Archive | 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^

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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

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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

 

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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.