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And God Said

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And God Said.... I said, "God, I hurt." And God said, I know." I said, "God, I cry a lot." And God said, "That is why I gave you tears." I said, "God, I am so depressed." And God said, "That is why I gave you Sunshine." I said, "God, life is so hard." And God said, "That is why I gave you loved ones." I said, "God, my loved one died." And God said, "So did mine." I said, "God, it is such a loss." And God said, I saw mine nailed to a cross." I said, "God, but your loved one lives." And God said, "So does yours." I said, "God, where are they now?" And God said, "Mine is on My right and yours is in the Light." I said, "God, it hurts." And God said, I know."
No Talking During the Test!

No Talking During the Test!

RiverAngel42, Thoughts
So many times many of us have suffered in silent. Praying and waiting faithfully and sometimes in anguish and pain yet we are silent. We adopt the slogan "God turned my test into a testimony" (slogan because it is not in the Bible) yet we carry on the lesson of No talking During the Test while we are going through it. How Biblical in principle is this. The Bible instructs us to be a comfort, counsel and help to one another. Yet how can I do this if you sit next to me consistently in silence? You are doing a disservice not only to yourself by shutting out a potential blessing, but you may infact be doing unjust harm to me in my charge to serve you. Not to mention we all praise once we have come out of the other side however sometimes the hardship is the story I can relate to, the p...

Thought for the Day: Let Your Yes Be Yes

RiverAngel42, Thoughts
There are many times when talking with another person we tell them, "Yes we will do..." and times when we say "No, we will not do...". However, how many times do you find yourself reneging on your word? Sometimes we do it unintentionally yet other times we make it point to do exactly the opposite of what we have agreed. We try to justify it by saying well this person told me x,y and z and did the opposite so I am getting them back. That might be well and good but you should also be aware that not only are you telling a lie but that you are also going against God's word. The Bible states in James 5:12 12Above all, my brothers, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned. When you enter into an agreement

Thought For The Day: God On My Mind and Being Prepared

RiverAngel42, Thoughts
Last night I had an interesting rest. While I slept well, thoughts that I had that evening made their way into my dreams. Now I am a person who dreams often and feel that I have begun to be able to discern when my dreams are messages vs. thoughts that manifest themselves into dreams. These were thoughts into dreams. With that being said this morning when I woke I determined that I wasn't going to go back to bed. I got my coffee and sat at my computer to begin to search for information to post on Fellowship. I thought for a while about ideas I could write about and then my morning went in another direction. I opened up my Facebook page and Twitter account and began to post the following to friends and family: "Good Morning and God Bless. Have a beautiful day and when obstacles come to dist...

Thought For The Day: Mighty Man/Woman Of God

Bible Study, RiverAngel42, Thoughts
Often times I hear people speak of their Pastors/Apostles/Bishops etc. and say, "He/She is a mighty person of God". They then go on to tell of the wonderful things that he/she has done. As if this person has performed these miracles and wonders of their own power. When doing so do not let the praise and wonder rest on them as if God granted them the ability to be God on earth. Last time I checked the only person sent here to be God in human form was Jesus (Even He gave praises to His Father). So when we speak of our church leaders, keep this in mind. We serve a jealous God! He does not like it when our praises stop on Man! He has equipped these people to do the things He wants them to do and will equip you to perform your own miracles and wonders when you position yourself to be in ...
You Don’t Have To Fight! You Don’t Have To Fight!

You Don’t Have To Fight! You Don’t Have To Fight!

RiverAngel42
Thank God for letting me see this today! Not that I am in a fighting mood or anything, It just served as a good reminder that we really don't have to fight. It seems that so many times our first reaction is to react to whatever force is opposing us. However, is this the solution? Be it arguing, being contentious, worrying, getting stressed, frustrated, depressed or whatever. In that moment, in that instance are we saying: God, I don't trust you? For me, what I have noticed over the past few years is that anger, fighting, stubbornness can be the simplest tool the devil can use against us. It by definition can cause those of us who are supposed to be together to separate to become combative with one another and be the most unproductive. However, what if we went into our differences...
Question of the Day: Do You Know the Origins of Ash Wednesday

Question of the Day: Do You Know the Origins of Ash Wednesday

Apologetics, Christian Fellowship, RiverAngel42, Thoughts, Where Is It Wednesday
Tomorrow is the day that most of us know as Ash Wednesday. However while many of us know what the day is called, and that it marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. where did this custom come from? Last night I was doing a little resaerch to get the proper answer to this very question. I wanted to know because my intention was to put up an Ash Wednesday post for the children, however after dong just a little research I thought it be best for me to have a deeper understanding first. So I ask you, do you know why many people have ashes put on their heads? Where the custom came from and if it is or is not Biblical in nature? Here are two pieces of information that I found. Piece Number 1: From bibleinfo.com a Seventh Day Adventist site No. Ash Wednesday is actually of pagan origin...

A Boy, A Blanket and A Gift

Children, Christmas Fellowship, RiverAngel42, Thoughts
By RiverAngel42 This story is about a little boy named Nigel.  Nigel lives in a small town with his Parents, Grandparents and other siblings. He is the youngest of his siblings and is often said to be "high spirited". While he has a good heart and knows right from wrong sometimes he gets a little excited and finds himself in a tad bit of trouble (of course you wouldn't know what that was like). One Christmas, as Nigel and his family were opening their presents, he noticed a package wrapped in brown paper stuffed way behind the tree.  The present had his name on it, however he did not know who the present was from.  So Nigel gave the package a shake, no sound.  He gave the package a squeeze, it was lumpy. Now he was totally confused as he had already received all the toys and clothes he cou
Question of the Day: Again I Ask, Why Shouldn't My Children Sit With Me In Church?

Question of the Day: Again I Ask, Why Shouldn't My Children Sit With Me In Church?

Christian News, Events, RiverAngel42, Thoughts
Ok so recent on goings in the media have me re-visiting a topic that I broached earlier in the year. That was the idea of Churches urging parents, and some demanding, that children be separated from their families during church services. Well with the death of 3 yr. old Serenity and the sexual abuse several young children suffered at the hands of a person (allegedly Jerry Sandusky) with whom they should have been safe . I want to bring the subject up again. The sad truth of the matter is that there are very few places and very few people that you can actually leave your children around. Sad to say it but the Church is full of broken people seeking restoration. I say this as a word of caution. While your children might not sit still and you might have to tiptoe out of service for a lit...
A Letter To My Grandmother (Lessons on being a Christian Woman)

A Letter To My Grandmother (Lessons on being a Christian Woman)

Children, Christian Fellowship, Christian Teens, RiverAngel42, Thoughts
This Sunday the church I grew up in is honoring my Grandmother for almost 50 years of service. My Grandfather was the Pastor until his passing, and at 83 years old this is the first time they have honored her is such a way. I couldn't be there with her but I sent this letter to her. Thought I would share it with the world. "Like" this letter if you have/had a Gramma like this! If you did and can do so, please tell her. I'm sure it will mean a lot to her! Dear Gramma: I wish that the family and I could be there to share with you your moment of appreciation. However since we could not, I wanted to share with you a few words from my heart. I want to say thank you for showing me what the heart of a Christian woman should look like. Many people will tell you how you should act and what you sho...