Happy New Year to you all!


Sorry I have not been here, beginning Christmas Eve, I came down with the worst virus I have ever had! Is it a worse virus or is it because my body is getting older? MMMMM??? LOL! Praise the LORD for healing!

I am doing better and ready to tackle the New Year. I am glad I do not have to face it alone.

THANK YOU FATHER for never leaving me for any reason... even when I do not deserve YOUR LOVE.

Again...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! MUAH! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.


If you have lost and are missing a Christian loved one, I hope this gives you comfort and peace, especially at this time of year.

I see countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars Reflecting in the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, Please wipe away the tear. for I am spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year. I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare With the Christmas choir up here. I have no words to tell you,
The joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description To hear the angels sing. I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart; But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear and be glad I'm spending Christmas
With JESUS CHRIST this year. I sent you each a special gift, From my heavenly home above,
I sent you each a memory of my undying love. After all, love is a precious gift
More precious than pure gold; It was always most important In the stories JESUS told.
Please love and keep each other, As my FATHER said to do. For I can't count the blessings
Or love HE has for each of you. So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away the tear...
Remember I'm spending Christmas with JESUS CHRIST this year.

Christmas for a killer

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.


This is one of my favorite posts. I love the way JESUS shows HIS love to the vilest of sinners. It is easy to believe GOD came for those of us who have committed "small sin", but GOD's WORD is very clear, HE came to set ALL the captives free. PRAISE GOD for HIS love!

I am posting this article from "The Voice of the Martyrs" in honor of a VOM worker known as "Alexander" and for others who willingly give of themselves to the point of death. GOD Bless you all as you walk in the midst of your mission field.

This article really touched my heart! I know it is lengthy, but worth the read! May it bless you as it has blessed me.

We hear the stories of those who have been killed for their faith and we can become angry. We want those responsible brought to justice, however, Matthew 5:44 says, "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." What is the role of the church in winning our enemies to CHRIST? How do we practice this "LOVE"?

Our founder, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, always spoke of the need to love one's enemies. While speaking at a pro-life rally, Rev. Wurmbrand applauded those willing to stand up for the life of the unborn. He also asked if the protesters had invited the abortion doctors into their homes and cooked them a nice meal.

In Columbia, a VOM co-worker recently reached out a to a guerrilla commander with extreme kindness. His story may be controversial. Some may feel the mission worker is guilty of aiding and abetting a terrorist. His response would be that the BIBLE teaches us to "overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21)

"Alexander" has been called to reach out to the FARC guerrillas in Columbia. Along with his co-workers, he frequently travels to very dangerous areas to distribute Bibles and Christian books, including those by Rev. Wurmbrand. Alexander has been shot at, threatened with execution, and has had his workers kidnapped.

On a recent trip through a guerrilla camp, guerrillas told him, "Our commander can no longer walk and lives with unbearable pain. We have been carrying him on a stretcher for days. We would like for you to help him and return him to us."

It would have been easy for Alexander, who had been intimidated, harassed and threatened by guerrillas, to say, "Good, a commander cannot walk, that's great for me." But Alexander saw it another way. He agreed to take the commander , Leonardo, home with him. He took home a man who presided over dozens of guerrillas, who landed his top position by killing, kidnapping and causing general havoc. Alexander put this injured man in his son's room. He gave the commander food and clothes, and took him to Christian doctors.

Doctors discovered Leonardo had multiple hernias in his back that were cutting into his nervous system. A specialized surgery was required to relieve his pain. Alexander was determined to help Leonardo get well. Most people would struggle to help their friendly neighbor in such a way, yet Alexander was willing to help Leonardo. It was more than the guerrillas could ever do for him.

Abandoned by his single mom and forced to live with an uncle, Leonardo was known as a "troubled kid". At age 12, Leonardo burned down a neighbor's house with a young girl still inside. His uncle, also a guerrilla, thought giving Leonardo to the guerrillas was a good thing. The youngster seemed to have the aptitude for aggression required for a new recruit and the training might give him some discipline.

Leonardo proved to be ruthless. He had no issues with assassinations and kidnappings. And he knew how to obey orders no matter how violent or dangerous. At age 20, Leonardo became a guerrilla commander. A few years later, he was appointed to oversee an exclusive unit assigned to protect the top guerrilla leaders.

It took over a month for Alexander to get Leonardo the surgery, followed by five months of recovery. During that time Alexander's family took care of the ailing guerrilla commander. His wife cooked his meals, and his son showed him how to play video games. They all shared Christmas and their faith in Christ with him.

When Alexander gave him a present at their family Christmas gathering, Leonardo began to cry. "I have never been to a Christmas gathering, and no one has ever given me a present. And I have nothing to give you." Alexander told him, "Having you here as a part of our family is your gift to us."

Shortly after Christmas, it was time for Leonardo to go back to the guerrilla camp, but before going back, he set a three-day speaking tour for Alexander through a number of different guerrilla camps. These were camps Alexander would have never had access to without someone like Leonardo. With Leonardo now serving as his personal bodyguard, Alexander was free to enter these camps and preach as much as he wanted. Even if the other guerrillas were upset, they did not protest because of Leonardo.

Alexander was also able to pray with many of the guerrillas and distribute Bibles and VOM literature. Leonardo has not accepted CHRIST as of this writing, but has certainly been moved by the love of those often considered to be his enemy. Leonardo considered not returning to the guerrilla camps, but not returning risked Alexander's life and that of his family's.

Christians working in hostile and restricted nations face unique challenges, and it takes boldness and tenacity...an extreme devotion to build GOD'S KINGDOM among the persecutors. Some workers have been spared, while others have paid with the ultimate price. May we take courage in their boldness and share in their love of CHRIST.

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

'Twas the night before JESUS came and all through the house not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care in hopes that JESUS would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed, not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the East there arose such a clatter I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear but angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!
The light of HIS face made me cover my head. It was JESUS! returning just like HE had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw HIM in spite of myself.
In the BOOK OF LIFE which HE held in HIS hand was written the name of every saved man.
HE spoke not a word as HE searched for my name; When HE said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.
The people whose names had been written with love HE gathered to take to HIS FATHER above.
With those who were ready HE rose without a sound, while all the rest were left standing around.
I fell to my knees, but it was too late; I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; The coming of JESUS is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call we'll find that the Bible was true after all!

~Author Unknown~

Celebrate CHRIST

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

During the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, sometimes we can forget to celebrate JESUS. Do you spend more time shopping for gifts, preparing dinners, going to parties, decorating your home, than you reflect on the hope that came into the world? If you do, then I have a list of idea's to help you truly celebrate CHRIST.

