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Thought For The Day 12/21/14

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

The Fourth Sunday in Advent

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Advent 4th week

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 A Prayer For Today  

December 21st, 2014

Our Gracious Heavenly Father,

On this last Sunday of Advent, we quietly reflect on the mystery of the miracle that will soon be revealed to man in a stable in Bethlehem.

We are in awe and wonder, at how your Son entered our world and came to be with us. We pause to receive the gift you have given us and ask that Your Spirit will make our lives and our hearts ready to receive this most blessed gift you have chosen to bestow.

We pray that You give us the power to understand the hope we feel as we await His time. Help us to understand what the birth and subsequent death of the Christ Child promises us. Let us pray today, that we become Your devoted servants, and that we might be instruments in sharing the love You bestow with both our families and all we meet during the coming days.

Through Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever more.

Amen.  

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Author of Today’s Gospel Reading

St Luke the Apostle

The holy Evangelist Luke was born in the Syrian city of Antioch. His parents were not members of the Hebrew race; and the very name “Luke” bears witness to this in part, for it is an abbreviated form of the Latin name “Lucanus.” Furthermore, in one passage in his Epistle to the Colossians, the holy Apostle Paul makes a clear distinction between Luke and those “who are of the circumcision,” that is, the Jews (Col 4:10-15). In his own writings, however, Luke shows a thorough knowledge of the Law of Moses and the customs of the Jewish people. Hence, we may conclude that Luke had already adopted the Jewish religion before his conversion to Christ. Moreover, in his native land, which was renowned for the flourishing state of the arts and sciences, Luke had developed his intellect with various scholarly studies. From the Apostle Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians, we learn also that Luke had studied medicine (Col 4:14). Tradition also informs us that he was a painter. He undoubtedly received an excellent education in general, for the quality of the Greek language in his writings is far more pure and correct than that of the other New Testament writers.

When rumor of the miracles and teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ spread from Galilee throughout Syria and the entire surrounding region, Luke journeyed from Antioch to Galilee, where the Lord Jesus Christ had begun to sow the seeds of His saving teaching. These seeds found good soil for themselves in the heart of Luke, and bore much fruit. The holy Luke was soon found worthy of a place in the company of the Seventy Apostles and, after receiving traveling instructions from the Lord and the power to work miracles, he went “before the face” of the Lord Jesus Christ, preaching the imminence of the kingdom of God and preparing His way.

http://stlukesoc.org/about-us/life-of-st-luke/

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Our Old Testament Reading

2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 NAB

When King David was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God dwells in a tent!” Nathan answered the king, “Go, do whatever you have in mind, for the LORD is with you.” But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said: “Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: Should you build me a house to dwell in?’

“It was I who took you from the pasture and from the care of the flock  to be commander of my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you went, and I have destroyed all your enemies before you. And I will make you famous like the great ones of the earth. I will fix a place for my people Israel; I will plant them so that they may dwell in their place without further disturbance. Neither shall the wicked continue to afflict them as they did of old, since the time I first appointed judges over my people Israel. I will give you rest from all your enemies. The LORD also reveals to you that he will establish a house for you. And when your time comes and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, and I will make his kingdom firm. I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me; your throne shall stand firm forever.”

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Our New Testament Reading

Luke 1: 26-30 NAB

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there will be no end.”

But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.”

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

 

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4th candle of Advent

We Light The Candle Of  Love….

Each Sunday, we light candles in the midst of all the darkness in our lives and in the world.  The flames symbolize our longing, our desire, our hope, and our love. We want to be renewed in a sense that Jesus came to save us from our sin and death. 

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, the last purple candle is lit. This candle symbolizes love. In humility, The Love Candle acknowledges that we have received atonement for our sins because He first loved us.

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Song For Today

“Do You Hear What I Hear?”

 Lyrics by Noël Regney
Music by Gloria Shayne Baker
Performed by  Carrie Underwood

This song was written in October, 1962, by the couple who were then married, and was intended as a plea for peace during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

 

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
“Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite.”

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
“Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song, high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea,
With a voice as big as the sea.”

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
“Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child, shivers in the cold;
Let us bring him silver and gold,
Let us bring him silver and gold.”

Said the king to the people everywhere,
“Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night,
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light.”

“Bring us Light!”

 

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Thanks Be To God!

