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Healing Hands!!

Hey Neighbor,

I was flipping through the channels the other night, when I saw a young couple sitting together in their doctor’s office holding their little baby and the doctor sitting with them preparing them for horrific news in regards to the fate of their little baby, who had been rejecting food of any type including formula. The parents were extremely concerned and had requested that the doctor quickly run every test possible to find out why and treat the baby. Unfortunately the doctor had discovered that the problem was that the baby had a rare liver enzyme that was not treatable. He was sitting there with the couple in his office trying to figure out how to tell this young couple to take their baby home to die. This was during the Christmas holidays, so the couple had decided to wait to tell the other family members about the tragic findings until after Christmas. Now on Christmas evening, the baby’s uncle was awakened by a voice that told him to get up and go to his brother’s house to lay hands on the baby’s stomach and pray for that baby. Long Story Short….he was obedient! He had gotten out of bed, gotten dressed and surprised his brother and sister-in-law with his late evening visit, asking to spend some time alone with his niece. They agreed and he held the baby, sang to the baby, and finally laid her down on the couch. He then placed his hands on her little stomach and prayed for her to be able to eat and for insides to function properly. It wasn’t until the next morning when the wife screamed out for the husband that he found his wife and baby in the nursery together and their baby girl was nursing. God had sent this man to pray for this sweet child, he was obedient and God had healed her. Wow!! But what happens if God awakens you with directions to go and pray for the most treacherous, heartless person that you know of?? Will you be obedient?? Do you think that you could actually leave your home, enter that persons door who you despise passionately, and lay hands on him and pray for healing and blessings?

Well let’s take a look at Ananias…a man who was called to do just so…He was instructed by God to go and pray for Mr. Persecutor, himself- Saul of Tarsus!!

In our next Lesson, We will look at Acts 9:1-22 To Learn more about This Persecutor of Saints and the Disciple called to Lay healing hands on such a sinner.

Thanks for Stopping By,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

 

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I WILL MISS YOU, MOTHER!!

Isaiah 61:10

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness.

Hey Neighbor,

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I lost my Beloved Mother, Tangee Sherree Horton on last Monday, February 27th. She past away quietly in her home with a smile on her face…accompanied by the Angels!!
When I last saw her in January, we had a lovely visit together. We had spoken on the phone several times since my brother had passed away in February of 2015, but she had a tendency to become reclusive at times, shutting herself away during times of trouble.
Anyway…we stood out in the brisk air….where we hugged and we cried. I told her I loved her and that I missed her. I told her that I didn’t want to be separated from her, nor did I want anyone to keep us separated anymore…and she agreed!

She warmed my heart when she called me beautiful…I told her it was because when I see my reflection…I see You!! We ate lunch together and shared photos. She got a chance to hear her granddaughter sing (phone video) and she was wowed by Alexandria’s voice.
As she listened to Allie’s song, She looked up from the video, smiling and she said, There’s nothing like family!!
My mother was a very solemn, private woman…she was never around many people, other than the family that she loved so much, but for many years she was saddened and troubled by the loss of her most precious loved ones.
She had missed and mourned her Madear
She mourned her Dad, Thel
She mourned her Beloved Grandmother, Lollie C.
She mourned her darling husband and our dad, Hubert
She mourned her brother, Brantley.
And finally, She was left to mourn her only Son, Hubert the III, but today we praise God because there are no more tears for her to shed. She’s not in this box…She’s Free!!
Free of the Trouble’s of this ol’ World!!

And Our Father God has received her into heaven…where Jesus Has clothed her with the reward of salvation and robed her in His righteousness.
And for that I cry…Hallelujah!!

Thanks So Much for Stopping By!!

‘Till Next Time, Remember…

God Loves You And So Do I!!

-Tam

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Can’t Sleep…Read the Psalms!!

-I am weary with my groaning; all night I soak my pillow with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye grows dim because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies
(Psalms 6:6)

Hey Neighbor,

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Did you know that David wrote most of the 150 Psalms? This was his mental/emotional therapy as he suffered through the greatest trials of his life. Read Psalms 6:6 above again….

Here David describes his own experience with insomnia and great mourning. Notice that he describes a night, devoid of sleep. I can imagine that his eyes were red and heavy with bags underneath because he tells us that he has been awake all night crying intensely. Of course his pillow is not literally soaked, nor his bed flooded, but David wants us to know that he has had a long, tear-filled night, crying out to God for fear of his enemies.

Well, like David, I needed some mental/emotional therapy also, because I’ve been battling some health issues and I’ve found myself struggling with my own bouts of insomnia…For hours and hours, through what seemed like endless night after endless night, My mind would just race like crazy with thoughts of impending doom, until I finally decided to take the Holy Spirit’s advice to calm myself, during my long worry-filled nights with a Psalm to Lord, so I wrote my own psalm….After all, a psalm is simply a poem, only it was written to be sung to the Lord as a hymn. It is a poem that reveals the emotional intensity of someone’s personal experience with suffering and/or sometimes celebration…We’ll, I certainly would have rathered be awake at 3am celebrating, but unfortunately, my experience was that of suffering…Here’s my Psalm!!
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Your life for mine, the ghost You gave
and my wretched sins, yes You forgave
So that the windows of my soul might see your face,
‘Til then I abide in that secret place
Awaiting the day my eyes behold Your Light,
sitting next to my Father- just there at His right
Grasping tightly to Your word, Lord I still stand
Praying for the mercy of your healing hand
Though sudden death lurks all about
And it’s hard for me to silence the doubt
I’ve questioned your will because of my fear
Still believing You know me and my prayers You still hear
I know it’s Not long before Your Love is revealed
And I’ll will shout to the world,
YES, I am healed!!!

I hope that you were comforted by my Psalm and that it re-stimulates your confidence in God and reminds You that He is still with You, even in your time of trouble…when His voice seems silent and when it seems His face cannot be found…He wants Us to lay our worries and concerns upon Him…not within Ourselves…lest anxiety take root in Our lives.

So, Remember This…As I am also reminded by the Holy Spirit!!
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-You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ – eternal and glorious plans they are! – will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does!!
(1 Peter 5:8)

And Remember This Also….

God Loves You and So Do I!!
-Tam

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Jesus Has A Warrant Out For Your Salvation!!

-Or what woman, having ten [silver] drachmas [each one equal to a day’s wages], if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and look carefully and diligently until she finds it-
(Luke 15:8)

Hey Neighbor,

 

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Jesus was an Awesome Story Teller….

In Luke 15:8-10, He Tells a Parable about a woman who had lost a coin…Well this woman had obviously misplaced one of her silver coins and had begun to despair over it. Now when she realized that one of the coins was missing, it must have been in the evening time, because scripture tells us that she needed light…so she lit a lantern.

You see…this woman couldn’t rest because she needed to locate the thing that she had lost…and she needed the light to help her navigate her way through the maze of furniture, in the darkness.

So She began to clean her house…Can you picture her sweeping the dirt floor, bending down to look underneath the furniture and peering behind the doors, emptying baskets, and wiping the dust from the tables. We don’t know how long the woman searched…but it is quite possible that she was up all night…she was steadfast and determined to spot out her lost coin of silver…when suddenly, her eyes finally noticed the sparkle of the coin, reflected by the light. She had found it!!…and what did she do??

She ran to her neighbors houses, awaking them…to share the Good News, so that they might come to celebrate this joyous occasion!!

-And when she has found it, she summons her [women] friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the silver coin which I had lost-
(Luke 15:9)

The thing that was lost..was now found!!

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So what’s so significant about this story??

Well Jesus has been looking for You…He has been shining His Light of Salvation out for You!!

Stop Running!!

Stop Hiding!!

Let Him Find You!!

And Let His Love come upon you…

because No matter what you’ve done in the past…

…and no matter how long you’ve been running from Him…

Jesus Still Wants You!!

Let His Holy Spirit come in and Clean-Up Your Spiritual House – From top to bottom – From the inside out!!

Receive Jesus Today – Pray This Prayer:
I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He took on ALL of my sins on the Cross at Calvary and died in my place.

Jesus, I welcome you into my heart and want You to be the Lord of my Life. I believe that today I have received Your Holy Spirit, as a security deposit as a guarantee of My Salvation!!

Jesus, Thank You for Saving Me!!

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If You Just prayed this prayer…Guess What??

You Are Saved!!

And….Now there is a celebration going on in heaven!!

And…This Party is Just For You!!!

So Go!!…Run and Tell Your Neighbors that You have been Saved…and invite them to Your Salvation Party!!

Guess What…Jesus Will Be There!!

-Even so, I tell you, there is joy among and in the presence of the angels of God over one [especially] wicked person who repents (changes his mind for the better, heartily amending his ways, with abhorrence of his past sins-
(Luke 15:10)

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Today’s message is particularly directed to those that have not Yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Personal Savior. Share This Good News about Christ By Forwarding this Message to Someone You Love Who needs Jesus!!

Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam
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How To Get EVERYTHING You Want!!

-Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me.-

(Revelation 3:20)

 

Hey Neighbor,

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My 5 year old son, Hubie has a habit of yelling at our 14 year old daughter, Allie…in total rebellion to her attempts to redirect him.

He Screams…

“Allie!!  I can have WHATEVER I WANT!!”

Wow!!

Listen to the cry of the flesh!!

I know You hear it too!!

…those ear-shattering screams…coming from within Your soul…Crying Out,

“Give me EVERYTHING I want!!”

Give Me chocolate…

Buy me shoes…

Satisfy my sexual cravings…etc, etc…

Give me Everything I want!!!

But Why So Loud??

Well, The Flesh is attempting to drown out the humble cries of the Holy Spirit…Who is gently attempting to redirect Us…and get Us back on the right track with God.

He reminds Us that overindulging in chocolate will only make Us fat…

And those shoes will make Our ‘dogs bark’…

And sex- outside of marriage – will make Us itch and burn!!

Lol!!

The Holy Spirit is right there…gently urging Us to set Our sights on something greater than that which this world can offer…on those things that give Us eternal fulfillment…and on Someone Who can fill Our hearts with all that we thought was missing…and more!!

See Neighbor…Your heart does not have a hole shaped like a Hershey’s bar…nor does it have a shoe-shaped hole…and no style of sex can penetrate this hole. Lol!!

Why??

Because this hole that We all have been foolishly trying to fill is a ‘Jesus-Shaped Hole.’…and only Jesus can come inside to fill it…Perfectly!!

Behold…Jesus is standing at the door of Your heart, knocking….

Welcome Him In and Give Him first place in your life..Let His Holy Spirit Lead, Guide, and Direct You into All Truth…and Teach You to set Your sights on an Eternal life with Jesus in Heaven…

Where Ultimately…

You Will Have EVERYTHING That You Want!!

-Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need-
(Matthew 6:33)

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Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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How Do You Handle Offense??

-Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. For man’s anger does not promote the righteousness God [wishes and requires-
(James 1:19)

Hey Neighbor,

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In our last lesson, ‘God Will Provide the Ram,’ we looked at how David learned to practice spiritual restraint and self-control, as he sowed mercy…instead of hostility and violence upon a young Egyptian, who had attacked his family.

Now David had not been merciful to this young man because it was instinctive for him to behave that way…Nope!!

That’s Was Not David’s Nature!!

‘Merciful’ would not have been a word that David’s former enemies would have used to describe him

You see… Typically, David didn’t ‘take no mess!!’ He did not tolerate any abuse against the Lord’s anointed, nor did he bear insults nor offense well…at all!!

Listen to the words that David spoke after a foolish Nabal railed insults at Him in 1 Samuel, Chapter 25…

-And David said to his men, “Every man strap on his sword!”…-

You see…David’s instinctive nature was to run you through with the sword FIRST…and THEN mourn his bad behavior later. LOL!!

David was like a ticking time bomb…and Nabal had ticked him off!!

Now David swore that he was going to kill every man in Nabal’s camp before the sun came up!!
But because the Spirit of the Lord was with him…changing him, transforming him, and teaching him self-control, David practiced self restraint and therefore…he spared Nabal’s life and the lives of his men.

David later acknowledged that…’if it had not been For God’…He would have done all that he had sworn to do to Nabal and More.

These were the words that he spoke to Abigail, Nabal’s wife, Who had come to David pleading for mercy upon her foolish husband in 1 Samuel 25:34

-For as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, Who has prevented me from hurting you, if you had not hurried and come to meet me, surely by morning there would not have been left so much as one male (belonging) to Nabal-

You see…It was the Spirit of the Lord that had prevented David from Behaving rashly, in the heat of anger…God kept him from Killing Nabal, and all his men, and from taking their women and children as captives.

See God was changing David’s hot tempered, hasty nature…teaching him how to listen, think, and speak…and also how to behave sensibly, when offense comes.

How well do You handle offense??

Are You cooperating with The Holy Spirit, as He is gently attempting to change your behavior??

-But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge-

(Galatians 5:23)

See Neighbor, when We begin to cooperate with The Holy Spirit, He can transform our lives and teach Us self-control.

He will teach Us how to be meek and humble, and when offense comes, He will be with Us…preventing Us from snapping out and acting a fool…and regretting it later.

