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November 23, 2012

Your Prayer Was Heard

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But the angel said unto him, ‘Fear not,  Zacharias, for your prayer was heard;’… (Luke 1:13)

     The Greek translation of ‘was heard’ here in implies that this was a prayer which was no longer being offered… Yet God had heard and apparently remembered the petition all the same.

fear not your prayer is heard          …and with this, who could not be but undone:

What kind of God is this Who forgives, cleanses and forgets each of our sins and iniquities all the while still listening, hearing, remembering and granting the cry of our hearts even after we have become silent in our request.?

What is the cry, the prayer in your heart that you have become silent in its offering? “Fear not, fellow pilgrim, for your prayer was heard.

October 31, 2012

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain by Paul D. Meier and David L. Henderson

Uncover Your Hidden Potential Within Life's Struggles

Uncover Your Hidden Potential Within Life’s Struggles

This is a great self development book on finding a purpose beyond our pain instead of living forever within it. I have written notes and posted colored tabs on its pages as well as used a highlighter within every chapter of this book.

The authors begin with the topic of pain as it relates to injustice and how easy it is to compare our lives to others’ and oft times wrongly perceive injustice. “Equal treatment does not automatically represent what is fair and just.” They address the problem of how perception of injustice is so easily distorted by one’s sense of entitlement. Can we handle truth and why blame God; rejection and acceptance; loneliness and knowing yourself, loss and gain, failure and true success, death and resurrection hope, and many more topics…

Whatever you or your loved one might be dealing with these authors have addressed it here within “Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain” as well as the steps to walk through it. They give “practical application points” at the end of each section for understanding how to follow through. This is a wonderful book; one that you could easily read time and again as needed.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. 16 CFR, Part 255

August 8, 2012

Ripple Effects

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“It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell  (James 3:6, The Message).”

 

A single drop of water on a tranquil surface is felt far beyond the moment of impact. We call this the ripple effect. Water is a life giving substance…

On a similar note: We cannot fight fire with fire… Unless we just want more of the same.

When you fight fire with fire, the ripple effect is the same, all we will get is MORE fire.  If the goal is life giving — we fight fires with water.

Either way you choose, the impact will be felt far beyond the moment…

July 6, 2012

Listen Carefully.

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Listen — using discernment — and decide right then to forgive them in advance but stop thinking that they will treat you any differently when you are absent. Honor Christ and prove the enemy the despicable lying fool that he is…expose (always when appropriate) and always forgive. x

June 7, 2012

Blind Spots

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Pardon me if I don’t ignore the elephant in the room. Perhaps you think it wrong, rude, cynical or judgmental to point out. But elephants, within rooms, shouldn’t be ignored.

Perhaps you do not see it. You may be situated where areas it is just out of your sight – in aImage blind spot.

We all have those, blind spots, that is. Blind spots naturally occur because of a lack of light to the eyes in a certain area due to an absence of cells. Since there is no light entering in that area an entire part of the field of vision is not perceived. The brain interpolates the blind spot based on surrounding detail and information from the other eye, so the blind spot is not normally perceived.

The problem with blind spots, you see, is that they are dangerous to those who are in them. And yet, how does one correct these if they are naturally occurring?

Well, perhaps we might consider trusting the other parts of the Body to sense and communicate what we ourselves cannot.

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