Friday, September 30, 2011

"With all the emotions we feel..."




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Bunny speaks today about ... forever ...

"And i dont think there is really any good advice, with all the emotions we feel. With me, the pain and sadness will last forever..."
Bunny
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Bunny, and all who have lost a child. I pray that the pain of each day will remind each one of their love for the one they have lost ... and that their child knew they were loved.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Friday, September 30th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”
(Unknown)
When we keep on keeping on, we find we are not alone, but God is with us all the way. Jesus tells us in Matthew 28:20:
“Lo I am with you always even unto the end of the world.”
What a peace it is to know we are not alone in our struggles.

"God, Thank You for being with us at all times.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Yahweh, Day 218


Day 218

Yahweh

Make the low tree tall ...

"Then all the trees of the field will know that I am the Lord. I bring down the tall tree, and make the low tree tall. I cause the green tree to wither and make the withered tree thrive. I, Yahweh, have spoken and I will do [it]."
Ezekiel 17:24 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Yahweh reserves the privilege ... even to this day and age ... to exalt those He desires to exalt ... and to bring down those He desires to debase. Many Christians fail to realize this today ... in effect being "practical deists" ... yes, believing in God and the Christian message of salvation ... yet failing to realize or consider that Yahweh is intimately involved in the current affairs of humanity and nations.

This is in The Name.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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"OK to cry"




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Juan speaks today about ... "It's OK" ...

"Pray and it's ok to cry."
Juan
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Juan, and all who have lost a child. I pray that each one experience the freedom to express their grief ... without condemnation.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Thursday, September 29th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”
(William James)
How much wisdom did we learn as our parents overlooked things to teach us valuable life lessons. I don’t mean overlooking sins or things we did wrong, but setting aside daily tasks to spend time with us. Sometimes mom would set aside laundry or dusting to take us to the library or other places. Dad would set aside yard work to take us fishing or swimming.

This did not always happen, as we were taught the importance of responsibility, but enough of those times were taken to show us we were important to them and to build memories. The combination made each of us what we are today. The apostle Paul reminds us in Romans 8:28:
“All things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”
"God, thank You for life lessons that teach us wisdom.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"I have two surviving children"




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Jackie speaks today about ... remembering the living children ...

"Not to forget I have two surviving children who need me! They lost their big brother and they couldn't lose their mom too! Said to me by my surviving daughter at the tender age of 14.. also, a good friend who is also an angel mom told me to take every second and breathe and take grief 'however' it may come and do what feels right for me at that moment! We miss you Jorgie."
Jackie
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Jackie, and all who have lost a child. I pray that each one remember what they do have ... and who needs them now.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Yahweh, Day 217


Day 217

Yahweh

Creation knows ...

"Then all the trees of the field will know that I am the Lord. I bring down the tall tree, and make the low tree tall. I cause the green tree to wither and make the withered tree thrive. I, Yahweh, have spoken and I will do [it]."
Ezekiel 17:24 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Even though this is clearly a riddle, make no mistake, all of God's creation is aware of the presence of God ... and this being for His glory. This in regard to either Yahweh's pleasure or displeasure.

One would hope that a man has more sense than a tree.

This is in The Name.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Wednesday, September 28th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
(Helen Keller)
Every thoughtful deed that brings a smile of comfort to others is an act of obedience to God. We are His hands and feet to others today.

Jesus told us in Matthew 25:40,

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Be someone’s miracle today.

"God, thank You for letting us represent You.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Daily Nugget


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.”
Edwin Hubbell
Everyone you meet has a story. Each lives with a tale of worry or grief or joy or happiness or victory. To look on their countenance is but to see the tip of the iceberg we carry with us. The writer of Proverbs 18:24, gives this advice,
“A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
"God, help me to see with your eyes an hear with your ears the friends You have for me to see here on earth.
Amen."


Bro Bill

God is Awesome and worthy of Praise!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Destroying lives for "carbon credits"



This report coming from the UK Guardian. In Uganda, 20,000 people driven from their land, homes, livelihoods, so the rich can get richer ... in the name of saving the planet from global warming.

Ugandan farmer: 'My land gave me everything. Now I'm one of the poorest'

Land tenure in Uganda is a subject of much dispute, and last year's farming evictions have left 20,000 homeless

Francis Longoli, a small farmer from Kiboga district of central Uganda, is tearful: "I remember my land, three acres of coffee, many trees – mangoes and avocados. I had five acres of bananas, 10 beehives, two beautiful permanent houses. My land gave me everything. People used to call me 'omataka' – someone who owns land. Now that is no more. I am one of the poorest now," he says.