Amen

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Mandy 2014

Copyright © 2011-2014 “MandysPath” Ministry

Thought For The Day 12/14/14

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Sunday, December 14th, 2014

The Third Sunday in Advent

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 A Prayer For Today  

December 14th, 2014

Our Gracious Heavenly Father,

You see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity. Enable us, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation, and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. Make us worthy of receiving this most precious gift you chose to bestow upon humankind.

Allow our hearts to be open to the magic that this blessed time of the year gifts to us. Allow us, in turn, to share these blessings with others!

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.  

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Author of Today’s Gospel Reading

St John the Apostle

St. John, the son of Zebedee, and the brother of St. James the Great, was called to be an Apostle by our Lord in the first year of His public ministry. He became the “beloved disciple” and the only one of the Twelve who did not forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion. He stood faithfully at the cross when the Savior made him the guardian of His Mother. His later life was passed chiefly in Jerusalem and at Ephesus. He founded many churches in Asia Minor. He wrote the fourth Gospel, and three Epistles, and the Book of Revelation is also attributed to him. Brought to Rome, tradition relates that he was by order of Emperor Dometian cast into a cauldron of boiling oil but came forth unhurt and was banished to the island of Pathmos for a year. He lived to an extreme old age, surviving all his fellow apostles, and died at Ephesus about the year 100.

St. John is called the Apostle of Charity, a virtue he had learned from his Divine Master, and which he constantly inculcated by word and example. The “beloved disciple” died at Ephesus, where a stately church was erected over his tomb. It was afterwards converted into a Mohammedan mosque.

http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=228

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Our Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 10-11 NIV

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed m to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

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Our New Testament Reading

 John 1: 6-8 & 19-28 NIV

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.”

They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?”

He said, “I am not.”

“Are you the Prophet?”

He answered, “No.”

Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”

John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’”

Now the Pharisees who had been sent questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”

“I baptize with water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”

This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

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We Light The Candle Of  Joy….

Each Sunday, we light candles in the midst of all the darkness in our lives and in the world.  The flames symbolize our longing, our desire, our hope, and our love. We want to be renewed in a sense that Jesus came to save us from our sin and death. 

On the third Sunday of Advent, the rose candle is lit. The rose candle symbolizes joy. It comes from the first word of the Introit, “rejoice”. In an otherwise penitential season, it is heralding the nearness of this gift of “His Only Begotten Son”!

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Song For Today

“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

This week’s featured hymn was written by Nahum Tate (1652-1715)
Performed by  performed by soprano Heather Prusse; additional lyrics by Sally DeFord

 

1. While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground;
the angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around.

2. “Fear not!” said he, for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind.
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring
to you and all mankind.”

3. “To you, in David’s town, this day
is born of David’s line
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord,
and this shall be the sign.”

4. “The heavenly babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
all meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
and in a manger laid.”

5. Thus spake the seraph and forthwith
appeared a shining throng
of angels praising God on high,
who thus addressed their joyful song.

6. “All glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace;
good will henceforth from heaven to man
begin and never cease!”

7. Then with all haste the shepherds came
To see the wondrous sight
Amid the strains of heav’nly praise
That lingered on the night

8. “All glory be to God on high,
And on the earth be peace,
Good will henceforth from heav’n to man
Begin and never cease.”

 

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Thanks Be To God!

Amen

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Mandy 2014

Copyright © 2011-2014 “MandysPath” Ministry

Thought For The Dy 12/06/14

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The Miracle Of Parenthood 

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a Parent's Prayer

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Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful.

Charles Osgood

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My heart is bursting with joy! There are two couples that I know quite well who welcomes two little baby boys into their hearts and homes! And both of these miracles of life are growing like the precious flowers they are, under the loving care of their parents. Both od these little ones have just celebrated their 3rd birthdays, and having delivered a child during this blessed season myself, albeit 37 years ago this very day, I truly know the very special feeling that washes over someone as they hold this new life in their arms, especially when remembering another young mother and father who did just the very same thing more than 2000 years ago. But there is something that makes both of these babies miracles in their own right.

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Now the first baby, born November 30th, 2011, was not carried within his mother’s body but most certainly was carried within her heart. You see, this little baby was a miracle for a couple in their 30’s who needed to adopt because his mommy was a Breast Cancer survivor who would not be able to conceive or carry a baby within her own womb. Additionally, this couple considers that the fact that they were approved for the adoption of this child in the first place was most certainly a miracle. But their prayers were heard and answered!

