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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Little Annoyances





Little annoyances, don’t you get sick of them? Sometimes I want to say ‘devil go bother someone else.’ Why is it when you’re happy and things seem to be going well, something happens to disrupt the flow? And often it’s nothing major but it’s enough to irritate you.
After the first snowstorm my Jeep hasn’t been driving right. So I figure I’d wait until after Christmas to get it serviced. Automatically I assume that’s going to cost me a pretty penny. Today it’s very windy outside and as I picked up the trash the wind blew into the yard I notice the fence at the back of the house was leaning. About an hour later it was broken. And yes I am annoyed. My first thought? ‘I don’t have money for this. I’m trying to save; I’m trying to budget and now this, four days after Christmas.’ My second thought, ‘Lord give me strength.’ So dollar signs start rolling in my head. Dollar signs I don’t think I can afford to part with but then I realize the only thing I can truly predict is God will provide.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)

Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:5)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Red Truck of Mercy


That’s it, I quit, I give up!!
That’s right I’m throwing in the towel, waving the white flag.
I’m finish, I’m done. If I never see snow again it will be too soon for me. I just finished working an eight hour overnight shift and the last thing I want to do is shovel.
As a child I couldn’t wait until it snowed. My cousins and I would spend hours playing in the snow we were supposed to be shoveling. Now when the weather man predicts snow I hope and pray he’s wrong.

I thank God for snow blowers, plows, and throwers. Unfortunately my little snow throwers are gone for the weekend, I don’t have a snow blower and didn’t reach my neighbor who has a snow plow until I was half way done. The bible says to give thanks in all things. When I saw him pull up in his red truck I said ‘Thank you Lord, because you know I’m tired'.



A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing….
(Proverbs 17:22 )

Merry Christmas & God Bless

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Strings of Faith


“Behold I am the Lord the God of all flesh. Is there anything to hard for me?
Jeremiah 32:27



Has the joy that once filled you slowly deserted you? As talks of lay-offs and businesses going bankrupt sweep across the nation stirring fear in the hearts of many during this holiday season. Unemployment is at an all time high and jobs an all time low. Gas prices seem to be dropping as the price of food continues to increase. Though there have been lay-offs in the postal service the bill keep on coming. As all times this is truly a time we have never seen before.

Brothers and sisters this is not the time to loosen the strings of your faith. Our father is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. He doesn’t punch a time clock nor is he bound by the restraints of this world. The condition of this nation is scary for many but it's nothing for God.

Its times like these I am glad He works in the realm we can’t see. If you’ve ever been in a crisis and made it through by what some may call a miracle, but you know it was His grace, you understand what I’m talking about. Who are you trusting and depending on? If your faith is in the one who knows and sees all there really is no need for me to tell you, he’s working it out.




I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the (uncompromisingly) righteous forsaken or their see begging bread. Psalms 37:25

And those who know your name will put their trust in you. For you, Lord have not forsaken those who seek you. (Psalms 10:10)

Now Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things (we) hope for, being the proof of things (we) do not see and the conviction of their reality (faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses).
(Hebrews 11:1)