Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Fall to you ......

A woman was asked by a coworker, "What is it like to be a Christian?"

The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."

This was passed on to me by another pumpkin. Now it's your turn to pass it to other pumpkins.

I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Passing the Buck

Passage: Genesis 3:1-13 reading for today!

Read Genesis 3:1-13; "Then the Lord God said..., 'What is this you have done?"(v.13)

What happened? asked God. Did you eat from the tree I wanted you to leave alone?

Yes, but it was that woman's idea, said Adam.

It wasn't really my fault, said Eve. That sneaky serpent tricked me.

Adam blamed Eve. Eve blamed the serpent. It was the first game of pass the buck in human history. Some of us may still be playing this game. We fail to accept responsibility before God for our own feelings, thoughts and behavior. We say it's our boss's fault that we missed our child's baseball game, when we scheduled the appointments. We may blame our spouse for failing to allow us to finish school, when we are the ones who gave up too soon.

Each one of us has a choice. We can choose to accept the things we can't change and learn to act on the things we can change. We gain self-respect when we decide to stop blaming others for our dilemmas and start taking responsibility for our own choices.
Author: Joan C Webb

                 Did you see that EACH ONE OF US HAS A CHOICE.....
I know it is so easy to blame others and not think anything of ourselves..(other people we might blame is are pastor's,wife,husband, children, friends, family, neighbors...doctors , lawyers, teachers 
the list can go on and on.....)
 We really need to examine our own thoughts, feelings, and stop blaming others.
Something to think about today and pray that God will reveal to us what we need to change and ask for forgiveness in blaming others.Remember we each have a choice, and God's Word will help you..

Thank you Lord for revealing in my heart...may you get ALL the GLORY!!!!
God Bless your day;

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Shimmering Quality

Passage: Genesis 1:27-31
Author: Claire Cloninger
Devotion this morning I read.

Just thinking about Eden sometimes gives me an ache in my chest. I find myself wondering about the pure and shimmering quality of life there that somehow slipped through our fingers.

Just picture it. It was nothing to begin with. Nothing. And then God opened his mouth and spoke, and when he did everything started taking shape. He used his words to make a world! He called forth forces of symmetry and beauty and great power. He laid boundaries of order and balance and proportion. With the precision of a master clock maker he set in motion the weights and wheels of a perfect creation. And then, seeing the beauty of his own handiwork, he proclaimed with pride, "Good . Good." And 'Very good."

Light, darkness, sky, land, water, winds and tides; plants, trees, sun, moon, stars and planets. And animals- flying, soaring, swimming, loping, crawling, galloping. All things in their vast array he created.

Then finally he created human beings, both male and female his shining glory, whom he put in charge of it all.

WOW! God's word is so touching and convicting.... I pray you will pray and meadate on God's word today as I have.

Elections are going to come soon and in these verse's I see. He created human beings, both male and female his shining see that!!! for His shining glory One Man + One Woman..

So my two cent's worth.. Don't Redefine Marriage. Vote NO on question One.