The world will drown you with all it’s distractions and chaos. It is okay to have a spiritual connection and to believe in a higher power. This devotional journal addresses some of those issues you may deal with in every life. It contains bible quotes and prayers aimed at getting you attuned to your spiritual side. It also encourages you to make daily affirmations that will strengthen your resolutions to stay focused and take control of your life.
It’s been so many years since you went away,
The memories still lingers,
I think of you everyday,
I miss your smile and laughter,
I miss the good times that we shared,
The angels came so quickly,
There was no time to say goodbye,
Every time I think of this it brings tears to my eyes.
At times I feel your presence near me,
When I am in deep despair,
I can almost hear you saying,
“Don’t cry my dear I’m here,
I will never leave you,
So there is no need to say goodbye.
Enjoy your life, be happy this is what I wish for you.
I will be waiting on the other side to welcome you,
When the angels bring you home.
On Wednesday of last week retired Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Brown went missing. On Thursday his abandoned vehicle was found in the Plantation Heights area in St. Andrew. A search was launched for the missing priest who was last seen dressed in multicolored short sleeve shirt, blue pants and a pair of black shoes.
Today Monday July 29, Police Investigators report that they have found a decomposing body in Plantation Heights strongly believed to be that of Father Brown. In is really sad that someone who has served his communities so well should have been treated in this manner. Given the circumstances surrounding his death my conclusion is that Father Brown was just another victim of crime. Another person killed and left by the wayside to rot. This is a case of yet another senseless killing! When will it end, or better yet will it ever end?
Father Brown was a very straight forward, honest and caring man who did not deserve to die in this manner. May his soul Rest in Peace.
To the perpetrator or perpetrators of this crime I say to you, you can
run but you cannot hide. God knows who you are and you will be rewarded according to your deeds.
Sleep Well Father Charles Brown. You are gone but you will never be forgotten!
It is not often that I touch on the topic of so-called preachers who use the pulpit to con people out of their money. Todd Coontz apparently has a group of followers whom he has managed to brain wash over the years. The sole purpose of his broadcasts is to get money out of them by whatever means necessary.
Those of you who listen to his broadcasts and are still sending him money have you ever heard him talking about anyone receiving any of the miracles he preaches about except for himself? I have never heard a testimony of anyone who has benefited from sowing these faith seeds except for Todd Coontz himself. Food for thoughts don’t you think?
Every broadcast is skillfully designed to convince people to send him money. Wake up people no one is receiving any of the miracles he is preaching about except him. God is not telling him to tell you to send him money. Why would God do that? He is not even preaching the words of God. Every broadcast is about money and the blessings that he Todd Coontz has received.
“FedEx comes to my house weekly,” he says. He says FedEx comes to his house so often he gets excited every time he sees a FedEx truck. He says he not only receives through FedEx but UPS as well and that he has never had so much financial blessings before as he has had in the last twenty-four months. I guess the number of people sending him money have increased significantly.
Why isn’t any of the people who are sending him their money receiving any of the FedEx or UPS deliveries? If they are I don’t hear him talking about it. According to his preaching he is the only one I hear receiving any of the financial blessing he is promising. He wants people to send him money, that is the whole purpose of his broadcasts. It is not about God! It has never been about God! It is all about money! Every time you send him money he receives a miracle, he not you. But then what does he care, he says his miracles are not for every one so I suppose if you have no money or credit card you won’t qualify for one anyway.
May the Lord open the eyes and ears of those who continue to allow themselves to be deceived!
Energy and time is wasted when it is used to find faults and criticize situations, unless it is followed up by a practical workable solution.
I knelt to pray but not for long,
So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
All day long I had no time
No time, no time, too much to do,
God looked into His book and said
My fellow bloggers and friends, today we celebrate Christmas in remembrance of the fact that God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten son. Jesus came not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
This Christmas let us take a special time out to comfort those who mourn, lend a helping hand to those in need and share what we have with those who are less fortunate. May the joy of Christmas find its way into every home and may everyone be of good cheer. A Happy and Peaceful Christmas to everyone!!
Prayer for Protection
The Light of God surrounds me;
The Love of God enfolds me;
The Power of God protects me;
The Presence of God watches over me;
Wherever I am, God is,
And all is well.
Life isn’t always easy,
‘Oft we shed a tumbling tear or more,
Dreams can unexpectedly shatter
As we take a nosedive to the floor.
Heartaches can arrive in all their fury,
As our heads with worry start to throb;
But praise God for fervent prayer to lean on
As we bow our troubled souls and sob.
We were never promised a bed of roses
Strewn on our path below;
And trials are often heavy burdens –
A meadow full of dandelions and woe.
But please believe in a divine purpose
For every fiery lash
That sets our feet off balance
As our hopes set sail, but crash.
Oh, take heart weary pilgrims –
Look up to Heaven’s throne,
Dial the prayer line to the Master –
You need not bear such pain alone.
It isn’t always easy to trek this journey
‘Cause thorns sprout along the way.
Nevertheless, rosebuds are prone to blossom –
Weary pilgrim lean on God’s timing today.
If your day seems dull and dreary,
If your troubles get you down,
If you feel you are in deep water
And certain you will drown,
If you’re shackled by a burden
Held fast within its grip,
You wish you could be rescued
Your life’s a sinking ship;
Then it’s time to turn to Jesus
Who is reaching out to you
To take your hand to guide you,
Show you life anew.
Trust Jesus as your lifeline,
To still the storms you face,
He will take you to safe harbor
And provide a resting place.
He will be your friend and love you
No matter where you roam,
Then at your journey’s end
He will take you safely home.