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The second little baby boy, born on December 3rd, 2011, was conceived and carried for 9 months but only because his remarkable mommy came to terms with the fact that she had some issues relating to substance abuse. But she bravely took control of her life, and worked and worked to get and stay clean. She re-built her life, in the process meeting her own Prince Charming, and the rest is history. She and her husband are both also in their 30’s and they are celebrating not just this miracle of life that they created, but also the life of another little one that they were blessed to have just two years later!

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I am so very proud of both of these couples who, in overcoming tremendous adversities, have been blessed with the ultimate gift that God, the Father, can give to mankind. I know that the world and all its possibilities are there just waiting for these two little miracles. I know that these little boys will always have the love and devotion of parents whose love for them is as absolute as is the love that God has for them! These families have been truly blessed, just as I was in 1977! Yes, indeed, parenthood is a miracle!

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Happy 37th Birthday to my own December miracle, my daughter Sabrina Hilliard. Brie, you are my joy and your dad and I are so very proud of the wonderful woman you have become! We love you very much!

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Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.

Psalm 127: 1-4 NLT

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Mandy 2014

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Thought For The Day 09/13/14

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The Living Message

Thought 1281

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Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.

Neil Postman

“The Disappearance of Childhood” 1982

http://quotegarden.com/children.html

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There is a seamy side of life that exists for some of the children in our world that most of us (thank God) never really witness during the course of our lifetimes. Yes, we know it is there because we read of its existence or see it up front and personal, on our 65″ television screen. The unthinkable happens to little ones every day and not just in some other neighborhood. We know that the self-defeating behaviors that living a life of poverty produces seems to infect and spread in adults entrusted with the welfare of children, but the unthinkable also happens in areas of affluence, as well. While poverty will often breed more poverty in future generations who do not know anything else (or any other life) because they have never learned any other way, then what explanation can there possibly be for the horrors that happen in my middle class community or the upper class communities of…. oh…. let’s say, a Beverly Hills, CA or a Kiawah Island, SC, where the cost of building a home could feed an entire town for months? We as a society, have become infected with a sickness that is metastasizing and turning our souls into some dark and malevolent thing. Indeed, we have become not just complacent but apathetic, as well!

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My husband once said that as parents, we are entrusted with one responsibility to our children……. to keep them alive until they grow to adulthood! And while that might shock you, feeling that way actually makes some sense. We do, as adults, have a duty to provide for the basic welfare of our children. We must feed, clothe, provide shelter and educate youngsters as well as protect them from their own propensity for becoming involved in behaviors that will prove harmful to them. These things are considered to be so essential that their guarantee is protected by laws we have enacted, to assure that the welfare of little ones remains the primary focus in our society. However, there is a point where Dan and I part ways on our opinions of child rearing. You see, I believe if we stop right there, we are not producing children who will become the best they can possibly be. To create a generation who will grow to become caring and loving adults, we must take parenting one additional step and nurture and guide our children on a path that will, hopefully, implant within them a hunger to learn all that they can and a thirst to care not just about themselves, but others and the world, as well. After all, tomorrow’s parent is the child we raised today! And like it or not, this MUST include instilling the tenets of faith as part of the rest of the things we teach our little ones.

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Showing faith by the way we live and then reinforcing those lessons by examples we teach our children needs to begin at a very young age and is an essential determining how our little ones view not just the world but their place in the world, as well. Our goal must be to guide them onto a path through life that is productive as well as principled! I once read that faith is like the wind! We know that the wind exists even if it does not have mass or color or taste or smell. Now while we might see the movement of the leaves on trees or the clouds in the sky or feel the sensation of a breeze on our bodies as the hair on our skin is rustled, still we can not see it! Faith is exactly the same way. Faith does not have mass or color or taste or smell either. Although we can see the tangible symbols of faith that exist in our world, such as crosses and churches and the Bible, faith is just as invisible to the eye as is the wind. However, what we do know is the feeling that faith provides to us. Once we open our eyes to God’s truths we will see faith in the way it touches our soul and brings joy to our hearts. And what a wonderful legacy we are sharing with the adults of tomorrow by teaching them of religion and God and faith, today!

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13 NIV

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Mandy 2014

Copyright © 2011-2014 “MandysPath”

Thought For The Day 07/29/14

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F E A R

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“There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you. Leave it there.”

