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    Hospitality

    Friday, May 20, 2011, 11:01 PM [General]

    Let brotherly love continue. (Hebrews 13:1-8)
    Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
    Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you also are in the body.
    Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous.
    Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, "I will never fail you nor forsake you."
    Hence we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid; what can man do to me?"
    Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith.
    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.

    This is a long weekend for Canada . It's Queen Victoria Day on Monday . A time to entertain  for all . Hoping to pack a lunch and meet friends at the park . We enjoy barbercues so  I will invite a nice young niece and her dad . They enjoy doing the cooking on the patio so I am hoping to  feel good enough to invite them .

    You all have a good weekend ! 

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    Pain ????

    Friday, May 20, 2011, 9:58 PM [General]

    I spent time in the ER today . A CT Scan of the head was done . It didn't reveal anything . I've had facial pain since  a sign dropped on my head at the end of February . Now my face is swollen near the cheek bone . The headaches are horrendous . Now I am on heavy duty pain medication . Took one pill today (oxycodone) boy did I sweat and the stomach pangs that was something else . I want be taking those every four hours as prescribed .Please pray for me friends . Marie

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    Jesus said to his disciples ....

    Friday, May 20, 2011, 7:55 AM [General]

    Jn 14:1–12
    Jesus said to his disciples, “Do not be troubled; trust in God and trust in me. In my Father’s house there are many rooms. Otherwise I would not have told you that I go to prepare a place for you. After I have gone and prepared a place for you, I shall come again and take you to me, so that where I am, you also may be. Yet you know the way where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me. If you know me, you will know the Father also; indeed you know him and you have seen him.”
    Philip asked him, “Lord, show us the Father and that is enough.” Jesus said to him, “What! I have been with you so long and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever sees me sees the Father; how can you say: ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
    “All that I say to you, I do not say of myself. The Father who dwells in me is doing his own work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; at least believe it on the evidence of these works that I do.
    “Truly, I say to you, the one who believes in me will do the same works that I do; and he will even do greater than these, for I am going to the Father.”
    REFLECTION
    Truly, I say to you, the one who believes in me will do the same works that I do; and he will even do greater than these. We are awesome! It’s amazing how the Lord has chosen us to be like Him and to continue His work on earth. Let us be convinced of our worth as God’s chosen ones. With dignity, let us dispel all doubts and disbelief. Show someone the beauty and brilliance of his or her talents. Tell him or her how to develop them into strengths. (In my inbox this AM )

    Indeed we are awesome . Most days do we truly believe it ? Are we at times jealous of the gifts of other people ?  Giving someone a pat on the back is that so difficult ?  The thing is I think I feel inept . In relying on the Spirit of God  and focusing on the needs of the other better results for all  ?

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    Workers needed ...

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 10:36 PM [General]

     

    "Greater will be the future glory of this house than the former, says the Lord of hosts." —Haggai 2:9

     

    After the temple had been destroyed for sixty-seven years, the Israelites returned from exile. Following seventeen more years of seeing the temple lie in ruins, the Lord raised up the prophets Haggai and Zechariah (see Zec 6:11-12) to command Zerubbabel the governor, Joshua the high priest, and the remnant of the people to get to work (Hg 2:1-2).

    Four groups of people were necessary for the rebuilding of the Temple. If we are to rebuild the Church, we will need these same four groups of workers. First, we need prophets to tell us what God is saying. Without them, we don't know what work to do or when to do it. "Without prophecy the people become demoralized" (Prv 29:18). After the prophets tell us what God wants, we need civil officials — not to play party politics, but to come under Jesus' Lordship. Next, we need the clergy. We need priests who will rebuild the Church by fearlessly proclaiming our need for repentance and salvation. Finally, we need the "remnant of the people" to do the work of rebuilding the Church. The remnant is not just the "leftovers," the few remaining people in a time of eroded faith. They are prophetic, called by God, uncompromised with the world, and totally committed to the Lord.

    With two prophets, one or two righteous politicians and priests, and several members of the remnant, we have the workers needed to rebuild the Church. (Copyright Presentation Ministries )

    Dearest father in heaven show us how to use our gifts to bring about your kingdom .

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    Christian Hope

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 4:49 PM [General]

    How can we truly hope ? Jesus' life , his  death on the cross and his resurrection that is what gives us a sure hope . Praying for one another and speaking words of hope for scripture such as ;

     

     

    Thanks be to God who ... makes us in Christ , partners in his triumph , and through us is spreading the knowledge of himself , like a sweet smell everywhere . (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

     

    I am reminded of St Paul's  exhortation to the Corinthians . Christian hope we are not capable of generating by ourselves Hope is not something that is earned

     

    "Remember it is God himself who assures us all , and you of our standing in Christ , and has anointed us , marking us with his seal and giving us the pledge , the Spirit , that we carry in our hearts .  (2 Cor 1:21-22)

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    When I am lifted up said Jesus ....

