Thought For The Day 12/22/14


Becoming Reborn!

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“It is good to feel lost… because it proves you have a navigational sense of where Home is. You know that a place that feels like being found exists. And maybe your current location isn’t that place but, Hallelujah, that unsettled, uneasy feeling of lost-ness just brought you closer to it.”

Erika Harris


Did you know it was possible to be reborn? I’m not talking about our original birth….the one which we celebrate yearly as we complete another revolution around the sun. I’m talking about spiritual rebirth!


We enter this world an innocent and live and grow into the purpose we are given for our lives at the time we emerge from our mother’s bodies! But that is not the only nor the final purpose we are afforded in the course of that yearly solar revolution that we make. The difference between one who is merely content to remain on the sidelines of life, and one who understands that the possibilities that are offered to us by the Almighty are as varied as there are stars in the heavens, is a gift offered to us freely but it is not free to have! The gift must be chosen by surrendering control to Him!


In reality, the choice is both the easiest and hardest thing a human can manage. You see, we must abandon our own sense of self-entitlement, self-righteousness and pride! But eventually, the realization will wash over us that there is but one, and one alone, to whom we owe an explanation for the content of our human character and the life we have chosen to live!


Pleasing people in the misguided notion that this is the only way we will be accepted, earns us no points with God. You see, it is easy to fool the human capacity to judge our worth. But it is not so with God! Every wart and foible is known to Him… especially those failings that we sometimes don’t even recognize are a part of us!


Choosing to take within us and forever hold close in our hearts, a belief in God is our true Father extends to us a new family to hold close. A family that is bonded by a love greater than the mortal love that we know as sons, daughters, sisters and brothers. For we are reborn into the arms and into the love one can only feel and know as a child of God! And that is the greatest love story there can ever be!


“Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 3:3-8 NKJV


Mandy 2014

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About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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