So Let The Lord fight Your Battles…He will both protect and avenge you…If You will Exercise Self Control…Being Slow To Anger and Slow to Speak!!

And…Because David suffered Nabal’s offensive words without avenging himself….The Lord did Avenge David and Gave him his enemy’s widow.

Widow??

Yep!! Nabal suffered a stroke and died just 10 days afterwards…And David sent for the beautiful Abigail, who agreed to become David’s wife.

-Good sense makes one slow to anger,
and it is his glory to overlook an offense-

(Proverbs 19:11)

Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,
God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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God Will Provide the Ram!!

 -Then Abraham looked up and glanced around, and behold, behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up for a burnt offering and an ascending sacrifice instead of his son-

(Genesis 22:13)

 

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God Is So Awesome!!

Look at how He bestows mercy upon Us when We decide to Just believe God and Go-On with Him…

We’ve been reading 1 Samuel Chapter 30 and in verse 11, David’s men ran into a young man, lying in the fields…deathly ill.

Who was he??… Just some Egyptian fellow of no importance…probably just a slave, but David’s men decided to take the young man to David, who instructed them to feed and care for him. Now after this young Man had eaten and had regained his strength, David, concerned about the young man’s welfare inquired about his master.

The young man began to tell David the story of how his master, who was an Amalakite, had abandoned him after he fell sick three days before. He went on to add that his master and his troop had recently attacked and raided several of the Israelite and Philistine camps, including Ziklag, which they had burned.

So Look! This young man was a member of the very same troop that David and his men were seeking out to avenge their families!! I can imagine that at this point…both of David’s ears were tingling…this young man was one of the raiders who had invaded his home and snatched away his wives and children…and now… here David was feeding this wretched fellow and restoring life to his spirit!!

Wow!!

Now, if You know anything about King David, You will know that when an individual comes to David bearing bad news and acknowledging that he had participated in such evil acts against God’s people, David was quick to have one of his men to fall upon that man with the sword…but here we see David practicing restraint…spiritual restraint from the Holy Spirit that was upon him…and he chose to spare this Young man’s life.

David realized that God had strategically placed this young man in the field and he was David’s ram in the thicket. God had provided David with an inside scoop, someone to help him navigate his way to uncover the raiders secret location and to find his family. God had used this young man’s illness and thus his abandonment by his master, to create an enmity between the slave and his Amalakite master, but to also establish an affection for David and his men, who had fed him when he was at death’s doorstep. In his appreciation, the young Egyptian agreed to disclose the location of the raider’s camp to David and lead him directly to the troop.

Now…The Bible tells Us that David was a ‘man after God’s own heart!’ Although David was still distraught over his family, he chose to look past his own pain…and took the time to serve a starving slave…Not realizing that The Lord had miraculously planted this young man in the field to fulfill His promise to David…That he would Recover ALL!!

When David and his men reached the Amalekite camp…there they were…the wicked raiders partying and celebrating because of all the spoil that they had taken. David and his mighty man defeated the Amalekites and regained and reclaimed all that their enemies had stolen . The Lord had given the Amalekites into their hands, just as He had promised and David and his men walked out with ALL that had been stolen…not missing a woman…and not missing a child!!

Look at that…David sowed mercy…by feeding this sick slave…and sparing the life of his young enemy and setting him free from his captivity and therefore…David reaped mercy…God had spared his loved ones lives, freeing them from their captivity, and reuniting his family.

God is Pretty Awesome!!

 -So Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide – (Genesis 22:14)

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God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam
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Slay Your Giants with the Sword of the Spirit!!

-For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,-
(2 Corinthians 10:4)

Hey Neighbor,

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As I was reading through 1 Samuel chapter 17 this morning, I was particularly taken in by verses 49-51. It just reminds me again that the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but spiritual!! When we use God’s word against our enemies, we are able to slay our dragons…and just like Goliath,…The Bigger they are, the Harder they Fall!!

So often when We have heard the story of how David defeated the giant Goliath, We have been lead to believe that David killed Goliath with only a slingshot and a stone, but when We read verse 49, scripture tells Us that after that stone sank into Goliath’s forehead, Goliath just fell on his face….verse 51 goes on to tell Us that Goliath was not killed until David drew the sword to cut off his head…

So what does that mean to You?

Well, again we must realize that, contrary to what most of Us have been taught, Goliath was not slain by a stone…but he was slain by the sword, i. e. the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Remember is verse 23, When that arrogant Goliath made his daily debut, he would come out before the Philistine armies everyday, ‘talking trash’ and spiritually intimidating the Israelite armies. Verse 24 tells Us that the men of Israel were terrified at Goliath’s approach and they fled from him.

There was not one spiritual giant in the Israelite army that had the courage and boldness to talk back to this oversized devil, except for David.

Now David knew God and he knew God’s Word and although he had come, armed for battle with sling and stone, he first came prophesying…and speaking out against Goliath with the Words that could have only come from the Spirit of the Lord that was upon him.

In Verse 45, David says, “I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will smite you and cut off your head.

I can hear David now, “Ok Goliath! Whenever you get done talking Trash, I’m gonna cut you down today with my handy dandy slingshot, in the Name of the God of Israel…then I’m gonna put that big head of yours on a platter!!

So David aimed for Goliath’s forehead and took him down with the stone, but it was the Sword that caused the fatal blow to Goliath. David Cut Goliath down with God’s Words!!

So when those oversized demons come against you ‘talking trash,’ reminding You of Your past transgressions, replaying painful defeats, and stirring up old wounds…Just CUT him!!

CUT him down with the Word of God!!

And as You take the time to read 1 Samuel Chapter 17, notice that scripture goes on to tell Us in verse 51 that after the backup soldiers of the Philistine armies saw that the mighty Goliath was defeated, they fled.

I Love That!!

So that means…that Not only can You use the Word to CUT off that GIANT demon’s neck, but then…You can also put his little backup demons on the run!!

In Jesus’ Name!!

-So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you-(James 4:7)

Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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God Miniaturizes Mountains!!


-Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him-  (Mark 11:23)

Hey Neighbor

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Well, my mountain manifested as three giant, rotten trees that loomed over my house for several years…and I was worried that they would become weighed down with snow this winter, causing the limbs to begin to break off and fall onto my roof. Unfortunately, I was not financially prepared to contact a professional tree cutter, so I was praying and trusting God for a resolution to my tree troubles.

Well, I was blessed to have a friend come out and cut them down for me…and not because I asked him too, but Because he was concerned about our welfare and the Lord had sent him.

He was no professional tree cutter, so after I made sure that my homeowner’s insurance was in place (lol), I agreed to let him proceed.

Again, he was a friend of mine, so I was also very concerned about his welfare…as he was standing there underneath that massive tree, so I found myself praying for his safety as the chainsaw slowly sliced through the tree…inch by inch.

Of Course the Lord Gave His Angel’s charge over Us to Protect Us and I Thank And Praise God for Miniaturizing my Mountain!!

My God was concerned about Me and my family’s welfare…and He sent Oscar to cut-down that looming threat…from over our heads.

It wasn’t long after the trees had been cut down and the logs neatly stacked along my driveway that I ran into this scripture, which I had written down this past Summer.

-Even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees, so that every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. (Luke 3:9)

And so, once again I was reminded of just how Loving Our God is, because while the weather was still hot and humid in June, and I was steadily worrying about what would befall Us with those trees…whether it would be drought, or wind, or rain to cause one of them to fall, God had already designed a plan.

When each of those trees had failed to acknowledge God first, for the very moisture that they needed to sustain its life…When they had failed to sprout leaves that would whistle in the wind, magnifying Him…and finally, when they had failed to produce fruit, God cursed them, having already laid the axe to their roots.

It reminds me of when Jesus cursed the fig tree that served no fruit, yet after it withered up and died, it served for fuel.

And now, during these frigid winter days and nights of below freezing temperatures, God has kept our family warm and cozy by the fire, as we most contentedly cast our wood…from those three rotten trees…into our fireplace.

Look At God…As He was caring about my family’s welfare, with such loving kindness, He was also tending to our need for warmth throughout this winter.

God is So Awesome!!…He indeed does miniaturize mountains!!

Thank You Jesus!!

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God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam
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Just BELIEVE and GO-ON with GOD!!

-No king is saved by the great size and power of his army; a mighty man is not delivered by [his] much strength. A horse is devoid of value for victory; neither does he deliver any by his great power-(Psalms 33:17)

 

Hey Neighbor,

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So We’ve been reading 1 Samuel 27-30 and We find in Verse 30:9-10 that 200 of David’s men, although mighty in battle, were not so mighty in faith as they were crossing the brook of Besor, with David to GO and reclaim ALL that God had promised to Restore into their hands.

Here’s The Story….

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So as David and his army of 600 men were leaving Ziklag in pursuit of those that had burned down their homes and had taken away their wives and children, David was confronted with yet another interpersonal issue amongst his comrades. 400 of the 600 were not physically, nor spiritually fit for battle. They were wiped out – physically, from the three day journey returning from the land of the Philistines and wiped out – spiritually, as they were still mourning for their loved-ones and did not possess the spirit to believe God for such a miraculous victory as that that David had spoken of.

Although God had spoken to David, reassuring him that every man would Recover ALL -including every man’s wife and every man’s child…missing NO-THING, great or small…yet they did not have the faith to GO-ON with God.

I’m sure this was quite a disappointment for David. God had told him to GO and pursue the raiders, but somehow David had imagined that the Lord would give him this miraculous victory with the strength and might of his army of 600 men vs. only 400.

I’m sure that David made every attempt to also encourage these faithless men in the Lord, as he had encouraged his own spirit in Verse 30:6…but at some point, David had decided that he must hold fast to his own Faith in God. He would Press-On, leaving the 200 behind and leading the 400 Forward.

David decided to Just Believe God…Going-On and trusting that He was still going to give him the victory, regardless of the size of his army…just as He had promised. Only this miraculous victory would not be obtained via the strength of David’s 600 mighty men, nor even by the power of David’s 400 men, but it would be obtained by God’s Ever-Abounding and Faithful Spirit to those Who Will Just Believe.

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-It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
(Zechariah 4:6)

Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,
God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam
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THE GOOD NEWS HAS COME!!

-We are assured and know that [God being a PARTNER in their labor] ALL things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for GOOD to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.-
(Romans 8:28)

Hey Neighbor,

 

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When We read Romans 8:28, We are often ‘Encouraged in the Lord’ by Paul’s writings, but there are other times….trying times…when the enemy is coming against Us with attack upon attack, that We can easily allow a spirit of despair and self-pity to creep in and feed Us a meal of continual doubt and discouragement. We begin to doubt the very thing that We heard God say to Us and satan tries to convince Us that God is no longer on Our side.

We find ourselves walking in unbelief, wondering if God really does have a GOOD plan for Our lives and for Our future, after ALL.

We feel like We are trapped in what seems like an endless period of trials and ALL We can see are calamities and misfortune.

We find Ourselves asking God,
“Why!!” …And asking Him,
“When will I see the GOOD?”

THE GOOD NEWS HAS COME!!

When You accepted Jesus Christ into Your Life, You received The Holy Spirit as Your very own Tag-Team PARTNER against Hell…And He equips You with the ability to discern God’s Word and to Speak it out, BOLDY into Your own life.

So Boldly memorize and meditate on this verse (Romans 8:28)…repeating it over and over…singing it…and yelling it out-loud into the room…praying, fervently that those life-filled words will seep in through your ear canal and flood your mind and penetrate your heart with hope, until You are convinced that God Still Loves You and that He has Never Left You, Nor Forsaken You!

He’s been right there with You, ALL along…in the midst of ALL that You’ve been going through…and God is still Working on Your Side…and He will cause ALL of these things to Work Out…and You Will See The GOOD that He has planned For You!!
Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,
God Loves You and So Do I!!

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GO! And SURELY, You Shall Recover ALL!!

-David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God-

(1Samuel 30:6)

 

 

Hey Neighbor,

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Sometimes We need to take a moment to ponder and meditate on the Awesomeness and Faithfulness of God in our lives…and as we remember and Reflect on His Goodness, we too will find Ourselves ‘Encouraged in The Lord.’

Here’s David’s Story…

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Oh, How David’s faith in God must have been shaken. He was greatly distressed. He found himself a refugee and a ‘Wanted’ man from Israel – as King Saul continually sought his life to assassinate David, because he viewed him as a threat to his throne. David had since defected and was now serving in the enemy’s army- the Philistines, currently under King Achish,…but there too, he met rejection when the Philistine princes refused to permit David to fight in the war against Israel, suspecting that during the heat of battle, David would turn against them and fight in favor of his beloved Homeland.

And so David was sent away, back to his town of refuge that was given to him by King Achish -Ziklag, only to find that the town had been burned to the ground and all of his possessions had been stolen and his wives and children had been taken away into captivity. Verse 30:4 tells Us that David and his men were devastated. They fell to the ground, grieving in bitter sorrow…and they weeped and weeped…until the had no strength left.

Here We find David in a mental, emotional, and spiritual pit. Yet while he was mourning for his family, his men- those who he considered his ‘faithful friends’ in times of trials and tribulations, ‘his comrades’ on the battlefield, his ‘trusted companions’ began to speak of stoning him.