1. Give GOD one very special gift from you to HIM. (Give up something, forgive someone, spend time with GOD, etc.)

2. Set aside time to read the true Christmas story.

3. Set up a nativity scene in your home.

4. Plan a project of good will.

5. Send cards with a spiritual message.

6. Memorize Luke 2 as a family.

7. Take goodies to friends and neighbors with an invitation to a special service.

8. Invite someone who is alone for Christmas dinner.

9. Bake a birthday cake for JESUS and sing to HIM.

10. Have "Legend of the Candy Cane" candy canes in a basket by your front door to give to guests.

11. Have your children participate in a church play.

12. Read Luke 2 before opening gifts.

13. Hang a stocking for JESUS- have each family member put in a paper with their gift to JESUS written on it.

14. Give a special "Birthday Offering" for JESUS.

15. Participate in a charitable activity.

16. Play or sing Christmas music pertaining to JESUS.

Here are a few idea's, but I know you can come up with some yourself. Have fun this season, but remember to put JESUS first, and make this season about HIM.

GOD bless you all!

Hello Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

You say: 'It's impossible'
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)

You say: 'I'm too tired'
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: 'Nobody really loves me'
God says: I love you
(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

You say: 'I can't go on'
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: 'I can't figure things out'
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)

You say: 'I can't do it'
God says: You can do all things through CHRIST JESUS
( Philippians 4:13)

You say: 'I'm not able'
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: 'It's not worth it'
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )

You say: 'I can't forgive my self'
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: 'I can't manage'
God says: I will supply all your needs
( Philippians 4:19)

You say: 'I'm afraid'
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)

You say: 'I'm always worried and frustrated'
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)

You say: 'I'm not smart enough'
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: 'I feel all alone'
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

GOD's Gift

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I believe these individuals are living for GOD no matter what. When the laws of the land cross that of GOD, Christians need to take a stand no matter what. PRAISE GOD for you all on the front lines, physically and spiritually.

I will be praying for you my brothers and sisters!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Here is a cute video of my son, Brandon making bacon and dancing. He has lively personality. He is always making us laugh.

It is so hard to believe he is so big...big enough to learn to cook! It seems like yesterday that he was a baby. WAAA!!! WAAAA! I miss the baby stage!! WAAA! WAAA!! LOL! But, I love to see him growing into a wonderful young man. I am so blessed! I love being a mom! I love it!

Enjoy!

JESUS and Santa

Read the instructions


Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

This video says it all to the ones who are trying to take replace Christmas with "Happy Holidays". I love it!!! I hope you all will too. GOD bless you all.

Prayers Please!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be unto you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I am sorry I have not been here much, but my family has been going through a rough patch. It all started in September, when my kids came down with the flu, and we were down for two weeks. We had a week of peace then I went into the hospital for emergency surgery due to my appendix. I was in the hospital for a week, then I was in bed at home for a week. I was still recovering when we had to go to Landstuhle Germany for my husbands ankle surgery. His surgery was planned, but mine was not.

We were in Germany for over a week. I had to take care of my kids while my husband was in the hospital and I was still very sore and not feeling well. I had no choice though, my kids needed me.

After our return, my husband was in need of constant care. He could not get up for anything. I had my kids to take care of, the house, shopping, and trying to be nurse for my darling. I love doing it all, but you all have to understand, I really did not have much energy at the time due to my own recovery.

Then, 2 weeks after being home from Germany, our alternator went out in our van, and there was oil on the engine. A friend who came to look at it for us said we needed a new alternator, a manifold intake something or another( I do not speak car...LOL) along with some other things. Car care service over here in Belgium is horrible. We do have auto garages, but most do not work on automatics, and if they do, they charge double to triple the cost in America.

To top it all off, my son is sick with the stomach junk and has been feverish since Sunday. He is still running a low grade fever and his little bottom is so sore from running to the restroom so much. I feel so sorry for him!

Currently my van is still down. We did however receive our car parts in the mail and a fellow we know is going to help us. PRAISE GOD!!! WOOT!!! My husband still can not be on his foot, but I am doing much better. PRAISE GOD!

Please understand me, I am not complaining, but just explaining my situation here lately. I really love and miss my blogging darlings, and I do try to post everyday, but my time is spread so thin.

I realize through all my trials lately that GOD has taken care of all of our needs. Nothing has gone undone. I love GOD very much and I know these trials draw us closer to the ONE who can see us through it all.

I do humbly ask you all to pray for our situation. I know GOD is working in our favor, it is evident, but extra prayers would not hurt.

Thank you my family and friends! GOD bless you all!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Give Thanks

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

This video is worth watching. It touched my heart to the point of tears. She really spoke a lot of truth. I hope you will find this heart moving as well. Maybe someone is dealing with some of these issues she speaks about. This is truly powerful! GOD bless you!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I have wonderful news! Last week a friend of the family told me that he has given his life to CHRIST, and yesterday I recieved a letter from my uncle who is in prison, he also recieved CHRIST! I am beside myself! I have been praying for so long for my loved ones and when it happens...well...I bursting right now!


Kairos, a prison ministry was there to take the love of JESUS to my uncle and all who are within the prison walls. My uncle answered GOD's call...PRAISE be to our GOD who is calling the whole world to HIMSELF. Now, Dale and David are among the sheep!

I am really grateful for the Kairos ministry for all they do in being obedient to the KING of KINGS going into the darkest pit of the hardest hearts and reaching them for CHRIST...thus setting the captives free. They may be physically held captive, but spiritually, they who have answered GOD's call, are all set free.

Isn't it funny, GOD will allow people to go to prision to be set free...PRAISE be to GOD our KING and our SAVIOR!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like. Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby and said, 'Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today.’

After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly. 'Oh,' she said, 'on the other side of the paper is a picture of JESUS. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.'


~Author Unknow~

Denzel Washington, and Brooks Army Medical Center

Don't know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers who have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the United States, especially burn victims. There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses.

The Fisher House is a Hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the Hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build. He took his checkbook out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot.

The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it.

The question is, why do: Brad Pitt, Madonna, Tom Cruise and other Hollywood fluff make front page news with their ridiculous antics and Denzel Washington's Patriotism doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper except the Local newspaper in San Antonio. Thank you Denzel! GOD bless you!




A true American and friend to all in uniform!

THE WINNERS ARE...

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

It has been a week since my blogversary! LOL!!! I thank everyone of you who gave me sweet encouragement, I just appreciate you all so much! May the LORD lavish HIS goodness on you all.

Well, I know you are wondering if you will be getting the yummy Belgian chocolates. Sooooooo, I will not keep you in suspense...( drum roll..tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, Oh my goodness this is so fun!!!!! I need to do this more often!!! LOL!) The winner is...well, the winner's are...Jeanie from Jeanies Heavenly Treasures, and Ronnie the The Bible Lover at PS BIBLE MINISTRY. YAY!!!!! CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!!!!! Be sure to stop by their blogs and and congratulate them!

I was originally going to only pick one winner, but this is too fun!! Congrats my brother and sister! I love ya! You have some yummy chocolates coming your way. Again Congrats!!! YIPEEEE!!!

GOD bless you!

Dead to Sin

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I have posted some Tim Hawkins comedy videos from time to time because he is my favorite comedian. Here is another little laugh from him. I hope you all enjoy!

Scary Bedtime Prayer:

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Happy Anniversary My Christian Diary!! WOOT!!!