    Saturday, May 14, 2011, 10:16 PM [General]

    If you would understand that the cross is Christ’s triumph, hear what he himself also said: “When I am lifted up, then I will draw all men to myself.” Now you can see that the cross is Christ’s glory and triumph - Saint Andrew of Crete (660-740)

    When I am lifted up I will draw all men to myself . Should we be worried about anything ? I think not .

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    About Jesus ....

    Saturday, May 14, 2011, 8:55 PM [General]

    Jesus claims to be God:

    Mt16:13ff "Who do, people say I am?....Who do you say I am? Blessed are you....."

    Mt 26:63ff " Caiaphas: "I adjure you by the Living God that you tell us if you are the Christ the Son of God. Jesus said: Thou hast said it.... and you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God."

    Jn 19:7 The Jews said: "He ought to die because He made himself the Son of God."

    Lk 10:22 He claimed equality with God. "All things are given to me by my father; no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom He chooses to reveal Him."

    Mt 25:31 He claimed to sit in judgement on all mankind. "The son of Man will come in His majesty and all the angels with Him ... and all the nations shall be gathered together before Him, and He shall separate them one from another."

    Mt 5:22 "You have heard it said ... but now I say to you."

    Jn. 10:30-33 "I and the Father are one" The Jews were about to stone Him because "being a Man He made Himself God."

    Jn 5:17-21 "He said God was His Father, making himself equal to God."

    Jn 5:18 to Nicodemus. "He who does not believe, believes not in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

     

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    The God of Israel My God

    Saturday, May 14, 2011, 12:43 PM [General]

    God is the power that unites the universe and gives everything meaning. God transcends time. But God is not just a power, an energy or a light. God is a person with whom we can communicate and live in communion, a person who can satisfy our thirst to love and be loved, a person with whom we can enter into an intimate relationship. God hides quietly inside each of us.

    Until we know God as a person we do not really know him . The God of Israel is transcendent , eternal  and unique . 

    There comes a shout of joy

    From the tents of the just

    The name of Elohim Adonai

    There comes a shout of joy

    From the tents of the just

    The name of elohim Adonai

     

    Elohim ! Adonai ,

    The name of Giod most High !

    Elohim!  Adonai

    The name of God most High !

    There comes a cry for help

    From the vice of the oor ,

    The name of Elohim , Adonai ....

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    Makes me wonder ....

    Friday, May 13, 2011, 8:12 PM [General]

    John 10:1-10
    Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. But the shepherd of the sheep enters by the gate. The keeper opens the gate to him and the sheep hear his voice; he calls each of his sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them and the sheep follow him for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, rather they will run away from him because they don’t recognize a stranger’s voice.”

    Jesus used this comparison, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

    So Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, I am the gate of the sheep. All who came were thieves and robbers, and the sheep did not hear them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved; he will go in and out freely and find food.

    “The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness.”


    "Remember Christ who suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you may follow in his way. Jesus is the way but like sheep we usually stray and like thieves we find other ways. Let us ask for the courage and humility to get back on track when we are lost."

    The above was sent to me . Most of the people I know and that includes some in the clergy think there is no such thing as sin . Sin to me is anything that separates us from the love of God and neighbor . We have to remember to love ourselves also .

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    Hate

    Thursday, May 12, 2011, 3:05 PM [General]

    I think we all need a savior for me that would be Jesus . Without Jesus I can be hateful . The word of God says in Colossians chapter 1 verse 21 that we nourished hostility in our hearts because of evil deeds . ( You nourished hostiility in your hearts because of evil deeds )

     

    For he is the peace between us , and has made the two in two one and broken down the barrier which used to keep them apart , actually destroying in his  own person the hostility caused by the rules and decrees of the law .(Ephesians 2:14)

     

    In Jesus the barrier of hostility can be broken down . I have a problem with resentment  and it seems that it  rears it's ugly head often enough . It is only in Christ and in his power that we can truly love one another

     

    Jesus saved us because of his mercy .(Titus3:3-5)  "Remember there  was a time when we too were disobedient , and misled and enslaved by different passions and luxuries ; we lived then in wickedness  and ill -will, hating each other ."and hateful ourselves" We are called to replace hate with Love . Forgive our enemies love our enemies . (Matthew 5 :43-44) We are asked to replace hate with love that includes enemies . We all have enemies , the world  we live in is full of them and i'd say in Christ hatred has nothing to feed on

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