Friday, February 20, 2009

ONE PERSON . . . . .

One person can make a difference


If only one person that has accepted Jesus could tell one person

Only one person telling one person

What a difference HEAVEN would be . . . . . . .

IF ONLY . . . . . . .

GOD leaves the choice up to you . . . . .

Remember God gave mankind free will . . . . .

IF ONLY . . . .

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I just finished looking this word up in the Webster's Dictionary.

Sponge - to absorb

Like most people you might think of absorbing a liquid maybe water. Okay I will admit it that was my first thought.

Then somewhere along the way I started thinking of God's presence.

Have you ever wanted to do any of the following:
-To soak the presence of God up like a sponge thirsty for more.

-To have a hunger for THE ONE WHO GAVE IT ALL FOR

To have a thirst for THE ONE WHO GAVE IT ALL FOR ME

Ah yes Jesus did give everything He Had for you, for me or is it for me, for you.

To just soak it up .

To be a sponge when you feel the presence of :
- Jesus
-Written Word ( in this case when you hear or read)

Just to be a sponge soaking up everything that is Good from God

A very wise Pastor said "Change People Change People"

Another wise person said "Now Go Change someone by the power of the Holy Spirit that is within you."

Ah yes to soak it up and then to share Gods love with another person.

One of the biggest fears a Christian has to Witness to another person.

For those who have shared their faith with another I salute you.

For those who say that God is their Heavenly Father I hear by challenge you to share your faith with 1 person while hear on Earth.

It can be as simple as saying 'YOU MATTER TO GOD" or maybe something like 'ONE BIRTH CHANGED HISTORY".

Then if you hear a question you can tell them about Jesus.

Remember how your heart and life was changed the second you asked Jesus into your heart.

Changed People Change People

S T O P ! ! ! !

When I rec this e-mail I took the liberty of sending it my friends.

Some are co-workers. Ok I forwarded it to a lot of co-workers.

I received this e-mail from my Uncle who gets up early every morning

just to pray for ME!!

Read This Slowly

Jack took a long look at his speedometer

before slowing down: 73 in a 55 zone.

Fourth time in as many months.

How could a guy get caught so often?

When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour,

Jack pulled over, but only partially.

Let the cop worry about the potential traffic hazard.

Maybe some other car will tweak his backside with a mirror.

The cop was stepping out of his car, the big pad in hand.

Bob? Bob from Church?

Jack sunk farther into his trench coat.

This was worse than the coming ticket.

A cop catching a guy from his own church.

A guy who happened to be a little eager

to get home after a long day at the office.

A guy he was about to play golf with tomorrow.

Jumping out of the car, he approached a man he saw every Sunday, a man he'd never seen in uniform.

'Hi, Bob. Fancy meeting you like this.'

'Hello, Jack.' No smile.
'Guess you caught me red-handed
in a rush to see my wife and kids.'

'Yeah, I guess.' Bob seemed uncertain. Good. 'I've seen some long days at the office lately.
I'm afraid I bent the rules a bit -just this once.'

Jack toed at a pebble on the pavement. 'Diane said something about roast beef and potatoes tonight.

Know what I mean?'

'I know what you mean.

I also know that you have a reputation in our precinct .'


This was not going in the right direction.

Time to change tactics.

'What'd you clock me at?'


Would you sit back in your car please?'

'Now wait a minute here, Bob.

I checked as soon as I saw you.

I was barely nudging 65.'

The lie seemed to come easier with every ticket.

Please, Jack, in the car.

Flustered, Jack hunched himself through the still-open door.

Slamming it shut, he stared at the dashboard.

He was in no rush to open the window.

The minutes ticked by.

Bob scribbled away on the pad.

Why hadn't he asked for a driver's license?

Whatever the reason, it would be a month of Sundays

before Jack ever sat near this cop again.

A tap on the door jerked his head to the left.

There was Bob, a folded paper in hand

Jack rolled down the window a mere two inches, just enough room for Bob to pass him the slip.


Jack could not quite keep the sneer out of his voice.

Bob returned to his police car without a word.

Jack watched his retreat in the mirror.
Jack unfolded the sheet of paper.
How much was this one going to cost?

Wait a minute.
What was this? Some kind of joke?

