Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A TRUE STORY





This is a true story.  I had to run to Walmart for a few things.  It was a cold and rainy day.  Entering the store, I put my brand new black gloves into my jacket pocket. The shopping didn't take long.  When I finished and was heading out, I went to put my gloves on and you guessed it, only ONE.  Don't you love that?  A brand new pair of gloves for one hand only.

My first thought was go back through the store where I was shopping and ask the lost and found... Nothing.  Then I thought "Dottie, why don't you ask the Lord  He knows where everything is".

"Of course, Lord, you have told me many times to ask for an angel to help me, because they love to minister to the heirs of salvation. " 

"Lord, I need an angel. I really would like to find that glove."  I continued looking some more and found nothing.  

Upon leaving through the exit out into the rain, a young man coming in the entrance said, "Hey, lady you dropped your glove.' I turned around and right behind me on the floor was my lost black glove. It was totally dry.  I looked for the young man and he was gone.  I believe it was the angel the Lord had sent.

 I picked up the glove and cried all the way to the car. "Lord, you are so good. Even a little thing like that You are mindful of. Thank you Lord for Your kindness." 

Hebrew 13:2
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for there by some have entertained angels unaware.  

Psalm 34:7
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Grandparenting Book is Out!





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Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1937107639/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Kindle
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We are so excited .  After five years of much anticipation, our book is finally out!  We believe that the Lord is doing something more wonderful than we could ever fathom in restoring families.  God loves family; He created family for a reason. The Lord said that, "It is not right for man to live alone" (Genesis 2:18).  We pray  that this book will bless you and your generations to follow.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

NOT JUST A BABY

No matter what the world says--IT IS CHRISTMAS TIME--the most celebrated Christian holiday all around the world. It is OUR day and we should not back down from our celebration. We carry in our hearts the greatest TRUTH to all men everywhere--God's grace and mercy for all who will believe and receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The sinner has been forgiven and born again by the Holy Spirit.

"God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His son into the world to CONDEMN the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is NOT condemned, but whoever DOES NOT believe is condemned already, because He has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment. The light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.  But WHOEVER does what is true, comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God." (John 3:1-21)

When I was growing up, the Christmas pageant was the highlight our church's celebration. I always wanted to play Mary, but settled for being an angel.  One year my mother made me incredible angel's wings out of coat hangers and white crepe paper. I will never forget them.  They looked so real.  My father for years played the third wise man, singing the third verse of  'We Three Kings' as he came up the center aisle, to kneel before the baby Jesus.

 The pageant left such an impression on my mind, that when we had grandchildren, we started our own Christmas pageant tradition.  For fifteen years,the grand children would dress up and play their parts.  O course, the part of Mary would have to be shared. Often when there was a newborn that year, we had a REAL baby Jesus.  Pop-Pop read the Christmas story and the children acted it out.  I was the coach behind the scenes.  As each grandchild grew older, they would help me dress the younger ones and teach them their parts or lead in singing.  With thirteen grandchildren, you can see that we had plenty of actors. 



MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FAITHFUL READERS, YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. CHRISTMAS DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN REMEMBERING THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. CHRISTIANITY IS THE ONLY  FAITH WHERE GOD SO LOVED THE THE WORLD THAT HE CAME DOWN TO DIE FOR OUR SINS AND TO BRING US BACK TO HIMSELF. MAY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST ALWAYS BE THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS GIFT YOU WILL EVER RECEIVE.   

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The power of the Holy Spirit is an almighty Spirit.  He can change the stony heart into a heart of flesh.  He can break up and destroy the strongest bad habits, like paper in a fire.  He can make the most difficult things seem easy, and the mightiest objections melt away like snow in spring. He can fill up every valley, and make every rough place smooth.  He has done it often, and He can do it again.

Does anyone of us desire to help the church of Christ?  Then let him pray for a great outpouring of the Spirit.  Only the Holy spirit can give edge to sermons, and point to advice, and power to rebuke, and can cast down the high walls of sinful hearts.  What is needed this day is more of the presence of the Holy Spirit.                                               

                            Taken from Herald of His Coming J.C. Ryle
                                                                                            

This article makes me think of Luke 3:16. John the baptizer  says,"I indeed baptize with water, but one is coming mightier than I , the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose:  He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with FIRE."

I never realized that the power of the Holy Ghost was like FIRE. Jesus told His disciples that He would ask the Father to send the Holy Spirit to replace Himself on earth and that He would baptize them with FIRE.   It would be His power in them to be His witnesses that He was resurrected.  

I believe the Holy Spirit's power burns up the 'old man of sin' and out of the ashes He raises up a new creation in the image and likeness of  Christ in the believer.  It doesn't happen over night, but the fire of the Holy Spirit will eventually burn up the old life of sin.

Fire is powerful.  It will produce ashes of anything that it burns.  There is quite a difference between the baptism of John to repentance and the baptism of Jesus with fire!  This is a whole revelation and teaching in itself.