Friday, August 17Proclamation: 1 John 1:3 (NIV) We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

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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!

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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 pain...

A Boy, A Blanket and A Gift

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

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

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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 yo...
Mmm Mmm Mmm I Look Good!

Mmm Mmm Mmm I Look Good!

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Take your phone, your scrapbook, photo albums and find that one picture of yourself. You know the one that you took that day when your hair was just right. Or the one when your smile and everything else was perfect. The sun was shining on the green tree in front of your house, giving just the right amount of light and shade to make you look like a model. Or the one that one day last year when you were getting ready to go out for a while and you had that outfit on, you know the one, the one that everybody that passed you on the street said was Dy-no-mite. Take a good look at that picture, feel good about yourself and brace yourself for what is next. No matter how good you look in that picture. No matter how perfect the lens captured your outer beauty. On the inside you are broken. ...
Testimony: God’s Hand Shopping Cart Accident (Warning to Parents)

Testimony: God’s Hand Shopping Cart Accident (Warning to Parents)

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I’m posting this as a warning to all parents, guardians even babysitters so that you might avoid the incident I encountered on Saturday. I know that some of you will read this and feel as though the event was my fault and to be honest because she was in my care you are correct. I know there are others who might have had the same thing happen or something similar and that you will understand the guilt, hurt and frustration that I feel and you to are correct. However I feel that if this tool we know as blogging should be used for anything, giving you warning that you should take heed to is one of them. Please, no matter how many children you have with you, whether you are getting one thing or 20, never place your infant and their carrier in the top part of the shopping cart. This weekend m

Question of the Day- What’s On Your Playlist?

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Many of us are moved by music. It calms us when we are upset, we use it for comfort during a difficult times and there are some of us who use it while we work out. So tell me, so I can expand my repertoire, what's currently on your playlist?The great thing is that the song titles you put on here might be the lyrical blessing that another reader needs. Also don't be shy if you agree with a reader's choice be sure to let them know. Be Blessed and let's have some fun, RiverAngel42 PS Be sure to check out our free download section and get some great gospel music for free!

Where Is It Wednesday? The Woman and the Well

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Ok Everybody, got your Bible Brain going? Here is your question for this weeks Where Is It Wednesday. By the way those who answered last week rocked, almost everyone got it right. So here we go and remember this is an off the head quiz not open bible :). Be Blessed and remember to Smile God really loves you! RiverAngel42 In the scripture regarding the Woman and the Well, what was the name of the city of Samaria where the well stood? Hebron Sychar Judah Jerusalem No Peaking!

Question of the Day- Does Size Matter?

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In today's society with new churches springing up like Daffodils in March, does the size of the congregation really matter? I have met several pastors who are just beginning their ministries and part of their conversation always comes to "Well we just started so we only have 15 members". At times I want to reply you see that church over there with the three services, they only have 15 MEMBERS/Workers as well. However, how do you feel. When you go to church on Sunday do you look around and judge how good service was based on how many people are there? Does it seem like the spirit didn't show if the congregation was too crowded? If a church had sound doctrine and good leadership but not enough members for all the boards (Mother, Deacon, Usher etc) Would you still attend? DO you feel more...

Where Is It Wednesday Answer: John 1

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Well done family! The correct answer was given! Here is John 1 where the well known verse "In the beginning was the word, and the word was God" can be found. Hopefully there was no peaking:) Be Blessed RiverAngel42 The Word Became Flesh 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understooda it. 6There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the ligh...