Certainly not a ticket. Jack began to read:

'Dear Jack, Once upon a time I had a daughter.
She was six when killed by a car.
You guessed it - a speeding driver.
A fine and three months in jail, and the man was free.
Free to hug his daughters, all three of them.
I only had one, and I'm going to have to wait until Heaven
before I can ever hug her again.

A thousand times I've tried to forgive that man.
A thousand times I thought I had.
Maybe I did, but I need to do it again.
Even now.
Pray for me.
And be careful, Jack,
my son is all I have left.'

'Bob' Jack turned around in time to see Bob's car
pull away and head down the road.
Jack watched until it disappeared.
A full 15 minutes later, he too,
pulled away and drove slowly home,
praying for forgiveness and
hugging a surprised wife and kids when he arrived.

Life is precious.
Handle with care.
This is an important message;
please pass it along to your friends.
Drive safely and carefully.
Remember, cars are not the only things
recalled by their maker.

Funny how you can send a thousand jokes
through e-mail and they spread like wildfire,
but when you start sending messages
regarding the sanctity of life,
people think twice about sharing.

Funny how when you go to forward this message,
you will not send it to many on your address list
because you're not sure what they believe,
or what they will think of you
for sending it to them.
Pass this on,
you may save a life.
Maybe not,
but we'll never know if we don't try.
May today there be peace within you.
May you trust God
that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
'I believe that friends are quiet angels
who lift us to our feet
when our wings
have trouble remembering how to fly.'
Just send this.
The life you save may be ...
Your own child or grandchild.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Person of the Wek

Years ago I was blessed to hear a very wise lady who made the following statement:


This week my person of the week is a group of some special lady's.
They are the graduates of Mercy Ministries.
Life is never easy for anyone.
But the graduates of Mercy Ministries have chosen to be over comers.

After they complete the program and graduate over 80% become Missionaries or Counselors
to help others who are broken hearted.

As I have said many times before a person does not have to look to get knocked down.

On the flip side a person has to look to find encouragement.

Sometimes even in America a person has to look to find Jesus.

The good news is God is always reaching His hand down regardless of where a person is spiritually.

For more information feel free to click on the link.

The best part is the Mercy Graduates come out praising their Heavenly Father.

In my book these are very strong women and I would like to take this opportunity to salute them.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Deep Breathe

I feel I must begin with one of my favorite sayings:

---Allow me to set the stage:

-Its that time of year once again

-Time to have your annual physical or maybe its a sick visit

-Regardless it involves a trip to the Doctor's office

-I'll be the first to admit if I can skip the annual physicals I will

-(DON'T TELL THE Doctor shhhhhhhhh...........)

-Still occasionally I get sick and I must admit once again I dread going to the

doctor. I don't know about you but its expensive to get better.

-Yet even though I'm sick its usually the flu ugh.

-Even though its difficulty for me to take breath I know I will hear the question.

-The Doctor enters the room :
-checks my ears (oh no, I think here it comes.....)
-take a deep breath (I think to myself I can't talk and I was just asked to take a deep breath)
- I found myself telling the Doctor I will try

-It seems like just the other day I found myself realizing everything that God did just so I could take a deep breath.

God knew I would need:
-a pair of lungs
-my heart would need to beat
-it would require for my brain to be active (after all the brain plays a crucial role especially with the other organs or so I'm told)
-a deep breath involves the digestive system

-Then of course God knew I would need a nose.

OK you win. I must admit God knew everything that I would need just to take a

deep breath. Every good n perfect gift comes from above.

Smile or Frown The Choice is YOURS

Normally I try to write something that is encouraging.

After all I must admit I do not have to look to get knocked down.

On the flip side I do have to look to find something encouraging.

Unfortunately, whether you turn the TV on or buy a newspaper. The result is the same.

You either read or hear about something that is negative.

Once again on the flip side you have to seek and search.

To read or learn about how a person chose not to be a victim but instead chose to be an

over comer. Which brings me to something as simple as a smile.

Studies have shown that it indeed takes less muscles to smile.

Yet it's easier to find a frown than a smile.

I must admit I found myself thinking "As a man thinketh so he is....."""

Simple, yet profound.

Frown vs. smile

Smile vs. frown

Regardless one or the other was spoken to that person's spirit man and if that was not important enough it was spoken to their destiny.

For you see a smile brings victory.

For you see a frown brings defeat.

Defeat vs. Victory

Victory vs. Defeat.

Remember it wouldn't be God's Love after all God gave man FREE-WILL