Halloween, a day to remember the gift of Jesus Christ?

Happy Halloween PumpkinMay this Halloween be a time of reflection. While it is considered a Pagan holiday, it does have some significance in Christian History. It was originally called All Hallow’s Eve or a day to remember the martyrs and the saints (aka hallows) who have gone on before us. So take a moment today and remember what the first and many subsequent Christians went through to give you and me the freedom to worship Jesus Christ. The mere fact that these men and women were martyred gives us great assurance in the accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. People do not die for a lie. They die for the truth. Jesus is alive and we will someday see him again! Remember that on this supposed Pagan day and go out and celebrate with candy and fun costumes in remembrance of those who were martyred for our faith to bring Jesus’ truths to all creation and in celebration of the gift that is our Lord!

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Wednesday Worship ~ Attributes of God ~ God is Soverign

You made me! You made us! You made everything! Your work and creation is far greater than what we could ever hope to make or create. Your intricate creation is perfect and you can do what you want with us when you want. You have every right to make people who are full of wrath in order to show your glory. You have every right to remove your light from people and in them begets great darkness. You have every right to choose whom you will choose and whom you will not choose. You have every right to restrain the full force of evil. You have every right to remove your Spirit and allow Hell on Earth. Come Lord Jesus Come! When is enough enough for you. You are immeasurably patient. Help me to have patience like yours. I long for your Day to come! But you know the perfect time for everything. Your plans are good and perfect.

The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. – Psalm 103:19

The LORD of hosts has sworn, “As I have planned, so it shall be, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand.” – Isaiah 14:24

The Battle of Fear

“If you are battling fear you have to fight your fear by taking account of how God has been faithful to you in the past.”
Philip De Courcy

Monday Modern Parable ~ The Glass of Water

How heavy does something have to be, to be too heavy?

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued:

“The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early … as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29, ESV).

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Printable Memory Verse Card ~ “Walk by the Spirit” Card 3 of 8

One of my favorite hobbies is to take photos and try to match them with some of my favorite memory verses. I will be releasing one printable card per week every Sunday for the next 8 weeks as my way of saying thanks for visiting my blog and also a way to bless God through memorizing His Word.

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I am not ashamed!

I am not ashamed! When I am persecuted I rejoice. When I am put down for my faith, I abound in joy for the privilege. My Savior is worth every bit of pain and suffering. What we go through today is nothing compared to what Paul went through let alone what Jesus endured for us. I count any persecution as a crown that I can wear with pride.

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Fear is Fueled by Ignorance

“Fear is fueled by the unknown. Fear is fueled by ignorance. I remind myself of truths concerning God. That gives me a place to stand.”
Philip De Coury