Category Archives: Worthy Is The Lamb

Photo Album From Our “Cousins Family Reunion” in NJ

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We haven’t been back up to NJ in a number of years…

So a cousins reunion was planned…

Somehow, we’re the old folks in the family now…

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Flying to NJ!!

Spirit Airlines to Atlantic City!!

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Pretty hassle-free, I must say…

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Cousin Phyllis’ house in Lavallette!

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Out for dinner…

For some good NJ Italian Sicilian Pizza!!

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Sea Side Beach and Boardwalk…

Still under construction after Hurricane Sandy!!

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Great memories of the Jersey Shore!!!

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All new rides!

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They still have Casey’s favorite Boardwalk games!!

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Time to sit and chat on Phyllis’ front porch!!

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And to walk and take photos on the Lavallette Beach!

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Floridians, feel blessed…

New Jerseyans have to pay to get on their beaches!

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Walked to Ortley Beach…

The beach was packed…

High Season…

Weather: cloudy 72 to 82 degrees…

NO  HUMIDITY!!!!

The beautiful weather in NJ spoiled me…

When I came back to FL…

I couldn’t breathe!!!

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Beautiful sand dunes!!

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Phyllis and I at Bayside Cafe for lunch!!

Yum!

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Later, watched the sunset over Barnegat Bay!!

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On Friday, July 18th…

I conducted a grave site Memorial Service for  my Mom…

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I read beautiful letters from my brothers, Joe & John…

George & Phyllis spoke lovingly of Mom…

Casey prayed at the end…

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I read Mom’s favorite Bible passage…

Psalm 118:24

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

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We can be glad and rejoice…

Because of the blessings of grace, peace, pardon…

Righteousness, and salvation…

That we have through Christ…

And the everlasting Gospel. 

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   Psalm 118:23 

“This is the LORD’S doing;

It is marvelous in our eyes.” 

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Delight!  Be Full!  Be Glad!  Have Joy!  Rejoice!

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Tina sang, “Worthy Is The Lamb”

Beautiful!!!

Psalm 118:1

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;

His love endures forever.”

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Cousins Family Reunion…

Hilton Garden Inn in Lakewood, NJ…

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Cathy, Mary Kate, Connor, & Scott

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Ron, Judi, Deanna, & Nunzio

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Judi, Courtney, & Ellie

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Cathy, Mary Kate, Casey, Scott, Dave, Kyle, Tina, Me, & Celeste

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Casey, Tina, Mary Kate, Phyllis, & Connor

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Courtney, Dave, Scott, & Cathy

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Pt. Pleasant Boardwalk!

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Brings back sooo many memories!

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Wall to wall people on the beach!!

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Lively place!!

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Tina & Denine

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Rick, Alycia, & Kyle 

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Dave, Ellie, Courtney, Celeste, & Patty

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Jennifer, and twins:  Maggie and Cate

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Alice, Denine, George, John, Ron, Carol, Celeste, Phyllis, Casey, Rick, Deanna

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Maggie, Ellie, & Cate…

The three princesses that I just got to meet this weekend!!

Psalm 103:17

“But from everlasting to everlasting

the LORD’s love is with those who fear Him,

and His righteousness with their children’s children–

To those who keep His covenant

And remember His precepts to do them.”

This is something we can hold on to…

We can have life and love in our hearts…

Joy and gladness in our souls…

Because the Lord is our salvation!

Amen!!

What Do We Believe???

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The Newsboys are spreading the Good News!!

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Believe in the One Foundation…  

Believe in the One Salvation…

Believe in God the Father

Believe in Jesus Christ…

Believe in the Holy Spirit…

Believe He’s given us New Life…

Believe in the Crucifixion…

Believe that He conquered Death…

Believe in the Resurrection

Believe He’s coming back again…

Believe the lost are found, the dead are raised!

When Love invades!

Believe the gates of hell will not prevail!

