Epic Grace Tuesday

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Epic Grace is where you’ll discover what it means to experience the unconditional love of God, regardless of how often you stumble, and you’ll gain a fresh view of how to find God’s purpose for your life.

Want to learn more about God’s epic grace? You can get the book HERE.

Be a blessing today, Jay.

Life Beyond A Phone Screen

I just recently came across this blog and I’m so happy I did. This post that I’m sharing couldn’t have come at a better time. Recently I deleted facebook off my iphone, go some what off the grid, and get back to a simpler time when a shared cup of coffee and a warm conversation was face to face and not screen to screen. Isn’t it time that we all reconnect with each other? I hope you read this post and decide to put the phone down and look someone in the eyes again and smile. God bless you today, Jay

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His dying breath has brought me life. I know that it is finished.
If His grace is an ocean we’re all sinking. 
Hope is stirring. Hearts are yearning for You.
Freely You’ve bled for us. 
Your love never fails. It never gives up. 

Across the hall my brother’s tenor voice sings these words as his fingers strum his six-string guitar. Those sweet, encouraging words full of promise and a life worth living.

“…I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

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The photo above is a photo of my pastor’s 3 week old baby boy, Christian. At times I forget that I was that small once. As life does happen, the adolescent years arrived too quickly. I fought them as much as I could until maturity prevailed. Before I knew it baby dolls, barbies, and dress-up clothes were in the attic. And I had entered a new stage in…

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Inspired & Uplifted

Pray for all things, God is listening and he knows our needs before we ask.

The Whole Armour Of God

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I Just received this amazing story and prayer, as soon as i read it, i knew  i had to share with you. Thanks to loving sister Sara for emailing it to me!  Be inspired and uplifted. 🙂

This is a story written by a doctor who worked in Africa .

One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator).

We also had no special feeding facilities. Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.

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Just Five More Minutes…

Just Five More Minutes…

If your child hands you a toy phone and says its for you, take the call! Thanks Coach for the reminder that tomorrow is not a guarantee.

My Good Time Stories

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There is something that is important to each and every one of us. It is something that once we experience it, we can never get it back…and that is…time. There are so many times in our lives that we wish that we had more time doing something we enjoy or spending time with friends and people we love. Unfortunately, there are those moments which we wish we never experienced and would want nothing more than to totally forget that they ever existed.

Today’s story gives us a heart wrenching reminder to use the time that we are given in our lives to fully spend our time and focus on the good things in life.

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little…

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A Thanksgiving Thought

Well worth the read!

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[ Colossians 1:19-20 ]

“For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.”

Every Thanksgiving we usually make lists of things that we are thankful for. We find all the bits of grace and mercy God had shown us through the years. We remind ourselves of major events, replaying them as if they were yesterday, and we recall memories of minor events and smile thinking, “How did I forget that?”. Or we do as the hymn says and count our many blessings and name them one by one. But I’d like to pose a question: What if God’s only gift to you was His saving grace? Would you still be thankful then?

After World War II, U.S. General Ike Eisenhower was on an airplane going home. Waiting…

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Thanksgiving Quotes

This is too good not to share.

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I hope everyone is doing well this time of the year. God bless all of you and thanks for reading these posts. Here is a short collection of what I simply call Thanksgiving Quotes. A good mixture of inspirational and humorous thoughts related to the turkey-eating, family-gathering, football-watching, and counting-your-blessings season. Oh, and I just about forgot to mention deer hunting–hey, I’m right there with the Pilgrims.

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Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

Henry Ward Beecher

Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, – a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.

George Herbert

I do not think of…

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“Don’t We All”?

Thanks goes out to my freind Coach Muller at Good Time Stories for this inspiring story.

My Good Time Stories

I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car. I had just come
from the car wash and was waiting for my wife to get out of work.
Coming my way from across the parking lot was what society would
consider a bum.

From the looks of him, he had no car, no home, no clean clothes, and no
money. There are times when you feel generous but there are other times
that you just don’t want to be bothered. This was one of those “don’t
want to be bothered times.”

“I hope he doesn’t ask me for any money,” I thought.

He didn’t.

He came and sat on the curb in front of the bus stop but he didn’t look
like he could have enough money to even ride the bus.
After a few minutes he spoke.
“That’s a very pretty car,” he said.
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Letters to God

For me, this post couldn’t of come at a better time. I just lost my mom to cancer and she too helped all of us either find or keep our faith. She gave cancer the good old catholic girl fight.

Keeping Up the Faith

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2 Corinthians 3:3 You are a letter… written not with pen and ink but with the Spirit of the Living God

I’ve watched this movie and brought me to tears.

The story was about a boy battling cancer. He wrote a letter to God everyday. He interceded for the people around him. He prayed that his mom would laugh again, he prayed for his brother because he said he is the best brother in the world, for his best friend, for their neighbors, for the boy who bullied him in school to get to know Jesus, for the mailman to be strong for his son and for everyone else.

He died but I realized it was not a bad ending after all. His life opened a whole new door to people. He touched people’s lives and helped them find the truth. The truth that God is alive and cares for…

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We all have great potential inside of us, trust in the Lord to show you yours.

Lincoln & Puppa

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Dear Lincoln,

An acorn is a tiny little thing, its a nut to be more precise.  Now the little acorn goes and gets planted under the ground.  Its hard to believe that the little acorn will one day be an oak tree.  That’s right Lincoln, inside that little acorn is a mighty oak tree just waiting to come out.  Again it’s a hard thing to believe, but residing in that little nut is growth potential that’s phenomenal.

“A farmer went out to plant his seed. As he scattered it across his field, some seed fell on a footpath, where it was stepped on, and the birds ate it.    Other seed fell among rocks. It began to grow, but the plant soon wilted and died for lack of moisture.    Other seed fell among thorns that grew up with it and choked out the tender plants.    Still other seed fell on fertile soil…

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