Archive | February 2013

guidance.

Some people think the Bible is full of rules that make their life miserable.

Actually, the Bible instructs the way a good and loving parent would instruct their child, with the intention to guide and direct so the child would be safe.

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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119

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shine!

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

J.R. Tolkein

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Rejection is painful.

Quiet down.

Speak up.

Too tall.

Too short.

You’re just not quite right.

Says who?

God likes variety. Look at the flowers. Trees. Insects. Fish!

Are there more than what we need? Apparently not in God’s mind.

Be who God made you to be. Love yourself. It might clear up alot of your problems!

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blessings.

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Write your hurts in the sand.

God sends the wind to erase the sting of pain and he collects your tears.

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Carve your blessings in stone.

Let the goodness and gratitude stand tall in your memory.

Why?

Because if you allow it, the injuries will always be in your thoughts.

Sand is fleeting. Let it go.

Stone is permanent. It will anchor you.

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assurance.

He’s got the whole world in his hands.

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I am … the beginning and the ending, said the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

-The Bible

mothers.

Mothers have a peculiar strength.

She endures childbirth, carrys heavy burdens, and perseveres through the storms of life. Truly, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
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Yet, deeply within the reservoir of her strength lies tender sensitivity.

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Mothers cry.

Silently.

Privately.

Her tears washes away the residue of concerns.

It’s God’s way.

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protection.

It’s more difficult not to believe in God…than it is to believe in God.

His protection is evident.

Did you know the earth is surrounded with a  magnetic field which protects us from harmful solar wind particles?

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Only a loving, caring Creator would do this to protect us.

But sometimes, it doesn’t feel like God is protecting us, does it? Tragedies, loss, and pain all point to not caring.

But these things come to all of us. One reason is we don’t understand everything. Another reason is we live in a world that is not perfected.

God works the bad things out for good. He redeems our situations.

Some solar particles get through the magnetic field.

It produces the Aurora Borealis.

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Life. It’s all how you look at it.

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happy.

Spring is on it’s way!!

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And so are brighter days!

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alone.

Yes, you can be an adult and have struggles because of your relationship with a father, mother, or both.

You may have been abandoned.

You may not have been wanted.

You may have heard lots of words spoken against you.

You may have been hurt physically.

God has wired us to overcome difficulty. You just have to want it.

But first, we begin with how much God sees your pain.

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Then we ask him to help us.

And he will. In ways you may not expect. But he will.

There are times when the wind blows and causes damage.

And there are times when it’s a welcoming breeze.

Life has good and it has bad.

God is over it all.

Don’t allow what was … determine what you will be.

You have a father in Heaven who knows what you need when you

need it.

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how much does God care?

This much.

Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD cares for me.

Psalm 27

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where is God?

When you’re hurting, you wonder where God is.

And you ask: why is this happening to me?

Especially if you’ve been a tried and true church goer.

Centuries ago, the Psalmist asked the same.

Since you are the God who strengthens me, why have you forsaken me?

Psalm 43

There are many complexities in life we cannot understand. If we throw in the towel, what good does it do?

You’ve got to hope in something. You’ve got to trust in something.

Or else you will try everything else to make the pain go away.

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God is everywhere.

And He is with you.

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