A Prayer of Hope and Trust in God by Ken Gire

Dear Lord,

I believe you are a sovereign God; creator of heaven and earth.

I believe you are the ruler of the universe and Lord of the landscape of my life.

However small a parcel of ground that is within your universe —

it is still within your universe and under your watchful eye.

I believe that you know what happens to us.

I believe you care.

I believe that you are good … and that all things work together for good

… for those who love you and are called according to your purpose.

I believe that you are all powerful …

and that you make all things beautiful […]

By | September 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can You Read This?

Here’s another trick of Doctor Dementia to test your
skills….

I’ve  seen this with the letters out of order, but
this is the first time  I’ve seen it with
numbers.
Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this
OUT LOUD, you have a strong mind. And better than
that:

Alzheimer’s is a long long, way down the road before it
ever gets anywhere near you.

   7H15
M3554G3

   53RV35
7O    PR0V3

   H0W      0UR
M1ND5    C4N

   D0
4M4Z1NG    7H1NG5!

   1MPR3551V3
7H1NG5!

   1N
7H3    B3G1NN1NG

   17      WA5
H4RD    BU7

   N0W,      0N
7H15    LIN3

   Y0UR      M1ND
1S

   R34D1NG
17

   4U70M471C4LLY
   W17H      0U7
3V3N

   7H1NK1NG
4B0U7    17,

   B3      PROUD!
0NLY

   C3R741N
P30PL3    C4N

   R3AD
7H15.

   PL3453
F0RW4RD    1F

   U      C4N
R34D    […]

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jesus’ Seven “I AM” Statements

I AM … The Bread of Life (John 6:35)

I AM … The Light of the World (John 8:12)

I AM … The Gate (John 10:9)

I AM … The Good Shepherd (John 11:25-26)

I AM … The Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)

I AM … The Way, The Truth, and The Life (John 14:6)

I AM … The Vine (John 15:5)

Which of these speaks to you the most?

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prayer to Our Sovereign God

Dear Lord,

I believe you are a sovereign God; creator of heaven and earth.

I believe you are the ruler of the universe and Lord of the landscape of my life.

However small a parcel of ground that is within your universe —

it is still within your universe and under your watchful eye.

I believe that you know what happens to us.

I believe you care.

I believe that you are good … and that all things work together for good

… for those who love you and are […]

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Christian Living, Scripture, Spiritual Maturity, Uncategorized|2 Comments

People Can’t See the Crack (Wound)

“I try to believe,” she said, “that God doesn’t give you more than one little piece of the story at once.

You know, the story of your life.

Otherwise your heart would crack wider than you could handle.  He only cracks it enough so you can still walk, like someone wearing a cast.

But you’ve still got a crack running up your side,

big enough for a sapling to grow out of.

ONLY … NO ONE SEES IT.

NOBODY SEES IT!!!!!

Everybody thinks you’re one whole piece, and so they treat you […]

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

How Have You Labeled Yourself? Here’s a New Label by Glynnis Whitmer

The New Testament tells of a disciple of Jesus who had an interesting definition for himself, one that seemed to impact his life as well. In the book of John, one of the disciples is described this way: the one whom Jesus loved.

Interestingly, this description is only found in the book of John, and scholars believe John the Apostle, the author of the book, was referring to himself.

For years, I assumed this was a title the other disciples gave John. Perhaps they believed Jesus loved John more than the others. That wouldn’t be uncommon, as siblings tend to have an […]

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

50 Scriptures about God, the Perfect Father

  1. I know everything about you … Psalm 139:1
  2. I know when you sit down and when you rise up … Psalm 139:2
  3. I am familiar with all of your ways … Psalm 139:3
  4. Even the very hairs on your head are numbered … Matthew 10:29-31
  5. For you were made in my image … Genesis 1:27
  6. In me you live and move and have your being … Acts 17:28
  7. For you are my offspring … Acts 17:28
  8. I chose you when I planned creation … Ephesians 1:11-12
  9. I knew you even before you were conceived … Jeremiah 1:4-5
  10. I determined […]
By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Christian Living, Spiritual Maturity, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Differentiation (Being Your Own Person)

Differentiation (Being Your Own Person)

“… we emerge from our family or origin at about the highest level of differentiation our parents achieved.  Our basic level of differentiation is pretty much established by adolescence and can remain at that level for life.  In the process of regulating their own emotions, poorly differentiated parents pressure their children for togetherness or distance, which stops children from developing their ability to think, feel, and act for themselves.  They learn to conduct themselves only in reaction to others.”  (p. 69)

“By now the paradoxes of differentiation should be clear:  while differentiation allows us to set ourselves […]

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Road to Destruction

Hosea 4:6 — “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Because you have rejected knowledge,

I also will reject you from being My priest.

Since you have forgotten the law of your God,

I also will forget your children. (NASB)

It is a powerful and ominous statement that God pronounces over Israel in Hosea 4:6:  God says Israel will be destroyed because they lack a very specific type of knowledge.  What knowledge might God be talking about?

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Christian Living, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Menninger’s List of Emotional Maturity

1.  The ability to deal constructively with reality.

2. The capacity to adapt to change.

3. A relative freedom from symptoms that are produced by tensions and anxieties.

4. The capacity to find more satisfaction in giving than receiving.

5. The capacity to relate to other people in a consistent manner with mutual satisfaction and helpfulness.

6. The capacity to sublimate, to direct one’s instinctive hostile energy into creative and constructive outlets.

7. The capacity to love

William C. Menninger, MD

By | February 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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