Why??

Well, David’s men had decided that David was to blame for this tragedy. After all, it was his bright idea to abandon their wives and children, leaving them unprotected in Ziklag to fall victim to the Amalakites, while they- the husbands and fathers- were away preparing to fight on the wrong side of a war against their own countrymen, God’s chosen people, Israel!

So David finds himself confused, stressed-out, and overwhelmed with guilt. He was both despondent and broken-hearted when he begin to remember the faithfulness of God in his life.

David remembered that God had given the 9+ foot giant, Goliath into his hands on the battlefront in Israel.

David remembered how many times God had caused him to slip out of the wicked grasps of King Saul’s fingertips, barely escaping death from his treacherous hands.

David remembered how God had chosen him to be king and had sent Samuel to him to anoint him before his father and brothers, who had also rejected him.

David remembered that when he had been forced to flee for his life into the land of the Philistines, God had given him 600 trusted men to accompany and defend him.

It was these same trusted 600 who were now speaking of stoning him, but as David continued to reflect on How God had always been present and active during the toughest times in his life, and how God had never forsaken him, David realized that his head was no longer hung quite so low, in sadness and sorrow.

He also noticed that his countenance was no longer reflecting despair.

He found that his soul was no longer devastated by his current circumstances.

And as David continued to meditate and ponder on God’s marvelous works in his own life, he found himself ‘Encouraged in the Lord!’

So, David recommitted himself to the Lord and renewed his hope in God and sought His Glorious Face in prayer, asking Him for direction.

God Answered, encouraging David to pursue the troops that had burned Ziklag and Reassuring David that He would recover absolutely everything that his enemies had stolen.

God said, Go! And Surely, You Shall Recover All.

-David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray you, bring me the ephod. And Abiathar brought him the ephod. And David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? The Lord answered him, Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all-

(1 Samuel 30:7-8)

Take the time this week to Read Through 1 Samuel 27-30 and ‘Encourage Yourself in the Lord.’

Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Go Up and Possess Your Promise!!

‘Go Up And Possess Your Promise!!’

Hey Neighbor,

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If the word F.E.A.R. was an acronym, those 4 letters would represent these 4 words: FORGET- Everything- And- RUN!!

You see, that’s exactly how satan wants us to respond during our trials and tribulations. He wants Us to forget everything that God has done for Us and all that He’s brought Us through and RUN away from God.

Take a Read through the book of Numbers, Chapters 13 and 14 and You will see that the Israelites were afraid to face-off against their enemies in the land of Canaan and were ready to RUN right back to Egypt…right back into bondage and captivity.

Why??

Because they were afraid of the Giants that inhabited the Promised Land. The people had believed the evil report given by 10 of the 12 scouts, who had returned from spying out the land of Canaan. These 10 Scouts returned with tales of men of great strength and stature and projected devastation for the Israelites. So the people, believing that they would become prey to their enemies, sought out a captain amongst them to lead them back to Egypt.

You see, the people had indeed FORGOTTEN the Wonders of God. They had FORGOTTEN how God caused Pharaoh to loose them from slavery with His mighty hand. They had FORGOTTEN how God had rescued them from Pharaoh’s advancing army, as He divided the Waters of the Red Sea. They had FORGOTTEN how God had caused them to walk through the midst of the Red Sea on dry shod…that means their shoes didn’t even get wet!!

WOW!!

Oh…but the other 2 Scouts returned with a different report.

Joshua and Caleb’s report did not include tales about the size and the strength of the inhabitants, but their report was specifically about the land. In verse 13:7, the 2 scouts reported that the land was ‘Exceedingly Good!!’ Caleb even states that…13:30, “We are well able to Conquer it.”

So why was Joshua and Caleb’s report so ‘different,’ in contrast??

Hadn’t All 12 of them been together during those same forty days…and hadn’t they spied out the same territory together??

Well, Verse 14:24 tells Us that Caleb and Joshua had a ‘different kind’ of spirit.

You see, Joshua and Caleb Followed God fully and trusted Him completely; leaning on Him…relying on Him…and clinging to His every Word!! They Believed God when He said that, “I am Giving this land to You!!” They believed God by Faith and through their spiritual eyes, they had already visualized themselves taking Possession of Their Promise!! In Verse 13:30, Caleb says, “Let Us Go Up At Once and Possess it.”

Sure!! They may have sensed fear!
Sure!!…they may have even agreed that they looked like grasshoppers in comparison the the Sons of Anak…but unlike the other 10 spies, Joshua and Caleb did not FORGET God and refused to RUN from their Giants.

They remembered how The Lord had passed over their door posts in Egypt and did not allow the destroyer to come into their houses to slay their firstborn.

They remembered how The Lord fought Pharaoh for their freedom and completely delivered them out of his hands.

…And now, they were confidently expecting that God would cause them to triumph over these giants, as well.

They believed that God would cause them to Go up and Possess the land…the land that He had promised them.

It was that ‘different spirit’ that caused Joshua and Caleb to grab hold to God’s Promises and they were prepared to RUN upon their Giants and slay them, like King David…’In the Name of the Lord!!’
1 Samuel 17:45

It was that ‘different spirit’ that was upon Caleb and Joshua that said to them, “F.E.A.R. not The Giants in the Land…But Go Up At Once and Possess Your Promise!!”

Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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This Too, Shall Pass!!

Whatever You Are Going Through- Walk Through It By Faith and Not By Sight!!

-We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.
(2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

Hey Neighbor,

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It’s been said that as We live this life, We will find that We are either going through something, just coming out of something, or about to go through something. For those of You going through something, I would like to Encourage You to Walk through it by Faith and Not By Sight.

Take a Read through 2 Corinthians Chapter 4: Paul tells Us that When we go through life’s tribulations; deterioration of the family, divorce and bitter separations, mental and emotional breakdown, financial woes, physical illness and pain, etc., If we will walk through it trusting in and relying on God, then Our suffering is but a temporary, momentary, affliction…and this too, shall pass!!

No- Our troubles aren’t going to cease when we want them to; it’s not our own timing that’s important, but it’s God’s timing.

-But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. (Psalms 31:14-15)

Paul says that this current suffering that we are experiencing, in the natural will produce great gains for Us spiritually and eternally. So although we are experiencing suffering in this fleshly tent, and these bodies that we live in are dying and deteriorating daily, Paul reminds Us that the inner man- the Spirit Man- is being refreshed and renewed daily!!

Paul encourages Us, as he reminds us that although there is trouble all around Us…As we we walk through with God, He will give Us peace…so we’re not stressed-out. When we are confused and perplexed, He gives us His grace (his kindness, mercy and favor)…so we’re not in despair and left without hope. When we’re persecuted and it seems we’re fighting battles on every hand, Praise God we’re not forsaken or defeated because He causes Us to triumph over Our enemies. Even when we are weak in the knees with fear and we fall down…it’s the Truth of God’s written Word the lifts Us up in Spirit…and it is that Spirit…that Holy Spirit that lives inside of Us…Who seals Us with the Guarantee of an Eternal Life with Jesus and keeps Us alive spiritually…so Our enemy can never destroy Us!!

Thanks for Stopping By Neighbor,

Until We meet Again,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Keep Pressing-On…God is ‘Be-fore’ You!!

-What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?-
(Romans 8:31)

 

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Hey Neighbor,

Did You Know that Satan is a Loser??

He’s already a defeated foe!!

Why??

Because God is On Our Side!!

And When He Sent His Beloved Son, Jesus…He died for ALL of Our Sins and He Defeated satan (he gets no capital!), death, hell, and the grave…and Both Your enemies and Mine!!

So that means that when We find ourselves stuck or stagnant because satan…Our Enemy…has planted stumbling blocks on the Road before Us…and he’s roaring loudly…in Our ears…constantly reminding Us that there are mountainous hurdles to climb and the tallest of cedars ahead…attempting to hinder and delay…and trying to convince us to take a detour from Our Road to Spiritual Growth…remember that Jesus was a Carpenter and He has Already Cut-Down Your Enemy!!

And If You let Him…He can remove the MOUNTAINS in Your Life!!

Although the paths ahead may appear to be impassable and the HILLS may seem insurmountable…
Jesus Can Clear Your Way!!

He Will Cut-Down those ever so tall cedars that Have sprouted up, blocking the roads in Your Life…that have temporarily stopped Your forward progression…He will destroy Your enemies and make Your crooked roads straight. In Amos God reminds Us of what He did to Israel’s enemies, The Amorites in Chapter 2 and Verse 9.

-Yet I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above and his roots from beneath-

This is Our reminder to Keep Pressing-On!!

No matter how long Your enemies have been planting stumbling blocks in Your life…and no matter how tall satan’s hurdles appear to be…and no matter how deep Your strongholds have grown…God says He can De-Fruit and Uproot!!

Oh How I Praise God because He has sent His Beloved Son, Jesus…Our Precious Savior to Clear the Way Be-fore Us!!

And With God ‘Be-Fore’ Us…Who can be Against Us??

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Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!

Until Next a Time, Remember…

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Jesus Is Our Burden-bearer!!

-Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment]…

Isaiah 53:4

 

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Hey Neighbor,

Today I’m sharing a poem that I read on bible.org. It’s titled, ‘Two Boxes.’

It’s just a little Reminder to Smile and Give Glory to Our God for Sending Us A Savior –
In Jesus….He’s Our Burden-bearer!!

Enjoy!!

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I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold
He said, “Put all your sorrows in the black,
And all your joys in the gold.”

I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I stored
But though the gold became heavier each day
The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black
I wanted to know why
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole
Which my sorrows had fallen out by.

I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud,
“I wondered where my sorrows could be.”
He smiled a gentle smile at me.
“My child, they’re ALL here with me.”

I asked, “God, why give me the two boxes?
Why the gold, and the black with the hole?”
“My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings…the black is for you to let go.”

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Even when it seems like Satan has launched an all out, full-scale attack against You, Remember…God is For You!!…and Jesus is Your Heavy Load-Lifter, Your Mind-Regulator, He’s Your Rock…Lean on Him, Because He Cares For You!!

-Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you-

1Peter 5:7

Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!

Until Next a Time, Remember…

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Check Yourself or Be Checked!! PART 2

Hey Neighbor,

Check Yourself or Be Checked!! PART 2

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If You have already read Part 1, You’ve probably caught on that I am using the word ‘judge’ synonymously with the word ‘check,’ as I am attempting to make the term a little more relevant to Our everyday lives.

In 1 Corinthians 11:31, Paul uses the word judge as he reminds us to ‘check’ ourselves:

-For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world-

And when we ‘check’ ourselves, we realize how much more we need Jesus and how much more We need His Holy Spirit to come and live inside of our hearts to convict Us of Our Sins and to Convince Us of Righteousness and to redeem our souls from condemnation.

Here’s PART 2 of Our Lesson:

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-And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle. In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end-
(1Samuel 3:11-12)

So there Samuel lay as the Lord came and stood, revealing to Samuel all the calamity that would soon befall Eli’s household. – Now I just love it when God says, “Behold, I am about to do a new thing!” I translate it like this…”Hey!! Check this Out!! Some things are about to change around here, so keep your eyes AND your ears opened!!

So…God goes on to tell Samuel that when He gets done…’doing His New Thing’…that BOTH of your ears are gonna tingle, along with everybody else that hears about what’s about to happen in Israel!!

God was Fed Up with Eli and his Two wicked son’s behavior in The Lord’s House…that’s the Church. Now God had already sent Eli a lengthy warning, by a different messenger, in Chapter 2, verses 27-36. So Pastor Eli had been previously ‘checked’ about what was going on in the church with his two Asscociate Ministers – Eli’s Sons, but Eli still refused to check himself and also refused to check his sons.

In Chapter 2, verses 24-25, the writer reveals more to us about Eli’s Pastoring style, as well as his lackadaisical parenting style. We learn that Eli was well aware of what was happening in the church. He had known of it, firsthand…and he had heard All the church gossip regarding Hophi and Phinehas- his two associate ministers. He knew that they were misusing the member’s offerings and Eli also knew that the boys were sleeping with the Ushers…amongst other things…and yet Eli idlely sat in his chair…beside a post of the church and did nothing about it!

Now, Remember that Eli was the High Priest and ‘THE’ Judge in Israel. It was his job to judge or ‘check’ the sin in Israel, and particularly to ‘check’ the sin within his own household – the Church- but since Eli refused to check and punish his own sons, God ‘checked’ them instead!

So Now…God was sending Samuel forth with a message of judgement upon Eli’s household…only this time, there was no grace period available…God was determined to put an end to the Sin in His House!

The Next Morning, when Samuel arose, he shared the vision with Eli, hiding nothing of it from him, and yet Eli, once again, seems to esteem the prophesy lightly. Look at how he responds to the death sentence upon his household in Chapter 3, verse 18. Eli says, “It is the Lord; let Him do what seems good to Him.”

WOW!!

So of Course…God did do what seemed fit in Chapter 4, verses 17-18. He purged Eli and both his sons from His tabernacle. Both Hophni and Phinehas were killed during a battle against the Philistines…both boys on the same day.