Longoli and his family of six lost everything last year when, with three months notice, the Ugandan government evicted him and thousands of others from the Mubende and Kiboga districts to make way for the UK-based New Forests Company to plant trees, to earn carbon credits and ultimately to sell the timber.

Today, the village school in Kiboga is a New Forests Company headquarters. More than 20,000 people have been made homeless and Longoli rents a small house in Lubaali village. He says he cannot go back for fear of being attacked.

"I no longer own any land. It's impossible to feed my children – they have suffered so much. Some days all they eat is porridge from maize flour. When people can't eat well their bodies become weak – there have been lots of cases of malaria and diarrhoea. Some days we don't eat anything at all," says Longoli.....
Pure evil being perpetrated on the poorest, to save earth ... and benefit the rich.

I await the outcry from the MSM ....

xtnyoda, shalomed

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The Chaplains Corner



The Chaplains Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

Saturday afternoon we had our annual Cardboard Boat Races out at the State Park. It was great; everyone had a lot of fun. And I learned something. If you build your boat out of cardboard sooner or later you’re going to sink.

Cardboard just doesn’t do well in water, no matter how much duct tape you use. As I watched those boats fall apart it reminded me of the Apostle Paul’s teaching in First Corinthian chapter 3. He’s talking about how we build our lives. And I like the way the ‘Message’ translates this passage, it reads.
“There is only one foundation, Jesus Christ. Take particular care in picking out your building materials. Eventually there is going to be an inspection. If you use cheap or inferior materials, you'll be found out. The inspection will be thorough and rigorous. You won't get by with a thing.” (1 Cor. 3:11-12 MSG)
The Cardboard Boats were tried by water and that can be pretty funny to watch. But the Bible says your life will be tried by fire. If all your labors are burned up that won’t be anything to laugh about.

What are you using to build your life with? Have you even stopped to consider the kind of building you’re putting up? Will it last for eternity? I remember a plaque I saw one time - it said;
‘Only one life will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last’.
That’s true you know. How’s your building?

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Daily Nugget


Monday, September 26th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven and as a universal provider of everything except happiness.”
(Unknown Author)
Jesus told us in John 14:6:
“I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Then just a few verses later in John 15:11 He tells us:
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
What money can’t buy, God freely gives.

"God, thank You! I love You.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Daily Nugget


Sunday, September 25th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


"Doth not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. Doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice? And shall I, can I silent be?"
(Charles Haddon Spurgeon)
If we have breath, yea if we have life, we must praise The Lord. The writer of Psalms 115:17-18 hits it on the head with these words:
“The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.”
"God, let my words bring praise and honor to You.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Courageous

Watch the Casting Crowns video and trailer for the movie, Courageous.



Now, make plans to go see the movie. I was privileged to get to preview the movie 2 months ago. This one is a game changer.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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A Stewardship story

Following is an interesting and encouraging story about a pastor and wife that found themselves buried in non-secured credit card debt.

And, they and the Bible are correct of course, the borrower is servant to the lender. Go read the whole story when you have a minute ...


The U.S. government can learn a lot about shedding debt from Jerry and Sue Bailey.

The Jackson, Mich., couple paid off $92,000 in credit card debt in 5-1/2 years. "I still can't believe it when I hear the amount. I don't wish this on anybody," Sue Bailey says.

The couple's massive debt reduction earned them the Clients of the Year award from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a nonprofit association of credit counseling agencies that help consumers manage their finances and get out of debt. The winners were announced this week at the group's annual meeting in San Francisco.....
Now join me in praying that the church will wake up, shake herself, and set herself free from the bondage of the world's financial debt mentality.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Saturday, September 24th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.”
(Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
Most people are not like motorcycles that must be "kick-started." A kind word and a cup of cool water can bring a lot of encouragement on our journey. When we hear of someone encouraging others, it brings a smile to our face. The apostle Paul responded to his friend with these words in Philemon 1:7,
“For I have great joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.”
"God, let Your kindness flow through us.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

"He was a dare devil"




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Maria speaks today about ... remembering the good times ...

"My friend told me to celebrate the good times I had with my son. It has been 4 months since his death, when I am feeling low I remember him as a child, his laugh and how much I enjoyed his company when we traveled! He was a dare devil and would jump off out of a second story window onto the trampoline wearing a garbage bag as a parachute..... Would use our swimming pool as training for being a future seal.... the list of happy goes on!!!"
Maria
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Maria, and all who have lost a child. I pray that each one can and will find some comfort in remembering the good times they had together.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Friday, September 23rd, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success”
(Unknown Author)
Each of us has and will face failures and disappointment in this world, but we never know how far our word of consolation and encouragement will go to uplift a friend. The apostle Paul in Galatians 6:2 gives us a challenge to reach out to others with these words:
“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
"God, let us reach out with Your love to share Your light to others in their darkest hour.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Walking Out

Take a look as scores and scores of representatives get up and walk out on Iran's insane President as the derides the entire western world for promoting Zionism and the economic woes of the Arab nations.



Too funny.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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"My own sister..."




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Bunny speaks today about ... a caustic sibling statement ... and Elizabeth responds in kind ...

My own sister told me to get over it, and that i wasn't the only one that lost Nicholas :/
Bunny
To which Elizabeth responds...
"I am so sorry you have to deal with that!"
Elizabeth
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Bunny, and all who have lost a child. I pray that the people in their lives will at least be considerate of their loss ... and help those people realize ... that even though they might feel some level of loss as well ... it is nothing like the loss that a parent feels.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Thursday, September 22nd, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
(Frederick Keonig)
Many times after finally getting something we have longed for, we find the results are not as ultimately satisfied as we thought. The achievement soon looses it’s thrill. The apostle Paul stresses in Hebrews 13:5 the need to find satisfaction of the presence oGod with these words,
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
"God, Your presence satisfies us each day.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"I do believe she's right"




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Judy speaks today about ... trying to believe ...

"My 90 yr. old aunt lost her only child when he was 12, she actually got there right after he was hit by the car. She told me and my husband that 'the pain never goes away, it just becomes easier to bare.' Next month will be one year and I can barely get through writing this without crying, but I do believe she's right."
Judy
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Judy, and all who have lost a child. I pray that the testimony of those who have lost a child before will ... ring true ... even when it has to be believed in mere hope ... that it will prove true.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Boatlift 9/11

Have you heard that 9-11 caused the largest movement of people over water ... in human history? Over 400,000 people moved from Manhattan ... by boat ... in just 9 hours.

Narrated by Tom Hanks, this is a must see. Remarkable story.




God Bless America.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Wednesday, September 21st, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


"No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted."
(Aesop 620-564 BC)
Today’s wisdom, attributed to many different sources, says, “No good deed goes unpunished.” The wisdom of the Bible from the apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:31-32 says,
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
"God, let my kindness to others lead them to You.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"I will never be who I was..."




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Amy speaks today about ... stages of grief ...

"That the 5 stages of grief may start out going in order but not to be worried if you're back at stage 1 or 2 or 3 quickly or even five years down the road. Basically, we will float through them all at different times for the rest of our lives. I have also learned that I don't have to apologize for not being who I was before my 20 year old and only child, Jeff, went to heaven. I will never be who I was..."
Amy
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Amy, and all who have lost a child. I pray that that in every phase of the grieving life ... that they will each one come to know who they have become through their loss ... and because of their loss.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Neat video via Brutally Honest!

If this doesn't grab ya...

... you're in serious need of a good head slap.



Thanks Rick!

(I didn't need the head slap!)

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Tuesday, September 20th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us.”
(Arthur W. Pink)
Trials and struggles in this life are mild compared to what we deserve; likewise, the reward of the heavenly home is infinitely greater than the challenges we face here. The apostle Paul tells us in 1Chorinthians 2:9:
“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
"God, thank You for the promise of Your inheritance.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

"Missing" global heat may hide in deep oceans


Just too funny to pass up today. Do you remember the "Where's the beef" commercial? Now, the global warming alarmists are asking, "Where's the heat?"

:-)


Sep. 18, 2011 (Reuters) — The mystery of Earth's missing heat may have been solved: it could lurk deep in oceans, temporarily masking the climate-warming effects of greenhouse gas emissions, researchers reported on Sunday.

Climate scientists have long wondered where this so-called missing heat was going, especially over the last decade, when greenhouse emissions kept increasing but world air temperatures did not rise correspondingly.

The build-up of energy and heat in Earth's system is important to track because of its bearing on current weather and future climate.

The temperatures were still high -- the decade between 2000 and 2010 was Earth's warmest in more than a century -- but the single-year mark for warmest global temperature was stuck at 1998, until 2010 matched it.

The world temperature should have risen more than it did, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research reckoned.

They knew greenhouse gas emissions were rising during the decade and satellites showed there was a growing gap between how much sunlight was coming in and how much radiation was going out. Some heat was coming to Earth but not leaving, and yet temperatures were not going up as much as projected.

So where did the missing heat go?

Computer simulations suggest most of it was trapped in layers of oceans deeper than 1,000 feet during periods like the last decade when air temperatures failed to warm as much as they might have.

This could happen for years at a time, and it could happen periodically this century, even as the overall warming trend continues, the researchers reported in the journal Nature Climate Change.

"This study suggests the missing energy has indeed been buried in the ocean," NCAR's Kevin Trenberth, a co-author of the study, said in a statement. "The heat has not disappeared and so it cannot be ignored. It must have consequences."

Trenberth and the other researchers ran five computer simulations of global temperatures, taking into account the interactions between the atmosphere, land, oceans and sea ice, and basing the simulations on projected human-generated greenhouse gas emissions.

These simulations all indicated global temperature would rise several degrees this century. But all of them also showed periods when temperatures would stabilize before rising. During these periods, the extra heat moved into deep ocean water due to changes in ocean circulation, the scientists said.


I hope you did notice the words ... could, should, suggest, may have, etc. ... in other words ... they have no idea where the missing heat is ... because it isn't there ... instead we have cooling of the planet where nothing but heating of the planet was projected.

The alarmists are frantically trying to justify their sham of human induced global warming ... and Yahweh laughs.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Remember ... laughter




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Donna speaks today about ... laughter ...

"Remember laughter, very very hard in the beginning, but eventually it does start to help."
Donna
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Donna, and all who have lost a child. I pray that that will remember the biblical lesson that laughter is good medicine.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Monday, September 19th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


You can always tell when a man is a great way from God—he is always talking about himself, how good he is. But the moment he sees God by the eye of faith, he is down on his knees, and like Job, he cries, ‘Behold, I am vile.'
(D. L. Moody)
That you can be morally pure, yet as wicked as can be in your own self- righteousness is not an easy realization to accept. The apostle Paul reminds us in Romans 3:23:
“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
"God, forgive us this day from known and secret sins.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Listen to your own heart




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Jeff speaks today about ... listening to your heart ...

"Many people would say that time heals. I say that I will never get over the loss but learn to live with the loss, and will meet my son again in a better place. This gives me strength. Listen to your own heart."
Jeff
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Jeff, and all who have lost a child. I pray that that will learn to hear their own hearts .... and that You will speak to them there.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Sunday, September 18th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“You often find in a book or manuscript a star calling your attention to a footnote or explanation. That star the printer calls an asterisk. But all the stars of the night-heaven are asterisks, calling your attention to God, an all-observing God.”
(Thomas De Witt Talmage)
How awesome to see each thing God created: stars, moon, rocks, creeks, mountains.... We could go on and on seeing things God put as an asterisk to call our attention to His majesty. Just a glimpse of a star-filled sky makes me want to get on my tiptoes and with outstretched arms sing to my Creator the popular hymn, "How Great Thou Art." The writer of Psalms 148:3-8 sums up this need to praise God with these words:
“Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.”
Remember: You are an asterisk to someone.

"God, thank You for all the beauty You put in front of us each day.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is awesome and worthy of praise!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Chaplains Corner



The Chaplains Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

This past week I went to the County Fair. I stopped by and looked at the livestock and was reminded of something that happened many years ago.

Someone gave us a baby pig to rise; and it became a real pet. When I came home from work I would go out to the pen and pet the pig - then I would go in the house and my wife would say, "you've been petting that pig haven't you." She didn't see it, but she could certainly smell it.

The transfer of that odor reminds me of a V I P (a Very Important Principle) from God's Word the Bible. The principle is this, 'Bad rubs off, but good doesn't.'

You can read that in the Old Testament in Haggai 2:12-14. The N T equivalent is in 1 Corinthians 15:33, Don't let anyone fool you. "Bad companions make a good person bad."

Do you want another example; sickness is contagious, but health is not. It's the same principle. That's why we need to be very careful who we hang out with.

The Bible also says that one way we can know we are true Christians is because we like to hang out with other Christians (John 13:35). May I ask, is that true in your life? Who do you hang with?

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Her Grandmother told her ...




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Julie speaks today about ... correcting people ...

"It wasn't advice given to me but to my friend who lived next door to me. her grandmother told her to never say "everything is going to be all right" and correct people that do say it because it won't ever be all right again for her."
Julie
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Julie, and all who have lost a child. I pray that that when they need to that they will have the courage to share with people that it never really ever be all right.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Saturday, September 17th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.”
(unknown)
A little rain falls on each of our parades, but how we choose to deal with it makes all the difference. Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 28:20:
“Lo, I am with you alway, even to the end of the earth.”
With God on our side, we can find happiness in all circumstances.

