A Thought for Today

“Certainly, other people can pray for you, they can believe for you, they can quote the scripture to you, but you must exercise faith for yourself. If you are always depending on somebody else to keep you happy, somebody else to encourage you or to get you out of trouble, you will live in perpetual weakness and disappointment. You must make a decision that you are going to be a believer. Take charge of your life and decide, “No matter what comes against me, I believe in God. I’m going to have a positive outlook for my life! Other people’s faith can indeed bolster yours. But your own faith will bring you a miracle much faster than anybody else’s. What you believe has a much greater impact on your life than what anybody else believes.”
― Joel Osteen,

Bobbi Kristina

After weeks in a medical induced coma the latest report on Bobbi Kristina condition is that some of her organs are shutting down. This is a serious and sad situation. I for one was hoping that she would pull through. Let us continue to pray for a miracle for as long as she is alive there is still hope. God raised Lazarus from the dead and He can bring her back from the jaws of death with Him all things are possible. Again let us all continue to pray for Bobbi Kristina.

Martin Luther King

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.

Shaping Your Future

When we realize that we are the ones responsible for shaping our future it is only then that we understand how important it is to work diligently towards fulfilling our dreams. Leave nothing to chance and leave not your fate in the hands of another because life has shown how easy it is for mankind to betray one another. Go forth with confidence and do not blame everyone but yourself when you fail. There is nothing wrong with failing unless you accept yourself as a failure and give up without trying to mobilize yourself to turn that failure into success. Success for many do not happen over night it is something you have to work at tirelessly and tenaciously until you get to that place where you can say yes thank God I got it done. Hang in there strive for success and never lose hope.

Happy New Year

 The old year has gone and we welcome the new. It is a new dawn a new beginning another chance to do the things we did not get done in 2014. Let us give God thanks for bringing us thus far and let 2015 be a positive year in all respect. Let us be positive in our thoughts, speech, actions and interactions. I wish for all good health, wealth, success in all your endeavors and a peaceful and productive year.

God Bless you all.

 

Christmas is Jesus

 

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Christmas is Jesus
Who came down to earth
In the form of a baby,
Came to offer new birth.
Christmas is music
With singing and praise.
Christmas is sharing,
In numerous ways.

Christmas is holly,
With tinsel and light.
Christmas is joyful
With bright colored sights.
Christmas is giving,
When God gave His Son;
To offer redemption,
For the wrong we have done.
We need to accept Him,
This Gift from above.
For Christmas is Jesus,
God’s promise of Love.

Francis Culp Wolfe

Merry Christmas

 It’s Christmas Sweet Christmas

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The church bells are ringing
And the choirs are singing
The songs of our dear saviors birth.
It’s Christmas, sweet Christmas
And people are praying
That there will be peace on earth.

Our friends send out greetings
And families have meetings
With joy and great holiday cheer.
It’s Christmas, sweet Christmas
And people are hoping
This feeling will last through the year.

For Christ is the reason
For this Holy Season
And blessings stream from Heaven above.
It’s Christmas, sweet Christmas
And people are thanking
The Lord for the gift of such love.

By Edna Massimilla

May the spirit of Christmas find a place in your heart. Be of good cheer and to all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.