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Wednesday, November 09, 2011


ROM 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”.


“Holy Father, Redeeming God! Help us to resist the things that would deplete our soul or minimize our strength to serve You, our Loving God. Fill us instead with Your hope, peace and joy, so much, so that they will overflow from us to others. We praise You for who You are and we thank You for not only providing our needs and protection, but also for the daily gifts and blessings we receive from You. Your Holy Spirit pours new life into us. Fill us afresh with Your Holy Spirit everyday and take away all hopelessness that is in us. Enable us to grow in our faith and in our trust in You. These thing we pray and ask in the name of Jesus as we come before Your throne of grace, Amen!”


“May God bless us and help us to overcome our fears of rejection, so we can get on with the things You have for us to do.”

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BONBON561 11/9/2011 4:31PM

    I needed that Bible verse today

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BREEZE70 11/9/2011 7:20AM

    Good morning. Thank you for that prayer, it really touched my heart. Have a blessed day

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CAM2438 11/9/2011 7:17AM

    Thank-you for the lovely prayer. May you be blessed as well.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011


Eph 4:7,11 (NAS)

“7. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 11. He gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers.”

“ Most Holy Father, Loving God! We are in deed grateful for all the gifts you bestow upon us. We are grateful for the physical gifts, and especially grateful for the Spiritual gifts in Christ Jesus. We ask you to look upon God’s Family Team, its new leaders and every member, and shower them with Your love, grace and mercy. We thank You for each and everyone of them. Guide them in the way You want them to grow and live. Most of all, we thank You for the Gift of Your Son, our Lord and Savior. Make us Your Gift to the world. You have given us Jesus whom we have received, and You have given us Your Word which we believed and obeyed. Now send us into the world You have created that others may receive and believe in Jesus Christ also, so they may live forever. This we pray and ask in Jesus’ precious name, Amen!”

May God bless us and helps us to seek Him with the eagerness and curiosity of a child!

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KARRYB1 11/8/2011 8:54AM

    Thankyou. As I sit by my Mothers bed watching her slowly end her life and pass on to better things your messages and prayers are great comfort.

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GROEDER 11/8/2011 7:36AM

    Wonderful!!!!! God has blessed me by letting me see your words.

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Monday, November 07, 2011


Romans 8:26-27
New International Version (NIV)

"26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God."

Most Holy Father, God of heaven and earth. You are our God and are worthy of all praises and worship. Father, we don't always know how to pray about certain things, but You, Holy Spirit, yOU know how to pray in all things. Help us in our weakness by interceding for us and through us. You know the will of the Father and You know how to pray. Guide us and teach us how to pray, especially when we have exhausted all our words, thoughts and intent. Enable us to communicate our deepest thoughts, feelings, fears and doubts so that our prayers may rise as a fragrant offering and sacriice to the God we love, the God who loved us first; and to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. It is in Jesus' name that we pray and ask these things, Amen!

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BONBON561 11/7/2011 2:49PM

    Father I don't know how or what to ask, but you do through the Holy spirit.Leand me in your way

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    Yes Lord, Please help us to know how we ought to pray, In the precious name of Jesus... Amen emoticon

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    Good prayer!

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A DAILY SPIRITUAL OASIS 11/6/2011 By God's Family Team

Sunday, November 06, 2011



I WILL extol Thee, O LORD; for Thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. Psalm 30:1 {KJVB}


Crisp fresh cold morning air bites away at the lethargy.
sun shining down on me as i head off out the door around the block.
up the deserted street silent, as the incline, decline brings rosy cheeks
brows of sweat and breathing in deeply my heart is working it's way back
legs stride and arms swinging as hands grip the dogs leads.
come on just over here as the brow of the hill reveals a turning.
homeward bound we stroll across the streets of tarmac, dew on grass
and back tracking up and down the hilly plain arriving at last to the house
where water bottles spill and rest restores as i contemplate an afternoon swim.
how pleasant it is to exercise now as creaking bones and once stiff muscles
flex and carry my changing frame, as muscle firms and grows and fat leaves.
this is me now, moving and shaking off that old dusty moth eaten identity
that at 55 i can be fit and healthy!


As I was making another batch of stir fry today with the mini sweet peppers, I found a multi- rainbow colored baby sweet pepper. I don't know why this amused me so but it goes with todays quote.

The great lesson from the true mystics, from the Zen monks, and now also from the Humanistic and Trans-personal psychologists, is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life...in one's own back yard.


Mark 10:49-50
And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, 'Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.' And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

Kate was so thankful. God had truly blessed her. She had been on the verge of collapse, and the doctor told her that her weight had to go. Reluctantly, she had started to diet, not expecting any great results. She prayed for God to help her, because she felt so weak. When the doctor gave he a clean bill of health, she closed her eyes and prayed. God is God of the impossible. When we say 'can't,' He says 'can.' Faith is believing that God can, and will, help us when we are in need. God cares for His children, and for that we should be eternally grateful.

Today's thought: I'd rather be grateful than have another plateful!