Yesterday was the One Year Anniversary of my blog! I am so very excited! I started this blog to tell others about the SAVING GRACE of JESUS, while meeting my brother's and sister's in CHRIST from all over the world. I also like to post inspirational videos, and cartoons, and sometimes I just like to confess something on my heart or share a story. My blog is just what the titles says...My Christian Diary.

To celebrate my blog anniversary, I want you all to think of an article I wrote, a video I posted or whatever it is that touched your heart this last year, then comment back to me what post you liked best and why. I will collect them for a week, then I will read the best review and pick a winner. Whoever wins will receive a nice box of Belgian Chocolates. YUMMY!!!!

If you would rather send your review to me via email, here is my email address...
donnabragg@yahoo.com. When I have chosen a winner I will congratulate the winner via email or blog, there I will request an address to send the yummy prize.

I will be looking forward to reading your reviews, and I know you will be looking forward to receiving the chocolates. LOL!

I appreciate and love you all! I hope you all will continue to come back and spend time with me this next year.


Happy Veterans Day!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I want to take time out to personally thank all who serve our Country in the Armed Services.

There is so much war history here in Europe, and I am continuously reminded of the fallen here. It saddens my heart to think of the many thousands at rest here in Europe. Many who will never see their families again, and the families who will never see their loved ones. People were freed from tyranny because of the ones who served sacrificially.

My heart is also saddend by the fallen in the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also want to lift up prayers for the ones who are currently in battle over there. May GOD watch and protect you all.

I am very thankful GOD has shielded my husband from harm during his deployments. My heart goes out to all military families.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SERVE! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

More and more it is becoming the social norm to offend Christians. It is socially accepted to stand up to Christians and demean the Christian faith, but if Christians defend the ONE TRUE GOD, Christians are hauled into court. It is happening all over the world. A Christian couple got into a friendly debate with a Muslim in England about the things of GOD, and the Christian couple were arrested.

We need to pray for our brother and sister to continue in faith, not giving into the pressures of the evil one.

May GOD continue to watch over and protect them. PRAISE the LORD! HE will never leave nor forsake them...THAT IS A PROMISE FROM GOD!

Watch The Video...

Walk In The Light

Proof

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you all from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Do you know GOD? What? You need proof that HE exists? I simply tell you...Look Around.

Footprints In The Sand

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

To all who are suffering through a trial.

In a time of sadness due to the tragedy in Fort Hood, I want to post this video as a reminder to us that during our most horrific times in our lives, GOD will never leave us nor forsake us. Yes, GOD of the universe is very interested in what happens to us here on earth.

I am back

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I AM BACK! I know it has been a while, but I am back now. I had to go to Germany for a while, but now I am home. Wow, I missed my bed! LOL!!!

I am on my way to take a long hot bath, I will be back tomorrow. I have missed you very much!

GOD bless you all!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you!

Yesterdays post about Ray Comfort’s “The Way of The Master” got me a few “unsatisfied” comments. They referred to Ray and Kirk as abrasive, disturbing and ineffective.

I believe a few of them were Christians, (hard to tell by just a comment) which bothers me because when it comes to the cause of CHRIST we need to be rooting for each other. Ephesians 6:12 says… that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Brothers and Sisters should not say horrible things against another in CHRIST. If you have an issue with a brother or sister in CHRIST, then you must Biblically prove what they are doing is wrong. Then approach him/her in love. If you come against a brother or sister unjustly, and/or unloving, then you are letting the enemy use you to tear down the kingdom of GOD.

They called Ray and Kirk abrasive. When Ray and Kirk are witnessing they use the Ten Commandment’s to reveal the sin of the person, and then reveal Jesus as SAVIOR. I am not sure how they could say they are abrasive, but I think it’s because they come out and ask if the people have lied, stolen, or committed adultery. Let’s look at what John 4:7-26 say’s… A woman of Samaria came to draw water. JESUS said to her, “GIVE ME a drink.” For HIS disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to HIM, “How is it that YOU, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. JESUS answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of GOD, and who it is who says to you, “Give ME a drink, you would have asked HIM, and HE would have given you living water.” The woman said to HIM, “SIR, YOU have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do you get that living water?” “Are YOU greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” JESUS answered and said to her, “Who ever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” The woman said to HIM, “SIR, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.” JESUS said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” JESUS said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ “for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.” The woman said to HIM, “SIR, I perceive that YOU are a prophet.” “Our fathers worshipped on this mountain and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.” “You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is when the true worshippers will worship the FATHER in SPIRIT and TRUTH.” The woman said to HIM, “I know that Messiah is coming”
(who is called CHRIST). “When HE comes, HE will tell us all things.” JESUS said to her, “I who speak to you am HE”

Luke 18:18-23 says… Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” So JESUS said to him, “Why do you call ME good? No one is good but ONE, that is, GOD. You know the commandments: ‘Do no commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ Honor your father and your mother.’” And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” So when JESUS heard these things, HE said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow,” But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful for he was very rich
.

If we would have had a rolling camera on JESUS at those times, we would see exactly what Ray is doing. JESUS with the woman at the well, started talking to her about the natural, then HE addressed her adultery, (using the commandments to convict her heart) HE then swung the conversation to the spiritual and finally revealing HIMSELF. Do you think JESUS sounded a little abrasive, disturbing, or do you think HE was ineffective?
The woman at the well believed and went to town telling others of her testimony. JESUS definitely had an effect on her.

JESUS went directly to the Ten Commandment’s, when He was talking to the Rich Young Ruler. JESUS addressed his idolatry (the second commandment) with his money, trying to convict his heart (and he already knew who JESUS was, but the ruler chose his money.) This shows that not all who hear the message of CHRIST will accept HIM, for the worldly desires are too attractive.

If one does not truly understand they are a sinner, they will not understand the sacrifice and why they need saved and from what. What does the BIBLE say converts the soul? Psalm 19:7 says…The law (Ten Commandments) of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul. Ray and Kirk are out there doing the work of the LORD. They use the Law to convert the soul and then reveal JESUS’ forgiveness. Most “Christians” do not share their faith at all with anyone. Many people have come to know JESUS through their faithful service by going to the streets and witnessing. The comment about them being ineffective is incorrect. Tell that to all the people who have a relationship with JESUS because of their obedience. Ray and Kirk are definitely, very effective.

Not only are they effective in bringing people to CHRIST, but they are effective in making people very upset with them. Why are they so good at making others upset? 1Corinthians 1:18 says…For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of GOD.

2 Corinthians 2:14 says…But the natural man does not receive the things of the SPIRIT of GOD, for are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. It is not Ray and Kirk that the unsaved are really attacking, it is the message. Christians who attack them are out of line and they should know better. Christians do not attack, we show love.

Those who are attacking Ray and Kirk do not understand that GOD has set them in motion. You may not like their way of witnessing, but don’t blast them, pray for them if you think they are wrong, and also pray that GOD would open your mind of understanding if you are the one in error.

