Monday, December 31, 2012

Haiku: Sandy Hook

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

An Apple a Day: Psalm 62:8 (NIV)

Psalm 62:8 (NIV)

8) Trust in Him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

An Apple a Day: Psalm 37:3-4 (NIV)

Psalm 37: 3-4 (NIV)

3) Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4) Delight yourself in the Lord
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Battling Fear

Max Lucado wrote a wonderful book called
"Fearless."  We all face fears at points in
our lives and there are many ways to fight it.

In Max Lucado's book he offers the following
actions to help arm us in the battle against fear.

  • Memorize scripture and repeat it when we feel fearful.
  • Read biographies of great lives.
  • Ponder the testimonies of faithful Christians.
  • Make the deliberate decision to set your hope on Christ.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

An Apple a Day: Psalm 39: 6-7 (NIV)

Psalm 39:6-7 (NIV)

6) Man is a mere phantom as he goes to
and fro:  He bustles about, but only in
vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing
who will get it.
7) But now, Lord, what do I look for?
My hope is in you.

All that matters at the end of our life
is not how many posessions we have, 
or how much money is in our bank
account.  What matters is whether or
not we are ready to be received by 
Jesus in heaven.  Do you know Him?

Monday, December 17, 2012

An Apple a Day: Titus 3:4-6

~4) But when the kindness and love of God
our Savior appeared,5) he saved us, not
because of righteous things we had done,
but because of his mercy. He saved us
through the washing of rebirth and renewal
by the Holy Spirit, 6)whom he poured out
on us generously through Jesus Christ our
Savior, 7) so that, having been justified by
his grace, we might become heirs having
the hope of eternal life.

Salvation is a gift to everyone who will
simply accept it and recieve it!  We do not
have to work for salvation.  God sent His
Son, Jesus to die for each one of us.  Our
debts were paid then. Our sins were washed
away then.  All we have to do is open our
hearts and minds and ask Jesus to come
live within us.  We must confess that we
know we are sinners, but that we know
Jesus paid for our sins on the cross.  We
are not debtors.  We are the recipients of
the greatest gift ever given, Jesus'
unconditional love and forgiveness.  Why
would anyone refuse this free gift?  I
don't understand.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

An Apple a Day: Matthew 6:24 (NIV)

~No one can serve two masters.
Either he will hate the one and
love the other, or he will be
devoted to the one and
despise the other.  You cannot
serve both God and Money.~

Monday, December 10, 2012

How to Access Your Social Security Statement Online
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Friday, December 7, 2012

An Apple a Day: on "Trust"

~      Trust    ~

is NOT trust.

Real trust
bounces on eager toes of
laughs with pure delight
of knowing
in whom it believes-
rests easy knowing
on whom it waits.

so wrap me in the
knowledge of You
that my trust is no longer in You,
but IS you.

Author: Susan L. Lenzkes

Guide to the Top Three Christmas Light Displays in Upstate S.C - Yahoo! Voices -

Guide to the Top Three Christmas Light Displays in Upstate S.C - Yahoo! Voices -

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

An Apple a Day: Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

~"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and
learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is
easy and my burden is light."