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“Oh, By The Way…Do We Have Any Gauze?!?”

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That’s how our son greeted us on Tuesday evening…

After walking through the door…

Dropping down his bag…

And saying to our “Crazy Siberian…”

“Oh, please don’t jump on me!!”

Hey!

What’s going on???

He knows our “Precious Little Girl”

Jumps up on everybody who walks through our door…

Especially up on him…

Since he’s been away for five days!!

Also…

What’s with the “gauze” question???

Well…

Crazy story here…

Seems that he and his three friends…

While at the Dragon Conference in Atlanta, Georgia…

–Comic Book/Gaming, etc.–

Saw William Shatner (Captain Kirk) from Star Trek,

Billy Dee Williams (Lando) from Star Wars,

And John Glover from Smallville…

And purchased several fine prop swords…

For a great discount (I learned later…)

Two remarkable swords for only $50.00!

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The third young man went ahead…

And purchased his own REAL fighting sword…

So now three young men…

Out of the four…

Have beautiful, long, shiny swords…

Two quite sharp and real-looking…

And the third sword the real thing!

In one hotel room!

To what???

Play with???

To swing and pretend..

You’re a Ninja Warrior!!

Well, let’s just say…

Because I’m sure we don’t know all the details…

Ha!

The sword of the Friendly Ninja Warrior…

With the prop sword…

Punctured the buttocks of our equally friendly Warrior-Son!!

As I hear it…

And again, I’m sure that in the telling…

We don’t know…

And will never know…

All the gory details…

But…

(Pun intended!  Ha!)

Blood was gushing…

Pain was felt…

Apologies were accepted…

Bandages and Neosporin were purchased…

And friends rallied to…

Help take care of their wounded Warrior friend!

Bleeding stopped…

Pain subsided…

No reason to stop a perfectly good trip…

Or tell the parents…

Who would have insisted…

On a trip to the ER…

For the gaping hole…

Where the sword went in!!

No!

The wound was kept clean…

Bandages were changed…

And the fun continued…

At the Conference…

And the next day at Six Flags!

Mom and Dad called…

To wish their 23 year-old Boy

Man

Now Warrior!

A Happy, Happy Birthday!!

And by then the Warriors had conquered this slight glitch…

And reported that all was well!!

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It brought back memories of my parents never knowing EVERYTHING either!

PLUS: 

Did I tell you in any other posts…

That this kid is blessed???

I was at home praying:

“Dear Lord,

Please put a hedge of protection

Around him…

Wherever he is…

Whoever he’s with…

Whatever he’s doing!”

God’s good, huh?!?!

The kid could have been punctured by the other sword…

The real one…

Or, he could have punctured something other than the backside, fleshy area!!

So I took him to the ER…

On Tuesday night…

So he could get those…

Sterile tape things…

To hold the edges of the wound together…

An antibiotic…

A tetanus shot…

And have a nice conversation with him…

About how blessed he is…

Ha!

To have a God-trusting Mom like me!!

About how MY mother would have freaked out about this…

Since she was shocked at everything…

And how my grandma would have been screaming in Italian…

“O, Mio Dio!”

So he’s getting off easy! 

Ha!

Since, I thought of it as a good blog post!

He thought of it as a good story to tell his kids someday!

And it reminded me that my younger brother…

Was a hazard to my health, too…

As we were growing up!

Once when we were playing with a pretty good-sized wire spring…

It somehow landed in my eyelid…

Grandma was watching us that day…

Hence, the “O Mio Dio” screams!

And once when we had about 6′ of  snow fall in NJ…

With snow drifts up to the windows!

Or, so it seemed to me…

And everything was at a stand-still!

Schools were closed…

No vehicles could get through…

We all went out to shovel snow…

And that same little brother took that shovel to pick up some snow…

And it landed right in the left side of my lip!!!

Emergency police in a jeep had to come get me…

To bring me to the hospital for stitches!

With four kids…

These are only two reasons why my Mom just stayed shocked…

All the time…

While we were growing up!

Thank God…

We all made it to adulthood!!

Who says, it’s dull around here?!?!

Sometimes…

Our prayers are needed just to protect ourselves…

from ourselves!!

Don’t ever apologize…

for being highly blessed by God!

Since that means that…

We Believe…

  Jesus is watching over us at all times!!

He is!!

Thank you, Jesus!!!

Mark 9:22

“Everything is possible

for one who believes.”

(photo of Casey’s sword)

I have to believe

He sees my darkness

He knows my pain

I have to lift up

My hands to worship

Worship His Name

I have to declare

He is my refuge

I have to deny… 

I am alone

I have to lift up…

My eyes to the mountains

Where my help comes from

He said…

He’s forever faithful

He’s forever true

He can move mountains

If He can move mountains

He can move my mountain

He can move your mountain, too

Oh, I have to stand tall

When the wind blows me over

I have to stand strong

When I’m weak and afraid

I have to grab hold

Of the garments of praise

I know, that I know, that I know

Because He said…

He’s forever faithful

He’s forever true

He can move mountains

If He can move mountains…

He can move my mountain

He can move your mountain, too

I have to sing praise

When the hour is midnight

He unlocks these chains

That bind up my soul

My sin and my shame

He has forgiven and made me whole

Because He said…

He’s forever faithful

He’s forever true

He can move mountains

If He can move mountains

He can move my mountain

He can move your mountain, too

I have to believe

He’s got everything under control

I have to believe

Lord, I believe

Help my unbelief

I have to believe in You

I have to believe!

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Mark 11:23-24

“Truly I tell you,

if anyone says to this mountain,

‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’

and does not doubt in their heart

but believes that what they say will happen,

it will be done for them.

Therefore I tell you,

whatever you ask for in prayer,

believe that you have received it,

and it will be yours.”

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John 11:40

“Then Jesus said,

Did I not tell you that if you believe,

you will see the glory of God?’”

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Mark 9:24

 “Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed,

‘I do believe;

help me overcome my unbelief!'” 

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Mark 5:36

“…Jesus told him,

Don’t be afraid;

just believe.’”

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Yes, Lord…

I do believe You’re in control of our lives!

Amen!!

One-Stop Shopping!

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Don’t you love that???

That one place…

Can and does…

Have everything we need!!

For instance…

Yesterday…

I needed to pick-up a prescription…

Get tissue paper to donate to our county homeless shelter…

Get chips for our Fall Kick-Off  BBQ at church on Sunday…

Purchase a pair of cargo shorts for my son…

Get cookies and snacks for drama practice…

Hunt for that new Windex Pump thing…

So I can wipe my counters and go!!

I found it all!!

At my neighborhood Wal-Mart!!

You can, too!!

In this economy…

Why go anywhere else???

No Way!

The price is too high!

Our Jesus…

Is one-stop shopping!!

Everything you need is within…

His Name!

Why run all around???

Looking in all the wrong places…

When what you need is…

In Him???

In Him you have…

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

Don’t go anywhere else…

The price you’ll pay is too high!!

Some of His Divine Names…

He is:

Jesus

YahwehSaves/Helps/Is Salvation

Healer

Emmanuel-God With Us

Christ-The Son of the Living God

The Anointed One

Lord-Master

Logos-The Word

Son of God-Divinity

Son of Man-His Earthly Life

Lamb of God-Savior of the World

New Adam/Second Adam/Last Adam-Redemption

Light of the World-Blind Will See

Bread of Life-We will Not Hunger

King of the Jews-As He’s Led to the Crucifixion

Rabbi-My Great Teacher

I Am-Being of All Things

Apostle-Representing God to Humanity

High PriestRepresenting Humanity to God

Prophet-Divine Revelation Through God

ParacleteComforter

AlmightyAlpha and Omega

First and Last

Beginning and End

Yeshua

Messiah-The Anointed One

God Is:

Yahweh-The God is Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

El-Mighty, Strong, Prominent

Elohim-God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)

Adonai-Lord, Master

El-Shaddai-God All Sufficient

Jehovah-Jireh-The Lord Will Provide

Jehovah-Rophe-The Lord Who Heals

Jehovah-NissiThe Lord Our Banner

Jehovah-M’KaddeshThe Lord Who Sanctifies

Jehovah-ShalomThe Lord Our Peace

Jehovah-Rohi-The Lord Our Shepherd

Jehovah-Tsidkenu-The Lord Our Righteousness

Jehovah-Shammah-The Lord is There

Jehovah-Sabaoth-The Lord Of Hosts

Yeshua-Savior

Our Judge

Abba Father– Creator

King Of Kings

Lord Of Lords

Ancient of Days

Most High

One True God

I Am That I Am

Jehovah

Most High

YHWHThe Name

Call His Name!!