God uses the weak to confound the strong. He uses the simple to confound the wise. He uses the obscure man to confound the proud. Why? Because we were created to glorify God.
Let’s glorify our HEAVENLY FATHER by getting along with one another in one body working together for the purposes of GOD. Remember, LOVE is the greatest commandment of all.

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I welcome comment’s, but I would appreciate if we could curb the insults to one another. My blog is of peace and love. I know the world does not reflect love much, but I want to show the LOVE OF CHRIST here on this blog site.

If there is any use of foul language I will immediately delete it.

I encourage debate, but being mean or bullying others will not be tolerated.

I love the LORD and it is my hope that all will come to know the SAVING GRACE OF JESUS. If not, you may look around, but be graceful.

GOD Bless You!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I am sorry I have not been here in a few days, but I have had a hard weekend. Please continue to pray for my healing process. I will try to post when I can.

Thank you for your understanding, and for your prayers.

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Thanks everyone for being patient with me as I am getting back on my feet. It has been slow, but I am getting around. Praises to our KING!

As I was in bed, I read the book of Daniel. I know it can be so confusing reading about all the prophesy, but as I read I got so much from it.

Daniel 1:1-2 says, In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the LORD delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of GOD. There he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure house of his god.

I want to point out that it was GOD who handed Jehoiakim into the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar. Even though King Nebuchadnezzar did not worship the true GOD of Isreal, GOD chose to hand over King Jehoiakim to King Nebuchadnezzar, and not only the king, but the kingdom, and the articles that were in the temple. King Nebuchadnezzar then placed GOD's HOLY articles into the temple made for his false god.

One might think that GOD would have become angry and judged King Nebuchadnezzar, but GOD chose to bless him instead. Why would GOD do such a thing? MMMMMM???? As we read further into the book of Daniel the truth will be revealed, but let's take it chapter by chapter, and verse by verse to really disect the WORD and find out the truths GOD has for us.

The nugget of truth revealed to me about Daniel 1:1,2...

Sometimes when we see the unsaved progressing in life while we struggle, it is easy to let our faith slip away and question GOD in HIS decisions. BUT...has GOD ever made a mistake? NO! HE has never made one single mistake and yet we find it hard to have faith in the fact that GOD is in control of it all, and we should just walk by faith and not by site.

This is not the end of this chapter, we will see what nuggets of truth we will find tomorrow. If you want, read Daniel 1-4 and comment back to me about the nuggets of truth GOD reveals to you. I am so excited to hear from! GOD bless you as you search for truth for yourselves. My hope is that many will participate.

((((HUGS))))

I am home!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I am home from the hospital...YEAH!!!! I am thankful to my family for keeping you informed, and I am thankful for you all keeping me in your thoughts and prayers.

I was able to come home Friday, and I have been resting since. I am trying to get up and around now. Please continue to pray for me.

We live in a awesome age where we have medicine and technology on our side, but it all would not be possible without GOD allowing us to have it. I am thankful for pain meds, when it felt like a horrible war was going on inside my stomach. It was a rough time for me, but I am home and healing just fine. I will try to come and post when I can. I am getting around slowly...but I am getting around!!! Yippee! PRAISE GOD!

GOD bless you all! (((HUGS)))

An Update

Today my mom,Donna, had her IVs taken out of her arm, but her drainage tube, the tube that was put in to drain the blood from the incision, is still in; she is hoping to get it removed by tomorrow. She will also have tests done tomorrow to see if there is still an infection in her body. They tried one antibiotic but it didn't work; now they are trying a different antibiotic to see how that goes. After tomorrow we will see if she would be able to come home. Thank you for your prayers and continue to pray for her recovery.
GOD bless.
Alyssa Bragg

Donna In The Hospital

Hello My Christian Diary reader's, my wife would like me to let you know that she is in the hospital having her Appendix removed. She went in Saturday at 3:00 in the morning and was in surgery by 4:00. She was out by 6:30 in a lot of pain, but as we all know Donna she was in good spirits. She wants me to send her love and asks to please pray for her quick recovery. I will be reposting some of her earlier posts for some of you who might have missed them. Have a great day and God bless you all.

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I know this an old video, but I have to post it! I love this video!

This woman demonstrates how all Christians should be when face to face with the enemy.

This little old lady knew if the worst of the worst would have happened, she would go to HEAVEN, therefore, she was not afraid, she had JESUS with her. She also knew as long as this young man had breath in his lungs he could be saved,so she shares her JESUS with the young man while at gun point! You go girl, show him JESUS!!

I do pray for that man! I hope he got right with the LORD, turned himself in, and is telling others of the gift of eternal life through JESUS CHRIST!

Praise GOD for living through HIS people!

Enjoy this story...

The Zookeeper

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I am sorry I have not been here in a few days, but I have been so busy, but a good busy. I hope you all have had a wonderful week so far. My hope is that you all are trusting in the LORD, and telling others about HIM.

As some of you know Tim Hawkins is one of my favorite Christian Comedians, and I want to leave you with this video that is sure to make you laugh. If you are married, you will be rolling...LOL!!! So, pull up a chair if you have not done so, and enjoy a moment with Tim Hawkins. HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!!!

Does GOD Exist?

Do you truly believe?

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Hebrews 11:6 says, But without faith it is impossible to please HIM, for he who comes to GOD must believe that HE is, and that HE is a rewarder of those who diligently seek HIM.


First you have to believe GOD is the only true living GOD, and trust HE will do what HE says HE will do.

It is impossible to please GOD without faith, so when we pray we must believe HE can and will do it. What is faith? Hebrews 11:1 says, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

One must believe it is a reality even before it happens. Mark 11:24 says, (JESUS speaking)"Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

GOD just wants us to trust and believe HIM. To have faith that HE is our GOD, our FATHER and all HE wants is for us to have a relationship with HIM. To trust HIM as a little child trusts the word of mom and dad.

I know from my own life, it was not until I believed GOD would answer my prayer that HE moved the mountain for me.

Matthew 13:58 says, And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.

Beloved of GOD, trust and believe GOD in all that you pray. It may not be answered right when you want it, but the WORD of GOD is TRUTH, so believe you have received it and you will have them. If you do not believe, it will not be done for you because of disbelief.

I have been praying for 14 years to have a baby on my own, and it has not happened yet...YET! I believe it will happen, I know it will... with every fiber of my being I believe it! HE would not place the burden on my heart if HE did not intend on filling that desire, but I should have desire to please HIM first.

How do I please HIM? I read the BIBLE and do what HE says to do. If the BIBLE says do it, then DO IT, and if the BIBLE says do not do it, DO NOT DO IT! IF GOD who has never failed at anything EVER, why don't we trust HIM?

Psalm 37:3-5 says, 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on HIS faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, and HE shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in HIM, and HE shall bring it to pass.

Now, I do believe that it is not just talking about any and every worldly desire, there is much evil in the world. We should align our desires to GOD's desires. But also notice in verse 4, it first says, to delight yourself also in the LORD. Delight means: a high degree of gratification: joy; extreme satisfaction; something that gives great pleasure.