When Eli heard of all that had befallen his two sons, Eli fell off his seat backwards and broke his neck….I’ll bet both his ears were tingling before he hit the pavement. Lol!

Now The writer particularly mentions in verse 18 that Eli was old and heavy…and so this bit of information clues Us in as to what happened to Eli that day. Eli was sitting in his FAVORITE chair, as he did so often, when suddenly, the chair broke under his own weight.

Why do I say FAVORITE?…because of how often the writer mentions that Eli…the high Priest and Judge in Israel was sitting down on the job – instead of Doing God’s Work!

Even So, I’ve often wondered why the writer added this little fact about Eli’s weight upon his death…but it was actually revealed in Chapter 2, verse 29.

Remember that God had originally Warned Eli about how he had dishonored God by in turn, honoring his own sons before and above God…and so here the text tells Us just how Eli had managed to get so heavy.

It’s fairly evident that Eli had also been an active participant in fattening his own flesh on God’s offering…along with Hophni and Phinehas.

So is that why Eli had so long refrained from judging or ‘checking’ his boys??

Was it because Eli had received a longterm, personal benefit from his sons evil behavior in the church??

You Be The Judge!!…as You ALSO ‘Judge’ Yourself!!

Thanks For stopping By, Neighbor!

Remember…

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Check Yourself or Be Checked! Part I

-For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world- (1Cor 11:30)

 

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Hey Neighbor,

Today’s Lesson is a reminder that As Leaders in our homes, on Our jobs, in Our schools, and in Our churches, etc., we have a responsibility to Judge Ourselves or better yet to Check Ourselves or Be Checked by God!!

In Today’s Bible Story, We Meet the High Priest, Eli in 1 Samuel 2:12 and his Two wicked sons, Hophni and Phinehas who served as priests in the tabernacle at Shiloh. Now Eli also Served as Israel’s Judge, however, he failed to judge or check himself and his boys, so eventually, God Checked Eli.

The Result was the death of Eli and both of his two son – all in one day…in addition to the eventual death of the Church at Shiloh.

Today, We Will begin Our Lesson with the introduction of Samuel, who was also like a son to Eli, into the priesthood at Shiloh.

(To Read More about Samuel’s Birth, Read the Lesson titled,’Bible Trivia Answer: Hannah’s Prayer.’)

Here is Part I of Our Lesson….

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Now, Samuel was only about 3 years old when he was weened by his mother, Hannah who had dedicated the boy to the Lord’s service in the Tabernacle at Shiloh, before the High Priest and Judge of Israel, Eli. Now Eli was very old and had two adult sons of his own. These two sons were named Hophni and Phinehas and they were both worthless and wicked priests. Verse 2:29 tells Us that they treated God’s sacrifices with contempt, as they greedily fattened themselves by taking the choicest portion of every offering from the offerer – by force.

Verse 2:12 tells us that although Hophni and Phinehas were priests in the church and ministered before the Lord, they did not ‘know’ or regard the Lord – but Young Samuel – who did not yet know the Lord, was both faithful and obedient to the Lord and also to Eli.

Eli loved Samuel. He accepted Samuel into his home and raised him up in the priestly order. In essence, Eli was blessed with another son…a son that would adhere to both God’s laws and to Eli’s instructions. Samuel also loved Eli. He cared for his elderly, adopted dad and catered to his every need. Whenever Eli called, Samuel came running! Chapter 3- Verse 4 tells Us about and evening when Samuel came running to Answer Eli’s Call, only to learn that it was not Eli calling Samuel…but God was calling Samuel.

It was shortly after both Eli and Samuel had retired for the night and had gone to bed, when Samuel heard his name, “Samuel!” He hurried to Eli to see how he could help, but Eli sent him back to bed, telling the boy that he was mistaken, because he had not called for Samuel. Again the young boy hears his name again, as he lies upon his bed, “Samuel!” So again, he returns to Eli, only to be sent back to bed, because, once again, Eli had not called the boy. So after a third round of this, Eli finally perceives that it is The Lord Who is Calling Samuel, so Eli instructs Samuel to go back to bed a third time, but this time, with instructions. Eli instructs Samuel how to respond to Lord, telling him, if he hears the Voice calling his name again…answer, “Speak, Lord, for Your servant is Listening.”

Now Verse 3:10 Tells Us when the Lord called Samuel the fourth time, He called Samuel’s name twice, “Samuel! Samuel!” As He, The Lord comes and stands before Samuel lying in his bed. So Finally, Samuel answers God… Just like Eli instructed him and God began to give Samuel an earful. Can You imagine this Young boy lying there, probably terrified, afraid to look up at the Vision of the Lord standing about his bed…as he is getting a full download from God- and it was all about Eli and his two wicked sons.

How interesting that Verse 15 tells Us that Samuel laid there until Morning…I wouldn’t have moved a muscle until daybreak either and I’m pretty sure Samuel didn’t get his 40 winks on that night! Lol!!

God was delivering a Message to Eli through the young prophet, Samuel. God had previously checked Eli, putting him on Notice about His Son’s Behavior in the church, but Now God was Sending Forth Judgement. We will Discuss God’s Judgement of Eli’s Family in Part II.

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Thanks For Stopping By Neighbor and Until Then,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

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What is Troubling You??

-So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a bottle of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulders, and he sent her and the youth away. And she wandered on [aimlessly] and lost her way in the wilderness of Beersheba- (Genesis 21:14)

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Hey Neighbor,

What’s Troubling You??

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These are the words that Hagar heard from heaven after she had been thrown out… banished…and abandoned…both her and her little boy…
-from her husband, her home and all that she had become familiar with and accustomed to-

Her husband, Abraham, had put her away…
Her son, Ishmael had been turned away by his father…
It appeared that they were all alone…and scripture tells us that Hagar and the young boy wandered in the wilderness, aimlessly.

Where would they Go?

What would they Do?

Who would open their doors to them and have mercy on this homeless mother and her fatherless child?

Hagar was hopeless and afraid!!

Abraham had sent her away with only bread and a bottle of water. He placed it upon her shoulders early that morning, before bidding her farewell. She had been a ‘thorn in the side’ to Abraham and Sarah…stirring up strife in their marriage and stirring up jealousy in her son, towards his brother Isaac.

Sarah had finally reached her breaking point…Demanding that this bondwoman and her son be cast out and away from her sight.

Abraham loved Ishmael and reluctantly acknowledged his wife, Sarah’s request. It was only because God had spoken to Abraham…confirming that he must do what Sarah had asked, that Abe grievously sent them away.

So as Hagar wandered aimlessly in the wilderness, with no real destination in mind…she lost her way…and had run out of water.

How could she and her son survive or sustain themselves in the blistering conditions of the desert with no water and no refuge??

Hagar could see no hope in sight…as her eyes were likely, filled with tears and her head hung low in despair…But God saw Hagar and God loved both Hagar and Ishmael…and showed them His mercy and His lovingness. He called out to Hagar from Heaven and He opened Her eyes…revealing a well of water.

Just when She had given up…distancing herself from the boy and placing him under a shrub…fearing that he would be overcome from by the sun and the heat…Ismael’s Mother could not bear to watch him wither away and die from dehydration.

Hagar treaded off and sat down in despair, away from Ishmael and raised up her voice and wept…as her young son also lifted up his voice and cried out…probably for his mother…Then God heard them both!!

God had not abandoned them…He was with Hagar and Ishmael and He quenched their thirsts…and spared their lives and fulfilled His promise to make Ishmael into a great nation.

-Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the [empty] bottle with water and caused the youth to drink. And God was with the youth, and he developed; and he dwelt in the wilderness and became an archer. He dwelt in the Wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt- (Genesis 21:19-21)

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Dear Neighbor,

Our God in Heaven Loves Us!! He Sees Us and knows when We are in trouble and He Already knows Our Fears…Yet, He wants Us to Cry out to Him…realizing that He is Our Refuge, Our Security, and Our Only Hope For the Future.

He wants Us to Pray to Him…telling Him about ALL of Our Troubles…leaving the weight and the burden of our troubles and fears upon his Capable Shoulders…Then He He will hear Us and open Our eyes and fill Our empty vessels with His Living Well of Water…His Holy Spirit!!

And as He moves Us Forward, with A purpose…to His pre-planned destination…He Will fulfill his Promises to Us and makes Us and Our Families into a great nation of people Who Are Blessed…as We Follow Christ!!

Thanks For Visiting, Neighbor.

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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I Will Trust In The Lord!!

Hey Neighbor,

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I love to Sing to the Lord. I find myself singing to Him around my house as I’m cooking, cleaning, and even while I’m getting dressed. It’s Funny how it has become contagious in Our house…as I sometimes hear my daughter, Allie’s voice through the heating ducts…piercing up and through the floor registers, as she joyfully, sings while folding the laundry in our basement.

I think that’s so cool!!

Growing up, My Dad used to sing around Our house…particularly while he was cleaning house or doing laundry. I can remember sitting on the basement steps, watching him hang the laundry on the clothes lines that he had hung in our basement. He Always sang the same song!!…And I have recently become reacquainted with that -oh so familiar- song again…called, ‘I will Trust in The Lord.’

I can still hear the melody and those deep tones of his voice as he sang…

“I Will Trust in the Lo-oord. I will trust in the Lo-oord. I will trust in the Lo-oord…until I die.”

That was My Daddy’s Song…

It Seems that The Lord has re-gifted me with that Song during the Month of March.  It has been A very Comforting ‘Theme Song’ for Me and the melody has been…ever so present in my Spirit, as I have mourned the loss of my brother and as I have reflected on Our childhood memories.

My Daddy’s song has also been for me…A Sweet Lullaby…at the end of my day…when my children have been tucked into bed…after the T.V. has been shut down and All the lights have been turned off…after the Hubby is snoring…and it’s time to Lay-Me-Down to Sleep.

Then…There’s just Me and Jesus!!

And As I Pray…I Can trust in The Lord to comfort My Spirit with the Scriptures…as I have hidden His Word down in my heart…and I know that I can let go of All the stress of the day…trusting that He will give His angels especial charge over Me and My loved ones…as He protects and defends Us while We rest.

I trust in Him to reveal His secrets into my Spirit…in the form of Sweet Dreams, and I trust in The Lord to awaken Me, by His grace to a New morning…full of New Mercies.

Hallelujah!!

I love the Lord and I Thank Him for His Peace that Surpasses All Understanding and I trust in His Plan for My Life…and because My trust lies, confidently in Him…When I hear that ever so comforting melody begin to stir…down in my Spirit, at the end of my day…I can close my eyes and rest peacefully,…fully expecting that my Sleep will be Sweet…As I Trust in The Lord!!

-When you lie down, you shall not be afraid; yes, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes [for you will be guiltless], For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger-

(Proverbs 3:24-26)

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Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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The Holy Spirit is Awesome!! – Writing My Brother’s Obituary (Part 2)

 

Today’s Message:

Confirmation That The Holy Spirit Was There…Writing My Brother’s Obituary

Hey Neighbor,

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I had never been to a Memorial Service before and really didn’t know what to expect. The clubhouse at My Aunt Jean’s Retirement Community Center, in Rialto was beautifully decorated.  The food was being prepared in the kitchen and the people were streaming in…greeting one another and making their way to their seats.

However…there was no body…no casket…nor was there an urn filled with my Brother’s ashes.  Other than family, I didn’t know or recognize any of the faces in the room. Feeling sort of lost…I sat there looking at the different faces, wondering what was their relationship to my brother.  Tony had lived in Rialto for about 7 years and so I wondered whether these unidentified faces were Tony’s friends, neighbors or maybe his co-workers.

By Now…The Holy Spirit was urging me to get up to go find out who these people were…and so I reluctantly, obeyed.

I was not sure what I was going to say, as I approached a lovely couple that had been sitting quietly….about three rows behind me.   I introduced myself as Hubert’s Sister and I asked them how they had become acquainted with my brother.  They began to tell Me that they were My Brother’s customers from Coco’s…the restaurant where he worked. They went on to tell me about how they had gone into the restaurant and had requested to be seated in Tony’s section, as they did usually, when one of the female employees began to tell them that Hubert had passed away, as she pointed to the Memorial that Management had setup for Tony, near the store entrance.

The gentleman’s wife went on to express how she and her husband had loved to dine in Tony’s seating area at Coco’s and she remarked about how cheerful Tony was…with his bright smile and those big eyes.

Now if You’ve already read Tony’s Obituary in Yesterday’s Message…You would understand why I was standing there with my jaw dropped… listening to her story about My Brother…thinking to myself, “NO WAY…That’s what I wrote in his Obit!”

You See…I didn’t really know much about where My Brother had worked, prior to his death.  I wasn’t even completely sure of the name of the Restaurant.  So while I was writing the obituary, I had called my Aunt Dorothy, who filled me in, giving me the full name of the restaurant.  She had also told me that Tony was a Waiter at Coco’s, because I wasn’t sure if he was the cook or if he was a waiter…I just knew that he loved waiting tables.

So…I was  just standing there, listening in awe, as these people confirmed with their mouths…words that I thought that I had written.  I’m certain they didn’t realize it…but they were confirming information for me that I was not privy to.  I had never visited Tony at any of his job locations, even when he had worked at home in Illinois.  When I wrote the obit,  I really could only imagine that Tony was good at his job and that he must have had a good report with his customers and that he had acquired ‘regulars,’ after having been with the company for over 6 years.

