Archive | January 2009

A Message From Logan

This was sent to me by a friend the other day and I just had a chance to open it up and watch it.  I can’t express in words just how much this affected me, but I knew right away this had to be shared.  When I went to YouTube to see if I could embed it from there I found the short version she sent to me along with a longer version.  I decided to post the longer version however you can see the edited version on Godtube or Youtube, or visit the CBN website for the entire phone conversation. 

As I am typing this, the words from another dear friend comes to my mind, “God is no respector of person, He will use anyone to spread His message”, and to that I say Amen, and Amen.  – Oh yeah, one more thing, this message comes with a tissue alert!!!  Take care and God bless you – Briggie ^i^

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Powerful Prayer – Just 21 Words

I belong to Christian Women Connected and have met some wonderful sisters in Christ who send messages of hope, encouragement and prayer and the other day this powerful prayer was in my inbox.  I wanted to share it with you, and prayerfully you will pass it along.  You can even substitute the word “house” with workplace, “family” with friends, “illnesses” with stress, “heal” with bless, and so on and so on…Take care and may God richly bless you…Briggie ^i^

JUST 21 WORDS (don’t count the repeated words!)

MY DEAR GOD,

WALK THROUGH MY HOUSE

AND TAKE AWAY ALL MY WORRIES AND ILLNESSES;

AND PLEASE WATCH OVER AND HEAL MY

FAMILY IN JESUS ‘ NAME. AMEN!

Jill Austin Is Home With Jesus

My friend Daniel sent this to me and while I am not familiar with Last Days Ministries, I was blessed by the article posted below by Jill Austin, “In The Hands of The Master Potter”, and felt led to share it with you.  Funny how God works, isn’t it?  Had Jill not passed away, I would not have been blessed with this article.  What the enemy meant for evil, God meant for good.  From what I have learned, Jill touched many lives while here on earth, and even in death, her ministry continues to reach us.  We pray for those that are affected by the loss of Jill, yet we rejoice in Jill’s homecoming.  Take care and God bless you.  – Briggie ^i^

 

 

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Jill Austin is Dancing with Jesus

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Dear Friends,

Our beloved Jill went to be with the Lord last night, naturally at 9:48 PM. Surrounded by those she loved. Thank you for standing with her in prayer.  I know God heard every prayer and I’m sure each one made her passage much easier.
Her body was unable to recover from the radical surgeries it took to try to save her earthly life. But Jill is now with her beloved Jesus — healed and fully alive with Him.
Please pray for Jill’s sister’s Judt and Joni and especially her sweet brother Johnny 50, who is mentally challenged and in a nursing home in KC.  Jill was his main link to the outside world.  Also for Jill’s dear friend and co-worker Linda Valen.  Linda has faithfully served Jill and Master Potter Ministries for over twenty years and was with Jill when the series of events leading to her passing began, and is dealing with funeral arrangements as I write.
I would appreciate your prayers too.

I’ve been asked by the International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC) to take a few minutes at their Forerunner Christian Fellowship (FCF) church services tomorrow — to share about my friend and her impact on my life.

Jill was such a dear longtime friend and I am deeply grieved, but I want to honor her and represent what her heart was all about — and there is so much that could be said. I need God’s help to do this so please pray for me to have His anointing. 
FCF streams free live Webcasts of their church services so you can watch if you want. Jill lived here for many years and was closely knit into the IHOP family… everyone is brokenhearted.  I know you will be encouraged by the worship and Mike Bickles always powerful message.
Sunday 8:30AM, 10:30AM and 6:00PM all CST
Free church webcasts are only available during the time of each service.
http://www.ihop.org
For more details regarding the circumstances of Jill’s passing you can click here to go to my blog.
We’ve included with this, a powerful article Jill wrote a few years back for the Last Days Magazine, which is now totally online. She was a mighty Warrior and Servant of God and we will miss her dearly.

