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Sometimes you must keep going. Life punches you in the stomach. It knocks your breath out and leaves you bowed and gasping. You lose a job. . . you must keep going. You find out you have a serious illness. . .you must keep going. You have a headache. . . you must keep going. Sometimes the things in life are not serious but they affect you nevertheless. . . you must keep going. You have a big argument with your spouse. Neither of you feels like talking and maybe not even looking at each other. . . you must keep going. Your son rebels and you have a blowout with him. . . you must keep going. The bills seem to never end and the money seems to never start. You must keep going. There are times that make us just want to curl up, stick our heads in a hole, and make the world go away. We can’t, because we must keep going. Life is full of those circumstances. Many of you when you woke up this morning, for a variety of reasons, didn’t feel like getting out of bed, but you had to. You must keep going. In times like those, and we all have them, remember the blessing. The blessing is not in that we must keep going. The blessing is that we can.

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Picture is from my collection

Picture is from my collection

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Merry Christmas

christmas104May you and yours be blessed this glorious time of year.  Take time to remember the birth of our dear Lord and Savior.  It truely is why we celebrate.

Love, Michelle, Jack and Katie-Bug

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Abide With Me

This great hymn was written by Henry Lyte just 3 weeks before he passed away. I wanted to share it with you and tell you this. No matter your circumstances or situation, there is always much we can do for the Lord.  Mr.  Lyte knew when he wrote this the illness he suffered might kill him but even as he preached what would be his final sermon to his congregation he had hope and trust in God.

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Remind Me, God
When I am feeling lonely and
Perhaps I feel despair,
Let not my ailing heart forget
That You hear every prayer. . .

Remind me that no matter what
I do or fail to do,
There still is hope for as long
As I have Faith in You. . .

Let not my eyes be blinded
By some folly I commit;
But help me to regret my wrong
And make amends for it.

Inspire me to put my fears
Upon a hidden shelf,
And in the future
Try not to feel sorry for myself.

Give me the restful sleep I need
Before another dawn,
And bless me in the morning with
“The Courage To Go On.”

Written by:
BJ Morbitzer©2005

Thanks Archie

Seek The Blessing

When you rise every day to seek God and
pray or when you keep the night watch
‘neath the stars, Make yourself the Lord’s
servant…ready for His bidding and He will
find you wherever you are.

And when you come before Him to praise &
adore Him -declare yourself as His servant
of grace. Then watch as the angels pull back
the curtains of heaven and God’s light
shines a beam on your face.

When you stand in His presence to quietly
worship and find the mercy that only He fills,
Tap into His glory…till you’re broken and
crying for His presence and His perfect will.

Draw yourself away from the noise of the day
…from the clatter and the world’s constant
demands. Humble yourself and ask God if you
can bless Him with a gift from your heart or
your hands.

Take a moment to remind yourself this life is
but a vapor and much of it is just chasing the
wind. Re-align yourself and offer God your
agenda so you can go when He calls you again.

When you come into God’s presence, let Him
take you and mold you until your desires and
His come and meet, And the blessing you ask
for & seek with a passion is the one you can
lay at His feet.

© Sheila Gosney
Thanks Mags

Jesus, the Perfect God-Man
READ | John 20:30-31

A person’s attitude toward Jesus Christ tends to fall into one of three categories. First, some people don’t believe He’s God. They reject, ignore, or diminish His character and lifesaving work, claiming He was simply a “good” person. Second, others may intellectually acknowledge Jesus is God’s Son but have no personal relationship with Him. Third, His true followers believe in their heart that Christ is Savior. As a result of genuine faith, believers become part of His family.

Ephesians 2:1-2 says that before salvation, we’re spiritually dead. During this time, we live according to our sin nature. Those who don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus remain in that state. But when someone places faith in Him, spiritual birth takes place. Then, he’s made alive in Christ and becomes a new creation. The new believer no longer lives according to the “flesh.”

Our position in the Lord affects everything about us, including our attitudes, emotions, conversation, and conduct. The culture’s ungodliness no longer fits our character. As believers, we’re to grow in Christlikeness. We’re to embrace ideas, thought patterns, and activities which are pleasing to God, while rejecting all others.

Jesus willingly took our sins upon Himself. He experienced divine wrath in our place. God accepted His death as full payment for our sins. Ephesians 1:20 says the Lord raised Jesus from the dead to a position of divine glory. His Spirit now lives within us. Understand who Jesus Christ is. Let that knowledge strengthen your commitment to be like Him.

Charles Stanley

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Remember
A man may go to heaven……
without health, without wealth;
without fame, without a great name;
without learning, without earnings;
without culture, without beauty;
without friends and without ten thousand other things—–
But he can NEVER go to Heaven without Christ.

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