I was AMAZED!!

As I continued to ‘work the room’…ALL of the ladies I spoke with went on and on about Tony being a ‘real’ gentleman and about how handsome He was…but these elderly ladies also went on and on about how helpful Tony was…whether they needed a piece of furniture moved in their apartment or needed something cleaned-up.

They also mentioned how Tony would not accept any payment or tip for his service to them…Tony just wanted to help!!

Wow!!

So I’m sitting down by now, amazed with yet More confirmation of the Words…that I, again…thought that I had written!!

When the Service had finally begun, each person that wanted to share their stories about Tony was allotted 2 minutes to speak.  I was very touched by the testimonies, but there was one in particular that left me astounded….

As one of the Pastor’s began to speak about My Brother…he talked about how He would pull in through the gates, park his car and begin to unload his groceries, when Tony would hurry over to help him to carry his groceries inside.  I thought Wow!!

Again…Words that I thought that I had written!!

That was when I realized that The Holy Spirit had been there with Me All along through this entire thing!!

He had Comforted Me…when the tears wouldn’t stop flowing!!

He had Counseled Me…when I couldn’t understand the sudden loss!!

He had Helped Me…to set things in order and  get my tail in gear to California!!

He had been my Advocate…speaking for Me when I didn’t know what to say!!

He Interceded on my behalf…as He brought peace between My Brother and I before He passed away!!

He Strengthened me…when I was too weak to Stand!!

He was there All ALONG…Standing By Me…and when my word’s were not sufficient…He was there…substituted His Words for Mine…As He Wrote My Brother’s Obituary, for the Glory of God!!

I Praise God For His Holy Spirit!!

Thanks For  Stopping By, Neighbor,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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The Holy Spirit Is Awesome!! – Writing Tony’s Obituary

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-I have told you these things while I am still with you. But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you-

(John 14:25-26)

 

Hey Neighbor,

God is Truly Amazing!!

We had a beautiful Memorial Service for my brother, Tony in Rialto, California on March 15, 2015.  As the arrangements were being made for his Service, My niece, Sherre called me and asked me if I would write an obituary about Tony.  Of Course, I was honored to do it, but I knew that it would be a tear-filled, bittersweet process.

But, I thank God that His Holy Spirit was right there with me…inspiring my thoughts as I pressed the pen against the page…He gave me the Words to Write.

He lead me to the old family photo album, and as I sat there flipping through the pages, He brought precious moments back into my rememberance as He began to fill-in and fill-up the gaps of the years that Tony and I had lost in silence…when We were not speaking to one another.

And So….I was just truly Amazed at How The Holy Spirit confirmed the words that He had inspired me to write..when I met and spoke with so many of Tony’s friends, neighbors and customers in California, who had come out to pay their respects, to bid him farewell, and to share their memories about My Big Brother.

So….Tomorrow I will share more about How The Holy Spirit Comforted Our Family and Confirmed His Words during The Memorial Service.

The ‘H.S.’ (Holy Spirit) is Awesome!!

But For today, I would like to share with You, the Words The ‘H.S.’ shared with Me, as We wrote Tony’s Obit.

Here is Tony’s Obituary….

 

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Hubert F. “Tony” Horton, III, 45, departed from this life on February 23, 2015 in Rialto, Ca. He passed on to heaven peacefully, in his home, on Monday afternoon with his eldest Aunt.

Hubert was born to the late, Hubert F, Horton, Jr. and Tangee (Gillespie) Horton on December 16, 1969 in Centreville, IL.

He graduated from East St. Louis, Sr. High School in 1987 and received his Certified Nursing Assistant’s (CNA) License from Belleville Area College; both in Illinois.

Tony confessed his love for Jesus Christ at Mt. Paran Missionary Baptist Church in East St. Louis, where he served as a Deacon, and was also wed to Melissa (Rumph) Horton, on April 20, 1990. Their marital union was brief, ending in divorce, but produced a baby girl, Tony’s beloved Sherree.

Hubert resided in Centreville, IL. for 30+ years and worked as a CNA at Calvin Johnson’s Nursing Home in Belleville, IL., in addition to other, various restaurants, until he relocated to California.  Hubert briefly resided in Santa Barbara, prior to his enlistment into the U.S. Navy in 2002. Hubert Served as a Chef aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in the 2nd Gulf War, “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

After the War, Hubert was Honorably Discharged from the Navy and returned to California, where he finally made his home in Rialto. He worked at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant in Rialto, as a Waiter. It was that bright smile and those ‘big eyes’ that kept his customers coming back to dine in his seating area.

Tony was passionate about his love for the Lord. He loved reading his bible and often carried it with him to work, where he anticipated opportunities to ‘steal away’ to read and pray.

Tony was happy, handsome, and extremely helpful. He loved to help his ‘Aunties,’ but he was also available to help other residents in their community center. He was ready and able to assist…whether he was opening your door, carrying in your bag of groceries, or cleaning up your house, Tony just wanted to Help!

Hubert is survived by (2) daughters; Sandra Sherre Horton of Fairview Heights, IL., and Kate-Lynn Horton of Illinois. He is also survived by his beloved Mother, Tangee Sherree (Gillespie) Horton of O’Fallon, IL., and (2) sisters; Lollie (Lloyd) Cotten of Belleville, IL. and Tamarra (Dewitt) Weary of Columbia, IL; and His First Cousin, Who Was ‘Like-A-Brother,’ Albert Nelson of San Bernardino, CA.

Hubert also leaves (4) cherished California ‘Aunties’ to mourn him; Dr. Lugenia Horton of Rialto; Dorothy (Horton) Nicholson of Santa Barbara; and JoAnn (Horton) Nelson of San Bernardino; and Lovella Horton of Perris, Ca. and (5) Uncles; Lloyd White of St. Louis, Mo; James L. Horton of Long Beach, Ca; Robert A. Horton Sr. of Washington Park, IL; Terrance A. Green lee and Jeremy V. Greenlee of Chicago, Illinois.

Tony will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by a host of Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews, (1) great-niece; (1) great-nephew, Cousins, Friends, Neighbors, and Co-Workers.

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Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor.

There’s more to the story…Tomorrow!!

Until Then,

God Loves You And So Do I!!

-Tam

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The ‘We-Stories’ Remain in Our Hearts!!

 

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Hey Neighbor,

First, I want to say ThankYou!!…for Your Prayers and Condolences.

We are Still Moving Forward with My Brothers Funeral/Memorial Arangements.

Losing my Brother has certainly been different than losing my Dad 14 years ago. I didn’t realize how much of my own identity was wrapped up in being Tony’s ‘little sister.’ I think I lost a little bit of Myself…in loosing him.

Don’t get me wrong…I know that My identity in Christ has not changed…I am still going to heaven- but ONLY- because Jesus died for Me, and for My brother…saving Our sin-sick Souls.

But yet, a part of my childhood…not my ‘his-story,’ but my ‘her-story’ and…Tony’s and My ‘We-Story,’ from this life has passed on to the next.

I will have to wait until I see Tony again, in heaven, to laugh with him and share another…Remember when ‘WE……Story.’

Although our ‘WE…Stories’ remain alive, in my heart…the other participant…the other half of my ‘WE’ Story is gone…and because nobody else was there with Us…in that moment…Nobody else knows our ‘We…Story.’

It’s so amazing how We can spend so much of Our lives ‘mad’ at Somebody…for whatever reason…Remembering everything that He/She did to Offend Us. We get in agreement with satan and find ourselves open to any and all of his reasonings, theories, and justifications for continuing that feud…and for adding fuel to that fire!! And yet when they have passed on…It seems that We can only remember those sweet ‘We…stories.’

GOD is AWESOME!!

Look at how He begins to fill Our cold, hardened hearts and that space left empty, by the One who has passed on…with the sweet memories that We once shared with Our Loved Ones, as HE…God begins to negate all of those sad, cold, and painful Years…lost in Bitterness…With His Glorious Grace and His Marvelous Mercies!!

Our God is So Amazing!!

-And the [threshing] floors shall be full of grain and the vats shall overflow with juice [of the grape] and oil. And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten–the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you.-
(Joel 2:24-25)

Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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I Will Miss You Big-Brother, Tony!!

image-O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am! Who will release and deliver me from [the shackles of] this body of death- (Romans 7:24)

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Hey Neighbor!!

As I was about to start my class last night, I received a call from My Aunt JoAnn… calling from California to let me know that my brother, Tony had passed away.  I’ve shared My story about My Relationship with my brother previously, on the CareBibleStudy blog.  The Message I shared was called, ‘Christmas Gift Ideas – Give Forgiveness!!’…You can type the word ‘Forgiveness’ in the search bar…if  You would like to read more about Our Family’s History.

So…He and I had finally repaired the breach in Our relationship, after He had awakened me on Dec 6, 2014…with a 5:30 in the morning text to say that He was My Big-Brother and He loved Me!!  He had called me by My Nickname, Nookie…and It made me realize how much I missed being his little sister.

So of Course I was shocked to hear the words, ‘He’s Dead’..because he was only 45 years old. Although he went peacefully…he was taken away…all too soon by that ‘Silent Killer,’ High Blood Pressure.

Every since we were kids, he had problems with his blood pressure.  I remember when We were kids…my mother would ask the nurse at the clinic to retake his blood pressure…assuming that Tony was just a little nervous!!  He was always very diligent about controlling his weight…He was a ‘work-out junkie’…always coming up with a new exercise routine in our basement. I remember how he would ride his bike around and around in the basement…when it was too cold to ride outside.

It was actually, Tony who taught me about working out and taking care of our bodies.  He would show me which exercises to do to target certain muscles. Although He was not a great basketball player, he shot hoops regularly, just to burn calories.  He was the ‘king of sweat.’

But over the years, he wasn’t able to control to his blood pressure anymore…by controlling his weight, alone.   So he started on the blood pressure pill…but he only took them sporadically.

He began putting on the pounds…and developed other health ailments…Tony was sick!!

And so…I wonder if he knew the extent of his condition and if he knew that his time left with Us was short. Did he know that the Lord was calling him home??

I’ll never know…but I am just grateful to God that He caused Tony to reach out to me on that early morning…December 6, 2014…to share the Gift of Forgiveness w/Me!!  We Forgave One Another…and We Began to love on one another.

I am going to miss Our early A.M. texts…where He (another Bible Fanatic, like my dad) encouraged me to keep reading my bible…and where he often asked me to convey His Love To Our Mother…and where he encouraged Me to keep believing that the Lord was going to heal the brokenness in Our Family because…as Tony said, ‘Jesus Is Lord!’

I’m Gonna Miss My Beloved, Big-Brother, Hubert F. Horton, III…But Now He is at Home with Jesus…And I Know that Like the Apostle, Paul…He Is Pleased!!

-Yes] we have confident and hopeful courage and are pleased rather to be away from home out of the body and be at home with the Lord (2Corinthians 5:8)

Please Be in Prayer For the Horton Family!!

Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Bible Crossword Challenge

Hey Neighbor,

Try The Bible Crossword Challenge.

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Get Your Coffee…And Your Glasses and Have Fun!!
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Don’t Give Up, Neighbor…You Can Do All Things Through Christ, Who Strengthens You!!

I will Post the Answers On Monday.

Until Then…

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Jesus, You Leave Me Speech-Less!!

-so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

(Philippians 2:10)

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Hey Neighbor,

Jesus Is Lord…And I Must Confess, so I wrote Him this Poem called, ‘You Leave Me Speech-Less.’

Here’s My Poem…

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At the name of Jesus, EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, and every tongue shall confess.
I’m So Awed By Your Glory…Lord, You Leave Me Speech-Less!!
How You’ve transformed my life in the span of one year.
You’ve dried up my eyes and to Hell You’ve sent fear.
See…Fear could not stand against truth, when compared.
Thank God for Your Word that Your Messengers shared!!
When the demons had fiery darts aimed at my back,
You nodded for Angels to seize and attack!!
You taught me how to submit my will unto Yours.
When I praised, You unchained and unlocked prison doors.
You’ve taught me to resist the devil, and put him on the run…With Your Word as my knife, my sword, and my gun.
When the Un-Righteous Judge said,
Unh-Unh…No Way!!
I stood waiting Lord, To hear what You Would Say!!
You turned the heart of the King…that You held in Your hand.
He fell to his knees…with No Power to Stand!!
“Yes! Jesus is Lord!!” He bowed and Confessed.
OH!! My Joy, So unspeakable…Lord You Leave Me Speech-Less!!

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I Hope You Enjoyed!!

Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!!

Until Tomorrow,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Jesus, Your Love Is So Amazing!!

Hey Neighbor,

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So Many emotions today!!

I woke up today…weighed down and flooded with anxieties, worries, and concerns.

My soul was downcast within Me, like David…and it was visible upon my countenance.

So much so that, First thing this morning…My Husband asked me, ‘What’s wrong??’

And Yet…I thought I was doing a good job of hiding my emotions!!

You know…Sometimes We can allow the weight of the World to rest upon our Souls and  Yet, We just can’t seem to be able to figure out…What’s Wrong!!??