The list of needs…

He can meet for you is endless!!

Cry out to the…

Lord Most High!

We can rely on…

His Name…

Jesus Christ!

May you be completely filled with…

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord!!

Amen!

 *To see additional Names of Jesus/God, go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_and_titles_of_Jesus_in_the_New_Testament

http://bibleresources.org/names-of-jesus/

http://www.abetterhope.com/whois/titles.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God

http://www.ldolphin.org/names.html

You’re Beautiful, My Sweet, Sweet Song!!

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You Are My Jesus Who Loves Me!

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Ephesians 2:4-5

“But because of His great love for us,

God, who is rich in mercy,

made us alive with Christ

even when we were dead in transgressions—

it is by grace you have been saved.”

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Proverbs 8:17

“I love those who love Me,   

and those who seek Me

find Me.”

You are beautiful my sweet, sweet song!

And I will sing again…

You are so good to me..

You heal my broken heart…

You are my Father in Heaven!

You are beautiful my sweet, sweet song!

You ride upon the clouds…

You lead me to the Truth…

You are the Spirit inside me!

You are my strong melody…

You are my dancing rhythm…

You are my perfect rhyme…

I will sing of You forever!

You poured out all Your Blood…

You died upon the Cross!

You are my Jesus who loves me!!

Oh, You’re beautiful my sweet, sweet, Lord!!

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1 John 4:9-11

This is how God showed His love among us:

He sent His One and Only Son

into the world that we might live through Him.

This is love:

not that we loved God,

but that He loved us

and sent His Son

as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Dear friends,

since God so loved us,

we also ought to love one another.”

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Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord your God is with you,   

the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you;   

in His love He will no longer rebuke you,   

but will rejoice over you with singing.”

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Job 34:18

“…who shows no partiality to princes   

and does not favor the rich over the poor,   

for they are all the work of His hands?” 

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“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.  – Augustine

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However, as it is written:

‘What no eye has seen,   

what no ear has heard,

and what no human mind has conceived—   

the things God has prepared for those who love Him—'”

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I love You, Lord!

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I will sing of You forever!!

Amen!

Lord, Whenever Needed: Undo What I’ve Become!!

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You have my permission!!

Whatever it takes!

If it doesn’t line up with Your Word…

Or Your plan for my life…

I’ll need an…

Undo!”

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1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins,

He is faithful and just

and will forgive us our sins

and purify us

from all unrighteousness.”

Been here before, and again…

At the door, please let me back in…

I’m known to be a prodigal…

Please, Lord…

Turn me around…

Pick me up

Undo what I’ve become!

Back to the place…

Of forgiveness and grace!

Need You…

Need Your help…

Can’t do this myself

I know…

You’re the Only One who can undo…

What I’ve become!

Focused on the score…

Could never win…

Tried to ignore…

Hiding my sin

Hypocrite…

Lead me back…

To You!

Through forgiveness and grace!!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,

the new creation has come:

The old has gone,

the new is here!”

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Hebrews 10:17

“Then He adds:

‘Their sins and lawless acts   

I will remember no more.’”

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Psalm 103:11

“…as far as the east is from the west,   

so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

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Hebrews 4:16

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence,

so that we may receive mercy

and find grace

to help us in our time of need.”

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Oh, Lord…

This is where I belong…

With You!!

Amen!

I’m A Vapor In The Wind, But Praise God, I’m Yours!!

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Who Am I???

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James 4:14

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.

For what is your life?

