Month: June 2009

Thank God…

This was sent to me by Victoria one of my E-Pals, and it is just so lovely and touching, I’d like to share it with you.

 

Look back and thank God.

Look forward and trust God.

Look around and serve God.

Look within and find God!

 

God closes doors no man can open and

God opens doors no name can close. If you

need God to open some doors for you, just

knock!

 

May God, Master and Creator of the

Universe give you peace, strength and wisdom

– God bless you, – Briggie ^i^

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

image

 

I received an email about an amazing woman named Irena Sendler (see below) from my friend Doris.  I wanted to know more about Irena, so I decided to do some web searching to look into the story further.  I came across a blog that has a wonderful post about Irena so click HERE to read about Irena and her amazing courage.  In a world where so many of us focus on our problems and woes, this woman gave no thought to self.  In my humble opinion, Irena truly did what Jesus commanded us to do, love others and look after His flock.  May God bless you

 

irena sender

About a year ago, there was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. 

She had an ‘ulterior motive’ ….  She KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews, (being German.) Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids.)

She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.  During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. 

She was caught,  and the Nazi s broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.  Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar,  buried under a tree in her back yard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family.  Most of course had been gassed.  Those kids she helped were placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize … She was not selected.  Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
LET’S SEND THIS ONE AROUND THE WORLD

GOD BLESS HER – May she rest in Peace.

II Chronicles 7:14 If My People Would Pray…

I am not sure who the original author of the email going around is, but I received this from my friend Daniel and decided I would like to post it (it’s in all caps – but I don’t think the author is screaming at anyone personally – maybe they are just screaming in general).  I am in total agreement that we must pray and lift up those in our government, regardless of our “political affiliation” and we must lift up our nation to God.  Please spread the word to all you can asking them to pray daily.  Take care and God bless you, and God bless America, in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen…Briggie ^i^

AFTER A DAY OF CONTEMPLATION AND SOUL SEARCHING, I HAVE DECIDED TO REACH OUT TO MY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES AND ASK YOU TO CONSIDER SOMETHING.  OUR NATION IS/HAS BEEN ON THE SLIPPERY SLOPE TO HELL FOR A LONG TIME.  

IF YOU LOOK AROUND YOU WILL FIND CORRUPTION, GREED, MORAL DECAY AND A STEADY MOVE AWAY FROM THE THINGS THAT MADE US GREAT.  THE PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH THIS NATION WAS FOUNDED ARE NO LONGER OUR BACKBONE.

HOWEVER, WE CAN REVERSE THIS TREND.  IN GOD’S WORD HE STATES,” IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS,
THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND HEAL THEIR LAND.” 

I AM CONVINCED THAT WE MUST PRAY FOR OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. SO I ASK YOU TO JOIN ME IN THIS PLEA TO OUR LORD.  

WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND THIS TO AT LEAST 25 PEOPLE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK, (SEND IT TO ALL OF THEM). ASK THEM TO PRAY EVERYDAY. 25 TO THE 5TH POWER IS 9,765,625 PEOPLE. IMAGINE IF EACH PERSON REACHES TEN OTHERS.  

IF YOU DO AND THEY COMPLY, WE WILL LIFT UP MILLIONS OF PRAYERS A DAY TO OUR CREATOR. HE WILL HEAR US AND IN FAITH WILL ANSWER. 

Let me just add a quote from Ronald Reagan:  “If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”   

I truly believe this is why the United States of America is in the shape we are in today.. Most people have forgotten that we are ONE NATION UNDER GOD! Let us as Christians stand up and remind people of this. ~ Have a Blessed Day!Please pray for our Nation…thanks.

Put On The Full Armor Of God

One reason I love the weekend is because I get to catch up on the things I recorded on the DVR and any email I got during the week, not to mention I can sleep in!!  Well, it’s Friday and I’m catching up on email and once again, Joel Osteen’s message hits home for me and of course I’m going to share what he has to say.  This is a message I’m sure you’ve heard before, but it bares repeating, especially when you commit to pray for someone.  You must pray over yourself before you pray for someone else and putting on the armor of God is a very important part of prayer.  Take a moment to read his message.  Take care and God bless you in Jesus’ mighty name.  – Briggie ^i^

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places(Ephesians 6:11-12, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

God has equipped us to stand and fight every battle we will face in life. The Bible tells us in Ephesians chapter 6 that we are to put on the whole armor of God—everything that He has equipped us with. The armor tells a lot about how we are to fight our battles. If you study the armor of God, you’ll find that it only mentions things that cover the front of us. It talks about wearing the breastplate of righteousness which covers our chest, our heart. It talks about having our loins girt about with truth; it tells us to put on the helmet of salvation, and to protect our steps with the shoes of peace. Then it mentions the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit.

But notice, interestingly enough, not one piece of that armor covers our back. Why is that? It’s because God never intended for us to be running from the enemy. If you’re running from adversity, then you’re leaving yourself wide open to the enemy. But if you’ll put on the whole armor of God and stand on His Word, you’ll move forward into the victory God has already prepared for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, thank You for equipping me to overcome every challenge and obstacle I will ever face in life. I choose to put on the whole armor so that I can stand in victory the way You intend. I bless You always. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Prayer Request – Tom Gibford

Hello prayer warriors, this prayer request was sent by Daniel on behalf of Tom Gibford.  I know the power of prayer and I ask that you join me in lifting Tom up to the Lord.  Father, in the name of Your precious Son, Jesus, we lift Tom up to You.  He asks that Your will be done in his life and for his healing, and we stand in agreement.  Jesus, Your blood flows through Tom bringing life and healing.  We bind the tumor on his spinal cord in the name of Jesus and declare it dissolved.  We bind the enemy and any hold or plans to keep Tom from doing the will of God and spreading Your message Father God.  We loose healing upon him and declare his spinal cord healed in the perfection You created it in.  Lord may Your peace be upon Tom and his family.  We claim these things in the mighty and precious name of Jesus, amen.

