"Be still and know that I am God." God ~ Psalm 46:10

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I received the following in an e-mail a while back and found the message so powerful that I hung onto it. I take it out and read it every once in a while, and it always nourishes my heart and spirit. I wanted to pass it on in hopes that it will lift you up as well:

You say: 'It's impossible'
God says: All things are possible 
( Luke 18:27) 

 You say: 'I'm too tired'
God says: I will give you rest
( Matthew 11:28-30) 
You say: 'Nobody really loves me'
God says: I love you
( John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 ) 

 You say: 'I can't go on' 
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15) 
You say: 'I can't figure things out'
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6) 
 You say: 'I can't do it'
God says: You can do all things
( Philippians 4:13)

You say: 'I'm not able'
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say:'It's not worth it'
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 ) 

 You say: 'I can't forgive myself'
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1) 

 You say: 'I can't manage'
God says: I will supply all your needs
( Philippians 4:19) 
 You say: 'I'm afraid'
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
( II Timothy 1:7)
 You say: 'I'm always worried and frustrated'
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7) 

 You say: 'I'm not smart enough'
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30) 

 You say: 'I feel all alone'
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you 
(Hebrews 13:5) 

 Consider passing this on. You never know who may be in need. The first sentence is pretty powerful!

Father, God, bless all my friends in whatever it is that you know they may need this day! And may their lives be full of your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with you. Amen. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Create Your Own Beatitudes

VERA'S BLOG: Create Your Own Beatitudes: "Last Friday, I attended something called the Spiritual Spa at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul . I was hoping to get some time to just rel..."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday ~ What It Means For Us

Today is Good Friday, and I believe it to be a solemn day, but also one for having a grateful spirit. So, in contemplating what I could write today, I wanted to say something that would give meaning to the sacrifice that Jesus made so that we could have eternal life. I finally decided that the scripture in John 19:17-30 said it best, and I am reprinting here for you:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Paradise Reopened ~ See How to Get Your Foot In The Door

This is the holiest week of the year, yet we often go about our lives without paying much attention to it until Easter Sunday, when we bring out the dyed eggs, the Easter baskets, and celebrate the Easter Bunny. Wait a minute...the Easter Bunny?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Overwhelmed? Here's Hope!

Are you overwhelmed with the difficulties of life: a financial crisis; a relationship falling apart; the loss of a loved one; or any one of the plethora of tribulations we are bound to encounter at some time in our life. I am currently dealing with one of these issues myself, and while I don’t much believe in the “stick your finger anywhere in the Bible and God will give you an answer” theory, this morning I have renewed faith in the thought that God knows what you need, when you need it. This is why:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Here's the Truth About You

In reading Hebrews 9 from the New Testament, I was reminded of something so fantastic that the words alone can lift us up, bolster our self-esteem, and allow us to soar to greater heights in all that we seek to accomplish. It also happens to be one of God's enduring truths. Reflect on this:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Guaranteed Salvation or Judgment ~ Which Is It?

The Bible teaches us that if we believe in Jesus as the son of God and that he died on the cross for our eternal salvation, we will have eternal life with him in heaven. That is God’s promise to use. It is written:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ~ John 3:16

This is God’s grace; it’s given to us freely. It is only through our belief in Jesus, that he is the Way, the Truth, and Life that we can redeem his promise. Nothing else we do can get us to heaven.

Okay, we might get that, but then what about this verse: