Monthly Archives: October 2013

Thought For The Day 10/31/13

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like….

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“We have much to learn of the right keeping of Christmas. I do not think children now-a-days find the pleasure we found when we were young in preparing our simple little gifts and hiding these from one another. Now there is a surfeit of gifts, and a most unwise choice, and the children are not trained into the joy of giving. The hurry and bustle obscure the sacredness of the season.”

Elizabeth Channing

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/business/hancock/blog/2007/12/complaints_about_christmas_com.html

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I send an annual Christmas letter to family and friends every year. And it’s not because I am trying to make sure they all know all of the wonderful things that Landon is accomplishing…. although that’s  certainly part of it! No, I do it because as is they way of the world in this time that we live in, my near and dear are no longer near, but they are far, far away. The branches of my family tree alone span from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, and that doesn’t add into the mix, my list of friends that circumnavigate the globe! But writing that letter the weekend after Thanksgiving is my tradition. It signals the start of my family’s Christmas celebration, which is why I am always stunned to walk into my shopping mall during the middle part of September, only to find that Christmas merchandising has already begun. What has happened to Back to School shopping and preparing for some other holidays that fall in the fall, so to speak, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving?  Isn’t September just too soon?

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They’re just responding to demand is the pat answer that I am given when I ask merchants I deal with why this is. But the truth is that Christmas has lost its true meaning. Instead, Christmas and the $$$$$$ it generates for our economy has gained while the memories of the birth of a tiny baby in a stable 2000 years ago, has been relegated to the “nether regions” of our hearts and our minds!

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Now there are some who would say I’m a contributing partner to this by simply bringing it to our collective attentions and if I am, well my view is a resounding AMEN! You see, I am sick and tired of our spinning “Merry Christmas” into a politically correct “Happy Holidays”.

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Yes, I know not all of my brothers and sisters out there celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, which will be heralded 55 days from today, if I have added correctly (and yes, I used both fingers and toes). I always acknowledge and celebrate the specialness of the holidays of the faiths professed by all my friends, whether it is Hanukkah (for my Jewish friends), or Bodhi Day (for those Buddhists I know), or even the cultural time of Kwanzaa (established to unite and assist African-Americans connect with their African cultural and historical heritage, of which many of my friends partake). But for these friends, the holidays I have named are not a hugely significant holiday for the faith or culture they embrace.

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are much more significant to the Jews. And Buddha Day, celebrated every May during the full moon is much more significant to Buddhists. However, for my faith…..CHRISTIANITY, Christmas which celebrates the birth of Christ the man, and Easter which celebrates the death of Christ the Savior, are the only two that are of such great significance, that every branch of Christianity holds them as sacrosanct. So forgive me when I become offended when people choose to water down the importance of this day into nothing more that a moneymaking opportunity. It is not. It is a holy time when all of us change for the better!

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The birth of that tiny baby was a pivotal turning point for history and humanity. Even when we write today’s date, we reference our year based on His birthday. And yes, I know the Gregorian calendar was used to modify the Julian Calendar based on Easter, not Christmas. But we still reference our years using Christ’s birth as a starting point to count years that existed before (B.C.) and after (A.D.). And while we have these things to reference when we think of the importance of Christmas, there is one other thing to consider. Christmas gifts to mankind a singular time of the year when even those whose hearts are as hard as a diamond suddenly find themselves filled with love and compassion and joy. And that alone signifies that this time is different from any other.

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The Pesach Seder may charge those around the table at Passover to answer a question, “why is this night different from all other nights?”. And now I charge you to ask and answer almost the same question, “why is this time of the year different from all other times?” If you know the answer, I ask that you remember this as you visit your local retail establishments, and refuse to allow yourself to be swept into the commercialism of the times and instead, allow your heart to be opened by the wonders and mysteries of these days that are just ahead!

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“I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory..”

Colossians 1:25-27 NIV

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Thought For The Day 10/30/13

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The Best Of Times

The Worst Of Times

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A Tale of Two Cities by Bob Barker

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.”

