Daily Bible Verse
Jeremiah 1:4-5 (peshitta)
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came out of the womb I sanctified you and ordained you a prophet to the nations.
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Media Becomes Photos
ChristianBlog Account+
published . 2 min read
Greetings Christian Bloggers, Today, March 02, 2017, ChristianBlog.Com is announcing that we are bring to an end our nearly four year old "Media" feature. It is being replaced with our new "Photos" feature, a multi-month project that has resulted in a completely new design and interaction with the photographs that you upload. Our new 'Photos' allows you to view significantly more information about photographs, provides much easier access to acquiring the photograph links, and includes a powerful new rotation feature to help you correctly rotate any photographs that might have gotten oriented incorrectly - a common problem today with mobile phone cameras. Image Sizes: We have shifted focus away from using tiny images (60 px and 80 px) and now offer a......
Lift up your eyes thirsty ones
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
A prophetic word of encouragement. Saturday 27th May 10pm NZST The Lord says to those who are in a dry and barren place, ‘Let down your nets on the other side for I will cause the doors of heaven to open and you will enter in.’ May we not rely on our human wisdom and understanding when we are in the desert places. John 21. ‘When I lead my Children out through the desert there was no room for rational understanding for I feed my people and cared for them,’ says the Lord. I believe this is the time and season that requires the departure of conventional wisdom. ‘This is the time in our spiritual walk when we can no longer say I have tried this or that for as I said to Simon Peter to let down his net on the other side.’ ‘In obedience to me he put his......
The difference between milk faith and meat faith.
John Knox+
published . 3 min read
When I was growing up my mother used to quote a number of sayings, most often when she was trying to ‘teach me a lesson.’ I have to admit that even now I cannot recall many of Mums pithy quotes, but one does stick in my mind. I guess this is because I have used the same ‘proverb’ to my own children. ‘Actions speak louder than words.’ How true this is. Not only in the natural but more so in the spiritual. Jesus had many a harsh word to say to the religious leaders of his day for their hypocritical manner of teaching. I would estimate that most of today’s disciples of Christ’s would claim that their actions match their words. I too would have laid claim to this thought but over the years and being placed in the furnace of God I have seen that......
The faithfulness God
K Reynolds+
published . 5 min read
The dream was impressed upon his heart more than 35 years ago but after completing his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education in May of 1982, all doors remained closed to pursuing his Master of Divinity. A short time earlier, a call had come through to come to Minnesota, his wife's native state and though it was an unpaid position, he decided to accept it. He and his wife of less than nine months, packed up all their worldly goods into a small trailer and headed to the northland, more than 1,100 miles away. 1982. It was a bad year to try to make a new beginning. His wife had hoped to teach but since they were closing and even tearing down schools in the area, she was unable to even get her name on the list to be a substitute teacher. The two of them managed to obtain some summer......
Written in my heart Jesus healed my physical heart (9)
Dorothy Von Lehe
published . 3 min read
Written In My Heart: Jesus Healed My Physical Heart (#9) After being born again and filled with the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, October 2, 2001, one of the first phrases the Holy Spirit spoke to me was "put your house in order." He did not tell me I was going to die, but since early September I had the sense I was dying and this sense of death lingered over me. I am ashamed of how I abused my physical body over the years by not taking care of myself and not being able to establish healthy eating and exercise habits. As I repented, early that Tuesday morning I wept for two and a half hours as I called out to God. On the third day after being born again, I made appointments with a family practitioner and the cardiologist who had cared for me at the time I had a stroke in February......
The widow m and her widda friends
Beth M+
published . 4 min read
Several weeks ago at Grief Group, one of the Widows mentioned that her anniversary was coming up. She said that she was going to visit Archie and release some orange balloons for their wedding anniversary. She explained that Archie was a great Tennessee fan and that orange was his favorite color. She then wondered aloud if anyone would care to join her at the cemetery on that special day. Candy was hoping that perhaps two or three of us Widows and Widowers would join her to release her 23 orange balloons. Ten of us showed up. Do you remember my writing in my blog "Sleep Peacefully My Love" (written on our 28th anniversary 48 hours after his death), that I hoped to make Kirk proud? Do you also remember that I had not driven for quite a few years? I am driving like an......