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Thank you for Jill’s photo: Jonathan Van Antwerp
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In The Hands of the Master Potter
by Jill Austin

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…the Lord says to you. “There’s a price. Do you want My presence and My miracles? Do you want Me? There’s a price behind the anointing. You must be willing to take up your cross and follow Me.”
Now imagine you’re sitting in church singing the same songs and staring at the same walls when suddenly the room fills with the fragrance of Jesus. You turn to see some awesomely beautiful vessels of God enter the congregation. Their transparent glaze wondrously reflects the image of Jesus, and you immediately know they’ve been in the higher fires. They’ve paid an incredible price for the powerful anointing they carry.
In your spirit you can see Jesus walking up and down the aisles with wedding gowns on His arm. He’s saying, “I’m calling you to be My bride.”
“I’m calling you to come into the high fires to let My glory fall upon you, but it will cost you,” He says. “You’ll have to die to your reputation, your theology, and all your ‘religious formulas,’ You’ll have to let go of your fears and your control. Do you love Me enough to come, or will you be content to live in the back rows of the church?”
You sit and wonder what to do. Did those beautiful vessels follow Jesus into the high fires? Was that how they became so filled with His presence? You know you can decide to stop growing – some of your friends have even fallen away. The journey seems dangerous. It could cost you your life. But you know that Jesus said, “He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it.”(Matthew 10:39)
Let’s take a look at the journey each Christian must make. Click here to finish article.

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The U in Jesus

Deb, a dear sister in Christ whom I met through my blog, sent me this wonderful message and I want to share it with you.  Take care and God bless U!

 

 

 

The U in Jesus!

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Before U were thought of or time had begUn,
God stuck U in the name of His Son.
And each time U pray, you’ll see it’s trUe,
You can’t spell out JesUs and not inclUde U.
YoU‘re a pretty big part of His wonderful name,
For U, He was born; that’s why He came. jesus pic3
And His great love for U is the reason He died.
It even takes U to spell crUcified. 
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He rose from the dead, with U in His plan?
The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew,
and this word resUrrection is spelled with a U.
When JesUs left earth at His Upward ascension,
He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.
‘Go into the world and tell them it’s trUe
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That I love them all – JUst like I love U.’
So many great people are spelled with a U,
Don’t they have a right to know JesUs too?
It all depends now on what U will do,
He’d like them to know,
But it all starts with U.
Will YOU pass it on?

When Jesus died on the cross he was thinking of you! 


Holiday Mail for Heroes – Update

I just love it when I see comments from my readers, and this evening when I went into my blog (which sadly is the first time in several days) I found a thank you among my comments so I decided to put it into a post to share with everyone.  (it’s below in blue)   I wanted to share this “thank you” with everyone who helped make this holiday a little bit brighter by participating and even if you simply prayed for our soldiers, thank you.  May our Lord and Savior bless you and keep you in His care. – Briggie *i*

 

 

On behalf of my colleagues at Pitney Bowes ( http://www.pb.com ) and the American Red Cross ( http://www.redcross.org/ ), thank you for all of your support in helping to spread the word about the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program.

We would like you to know that we’ve not only reached the goal of delivering one million cards to US service members, veterans and military families, but we surpassed it! And it’s all because people like you and your blog readers who got involved. View the following video for more details and a personal message of thanks from all of us: http://blip.tv/file/1643672/.

We could not have done it without you.

My New Years Prayer For You

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As this year comes to a close, I wanted to say thank you to everyone that visits my site.  Thank you for your prayers and for lifting up those who have asked for prayer.

I have met some wonderful people through this blog and it has brought me much joy.

I know my posts are few and far between these past few months, and I want you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

As I sit here waiting for the clock to strike the midnight hour and January 1, 2009, I reflect on where I was a year ago and all that God has brought me through, and taken me to.

I pray that God blesses you and your loved ones with happiness, joy and health.  May He fill your storehouse to overflowing and may His peace surround you and keep you strong.  May you put God first and seek Him for all decisions you make this coming year.  May you hear His voice and walk in His will.  I pray that your relationship with Jesus grows stronger and deeper so that you know Him and the love He has for you.

In the mighty and precious name of Jesus, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, may you experience His love and joy as never before!

 

Happy New Year!

 

Briggie ^i^