Daily Bible Verse
1 Peter 3:8 (peshitta)
Finally, live in harmony, share the suffering of those who suffer, be affectionate one to another, and be kind and gentle;
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Introducing Private Journals
ChristianBlog Account+
published . 1 min read
Greetings Christian Bloggers! The start of a new year brings our first full feature new addition to the ChristianBlog.Com ministry website - a private Journal feature! Your Journal is a very private place to write whatever happens to be on your mind - It is 100% private - only you can see your Journal entries! Your Journal is a great way to keep a personal journal (diary) be it every hour, day, week, month, or whatever! But your Journal can have many other uses as well, such as a way of keeping a private prayer list, or using it to help you keep track of things (such as a notes/tasks taker) You can also use your Journal as a way of keeping track of research and ideas about blogs you want to, or currently are, writing! Every Journal entry is encrypted using AES 256 bit encryption...
The worlds reaction to the inauguration and our attitude
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
The unrest that we have witnessed in Washington and the cities across the USA has also been seen in the nations including my own country.  I do not wish to be the harbinger of distressing news but I believe this will be the pattern of 2017.  Not only has God erupted on the world with his appointment of D Trump, the enemy has taken no time in fighting back using the media and the citadels of society. Into this chaotic unrest and protesting of volcanic proportions the word of the Lord to his Bride is; ‘Fight the god fight and run the race set before you to receive the prize.’  The enemy will be out in force this year to tarnish the work that the Lord of Host is bringing into fruition.  This will result in many believers doubting the work that Yahweh is...
We're in this together
K Reynolds+
published . 1 min read
Amidst all the stories of division, protest, violence and hate, I stumbled across a local news story that took place in my hometown, not far from where I grew up. As people with opposing views aired their hatred through the streets, the airwaves and the internet, hundreds of people gathered together in a South Minneapolis neighborhood to say, "Regardless of who you support, we are a community." While I am thrilled this event made the local news, I am saddened that it did not appear to make the national news. That's too bad because I think this story is the type of story that everyone, not just Minnesotans, needs to hear and think about.  Last evening, hundreds of people of various views and backgrounds convened together while thousands of other people across...
The valley of dryness and the cave of despair are no more.
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  Isaiah 60 The Lord is releasing his boldness and power across the land for this is a time of the RE’s.  Reformation, Restoration, Re alignment, Reinstatement, Rejoicing, Reactivate, Reaffirm, Reallocate, Reanointing, Preapproval and so on. God is using many conduits and channels to reach each nation, state, region, town, city, church, assembly each man and women.  I believe we are on the brink of the greatest out pouring of God’s grace and love.  I feel this movement in my spirit and I hear God whispering in my spirit ear commands and direction to his angels of abundant blessing.  I see in my spirit eye angel troop movements and re position of Gods angel army. As the Lord...
The Lord is my shepherd
Les B+
published . 1 min read
Psa. 23:1 - The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing … (NIV) The Lord is my Keeper, I have need of nothing. Distressed, crying 'I cannot go on anymore,' You whisper 'peace … Christ is able.'    Soul wracked with pain and heartache, Spirit revives with living water, rising to new life! Though darkness abounds, You lead by the Light of Life bringing glory to Your name. Darkness surrounds, 'why is no one advocating or petitioning for me?' Casting all fear when answered , 'I am here ... protecting you.' Nothing more needs saying. Enemy rejoicing over trials and suffering, The  High Priest makes preparation, pleading on my behalf! Spirit anoints with love overflowing.  I will never forget The Lord's...
A reflection of Christ
K Reynolds+
published . 1 min read
This morning I read these words: Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. Hebrews 10:24 (NLT) It seems like society as a whole is NOT doing that. In fact, it seems like people are intent on stirring up feelings of animosity, hate and division, especially on social media. As Christians, are we too supposed to join in and do the same? No! Our attitude is to be the attitude of Christ!  Is there hate and injustice in this world? Yes there is, just like there was when Jesus walked this earth but He did not start a revolution and speak of overthrowing the Roman government. That's what many wanted him to do but he didn't. He changed lives by changing hearts and changed hearts change our actions.  Are we thinking of ways to...
I see you
Shani Matthews
published . 2 min read
Excuse me? Yes, you. Hi, there. Come sit with me for a minute. I want you to know something. I see you. I see you avoiding eye contact. I see you with your head down, staring at your feet, sure that you have nothing to offer. I see you with glazed eyes, red from tears, and a perpetual frown on your face.i see you struggling to make the “easiest” decisions. I see you faking a smile and telling those around you that of course you’re OK. I see that you believe that they don’t truly care. I see that you believe they couldn’t help even if they did. I see you. And I know.  I know your pain. Your sadness. Your emptiness. I know you feel like a burden and a loser and a failure. I know you are tired, so very tired, of feeling this way. I know you are...