A. In what other way does the Good Shepherd prove He cares? (John 10:15-16).
1. Jesus proves He cares by being willing to lay down His life for the sheep (Vs 15).
2. In other words, “By Proving Salvation”.
3. Notice that there will be other sheep added to the flock and included in salvation beside just the Jews (Vs 16).
4. Jesus came to Israel but many rejected Him (John 1:11).
5. The other sheep were the Gentiles which includes us. (John 1:12).
2. PICTURE THIS: Salvation is the results when we place our faith in Jesus (Heb 7:25) and it is eternal (Heb 7:28). Jesus died for every person in this world, but it is of no value to us unless we come to Jesus and obey the gospel (2 Thes 1:8). Like the shepherd of Luke 15:4-7, Jesus is still searching for His lost sheeps, ready to save those who obey and follow His teachings. The question is: “Are you one of His sheep?”

TODAY’S HYMN: By John S. Norris (1890)

“Where He Leads Me I Will Follow”

1. I can hear my Savior calling, I can hear my Savior calling,
I can hear my Savior calling, “Take thy cross and follow, follow close to Me”. REFRAIN

2. I’ll go with Him thru the garden, I’ll go with Him thru the garden,
I’ll go with Him thrum the garden, I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way. REFRAIN

3. I’ll go with Him thru the judgment, I’ll go with Him thru the judgment,
I’ll go with Him thru the judgment, I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way. REFRAIN

REFRAIN: Where He leads me I will follow, Where He leads me I will follow,
Where He leads me I will follow, I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way.


May God help us and bless us so we may know our detours in life are already known to Him.

It’s been a GREAT WEEK: Give God all the glory and praise.

In His Keep, Members of God’s Family Team.


A DAILY SPIRITUAL OASIS 11/5/2011 By God's Family Team

Saturday, November 05, 2011



1. Jesus, the Good Shepherd!
A. Does Jesus care about his sheep? His care is proven by His sheep! (John 10:14).
1. The individual sheep in a flock all look alike to an untrained eye, but not to Jesus.
2. A good shepherd can tell them apart, often by some defect or peculiar traits.
3. Jesus knows everything there is to know about you and me (Matt 10:29-31; Matt 6:8).
4. He knows every strength, , every weakness, every joy, every burden, every victory, every battle, every mountain, every valley, and stands ready to help us in out time of need (Heb 4:15-16).
2. PICTURE THIS: A man who was tending a large flock of sheep told a friend, “See the sheep over there? Notice how it toes in a little. The one behind it has a squint. The one next to that one has a patch of wool off its back. Ahead of that one is one with a distinguishing black mark. And the one closes to us has a small piece torn off its ear”. Jesus knows the individual weaknesses and failings of the sheep in His flock, and he watches over each one with discerning love and understanding. He notes our doubts, fears, trials, conflicts and defeats that disturb our peace. And He is swift to come to our aid. Jesus cares….do you care enough to become one of His sheep?

TODAY’S HYMN BY Frank E. Graeff & J. Lincoln Hall (1901)


1. Does Jesus care when my heart is pained, Too deeply for mirth and song;
As the burdens press, and the cares distress, And the way grows weary and long? REFRAIN

2. Does Jesus care when my way is dark, With a name less dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades, Does He care enough to be near? REFRAIN

2. Does Jesus care when I’ve said “good-by”, To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks, Is it aught to Him? Does He see? REFRAIN

REFRAIN: O yes, He cares; I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long night dreary, I know my Savior cares.


Matthew 5:11
'Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.'

Ken could hardly wait to get back to school. Peter had ridden him about his weight the entire year before. When Ken had vowed to lose weight over the summer, Pete had laughed at him. 'Fat boy, you can't keep away from food. You'll be back, big as a beach ball. Don't kid yourself!' Ken could hardly wait to make Pete eat those words. He had spent the entire summer as a Christian youth counselor at camp. The people there were so supportive of what he was trying to do. They had made it possible. Not only had they helped him lose weight, but they helped him show Peter just how wrong he could be!

Today's thought: I'm going to prove that there's more to me than my weight!


Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27:14 {KJVB}


I'm on day four of my "diet." I've been on roller-coaster diets all my life and I've noticed certain things that happen to me while I'm on a diet.

1) I start to think everything I put in my mouth will make me gain weight.
2) Feeling full (even eating healthy, lean food) makes me think I ate too much.
3) I feel the need to weigh myself EVERY single morning. I start my diet thinking 'oh, I'll weigh myself once a week.' Well, once a week turns into once a daily weigh-in, but I only record it once a week.

What is wrong with me? Why do I obsess over every little thing I put in my mouth when on my diet? Is this ... normal? Normal in the sense that other people do these things as well? Ugh!

On a better note, I've been resisting every temptation put in my face these last four days. Every time I resist, I feel stronger and more determined. It gets easier every time.


May God Bless us and grant us to rest awhile in His Perfect Plan, and then allow us to step joyfully into the new day that awaits us.

Give God all the glory and honor.
In His Flock, Members of God’s Family Team.

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