Showing posts from October, 2013

The 3 best days of my life - so far. Based on Acts 17:27

October 19, 2013 Acts 17:27 - Living Bible (TLB) “His purpose in all of this is that they should seek after God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. Since I read a wonderful  post  on Maria Shriver’s blog, this post has been swirling in my brain. While cleaning treasures from my closet this morning, I found one of my many journals.  At that time, I had experienced the second happiest day of my life. Before I write about those days, I must tell you what I know for sure now. May 2, 2006  is the best day of my life. Period. There will be no other better day while I am living on Earth because on that day,  I saw the hand of God  and my life changed forever.  It was an unexpected supernatural occurrence. God wanted to get my attention.  He did.  Life has never been more exciting, joyful, painful and meaningful. I can blog about the milestones of my life, but there is no more significant milestone for me than

What is holding you in captivity? Take off the chains and go Read John 8:32

John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. These are my notes based on a sermon by Dr. Charles Stanley. You can find it here: Real Freedom, Oct. 13, 2013.   Causes of captivity:  EVIL HABITS False beliefs, lying, deception, sexual immorality, Drunkenness, drugs, smoking, laziness, profanity EMOTIONS Fear, false guilt, jealousy, worry and anxiety, prejudice, feeling you can never please God, bitterness, unforgiveness, insecurity. BONDAGE affects our personal testimony and hinders spiritual growth. TRUTH that sets us free:   Freedom comes when we know the heart of God through a relationship. And, when we allow The Lord to reveal junk and hidden sin  and then allow Him to remove it. What pride is holding you back? You can choose to have the freedom God wants for you.  If you don't know there's stuff/sin keeping you down or if you continue to not deal with it,   you will always live at a low

When it hurts to care - Psalm 23:4

Psalm 23:4 Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way. “The power of the saint lies in the coming down and in the living that is done in the valley." - Oswald Chambers  Life lived on the mountaintop is the most beautiful experience especially when you have a relationship with God. But leaving that mountaintop to live the everydayness of life and especially in the everydayness of the ministry that God has planned for us isn’t glamorous. I spent years running from God because it hurt to care. I still want to do that even when I know that I am called to care for others through their valley experiences. Today, for the first time ever, I cried after I left a hospital room. My heart was broken for a patient and the family. Thankfully, I had a chance to share my tears and benefit from the wise counsel of one of our priests. His advice: Cry. You talk to God and cry. I shudder