Charles Dickens 

http://www.quoteworld.org/quotes/3649#ixzz2j4b4kREC

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Yesterday’s post talked about the fracturing of relationships with those we once could not live without. And as part of this, I shared some thoughts about the things that are needed to not just preserve the interpersonal dynamic of intimate partnership, but I wanted to share why we need to succeed in this part of life. But as I read it right along with you, in the clear light of day, I realized that this post really was a way to point out how fractured and disjointed our lives…..all parts of our lives…..have become! It is no wonder that we so often travel down life’s road feeling bi-polar, as we realize that it really is “…the best of times” just as it is, at the very same time, “…the worst of times”.

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Life is most certainly not a rose garden. Yes, we have our wondrous and wonderful days….the days when life is smooth sailing. Then, before we know it, some rough seas threaten to swamp us. And I, like many others, seem to need to face the heavens and then ask the ultimate question….“WHY?”. And what answer am I given?  God says, “Why not?” (And yes, when I am quiet and thoughtful, I often hear my answer just as absolutely as if God was standing in the same room, talking to me!) And it is then that I realize that this is the way God seeks to keep us humble and mindful that none of our lives are really ours to direct. Why else would God give the fragrance and silky feel of the rose its neighboring thorny stems?

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Since the beginning of this year,we have been sailing pretty stormy seas. I have seen more hospital rooms than any person should have to see in a lifetime! Our lives have ridden the roller coaster of lows, such as finding out the pathology report signaled cancer once more, to highs, when we held each other and laughed as we watched the wonder of a tiny face discovering the taste of jello or the feel of pumpkin “innards”! And while the situations we faced may have been huge….both the good as well as the bad….it was how we handled them that mattered. You see, we did not allow the bad times to define our lives any more than we allowed the same of the good, because we knew that they all played a vital role in the plan God had for our lives! The problem is that too many people don’t trust in Him enough and it is these people who give up when the trials come. They give up thinking that they can not fix things, but the reality is that we seldom can anyway since our lives are for His purpose and glory and not our own! They forget the lesson in Romans 8:28 NIV,  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

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I was thinking about a phrase I had heard that is credited with a young performer. And as much as I adore Taylor Swift, this quote she is credited with really isn’t correct. She once said, “Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain”. I hold that this bit of “poetic license” on my part, makes far more sense. “Life is about surviving the storm and still being able to dance!” And this is exactly the way we who have faith should choose to live our lives, every single day! Trust me. It will do far more to calm those stormy seas than anything else we might try to force upon the life we live!

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“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

Acts 20:24 NIV

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Thought For The Day 10/29/13

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And The Two Shall Be As None?

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“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” 

Mahatma Gandhi

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/fighting

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It is amazing how what once tied two hearts together can somehow come loose from its mooring over the years. And there is nothing that can be so absolutely toxic and destructive to a relationship than fighting with the one person on the face of the earth who knows your deepest fears and anxieties and weaknesses. But that is exactly what happens every year to about 4 million people in the United States alone. Yes, in 2011, there were approximately 2 million divorce decrees entered through our judicial system! And I am struck by how, in the blink of an eye we can morph from “and the two shall be as one” to “and the two shall be as none”!

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When we meet the one who seems our perfect match, we begin building a relationship one with the other. We use our life experiences and add to them our hopes and dreams for the future, and what is begun is a framework for a life together. And over time, as we add layer upon layer of our shared joys, life experiences and successes, what should be formed is a structure so cohesive and strong, that nothing can tear it down. Just as a successful sports team can not win the championship without working as a team, so is marriage a team. And should you think this concept of teamwork is a new one…..well, think again. 1 Corinthians 1:10 NIV, describes exactly this concept and it was written by Paul the Apostle half way through the first century of our history!  “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

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Now while there is no magic formula we can ingest or apply that will repair all things domestic and make our union with another a successful union, ask most counselors, and they will say three little (actually not so little when you really think about them) words that are the key to successful relationships….whether they are a committed union or merely a friendship! COMMITMENT, COMMUNICATION and COMPASSION!

