Worship In The Storm Monday Bible Verse

October 29, 2012

Whether it’s the hurricane or the spiritual storm, perhaps today is a rough one for you.  It has been for me.  Perhaps you wonder what you have to give to God whom you love and who loves you so much?  Here is an answer.

“[A Living Sacrifice to God] And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” Romans 12:1 NLT


What The Love Of Christ Can Do – A Tuesday Quote

October 16, 2012

When we give ourselves to Christ and invite Him to live in us and through us, we are changed in ways we alone never could imagine.  Not only that but together we can participate in changing the world for and with Him:

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.   – Paulo Cohelo –


Love Defined

August 23, 2012

 

There are so many who say “I love you” and sadly it sometimes seems we’ve lost our definition of the word as we speak it yet still turn against the Lord and one-another.  So, I was seeking a definition for it and this quote begged to be shared:

“When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” Psalm 94:18-19 NIV

Amen.


New Series – Reflecting on the Cross

August 22, 2012

I just received a piece of mail which made me cry.  On the surface it was a simple letter from a dear friend from church.  I am part of a ministry at church which she leads – Lay Eucharistic Ministers.  She wrote a cover letter and slipped it into the envelope with our new schedule.  There was something in the way she closed her letter to us that was so real . . . a blessing to us all and the words “I love you.”  How often do we seek love yet not find it?  Oh, I’m not saying it isn’t being offered to us, but I for one can be caught up in my “stuff” and not “feel” it even though I really do “know better.”

I am so totally in love with Jesus and church has always been a key part of my life, but one Sunday afternoon a friend and I were chatting after services and I followed her to the altar as she took care of the linens and things and at one point I couldn’t hear here speaking because I suddenly truly felt blown over by the feeling that I was on “holy ground” as I stood behind the altar.  I started to shake and my eyes burned with choked back tears.  As my friend took the chalice to be washed for the next Mass, I instantly knew there was a ministry for me.  The one which suddenly seemed to call me was Lay Eucharistic Minister.

The next chance I got I asked to be permitted to joint and was licensed and trained.  This grace filled position means that I administer Jesus’ precious blood to communicants during the Holy Eucharist.  There is not a single time I serve near the altar when I do not shake and choke back tears.  But there is also not a single time I serve the Lord in this way in which I am so in awe of the Holy Ground on which I stand that as I serve Him and my fellow worshippers, I cannot help but smile. It doesn’t matter what challenges I’m facing nor whether the sun is shining or not.  The minute that chalice is in my hands, I am so filled with the presence of my King, my precious Lord, that I can’t keep from smiling and have to fight not to break out in song and dance to Him. 

That being said, I realize that even on the Sunday’s when I’m not scheduled to serve, I can’t help but fix my eyes on the cross at the altar and my priests hands as they become vessels to consecrate that bread and wine to be Jesus’ body and blood. 

The special relationship I have with my Lord rises above anything else in my life and so as I reflected on this in my quiet time just now after reading the letter from my Sister in Christ, I found myself reflecting on the cross and all it means.  So, I now begin a new series called “reflecting on the cross.  Today along with this testimony, I offer you the photograph at the top of this post taken in the room I sit in as I write this.  I call this image by the same name I’ve given to this series.  I ask the Lord’s blessing on each one of you . . . you have no idea how much of a blessing you are to me. 

 


Olympics – Gold Metalist!

July 25, 2012

You!  It can happen!   It’s true! 

I know, the thought of something like that, to many of us, is ‘OH, yeah, but . . . ” However, I am merely stating facts here.  You have it in you to have your very own Olympic GOLD metal around your neck.  It’s there.  You – you’re already a winner and you didn’t have to get sweaty.  You didn’t have to fly to London, work through the crowds in the London airport . . .  Jesus Christ won the GOLD for you.  He’s holding the prize in His hands and it’s got your name on it.  YOU = Winner of Olympic Gold? 

Sounds crazy, but what sort of Olympic event are you facing right now?  For what BIG challenge are you trying to find strength?  In which event are you thinking “not sure I have it in me”

Philippians 4:13

\”13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

 

FACE IT, MY FRIENDS – YOU’VE GOT IT IN YOU!

 


The power of life and death is in our tongue! (via GOD ROCKS MY SOUL)

August 13, 2011

I don’t think the message that words have great power can be repeated enough. Afterall, God spoke “Let there be light” and look what’s come to life from those 4 words. Through the Holy Spirit, we have Him within us and our words can bring death or can bring new life! Choose life!

The power of life and death is in our tongue! Dear Father, I speak from the heart when I say, The power of life and death is in our tongue! Your words unleash through the tongue like a sword, slashing the enemy into unknown existence. Too speak your truth has spiritual power and reverence, I'm an awe! They enemy is in FEAR! I remain poised and ready for battle! I am your child. A product of th … Read More

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