It is even a vapour,

that appeareth for a little time,

and then vanisheth away.”

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Psalm 89:9

“You rule over the surging sea;   

when its waves mount up,

You still them.”

Lord of all the earth…

Why do You care to know my name…

Care to feel my hurt?

Bright and Morning Star…

Why do You choose to light the way…

For my ever wandering heart?

Not because of who I am…

But because of what You’ve done!!

Not because of what I’ve done…

But because of who You are!!

I’m a flower quickly fading…

Here today and gone tomorrow…

A wave tossed in the ocean…

Vapor in the wind…

Still…

You hear me when I’m calling…

Lord…

You catch me when I’m falling…

You’ve told me who I am…

I’m Yours!!

Your eyes see my sin…

And look on me with love…

To watch me rise again…

Your voice calmed the sea…

And calls out through the rain…

To calm the storm in me…

You hear me when I’m calling…

I’m Yours!

Why should I fear?

When I’m Yours?

I’m Yours!!

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Mark 4:39

“He got up,

rebuked the wind

and said to the waves,

Quiet! Be still!’

Then the wind died down

and it was completely calm.”

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1 Corinthians 3:23

“…and you are of Christ,

and Christ is of God.”

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We belong to God!

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Romans 8:15

“The Spirit you received

does not make you slaves,

so that you live in fear again;

rather,

the Spirit you received

brought about your adoption to Sonship.

And by Him we cry,

‘Abba, Father.'”

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1 Corinthians 6:19

“Do you not know

that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit,

Who is in you,

Whom you have received from God?

You are not your own;”

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We’re God’s!!

We’re valuable to Him!!

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To read a devotional blog post entitled…

We Belong To God

Go to:

http://www.bethariel.org/sisterhood-love-letters/we-belong-to-god/

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Thank you, Abba Father!

Savior Of The World!

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My Savior!

Your Savior!

The Savior of The World!

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John 1:28-29

This all happened at Bethany

on the other side of the Jordan,

where John was baptizing.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him

and said,

‘Look, the Lamb of God,

who takes away the sin of the world!'”

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John 3:16-17

“For God so loved the world

that He gave His One and Only Son,

that whoever believes in Him

shall not perish

but have eternal life.

For God did not send His Son into the world

to condemn the world,

but to save the world through Him.”

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2 Corinthians 5:15

“And He died for all,

that those who live

should no longer live for themselves

but for Him who died for them

and was raised again.”

Walked dirty streets…

Not famous…

“Come”

They came…

Ordinary face…

But different…

Leads

All say…

There He goes…

Hero…

Savior to the world!

Scars in His hands…

Gave His life… 

We’re free!

The Savior of the world!

Authority…

Walked on water…

Spoke and calmed the storm…

Touch heals…

Called hypocrite…

Dead behind the stone…

Left curtain torn…

There He goes…,

Hero…

Savior to the world!

Chose the cross…

For the lost, broken, and needy

Forgiving all!

Angel said, “Have no fear…

He’s not here!”

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Isaiah 53

“Who has believed our message   

and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

He grew up before Him like a tender shoot,   

and like a root out of dry ground.

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him,   

nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.

He was despised and rejected by mankind,   

a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.

Like one from whom people hide their faces   

He was despised, and we held Him in low esteem.

Surely He took up our pain   

and bore our suffering,

yet we considered Him punished by God,   

stricken by Him, and afflicted.

But He was pierced for our transgressions,   

He was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on Him,   

and by His wounds we are healed.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,   

each of us has turned to our own way;

and the Lord has laid on Him   

the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and afflicted,   

yet He did not open His mouth;

He was led like a lamb to the slaughter,   

and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,  

so He did not open His mouth.

By oppression and judgment He was taken away.   

Yet who of His generation protested?

For He was cut off from the land of the living;   

for the transgression of my people He was punished.

He was assigned a grave with the wicked,   

and with the rich in His death,

though He had done no violence,   

nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Yet it was the Lord’s Will to crush Him and cause Him to suffer,   

and though the Lord makes His life an offering for sin,

He will see His offspring and prolong His days,   

and the Will of the Lord will prosper in His hand.