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  1. COMMITMENT is the part we promise when we exchange our vows in front of our family and friends. We promise that we will withstand the days when nothing goes right, or the month the roof leaks or the months when our bills exceed our income. And how? We work as a team and even if we can’t fix the things that go wrong, we will endure them as a united and committed couple, each leaning on the other for support!
  2. COMMUNICATION is the loosening up of our hearts so that we are able to share our answer with the one we love because we have allowed the question to be asked! We have listened carefully, thought about the words just as carefully, and examined and shared our heartfelt views without fear of being chastized! We will not allow our fears to cripple the lines of honest and heartfelt sharing….an absolute that needs to be carefully and tenderly nurtured.
  3. COMPASSION, the last, but certainly not least tool we need in sustaining our relationships, allows us the empathy to “walk a mile” in the moccasins of  those we care about. Relationships that are worth investing in are those where we realize that faults will abound because that is our human nature. And when we allow our hearts to forgive another for a wrong, whether intentional or unintentional, it is then that the hurt eases and the wound begins to heal. And it is not our partner we will heal by this gesture, but ourselves! 

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Think once more about the promises made to the one you love…whether last week, last month, last year or 50 years ago. Friends and family witnessed these promises made…“for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health”. Few people realize that these words are as telling as they are, but then start thinking about a lifetime of togetherness. You see, whether we admit it or not, at some point or another, we will, as life’s partners, be with and without money; we will be facing times of operations as aging bodies deteriorate, rather than the healthy life we were blessed with during our early years together; and we will all experience better but with an equal amount of worse thrown in to keep us humble! Yes, promises that speak volumes about how hard sharing hearth and home can be. But I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t miss this roller coaster ride for all the money in the world, as long as I get to ride it with the man God made just for me, at my side!

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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

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Thought For The Day 10/28/13

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What Will Your Obituary Say

About The Life You Lived?

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People “died” all the time…. Parts of them died when they made the wrong kinds of decisions – decisions against life.  Sometimes they died bit by bit until finally they were just living corpses walking around.  If you were perceptive you could see it in their eyes; the fire had gone out… you always knew when you made a decision against life…. The door clicked and you were safe inside – safe and dead. 

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

http://www.quotegarden.com/misc1.html

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I have been “lead” to re-share a post that I wrote in 2012, because of an encounter I had with someone this weekend!

Mandy 

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It seems to me like there are an awful lot of people who walk the earth for the sole purpose of breathing, and breathing alone! They do not live…….not really. They do not make it their purpose to LIVE WITH purpose. They do not have the heart to love. They do not have the mind to wonder. They do not have the desire to make the world a better place. Instead, it seems that all they do is take up space and use resources.

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People like this are so content to live in a perpetual state of apathy that to actually recognize that there is any other way to live is probably beyond their capacity to reason! And I really have to wonder what would be revealed to them if they were given the opportunity of reading the words another writes about the life they led, after they are gone! Would they somehow wake up and discover all the wonders and mysteries of life that they missed out on? I think not! But I want to say, here and now, that a person passing through life lacking accomplishments and purpose is akin to life passing a person by without any acknowledgement that they even existed!

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How hard is it for us to really change (and when I say change, I mean undergo a metamorphosis starting from the deepest recesses of our hearts, and then progressing, growing and blossoming outward…..undergoing an overall transformation to one who has, from someone who had not)? Are there things we need to really think about accomplishing so that we can say with certainty that we are ready to live life and not just breathe? Can we really reform?

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The Bible says we can. In fact it tell us so over and over in both the Old and New Testaments.  James 1:21 ISV says, “Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls.”

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It seems like the time is sooner rather than later, that we consider stripping away the old and starting out fresh and new. And it is not all that difficult to accomplish if we remember that it is this gift that was promised to us by the sacrifice of the Son of God! You see, His death has wiped our slate clean. But this is just the first step. Once you accept this gift, you must share it with others! ALL OTHERS!

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Try spending some time walking next to those who have little in terms of material possessions. I guarantee that you will appreciate even more just what blessings you do have. So instead of ignoring your fellow man, become a part of their lives. Live the “Golden Rule”….don’t just pay it lip service. Remember the words from Matthew 7:12 NIV, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” 

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Next, open up your mind to seeing things differently. That does not mean you necessarily need to alter your own outlook completely. What it does ask is that we be willing to place both sides of every situation on the scales of justice. And you know as well as I do that there are ALWAYS two sides to everything. So look at both sides carefully and then weigh them one against the other. You may just discover that another viewpoint trumps the one that was your personal mantra for so long! And if that happens, you will be living the verse we find in Isaiah 55:12 NIV, “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”

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Yes, rewriting our lives is not just possible….it is essential. If we aren’t proactive, and willing to not just allow ourselves to change, but to eagerly foster and embrace change, we will quickly stagnate and die. Moreover, we will stagnate and die utterly unfulfilled and entirely alone. And I can not think of anything that dishonors the miracle of life that God has bestowed upon the human race more than that!

