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The First Day of Spring! New Beginnings, New Birth

The First Day of Spring! New Beginnings, New Birth

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Isaiah 43 Today is the first day of spring! I love spring and all the visual proof that we have that things can change. That they will change. That out of what was frozen and dead new life, new colors, new beginnings will emerge. If you live in the south or a warmer climate like I do the daffodils are already blooming and the smell of spring has already hit the air. It is absolutely motivating. I’m even going to start ANOTHER workout regimen (soon, come on now baby steps) hopefully I stick to it this time. This time of year is my favorite, even before summer. Metaphorically speaking I love that there is a season of tenderness before the sun gets so hot that the flowers yearn and thirst for water before they are scorched by the beautiful hot radiant sun . A season where they are all
Open Letter to Pastor Holt and Royal Missionary Church from a Disheartened Member (Please read)

Open Letter to Pastor Holt and Royal Missionary Church from a Disheartened Member (Please read)

Royal Missionary Baptist Church, Scripture, Thoughts
Pastor Holt: I hope you receive this letter in the Spirit that it was sent. While I am aware that you might or might not be aware of this situation I was brought up that the Pastor of the church is the under-shepherd and the needs and doing of his flock are at the end of the day his responsibility. In having that understanding I feel it imperative to address you in this letter. In addition I have been trying to be more open in my own life. I feel that pride will sometimes keep you quiet and that often times we are quiet through the test when we should be talking either to uplift another or just to let them know they are not alone. Perhaps even to avail ourselves to the Lord's blessings. On Friday you posted the following on your Facebook page "DEEP FRIDAY: God will always send somebody in...
Thought For The Day: What You Water Will Grow – Matthew 13

Thought For The Day: What You Water Will Grow – Matthew 13

Relationships, Thoughts
For the last two or three years I have tried my hand at gardening. While I admittedly am not very good at it. I like the idea of planting a seedling into the ground with the children and watching it change over time. Now another point of truth, I get far more excited about this than my children. Maybe if I were more successful they would be more enthusiastic. However here is the Golden Nugget that you each need to take away about life. WHAT YOU WATER WILL GROW SO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHAT IS GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN. I have a few planters in my yard from years of attempts at gardening. This year my succulents are doing pretty good. However in the white planter where I try to plant some kind of vegetable there seems to be something that wants to sprout life. Now this planter has b...
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...

Question of The Day – What If God Had Your Attitude? Ephesians 4:29-32

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What condition would we be in if God had the attitude toward us that we have toward people? Watch your mouth! Words are containers of Power. ~Joyce Meyers Ephesians 4 29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear. 30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ forgave you.

Thought For The Day – The Importance of being JUDGMENTAL by Rubel Shelly

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I received this in my email today and thought that it lended a certain amount of clarity on "The Importance of Being Judgmental" — Daily Heartlight for 01/10/2014 Written by Rubel Shelly I know. I know. Nobody is supposed to be "judgmental." It is the cardinal sin of Christians. And it is the response we get from non-Christians about every nod we make in the direction of hinting that some things are right — and others wrong. Especially with reference to the latter, we are reminded that judging is wrong. Other than the obvious contradiction in saying "Judging is wrong" — which is, of course, a judgment itself — it simply makes no sense to make an unqualified statement of that sort. We make judgments every day about drinking water, over rat poison, stopping at school crossings rather t

“How to Lead” — WJD! for 10/28/2013

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I get daily emails from various writers from Joseph Prince to Phil Ware and when there is something that I read that tugs at the good ole heart strings, I like to share it with you. Hope you all enjoy. Be Blessed, RiverAngel42 "The person that serves you like a servant is the greatest person among you. Every person that makes himself better than other people will be made humble. Every person that makes himself humble will be made great." — Matthew 23:11-12 (ERV) Key Thought: Humility is a greatly under-emphasized quality among humans. We don't know what it means. We don't know how to appreciate it. We don't know how to do it. And we're not all that sure we want to have it. Culturally we're much more drawn to the energetic, dynamic, charismatic, crowd-drawing leader. That's who gets

“Disregard for the Servants!” — By Phil Ware

Bible Study, Thoughts
"Listen to this story: There was a man that owned a vineyard. He put a wall around the field and dug a hole for a wine press. Then the man built a tower. He leased the land to some farmers. Then he left for a trip. Later, it was time for the grapes to be picked. So the man sent his servants to the farmers to get his share of the grapes. "But the farmers grabbed the servants and beat one. They killed another one and then killed a third servant with rocks. So the man sent some other servants to the farmers. The man sent more servants than he sent the first time. But the farmers did the same thing to the servants that they did the first time." — Matthew 21:33-36 (ERV) Key Thought: One of the primary designations of God's prophets in the Old Testament was the phrase "my servants the prophets