Friday, October 21, 2011

There is hope...

You can turn back to God,
because He has not turned His back on you.

You can hold on to God,
because He has not released His hold on you.

You can love God again,
because He has never stopped loving you.

I have formed you, you are My servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me! I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, And like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:21-22

-Roy Lessin

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

 ‎"Promise yourself to be so strong that Nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievement of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others...."

Friday, October 14, 2011

John 3:16

A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner,
the people were in and out of the cold.

The little boy was so cold that he wasn't trying to sell
many papers.

He walked up to a policeman and said,
'Mister, you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could
find a warm place to sleep tonight would you ?

You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and
down the alley and it's awful cold in there for tonight.

Sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay.'

The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, 'You
go down the street to that big white house and you knock
on the door. When they come out the door you just say
John 3:16, and they will let you in.'

So he did. He walked up the steps and knocked on the
door, and a lady answered. He looked up and said,
'John 3:16 .' The lady said, 'Come on in, Son.'

She took him in and she sat him down in a split bottom
rocker in front of a great big old fireplace, and she went
off. The boy sat there for a while and thought to himself:
John 3:16 ..I don't understand it, but it sure makes
a cold boy warm.

Later she came back and asked him 'Are you hungry ? '
He said, 'Well, just a little. I haven't eaten in a couple of
days, and I guess I could stand a little bit of food,'

The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him down to a table
full of wonderful food. He ate and ate until he couldn't eat
any more. Then he thought to himself:
John 3:16 ...Boy, I sure don't understand it but it sure
makes a hungry boy full.

She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub
filled with warm water, and he sat there and soaked for a
while. As he soaked, he thought to himself: John 3:16 ...
I sure don't understand it, but it sure makes a dirty boy
clean. You know, I've not had a bath, a real bath, in my
whole life. The only bath I ever had was when I stood in
front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed it out.

The lady came in and got him. She took him to a room,
tucked him into a big old feather bed, pulled the covers
up around his neck, kissed him goodnight and turned out
the lights. As he lay in the darkness and looked out the
window at the snow coming down on that cold night,
he thought to himself: John 3:16 ...I don't understand it but
it sure makes a tired boy rested.

The next morning the lady came back up and took him
down again to that same big table full of food. After he
ate, she took him back to that same big old split bottom
rocker in front of the fireplace and
picked up a big old Bible.

She sat down in front of him and looked into his young face.
'Do you understand John 3:16 ? ' she asked gently. He
replied, 'No, Ma'am, I don't. The first time I ever heard it
was last night when the policeman told me to use it,'
She opened the Bible to John 3:16 and began to explain
to him about Jesus .

Right there, in front of that big old fireplace,
he gave his heart and life to Jesus. He sat there
and thought: John 3:16 -- don't understand it, but it sure
makes a lost boy feel safe.

You know, I have to confess I don't understand it either,
how God was willing to send His Son to die for me, and how
Jesus would agree to do such a thing. I don't understand
the agony of the Father and every angel in heaven as
they watched Jesus suffer and die.

I don't understand the intense
love for ME that kept Jesus on the cross till the end.
I don't understand it, but it sure does make life worth living.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.

If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions ..

Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed
of you before my Father.' Pass this on only if you mean it.

I do Love God . He is my source of existence.. He keeps
me functioning each and every day.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today's Jesus Calling

"Though you don't know what lies ahead, I know; and that is enough! Some of My greatest blessings are just around the bend: out of sight, but nonetheless very real. To receive these gifts, you must walk by faith-not by sight. This doesn't mean closing your eyes to what is all around you. It means subordinating the visible world to the invisible Shepherd of your soul." ~ Sarah Young:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

R.C. Sproul Jr.

Satan wants us to believe that our sins are too big for God to forgive, that we are beyond forgiveness. - R.C. Sproul Jr.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Erin talking to me from heaven

My Dear Family, I am writing a special letter just to you. I want to tell you not to cry, I've made it safely through. Please know that I am happy sitting here by Jesus' knee. Where all the hosts of heaven sing and worship God with me. It's so beautiful in heaven and so peaceful here I know, that even if I could come back, I wouldn't want to go. The street is paved with purest gold the trees forever green; The river flowing from Gods throne is crystal clear and clean. I have a mansion all my own; I'm filled with joy and praise. I listen to sweet music and my voice in anthems raise. My visions twenty-twenty and my ears hear every sound; I see feet that once were crippled walk firmly on the ground. The old are young and lively; There are no tears to fill my eyes. All the glories God has promised have come true beyond the skies.I have everything I need now so dear family don't feel blue. I'm writing you this letter just to say......I still love you. I'll be waiting here in heaven for us to meet again someday and I pray that you'll stay ready to be quickly caught away. But until the trumpets sounding and the sky is opened wide, Please don't cry for me, my loved ones.......I am safe by Jesus' side. ~Louis  Sariego
Stand by me

When I am with you

When I'm with you,
eternity is a step away,
my love continues to grow,
with each passing day.

... This treasure of love,
I cherish within my soul,
how much I love you...
you'll never really know.

You bring a joy to my heart,
I've never felt before,
with each touch of your hand,
I love you more and more.

Whenever we say goodbye,
whenever we part,
know I hold you dearly,
deep inside my heart.

So these seven words,
I pray you hold true,
"Forever And Always,
I Will Love You."