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Friday, March 15, 2013

8:34 AM 3/15/2013
Hi all .. Today is a new day .. I am reminded this am . How much we need each other .. the time may be coming when its more so .. WE are here to encourage each other .. we
the born again Christians .. We preach the Good news to the lost .. We tell them there is a better way .. So what is that better way .. are they seeing something in you they
want .. I mean if we are the same as them and they cant tell the difference then are we doing what we need to be doing .. Jesus Taught and he did . he did not teach you can
be healed then walk off and not heal them... he did not say This is a better way .. and leave people .. Sick .. Hungry and hurting .. no he did it all it was a total package
now I know I am not Jesus .. But I was listening to my pastor the other day .. its been awhile back and he said do you believe in healing .. Im like yes of course in my mind
... and he said ok when was the last time you laid hands on the Sick .. ouch .. I am still pretty much home bound but I have people I see like nurses so on .. so now when they
come in I say can I pray for you .. they look shocked like I should be praying for you .. I am so Blessed I live in what they call the Bible belt so we have lots of professing
Christians here .. And in the 6 or more years I have been dealing with my issues I have several who come .. nurses .. Friends .. Counselor .. you know we are all hurting .. I
dont know to many Christians who can say im not hurting .. Why .. I ask myself why is that .. What is wrong .. what is going on .. have we become so much like the world ..
have I .. if someone came in my house would I have to tell them Im born again .. or would they know .. If they look at me do I have Christs love .. hmm so I self examine today .
ok if you look in my house I have all kinds of things .. I have a tv like you im sure but its hardly ever on .. I have chairs .. I have mantel I had made on it sits a Jesus
doll .. and a clock with the lords supper .. then I have a bunch of Jesus things ... the lords prayer .. the one plack I have always kept . As for me and my house we will
serve the Lord .. but do they look at that and say hmm is she really a Christian .. I mean what makes me different .. is it my love .. my talk what .. So today I am gonna start
a new thing .. Im gonna ask them .. if you look at me tell me what you see .. .. I want to see the hurt in people so I can pray and not just say I will pray for them do it then
and there .. can I help you .. What can I do .. is there anything you need .. I have neighbors I have never met .. I can tell you nothing about them .. all around me .. sure
I can say well I am home bound but I have a phone .. so Im gonna start to get to know them .. you know I ask myself what can I do .. there is so much I can do .. one thing i
Feel I can always do is pray .. and love .. .. So ask yourself .. what can I do .. God loves you and so Do I .. Lets do this .. healthy body come on .. we can do this .. love

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CLPURNELL 3/18/2013 10:57PM


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63KEEPONGOING 3/18/2013 8:17PM


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    There are many ways of reaching people,, though home bound,,,, as you mentioned,,, for I also need to work on this. (SIGH !) I've also let myself slip. I do not have others coming to my home now, as I did, os I've moved into my fam's home,,,,, and so they are "taking care of me" (HAHAHAHAHA) I DO the dishes,,,,, I DO the floors,,,,,(tiny ones,,,, a few squares at a time,,,I've ASKED TO DO THESE ! To be ACTIVE in the fam ! USEFUL !) So now I do not have my workers coming as I did.

BUT ! As it warms up,,,,I'll start to go out with my power chair,,,and talk to others on the busy street around me. I am also now living in a townhouse,,,, with not to many neighbors I "dare" to talk to,, our neighborhood is pretty closed for the most part. BUT !! I'll be moving soon TO MY OWN PLACE ! WOOHOOO !! All of this will again CHANGE as it was b4. THANKS to my LOVELY Fam for helping me thru a TOUGH part in LIFE !! They are TERRIFIC !! I LOVE THEM DEARLY !!

Remember my friend there, IS the phone to use,,,,, that's what MANY of us do. We are very organized,,,, to also sit outside on the sidewalk and talk to those who go by if you live on a busy street or can get to one (not sure if you have a power chair or the ability to go out).

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SHRINKING7 3/18/2013 10:39AM

    My church is folloeing a teaching programme for lent called "spot the difference" challeging us to recognise the things that make us christians different from other kind hearted people. We are fundementally different but often i fail to show it. Thanks Betty for this thought provoking and personally challenging blog.

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NELLIEH1 3/17/2013 7:39PM

    You are so right, Betty, that we each can do what is right in front of us as the Father through His Spirit leads us, just as our Lord Jesus Christ did in obedience on earth. Thanks for the challenging question: Who are you?

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MRSP90X 3/17/2013 5:14PM

    What you said is key: lots of profressing Christians around. Up here in WI, that is not so. My husband is from NC and yes, the culture is quite different. Intolerance for born again believers around here in Milwaukee is quite the norm, and I am considered the one intolerent. Sparkpeople even has a team called seperation of church and weight. And it is olny going to get worse, but we are to still deliver the good news no matter what opposition we get. God is still saving

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NILLAPEPSI 3/16/2013 3:37PM

    Sounds like some of the same stuff our pastor has been preaching. I can relate to your "ouch!" emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/15/2013 10:01PM

    Actions speak louder than words. What I hear you saying is what I see Pope Francis I doing.

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EDITOR 3/15/2013 6:28PM

    In all my years as a Christian, I only had to people respond to me, No, I don't want you to pray with me." People need prayer and are grateful for the few moments that it takes to pray. We touch lives by this. Great blog, as always, Betty,

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SANDRALEET 3/15/2013 2:42PM

    We are much more useful if we get of milk Go on solid food and learn the bible Then you can first start to teach others Mow love is another thing If we love we help and care for all the sick the poor the shut ins all people we never say to the hungry God feed you we feed them we visit we help we are Gods hands Through us he works.

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/15/2013 2:40PM

    For all the reasons you give, I strive to use my time in giving glory to God through the service I'm able to provide. I pray for people when I serve God with my prayer shawl ministry, pray publicly (yet humbly) when dining with my friends, preparing a meal for a loved one, housekeeping so that I might offer the gift of hospitality, and in so many other great and beautiful ways which I find ways to worship and praise my Lord. The Lord asks us to take care of our temples (body) and even in my Sparking, may I praise God! Life is good! I am richly blessed! May I be a blessing to my neighbors. Thank you for sharing your worship through the written word here today! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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MZLADY77 3/15/2013 2:09PM

    Amen! LOVELY BLOG! Your pastor remind of my pastor asking same question when you the last time laying hands on people for healing or deliverance. lol...Have a good day. Good message! emoticon emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/15/2013 2:06PM

    Opportunities abound on Spark too!

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HEALTHYJEANIE 3/15/2013 1:46PM


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CHARDY0125 3/15/2013 10:13AM


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ISAVEDME80 3/15/2013 10:01AM

    such a great point as always Betty.
bless you

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SANDRALEET 3/15/2013 9:59AM

    Was born again By God I did not even now whot that means Put God picked me as he dose many others There are many flocks in Gods pasture We all call others to God in many ways We the church are believers in God from many churches in the whole world The people are the church Not just the religion they come from.We as one work together for God.

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