So The Holy Spirit was there…my Counselor and My Helper to quickly remind me that I could break that spirit of heaviness…

With A Song!!

So I turned on My Worship Music and Sang Praises to the Lord, Like David in Psalms 42:11.

-Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my countenance, and my God-

So I sang along with one of my favorite Musicians, Fred Hammond.  He sings A beautiful Song called,  ‘Amazing Love.’

Here is the Youtube link For ‘Amazing Love.’

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T7wYxvkrPLE#

My Favorite Verse of the Song Is When Fred Begins to sing about the Depth, the Width, and Height of God’s Love For Us!!

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He Says…

Your love is deeper than any ocean.

Deeper than any issue that I can find myself

Entangled in!!

Your love is higher than any mountain…So

much higher than any problems that I face!!

Your Love stretches wider!!

And When You stretched Your hands on

Calvary, it was wider!!

And You showed Me…Your love for Me was

wider than the Universe…It has no end!!

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Every time I hear the words to this psalm…sang so beautifully…I am just overwhelmed and ‘So Amazed’ at Jesus’ Love For Us!!

When I think about how the Roman soldiers must have pulled and stretched his Arms soooo wide…as they nailed him to the Cross.  And yet, because of His Love…Jesus submitted himself…and willingly allowed Man to crucify Him…For My Sins.

WOW!!

Jesus really was saying to Us…that His Love extends so far beyond the mere width of His arms -made of flesh- that He Stretched  for Us…His Love is So Much wider than what You and I can even imagine!!

Spiritually…His Love For Us extends beyond the Universe – that He Created in Genesis- and His Love For Us is Infinite…It has no End!!

Oh…What Amazing Love…Thank You Jesus!!

-And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully-

(Ephesians 3:18)

Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!!

Until Tomorrow,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Send Up A Smoke Signal…Pray!!

Hey Neighbor,

This Story is For Your Encouragement.

When All Seems Lost…You Are Not!!

God Knows Where You Are…So Don’t Give Up!!

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Here’s The Story…

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The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stung with grief and anger.

“God, how could you do this to me!” he cried. Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. “How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn’t lose heart. Remember next time your little hut is burning to the ground-it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

Source unknown

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Neighbor, God has heard Your Cry and Your Help is on the Way!!

Thanks For Stopping By.

Until Tomorrow,

God Loves You and Do Do I!!

-Tam

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Saturday’s Bible Trivia – Answers

Hey Neighbor!!

Today We Have Saturday’s Bible Trivia Answers and A Little Sunday Afternoon ‘Church’ Humor!!

Enjoy!!

 

 

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The Ushers

 

Six-year old Angie and her four-year old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had had enough. “You’re not supposed to talk out loud in church.”

“Why? Who’s going to stop me?” Joel asked.

Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, “See those two men standing by the door? They’re hushers.”

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Here are the Answers to Saturday’s Bible Trivia for 2/14/2015

1) Nazareth

2) Jeremiah

3) Stephen

4) At the brook Cherith

5) Adam and Eve

6) Enoch and Elijah

7) Esther

8) Jesus

9) Lot’s wife

10) The Word of God

Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!!

Until Tomorrow,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Bible Trivia Saturday – ‘Do You Know??’

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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Hey Neighbor,

It’s Bible Trivia Saturday!!

Yay!!

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Here is Your Challenge For This Weekend!!

For Some of These Questions there are hints; Bible References (Chapter and Verses)…For Others; There Are No Hints!!

Have Fun!!

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1)  Do you know the city in which Jesus lived as a boy? (Luke 2:39-40)

2)  Do you know who is called the “Weeping Prophet”?

3)  Do you know the name of the first Christian martyr? (Acts 7:54-60)

4)  Do you know where the ravens fed Elijah? (1 Kings 17:5-6)

5)  Do you know the names of the two people who were never born?

6)  Do you know the names of the two people who never died?

7)  Do you know in which book of the Bible the name of God is not found?

8)  Do you know who told Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again”? (John 3)

9)  Do you know who turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back? (Genesis 19:15, 26)

10)  Do you know what is “quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword”? (Hebrews 4:12)

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How Many Did You Know??

 

I Will Post The Answers On Sunday 2/15/15

Thanks For Stopping By!!

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Enjoy A Wonderful Valentine’s Day!!

-Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes around, I will return to you and Sarah shall have borne a son-
(Genesis 18:14)

Hey Neighbor,

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Today’s Scripture Reminds Us that God Always Keeps His Promises!!

What Has God Promised You About Your Marriage??

Here’s A Little History About A Couple…with a troubled marriage, who I think We All Recognize…And the Promises of God For Their Life, Together…

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So Sarah bore Abraham a baby boy named, ‘Laughter.’ Remember that it was in her tent, just a year prior, when she had overheard the Angel of the Lord prophecy to her husband, Abraham, that she…Sarah…a 90 year old woman…would bear a Son.

Sarah LOL’ed!! [ Laughed Out Loud]
…And the Angel of the Lord heard her!!

This thought was absolutely absurd…it was so absurd that Abraham laughed, also.
In fact, Genesis 17:17 tells us that Abraham was ROFLMAO!! – [Rolling on the floor, laughing his *** off]

Still, God kept his Promise to Abraham and Sarah…visiting Sarah at the set time of which He prophesied…and Sarah bore Abraham a son, Isaac (laughter).

God Always keeps His promises!!

Even when We are walking…shackled in the chains of doubt and unbelief…Even when We are limping…in hurt and pain…Crying out to The Lord, saying…”It’s Just TOO Hard!!”

See when We think about the word ‘hard’…We think strenuous, exhausting, or requiring a great deal of effort, but God Says, HE CAN BREAK THOSE CHAINS!!

GOD is Almighty and He Designed the ‘Easy’ Button…Not Staples!!…And NOTHING is too Hard For HIM!!

You see…God Was telling Abraham…don’t sweat the details, Abe…This thing is not a big deal…I GOT THIS!!

Even though Abraham and Sarah reacted to the ‘Angel of the Lord’ as if they had entertained an ‘Angelic’ Comedian – on tour…Indeed it was God…prophesying that there was merriment, joy, and pleasure on the horizon for Abraham and Sarah’s marriage.

I can imagine that there had been much turmoil in their marriage, after Abraham slept with Hagar…and Hagar bore him Ishmael, who was now about 13 years old!!

Sure…it was Sarah’s -not so bright- idea to give Abraham her maidservant…then Sarah regretted that foolish idea. She beat Hagar…after she conceived…and tried to run her out of town.

How Funny…that this same ‘Angel of the Lord,’ had sent Hagar back home, into their lives…After Hagar had runaway!!

Remember, Hagar despised Sarah…so I can imagine Hagar taunted Sarah and flaunted her Son…Sarah’s husband’s Son…in her face…So much that after Isaac was born…Sarah had reached her boiling point!!

Sarah was fed-up with Hagar’s ‘games’ and she demanded that Abraham send Hagar and Ishmael away, because Now…Ishmael was teasing and taunting Isaac!!

I guess Ishmael learned it from his Momma!!

So anyway…God Confirmed to Abraham that it was time to send the ‘bond-woman’ away!!

It was time for this couple to enjoy their Wonderful Life, Together!!

It was time for Abraham and Sarah to experience peace and pleasure in their marriage…to put away the pain of their past and walk faithfully…in agreement with God… And enjoy His Promises!!

Sometimes it Seems So ‘hard’ to get past the hurt and pain that We’ve suffered in Our Marriages…and Relationships, in general.

But God says…If We will Just Put AWAY that Pain that has kept Us in bonds…and Trust Him…and Wait On God…Faith-Fully…HE Will Press That ‘Easy’ Button For Us…and Heal That Marriage!!

Husbands and Wives, Enjoy Your Spouses This Valentine’s Day!!

God Wants You To Enjoy A Wonderful Life, Together!!

Thanks For Visiting, Neighbor!!

Until Tomorrow,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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A Roller Coaster Ride to Healing – With Herbs!!

-Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being. And the Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden [delight]; and there He put the man whom He had formed (framed, constituted). And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight or to be desired–good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life also in the center of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of [the difference between] good and evil and blessing and calamity-
(Genesis 2:7-9)

Hey Neighbor,

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How Interesting that We read in the above scripture, that the first thing God did after He created man, was to feed him!!

Go ahead…Read It Again!!

God literally tilled and planted a herb-filled garden for the nourishment of Man’s physical body!!

This tells Me that God was saying that the Herbs in the Earth are Primary for Man’s Health and Healing!!

Anyway…I promised You more information on Allie’s Road to Healing From A ‘Yeast’ Overgrowth in Her Intestines and The Elimination Diet.

So I previously shared with You in Part 3 of ‘God Pointed 👉 Us To His Healing Herbs’…how We began to allow Allie’s overworked liver, an opportunity to rest…on the Elimination Diet.

We were So thankful to to God…and blessed to see that Our little Girl was no longer suffering. Allie was now resting well and sleeping throughout the night…no more hot…itchy skin and/or oozing…ALL day and ALL night!!

Praise God…We were finally, ‘Eliminating’ the Root Cause of Allie’s prolonged illness.

I’ve previously explained the process of how We determined which foods were ‘safe’ for Allie…but now, We must identify which foods are the ‘unsafe’ foods – or the foods that feed Candida aka Yeast Overgrowth.

We had our very first allergic response when We tried to introduce White Potatoes into Allie’s diet.

Now, these White Potatoes, were an ‘Organic’ brand – ‘single ingredient’ food that We simply boiled in hot water…and simply seasoned with sea salt.

It didn’t take Us long to figure it out!!

Potatoes Were Not ‘Safe’ for Allie!!

Before Allie could finish the entire Potato, We heard a very familiar cry, “IIIItchyyy!’

Poor little Allie began to itch with a intensity that we had not seen before!!

Why??

We Remembered then…That Dr. Sultan had warned Us about This!!

He had explained that the ‘yeast’ overgrowth would still be present in her body (Although weakened)…lying dormant in her intestines…waiting for its favorite ‘meal’ – Sugar!!

Remember…We were attacking the Candida with the herbs, Caprylic Acid and Oil of Oregano…and We were outnumbering the ‘unfriendly bacteria’ in the gut with ‘friendly bacteria’ – Acidophilus.

But Just like Satan waited around…keeping his distance from Jesus in the Wilderness…hoping to gain the upper hand at a more favorable time, these little yeast organisms were ‘on the low’…lying in wait…waiting to be fed sugar so they could ‘rise-up!’

-And when the devil had ended every [the complete cycle of] temptation, he [temporarily] left Him [that is, stood off from Him] until another more opportune and favorable time-
(Luke 4:13)

When We fed Allie that starchy Potato…We didn’t realize it, but We were giving life and power to the yeast…causing it to ‘rise-up’…just like sugar + yeast in a cake!!

So as that Potato began to get broken down into sugar in the body…thus feeding the yeast, Candida traveled past her still, strained liver into the bloodstream, along-side the nutrients from the potato…during digestion.

So her body began to trigger a powerful blast of histamines to attack and destroy the invader (yeast) in the bloodstream. Which caused Allie to break out like never before…and We needed Benadryl!!

So After we learned that Sugar Feeds Yeast in cakes…and in Our Bodies, We learned to avoid sugar, potatoes, wheat, corn, grapes, etc., and any other foods that the body breaksdown into Sugar…but only for a time…until We restored the ‘balance’ in Allie’s intestines.

This process of Eliminating ‘unsafe’ Foods that fed yeast went on for about 6 months to 1 year.

So Fastforward…Approximately 9 years later, Allie Loves Brownies, Spaghetti, Pancakes…etc. She is allowed to eat these things in moderation…without any allergic response or visits from itchy, eczema!!

Praise God!!

While Allie’s liver was resting and healing and the herbs were reducing the inflammation in her body, cleansing her polluted bloodstream, and strengthening her organs…God was Healing Allie – according to His Original Design, in the Garden!!

So We are mindful to keep God’s Healing Herbs in her body…God gave her these herbs For her food…and For Ours, Too!!

When God formed Adam and Eve, He made them flesh, and He placed them in the Garden…there with the proper foods to sustain a healthy balance for their flesh…and for the healing, nourishment of their bodies and Ours.

If You Would like More information about the Elimination Diet or Healing Herbs, please feel free to contact me by email At ttwear@gmail.com.

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Leave a reply to share Your Herbal Healing Journey with Your CareBibleStudy Friends and Neighbors…We would Love, Love, Love to hear it!!

Thanks So Much For Visiting, Neighbor!!

Until Tomorrow,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Bible Brain Teaser # 3 – Answers??

Hey Neighbor,

This Bible Brain Teaser Boggled My Brain!!

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I Spent Most of My Sunday Afternoon and Monday trying to figure it out…and as You can see, I only found 58 of the 59!!