"God, thank You for comfort in all situations.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is good! …All the time.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Gore-A-Thon rundown


Environmentalists are reacting negatively to the Gore-A-Thon on Man Made Climate Change ... and cringing over the debacle ... opining that Gore is actually hurting their cause.

:-)

Climate Depot report

Greens Give Gore 2 Thumbs Down: Gore's climate 'reality' show faces strongly negative reviews from his fellow global warming activists Visit Site

Environmental allies distance themselves from Gore: 'I actually avoided the Goreathon...Gore is now as much a hindrance as a help on climate...my heart immediately sank..most boring talk on climate, ever' ....
Nice job Al ... we couldn't have put together a more effective rebuttal of your cause.

xtnyoda, shalomed

:-)

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You will survive




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Nancy speaks today about ... survival ...

"You WILL survive ... one moment at a time."
Nancy
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Nancy, and all who have lost a child. I pray that this word of encouragement and challenge will resound with truth in the hearts of those who have experienced such great loss.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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"Anti-Bullying" is the call word




The previous post about labeling children in the UK is being played out in the US under the disguise of "Anti-bullying" initiatives.

LA Schools To Teach LGBT Curriculum In Anti-Bullying Effort

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Students in the Los Angeles Unified school district may soon be taught “age-appropriate” curriculum promoting positive images of homosexuals and their contributions to society.

KNX 1070′s Claudia Peschiutta reports the district approved an anti-bullying program aimed at reducing harassment at school for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.

The resolution approved on Tuesday directs officials to come up with an implementation plan within 90 days, the Associated Press reported.....
The "thought police" are coming to a community near you ... and evidently pretty soon.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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In case you wondered where we are headed



The boots on the ground reality of the "hate crimes" desire of the political thought control crowd is showing up full force in the Mother Land ... labeling children as young as 3 years of age ... as being racists and homophobes ... labels that could follow them all their lives.

'Racists' aged THREE: Toddlers among thousands of children accused of bigotry after name-calling

Teachers are branding thousands of children racist or homophobic following playground squabbles.

More than 20,000 pupils aged 11 or younger were last year put on record for so-called hate crimes such as using the word ‘gaylord’.

Some of them are even from nursery schools where children are no older than three....
The Mail Online

Oh don't worry ... they desire to do the same in the US.

Keep your eyes and ears open for this kind of madness to start soon ... and let us know when it does.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Friday, September 16th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803–1882)
We might see children in the same light. For example, many students are opportunities for teachers to discover the potential that lies hidden beneath the surface. How many of us in our childhood were "weeds" that someone discovered and cultivated into something useful? God loved us as we were and allowed His Son Jesus to go to the cross to pay the price for us. The apostle Paul in Romans 5:8 says,
“God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
"God, thank You for loving us and redeeming us to Yourself.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is good! … All the time.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Yahweh, Day 217


Day 217

Yahweh

Creation knows ...

"Then all the trees of the field will know that I am the Lord. I bring down the tall tree, and make the low tree tall. I cause the green tree to wither and make the withered tree thrive. I, Yahweh, have spoken and I will do [it]."
Ezekiel 17:24 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Even though this is clearly a riddle, make no mistake, all of God's creation is aware of the presence of God ... and this being for His glory. This in regard to either Yahweh's pleasure or displeasure.

One would hope that a man has more sense than a tree.

This is in The Name.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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"I never cry in front of anyone"




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Lisa speaks today about ... the "loneliness" of grieving ...

"I don't know that I ever received any advice either... I cannot remember.. the days and weeks after are a blur.. I know that it feels like people think that I should be 'over it' -whatever 'it' is... it has been three and a half years today...... I feel like every single day I put on a mask and I don't let anyone see how desperately sad I am.. I cry every single day - alone. I search for advice in others, but even those who are my close friends just act like I should move on.. or they tell me that they think I am handling it so well.. no, I'm not. and telling me that makes me feel like I don't matter- like no one wants to acknowledge my true emotion.. or they want me to be over it so that they don't have to deal with it.. for that reason I make it invisible to everyone except to God and Compassionate Friends... I never cry in front of anyone - mostly because I want my other kids to think that I am being strong... but also because people who have not been here have no good advice... I am and always will be Rebecca's mother... and it hurts."
Lisa
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Lisa, and all who have lost a child. I pray that if there are words that we could say that would help .... that You would teach us those words.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Hallelujah! from Brazil



Here is a touch of Heaven. For our friends in Brazil ... Thank You!!!

xtnyoda, shalomed


H/T The Borg Conspiracy

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Daily Nugget


Thursday, September 15th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.”
(Francis Bacon 1561–1626)
The trouble with the statement above is that it does matter what is true whether we choose to believe it or not. Jesus said on John 14:6,
“I am the way, the truth and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
We must choose to prefer the truth, for it makes all the difference in this world as well as in the world to come.

