i’m back….

Sorry for my brief departure from daily entries.  As many of you know, I have been sick as well as overwhelmed by a tremendous amount of school work. Unfortunately, neither is over, but I’m here today, feeling a little better, and maybe some things will stabilize this week.  I am in New Orleans for a week of school, and we are getting started in a few minutes.  However, I wanted to welcome “all” of my subscribers back to my daily blog with a quick entry from Psalms…

For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence. Psalm 71:5

The Lord is the only source of our truth and we need to remember to reach to Him when in times of great trials, hurt, and ALL other times in our lives. He is and always will be available to us to help us get through. We should thank Him for all things and trust in Him alone.

I look forward to spending more time with each of you and with God this week. Have a blessed day!

it’s obvious!

Galatians 5:19  The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy.
Wow – Paul tells us that sinful acts are “obvious.” Yet…how many times do we claim: “Well, I just didn’t know…” or maybe “I didn’t think…”
It appears from this Scripture that we don’t have an excuse for our sins.
So…what’s the good news? 
“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures . . .”  1 Cor. 15:3-4
Sometimes I like saying “If it’s in the Bible more than once – it’s REALLY important:
“For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit . . .” 1 Peter 3:18
Trust in God today and let Him forgive you of your sins, whatever they may be.


Why tell others?

Why tell others about Jesus?

Simply put, I ask you to watch this video.  If this doesn’t get your attention, I’m not sure anything will.  This video is NOT for children.  Please use discretion.

Do you feel that you have failed the Lord?

A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might…

So, this the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sunup to sundown, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might!

Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. Since the man was showing discouragement, the adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind: (He will do it every time)!

‘You have been pushing against that rock for a long time and it hasn’t moved.’ Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man.

Satan said, ‘Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough.’   That’s what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of Prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord.

‘Lord,’ he said, ‘I have labored long and hard in Your Service, putting all my strength to do that which You have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?’

The Lord responded compassionately, ‘My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done.

Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed..

But, is that really so? Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscled, your back shiny and brown; your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard.

Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have. True, you haven’t moved the rock. But your calling was to be Obedient and to push and to exercise your Faith and trust in My Wisdom. That you have done. Now I, my friend, will move the rock.’

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At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He Wants, when actually what God wants is just simple obedience and faith in Him.

By all means, exercise the Faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God Who moves the Mountains.

When everything seems to go wrong……………………..Just P.U.S.H.

When the job gets you down…………………………….Just P.U.S.H.

When people don’t do as you think they should………….Just P.U.S.H.

When your money is ‘gone’ and the bills are due………..Just P.U.S.H.

When people just don’t understand you …………………Just P.U.S.H.

P = Pray

U = Until

S = Something

H = Happens

Just Hold ON!!! …and –   P.U.S.H!