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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!!

Until Tomorrow,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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