Month: November 2013

His love endures forever

Psalm 136:1

 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.

Life is full of challenges.  People hate.  They hurt.  We fall.  We scrape our knees.  We break our bones.  We hurt.  We bleed.   We cry.  If that was the end of the story, life wouldn’t be much to live for.  But it is not the end it is just part of the path.  We also love.  People love.  God loves.  We heal.  We get up.  We clean our wounds and mend our broken bones.  We laugh.  We sing.  We love.

Give thanks to the Lord for HE is good and He guides us through the good times and bad.  When we cry, he cries.  When we laugh, he laughs.  When we don’t love, he does still love.

His love endures forever.  Amen!

Hannah thanksgiving

Giving thanks again

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 NIV

Do everything for God’s glory.  Whether you are digging ditches, washing dishes, or operating on a heart – do it for His glory.  And give thanks in everything.  If you are constantly thanking God, you won’t have time to complain.



Pastor in Iran jail not part of deal

Please pray for this pastor.

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Obama fails to secure American pastor’s release from Iran, despite Senate pressure

Obama fails to secure American pastor’s release from Iran, despite Senate pressure

10:46 AM 11/25/2013
Patrick Howley
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The Obama administration apparently failed to secure the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for his beliefs before striking a nuclear arms deal with the Iranian government early Sunday.

Though Secretary of State John Kerry managed to partially close down some of Iran’s nuclear program, while allowing the country to continue to enrich uranium, he did not gain the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a year and reportedly tortured for spreading Christianity.

“Was the Christian pastor’s release part of this weekend’s ‘historic’ deal struck with Iran? If not, why not?,” former Alaska governor Sarah Palin tweeted Sunday.

The United States Senate and the House Foreign Affairs Committee both unanimously passed resolutions this month calling for Abedini’s…

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Colossians 2:6-7

New International Version (NIV)

Spiritual Fullness in Christ

6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

It’s hard to be negative on life when we are overflowing with thankfulness. . . . .


Test the spirits

I am researching material for a new book.  It is amazing what you find out there when searching . . . I found out a new theory.  According to a theologian, when God’s power falls on someone they always fall front.  When Satan’s power falls on someone they fall backwards.  Hmmm, yes you guessed it – if you have been slain in the Spirit and have fallen backwards it was not from God but from Satan!  Wow, I’m glad we got that straightened out.  I guess those of us who have fallen back need to repent.

Meanwhile, children are still starving and being abused.  There are many who need homes.  There are many who need restored.  I hope that we can put effort into that instead of figuring out what is causing us to fall backwards.

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.


Let the children . . .


Luke 18:15-17  People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Alive in the Spirit

We can argue all day long over what is sin and what is not.  We can have meetings to decide which sin we will allow in our churches and which ones we won’t.  But in the end . . .  we have all sinned and fallen short.  Remember the plank and the speck.  Remember to love.  Remember to lend a hand up and not a hand down.  We live by grace, not to be free to sin but to live with God.   Our spirits live even if our physical bodies are dying.

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18 NIV