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September 30, 2010

Stop! Drop! Roll!

Mary Southerland





Today's Truth


Luke 2:52 "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men."


Friend to Friend


A friend recently sent me the following message in an email with a subject line that said, "I immediately thought of you when I read this!"



"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming, "Wow, what a ride!"



As I read the words on the computer screen, I wasn't sure if I had just received a sweet compliment or some badly needed correction - or both. The part about arriving at the grave in a pretty and well preserved body was flattering, but the part about being thoroughly used up and totally worn out - well, not so much. My next thought was, "Boredom is highly underrated!" I suspect that the truth lies somewhere in between, maybe around the area of balance.



Contrary to popular belief and the way that I have lived a great deal of my life, "balance" is not a dirty word. In fact, a balanced life is a powerful life. It must be. I wrote those words in one of my books. I also stated that a busy life is not necessarily a productive life. I think it is time for a refresher course on how to find God's balance in life because being out of balance is not a good thing. When our finances are out of balance, we hear from the bank. When the washer is out of balance, it dances across the floor. When the tires on our car are out of balance, the ride is rough. But when our life is out of balance, disaster is just around the corner.



As I was praying about this devotional, the Father brought to mind my elementary school days when the firemen came to our school to teach us what we should do in case we ever caught on fire. I remember the drill clearly. Stop! Drop! Roll! Let's apply that same drill to the area of balance.



Stop!
When was the last time you stopped, got off the merry-go-round and out of the fast lane to take a long, hard look at your life? It is so easy to live each day just doing "the next thing" that comes along. The "one size fits all" mentality about life plans is from the pit and smells like smoke, girlfriend. God has a plan for your life that is unique and you are the only person who can be "you." Build on your strengths. Accept your limitations and yield to the seasons of life. Get in the Word and ask God to show you His plan.



Drop!
Once you discover your life plan, eliminate anything that does not fit that plan. Learn to invest your time instead of just spending it or allowing others to steal it. Choose to budget your time just like you budget your money and learn to say "no" without feeling guilty. We are all responsible for how we spend the time God has given us. Every morning we are credited with 86,400 seconds. No balance is carried into the next day and every night erases what we fail to use.



Roll!
Roll away the burdens you are carrying and learn the value of resting in God. Every opportunity to worry is also an opportunity to trust Him. I heard a story about a man who had to cross a wide river on the ice. He was afraid it might be too thin, so he began to crawl on his hands and knees in fear, thinking he would fall through the icy surface at any time. Just as he neared the opposite shore, exhausted and weak, another man glided past him sitting on a sled loaded with iron. The promises of God will not break under the weight of any problem or trial you will ever face. Take Him at His Word. Let God be God in your life and trust Him.



When Jesus was twelve years old, He traveled to Jerusalem with His parents for the annual Passover Celebration. When Mary and Joseph began the long trip home, they assumed Jesus was traveling with friends. When they realized Jesus was missing, their search found Him at the temple, teaching.



Don't miss this important truth. Jesus returned home with His parents and spent the next twenty years growing and maturing. Luke 2:52 tells us that "Jesus grew in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and men." Then in Luke 3, we see Jesus as He began His ministry on earth. Don't miss this important truth! Jesus grew mentally and emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially. His life was balanced - before He began His ministry. You may be waiting for your life to just fall into place, hoping that the things you are doing will achieve balance. The opposite is true. A powerful life comes from a balanced life. Now is the time for you to stop ... drop ... and roll.



Let's Pray


Father, I am tired. My life is out of control and I don't know what to do. Please help me examine my priorities by Your standards and expectations and live for Your pleasure and glory. I choose now to trust You, knowing that You are in control whether it looks like it or not. My faith is weak, Lord. Strengthen me to do what You created me to do.

In Jesus' name,

Amen.



Now It's Your Turn


Set aside time to come before God, in total surrender and with a willing heart. Ask Him to show you His plan. Choose to follow that plan now.


Jewel
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Ephesians 6:14-18

14Truth, righteousness, 15peace, 16faith, 17and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's Word is an indispensable weapon. 18In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.


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September 9, 2010



The Good Side of Conflict



Lysa TerKeurst



"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."

Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)



Devotion:

When I was in my early twenties, there was nothing I disliked more than conflict. I won't use the tired cliché that I avoided it like the plague. But, since I just used it anyhow, I'll admit I tried to navigate around conflict at any cost.

I was a 'stuff it and smile' kind of girl. The problem with pretending to be fine when you're really not, is all that pent up steam will eventually come out. And if you've ever held your hand too close to steam, you know how it can burn.

A much healthier approach to the inevitable conflicts we all must deal with is to face the issue head on with grace and humility having asked ourselves one very crucial question. This question is so crucial that might I dare say not asking it could lead to extreme conflict escalation rather than relationship restoration.

So, what's this crucial question?

Am I trying to prove or improve? That's the question. In other words, is my desire in this conflict to prove that I am right or to improve the relationship at hand?

When I try to prove I am right, I use the circumstances of the conflict as an arsenal to attack the other person. I come armed with past hurts and offenses ready to state my case. I'm tempted to tear down the other person. I react from a place of hurt and anger and can often say things I later regret.

