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    Powerful prayer to set one free

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 2:54 PM [General]

    Heavenly Father, in the name of your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, I denounce Satan and all his works, all forms of witchcraft, the use of divination, the practice of sorcery, dealing with mediums, channeling with spirit guides, the Ouija board, astrology, Reiki, hypnosis, automatic writing, horoscopes, numerology, all types of fortune telling, palm readings, levitation, and anything else associated with the occult or Satan. I denounce all of them in the name of Jesus Christ who came in the flesh, and by the power of his cross, his blood and his resurrection, I break their hold over my life.

    I confess all these sins before you and ask you to cleanse and forgive me. I ask you Lord Jesus to enter my heart and create in me the kind of person you have intended me to be. I ask you to send forth the gifts of your Holy Spirit to baptize me, just as you baptized your disciples on the day of Pentecost.
    I thank you heavenly Father for strengthening my inner spirit with the power of your Holy Spirit, so that Christ may dwell in my heart. Through faith, rooted and grounded in love, may I be able to comprehend with all the saints, the breadth, length, height and depth of Christ’s love which surpasses all knowledge. Amen. 
    3.7 (4 Ratings)

    Nourishment ?

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 8:29 PM [General]

    Parents most times know how to nourish their children . Tummies can be full and yet the heart needs another type of nourishment .When criticism is the order of the day children are stunted  and they don't have a real sense of self . Love is needed to acquire a sense of self . Gratitude enters in when our hearts are nourished . For me I'd say the Word of God has  been most nourishsing .

     

    Give thanks to the Lord for he is good ,

    for his mercy endures forever .  (Ps 117:1)

     

    Praise ye the Lord for he is good

    sing ye to out God , for he is sweet:

    praise is becoming to him. (Pa 146:1)

     

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    God is love lets accept ourselves

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 12:19 PM [General]

    Sometimes, the refusal to accept ourselves hides real gifts and abilities. The dangerous thing for human beings is to want to be other than they are, to want to be someone else, or even to want to be God. We need to be ourselves, with our gifts and abilities, our capacity for communion and co-operation. This is the way to be happy. (Jean  Vanier)

    I certanly ee myself in the above  For years I was consideed the ugly one by my family . It was a sin to look by my father you see . As silly a that was it stuck to me like slime for many years . I remember buying a wig so I could look different .  Supposedly it was better to be a red head than a brunette . Today I am who I am grey hair and all .

    And Jean is right on we need to be who we are . amazing how the Lord called me to ministry years ago . The shyness left me  and I could then lead seminars in my church . Gifts surfaced as I accepted myself and others . Living in a community of praying praying people brought about delivrance to many .

     

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    Music of eternity

    Monday, February 21, 2011, 11:25 AM [General]

    What is it that sounds in our heart like the music of eternity ?  That would be the unique call of  God . In my life God used my conscience . My  dreams  told me what I had to change at a very deep level .I'm happy that I did answer his call. God has always been faithful . When we are faithful to the unique  call of God  in our daily lives  God  blesses us . He is truly God with us

    2.8 (2 Ratings)

    At the bus stop years ago .....

    Monday, February 21, 2011, 7:49 AM [General]

    This young girl  had much freedom . I say that because she was praising and giving thanks  to God for all to hear . That is quite different from  those who scream at you and say are you saved ? I definitely dislike   the way they do that

    What is a  life in which we are free to offer praise and thanksgiving ? The young girl at the bus stop had that life . I could feel the glow of the Spirit of God in her . And I can say we can all have that freedom when we repent and totally give our lives to Jesus

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    Remembering !

    Saturday, February 19, 2011, 10:44 PM [General]

    God and humanity are like lovers who have missed their rendezvous. Each is there before the time, but each at a different place, and they wait, and wait, and wait. He stands motionless, nailed to the spot for the whole of time. She is distraught and impatient. But alas for her if she gets tired and goes away. .... The crucifixion of Christ is the image of the fixity of God. God is attention without distraction. One must imitate the patience and humility of God." (Simone Weil, "'The Things of the World" in G. A. Panichas (ed.) The Simone Weil Reader, David McKay Company Inc., 1977, 424f.)