My little secret
Nancy Stank
published . 3 min read
There’s and old Hymn written by Charles Tindley in 1916 entitled, Leave It There. I relate deeply to music and this song has a dear place in my heart. The course goes like this, "Take your burden to the lord and leave it there. If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out. Take your burden to the Lord. Leave it there." I have something weighing heavy on my heart. An issue that will probably be nothing. Through experience I have found that God has a magnificent way of quieting my cares in HIS glorious time. So today when I was told something that bothered me I made a commitment to God and to myself. I made a promise to Him. I promised Him that I was not going to make this a public concern, it would only be a topic of conversation with him. (This is going to be...
Freed to love
Les B+
published . 2 min read
John 8:36 - So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (NIV) The Lord declares freedom to captives for what purpose? Definitely to free from sin and it's just consequences. Why? Scripture offers a simple and profound explanation; empowering us to love God and others. Christ sacrificed Himself for sin to free for loving relationships and love as He. Appearing very straightforward, this is often lost in the chase of other godly attributes. The importance of love to God can never be diminished. Considered greatest of all by Him Who is Love. (I Cor. 13:13, I John 4:8) Seeking holiness, righteous, or faithfulness is truly a pursuit of deeper love. Every effort to grow in godliness must bring a greater outpouring of God's love. Gal. 5:13, 14 - ... But do not use your freedom...
My anxiety nightmare
Shani Matthews
published . 2 min read
Today,  my anxiety nightmare came true: I had a panic attack in front of my staff. I experienced my first massive panic attack when I was a young teenager. I was convinced I was having a heart attack, but I didn’t tell my mum because my grandfather had just passed away from one. I felt embarrassed and dramatic, so I decided to keep it hidden to avoid drawing attention to myself. My abuse history opened a padlocked door that’s now permanently propped open, and I never know when the next panic attack will strike. Many people would describe me as someone who never stops smiling, always makes people laugh, has the ability to instantly light up the room and just seems to effortlessly go through life - the 'Happy-go-lucky' type of girl. In my work space I am very...
The widow m vs the tire
Beth M+
published . 4 min read
Widowhood brings with it many challenges, not the least of which is taking on the jobs of both spouses. I was spoiled completely, as Kirk took care of everything. I knew where to put gas into the car, but that was about it. Since, as you recall, I had not even driven for 7 years I had not even done that for quite awhile. So, this little light comes on, on my dashboard. I thought it was telling me I needed an oil change. I knew that, since my sisters... yes, my sisters, during the week after Kirk's funeral, took me on a tour under the hood of both my car and my van. They informed me that both vehicles were in need of an oil change. I remember that, but I couldn't tell you anything else they told me. That first week... No, actually those first months, are a blur. I remember one of...
The widow m at christmas
Beth M+
published . 2 min read
My dear fellow CBers. I love you dearly. And some of you have been truly wonderful. Some of you are clueless, but that is not your fault. I was most definitely clueless before joining the ranks of the Widowed. My faith will get me through. HA! All of you (my old self included) somehow think that being a Christian shields you from the pain of losing the Love of Your Life. It does not. Being a believer does not magically heal you and transport you to a land of No Pain. I have had major major life altering surgery. Someone carved out my heart, my joy, my reason for living, and my hope for any future in this life. I am left with a shell of a body that has nothing to hold it together. If you were to look up " people say to widows" on YouTube, you'd get so many videos you...
Faith over fear
Nancy Stank
published . 3 min read
4 “say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution, he will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4 I have been doing quite a bit of thinking lately about fear or in my case, lack of. About how powerful fear can be. How emotionally and physically taxing fear can be on both our mind and body. If you spend any time on social media sites such as Face Book, you are well aware of the fear the last presidential election stirred up in many people. I see many people who are emotionally overcome with fear of where the county is going and how our new president is going to impact our lives. Then I think, am I so naive that I have no fear of the future of this country? Should I be more up to date on media? Am I...
A little holiday cheer!
John B. Abela+
published .
The holiday cheermeister is soon to arrive! A cheermeister, for those unaware, is an annual party where a whole town is invited to partake of a celebration. So often in the news the only cheermeistering that we hear about is when activists take over a town in protest of this-or-that. The days of when people in towns around the world would come together to cheermeister at a lightening of a town christmas tree, or a gathering together to go christmas caroling, seem to be mostly days gone past. But what can we do to have our days filled with holiday cheer? It is actually quite simple... find some holiday cheer near you and join in to help spread the cheer! Become the cheer and help others find some cheer!...
Patience in the midst of chaos
John B. Abela+
published . 2 min read
There is something about the holiday seasons that seems to cause people to have elevated stress. Beyond the food, family, buying of gifts, and all of that stuff. It just seems as if people start getting all frazzled during the holidays. Though all the music is of holiday cheer and happy times. Though at the heart of it all, at least what it is suppose to be, is the coming together of family and friends for a few days, or maybe just a few hours, spent together. Perhaps is the travelling. Perhaps it is the fact that others around you are all in a state of high stress and chaos. Perhaps it is just the jolliness of the season. Perhaps, even, it is because you do not celebrate Christmas and it is just another day on a calendar for you and everybody around you is in the Christmas spirit -...