"God, thank You for sending the truth to us in the flesh.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is good...all the time!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Keep it safe




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Doug speaks today about ... making sure you stay safe ...

"Do whatever I needed to do to start the healing as long as it was safe behavior."
Doug
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Doug, and all who have lost a child. I pray that in their grief that they will use good judgment about keeping safe themselves.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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The "Gore Effect" in living color

The Gore Effect has started right on time with the 24 hour "Gore-a-thon" tonight.
This commentary from Anthony Whatts:
You know, sometimes coincidences are just too strange and funny to ignore. Here’s the low temperature forecast map from NOAA produced today, for overnight low temperatures during the time that Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project gets into its full swing. It starts at 8PM EST/5PM PST. Chill baby, chill:


Also Mr. Watts further explains the meaning of the Gore Effect from a Wikipedia article dedicated to the subject.
The Gore Effect is a term used with various meanings relating to Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Al Gore. In one use, the term is a humorous concept suggesting a causal relationship between unseasonable cold weather phenomena and meetings associated with global warming, with particular emphasis on events attended by Gore. The phrase has also been used to describe Gore’s impact in raising global warming as a public issue, and in other ways related to Al Gore.
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The Toronto based national newspaper Globe and Mail defined the term in 2007 quoting a user’s submission to the online Urban Dictionary website as “the phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming.
A person shouldn't be able to have this much fun ... however ... it won't be much fun when the effects of freezing crops begins to sink in. This normally wouldn't happen for another month ... the freeze ... it is still summer.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Student Project Portrays 9/11 Testimony of American Airlines Pilot | Bob Jones University

Student Project Portrays 9/11 Testimony of American Airlines Pilot | Bob Jones University

Steve's testimony is pretty much the same as mine. On April 19, 1971, my friend, George Vangundy, died in my place on a mission in Vietnam. I could not go on the mission as I was on another flight that had been shot down that morning. George took my place.

The video was sent to my by George's sister. I had the honor of meeting her 39 years after George's death. God Bless you Judy for your encouragement.

Watch the video when you have 15 minutes. You will not regret it.

xtnyoda, shalomed

Daily Nugget


Wednesday, September 14th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“What sweet delight a quiet life affords.”
(William Hawthorden Drummond)
The Writer of Proverbs 16:7 gives us these words:
“When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
Let us live a life that is at peace with God and with our fellow man.

"God, let my ways please you.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God hears

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Hitting The Fan" starts tomorrow!

Here is the 2nd great promo video from the same Al Gore group that brought us the "Fat Lady Sings" video of yesterday.

This one is even ... funnier/stranger ... as they sink to toilet humor that would make a kindergarten child proud.



There ... wasn't that a ... refreshing ... 30 seconds?

So .... now instead of talking about actual scientific evidence ... for they have none ... we sink to gutter name calling and character insults ... along with visual degradation ...

Good work Al and company ... you almost have us convinced that we are causing global warming/climate change ... we are almost ready to go back to a cave dweller existence for your noble cause.

Or ... is it just more of our tax dollars that you desire?

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Get over it!




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Rich speaks today about ... what's not quite so easy to do after the loss of a child ...

The only advice I hear is, “get over it!” I had 5 different people tell me that yesterday in response to my facebook status! Easier said than done :(
Rich
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Rich, and all who have lost a child. I pray that they will be able to assess advice for what it often is ... uninformed and often ... uncaring.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Tuesday, September 13th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic."
(Unknown)
Many times we feel inadequate for the tasks ahead of us. It is good to know God does not have to have our abilities, He wants our availabilities. God does not always take the most obvious, but many times uses the weaker vessels to bring about His purposes. In 1 Samuel 17:47, with Goliath staring down on the lad David, David stands in the strength of the Lord and says this to the giant in front of him:
“And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.”
"God, thank You that we go not in our own abilities, but in Your strength.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God hears our prayers

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Fat Lady singing ... for whom?

I really can't resist seeing the humor in Al Gore's desperate efforts to promote the global warming scam.

This video is from his site linked to above. The site is called the "Climate Reality Project." The video is supposed to help convince us all to watch with baited breath his 24 hour effort to convince "climate warming skeptics" that we are ill informed at best ... or denial maniacs at worst.



Are you going to watch his stuff for 24 hours? If so, I've given you his web address ... so he can't be mad at me!