After He has suffered,   

He will see the light of life and be satisfied;

by His knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,   

and He will bear their iniquities.

Therefore I will give Him a portion among the great,   

and He will divide the spoils with the strong,

because He poured out His life unto death,   

and was numbered with the transgressors.

For He bore the sin of many,   

and made intercession for the transgressors.”

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Matthew 1:21

“She will give birth to a son,

and you are to give Him the Name Jesus,

because He will save His people from their sins.”

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Acts 4:12

“Salvation is found in no one else,

for there is no other Name under Heaven

given to mankind

by which we must be saved.”

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What a Savior!!

There He goes..

Grab hold!

He’s your Savior, too!!

Amen!!

There’s A 23 Year-Old Man Living In Our House!!

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Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,”

declares the Lord,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future.”

1 Timothy 4:12

“Don’t let anyone look down on you

because you are young,

but set an example for the believers in speech,

in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

My son will be 23 years-old on Labor Day!

We celebrated his Birthday today…

Because he’ll be away for his Birthday weekend…

That’s what happens when they grow up…

They do things independently of their parents!!

Happy Birthday, Casey!

We love you!

All God’s Blessings!

How did those years go by soooo fast?!?!

You’re an amazing gift from God to us!!

Here’s my prayer for you!!

That you will build your life…

And future home of your own…

On the strong foundation of Jesus Christ!

So you can lead!

Isaiah 54:13

“All your children will be taught by the Lord,   

and great will be their peace.” 

2 Timothy 3:14-15

“But as for you,

continue in what you have learned

and have become convinced of,

because you know those from whom you learned it, 

and how from infancy

you have known the Holy Scriptures,

which are able to make you wise for salvation

through faith in Christ Jesus.”

Here’s a link to Holley Gerth’s blog post today:

http://holleygerth.com/when-god-changes-your-plans-an-infertility-update/

Please read it…

Be prepared to cry and rejoice!!

Here’s my comment to her:

Holley, I read this post this morning…

As we were getting ready to celebrate my son’s 23rd Birthday…

We did the 10-year “infertility roller-coaster” years ago to have him…

I had him when I was 41…

He’s the light of our lives…

And our gift from God!

There was a point where we came to the same moment you and your husband came to…

We were only going to be able to afford one more round of in-vitro…

and my very blunt Mom said to me,

“Maybe it’s not God’s will for you to have a child!”

That shocked me…

I stopped in my tracks thinking about it!!

Then, I knew I believed that it WAS God’s will for me to have a child!

We had a miscarriage before my son,

Lost the other two embryos that were transferred with him,

And had a miscarriage after him!!

Though I wanted all those babies we lost,

I know I’ll see them in Heaven!

Now I direct a Drama Team at church,

And I’m “Drama Mama” to so many kids, teens, and young adults!!

God is so good!!

We each need to ask God the hard questions as you did…

And His answers are the BEST for our lives!

May God richly bless you always!!”

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The Birthday Boy  Man!!!

That face always makes me smile!!!!

Proverbs 1:8

“Listen, my son,

to your father’s instruction   

and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

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Father and Son!

Proverbs 29:17

“Correct thy son,

and he shall give thee rest;

yea,

he shall give delight unto thy soul.”

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My son makes “Mothering” so easy and lots of fun!!

Psalm 127:3

“Children are a heritage from the Lord,   

offspring a reward from Him.

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Yeah!!

Birthday money to buy stuff!!!

John 16:21

“A woman giving birth to a child

has pain because her time has come;

but when her baby is born

she forgets the anguish

because of her joy

that a child is born into the world.”

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We brought our Precious Little Girl…

  A chewy treat from Petco on our way home from Outback…

Obviously, she cares more about that treat…

Than taking a Birthday photo with Casey!!

Proverbs 3:1-6

“My son, do not forget My teaching,
    but keep My commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you peace and prosperity.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to Him,
    and He will make your paths straight.”

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It’s so hard to get a good photo of our Crazy Siberian…

‘Cause she’s constantly moving…

That’s why I love landscape photography…

Most things stand still!!