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 Be good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word. Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.

Psalms 119:17-18 NIV

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Thought For The Day 10/27/13

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This Is The Word Of The Lord

 Sunday October 27th, 2013

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St. Luke first appears in the Acts at Troas where he meets St Paul and, after the vision, crossed over with him to Europe as an Evangelist. 

He was a physician and a companion of Paul on some of his missionary journeys, and unlike the other Apostles, Luke was not of the Hebrew faith. He is called a painter by Nicephorus Callistus (fourteenth century), and by the Menology of Basil II, A.D. 980. A picture of the Virgin in S. Maria Maggiore, Rome, is ascribed to him.

St. Luke its always represented by the calf or ox, the sacrificial animal, because his Gospel begins with the account of Zachary, the priest, the father of John the Baptist.

http://www.scborromeo.org/saints/luke.htm

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Today’s Gospel Reading

Luke 18:9-14 NIV  

 

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in the Temple

  

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

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What Does Luke Mean?

A common teaching theme that Luke refers to frequently, are the parables that Jesus used to teach a truth in a way that it could be easily understood. And it is no different in this parable in which Jesus strives to teach the concept of righteousness to those who are with Him.

In this parable, the behavior of the Pharisees is once again being chastised. The Pharisees were famous for making a display of their faith and by employing ceremonies. But such displays of public show are not pleasing if the heart does not share the same attitude. And it is common knowledge that the Pharisees thought many beneath them and as much, not worthy of their attention, and often their disdain caused others to dislike them, as well.

Like the Pharisees, Tax Collectors, who represented the pocketbook of Rome, were also disliked by many. However, in this parable, Christ points out that even when we behave or do something that is contrary to what is respected by the whole, if we acknowledge our sin, and ask   “Have mercy on me..”, that God will be merciful and forgive. It is what is contained within the heart that marks the person we are.

Mandy

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Sirach 35:1-26

To keep the law is to make many offerings; whoever observes the commandments sacrifices a peace offering. By works of charity one offers fine flour, and one who gives alms presents a sacrifice of praise.To refrain from evil pleases the Lord, and to avoid injustice is atonement. Do not appear before the Lord empty-handed, for all that you offer is in fulfillment of the precepts. The offering of the just enriches the altar: a sweet odor before the Most High. The sacrifice of the just is accepted, never to be forgotten. With a generous spirit pay homage to the Lord, and do not spare your freewill gifts. With each contribution show a cheerful countenance, and pay your tithes in a spirit of joy. Give to the Most High as he has given to you, generously, according  your means. For he is a God who always repays and will give back to you sevenfold. But offer no bribes; these he does not accept! Do not trust in sacrifice of the fruits of extortion, For he is a God of justice who shows no partiality. He shows no partiality to the weak but hears the grievance of the oppressed. He does not forsake the cry of the orphan, nor the widow when she pours out her complaint. Do not the tears that stream down her cheek cry out against the one that causes them to fall? Those who serve God to please him are accepted; their petition reaches the clouds. The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds; it does not rest till it reaches its goal; Nor will it withdraw till the Most High responds, judges justly and affirms the right. God indeed will not delay, and like a warrior, will not be still; Till he breaks the backs of the merciless and wreaks vengeance upon the nations; Till he destroys the scepter of the proud, and cuts off the staff of the wicked; Till he requites everyone according to their deeds, and repays them according to their thoughts; Till he defends the cause of his people, and makes them glad by his salvation. Welcome is his mercy in time of distress as rain clouds in time of drought.

Amen

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Today my baby boy…..all 6’6″ of him…..turns 34. I am incredibly proud of the man he has become and I love him very much! Happy Birthday Danny!