    More then thirty years ago I read about Simone Weil . I was more than enchanted . I was introduced to the poem ,Love by the Anglican priest George Herbert . After reading that poem  Simone  had an encounter with the Living God . Me , after  eading that poem I knew there was a God guding me

    The poem starts, "Love bade me welcome , but my soul drew back guilty of dust and sin and I can't remember all the words , I'm old . If anyone wants to read that poem e-mail me and I will find it .

    3.7 (2 Ratings)

    Be On Time ?

    Saturday, February 19, 2011, 5:26 PM [General]

    The Root of Human Growth

    The first choice, at the root of all human growth, is the choice to accept ourselves; to accept ourselves as we are, with our gifts and abilities, but also our shortcomings, inner wounds, darkness, faults, mortality; to accept our past and family and environment, but equally our capacity for growth; to accept the universe with its laws, and our place at the heart of this universe. Growth begins when we give up dreaming about ourselves and accept our humanity as it is, limited and poor but also beautiful.

    - Jean Vanier, Our Journey Home, p. 148


    Most came in at a very reasonable time . The one that likes to make a late  
    That was so well said that I decided to enter it in my journal . And its quite true I do have to accept some I consider nits  for lack of a better word like you know a few in the  extended family . Lol  You see I can't seem to change them . It's not like they don't speak my language that is not the real issue . When I invite them for dinner and they are late by at least an hour that raises more than my dandruff . Guess what I did at the last dinner party ? To one and all I did announce that dinner wil be at 7 PM . Thought that would give them enough time to get ready . entrance well   we were ialmost into the dessert when he came in . My sister-in-law was not happy with me . I thought that was too bad . Not really , I  prepare things in a small kitchen  I do not own warming overs like we did when I worked in diatetic .

    3.7 (2 Ratings)

    Do we accept everything in Scripture ?

    Saturday, February 19, 2011, 2:31 PM [General]

    "You cannot be the slave both
    of God and of money" (Luke 16:13

    I think I understand the above and some days I don't think  I do .What's it all about ? I lived in poverty for many years . And on my off days I think it's quite okay to spend money like there is no tomorrow . That would mean that I do have the necessary things  for daily living but I am not as rich as some you see . Is that jealousy ?  It could be . I  somehow see the jealous streek in others for me I make excuses ?

    It is quite true that we cannot be the slave both of  God and of money . God is first in my life . I learned that after many bouts of depression . With God at the helm I navigate quite well . Money is the root of all evil ?  I don't think so . It is the love of money that ensnares many . I just hope and pray it doesn't ensnare me

    3.7 (2 Ratings)

    Family Prayer

    Thursday, February 17, 2011, 10:37 PM [General]

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of loving Holy Church as I should, above every earthly thing, and of ever showing my love by deeds.

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of openly professing as I should, with courage and without human respect, the faith that I received as your gift in holy Baptism.

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of sharing as I should in the defense and propagation of the Faith when duty calls, whether by word or by the sacrifice of my possessions and my life.

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of loving my family and others in mutual charity as I should, and establish us in perfect harmony of thought, will, and action, under the rule and guidance of the shepherds of the Church.

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless me and grant me the grace of conforming my life fully as I should to the commandments of God’s law and those of His Holy Church, so as to live always in that charity which they set forth.

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I ask in particular this special favor: that  P Marguerite  be blessed  and find joy in her life

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    Care or Cure ?

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 6:48 PM [General]

    Lets be honest , I believe most of us want fast cures. It requires time and energy to care for one who is sick. I was reminded today that healing comes in God's time. That is very true indeed.

    Ineed prayers friends. THANKS

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

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