Angel 3Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightest of heavens, and those who turn many to righteousness will shine like stars forever and ever.

Carol asked for prayer for Tom Gibford.  While in San Francisco to attend a friend’s wedding, he experienced difficulty walking from the tumor on his spinal cord.  He had to fly to LA where he is to undergo radiation on his spine.  Tom is wanting the Lord’s will in this and we pray for his complete healing.  Please pass this on to those concerned.  Thank you.  We are with you Tom!
Cheryl Delhagen

Flowers

~Praise Be To God~

Jesus Is Coming! Are You Ready?

Every Knee Shall Bow

Every Tongue Shall Confess

Jesus Christ is Lord!

Aoly Allizabeth Borre’

702.501.2001

Fish 1

The Little Things In Life

My Mom sent this to me in an email and I wanted to share it with you.  Take care and God bless you,

Briggie ^i^

The L I T T L E ‘ Things~

As you might remember, the head of a company survived
9/11  because his son started kindergarten
.

Another fellow was alive because it was

His turn to bring donuts.


One woman was late because her

Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.


One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike

Because of an auto accident.


One of them

Missed his bus.


One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.


One’s

Car wouldn’t start.


One couldn’t

Get a taxi.


T
he one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work
But before he got there, he developed
a  blister on his foot.


He stopped at a drugstore
to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

flying butterfly

Now when I am

Stuck in traffic
,
Miss an elevator,

Turn back to answer a ringing telephone

All the little things that annoy me.
I think to myself,
This is exactly where

God wants me to be
At this very moment..

butterfly and flower
Next time your morning seems to be

Going wrong
,

The children are slow getting dressed,

You can’t seem to find the car keys,

You hit every traffic light,

Don’t get mad or frustrated;

It May be just that

God is at work watching over you.

big changing butterfly

May God continue to bless you
With all those annoying little things

And may you remember their possible purpose.

changing butterfly
Pass this on to someone else, if you’d like.
There is NO LUCK attached. If you don’t, it’s okay:

God’s Love Is Not Dependent On E-Mail or The Internet! 


flashing butterfly (that’s  the cool part)

butterfly A
M E N
kid with puppies

 

Prayer Request – Sebastian and Isela

Hello prayer warriors.  This request was sent to my friend Daniel and he has asked me to pass this on and lift this family up in prayer.  I know the God I serve and I know He has a plan and purpose for each of us. 

Father God, Jehovah Rophe, Creator of the Universe, You have this family in the palm of Your hand.  Touch Sebastian and heal him from cancer.  In the name of Jesus, I bind every disease, germ, virus and sickness in his body.  I bind cancer in the name of Jesus.  Lord, Your blood flows through him bring life and healing.  We speak healing to every cell, organ, tissue and bone marrow.  We loose the power of almighty God, Jehovah Rophe and speak healing to Sebastian’s body.  We speak peace over him and his family in the mighty and precious name of Jesus, amen. 

*******************************************************

This is the latest on my cousin, Sebastian Arrendondo.  He is only 3 years old and his mother Isela is pregnant.  I received this email from Sebastian’s grandmother this morning.  Please keep praying for both Sebastian and Isela.

WELL, SORRY TO SAY THAT SEBASTIAN HAS A HARDER ROAD TO RECOVERY THAN WE THOUGHT. HIS SURVIVAL AND CURE RATE WENT FROM 92% DOWN TO 75% AND IS CONSIDERED TO BE IN A HIGHER RISK CATAGORY NOW.

THEY FOUND MORE CANCER CELLS IN HIS BONE MARROW AFTER MONDAY’S TREATMENT.

HE WILL HAVE TO GO ON A MORE AGRESSIVE TREATMENT PLAN THAN WE THOUGHT.

THURSDAY THEY ARE RUNNING TESTS ON HIS HEART AND THEY ARE GIVING HIM ANOTHER CHEMO TREATMENT ON FRIDAY.THE NEW MEDS COULD AFFECT HIS HEART SO PLEASE–PLEASE  ASK EVERYONE YOU TALK TO TO PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

ISELA’S IN HER 20TH WEEK OF PREGNANCY, I BELIEVE ,  AND, AS YOU CAN EXPECT, IS UNDER SO MUCH STRESS W/ SEBASTIAN. I CAN ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THE NEW BABY DOESN’T  FEEL ALL THE STRESS HIS MOTHER IS UNDER.

MARISELA’S IS FEELING IT TOO AND HAS A LOT OF FEARS ABOUT HER LITTLE BROTHER BEING SICK.

JUST KEEP THOSE PRAYERS COMING AND GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES…………….

A Prayer Worth Sharing

I received this in an email from my dear friend Marie.  While I dislike emails that come saying to pass along to X number of friends, I love sharing a good message or prayer.  I found this prayer to be so simple and sweet yet so powerful that I wanted to share it with you.  Take care and may God, the Creator and Master of the universe bless you and keep you in His care.

Love in Christ Yeshua,

Briggie ^i^

quiet time

Be  Still
This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive.
There is no cost but a lot of  rewards.
Let’s always pray for one another.

The  prayer:

Father,

Thank You for each and every day You have blessed us here on earth.  Thank You for Your tender mercies.  Thank You for giving us friends and family to share these Internet joys with.  I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those I care deeply for who are reading this right now.  Where there is joy, give them continued joy, Where there is pain,  give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a  renewed confidence. Where there is need, fulfill their needs. Bless  their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings

In Jesus’ name, Amen.