"Beloved, you have at times thought time with Me an obligation, and have seen it on occasions as drudgery. Sometimes you come because of guilt and feel you will miss out or be penalized if you don’t. There are times you come and right when I am ready to open the windows and doors of Heaven to pour out My goodness, you turn away because of unworthiness or busyness. This must not be. I have so very much to give…so much love to provoke in your heart towards Me, others and yourself...."To continue READING, please visit "Journal of the Heart" June 21, 2010 with Brenda Craig
"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Dr. Frank C. Laubach (1884-1970) was a Christian Evangelical missionary and mystic known as "The Apostle to the Illiterates." In 1935, while working at a remote location in the Philippines, he developed the "Each One Teach One" literacy program, which has been used to teach about 60 million people to read in their own language. He was deeply concerned about poverty, injustice and illiteracy, and considered them a barrier to peace in the world. In 1955, he founded Laubach Literacy and Mission Fund, now called Laubach Literacy. During his latter years of his life, traveled all over the world speaking on topics of literacy and world peace. He was author of a number of devotional writings and works on literacy.
Friday, June 18, 2010
"There are times when we pray and we long to pour out our heart to God, but for whatever reason we feel we cannot. I would encourage you to talk to God just like you would talk to that good, close friend - the one with whom you can pour out your heart and be completely unafraid.We read in Hebrews 4:15-16, "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin." That verse is telling us that Jesus Christ, our High Priest, is a feeling person, and He can feel our pain and our infirmities. He was tempted like we are, and He knows what it is like. The next verse goes on, "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."As you pray, I encourage you to go boldly before the throne of God. Tell Him the things that are on your heart. Tell Him your hurts and your pains, your disappointments, the things you struggle with, the things that you are tempted by. Do not hesitate. Do not think, "Well I can't tell God this. He doesn't want to hear it." He already knows anyway. "
Monday, June 14, 2010
June 14th, 2010 – August 9th, 2010
What does it mean to be the body of Christ? How does that play out in our everyday lives? How do we, as women, fit in to the body?
JOIN Gina from Chats With An Old Lady for a 9 week study over At The Well on being the Body of Christ...great topic...wonderful passion of Gina and mine, perhaps it's yours too... so check it out; pick up a button and help spread the word and God's Word...
And if you're like me...and think of songs that go with everything...I know that you thought of this...and I would be remiss if I did not share it, since it's one of my favorites by one of my favorites
"...We need God and His Word. We need other believers...."
It's time to GO DEEPER...
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS for this first week:
Do you daily study your “reflection” to see if you have “something in your teeth?”
What kind of accountability of believers do you have in your life right now?
[Need to go read there to have a better understanding to answer]
so much available to do and study
for me to
while I'm in the process of making
"Life's Healing Choices"
[ a small group study with my home church
that I've been sharing a bit here]
"WE ARE THE BODY"
AT THE WELL
Week 2 (June 21)
Week 3 (June 28)
Week 4 (July 5th)
Week 5 (July 12th)
Week 6 (July 19th)
Week 7 (July 26th)
Week 8 (August 2nd)
Week 9 (August 9th)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010