Saturday, March 31, 2007


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Our Lord bring you Peace and Joy everlasting.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Why Jesus?

JESUS was born,
that I might be born twice.

HE became poor,
that I might possess wealth.

HE became homeless,
that I might have a mansion.

HE was stripped,
that I always should have clothes.

HE was forsaken,
that I always should have friends.

HE was bound,
that I might have perfect liberty.

HE was saddened,
that I might have full joy.

HE descended,
that I should be lifted up.

HE became a servant,
that I might be a son forever.

HE was made sin,
that I should share HIS righteousness.

HE died,
that I should never taste eternal death.

HE will come down,
that I might go up.

All of this -- that HE might display
in me the riches of HIS grace,
and so I can dwell with God in heaven.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:1-4

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Lessons From Birds

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." ... Chinese Proverb

"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." ... Henry Van Dyke

"God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages." ... Jacques Deval

"Birds sing after a storm;why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?" ... Rose Kennedy

"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." ... Chinese Proverb

"In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety." ... A. W. Tozer

"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." ... William Blake

"God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest." ... Jeffrey R. Holland

"It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes." ... Anne Baxter

"The shell must break before the bird can fly." ... Lord Alfred Tennyson

"The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp." ... John Berry

"For a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter." ... Eccl 10:20

"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." ... Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Where God is...

He was just a little boy,
on a week's first day.
wandering home from Sunday School,
and dawdling along the way.

He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
he found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
and blew out all the "filler."

A bird's nest in a tree over head,
so wisely placed on high
Was just another wonder,
that caught his eager eye.

A neighbor watched his zig zag course,
and hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he'd been that day,
and what was going on.

"I've been to Bible School," he said
and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggley worm,
replying, "I've learned a lot of God."

"M'm very fine way," the neighbor said,
"for a boy to spend his time."
"If you'll tell me where God is,
I'll give you a brand new dime."

Quick as a flash the answer came!
Nor were his accents faint,
"I'll give you a dollar Mister,
if you can tell me where God ain't!"

Author unknown

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Tax Time

A tax assessor came one day to a poor Christian to determine the amount of taxes he would have to pay.

The following conversation took place:

"What property do you possess?" asked the assessor.

"I am a very wealthy man," replied the Christian.

"List your possessions, please," the assessor instructed.

The Christian said:

"First, I have everlasting life, John 3:16

Second, I have a mansion in heaven, John 14:2

Third, I have peace that passes all understanding, Philippians 4:7

Fourth, I have joy unspeakable, 1 Peter 1:8

Fifth, I have divine love which never fails, 1 Corinthians 13:8

Sixth, I have a faithful wife, Proverbs 31:10

Seventh, I have healthy, happy obedient children, Exodus 20:12

Eighth, I have true, loyal friends, Proverbs 18:24

Ninth, I have songs in the night, Psalms 42:8

Tenth, I have a crown of life, James 1:12"

The tax assessor closed his book, and said, "Truly you are a very rich man, but your property is not subject to taxation."

I pray that all of us will have this kind of tax free "wealth."

Author unknown

Friday, March 23, 2007

I'm Ringing The Bell


I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)
I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt. 5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation (Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil.3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31-34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor.5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom.8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor.1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8: 28)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16)
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God's co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col. 1:14) I have been adopted as God's child (Eph1:5)
I belong to God
Do you know
who you are?

Sorry for having the text so small, but it wouldn't fit the page otherwise.
Highlight the text, including the bottom stars and you will see the BELL clearly.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Shipwreck

Deliver me in Thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline Thine ear unto me, and save me. Psalm 71:2

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.

The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me!" he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering.

Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

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Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saveth them out of their distresses. Psalm 107:19

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered:Joel 2:32

Friday, March 16, 2007

I Met God in the Morning

I met God Early in the morning,
when my day was at its best
and His Presence came as sunrise
like a glory in my breast

All day long His Presence lingered,
all day long He stayed with me
and we sailed in perfect calmness
o'er a very troubled sea

Other ships were blown and battered
other ships were sore distressed
but the winds that seemed to drive them
brought to us a peace and rest

Then I thought of other mornings
with a keen remorse of mind
when I too had loosed the moorings
and His Presence left behind

So, I think I know the secret
learned from many a troubled way
you must seek God in the morning
if you want Him through the day

By Bishop Ralph Spaulding Cushman

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Precious Thoughts

The Rose of Sharon

If I had a thousand tongues,
I could have only begun
To praise the Lord;

If I had a thousand voices,
I would have only begun
To sing His praises

If I had a thousand hands,
I would have only begun
To clap my hands.

If I had a thousand years of tears,
God would wipe them
away at once.

I have only one short life
To praise God,
for a beginning.

by Anne Bodnaruk

This dear Sister has since been promoted by her Master.
She is now praising, clapping and singing her heart out.
All her tears were wiped away as soon as she stepped through the Gate.

HALLELUJAH! What a Savior!


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I Know...

I know He is the beginning,
so why do I worry about the end?

I know He is the Creator,
so why do I wonder who will destroy?

I know He has forgiven me,
so why can't I forgive myself and others?

I know He is a healer,
so why do I speak of sickness?

I know He can do all things,
so why do I say I can't?

I know He will protect me,
so why do I fear?

I know He will supply all my needs,
so why can't I wait?

I know He is my strength and my salvation,
so why do I feel weak?

I know tomorrow is not promised,
so why do I put off for tomorrow what I can do today?

I know that when praises go up, blessings come down,
so why do I refuse to praise Him?

I know I am saved,
so why do I refuse the word He has given me?

I know He has a plan for me,
so why am I rushing it because I am eager to do His will,
when it is His time not my time?

.....Author Unknown

Monday, March 05, 2007

God's Love

It's amazing and incredible,
But it's as true as it can be.
God loves and understands us all,
And that means you and me.

His grace is all-sufficient,
For both the young and old.
For the lonely and the timid,
For the brash and for the bold.

His love knows no exceptions,
So never feel excluded.
No matter who or what you are,
Your name has been included.

And no matter what your past has been,
Trust God to understand.
And no matter what your problem is,
Just place it in His Hand.

For in all of our unloveliness,
This great God loves us still.
He loved us since the world began,
And what's more, God always will!

by Thomas Dougherty