On the other hand, when my desire is to improve the relationship, I seek to understand where the other person is coming from and I care enough about the relationship to fight for it rather than against it. Instead of reacting out of anger, I pause and let the Holy Spirit interrupt my first impulses. I tackle the issues, not the person.

Here are some great questions to ask when we're dealing with conflict out of a desire to improve a relationship:

•Can you help me understand why you feel this way?
•Why don't we both agree to stick to the issue at hand and not pull in past issues?
•What is your desired outcome in this situation?
•How can we meet in the middle on this issue?
My husband I have renamed what we used to call "fights." We now call them "growth opportunities." And the more we've been practicing these principles, the less conflicts we've been having.

But I won't tie this devotion up in a neat bow and end all "cheerio." While Art and I are doing great right now and have had very few "growth opportunities" lately, conflicts with others seem to always be around the corner. So please hear my heart, I'm not saying all of this is easy. Just this week I've had to tackle some growth opportunities that made me feel like I had fire crackers burning through my veins.

Maybe you can relate.

What I will say is that it's possible to let those conflicts lead us to better places in our relationships. Improved places. And that is the good side of conflict.

Dear Lord, help me to realize that with each conflict I face I can make the choice to improve the relationship rather than try and prove I'm right. This is hard, Lord, really hard. But, I want to grow in this area and I know this is a good place to start. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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Ephesians 6:14-18

14Truth, righteousness, 15peace, 16faith, 17and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's Word is an indispensable weapon. 18In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.


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GOD NEVER LIES! HE DOESN'T CHANGE, HE IS NEW EVERY MONRING!!

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IT IS GOOD TO PRAISE THE LORD AND BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!!!

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WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT LIFE, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY BUT THANK GOD FOR HIS MERCIES!!

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Make someone smile this week!

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Copied this from Marcyna's blog, great one!

I was amazed today as I paused to look at my footprints on the sand...walking by the seaside leaves you wih a beautiful sense of freshness , but I turned to see what I had left behind...
Some footprints were really clearly defined, some were less clear and some seemed 'wrong'.
It's a bit as if I had looked at my life, some of the things I did were really wrong, some left a trace some were really meaningless...sometimes it's all a mystery...
It's better if we don't judge our past , but carry on...with your help my friends.

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Hmmm!! Is anyone here? How do we get people to come in here more often Sandy?

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The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

LOL!!!

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God ha givin me aother day it's going to be a nice warm day.

Praise God

Taking this new journey one day at a time.

Be an organ donor; give your heart to Jesus.


(Php 4:13) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.



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Praise the Lord!

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The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

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We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw

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I bless the Lord for your healing...we will all live in DIVINE HEALTH in Jesus name!! Amen

Happy New month!!!

Honoring God...

"As I seek God daily, making sure I have His desires and believe him for those desires, I can be assured of one thing-He answers the persistent prayers of His children. This is as true relative to our marriages as it is relative to any other area of life."

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Praise the Lord, I'm finally feeling like I may be able to return to living my life, I think the rain has finally cleaned the air enough that I can breath and my sinus infection is clearing! Thank you Lord!

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Waow! This is great Sandy! Love you lots!

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To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the a train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:
LOSE ONE.

The origin of this letter is unknown.

Remember.....
Hold on tight to the ones you love!


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If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

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Make yourself a promise
What promise can you make to yourself today? What promise can you make to yourself, and keep?

You have made, and will continue to make, all sorts of commitments to others. If those commitments are to have any value, you must also be committed to yourself.

It's not the least bit selfish to be committed to yourself. Because being your absolute best, is what enables you to be of service to others.

Right now, you know of many ways in which you can strengthen and improve your value to yourself, and your value to life. Pick one of those ways, right now, and make a promise to yourself to follow through.

No matter how far you've already come, there is always some new and fulfilling ground to cover. Choose a fresh, challenging path, and commit to making your way along it.

Make yourself a promise. And give to all of life your own unique gift of achievement.

-- Ralph Marston



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" Everything you need to succeed in life's challenges is right inside of you, but you MUST find your strength in order to climb to the top of your mountain."

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Feel the abundance
Go ahead, and let yourself be wonderful. It's much, much easier than you think.

Nothing has to get you down unless you choose to get you down. Stop looking for reasons to place judgments on events and realize the abundance that always is.

Go ahead, and let your beautiful purpose flow out through your words and actions. Let go of the twisted reasoning that says you must hold yourself back.

It never makes sense to be any less than you are. Richness arises out of how much you put into each moment, not from what you hide away.

Instead of wasting your energy on blocking your true self, use that energy to create and fulfill and express in ways that are wonderful. Instead of constructing and maintaining doubt, release and nourish new joy.

It's so much easier to be who you are than to try and pretend who you're not. Go ahead, feel the abundance, and let yourself live its endless possibilities.

-- Ralph Marston




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"You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap." - Dolly Parton

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“Too often we underestimate the power of
a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

~ Leo Buscaglia

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A friend sent this:

Watch her eyes


A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.



