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Sunday, October 30, 2011

A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.
The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter:
"Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall into the river." The little girl said:
"No, Dad. You hold my hand."
"What's the difference?" Asked the puzzled father.

"There's a big difference," replied the little girl.
"If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."

In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond. So hold the hand of the person whom you love rather than expecting them to hold yours...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

1 Peter 1:24-25

“For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.”
Editorial On Sermons
A Church-goer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me I can't remember a single one of them. So I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."
This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: "I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall what the menu was for a single one of those meals.
But I do know this: they all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me those meals, I would be dead today."
No comments were made on the sermon contents anymore.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Count Your Blessings
If you have food in the refrigerator clothes on your back, a roof over head and a place to sleep . . .
you are richer than 70% of this world.

If you have money in the bank,
in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace . . .

you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness . . .

you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation . . .
you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death . . .
you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If your parents are still alive and still married…
you are very rare, even in Canada.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful . . .
you are blessed because although the majority can, most do not.

If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder . . .
you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore,
you are  more blessed that over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
Have a good day, and . . .
count you blessings.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

If you love someone put their name in a circle, not a heart, because hearts can be broken but circles go on forever!

When Peter saw Jesus walking on the water, He jumped out of the boat and started walking towards Him. As long as his eyes were on Jesus and not the high waves, he did fine. As soon as He looked at the waves (problem!), he began to sink. He called to Jesus to save him, and immediately Jesus did. Then Jesus asked him, "Peter, why did you doubt?"
I believe this is a valuable lesson to us as Christians. When we have problems all around us, it doesn't matter. The world offers two choices:
1. Sink: Let the problem scare you and cause you to give up hope.
2. Swim: TRY to handle the problem yourself.
But GOD has a better option: To walk on the top with Him!

Walking With Him

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Philippians 4:6-7
6 Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart.
7 And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.

Hello friends,  it's hard to pray sometimes isn't it!  We get so busy with our daily work and chores, so just try and talk to God,  just like you would to a good friend, thank Him for the day, ask Him for forgiveness, and to guide through any challengers you might be facing.  He loves you so much, and if you really listen, He will answer you, believe and trust.
I am looking forward to my cousin coming to stay with me for a couple of days, she is flying in from Queensland (Australia), so I am hoping for good weather as it's been fairly overcast the past week, but it was a lovely sunny day today.

God Bless

Inspirational Story

The Brick

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What the hell was that all about and who are you? Just what the hell are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up." Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me." Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out his fancy handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home. It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message "Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!"

God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Humour Today

Quote for Today

When you're looking down on the world
look up to heaven for a second opinion

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Psalm 116:1-2

“I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.”

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Verse for Today

Colossians 3:12

Inspirational Story

The Blind Boy

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in his hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy.

That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”

The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.” “I wrote: “Today is a beautiful day, but I cannot see it.”

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more


Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively. When life gives you 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling. And even more beautiful, is knowing that you are the reason behind it!!! Just think… God can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart!

Friday, October 14, 2011

John 8:31-32

Then Jesus said to those Jews, who believed in him: "If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

    John 8:31-32 says that if we continue in or hold to the word of Jesus then we get three things:
    1. We will be his disciples indeed.
    2. We will know the truth
    3. The truth will make us free
      It is a common thought in our modern world that there is no truth but that everything is relative. This is a rather cynical view may be a result of our being overwhelmed with knowledge. We are constantly bombarded with conflicting ideas. One thing sounds good at one time and another at another. Things seem to keep changing. The Bible says however that we will know the truth if we stay in His word. Ephesians 5:17 (KJV) says "17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is". From this verse we learn that God expects that we can understand his word. God made us and knows what we are capable of. This is not to say that understanding the Bible is easy. Peter said of Paul's writings in 2Peter 3:16 that some of them were hard to understand. Certainly the basics of the Gospel and the plan of salvation can be understood by all but the book of Revelation contains mystery.
      The third promise of this verse is that we will be free. What will we be free from? A review of the verses following shows that the Jews thought that Jesus was talking of physical freedom and slavery. Jesus explains that continuing in His word makes us free from sin.

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Do you lack the unity in community?

    All Christians share a common bond—a belief in Jesus. But unfortunately that bond is often overlooked or damaged by strife and discord.
    However, the Bible instructs Christians to live in harmony with one another and to bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another (Romans 12:16, Colossians 3:13). This need for love, harmony, and forgiveness is important because we, as Christians, cannot be an effective community without unity—and that means helping each other, forgiving each other, and walking in love with one another.
    Galatians 6:2 says, Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. This means that if we help each other—in other words, walk in love—then we, as Christians, will fulfill Christ's law, which is to love one another (see John 13:34-35). Any Christian community must have unity.

    A turtle once said:

    "No matter how heavy my bearings are..
    It's God's choice to make me carry the
    luggage for it's the only way, I will be protected."

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Verse for Today

    1Corinthians 16:13-14

    Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
     Do everything in love.

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    A big big thank you Oliver,
    my computer is go go go now!!

    Humour Today

    Thought for today

    Thinking of you my friends, looking forward to getting back to blogging!! PC nearly ready!!
    Praying for God's blessing on you,  Kerry :-)

    You've got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you've got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret.

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Humour Today

    2 Thessalonians 3:5

    Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Thought for Today

    Faith can move mountains
    Be a mountain mover

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Another beautiful Quote from Mother Teresa 1910-1997

    Be faithful in small things
    because it is in them
    that your strength lies.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Hello friends,
    After the rain, there is still some clouds.........  my ageing computer has worn out, the on/off switch broken, and so I have to wait  a few days to get a consultation for repairs,  I think it is time to update. 
    Luckily, my son's computer is still living with me, so I can try to keep my blog up to date!!
    I hope you all have a fantastic week, don't forget to keep smiling,
    God Bless,
    Kerry :-)
    Philippians 4:13

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Isaiah 40:28-29

    28 Do you not know?
       Have you not heard?
    The LORD is the everlasting God,
       the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary,
       and his understanding no one can fathom.
    29 He gives strength to the weary
       and increases the power of the weak.

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    My Hope for You

    My dear friends, I am thinking of you today, you are in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless, Kerry :-)

    The Lord's Prayer

    You Stand Tallest On Your Knees
    (from Weekly Wisdom)
    Prayer is powerful. In Matthew 7:7-8, Jesus said, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
    When a child asks his or her parents for something, they will usually do almost anything just to answer the child's request. For example, if a baby starts crying for food, a good parent will drop everything in order to feed the little child.
    When you ask your parents for something, they will probably be quite eager to help you. The Bible says that God is our heavenly Father—the best possible father. So, how much more do you think God is looking to answer your prayers?
    Therefore, if you need to hear from God, "ask and it will be given to you."
    James 5:16 says that "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." Then, James gives an example of the power of prayer: "Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops" (James 5:17-18). That's amazing power. But what gave Elijah such power? Prayer.
    It is no wonder that in Matthew 21:21, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done."
    Prayer is powerful. When you have unwavering faith in God, He will answer your prayers. That's why you stand tallest on your knees.