Do you see that? Extreme satisfaction to worship HIM, gratification in walking in obedience, for this pleases HIM, and having great joy just because HE is GOD!

When we desire HIM above all, HE loves to give us the desires of our hearts.

Have you just truly celebrated GOD? Have you truly worshiped HIM, sought after HIM as if you were completely in love with HIM?

Have you ever thought of yourself as being totally crazy in love with GOD? Not the worlds version of love, but a true, pure desire to run after the one and only TRUE LIVING GOD. Running into HIS arms through HIS SON JESUS who died to make that happen. WOW, what a site!

To have that kind of love, belief, trust, and faith in GOD...that is what moves GOD to answered prayers.

GOD is ready to move those mountains, we (Christians) just need to truly believe HE will do it.

Prayer without expectancy is unbelief in disguise. Fear and doubt are liars that steal answered prayers.

GOD bless us all as we learn to trust HIM more.

WOW!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I enjoy studying History. As a young person, I strongly disliked it, but as I have grown older, I have come to enjoy studying it all. One era that has grabbed my attention is the Holocaust, and being here in Europe has given me an opportunity to see these places up close. It has kind of become personal to me. So, when I came across this story I knew I had to post it.

I see Irena as a true hero, and I know that all the children who lived because of her would agree.


When Hitler and his Nazis built the Warsaw Ghetto and herded 500,000 Polish Jews behind its walls to await liquidation, many Polish gentiles turned their backs or applauded. Not Irena Sendler. An unfamiliar name to most people, but this remarkable woman defied the Nazis and saved 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto. As a health worker, she sneaked the children out between 1942 and 1943to safe hiding places and found non-Jewish families to adopt them.

Her achievement went largely unnoticed for many years. Then the story was uncovered by four young students at Uniontown High School, in Kansas, who were the winners of the 2000 Kansas state National History Day competition by writing a play Life in a Jar about the heroic actions of Irena Sendler. The girls - Elizabeth Cambers, Megan Stewart, Sabrina Coons and Janice Underwood - have since gained international recognition, along with their teacher, Norman Conard. The presentation, seen in many venues in the United States and popularized by National Public Radio, C-SPAN and CBS, has brought Irena Sendler's story to a wider public.

The students continue their prize-winning dramatic presentation Life in a Jar.

Irena Sendler was born in 1910 in Otwock, a town some 15 miles southeast of Warsaw. She was greatly influenced by her father who was one of the first Polish Socialists. As a doctor his patients were mostly poor Jews.

In 1939, Germany invaded Poland, and the brutality of the Nazis accelerated with murder, violence and terror.

At the time, Irena was a Senior Administrator in the Warsaw Social Welfare Department, which operated the canteens in every district of the city. Previously, the canteens provided meals, financial aid, and other services for orphans, the elderly, the poor and the destitute. Now, through Irena, the canteens also provided clothing, medicine and money for the Jews. They were registered under fictitious Christian names, and to prevent inspections, the Jewish families were reported as being afflicted with such highly infectious diseases as typhus and tuberculosis.

But in 1942, the Nazis herded hundreds of thousands of Jews into a 16-block area that came to be known as the Warsaw Ghetto. The Ghetto was sealed and the Jewish families ended up behind its walls, only to await certain death.

Irena Sendler was so appalled by the conditions that she joined Zegota, the Council for Aid to Jews, organized by the Polish underground resistance movement, as one of its first recruits and directed the efforts to rescue Jewish children.

To be able to enter the Ghetto legally, Irena managed to be issued a pass from Warsaws Epidemic Control Department and she visited the Ghetto daily, reestablished contacts and brought food, medicines and clothing. But 5,000 people were dying a month from starvation and disease in the Ghetto, and she decided to help the Jewish children to get out.

For Irena Sendler, a young mother herself, persuading parents to part with their children was in itself a horrendous task. Finding families willing to shelter the children, and thereby willing to risk their life if the Nazis ever found out, was also not easy.

Irena Sendler, who wore a star armband as a sign of her solidarity to Jews, began smuggling children out in an ambulance. She recruited at least one person from each of the ten centers of the Social Welfare Department.

With their help, she issued hundreds of false documents with forged signatures. Irena Sendler successfully smuggled almost 2,500 Jewish children to safety and gave them temporary new identities.

Some children were taken out in gunnysacks or body bags. Some were buried inside loads of goods. A mechanic took a baby out in his toolbox. Some kids were carried out in potato sacks, others were placed in coffins, some entered a church in the Ghetto which had two entrances. One entrance opened into the Ghetto, the other opened into the Aryan side of Warsaw. They entered the church as Jews and exited as Christians. "Can you guarantee they will live?" Irena later recalled the distraught parents asking. But she could only guarantee they would die if they stayed. "In my dreams," she said, "I still hear the cries when they left their parents."

Irena Sendler accomplished her incredible deeds with the active assistance of the church. "I sent most of the children to religious establishments," she recalled. "I knew I could count on the Sisters." Irena also had a remarkable record of cooperation when placing the youngsters: "No one ever refused to take a child from me," she said.

The children were given false identities and placed in homes, orphanages and convents. Irena Sendler carefully noted, in coded form, the children's original names and their new identities. She kept the only record of their true identities in jars buried beneath an apple tree in a neighbor's back yard, across the street from German barracks, hoping she could someday dig up the jars, locate the children and inform them of their past.

In all, the jars contained the names of 2,500 children ...

But the Nazis became aware of Irena's activities, and on October 20, 1943 she was arrested, imprisoned and tortured by the Gestapo, who broke her feet and legs. She ended up in the Pawiak Prison, but no one could break her spirit. Though she was the only one who knew the names and addresses of the families sheltering the Jewish children, she withstood the torture, refusing to betray either her associates or any of the Jewish children in hiding.

Sentenced to death, Irena was saved at the last minute when Zegota members bribed one of the Germans to halt the execution. She escaped from prison but for the rest of the war she was pursued by the Gestapo.

After the war she dug up the jars and used the notes to track down the 2,500 children she placed with adoptive families and to reunite them with relatives scattered across Europe. But most lost their families during the Holocaust in Nazi death camps.

The children had known her only by her code name Jolanta. But years later, after she was honored for her wartime work, her picture appeared in a newspaper. "A man, a painter, telephoned me," said Sendler, "`I remember your face,' he said. `It was you who took me out of the ghetto.' I had many calls like that!"

Irena Sendler did not think of herself as a hero. She claimed no credit for her actions. "I could have done more," she said. "This regret will follow me to my death."

She has been honored by international Jewish organizations - in 1965 she accorded the title of Righteous Among the Nations by the Yad Vashem organization in Jerusalem and in 1991 she was made an honorary citizen of Israel.

Irena Sendler was awarded Poland's highest distinction, the Order of White Eagle in Warsaw Monday Nov. 10, 2003.