Believe the Power of God, has torn the veil! 

Believe His Love will never fail!

Believe!

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Mark 1:15

The time has come,” he said.

“The kingdom of God has come near.

Repent and believe the good news!”

What In The World Does This World Need???

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They Only Need Jesus…

So Stay Out Of The Way!!

Don’t drag down the Gospel!

What this world needs is a Savior who will rescue

A Spirit who will lead

A Father who will love them in their time of need

That’s what this world needs

Jesus is our Savior who will rescue

That’s what this world needs

His Spirit who will lead them

That’s what this world needs

The Father’s arms around them in their time of need

That’s what this world needs

That’s what this world needs

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Lord,

You’re everything this world needs!

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

“…that 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…”

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Jesus, our Savior, is Alive!

Have a Blessed Resurrection Day!!

Enjoy Your Breakfast Now…They Don’t Serve Breakfast In Hell!! Nope!

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Where as, the good news is…

There’s a banquet to enjoy in Heaven!!

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Isaiah 25:6-9

“On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare   

a feast of rich food for all peoples,

a banquet of aged wine—   

the best of meats and the finest of wines.

On this mountain He will destroy   

the shroud that enfolds all peoples,

the sheet that covers all nations;

He will swallow up death forever.

The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears   

from all faces;

He will remove His people’s disgrace   

from all the earth.

The Lord has spoken.

In that day they will say,

‘Surely this is our God;   

we trusted in Him, and He saved us.

This is the Lord, we trusted in Him;   

let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.’”

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Matthew 22:1-14

“Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:

‘The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come,

but they refused to come.

Then he sent some more servants and said,

‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner:

My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready.

Come to the wedding banquet.’

 But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.

The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.

The king was enraged.

He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

Then he said to his servants,

‘The wedding banquet is ready,

but those I invited did not deserve to come.

So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’

So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find,

the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

But when the king came in to see the guests,

he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.

He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’

The man was speechless.

Then the king told the attendants,

‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside,

into the darkness,

where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

For many are invited, but few are chosen.’”

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Here’s…Classic Newsboys with a great reminder!!

Hold the milk, put back the sugar
They are powerless to console
We’ve gathered here to sprinkle ashes
From our late friend’s cereal bowl

Breakfast clubbers, say the motto
That he taught us to repeat
“You will lose it in your gym class
If you wait ’til noon to eat.”

Back when the Chess Club said our eggs were soft
Every Monday he’d say grace and hold our juice aloft
Oh, none of us knew his checkout time would come so soon
But before his brain stopped waving, he composed this tune

When the toast has burned
And all the milk has turned
And Cap’n Crunch is waving farewell
When the big one finds you
May this song remind you
That they don’t serve breakfast in hell

Breakfast clubbers, drop the hankies
Though to some our friend was odd
That day he bought those pine pajamas
His check was good with God

Those here without the Lord, how do you cope?
For this morning we don’t mourn like those who have no hope
Oh, rise up, Froot Loop lovers; sing out sweet and low
With spoons held high, we bid our brother “Cheerio!”

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John 14:1-4

Do not let your hearts be troubled.

You believe in God;

believe also in Me.

My Father’s house has many rooms;

if that were not so,

would I have told you

that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

And if I go and prepare a place for you,

I will come back

and take you to be with Me

that you also may be where I am.

You know the way to the place where I am going.

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Colossians 3:1-4

“Since, then,

you have been raised with Christ,

set your hearts on things above,

where Christ is,

seated at the right hand of God.

Set your minds on things above,

not on earthly things.

For you died,

and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

When Christ, who is your life,

appears,

then you also will appear with Him in glory.”

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Revelation 21:4

“‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes.

There will be no more death’

or mourning or crying or pain,

for the old order of things has passed away.”

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Revelation 22:1-5

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life,

as clear as crystal,

flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 

down the middle of the great street of the city.

