study Beth Moore's book, Breaking FREE


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