I havent really been on since the new updated bnet; that might have been 6-7 months. I did come on maybe once or twice since then; a lot of that is due to my password and also navigating the site is much harder. I dont know what happened to me I was so happy last year; maybe it was just the stress of last (and this) year. I am trying to stay positive despite all of this happening but we have had tons of financial problems; my husbands makes about half sometimes less than that of what he used to make last year and everything else is falling apart with it. As you know my mom had serious health problems thank god she recovered! Then after each month of not knowing if I will have enough to eat and pay the bills; so far this month my car broke down twice; right now its still broke down for over a week; in a 5 day span (from the flooding rain we got my power braker was getting soaked; there was a leak; we got 30 inches of rain and a leak in part of my roof) well from that rain it damaged some wires and almost made my dryer catch fire; it was sparking and smoking so i killed the braker; then the next day my fridge broke then the next day my car broke down and then the next day we had no car so my kids and I rode our bikes; my bike broke down and if it wasnt for my great friends we would have had to walk much farther than we did; it was almost dark. I am wondering when this will stop; I realize god isnt punishing me; it is just life. I realize in all of this; things COULD HAVE been so much worse; the dryer COULD have caught fire, possibly when we were sleeping; i was lucky to get the car home safely with the kids (brake lights arent working; its the turn signal switch; but i cant drive it that way but my car could have been totaled or my kids severely hurt because people didnt know my brake lights werent working and my fridge; well at least i have one; some people have no house and well my bikes; well; my friends came to get me so i didnt have to walk as far and I think of those who can walk and realize how blessed I am; I just wish things could get easier:)
(THESE ARE NOT MY WORDS)
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'
When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.
Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'
THERE IS AN EVIL OF WHICH I HAVE SEEN UNDER THE SUN AND IT IS COMMON AMONG MEN: A MAN OF WHOM GOD HATH GIVEN RICHES, WEALTH AND HONOUR, SO THAT HE WANTETH NOTHING FOR HIS SOUL AND OF ALL THAT HE DESIRETH, YET GOD GIVETH HIM NOT POWER TO EAT THEROF, BUT A STRANGER EATETH IT, THIS IS VANITY AND IT IS AN EVIL DISEASE.371d36d75e05eda735858f8e467be99c
~Frederick Buechner~ Secrets in the Dark
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Lord, help me remember that I am a miracle,
and with Your grace, I can be a miracle for someone else.
SOME GREAT READINGS! ACTS 1:2-8; ACTS 2:1-8; MATT 10:20; MARK 13:11; LUKE 21:15; 2ND PETER 3:1; REV 22:18; JOHN 17:17; MATT 4
A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE ON HERE "WILL" ASKED PEOPLE ON HIS GUEST BOOK AND WISHED THEY WOULD BE MORE INTERESTED IN SCRIPTURE AND ASKED PEOPLE TO STUDY THESE; IM SO GRATEFUL HE ASKED ME; THEY WERE GREAT!!! i SENT THESE TO HIM ON AN EMAIL ON BNET AND PASTED IT IN MY JOURNAL SO I DIDNT HAVE TO RETYPE IT; I WAS UP LATE LAST NIGHT READING AND TYPING THEM; BUT I DID IT GLADLY IT WAS A LABOUR OF LOVE:)
acts 1: 2-8 until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the holy spirit to teh apostles whom he chosen He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom fo god. While meeting with them he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for 'the promise of the father about which you have heard me speak, for john baptized with water but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy spirit. When they had gathered together they had asked him "lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" he answered there, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the father has established by his own authority. But you will receive power when the holy spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
acts 2: 1-8 THE COMING OF THE SPIRIT
when the time for the Pentecost was fulfilled they were all in one place together and suddenly there cam e from the sky a noised like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Tne there appeared to them tongues as of fire, , which parted and came to rest on each one of them and they were all filled with the holy spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem at this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language. They were astounded and in amazement they asked, "are not all theses people who are speaking Galilieans?Then how does each of us hear them in his own native language?"
>For it will not be you who speak but the spirit of your father speaking through you.
>When they lead you away ad hand you over, do not worry before hand about what you are to say. But say whatever will be given to you at that hour. For it will not be you who are speaking but the holy spirit.
>For I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.
2nd peter 3:1
DENIAL OF THE PAROUSIA; This is now beloved, the second letter I am writing to you; through them by way of reminder I am trying to stir up your sincere disposition.
I warn everyone who hears the prophetic words in this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him teh plagues described in this book.
So some of his disciples said to one another, "What does this mean that he is saying to us, A little hwile and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will se me, and Because I am going to the father.
matt 4: 4-10
He said in reply "It is written, "one does not live by bread alone, but by every word athat comes forth from the mouth of god. Then the devil took him to the holy city and made him stand on the parapet of the temple, and said to him, If you are the son of god, throw yourself down. for it is written: "He will command his angels concerning you and with their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone." Jesus answered him, "Again it is written, "You shall not put the lord, your god, to the test. Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain adn showed him all the kingdoms fo the world in their magnificence and he said to him " All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me," at this, Jesus said to him 'get away satan! It is written: "the lord, our god, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.
2nd tim 3:16
All scripture is inspired by god and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
snd peter 1:21
for no prophecy ever came throgh human will but rather human beings moved by the holy spirit spoke under the influence of god.
EATING OF THE SCROLL when I had seen it, I fell upon my face and heard a voice that said to me "son of man, stand up I wish to speak with you. As he spoke to me, spireit entered in to em and set me on my feet and I heard the one who was speaking.
LUKE 12: (32-34)
DO NOT BE AFRAID ANY LONGER, LITTLE FLOCK, FOR YOUR FATHER IS PLEASED TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM. SELL YOUR BELONGINGS AND GIVE ALMS. PROVIDE MONEY BAGS FOR YOURSELVES THAT DO NOT WEAR OUT, AN INEXHUASTIBLE TREASURE IN HEAVEN THAT NO THIEF CAN REACH NOR MOTH DESTROY. FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS , THERE ALSO WILL BE YOUR HEART" :)
wow how true; nobody can steal your love for someone or your memories or your devotion to god. Only LOVE what you can take to heaven with you:) My treasure is god my love of my family and friends;) everything else just doesnt matter:) I dont care as long as everyone I care about is okay; thats all that matters;) i live to serve god and help others that is my treasure now; that is my "reward" to know that I helped someone; no I dont do it for "points" but for god; only FOR GOD:) for any other reason would be like "blowing a trumpet" peace and love 2 u all:0 love dee
JOHN 8: 15
YOU JUDGE BY APPEARANCES BUT I DO NOT JUDGE ANYONE!"
wow what a powerful passage! Do you judge; do you judge based on creed and assume a person is a certain way based on their faith? We all need to be more like Jesus and not judge; I think instead of finding others weaknesses we should build them up and tell them their strengths. The pharisees always pointed out what everyone else did wrong and that is why Jesus was so angry with them; they always thought themselves better because of their beliefs and traditions but what they failed to realize is love is just as important as obedience; always LOVE your neighbor and never judge:) love you guys:)
love kids so much that i am braving the neightborhood kids and taking them out:) I have planned lots for them to do today so I wont be on much:) peace 2 all of you guys:) love dee
The Path to Eternal Life
Oh Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love,
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it is in dying that we are born
To eternal life.
St. Francis of Assisi
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