Quick to take offense
K Reynolds+
published . 2 min read
"But they didn't even ask me to join them! They must not have wanted me! They knew I was by myself!" In the wee hours of the morning, these were the thoughts the enemy hurled at me as I awakened yesterday morning. I had not only been overlooked, I had been slighted and it hurt. That suggestion, the replaying of that moment in slow-motion is something the enemy loves to do when we have been "hurt" by the words and/or actions (or lack of) by others. In response to our hurt we lash out in anger. Oh, our anger may not be visible. We may not scream, throw ourselves down on the ground and behave like a two year old who has been told no or seek revenge but angry thoughts fill our mind about the believed perpetrator(s). We may tell ourselves we do not care but if the truth......
Written in my heart indwelling of the holy spirit (8)
Dorothy Von Lehe
published . 2 min read
Written In My Heart: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit (8) The focus of last week’s writing was on my becoming born again in Jesus Christ. This most wonderful event happened in the early morning of Tuesday, October 2, 2001. I repented of my sin toward God, gave up my “self” and gave my life to God and made the commitment to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life. It is at this very moment of Jesus cleansing me of my sin toward God that my body became the temple of the Holy Spirit. I literally felt the Holy Spirit come down upon me and enter my body. The Holy Spirit had come to live within me. I was and am no longer my own. I belong to God. What a difference this has made in my life. Paul’s letter to believers in Corinth said this: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NKJV)......
The devil's gospel
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Jesus came declaring that the Kingdom of God has come. It is a Kingdom of light in which there is no darkness at all. He instructed His disciples to go out into the world and preach the Gospel, heal the sick, and cast out demons. This was a command that required power. Jesus instructed them to wait for that power from on high. The early church moved in that power. Unfortunately, over the centuries, in many movements and denominations, that power from on high has undergone a makeover. Along the road, pronouncements were made. Among these is the belief that the gifts of the Spirit are not for today. They teach that they are no longer necessary. Due to such beliefs and teachings like this, the church is stripped of power. Believers are not taught of their authority in Christ. Expectant faith......
Stop apologising for existing
Shani Matthews
published . 1 min read
Sorry. Sorry. Pardon. Excuse me. Sorry. With the onset of depression and anxiety, “sorry” became my favorite word. Sorry for bumping into you, even if you hardly noticed. Sorry my hair sticks up on one side and I’m not wearing makeup. Sorry for laughing in really uncomfortable moments. Sorry. Sorry. Sorry. Sorry for not knowing what I want to really do with my life. Sorry that my leg bounces up and down and it distracts you. Sorry for stopping training sessions because my heart is not doing what it used to do. Sorry for taking up space. Sorry for being sad or scared. Sorry for not smiling as brightly as you expect me to, or for not paying you the attention you deserve when you tell me about your day. Sorry for needing a ride instead of growing up and getting a license.......
Just another mental health blog
Shani Matthews
published . 2 min read
“You still don’t think you deserve therapy.” Barb, my psychologist finished our session with today. I sat in silence, staring deeply into her eyes. It hit me like a tonne of bricks, because she’s right. I instantly felt a nervous childish giggle creep up, which is my coping mechanism when I feel deeply uncomfortable. I’ve faithfully come to every session weekly for the last year and a half. I listen intently, take notes, do my homework, journal and take my medications mostly. In other words, I strive to be a “good patient,” one who she will enjoy working with. Is it because I’m a perfectionist? Partly. Is it because I really want to heal my trauma? Partly. But the truth is, a lot of my “overachieving” in sessions is simply a......