Dan and Melissa 2013

Danny and Melissa Bruscella

2013

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Thought For The Day 10/26/13

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A Somebody Or A Nobody?

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“The essence of Buddhism is if you can, help others. If not, then at least refrain from hurting others.”

Tenzin Gyatso

the 14th Dalai Lama

http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/hurting/

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There is a man in the Bible that I bet most of you don’t know. Indeed, his name is fairly obscure but he was far from being a nobody, and in fact, his prayer is followed by many who would live their lives by its tenets!

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Birth thousands of years ago was a difficult undertaking, which is why the numbers of maternal and infant mortality ran so high. Then again, life expectancy was also low. Few people lived beyond the age of 50 in the 1st Century! But despite our modern medical wonders, giving birth, even today, remains a profoundly difficult and painful process. So when a woman gave birth a half a century before Christ’s emergence into the world, and the birth was even more difficult that was the norm, it is easy to understand how she might choose to name her son Jabez, which in Hebrew, means pain! But what a burden a name like that could be for a young man to carry with him for a lifetime!

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Now Jabez was both well-respected, as well as prosperous. In fact, he was of the lineage of the Kings’ tribe of Judah! But even greater than his lineage was his faith.You see, every day Jabez would pray to God and every day he would ask that nothing he did or would do in life would cause pain or sorrow or harm to another. And the prayer he prayed can be found in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 NKJV, “Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.”

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Now when you divide Jabez prayer into its components, we can see that there are really 4 entreaties that he makes to God. First, he asks for God’s blessing. Second, he asks God to enlarge his territory, which is how it is likely he viewed his possessions. Thirdly, Jabez asks that God remain always with Him. and lastly, Jabez asks that God keep him from sin and from any hurt that he might cause. And we know from the Bible, that his very life was the antithesis of his name, and is a lesson we all should learn from!

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We all struggle as we travel through life. In fact, there is no journey that is perfect and free of pitfalls! But if we seek to know God and to allow him into our hearts and our lives, then like this seemingly nobody, God will reward our efforts and our lives, just as He did for Jabez…..even when our names do not mean pain!

AMANDA

(Worthy to be loved)

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“To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Proverbs 16:1-3 NIV

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Thought For The Day 10/25/13

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Pure Gospel

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“Gospel music is the purest thing there is on this earth,”

Elvis Presley

http://ipost.christianpost.com/assignment/christian-celebrities-114/page2.htm

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Elvis Presley is widely known as the “King of Rock & Roll”, but he was so much more. You see, his heart and his soul was pure Gospel! Elvis was a man of faith and he knew that the gift he had was his by the hand of God. He believed in the Bible and knew that all good things come from God. And while most of his hits were secular, his passion was traditional southern style hymns!

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I don’t know how many people knew that Elvis also surrounded himself with Gospel singers. Not only were many of his backup singers gospel performers, but from 1956 to 1970, the gospel group The Jordanaires, performed at his side as he toured. In fact it was their sound that was his favorite music to relax and unwind by.

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Did you know that despite releasing in the neighborhood of 711 songs during his career, there were perhaps another 250 that never made it to the attention of the general public? And of that huge number released, did you know he received only 3 Grammy Awards, and all 3 were for Gospel recordings? Those winners and the years they were feted are as follows:

 “How Great Thou Art” (1967) album.
“He Touched Me” (1972) album.
Live Memphis Concert recording of “How Great Thou Art” (1974).

And it is widely accepted that it was this last recording of “How Great Thou Art” that was his finest recording of all time! However, my very favorite gospel song performed by Elvis was his version of the beautiful hymn “Take My Hand Precious Lord”, released in 1957 as part of his “Elvis’ Christmas Album”. This is an inspirational song filled with tender mercies and grace. The melody was taken from an 1844 hymn entitled “Maitland”, written by George Nelson Allen and the lyrics were added later by the Rev. Thomas Dorsey.

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Take My Hand Precious Lord

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on,
Let me stand
I’m tired, I am weak I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my life is almost gone
Hear my cry,
Hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home 

When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet,
Hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home 

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on,
Let me stand
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

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To view the YouTube video of “Take My Hand Precious Lord”, click the arrow on the screen below.

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“Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.”

Psalm 33:2-3 NIV

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