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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dancing with God?

When I meditated on the word "GUIDANCE" I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.
I also remember reading somewhere that "doing God's will" is a lot like dancing.
When a couple dances only one can lead.....when both try to lead, nothing feels right.

The movement doesn't "flow" with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky!
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead.....both begin to "flow" with the rhythm of the music.

One gives gently cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back, or by pressing lightly in one direction or the other.

It's as if the two have become one, moving together, beautifully!

The dance takes surrender, willingness and attentiveness from one person, and gentle guidance from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word..... "GUIDANCE"

When I saw the "G" I thought of GOD....

Followed by "U" and "I" 

God...."U" and "I" dance.

As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance for my life.

Once again, I became willing....to let GOD lead.

My prayer for you today is that God's blessings and mercies be with you, today and every day!

May you abide in God as He abides in you!

Dance together with God, and let Him lead you and guide you through every season of your life.

Bless you....


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


The Safest Place  
How to stay safe in the World  today  

1.. Avoid riding in cars.....
Because they are responsible for
20% of all fatal accidents. 

2. Do not stay home because
17% of all accidents occur in the home.


3. Avoid walking on streets or foot paths,
Because 14% of all accidents
Occur to pedestrians.

4.. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water
Because 16% of all accidents involve
These forms of transportation.

5. Of the remaining 33%,
32% of all deaths occur in Hospitals.
So, .. Above all else,
Avoid hospitals.

...... You will be pleased to learn that only .001%
Of all deaths occur in worship services
in church,
And these are usually related to previous physical disorders.
Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be
any given point in time is at church!

And....Bible study is safe too.
The percentage of deaths
During Bible study is even

Attend church,
And read your Bible



Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Was there a "murderous anonymous" or a "Persecutors anonymous" that helped the Apostle Paul along the path of recovery from his wicked past?

Was he part of a "small group" of "former haters of Christ...." who found comfort and support, in weekly confessing to one another, that they were still struggling with impulses to oppose Christ's church?

How else could Paul declare in triumph, "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ lives in me!" (Gal 2 v 20)

If such a question seems absurd, what does that say of today's recovery programs?

It is a fact that neither Paul, nor his fellow apostles, nor anyone else in the early church, nor for that matter, any of the millions of followers, who loved Christ so much, and were so on fire for the truth as it is in Christ, (Eph 4 v 21) none of them followed any recovery plan at all...yet....were faithful unto death. ( Hebr11)

The early church was made up of former...( shock...horror)
fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, need I go on? (see 1Cor,6 v 9-11)

Paul reminds the Corinthians...."And such were some of you...but ye are washed, sanctified and justified in the name of Jesus and by the Spirit of God"

Isn't it surprising that such wicked people, without the help of any recovery plan, were completely delivered from deeply ingrained evil habits, to live victoriously for Christ?


This total change of life style is what Jesus promises to all who will believe Him and will obey Him.

This is the normal Christian life that missionaries, for centuries have seen live out, by converted natives, in the darkest and most pagan areas all over the world.

Even, still, today, lots of people are being delivered instantly from the powers that held them bound.

It all begins by confessing one's guilt before a Holy God.
Then, believing that Jesus Christ, His Son, died and paid the full penalty, that God's justice demands,for sin!


But, society has fallen into the hands of leaders, who have lost "confidence" in Jesus Christ.....His word.....and the Holy Spirit.

This has brought out all kinds of "recovery" programs which they now recommend people take part in!

The trouble with these "counseling programs" is that they do not include "Christ and His word" to save and sanctify them.

The apostle Paul clearly states..."Put off the old man...which is corrupt and deceitful, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind....and put on the new man..." and...."Do not let the sun go down on your anger, let all bitterness and wrath and anger, be put away from you, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, walk in love as Christ has loved us" ( Eph 4) 

There is not a word about any programs to help us in the above, so why are they needed today?

Bless you....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Never underestimate the power of a Mother!

A lot has been said about the influence of mums throughout history - everything from,
"The hand the rocks the cradle, rules the world,"  to, "The single most powerful word in any language is, 'mother'". But I think my all-time favorite is, "If Mamma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Ha! 
Truer words were never spoken!! The problem is, we just don't seem to hear such messages anymore.

From the moment our precious little ones are placed in our arms at birth, today's society seems to want to relegate mums to the back bench. From a government education system that makes mums feel as if only the "professionals" can teach our own children, to the modern feminist message that the act of "mothering'" is quite beneath us, we are made to believe that there's nothing really special about our role after all. 
We're often treated as just baby making machines whose only "mothering" function is the physical act of creating a child.

The truth is that Mum does set the tone for the home, and we have tremendous influence over the moods, actions and lives of everyone who enters our door.
And that influence is a fact we cannot change - no matter how much the pop culture tries. In fact, in national surveys of teens, when asked who has the greatest influence on them, the majority of teens say, "my parents". This, even though many kids are now consuming up to eight hours of media a day.

The take-away message for mums? You have no choice about whether or not you are an influence - the choice is what type of influence you will be. Your actions and words will either shape your children for good or for bad. And your silence also speaks volumes:  when you are too busy or too tired to take the time to talk to your children, the message that comes through loud and clear is that they are not important. If your child is watching a violent or sexually- laden television program and you say nothing, the silence is taken as "it's o.k. to watch this".

During this season in which we celebrate mums, it's a wonderful opportunity for all of us mums to recommit to nurturing our children to the fullest of our abilities, to deliberately pass on our values to them, and to unequivocally reject any and all messages that weaken our God-given role. And let us vow every day to know the difference between "running a house" and "creating a home" that family members really do look forward to "coming home to."
  A house is a place made of walls, and floors and rooms. It is physical structure of function and utility. It is cement and pipes and wood and wiring.  It is governed by parameters of the physical world - the water comes out here, you can access electricity there; paint peels, wood rots, and weeds eventually take over.

A home, on the other hand, is a place of belonging, acceptance, and comfort. It is a place where family members can make mistakes, be challenged to be their best, and experience the warmth that comes with grace, forgiveness, and redemption. It is where life stories are molded, where verses and chapters are added as the years pass. It is a space for development of the soul, the shaping of the spirit, and the expansion of the mind. A home is a place for reflection and quiet - a respite from the pressures of the world.

Some reading this will respond with sadness that they never had a mum they could rely on. But such deep past hurts can begin to heal when you work to create the home you always craved. Other mums might feel regret or guilt over past mistakes of their own. Please, do not let the past rob you of the joy and potential of today. Vow to put all ugliness and sorrow behind you and do everything in your power to become the mother of your dreams. Each generation offers an amazing opportunity to start over - to build a beautiful, loving home that will bless generations to follow.

It's time to stand up and shout, "I'm the Mamma!" - and to live out that amazing calling every day, humbled on our knees before God for his grace, wisdom and guidance. In so doing, we will discover the positive power and joy of mothering. 
Have a wonderful Mother's day y'all!
Bless you