What Am I Missing??
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1) Samuel

2) Leviticus (Levit. I customized )

3) Mark (remarks) or (Denmark)

4) Exodus (complex. Odus)

5) Song of Solomon (song of songs)

6) Acts (acts)

7) Luke (lukewarm)

8) Kings (looking so)

9 & 10) Job and Obadiah (job. A Diahann)

11) Amos (a most)

12) Hebrews (The Brewster’s)

13) Philemon (Francophile Monastery)

14) Genesis (Eugene, Sister)

15, 16, 17) John (Gospel) and 1John and

3John – (Johnson)

18) Romans (Romanshire)

19) Corinthians (Corinth. I answered)

20) Proverbs (pro! Verbs)

21) Psalms (tips, alms)

22) Jude (Judea.)

23) Timothy,

24) Titus (that it usually)

25) Galatians, 26) Colossians,

27) Thessalonians, 28) Ephesians

29) Haggai (Hag gained)

30) Philippians (“Philipp,” I answered)

31) James (jam, especially)

32) Ezra ( pez, rabbi )

33) Isaiah (Lisa. I, ah)

34) Hosea (those aren’t)

35) Joel (Joe, let)

36) Numbers (number should)

37) Micah (Endemic a holy)

38) Nahum (persona, humble)

39) Jeremiah (Jere, MIA He)

40) Lamentations

41) Malachi (from a Lachish)

42) Nehemiah (One hemi-Ahmadiyan)

43) Esther (Muslim was there) or (best her paper)

44) Matthew (Jerusalem, at the world’s)

45) Revelation

46) Peter (“nope, terminate)

47) Ruth ( “It’s the truth)

48) Chronicles (chronicle. She)

49) Jonah (Jo. Nahant)

50) Joshua (Jo. Shu, an)

51) Daniel (Dan, I eliminated)

52) Ezekiel (freeze!” “Kiel)

53) Deuteronomy (deuteron.” “O, my)

54) Judges

55) Zechariah (froze! “Chari! Ahoy)

56) Ecclesiastes (Eccles. I, as tester)

57) Zephaniah ( Zeph, a NIA hand-picked)

58) Habakkuk (H.A. Bakk, Ukrainian)
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We’re You able to Find All 59??

…Then, Please Leave A Reply and Clue myself and Your CareBibleStudy Friends in on what We’ve Missed!!

Until Tomorrow,

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-Tam

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Bible Brain Teaser #3

Hey Neighbor,

Here’s a head start on this weekend’s Brain Teaser. It’s rather long and it will probably take longer than 1 day to find all 59 Books. Remember You will only find Samuel, Chronicles, Corinthians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Peter, and John 1(one) time.

Grab a Cup of Coffee and Enjoy!!

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Here is Bible Brain Teaser #3…

There are the names of all the books of the Bible in these paragraphs (not counting 1’s and 2’s) See how many of the 59 you can find. By Jim Smith.

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My name is Samuel Levit. I customized my name because people made remarks about me being related to the furniture company Sam Levitz. My son is named Odus. Don’t ask me to explain his name the story is too complex. Odus likes music. The other day he told me he had written the song of songs. He acts like it’s the next big hit, but it left me only lukewarm. I hope he finds something else to do. I also have a daughter named Diana. She is looking so hard for a job. A Diahann Brewster called yesterday to interview my daughter. Two women, with basically the same first name, talking together on the phone, that was a most confusing conversation let me tell you! The Brewsters own a tax preparation service next door to the Francophile Monastery. Father Eugene, Sister Mary Francis, and Johnson & Johnson are clients of theirs. Father Eugene is from Romanshire, Northern Ireland. He said he studied Greek in Corinth. I answered that he is a real pro! Verbs and nouns in the Greek are difficult to learn.

I asked Mr. Brewster for tax advice. He said that tips, alms, and donations were deductible, I just need a receipt. My brother Philipp asked if travel expenses were deductible. He just came back from the Holy land. He toured Judea. The tour guide, Timothy, said that it usually costs a lot of money to take side trips unexpectedly. The tour group had asked if they could see the historic sites of the Galatians, Colossians, and the Thessalonians. The tour guide said no, but the Ephesian site is open. Philipp said a hag gained access to his travel bag. “Philipp,” I answered, “did she get your camera?” He said he had it with him or she would have. Philipp said he would be in a jam, especially with mom, if that lady had taken the camera. That’s because it belongs to her.

Philipp told me about a souvenir shop he visited. He said he saw a pez, rabbi candy dispenser. Imagine that! The woman at the counter was named Lisa. I, ah, think that was her name. Anyway, she told my brother those aren’t the ones she ordered. She had ordered a rabbi statue along with pez dispensers, but the manager, Joe, let the stock boy practice ordering that day. “Do you like them,” she asked. “The company said I can reorder any number should the need arise.” Lisa said the rabbi pez dispenser was endemic; a holy man designed them. I believe the holy man is legitimate, she explained. He has a very mild persona, humble from head to toe.

The souvenir shop has books about the different battles of the Holy Land. One particular book was about Jere, MIA. He went missing about 586 BC. Lamentations over his disappearance could be heard for miles, or so the story goes. I heard it straight from a Lachish citizen. One hemi-Ahmadiyan Muslim was there and he verified the story of Jere. Jerusalem, at the world’s most fought over section of land in human history, has a violent past. According to prophecy, the future doesn’t look good either. My brother Philipp said he had a revelation and everything will turn out fine in the end. He asked me if I believed him. I said, “nope, terminate this charade right now!” He said “It’s the truth, read it for yourself!”

Lisa, the souvenir shop attendant, has a sister who works for the chronicle. She is a photojournalist. Her name is Jo. Nahant, Massechusetts is where she lives, but she travels a lot for the newspaper. Egypt had a big story break last month. The editor wanted the best her paper could send, so they sent Jo. Shu, an Egyptian god of the air, was up in arms over smog in Cairo. All they got was a picture of a dust storm. I think it was a hoax. I told my friend Dan, I eliminated Cairo from my travel itinerary.

Philipp wanted to take a cruise from Finland to Scotland, over Christmas. I protested, “We’ll, freeze!” “Kiel Canal is the way through Denmark,” he said. “It will be fun and I can catch up on my physics paper while we are at sea,” he said. “Now, lets see where did I leave off? Oh yes, the deuteron.” “O, my Philipp. You’re a sick man. A crowd of judges wouldn’t convict me if I tossed you overboard.” Well, we went on the cruise and just like I said, I froze! “Chari! Ahoy, Chari! Wait for me,” a voice said. It was the cruiseline dance instructor. She was late to port and almost missed the ship. The ship’s chef happened to be a college friend of mine, Gilliam Eccles. I, as tester of food, got half price on my cruise tickets for my services. That made the trip more worthwhile. Ship security was provided by the National Intelligence Authority. Zeph, a NIA hand-picked agent, was head of security. H.A. Bakk, Ukrainian composer and conductor, personally headed a shipboard concert on the final day of the cruise. It was the highlight of the trip! Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

It’s Tough…but Don’t Give up!!

Remember…You will have all week to conquer this one.

Until tomorrow,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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God 👉 Pointed Us To His Healing Herbs!! – Part 3

-For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it-

(Isaiah 55:10)
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Hey Neighbor,

So Dr. Sultan Told Us that Allie Was Allergic to ‘Mold’…it’s not the mold that builds up in a wet basement, but it is a mold that lives and grows inside the intestines called, Candida Albicans – Often referred to as a ‘Yeast Overgrowth.’

You See every Man or Woman has both Good and Bad bacteria in their bodies… When the bad bacteria outnumbers the good bacteria…food allergies are born.

However, these Food Allergies/Sensitivities are actually just a symptom…not the root cause.  These allergies are a reflection of the imbalance of organisms inside of the digestive tract…trying to tell US that there are invaders growing in the intestines!!

Many of Us are experiencing these symptoms…although not realizing it…because We are accustomed to taking a pain pill or little Benadryl to suppress Our discomforts.

But Our bodies are trying to communicate to Us…that it’s Immune Sytem is overwhelmed!!

Most people don’t realize that 80% of Our body’s immunity (the body’s ability to fight sickness and disease) lies in the small intestines.

So in essence…Our body’s (external) condition is a direct reflection of the body’s (internal) condition…Inside of Our digestive tracts!!

You really Are…What You Eat!!

Our body does not recognize many of the pre-packaged, processed foods that we eat in our homes and/or restaurants.

Nor does the body recognize the hi-fructose-corn syrup that’s in most of our sweet beverages.

And the body certainly does not recognize the ‘man-made’ additives, preservatives, pesticides/herbicides, hormones, steroids, etc. that ‘Man’ has mixed in…sprayed on…and injected into Our Food!!

All of these things contribute to killing our ‘friendly’ or good intestinal bacteria – This condition is called, Intestinal Dysbiosis.

This is where many of Our sicknesses and diseases begin!!

It is an imbalance in digestive flora – (good gut bacteria vs. bad gut bacteria) – This dysbiosis produces inflammation in the gut…leaving Your last meal partially undigested in the gut!!

So Where does this undigested or partially digested meal Go??

It will try to go up…if it can’t get out – This is why many people experience Acid Reflux, which is nothing more than a dirty digestive tract where bad bacteria can live and grow!!

Also…because many of Us are not ‘regular’…these partially digested meals never make it out of the constipated body.

Most doctors consider an individual to be constipated, if he/she does not have a bowel movement three times/week.

That is unacceptable!!

God designed our bowels to move every 8 hours…on average…so if Our bowels are not moving at least once/day…and Our feces is hard as a rock because it’s been trapped in the body 2-4+ days…Then We ARE definitely experiencing Constipation!!

Consider this!!…If We are eating, on average, three meals/day…but only eliminating 1 of those meals/day…then 2 meals are still left trapped in the body!!

It’s Simple Math…3-1=2!!

Those 2 trapped (partially digested) meals begin to rot and mold inside of the body.

When the pipes of Our body’s sewer system gets clogged up…the waste begins to putrefy and pollute the bloodstream..causing the organs to suffer!!

The longer these toxins remain trapped in the intestines…the longer they are recycling through the bloodstream, polluting the bloodstream and causing all 78 of Our organs to suffer. Particularly, the liver…whose job is to filter invaders out of Our bloodstream.

Now Remember…We had cleaned Allie Out!!

She was no longer Constipated, but the Candida overgrowth had a ‘strong-hold’ on her health and this yeast was hiding in her intestines and invading her bloodstream.

Candida…like any organism, does not want to die…So it will Fight to Live!!

So…Allie’s  little body was working overtime…making histamine – to try to flush-out these invaders (allergens) which had fought past her weak, and overworked liver.

So here…again…comes the oozing and itching, shortly after each meal…because Allie’s little organs were constantly at work…struggling to eliminate these toxins from her body…but they could not!!

So Dr. Sultan put Allie on the ‘Elimination Diet.’  This Diet gave her Liver a chance to Rest…while We were introducing God’s Healing Herbs into her body.

Dr. Sultan explained that it can take 4-6 days for any food to be completely eliminated from a body that is functioning properly.

So…Our instructions were to remove All Foods from her diet and to introduce only 1 single-ingredient food (with no additives, pesticides, herbicides, etc.) into her diet every 4-6 days -for example – Organic spinach.

We decided to Try…Every 4 days vs. 6.

So…on Sunday, Mon, Tues, and Wednesday…Allie could only eat Organic Spinach for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner…and for snacks.

Wow!!

We blanched the fresh spinach leaves in hot water and added only sea salt. And when we saw no allergic reaction…Then We deemed Spinach a ‘safe’ food for Allie.

Now…On Thursday, We were able to add a second (single-ingredient) food + the ‘safe’ Organic Spinach – for example – Organic chicken Backs.

We chose organic Chicken backs because they were affordable (with no hormones, steroids, or, additives, etc.).

We simply boiled the chicken…adding only sea salt and served it with the blanched spinach.

So We continued with this Elimination diet…introducing only (1) new food into Allie’s diet for Months on end.

While Allie’s liver was resting…Dr. Sultan began treating Allie with an oral anti-fungal medication to kill the ‘Yeast’ Overgrowth in her gut!!

When she completed the prescription anti-fungal…we continued to battle the yeast with herbs.  We rotated the Anti-fungal herbs ‘Caprylic Acid,’ ‘Olive Leaf Extract,’ and ‘Oil of Oregano.’…while introducing ‘friendly’ or good bacteria into her intestines with the herb, ‘Kyodophilus.’

To feed her liver, We introduced the herb, ‘Milk Thistle,’ and for rebuilding her immune system, We introduced ‘Alpha-lipoic Acid.’

With each ‘safe’ meal, we also introduced herbal ‘digestive enzymes.’

We introduced a daily ‘green-drink’ rich in vitamins/minerals and amino acids to ‘cool’ down her inflamed body…and also, to feed and strengthen all the Organs in her body with optimum nutrition.

Also…There was ‘Cod Liver Oil’ and Fish Oil’ to continue to reduce attack the inflammation in her body.

God is So Awesome!!

He was healing Our Child…without aggressive prescription steroids and harmful antibiotics

He Was Showing Us that He Was The Almighty God and that He Would Receive the Glory For Allie’s Healing…but We had to Receive His Grace to Be Patient and To Learn To Trust His Ways…and Not ‘Mans!!’

-Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord-

(Isaiah 55:7)

God Planted A Garden in Eden…Full Of Trees, Plants, Fruits, Flowers…nuts and seeds to Nourish Our Bodies…These Are God’s Healing Herbs!!