Does the fat lady start to prepare you to be convinced that our "hot air" is bringing the world down ... or does it demonstrate that the "hot air" behind the global warming by mankind scam is coming down around the alarmist's heads?

I think the later ... and I think Yahweh is the one laughing at Al and the alarmists.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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"Things you thought matter really don't"




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Susan speaks today about ... what really matters ...

"Your words ring so true. Everything is different. Things you thought matter really don't. Just taking it a moment at a time is all I can do. I lost my precious son in an auto accident 11-9-09 and every time I have to say it my heart aches beyond belief. Bless us all."
Susan
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Susan, and all who have lost a child. I pray that as they each one come to grips with what is truly important in this life ... that Your Grace will carry them as they refocus their lives to what matters now.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Monday, September 12th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


A lady had a little gold cross, on the upright part of which the words, “God’s will,” were engraved. On the crossbar were the words, “My will.” At the touch of a spring the cross disappeared and left only a straight beam bearing the words, “God’s will.” Thus, when our will is lost in God’s and we are indeed dead unto sin, it is no longer a cross to follow Christ. We shall no longer complain that we do not get our own selfish way, because we shall not have any. When our will is contrary to God’s will, then we have a cross to bear.
What a blessing to walk with God in His will. Wouldn’t it be a blessing to be as Enoch and just walk on out of this world with God in Genesis 5:24 where it was recorded,
“Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”
"God, Let my will be one with Yours.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God hears our prayers

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Chaplains Corner



The Chaplains Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

Ten years ago our world changed forever. On September 11, 2001 the unthinkable happened; the United States of America was attacked by terrorists. Ten years ago the towers fell, and so did our sense of security.

As I stood in NYC looking at unbelievable pile of rubble and debris, it was surreal, like a horrifying nightmare. It just couldn’t be real – but it was. As I tried to help the First Responders deal with their feelings, my own feelings were confused. I found myself asking, ‘God, how could you allow this?’

Ten years later and I still don’t have all the answers; but I know that God was there. I felt His presence in the midst of that devastation. I caught a glimpse of Him in those who tried to help. And strangest of all, I recognized His voice speaking thru me as I offered comfort and counsel to those in such need, such pain, and such grief.

Never before, or since, have I been more aware of the fact that God is in the midst of our sorrows. He does walk thru the dark valleys with us. The Psalmist said,
“I may walk through valleys as dark as death, but I won't be afraid. Because You are with me.”
(Ps 23:4)
Jesus makes a difference, He knows our pain, and He wants to hold us close to Himself in those times when the whole world is wrong and nothing makes any sense.

If you’re going thru a hard place – just let Him love you today. You may not get the answers, but you can still have His peace.

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Daily Nugget


Sunday, September 11th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.”
(Proverbs 33:12)
Jesus said in John 14:6,
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Peter in Acts 4:12 reminds us:
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
On this day of reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 events, I can think of no better advice for us, America, and our world than that from the writer of 2 Chronicles 7:14:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
"God, let us turn to You again that You may be glorified, that it may be well with us, our families, and our land.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God hears our prayers

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Orders to Take Down the Plane

Following is a riveting, yet as till now, an untold story of exceptional heroism during 9/11 as shared by The Borg Conspiracy

A story as yet untold

This is a story that has been ten years in the telling. Only now, on the tenth anniversary is it finally being told.