This lovely, courageous woman was one of the most dedicated and active workers in aiding Jews during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Her courage enabled not only the survival of 2,500 Jewish children but also of the generations of their descendants.
Sendler with some children she saved, Warsaw, 2005


In 2007 considerable publicity accompanied Sendler's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. While failed nominations for the award have not been officially announced by the Nobel organization for 50 years, the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, reported in 2007 that Irena Sendler's nominator had made the nomination public. Regardless of its legitimacy, talk of the nomination focused a spotlight on Sendler and her wartime achievements. The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and former Vice President of the United States Al Gore.

She passed away on May 12, 2008, at the age of 98.

ONE WAY

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

There are so many religions in the world today, but there is only ONE WAY to HEAVEN. That is through JESUS CHRIST...The one true living GOD!

A Blog Award

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I am excited today because my brother in CHRIST, Chuck, from Secondary Roads, has given me the "Most Inspirational Blog Award"! Thank you brother! I am speechless, (although, my friends would say that even when I am speechless, I always have something to say...LOL!) I have the gift of gab...I do not think it is a spirtual gift, but a gift nonetheless. LOL!!!



As I have received, I shall give away. I will give it to five other blogs that have inspired me. Though I have many favorites, I could only choose five, and the winners are...

Martha-Fly Away Birdie

Brad-Sound of a Soft Breath

Rita-Following 31

Yeo Kee Hui-Bible Examples

Scott-Just A Thought

Check out these blogs and be blessed!

Love Believes all things

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from JESUS CHRIST our LORD and SAVIOR.

I found this great devotion from a "Our Daily Bread" book. It was a reminder to me, and I believe we all need to be reminded of this truth. I am going to type verbatim from the book. GOD bless you all! Happy Sunday!

It was 40 years ago or more that I observed a friend of mine showing great affection for someone I considered unworthy of love. I thought my friend was being taken in, and I was afraid he would be disillusioned and saddened in the end.

When I expressed my concern, he replied, "When I stand before my LORD, I hope HE will say of me that I've loved too many, rather than too few." I've never forgotten his words.

Paul insists that "[Love] believes all things" (1Corinthians 13:7). Love "believes" in people. It can see the potential in them. It believes that GOD can take the most unattractive and unworthy individual and turn that person into a masterpiece of beauty and grace. If love errs, it must err in the way of trustfulness and hopefulness.

Certainly we must be aware of danger when we see it coming, and become "as wise as serpents" (Matthew 10:16). Tough love may be the best response to irresponsible and foolish people, but we can be too guarded, too wary and distrustful.

It doesn't do us any real harm to be hoodwinked and defrauded (Matthew 5:38-48). It's better to believe in someone and have your heart broken than to have no heart at all. British poet Alfred Tennyson wrote, "'Tis better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all."

~David Roper~ Our Daily Bread

Lord,
Help us to believe in people and all that in them YOU can do, so we can say we've loved too many, ranther than too few.

Love looks beyond what people are to what they can become.

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Our Father Who Art In Heaven.
Yes?
Don't interrupt me. I'm praying..
But -- you called ME!
Called you?
No, I didn't call you.
I'm praying.
Our Father who art in Heaven.
There -- you did it again!
Did what?
Called ME.You said,
"Our Father who art in Heaven"
Well, here I am..What's on your mind?
But I didn't mean anything by it.
I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day.
I always say the Lord's Prayer.
It makes me feel good,
kind of like fulfilling a duty.
Well, all right.
Go on.
Okay, Hallowed be thy name .
Hold it right there.What do you mean by that?
By what?
By "Hallowed be thy name"?
It means, it means . . good grief,
I don't know what it means.
How in the world should I know?
It's just a part of the prayer.
By the way, what does it mean?
It means to honor greatly, to set apart as HOLY.
Hey, that makes sense..
I never thought about what 'hallowed' meant before.
Thanks.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Do you really mean that?
Sure, why not?
What are you doing about it?
Doing? Why, nothing, I guess.
I just think it would be kind of neat if you got
control, of everything down here like you have up
there. We're kinda in a mess down here you know.
Yes, I know;but, have I got control of you?
Well, I go to church.
That isn't what I asked you.
What about your bad temper?
You've really got a problem there, you know.
And then there's the way you spend
your money -- all on yourself.
And what about the kind of books you read ?

Now hold on just a minute!
Stop picking on me!
I'm just as good as some of the rest
of those People at church!
Excuse ME..
I thought you were praying
for MY will to be done.
If that is to happen,
it will have to start with the ones
who are praying for it.
Like you -- for example ..
Oh, all right. I guess I do have some hang-ups.
Now that you mention it,
I could probably name some others.
So could I.
I haven't thought about it very much until now,
but I really would like to cut out some of those things.
I would like to, you know, be really free.
Good. Now we're getting somewhere.
We'll work together -- You and ME.
I'm proud of You.
Look, LORD, if you don't mind,
I need to finish up here.
This is taking a lot longer than it usually does.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
You need to cut out some of the bread..
You've been overindulging.
Hey, wait a minute! What is this?
Here I was doing my religious duty,
and all of a sudden you break in
and remind me of all my hang-ups.
Praying is a dangerous thing.
You just might get what you ask for.
Remember, you called ME -- and here I am.
It's too late to stop now.
Keep praying. ( pause . . )
Well, go on.
I'm scared to.
Scared? Of what?
I know what you'll say.
Try ME.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
What about Ann?
See? I knew it!
I knew you would bring her up!
Why, Lord, she's told lies about me, spread stories.
She never paid back the money she owes me.
I've sworn to get even with her!
But -- your prayer --
What about your prayer?
I didn't -- mean it..
Well, at least you're honest.
But, it's quite a load carrying around all that
bitterness and resentment isn't it?
Yes, but I'll feel better as soon as I get even with her.
Boy, have I got some plans for her.
She'll wish she had never been born.
No, you won't feel any better.
You'll feel worse.
Revenge isn't sweet.
You know how unhappy you are --
Well, I can change that.
You can? How?
Forgive Ann.
Then, I'll forgive you;
And the hate and the sin,
will be Ann's problem -- not yours.
You will have settled the problem
as far as you are concerned.
Oh, you know, you're right.
You always are.
And more than I want revenge,
I want to be right with You . . (sigh).
All right, all right . .
I forgive her.
There now!
Wonderful!
How do you feel?

Hmmmm. Well, not bad.
Not bad at all!
In fact, I feel pretty great!
You know, I don't think I'll go to bed uptight tonight.
I haven't been getting much rest, you know.
Yeah, I know.
But, you're not through with your prayer, are you?
Go on.
Oh, all right.And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Good! Good! I'll do that.
Just don't put yourself in a place
where you can be tempted.
What do you mean by that?
You know what I mean.
Yeah. I know.
Okay..
Go ahead. Finish your prayer.
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory forever.
Amen.
Do you know what would bring me glory?
What would really make me happy?
No, but I'd like to know.
I want to please you now.
I've really made a mess of things.
I want to truly follow you..
I can see now how great that would be.
So, tell me . . .How do I make you happy?
YOU just did.

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you all from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.


Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.
He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.
It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.
So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.
Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time.
I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.
Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''











~Author Unknown~

Checkmate!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST,

May you always keep your KING on the board!! GOD bless you all!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I really love the fact that he could talk about GOD freely on tv... how awesome!

All we see on tv today is nothing but trash, I wish I could have experienced tv when it was clean.

Comment and let me know what you think! GOD bless everyone.

And They Crucified HIM

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

One day a while back, a man, his heart heavy with grief, was walking in the woods. As he thought about his life this day, he knew many things were not right. He thought about those who had lied about him back when he had a job.

His thoughts turned to those who had stolen his things and cheated him. He remembered family that had passed on. His mind turned to the illness he had, that no one could cure. His very soul was filled with anger, resentment, and frustration.

Standing there this day, searching for answers he could not find, knowing all else had failed him, he knelt at the base of an old oak tree to seek the one he knew would always be there. And with tears in his eyes, he prayed:

'LORD- YOU have done wonderful things for me in this life. YOU have told me to do many things for YOU, and I happily obeyed. Today, YOU have told me to forgive. I am sad, LORD, because I cannot, I don't know how. It is not fair LORD, I didn't deserve these wrongs that were done against me and I shouldn't have to forgive. As perfect as your way is LORD, this one thing I cannot do, for I don't know how to forgive. My anger is so deep LORD, I fear I may not hear YOU, but I pray YOU teach me to do the one thing I cannot do: Teach me to forgive .'

As he knelt there in the quiet shade of that old oak tree, he felt something fall onto his shoulder. He opened his eyes. Out of the corner of one eye, he saw something red on his shirt. He could not turn to see what it was because where the oak tree had been was a large square piece of wood in the ground. He raised his head and saw two feet held to the wood with a large spike through them.

He raised his head more, and tears came to his eyes as he saw JESUS hanging on a cross. He saw spikes in HIS hands, a gash in HIS side, a torn and battered body, deep thorns sunk into HIS head. Finally he saw the suffering and pain on HIS precious face. As their eyes met, the man's tears turned to sobbing, and JESUS began to speak.

'Have you ever told a lie?' HE asked?

The man answered - 'Yes, LORD.

''Have you ever been given too much change and kept it?'

The man answered - 'Yes. LORD.' And the man sobbed more and more.

'Have you ever taken something from work that wasn't yours?' JESUS asked?

And the man answered, 'Yes, LORD.'

'Have you ever sworn, using my FATHER's name in vain?'

The man, crying now, answered - 'Yes, LORD.'

As JESUS asked many more times, 'Have you ever'? The man's crying became uncontrollable, for he could only answer - 'Yes, LORD'.

Then JESUS turned HIS head from one side to the other, and the man felt something fall on his other shoulder He looked and saw that it was the BLOOD of JESUS. When he looked back up, his eyes met those of JESUS, and there was a look of love the man had never seen or known before.

JESUS said, 'I didn't deserve this either, but I forgive you.'

GOD bless you all!

Are you a fisher of Men?


Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

Enjoy the reposts! I am extremely overloaded, so I will try to be back with original content, next week.

As I was laying down my burden from Sunday, The LORD recalled the story of Moses to my mind. Do you remember when Moses was a baby and his family tried to hide him from the soldiers who were ordered to kill every male child two years old and younger? After some time Moses became harder to hide from the soldiers, so his mom made him a little wicker basket and place her precious wee one inside and pushed it down into the reeds. As a mother how could she have just put him in the water like that? Well, I believe she had faith in GOD, and she trusted GOD completely with her burden.

Was it difficult for her to do that? Yes, I bet it was! It takes incredible faith to place your child into a basket and send it down stream into the unknown. Wow! That is faith my friends!

Well, we all know what happens, the baby is found by the Pharaoh's daughter, and she wanted him for her own, so she had Moses sister go get their mother to nurse him until he was at an age to be taken...and the mother got paid to nurse her own child...LOL!!! I just think that is great!

Moses was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter and he grew to be used by GOD to set the captives free from Egypt.

Wow! I wonder what GOD has in store for my children. What exciting things they will do in the name of GOD! I am so excited!!!!

It starts out first by trust...trusting in the ONE and ONLY TRUE LIVING GOD, who is waiting and ready to forgive sins of any who will cry out to HIM. If you have burdens, lay them in the basket and send them down the river of forgiveness for GOD to take care of. GO ahead, lay them down, and let GOD give you rest. Then watch out, there is always an adventure when you serve the LORD.

Whoever says that being a Christian is boring, certainly has never been a Christian!!! LOL!! I am not sure if any of this makes sense to you all, but it is what is on my heart at this moment. LOL!!

GOD Bless America

There is no GOD?

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I was on a Christian forum some time ago, and came across the topic of "How tiring it is to talk to Atheists." I know it can be a little draining at times when talking to an argumentative atheist, but remember what JESUS said, " FATHER forgive them for they do not know what they do." Also, remember what the BIBLE says, "Apart from the SPIRIT they will not understand the things of the SPIRIT. " So, of course they are going to behave, act, and talk like that. They have been world-washed and do not understand the things of GOD.

First off, they will always say, " There is no GOD." That is an absolute statement. For an absolute statement to be true, one must be omniscient. ( having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.) One must know how many hairs are upon every head, every thought of every human, every detail of history, every atom within every rock... nothing is hidden from ones eyes... one must know the intimate details of the secret love-life of the fleas on the back of the black cat of Napoleons' great grandmother. To make the absolute statement, " There is no GOD," One must have absolute knowledge that there isn't one.

I do believe that some Christians treat atheists like they have the black plague. Non-Believers just need someone to tell them LOVINGLY about the GOD who is RIGHTEOUS, JUST, PERFECT and HOLY. HE and HE alone is the only perfect being. GOD being perfect can not be around sin. When Adam and Eve sinned it infected the flesh of all of mankind with the curse of sin, separating them, and all mankind from GOD. Now, we are all born sinners and separated from GOD, but GOD executed HIS plan ( through HIS SON) for the redemption of man.

If one was to be very honest with oneself and answer these questions... Have you ever told a lie? What are you if you tell a lie? A liar. Have you ever stole anything? Regardless of the value of the item or if you were young when you stole it. What are you called if you steal? A thief. Have you ever looked upon another to lust after them? JESUS says that whoever looks upon a person to lust after them has committed adultery with them already in their heart. ( This covers all sexual sin.) Have you ever used GOD's name as a curse word or used it irreverently? That is blasphemy. That is taking the ONE who has given you sight, hearing and life and you use HIS name as a form of a curse word to show disgust. Is this you? Do you see yourself as a good person next to GOD's perfect standard? Though I have not mentioned all the commandments, the WORD says that if you are guilty of one you are guilty of breaking them all.

I , myself am guilty of them all. Actually, I have broken all of the Ten Commandments. I was facing the "Judgement of GOD and on my way to the "Lake of Fire". ( A very real place that you do not want to go to.) I had heard about JESUS before and thought that as long as I would say, "I am sorry", I would go to HEAVEN. I was wrong.