On each side of the river stood the tree of life,

bearing twelve crops of fruit,

yielding its fruit every month.

And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

No longer will there be any curse.

The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city,

and His servants will serve Him.

They will see His face, and His Name will be on their foreheads.

There will be no more night.

They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun,

for the Lord God will give them light.

And they will reign for ever and ever.”

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Philippians 3:20-21

“But our citizenship is in Heaven.

And we eagerly await a Savior from there,

the Lord Jesus Christ,

who, by the power that enables Him

to bring everything under His control,

will transform our lowly bodies

so that they will be like His Glorious Body.”

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Psalm 23:6

“Surely Your goodness and love will follow me   

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord   

forever.”

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Revelation 19:7-9

“Let us rejoice and be glad   

and give Him glory!

For the wedding of the Lamb has come,   

and His bride has made herself ready.

Fine linen, bright and clean,   

was given her to wear.”

(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)

Then the angel said to me,

‘Write this:

Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’

And he added,

‘These are the true words of God.’

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You’re invited to the banquet!!

Everything is ready!

No excuses!

It will not be cancelled!

There’s still room at the King’s table!

It’s your choice to come!!

Say “Yes!” to God’s Son!

Put on your wedding garment…

Go to the Heavenly banquet!

Celebrate!

Enjoy the wedding feast…

At the Supper of the Lamb!

Amen!

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I Didn’t Understand Its Value…

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We’re talking about…

My husband’s prized…

Signed Baseball!

That he’s had since he was a kid!

From the 1957 World Series Yankees!!

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With 28 signatures…

Including…

Manager-Casey Stengel,

Mickey Mantle, Elston Howard, Phil Rizzuto, Yogi Berra, Moose Skowron, Bobby Richardson, Hank Bauer, and the other teammates;

Plus Joe DiMaggio who was in the dug out with my husband (who was 10 years old at the time) and his Dad.

My husband’s dad knew them from the Newark league…

Before they played with the Newark Bears…

Which at the time was the Triple A Yankee minor league!!

They were watching the Yankees at batting practice…

Hank Bauer got in the dug out and said to everyone…

“Sign the ball for the kid!”

The Yankees lost that game to Warren Spahn…

But my husband really cherished that ball!

He says it’s worth about $4,000-$5,000!

Well…

When our sweet little boy was around two years old, perhaps…

I remember he and I were at home, while my husband was at work…

I was trying to wrap Christmas presents…

 My rambunctious, little guy was no help at all!!

Sooooooo…

Wanting to distract him…

So I could get this job done…

 I grabbed this treasured ball of my husband’s…

And gave it to the child to play with!!!!!

I know…

If you’re a baseball fan…

Or even a collector of anything…

You’re horrified!!!

It’s beyond belief!

I know!!!

But, not being a guy…

Or a very sports-minded girl at all…

I just didn’t know its value!!

Soooo…

In walks hubby…

Who is horrified as he sees his two year old…

Gumming Mickey Mantle’s signature!!

He looks at me, “Are you Crazy???”

“What?” I say!

He grabs it…

And stomps out of the room…

Well…

We’re still together after 36 years…

But, I haven’t seen that baseball since!

“Where is it???”

I ask, as I’m writing this…

“Where you can’t get at it!”

He replies!

Wise move!!

Our son is 23 now…

And we may have grandchildren someday…

Who need to be distracted, too! 

Ha!

Lord…

You’re seated above…

Enthroned in the Father’s love…

Destined to die…

Poured out for all mankind…

God’s only Son…

Perfect and spotless One…

You never sinned…

But suffered as if You did…

All authority…

Every victory is Yours…

Savior…

Worthy of honor and glory…

Worthy of all our praise…

You Overcame!!

Jesus…

Awesome in power forever…

Awesome!

And great is Your Name…

You Overcame!

Power in hand…

Speaking the Father’s plan…

You’re sending us out…

Light in this broken land…

We will overcome…

By the blood of the Lamb…

And the word of our testimony…

Everyone overcome!!

Because You Overcame!

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Savior…

I see and understand your value…

You’re worthy of all our praise!

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John 16:33

“I have told you these things,

so that in Me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart!

I have overcome the world.”

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Revelation 12:11

“Our people defeated Satan   

because of the blood of the Lamb   

and the message of God.

They were willing   

to give up their lives.”

Amen!

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Recognize His Value!

Rejoice!!!

He has Overcome!!

“Marked By Our Past…Transformed By Love!”

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We are a small group of people humbled by the love of Jesus,”

Read the entire Denison Forum Cultural Commentary on Truth and Culture,

Tattooed Jesus:  Blasphemy or Blessing?

http://www.denisonforum.org/cultural-commentary/856-tattooed-jesus-blasphemy-or-blessing#jesus-tattoo-video

To form your own opinion!!!

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Saved!!!

Accepted

Free

Loved

Trusting

Holiness

Joy

Redeemed

Set Free

Purpose

Cherished

Brave

Humble

Peace

Confident

Child of the One True God!!!!

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No longer…

Outcast

Addicted

Jealous

Fearful

Sin

Hurt

Mistake

Scarred

Worthless

Invisible

Coward

Self-Righteous

Strife

Depressed

Lost!!!!!!

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1 Peter 2:21-25

“To this you were called,

because Christ suffered for you,

leaving you an example,

that you should follow in His steps.

 ‘He committed no sin,   

and no deceit was found in His mouth.

When they hurled their insults at Him,

He did not retaliate;

when He suffered,

He made no threats.

Instead,

He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.

‘He Himself bore our sins’

in His body on the Cross,

so that we might die to sins

and live for righteousness;

‘by His wounds you have been healed.”

For ‘you were like sheep going astray,

but now you have returned to the

Shepherd and Overseer

of your souls.”

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Isaiah 53:5

“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.”

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1 Peter 1:18-19

“For you know that it was not with perishable things

such as silver or gold

that you were redeemed from the empty way of life

handed down to you from your ancestors,

but with the precious blood of Christ,

a lamb without blemish or defect.”

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1 Peter 3:18

“For Christ also suffered once for sins,

the righteous for the unrighteous,

to bring you to God.

He was put to death in the body

but made alive in the Spirit.”

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Thank you, Jesus…

For taking the marks of my past on Your body…

And transforming me…

 With Your amazing love!!

I’m humbled!!!

Amen!

The Fields Are White…

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What a breathtaking view from where I’m sitting!

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Matthew 13:38

The field is the world,

and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom.

The weeds are the people of the evil one,”

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Let me get a closer look!!

John 4:35

“Say not ye,

There are yet four months,

and then cometh harvest?

behold, I say unto you,

Lift up your eyes,

and look on the fields;

for they are white already to harvest.”

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Luke 10:2

“He told them,

The harvest is plentiful,

but the workers are few.

Ask the Lord of the harvest,

therefore,

to send out workers into His harvest field.'”

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The fields are white!!!

John 4:36-38

“Even now the one who reaps

draws a wage

and harvests a crop for eternal life,

so that the sower and the reaper

may be glad together.

Thus the saying

‘One sows and another reaps’

is true. 

I sent you to reap what you have not worked for.

Others have done the hard work,

and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”

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Lord, let me see what You see in the fields of the world!

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Let me be as hungry as birds after a rainfall!

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To see Your Kingdom come!

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Exodus 23:16

 Celebrate the Festival of Harvest

with the first fruits of the crops

you sow in your field.

Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering

at the end of the year,

when you gather in your crops from the field.”

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Psalm 126:6

“Those who go out weeping,   

carrying seed to sow,

will return with songs of joy,   

carrying sheaves with them.”

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 John 12:32

“And I,

when I am lifted up

from the earth,

will draw all people to myself.”

Amen!