Donna Favors

http://theboldlife.com/2011/08/101-quotes-fear/

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Fear is perhaps the most paralyzing emotion that man experiences. Even anger energizes us, although not always in a good way. But when we experience fear, we often become sick…physically, mentally and emotionally and when this happens, it takes all we can muster to regain control of not just our emotions but, often, our lives. And what is often worse, is when we allow our fear to become so pervasive, that we lose our faith!

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So often, we forget that sometimes the only way to overcome something that we fear, it simply to attack it and face the devil head on! We should trust that God will see us through any trial that comes our way. We simply need to put aside our human logic, and replace it with God’s truth. “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze” (Isaiah 43:1-2) When you remember this simple verse, and allow it to wash over you, you will suddenly find that fear will lose its grip on your heart, your mind and your faith! Not buying what I’m saying? Well, how about thinking about how it was that Daniel found himself alone and in a den full of lions….and he lived to tell the tale!

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Remember how Daniel was betrayed which led him to be discovered praying to God, after King Darius had issued a decree that for one month, no one in the kingdom would be permitted to pray and pay homage to any other but him? Remember how Daniel was faced with a horrible punishment….. he was entombed with lions overnight? Since King Darius liked and respected Daniel, and he felt guilty about the punishment he had ordered, at first light he ran to the den and called out Daniel’s name. And of course, Daniel answered. You see, he was alive because his faith in God was unwavering which is why the Lord sent an angel to close up the mouths of the beasts, so that no harm would come to His good and faithful servant.

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Now I am certain that there are few who have faith strong enough to carry them through an experience like the one Daniel faced. To be honest, I really must wonder if that degree of faith rests within me! But there is one thing that I do hold as absolute. I do know that while I might fear for my mortal life and the earthly people and things I would be leaving behind, my faith is strong enough to reassure me that I do not fear what will become of my immortal soul! That is God’s truth…. promised to us all by the gift of His son.

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So how about giving God a chance to come though for us! All we need do is reach out to Him, hold His hand, and trust His heart to lead, protect, and preserve us each step we take through a world filled with so many things to be afraid of!

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 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalm 27:1 KJV

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Mandy 2014

Copyright © 2011-2014 “MandysPath”

Thought For The Day 07/25/14

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Never Alone!

Thought 1230

 

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Hope is FAITH holding out its hand in the dark.

George Iles

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

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It seems as if it was only yesterday that I was asking my friends on Facebook to keep a young woman in their prayers. Her name is Bernadette Remias-Harris, and she is a 30 something young woman, married, with beautiful children. But almost exactly 2 years ago, she was entering the fight of her life. You see, she had a fairly nasty form of Breast Cancer and was undergoing a lengthy 5 hour surgery which was the first step in a very long road ahead of her, in doing battle against this, her personal demon.

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Now the response I received from my request for prayers was phenomenal! From around the globe, people were rallying and asking God’s blessing for Bernie and her family. As a matter of fact, she was lucky enough to see some of those wishes personally, before being taken to the OR. And I was reminded in the vast outpouring of support from people that knew her only as Mandy’s Facebook friend, that no one on this earth is ever alone. Not really! As long as we have what I lovingly think of as the 3 F’s ….. FAITH, FAMILY, and FRIENDS, we are all lifted and supported by a vast network of people, many of whom will always be a stranger to us!

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Let’s jump back to the thing that my friend has never forgotten matters the most in this life….. those 3 F’s I mentioned. Notice that I started my 3 F’s with the big one, the one word that eclipses all the others…… FAITH? And it occurred to me that I did this naturally and without forethought or intention. FAITH, after all, is the tie that serves to bind the 3 F’s together and is the thing that should always come first in our lives!

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Now don’t think for a single moment that I don’t love my family with every fiber of my being. I would give up my very life for every one of them without a second thought. And yet, I still hold FAITH first. It was FAITH that made me a person almost nearly 60 years ago. It was FAITH that gave my heart the capacity to love in the first place. It is FAITH that has gifted me with the other 2 F’s in my life. It is FAITH that carries me through all the troubles I face every day. And it will be by FAITH that I draw my last breath, secure in the knowledge of what awaits me when my earthly life is no more.

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But knowing and feeling the truth of FAITH is only half of the equation. The other piece is being ready, willing and able to seize that FAITH with both hands and hold onto it. Belief and FAITH, while both essentials of living a life that honors God, are not really the same thing. Belief can happen when we must act in the moment. We often do not have time to wait for the certainty of a situation to sink in and so we seize the moment and believe it is possible. Remember when Peter walked on the water? He did not think about it, he just did it! That is what Belief offers to us. However, it is FAITH that gives our Belief its power and strength! FAITH is what makes us certain in the things that Belief teaches to us! I Believe that my friend will do well because it is my FAITH that makes me so certain of this! What does your FAITH give to you?