If We Will Forsake Our Ways Of Feeding Our Bodies…And Return To Gods Ways Of Nourishing Our Bodies…Then HE WILL HEAL Our Bodies and Our Land…the ground from which His herbs come forth!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

Tomorrow…We Have Bible Brain Teaser #3!!

On Monday, I want to Give Your More Details About the ‘Ups and Downs’ of the Elimination Diet…It was Truly A Blessing To Allie!!

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National Wear Red Day!! – Feb 6, 2015

Hey Neighbor,

Today’s Post is  Dedicated to One of My Friends and One of Your CareBibleStudy Friends. Her Name is Debora Grandison, and She was my very First Follower on the CareBible Study Blog. Today She is Sharing Her Heart Story on YouTube and Reminding Us to Wear Red on Today Feb. 6, 2015.

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DEBORA’S HEART STORY/AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION STL-ON YOU TUBE

Hello All, I wanted to share my video heart story developed for The 2015 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S Heart Campaign. Today is NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY and I hope that you will support the mission to save lives by wearing RED. If able, I’d love you to share a picture of you in RED. My Heart Sisters and I are working hard to turn everything RED to raise awareness of Heart Disease and Stroke! Heart Disease and Stroke kill 1 in 3 Women and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Just wearing RED would be great, but if you are able, I would love for you to send a picture to me via cell phone…636-236-6254. Thank you for your support and God Bless you!

Thanks So Much For Your Love and Support!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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God Pointed 👉 Us To His Healing Herbs!! – Part 2

-And Jesus went with him; and a great crowd kept following Him and pressed Him from all sides [so as almost to suffocate Him]. And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, And who had endured much suffering under [the hands of] many physicians and had spent all that she had, and was no better but instead grew worse.-
(Mark 5:26)

Hey Neighbor,

Here’s Part 2 of Allie’s Healing Journey with God’s Healing Herbs!!

I remember then, that one of my longstanding tenants, who knew what Allie had looked like as a baby, whispered to me, one day, as she asked if Allie had been in a fire!! Allie had turned about 5 shades darker than normal and her skin was so terribly damaged, from all of the scratching.

I had grown so accustomed to seeing her that way…that I didn’t realize how she appeared to others…She was still my baby!!

So we bought plenty of Shea butter, cocoa butter, powders to control the itching…so many types of remedies for her to soak in…but We were still only trying to control the symptoms…instead of destroying the root!!

You see, every time we fed her…within the hour, she would begin to itch and scratch, uncontrollably. We were being very careful about avoiding milk, juices, cookies, cake, ice cream, etc..You know…all the stuff that toddlers love. But Even after We fed her a ‘healthy’ meal…like spinach and turkey..or even chicken and green beans…We still got the same severe reaction.

So We went on that way until finally, a friend of mine lead me to a chiropractor…who she had been seeing for Allergies!!

From there…this Chiropractor referred Us to a Naturopathic Doctor…so She contacted him for Us…We made the appointment and We went to our First visit with Dr. Sultan.

I can remember the first thing He said to Dewitt and myself, after he looked Allie over…

He chastised Us!! He said, ‘Do not Put any more ‘Petro-chemicals’ on her skin!!

Her was referring to the Petro-leum jelly that we were oiling Allie down with…5-6 times/day because her skin was so hard and dry. We thought it was soothing the dryness, but it was only adding to her bodies toxic overload.

He explained to Us that her little body had been poisoned, from all the antibiotics (for ear infections), prescription steroids and other chemical steroids, (in our meat, chicken and turkey), hormones (from dairy), pesticides and herbicides (sprayed on our fruits and vegetables), and also, from the food preservatives and additives (added to everything in a can, box, or bag).

He went on to explain that We had to get her Cleaned-Out!!

Initially We thought…We will Just go ‘organic!’ But He explained that Simply…eating healthy- whether organic Or not- would not remove the toxic overload from her body!!

This was truly an enlightening moment for Us, as it all began to add-up and make sense. Allie had not been having bowel moments, with any regularity…for years!! Her bowels had only been moving about every 3 days or so.

So all of those dead, rotten, molded foods…and the medicines and chemicals…were still inside of her…putrefying and recycling throughout her bloodstream… 24 hours a day!!

Dr. Sultan went on to explain that until We cleaned her body out…even the herbs would not be able to work…because her body would not be able to properly absorb them!!

So We had to Give Allie an Enema!!

Yes…I had to convince my sickly, 4 year old child…to lie down on the bathroom floor…close to the toilet…and let me give her a ‘Fleet’ Enema!!

WOW!!

She had been plugged up..like a bear in Hibernation!!

Before a bear goes into Hibernation, he eats dirt and hair and whatever else He can get into his system…to create a ‘butt-plug’ so that he can sleep throughout the winter with no ‘accidents!’

Eeew!!

Dr. Sultan also introduced Us to some non-toxic oil alternatives that soothed her inflamed skin. These oils had come from Nature. They were oils from the fish and other animals that Our God created for our food…as well as for other purposes…on that Fifth Day of Creation!!

Dr. Sultan introduced Us to ‘Emu-oil.’

Yes…from the Emu!!…and believe it or not…after cleaning her out…it was every bit as effective as the (chemical) steroid creams..that had worked..temporarily.

Only…This Emu oil did not add toxic burden to Allie’s, already, struggling little organs!!

So You’ve gotta to Be asking…Where are the Healing Herbs??

Well…Allie still Had to eat!!

And The Herbs Were Allie’s Food…as God had intended!!

So…there will be more about The Healing Herbs on Tomorrow…in addition to the ‘Elimination Diet,’ which futher cleansed Allie’s body!!

That will be On – Part 3!!

Until Then…

God Loves You and Do Do I!!

-Tam

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God 👉Pointed Us to His Healing Herbs!!

-And God said, Let the earth put forth [tender] vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, each according to its kind, upon the earth. And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed according to their own kinds and trees bearing fruit in which was their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it-
(Genesis 1:11-12)

Hey Neighbor,

The Hubby and I are taking an Herbal Healing Class!! Yes, we are taking yet, another class together…We are still working on our Ph.D’s in Theology and very soon We will become Certified Herbalists…and We are excited!!

Why Herbal Healing??

Here’s that Answer w/Allie’s Story – Part 1

Well…Our youngest daughter, Allie, who is now a healthy and energetic, 13 year old, was terribly ill as a toddler. Dewitt and I didn’t know why her health was deteriorating and We had taken her to every medical doctor and/or specialist that we could find…but like the Woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5:26, Allie only continued to suffer and she grew much worse!!

WOW!!

It all started with a little eczema on her arms…that spread to her knees…then to her hands. She had scratched herself so terribly until the rashes would bleed and ooze. So of course We were referred to the allergy specialists…who gave us steroid cream – after steroid cream…which gave Us great results, initially…but only for a short period of time.

Unfortunately, the doctors had neglected to tell Us that Allie’s skin would eventually become immune to the steroid creams, rendering them ineffective…which would require us to request stronger and stronger prescriptions…and my baby was only 2 years old.

Then there were also the issues with Allie’s scalp, which was itchy and flakey and it would turn completely white, every morning…even though I had washed it with medicated shampoo and had thoroughly oiled it the night before. Every morning she would awake, white-headed with her sheets covered with the dead skin that she had spent the night scratching off of her little body!!

So, of course the doctors recommended that We oil Allie’s scalp with the steroid creams to treat her scalp. The creams were very effective…temporarily soothing the itching and flaking, but the steroids had weakened the hair follicles, causing her hair to fall out in blotches. So then the doctors gave Us another cream to treat Allie’s newest condition, Alopecia (spots of hair loss).

This went on and on until finally, Our pediatrician gave Our 3 yr old the powerful steroid drug…Prednisone. I remember how very honestly, he spoke to me, as he handed me the prescription. He said that the prescription was only for a 10 day dose of the steroid…and that it would clear everything up…within the next couple of weeks, but when Allie was done with the 10 day regimen…he could not write another steroid prescription for such a small child. He told me that the severe itching, and oozing would return and that the condition would be much more aggressive than before.

Of Course, Dewitt and I had been praying over Our little child…day and night, believing that God would show Us another way. We were reading and studying anything about alternative treatments that we could get Our hands on. Although Allie’s doctors had given up on her, We just could not!!

So…When Our child’s suffering resumed, Dewitt and I took shifts…day in and day out…rubbing Allie’s skin, attempting to soothe her and to keep her comfortable.

I had even placed socks over her hands, but I still found myself wrestling with her little arms throughout the night…trying to keep her from ‘scratching for blood.’

Our oldest daughter, Daen was only 13 at that time, and she was great help. She also took on an afternoon shift…to ‘rub’ Allie, so I could cook and take care of my personal hygiene.

And so We endured… just like that for about another year. Allie was about 4 years old then, and even as Dewitt an I continued to ‘rub,’ pray and cry…and cry, pray and ‘rub’…We Still Believed that GOD was watching and listening…And indeed He Was…He had heard Our Prayers.

GOD was Faithful to US!!

HE Showed Us another way…HE 👉Pointed Us to His Healing Herbs!!

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That’s Part 1 of Allie’s Story…

Come back Tomorrow, and I will take You further, ‘UP’ the road, showing You God’s Awesome Healing Power…Manifested through His Herbs!!

Until Then,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

-God said, See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to all the animals on the earth and to every bird of the air and to everything that creeps on the ground–to everything in which there is the breath of life–I have given every green plant for food. And it was so.-
(Genesis 1:29-30)

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Bible Brain Teaser #2 – Answers!!

Hey Neighbor,

I hope You Enjoyed Bible Brain Teaser #2. It was hard. I have to admit, I sought help from my family, but even they couldn’t help me find the names that I was missing. I really struggled, but then I just had to sit down and work my Brain…Lol!

Here Are The Answers…YAY!!

Sentence 1.- John (1)
Sentence 2.- Joel (2) – (banjo. Elaine)
Sentence 3. –
Sentence 4- Judges (3) , Job (4)
Hebrews (5)- (she brews), Esther (6) -(nerves. There)
Sentence 5- Acts (7) – (fact Some)
Sentence 6 – James (8) – (jam, especially)
Sentence 7- Ruth (9) – (truth ), Romans (10) – (from answers), Titus (11) – (admit it usually), Matthew (12) -(them at the worst)
Sentence 8- Genesis (13) – (genes is)
Sentence 9 – Hosea (14) – (Those able), Lamentations (15)
Sentence 10 – Revelation (16), Timothy (17), Samuel (18), Numbers (19)
Sentence 11 – Malachi (20) -(normal. A chipper)
Sentence 12 – Peter (21) – (compete. Remember)
Sentence 13 – Kings (22) – (lurking somewhere)
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How Did You Do??…and Which ones were the toughest to find??

Leave A Reply and Let Me Know.

I have another Bible Brain Teaser for You next Saturday…The next one is really going to be Challenging…but Fun.

I hope You Enjoyed…I did!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Jesus Is Our LifeGuard!!

-THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.(He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him–not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake. Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me-
(Psalms 23:1-4)

Hey Neighbor,

I usually keep a notebook at my nightstand, because the Holy Spirit likes to talk to me…while I’m asleep!! Lol

So anyway…I was going through one of my old Notebooks and I found this Lifeguard analogy that I had written about Jesus. It was during the latter part of 2013…and I felt as if I was going under…’BUT GOD’ was right beside me, preserving me and leading me to still waters!!

Here’s My Analogy…

When We go swimming, it is important to know if the lifeguard is on duty and where he is seated…BUT Jesus is our LifeGuard and He is always on duty!! It is So important for Us to know His location, before We step out into the waters of Life. We need to know that Jesus is seated at the Right Hand of God, the Father…with His watchful eye on Us, as He intercedes for Us.

Satan is also watching and lurking about…trying to lure Us out into the deep waters, where We are no longer able to sense Our footing. There, he can stir up the wind and the waves of life and attempt to pull Us under…but if We keep Our eyes on Our Lifeguard…We’ll see that He’s right there beside Us, because He is concerned about Our safety and Our survival. He swims alongside of Us…even when We’ve wandered too far out!!

He will never leave Us nor forsake Us!!

So when the strong currents of life’s waters attempt to overwhelm You and You are left flailing Your arms…gasping for air…and trying to keep Your head above the water, Remember that YOUR LifeGuard is an excellent swimmer…And He adores You…You have special favor with Jesus, So You can just throw Your arms around Him…and You can lean into Him…knowing that He WILL preserve Your Life.

Get to KNOW Your LifeGuard on a first-name basis…Call on Him!!

His Name is Jesus!!

When We know Him…and have an intimate, personal relationship with Him…We learn to trust Him and We believe His Word when He says that He is Our Firm foundation…and if We will become ‘sure-footed’…in Him…We can Make it to the Shores of Heaven!!

Because Jesus is Our Salvation…We know that all the devil’s wicked schemes and evil plots that he has set-up against Us…in order to destroy Our Lives…They are ALL…already under Jesus’ feet.

He will Command the Winds and The Waves and make them behave and He will put that roaring lion back in his cage.

Until Tomorrow…Get ready for another ‘Brain Teaser.’

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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