Pilot told to ram, take down Flight 93 By Washington Post Saturday, September 10, 2011 Late in the morning of the Tuesday that changed everything, Lt. Heather "Lucky" Penney was on a runway at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and ready to fly. She had her hand on the throttle of an F-16 and she had her orders: Bring down United Airlines Flight 93. The day's fourth hijacked airliner seemed to be hurtling toward Washington. Penney, one of the first two combat pilots in the air that morning, was told to stop it. The one thing she didn't have as she roared into the crystalline sky was live ammunition. Or missiles. Or anything at all to throw at a hostile aircraft. Except her plane. So that was the plan. Because the surprise attacks were unfolding faster than they could arm war planes, Penney and her commanding officer went up to fly their jets into a Boeing 757. "We wouldn't be shooting it down. We'd be ramming the aircraft," Penney recalled of her charge that day. "I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot." For years, Penney, one of the first generation of female combat pilots in the country, gave no interviews about her experiences on Sept. 11 (which included, eventually, escorting Air Force One back into Washington). But 10 years later, she is reflecting on one of the lesser-told tales of that endlessly examined morning: how the first counterpunch the military prepared to throw at the attackers was effectively a suicide mission. "We had to protect the airspace any way we could," she said last week in her office at Lockheed Martin, where she is a director in the F-35 program. Penney, now a major, is no longer a combat flier. She flew two tours in Iraq and serves as a part-time National Guard pilot, mostly hauling VIPs around in a military Gulfstream. She takes the stick of her own vintage 1941 Taylorcraft tail-dragger whenever she can. But none of her thousands of hours in the air quite compare with the rush of launching was supposed to be a one-way flight to a midair collision. 'I'll take the tail' She was a rookie in the autumn of 2001, the first female F-16 pilot they'd ever had at the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air National Guard. She had grown up smelling jet fuel. Her father flew jets in Vietnam and still races them. Penney got her pilot's licence when she was a literature major at Purdue. She'd planned to be a teacher, but during a graduate program in American studies, Congress opened combat aviation to women and Penney was nearly first in line. "I signed up immediately," she said. "I wanted to be a fighter pilot like my dad." On Sept. 11, 2001, they had just finished two weeks of air combat training in Nevada. They were sitting around a briefing table when someone looked in to say a plane had hit the World Trade Center in New York. When it happened once, they assumed it was some yahoo in a Cesna. When it happened again, they knew it was war. But the surprise was complete. In the monumental confusion of those first hours, it was impossible to get clear orders. Nothing was ready. The jets were still equipped with dummy bullets from the training mission. A third plane hit the Pentagon, and almost at once came word that a fourth plane could be on the way, maybe more. The jets would be armed within an hour, but somebody had to fly now, weapons or no weapons. "Lucky, you're coming with me," barked Col. Marc Sasseville. They were gearing up in the pre-flight life-support area when Sasseville, struggling into his flight suit, met her eye. "I'm going to go for the cockpit," Sasseville said. She replied without hesitating. "I'll take the tail." It was a plan. And a pact. She muttered a fighter pilot's prayer -- "God, don't let me (expletive) up" -- and followed Sasseville into the sky. 'The real heroes are the passengers' The planes screamed over the smoldering Pentagon, heading northwest at more than 400 mph, flying low and scanning the clear horizon. Her commander had time to think about the best place to hit the enemy. "We don't train to bring down airliners," said Sasseville, now stationed at the Pentagon. "If you just hit the engine, it could still glide and you could guide it to a target. My thought was the cockpit or the wing." He also thought about his ejection seat. Would there be an instant just before impact? "I was hoping to do both at the same time," he said . "It probably wasn't going to work, but that's what I was hoping." Penney worried about missing the target if she tried to bail out. "If you eject and your jet soars through without impact ..." she trailed off, the thought of failing more dreadful than the thought of dying. But she didn't have to die. She didn't have to knock down an airliner full of kids and salesmen and girlfriends. They did that themselves. It would be hours before Penney and Sasseville learned that United Flight 93 had gone down in Pennsylvania, an insurrection by hostages willing to do just what the two Guard pilots had been willing to do: Anything. And everything. "The real heroes are the passengers on Flight 93 who were willing to sacrifice themselves," Penney said. "I was just an accidental witness to history."
They were ready and prepared to sacrifice their lives for the cause of freedom. And there are millions and millions just like them in this nation to this day.

Let every conspiracy here this, let every conspirator know this, you will not prevail.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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"There is no advice"




Losing a child to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Linda speaks today about ... tears ...

"THERE IS NO ADVICE ITS PERSONNAL. BETWEEN A MOTHER AND THE CHILD SHE LOST. TEARS."
Linda
Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Linda, and all who have lost a child. I pray that You would be their Rock in the storm ... when all else is ... falling around them.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Saturday, September 10th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”
(Socrates)
For us to strive to live pleasing to God is the greatest goal we can have. The writer of Proverbs 22:1 says,
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”
"God, thank You for loving me as I am, yet wanting me to have a relationship with You.
Amen."

Bro. Bill

God hears our prayers

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Friday, September 09, 2011

Daily Nugget


Friday, September 9th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


A Christian farmer was constantly jeered at by a non-Christian because he would not work on Sunday, but went to church and gave his tithes to the Lord’s work. At the end of a poor harvest season, the non-Christian said to him, “Where is your God? He has certainly failed you, hasn’t He?”

“Oh, no,” the Christian said, “my God does not close His books at the end of the harvest season.”
In this economy, as well as past recessions, depressions, setbacks, economic corrections, and downturns--or whatever other name by which you call it, we face some of the same challenges as others. Jesus reminds us in Matthew 5:45:

“He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
As we face the same challenges, we are able to relate to and have compassion on others.

"God, thank You for the opportunities You send our way bring growth to us.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God hears our prayers

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