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Heb 11:1 (KJV)
Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Heb 11:1 (NIV)
Now FAITH is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Heb 11:1 (NEB)
FAITH… makes us certain of realities we do not see.

Heb 11:1 (Mof)
Now FAITH means that we are confident of what we hope for, convinced of what we do not see.

Heb 11:1 (Wey)
Now FAITH is a well-grounded assurance of that for which we hope, and a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see.

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Now in case you were wondering, it is 2 years later, and despite the fact that she has not yet reached the “5 year” survival mark, she considers herself a survivor. But then again, she was always a survivor, because she knew that with the help of those  3 F’s, she could and would triumph! In fact, to assist in raising money for the fight that many others, unfortunately, will face both today and tomorrow, she is in the process of becoming incorporated, and making a group that “became” a method of support way back then, into a non-profit. And perhaps one day, in the not too distant future we hope, this group will be the reason a cure has been found in the fight against the #1 cancer to affect women today! What a remarkable legacy to leave to the world, don’t you think? And all because Bernie remembers, as do we all who believe, that we are never alone!

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Founder of

“PINK NINJA SUPPORTERS”

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Bernadette Remias-Harris

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“Never Alone”

Performed by Lady Antebellum
Featuring: Jim Brickman
Songwriters: Sarah Buxton, Victoria Lynn Shaw, Gary Scott Burr

 

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May the angels protect you
Trouble neglect you
And heaven accept you when it’s time to go home
May you always have plenty
Your glass never empty
Know in your belly
You’re never alone
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May your tears come from laughing
You find friends worth having
With every year passing
They mean more than gold
May you win but stay humble
Smile more than grumble
And know when you stumble
You’re never alone
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Never alone
Never alone
I’ll be in every beat of your heart
When you face the unknown
Wherever you fly
This isn’t goodbye
My love will follow you stay with you
Baby you’re never alone
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Well, I have to be honest
As much as I want it
I’m not gonna promise the cold winds won’t blow
So when hard times have found you
And your fear surround you
Wrap my love around you
You’re never alone
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Never alone
Never alone
I’ll be in every beat of your heart
When you face the unknown
Wherever you fly
This isn’t goodbye
My love will follow you stay with you
Baby you’re never alone
~
May the angels protect you
Trouble neglect you
And heaven accept you when it’s time to go home
And when hard times have found you
And your fear surround you
Wrap my love around you
You’re never alone
~
Never alone
Never alone
I’ll be in every beat of your heart
When you face the unknown
Wherever you fly
This isn’t goodbye
My love will follow you stay with you
Baby you’re never alone
My love will follow you stay with you
Baby you’re never alone

 

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Mandy 2014

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Thought For The Day 06/28/14

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And God Made The Heavens And The Earth…

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God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. 

Author Unknown

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Last night was crystal clear and the stars in the sky positively glistened. Their brightness, color, and number seemed somehow different than I remembered and the thought occurred to me that I could not remember the last time I had really searched the heavens at night. Each glistening speck, so like our own sun, and yet so different. And as I looked, I could not help but wonder if some other world filled with life existed in the vastness of not only our own Milky Way but in the galaxies beyond. Perhaps, somewhere, billions and billions of light years away, some other life form was scanning the heavens too, and wondering exactly the same thing I was.

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It is incomprehensible to me that God would ever create a universe so vast and then choose only one small, relatively insignificant planet to seed with life. In fact, in Hebrews 1:2 KJV, (God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds….) the Bible tells us that He made the worlds, implying that other planets exist and are capable of sustaining life. There are also some who believe that other beings in God’s heavenly kingdom are watching closely to see the outcome in the battle being waged here on Earth between God and Satan.

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I am no philosopher nor am I an astronomer nor am I a great theologian. I am not privy to the mind of God nor His plans for planet Earth. The one thing I can state with certainty is that I am a witness to the ongoing battle between good and evil that faces all human beings in our world. But I am also a dreamer. I believe in God. I believe the greatness of His creations. And I am someone who will probably never look toward the night sky again without thinking about the possibility of other worlds formed by the hand of God and of other forms of life of His making!

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Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

Genesis 2:1-4 NIV

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Mandy 2014

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