Archive | December 2007

Steve Weinerman Prayer Update

Hello friends and prayer partners, Doris has just let me know that the long awaited biopsy surgery for Steve is scheduled for January 3, 2008.  Once the biopsy is done, the surgeon will be able to decide what direction to take in Steve’s treatment and healing.

Please pray that God will direct the surgeon’s hands and that He will give His angels charge to watch over Steve during the procedure.  Please also pray that Steve will heal quickly and that once and for all this disease will loose it’s grip from Steve’s body as it has no power or place in his life.

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Change Your Mind

A message from Joel Osteen Ministries – this should squelch those that feel that Joel Osteen is only a “feel good” preacher!

Change Your Mind

Today’s Scripture

“Repent (think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2 AMP).

Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria

Do you have behaviors in your life that you want to stop? Maybe it’s a habit, a bad attitude, or even negative thoughts. No matter what you may want to change in your life, you have to start by changing your mind. You have to change your thinking so that your thoughts are in line with God’s thoughts. When you repent and make a decision to follow God in every area of your life, you open the door for His supernatural power to work. When you take control of your thought life, you are cooperating with that power that is at work in you. Remember, your life will go in the direction of your thoughts. You can’t just allow any old thought or image to play in your mind. You have to choose right thoughts. The easiest way to change your thoughts is by speaking God’s Word. When you say “orange”, you probably won’t start thinking about an apple. In the same way, when you confess the Word of God, which says you are more than a conqueror, it will drive those negative, defeated thoughts away! Change your mind today by changing your words. As you think thoughts of faith and victory, you will move forward into the abundant life He has in store for you!

A Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, today I choose to take captive every thought that is contrary to Your will. I repent for anything in my life that is displeasing to You. Empower me today by Your spirit so that I can bring honor to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

This entry was posted on Thursday,December 27, 2007, in Joel Osteen.

It’s A Birthday Celebration

Starting this blog has been such a blessing.  I am amazed at how many people visit my site and I have made some wonderful cyber buddies.  Daniel (one of my buddies) has been such a blessing to me, he sends me some of the nicest and thought provoking emails and this is one he sent to me recently.  I probably should have posted it before Christmas, but since Jesus wasn’t really born Dec 25th (even though that is the day we celebrate it) I decided it didn’t really matter if I was posting it before or after Christmas – the meaning is still special and I wanted to share it with you.  Take care and as always, God bless you… – Briggie ^i^

          You are cordially invited to A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!

Guest of Honor:  Jesus Christ – Prince of Peace, Yeshuah Ha’Mashiach

Date:  Every day.  Traditionally, December 25th
But He’s always around, so the date is flexible…

Time:  Whenever you’re ready.
(Please don’t be late, though, or you’ll miss out on all the fun!)

Place:  In your heart…  He’ll meet you there.
(You’ll hear Him knock.)

Attire:  Come as you are…  Grubbies are okay.
He’ll be washing our clothes anyway.  He said something about new white robes and crowns for everyone who stays till the last.

Tickets:  Admission is free.  He’s
already paid for everyone…
(He says you wouldn’t have been
able to afford it anyway…
It cost Him everything He had.  But
you do need to accept the ticket!!!

Refreshments:  New wine, bread and a
far-out drink He calls ‘Living Water,’
followed by a supper that promises to be out of this world!

Gift Suggestions:  Your life.  He’s one of those
People who already has everything else.
(He’s very generous in return though.
Just wait until you see what He has for you!)

Entertainment:  Joy, Peace, Truth,
Light, Life, Love, Real Happiness,
Communion with God, Forgiveness, Miracles, Healing, Power,
Eternity in Paradise , Contentment and much more!
(All ‘G’ rated, so bring your family and friends.)

R.S.V.P. Very Important!
He must know ahead so He can
reserve a spot for you at the table.
Also, He’s keeping a list of His friends for future
reference.  He calls it the ‘Lamb’s Book of Life.’

Party being given by His Kids (that’s us)!
Hope to see you there!  For those of you whom I will
see at the party, share this with someone today! 

‘a merry heart doeth good like a medicine’ Prov. 17:22

~Praise Be to God~

Every knee shall bow

Every tongue shall confess

Jesus Christ is Lord!

Aoly Allizabeth Borre’

    702.501.2001

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I Wish For You…

Today…I wish you a day of ordinary miracles- 
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A fresh pot of coffee you didn’t have to make yourself.

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An unexpected phone call from an old friend.

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Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.

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I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in…

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The fastest line at the grocery store.