"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."



Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"



"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.



The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.



Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"



God said:



"When I made the woman she had to be special.



I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,

yet gentle enough to give comfort.



I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.



I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.



I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.



I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.



I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.



And finally, I gave her a tear to shed... This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."



"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.



The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."

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UMMMM...TRUTH

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I love when my kids come to me, without "wanting" something. They just want to spend time with me so that is my goal... just to spend time with my Father, not asking for anything, just being with Him.

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Fellowship is more...

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.....silence is golden...?

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Amen!

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Love one dear!!! Today in church, we were told to involve the Holy Spirit in all we do, He is interested in even the mundane things of our lives!

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our presence automatically
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Amen!

The Beauty of Mathematics

Just the math part is good enough, -the end is even better.

Beauty of Mathematics!!!!!!!
1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn't it?

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Mind Boggling...


Now, take a look at this...


101%


From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they
are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to

GIVE OVER 100%...

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help
answer these questions:

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

And:

K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%

But:

A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F- G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
get you there, It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!


Have a nice day & God bless you


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PRAISE HIM!! HALLELUYA!!

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Great! Praise God for our health!

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Thanks Sandy! How are you?

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I love that thought!

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..................life is sweet....with JESUS!

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Well, the weather is starting to look a little better here, it causing the "busy" to creep into my life. Gotta make sure "busy" doesn't get in God's way with my life!

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James 1:13
Let no man say when he is tempted, 'I am tempted of God:' for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.

A woman I knew once told me, 'If God wants me thin, He'll make me thin. Besides, He wouldn't have made so many tempting things if He didn't want me to eat them.' The poor woman took no personal responsibility for herself, and within a year of our conversation, she was dead. Her heart just couldn't take the strain anymore. Though God will be faithful to help us, He will not do it all Himself. He does not tempt us, nor does He cruelly tease us. He wants only to help us, but we must want to help ourselves.

Today's thought: God is not the source of temptation, but the solution!

**Culled from another team-CALLING CHRISTIAN WOMEN**

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Rejoicing in the day the Lord has made!

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Today is tough, for no apparent reason. Just little things adding up, Lord give me strength for the day, In Jesus name, Amen

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Its a card I got!! Just had to share it to everyone!!!

A valentine may play a love song for you...but God sings you the sweetest love songs in the universe!
"The Lord your God will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing! Zephaniah 3:17"

A valentine may give you flowers, but Gof sent you the most beautiful rose of all-Jesus!
"I am the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the valleys. Song of Solomon 2:1"

A valentine may take you out to dinner, but God has invited you to the most amazing feast ever given.
"Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. Revelations 19:9"

A valentine may bring you chocolate, but God provides you with something even sweeter, His Word!
"How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103"

A valentine may be far awar but God is always with you. "I'm with you always. Matthew 28:20"

A valentine may give you something but God has given you everything! "God...gives us richly all things to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17"

A Valentine may love you for a lifetime but God loved you before you were born and will love you for eternity!
"Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love...with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3"

Praying you are blessed by the wonderful LOVE of GOD this Valentine's Day and always!!! emoticon

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Why is change difficult even when you embrace it?

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Goin' through the motions today.

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Perseverance!

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I'm feeling strong (physically) today because I was able to do my workout last night (bike) and this morning (swim), faster than I had been! Thank you Lord for the encouragement.

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Praise God!

I had a very upsetting situation with a co-worker occur this morning, I was in tears and then upset for several hours even after the situation was resolved. However, not once did I think about food. I didn't even realize I hadn't thought about it until this afternoon. Praise God, there's hope even for me. Thank you God for not giving up on me, even when I thought it was hopeless!

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On Thursday evenings, I volunteer at a place that feeds the homeless. Last night, I was a little tired and didn't want to go, but I went anyway. So, today the Lord told me He knows by giving me ths mornings scripture. Thank you Lord

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I told God at the beginning of the year, I wasn't opposed to change, but does he have to change everything all at once... I just feel a little overwhelmed today.

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I love this so I'm going to repeat it...

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author Unknown


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Love shows in so many ways,

those who Love

will always see it,

It speaks in so many voices,

those who Love

will always hear it ...



In the presence of HOPE - FAITH is born,

In the presence of FAITH - LOVE becomes a possibility

In the presence of LOVE - MIRACLES happen.



There is no difficulty that enough Love will not conquer;

no disease that enough Love will not heal;

no door that enough Love will not open;

no gulf that enough Love will not bridge;

no wall that enough Love will not throw down.



It makes no difference how deeply seated the trouble may be;

how hopeless the outlook;

how muddled the tangle;

how great the mistake;

A sufficient realization of Love will dissolve it all!



As YOU discover that YOU ARE LOVE -

YOU become the happiest being in the world!

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I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author Unknown

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BSF was great last night!

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Hebrews 4;16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtainmercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

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Phil 2:8-11 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Everything has to bow down to the name of Jesus.
What are you facing right now in your life? Does it have a name?
Then speak to is in the name of Jesus and it has to bow down and obey.

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