It is like this... a person has committed a crime of rape and stands before the judge and the judge asks, " you stand here guilty of this crime, do you have anything to say?" Then the person says, " Judge, I am so sorry for raping that poor girl, I will not do it again, please can you just show mercy and let me go? One, the person should be sorry for committing a horrible act against another person, and two, if the judge is a good judge, whether the person is truly sorry or not the crime needs to be punished, and the good judge will not let the person go, but execute justice because he is bound by law.

GOD is a good judge and HE has to punish sin.(crimes against GOD' which is breaking HIS HOLY STANDARD or Ten Commandments) HE sees us all through HIS HOLY STANDARD and we all fall short of it. Romans 3:23 says, The wages of sin is death. But it does not stop there, for Romans 6:23 also tells us that eternal life is through JESUS CHRIST our LORD, and SAVIOR. JESUS who was and has always been, had left HIS KINGDOM (John 1:1,14) to come to the world HE created, to be a teacher to man ,whom HE also created. Showing us the way, and ultimately death on the cross to save us.

What do we need saved from? We need saved from the wrath to come. There will be a judgement day and if we are all in our sin(no atonement) we will go to the lake of fire.

What happened was this... GOD became a man in the person of JESUS CHRIST, and eventually was nailed to and died upon the cross taking the sins of the whole world on HIMSELF. We sin and we deserve death, but HE came and took it for us. So, what happened that day on the Cross was a legal transaction. We committed a crime or crimes against GOD and JESUS paid our fine for us. HE stepped into the courtroom of forever and paid our fine in HIS life's blood.

You see, it is not about us being sorry, it is about the fine that was paid, therfore, the law would not have no more hold on us. That is how much HE loves us!!! All you have to do to be saved is... repent of your sin, ( tell GOD with your mouth that you believe that are a sinner and need HIM to forgive you) then turn away from your sin and live a life that is pleasing to HIM. Read the BIBLE daily to understand HIS WILL and PURPOSE for your life.

HE is ready to hear from you!

I pray for all who do not believe. Please repent and come to know GOD before you take your final breath here on earth, and since no one knows when our last day on earth will be, the BIBLE says that today is the day of salvation!!!

Also, a last note! No matter how tired and weary we become, we need to always let the HOLY SPIRIT lead. Ask GOD to give us strength to stay true to witnessing. We never know who is ready to trust in THE SAVIOR.

LORD, I pray that you will send at least one person ( I truly pray for many) to read this message, and accept eternal life which YOU offer to everyone who will call on YOU.
AMEN

GOD Bless You!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I am sorry for the reposts, but my family is ill and I have to take care of them.

I really love this video and hope you will all watch and be blessed.

I had this video sent to me, and I believe this is a message EVERY CHRISTIAN needs to hear. I hope you will take time to watch it. It is about 8 minutes. Please watch it! GOD Bless You!

The Wheat and the Tares

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I wrote this article earlier in the year, but felt led to post it again. I hope it speaks to someone. GOD bless you all!

I was reading in the BIBLE about the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13:24-30...Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this, The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

This parable is about true and false believers working along side one another. See how JESUS said they grow up together. Obviously, the wheat in the parable are the saved children of GOD, but let's look at the tares.

Tares, or Lolium Temulentum, are typically known as a Darnel or Cockle. It usually grows in the same production zones as wheat and is considered a weed. The similarity between these two plants is so close in resemblance, that in some regions cockle is referred to as "false wheat." It bears close resemblance to wheat until the ear appears. The ears on the real wheat become so heavy it causes the plant to droop, but the "false wheat", whose ears are light, stands up straight.

Also according to the encyclopedia, Tares parasite wheat fields. A parasite is an organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host. One of the characteristics of the tares are the making of one feel poisoned with drunkenness.

GOD establishes HIS Church and builds up HIS body of believers, and satan sends his people among the true believers to try to infect the Church with his poison. The BIBLE also says we will be able to decipher if someone is a true Christian by the good fruit they bear. (Luke 6:43) As the "false wheat" will give itself away eventually by the ears not drooping down, the false converts will eventually give themselves away, some may not, but a majority will. How? By their lifestyles.

Have you ever seen someone in your Church go on on Sunday and praise GOD with their mouths and actions, to leave and live an opposite life?

It was no different with JESUS. JESUS had a false disciple among HIM. Judas was a disciple to JESUS, made relationships with the other disciples, and they had no idea he was stealing from the offering. (John 12:6) No one would have expected Judas as being a traitor. The scripture says in Matthew 26:21,22, And as they did eat, HE said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, LORD, is it I? They had no idea Judas was not really one of them, so seeing bad fruit in a non-believer may not aways be apparent, but it is something we should not really be looking for either.

We are to do our FATHER's will and love everyone, and if you see someone whom you think could be a false believer, pray about it and then approach him/her LOVINGLY about their sin condition. Get them to understand that you care enough about their eternal life to talk to them about it. Always show them what the scripture says about the subject and let the HOLY SPIRIT do the rest. Never input your opinion, only GOD's WORD. GOD's WORD never returns void.

After studying a bit on satanism, I found that this cult trains people to go into Christian Churches to tear them apart. Girls are taught to go and seduce the men, especially the pastor. If satan can tear down the leader then he can divide and conquer the Church. If not, they are trained to cause divorce within the Church. They also teach young girls that it is acceptable to dress provocatively to cause lusting to weaken the men and boys. The cult teaches their women to go into BIBLE study leader positions to mislead the ladies into thinking that their busyness within the Church is for GOD, but the things being done are not even what GOD said to do. It is always so subtle, that it is not noticeable until the damage has been done.

I knew a Church that had a female from the satanic cult try to seduce the pastor, he refused her, and he saw through her charade, and called her out in front of the congregation that following Sunday, and she laughed very loud on the way out as she left. She then went to another Church and did the same thing, but that time she succeeded. The two pastors were friends and that is how the first pastor found out.

The cult teaches the men to go into leadership positions to make changes on the board that would tear down the Church instead of build it up. The suggestions are so subtle that it causes no alarm to the other board members. For example, (Cult member talking)"Hey, I noticed that no one is really coming to Wednesday night prayer time, I bet we could get folks to come if we implement a Christian drama class in its place or replace it with a Wednesday night fellowship dinner." If no one challenges him, he will more than likely get his way. Once prayer is removed, it is not long until the Church will fail. This has happened!

Whoever the non-believer is, they need JESUS. I believe that is the reason GOD does not want to uproot them before harvest, some will be saved, but the scripture is clear what happens to the tares. Some say that the Tares are Tares and they will always be false wheat, but with our GOD all things are possible, HE wants all to come to HIM and be saved.

Remember, do not go around and look for the non-believers to judge them, but love everyone as they are your heavenly family. This is written only to warn of the witnessing need within the Church. Only approach someone if you truly believe they are not saved, because sometimes it is just Biblical ignorance on their part. GOD will separate the wheat and tares... in HIS time.

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