Romans 12:2

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world,

but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Then you will be able to test

and approve what God’s will is—

His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

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My two “Babies!”

He always smiles…

She’s smiling…

But she still has the chewy  treat in her mouth!

She always thinks we’re going to take it from her!!

What would we want with that yucky chewy???

James 1:17

“Every good and perfect gift

is from above,

coming down from the Father of the Heavenly Lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Psalm 115:14

“May the Lord cause you to flourish,   

both you and your children.”

Deuteronomy 4:9

“Only be careful,

and watch yourselves closely

so that you do not forget

the things your eyes have seen

or let them fade from your heart

as long as you live.

Teach them to your children

and to their children after them.”

Jesus I pray…

-Your Word will prevail over our children…

-Your Peace will embrace them… 

-They seek Your Wisdom and Understanding …

-They’re quick to obey You…

-They’re Holy in all conduct…

-They hunger and thirst for more of You each day…

-They’re content with what they have… 

-They grow in the grace and knowledge of You, Lord…

-They’re clothed with humility…

-They cast their cares upon You, Father, for You care for them…

-They’re doers of the Word, and not hearers only…

-They learn to effectively share their faith…   

-They don’t have a spirit of fear…

-But of power, love, and a sound mind…

-You save them…

-You call them with a Holy Calling…

-You provide safety for them, day and night…

  -They walk in the Light as You are in the Light…

-You purify their hearts…

-They follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace.

-They have favor and high esteem with God and man.

Amen!

2 Timothy 2:22-25

“Run from temptations that capture young people.

Always do the right thing.

Be faithful, loving, and easy to get along with.

Worship with people whose hearts are pure. 

Stay away from stupid and senseless arguments.

These only lead to trouble, 

and God’s servants must not be troublemakers.

They must be kind to everyone,

and they must be good teachers and very patient.

Be humble when you correct people who oppose you.

Maybe God will lead them to turn to Him and learn the truth.”

Casey, you are all these things…

Praise the Lord!

God did a great job raising you!!

Thank you everyone who prayed with us…

All those long years of waiting…

For God to give us the desire of our hearts!

Happy Birthday, You are Loved!

Lord, Show Me Your Glory! I Can’t Go On Without You!

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 Lord…

Your Splendor…

So Beautiful!

A Flash of Lightning…

Reflected off the Sky! 

Never the same!

Your Glory!

Your Presence!

 Your Face!

Majesty Shines!

Can’t be without You, Lord

Down the mountain…

Back to my life…

No more ordinary things…

Follow You forever!

 All my days…

‘Til I see You again!

Show me Your glory!

Can’t live without You, Lord!!

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Exodus 33:12-23

Moses and the Glory of the Lord

Moses said to the Lord,

“You have been telling me,

‘Lead these people,’

but you have not let me know whom You will send with me.

You have said,

‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’

If You are pleased with me,

teach me Your ways

so I may know You

and continue to find favor with You.

Remember that this nation is Your people.”

The Lord replied,

“My Presence will go with you,

and I will give you rest.”

Then Moses said to him,

“If Your Presence does not go with us,

do not send us up from here.

How will anyone know that You are pleased with me

and with Your people unless You go with us?

What else will distinguish me and Your people

from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

And the Lord said to Moses,

“I will do the very thing you have asked,

because I am pleased with you

and I know you by name.”

Then Moses said,

“Now show me Your Glory.”

And the Lord said,

“I will cause all My Goodness

to pass in front of you,

and I will proclaim My Name,

The Lord,

in your presence.

I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy,

and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

But,” He said, “you cannot see My Face,

for no one may see Me and live.”

Then the Lord said,

“There is a place near Me where you may stand on a rock.

When My Glory passes by,

I will put you in a cleft in the rock

and cover you with My Hand until I have passed by.

Then I will remove My Hand

and you will see My Back;

but My Face must not be seen.”

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Lord,

We must have Your Presence…

Your Glory in our lives…

You must go with us…

Or we  can’t go!

We can’t live without You!!

Amen!

Jesus, I’m Running To You! Right Through That Open Door!