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A good sing along song on the radio.

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The perfect parking space.


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Your keys right where you look.


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I wish you a day of happiness and perfection… little bite-size pieces of perfection
that give you the funny feeling that
SOMEONE is smiling on you, and  holding you so
gently because you are someone special and rare.

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I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.


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They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a
day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.


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Let the ones you love know that you’ll never forget them.


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It only take a moment.


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Take the time!


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You’ll be glad you did.

Worry

My longtime friend Marie sent this to me in an email and while I’m not 50 yet (sadly I’m getting close) I can totally relate so I’m posting it!  Enjoy!!!

 

Is there a magic cutoff period when offspring become accountable for their own actions?  Is there a wonderful moment when parents can become detached spectators in the lives of their children and shrug, ‘It’s their life,’ and feel nothing?

When I was in my twenties, I stood in a hospital Corridor waiting for doctors to put a few stitches in my daughter’s head.  I asked, ‘When do you stop worrying?’ The nurse said, ‘when they get out of the accident stage.’  My Dad just smiled faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my thirties, I sat on a little chair in a classroom and heard how one of my children talked incessantly, disrupted the class, and was headed for a career making license plates.  As if to read my mind, a teacher said, ‘Don’t worry, they all go through this stage and then you can sit back, relax and enjoy them.’  My dad just smiled faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my forties, I spent a lifetime waiting for the phone to ring, the cars to come home, the front door to open.  A friend said, ‘They’re trying to find themselves..  Don’t worry, in a few years, you can stop worrying.  They’ll be adults.’  My dad just smiled faintly and said nothing.

By the time I was 50, I was sick & tired of being vulnerable.  I was still worrying over my children, but there was a new wrinkle.  There was nothing I could do about it.  My Dad just smiled faintly and said nothing.  I continued to anguish over their failures, be tormented by their frustrations and absorbed in their disappointments.

My friends said that when my kids got married I could stop worrying and lead my own Life.  I wanted to believe that, but I was haunted by my dad’s warm smile and his occasional, ‘You look pale.  Are you all right?  Call me the minute you get home.  Are you depressed about something?’  Can it be that parents are sentenced to a lifetime of worry?  Is concern for one another handed down like a torch to blaze the trail of human frailties and the fears of the unknown?  Is concern a curse or is it a virtue that elevates us to the highest form of life?

One of my children became quite irritable recently, saying to me, ‘Where were you?  I’ve been calling for 3 days, and no one answered I was worried.’

I smiled a warm smile.

The torch has been passed.

No Bashing Please!

I don’t know about you, but I truly get upset when people try to use my blog as their platform to “bash” my posts, other people’s beliefs, or the comments some leave me.

I normally just delete these types of comments and don’t give them another thought.  Sometimes I reply to the sender to let them know I’ve deleted their comments and ask them to refrain from using my blog in that manner, but today I got a comment on a post from October 22nd, He Delights In Your Prosperity, a message from Joel Osteen, and I approved it because I felt a strong need to address their views.  Everyone has a right to their opinion, however it is my belief that when you profess to be called by God to deliver His message, you must be held to a higher degree of accountability.  I have always been told that you “don’t mess with God’s anointed”.  There is a way to  handle matters as delicate as “calling out” someone and I don’t believe using my blog is the way to do it.  To me that’s just a cheap and cheesy way to get attention – and that’s all I believe this attempt was, a way to get attention.  It’s funny that the comment was just made today, and the post is over 2 months old.  What about all the Joel Osteen messages I’ve posted?  Where were they then? Well, let me get off this soapbox, I don’t want to get rattled over something like this – it’s not worth the time and energy I’d expend.  So in closing I will simply say this, if you feel the need to use my blog to bash someone, you will be summarily DELETED.  If you are a repeat “offender” you will be marked as SPAM.  Have a  nice day!

Thank You God!

My dear friend Kathy sends  me all kinds of emails, some funny, some cutesy, some thought provoking and some like the one I’m posting below.  I think this is one of the nicest things she’s ever sent me and I want to share it with everyone that reads my bog.  I love this Kathy, thanks so much.

 

DEAR GOD:

I want to thank You for what you have already done. I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me; I am thanking you right now.. I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears ; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet; I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until I get promoted at work or until I get the job; I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain o r grief; I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed; I am thanking you right now. I am thanking you because I am alive. I am thanking you because I made it through the day’s difficulties. I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.

I’m thanking you because FATHER, YOU haven’t given up on me.

God is just so good, and he’s good all the time so continue to THANK HIM!!