A New Year With The Lord

A new year is about to unfoldimagesetj7bme2
With new opportunities to explore
Doors will open for new experiences,
New adventures with the Lord

 

Remember not the former things,
The things of this past year,
The Lord will do new things in us,
Much more than we are aware

 

For He will make a way for us
As we put our trust in Him
And He will guide our every step
By His presence we have within

 

What God has placed within our hearts,
We find we’ll be able to do
If we look for the opportunities,
We’ll see the door to go through

 

We mustn’t let anything hold us back
But rise up and take our place
And be all that God wants us to be
With a fresh touch of His grace.

M.S. Lowndes

Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.  Psalm 65:11

Christmas-Celebrate Jesus Birth

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Christmas is the time of year to reflect with thoughtful prayer,….
to cast aside of all bad thought and habits you expressed throughout the year.
We can all join together to celebrate Jesus birth,….a renewal and beginning right here on planet earth.

Jesus left all of us a message while here on earth, to love, to care.
his words were ever simple, plain and so very, very clear:
“Be kind to one another throughout the coming year”.

Christmas is the time of year to spend with the young and old, the needy, greedy and the poor. A time to love, a time to share.
let us all spread our love around with all our heart and soul,….
for the love of your neighbor should never turn so cold.

Joseph Martino

Great Truths

GREAT truths are dearly bought. The common truth,
Such as men give and take from day to day,
Comes in the common walk of easy life,
Blown by the careless wind across our way.

Great truths are dearly won; not found by chance,
Nor wafted on the breath of summer dream;
But grasped in the great struggle of the soul,
Hard buffeting with adverse wind and stream.

Sometimes, ‘mid conflict, turmoil, fear and grief,
When the strong hand of God, put forth in might,
Ploughs up the subsoil of the stagnant heart,
It brings some buried truth-seeds to the light.

Not in the general mart, ‘mid corn and wine;
Not in the merchandise of gold and gems;
Not in the world’s gay hall of midnight mirth,
Nor ‘mid the blaze of regal diadems;

Not in the general clash of human creeds,
Nor in the merchandise ‘twixt church and world,
Is truth’s fair treasure found, ‘mongst tares and weeds;
Nor her fair banner in their midst unfurled.

Truth springs like harvest from the well-ploughed
fields,
Rewarding patient toil, and faith, and zeal.
To those thus seeking her, she ever yields
Her richest treasures for their lasting weal.

Daily Heavenly Manna

God Enables You

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38

Have you heard the old saying, “This is bigger than the both of us?” In the case of Mary and Joseph, this sentiment rings true.  For what started as a simple commitment to God and each other ended in enormous, earth-shaking events.

Told by the angel Gabriel that she would have a child by the Holy Spirit, Mary submitted to God’s plan with an obedience that was radiant in its simplicity: “Let it be to me according to your word.”Image result for Angel

Then, when an angel in a dream instructed Joseph, he committed himself fully to God’s plan.  He took Mary to be his wife.  He named the baby Jesus.  He complied with every detail.

When God targets you for a task that seems too big to handle, follow Mary and Joseph’s example.  Make a simple commitment to be faithful and willing.  You aren’t alone.  God will enable you to accomplish whatever He has planned.

D. Jeremiah

Seeds of Kindness

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Journeying up the hill of life;
But they make the weak and weary
Stronger, braver for the strife.
Do you count them only trifles?
What to earth are sun and rain?
Never was a kind word wasted,
Never was one said in vain.

When the cares of life are many,
And its burdens heavy grow
For the ones who walk beside you,
If you love them, tell them so.
What you count of little value
Hath an almost magic power,
And beneath that cheering sunshine
Hearts will blossom like a flower.

So, as up life’s hill we journey,
Let us scatter all the way
Kindly words, to be as sunshine
In the dark and cloudy day.
Grudge no loving word, my brother,
As along through life you go,
To the ones who journey with you;
If you love them, tell them so.

Daily Heavenly Manna

 

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy–Matthew 5:7

Christmas’ True Meaning

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Let Christmas’ true meaning,
rise up in you today . . .
may you see the real splendor
of Jesus’ birth on this day.

May His beauty and grandeur,
cause your heart to sing
may the gift of His excellence
become your eternal spring.

May His majesty you behold,
with all dignity and honor
may the fullness of His truth
glorify His heavenly Father.

May the wonder of His grace,
reveal its magnificence in you
may the gratefulness you feel
be in all you say and do.

Let Christmas’ true meaning,
bring your Savior near today
may you see the need for Him
today . . . and every day.

Debra Ann Belka

 

John 1:14
King James Version

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt
among us, (and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of
the Father,) full of grace and truth.”