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Matthew 7:7

“Ask

and it will be given to you;

seek

and you will find;

knock

and the door will be opened to you.”

Matthew 11:28

“Come to Me,

all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.”

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I  see Heaven…

Lord, help me change my ways

Day after day it’s the same old thing I keep repeating…

The reason I stay this way…

I know what I have to do…

Get back to what I know is true!!

When everything is broken…

There’s a door wide open…

You’ll find me running through…

Jesus…

I’m running to You!!

Tears on my face…

Feeling defeated…

Wondering what are I’m living for

Selfish dreams left me time and time again…

I’m empty-handed…

There’s got to be something more!

I know what I have to do…

Get back to Who I know is true!

Jesus, You’re the Only One..

Who can fix what I’ve become…

Oh God, I believe in Your love!

It’s more than just emotion…

My broken heart has chosen!!

Jesus…

I’m running to You!!

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Isaiah 40:29-31

“He gives strength to the weary   

and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,   

and young men stumble and fall;

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.”

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Revelation 3:8

“I know your deeds.

See,

I have placed before you

an open door

that no one can shut.

I know that you have little strength,

yet you have kept my Word

and have not denied My Name.”

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Revelation 3:20

“Here I am!

I stand at the door and knock.

If anyone hears My voice

and opens the door,

I will come in

and eat with that person,

and they with Me.”

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Run through the door!

Jesus is waiting!

With His Arms opened wide!

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Amen!

God’s Not Dead…He’s Surely Alive!!

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Folks, let’s hear it!!

God’s not dead!

He’s surely alive!

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Let love explode, and bring the dead to life
A love so bold
To see a revolution, somehow

Now I’m lost in Your freedom
In this world I’ll overcome

My God’s not dead
He’s surely alive
He’s living on the inside
Roaring like a lion 

Roaring

He’s roaring

Roaring like a lion

Let hope arise, and make the darkness hide
My faith is dead, I need resurrection, somehow

Let heaven roar, and fire fall
Come shake the ground
With the sounds of revival

My God’s not dead
He’s surely alive
He’s living on the inside
Roaring like a lion

He’s roaring

He’s roaring

He’s roaring like a lion

Not like satan…

Mentioned in

1 Peter 5:8

Be alert and of sober mind.

Your enemy the devil

prowls around like a roaring lion

looking for someone to devour.”  

John 10:10

The thief comes only

to steal and kill and destroy;

I have come that they may have life,

and have it to the full.”

Jesus, Our Lamb, who was slain…

Comes so we can have abundant life!

Let the fire of the Holy Spirit fall!!

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God roars for our protection, our refuge, our stronghold!

He roars to an unrepentant nation…

To humbly come back!

And He roars on the inside of us…

For us to come back, too!

He’s compassionate, yet just!

The Lion and The Lamb!!

Joel 3:16

The Lord will roar from Zion   

and thunder from Jerusalem;   

the earth and the Heavens will tremble.

But the Lord will be a refuge for His people,   

a stronghold for the people of Israel.

Hosea 11:10

“They will follow the Lord;   

He will roar like a lion.

When He roars,   

His children will come trembling from the west.”

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Amos 3:8

The lion has roared   

who will not fear?

The Sovereign Lord has spoken   

who can but prophesy?”

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Revelation 10:1-3

“Then I saw another mighty angel

coming down from heaven.

He was robed in a cloud,

with a rainbow above his head;

his face was like the sun,

and his legs were like fiery pillars.

He was holding a little scroll,

which lay open in his hand.

He planted his right foot on the sea

and his left foot on the land,

and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion.

When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke.

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Revelation 5:5

“Then one of the elders said to me,

‘Do not weep!

See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,

the Root of David,

has triumphed.

He is able to open the scroll

and its seven seals.’”

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Take notice world!

There’s power in the roar of the Lion of Judah…

In His Name…

Jesus!!

When you know the Lion of Judah…

The roar of the lion, our adversary…

Will mean nothing to you…

And you have nothing to fear!

Shout out the Name of Jesus…

Because God’s not dead…

He’s Alive!!