When Finger Painting Goes Terribly Wrong

 

Face Painting

How was your Friday? Mine was great!  Spent the day doing whatever my grandson wanted to do.  He was feeling under the weather and finger painting Puppa seemed to put him in better spirits.

Always remember “You will always be your child’s favorite toy!”

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“I am a chosen son, a prince, and one who belongs to the Father.  He loves me.  He always has, and he always will.  We don’t deserve grace.  We can’t earn it.  We can’t buy it  or bargain for it.  All we can do is accept it and be changed by it into the image of his Son. That’s the story of God’s love in epic proportions!”

Epic Grace ~ Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot (Tyndale) by Kurt Bubna

 

 


God Loves You.
Always Has
Always Will!


 

Men, Have The Courage

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Men these are things to ask your wife and children to pray for you. Have the courage to ask your family to help hold you accountable for these things.

Love Christ first.

By your sacrificial example, encourage your wife to love Christ first.

Love your wife so that she is confident, you understand her deepest thoughts and moods.

Love your wife by honoring her in the presence of your children.

Love your wife by joyful sacrifice to enable her spiritual growth. Also love your wife by being sacrificially involved in the daily household needs.

I miss you Dad.

A Story About Love

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Many years ago all feeling and emotions have gathered to spent their vacation on a coastal island. Each of them was having a good time, but one day there was announced a warning of a storm and everyone had to leave the island.

This caused a panic, all rushed to their boats and only Love did not wish to be in a hurry. There was so much to do, so Love was the last, who realized that it was time to leave. However, no free boats were left and Love looked around with hope.

As Prosperity was passing by in its classy boat, Love asked: „Please, take me in your boat“. But Prosperity replied: „My boat is full of gold and other precious possessions, there is no place for you“.

Then Vanity came by in a lovely boat. Love asked: „Vanity, could you take me in your boat? Please, help me.“ Vanity said: „No, your feet are muddy, and I don‘t want my boat get dirty.“

Some time later Sorrow was passing by and Love called for help. But Sorrow answered: „I am so sad, I want to be by myself“.

Then Happiness came by, Love asked for help, but Happiness was too happy, it hardly concerned about anyone.

Suddenly somebody called out: “Love, I will take you with me“. Love did not recognized its savior, just gratefully jumped on to the boat.

When everyone had reached safe place, Love get off the boat and met Knowledge. Love asked: „Knowledge, do you know who helped me when everyone else turned away?“ Knowledge smiled: „That was Time, because only Time knows Love‘s true value and what Love is capable of. Only Love can bring peace and happiness.“

“The messageof this story is that when we are prosperous, we underrate Love. When we feel important, we do not appreciate love. And even in happiness and sorrow we overlook love. Only with time we realize the true value of love. Why wait and not cherish and share Love every day of your life?”

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud

1 Corinthians 13:4

One Thing Remains, His Love!

One Thing Remains

At church this past Sunday the song “One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture was played.  I had never heard this song before, but as we sang it and the music became softer, and the voices louder, but oh so soft, I was moved by the lyrics.  As the lyrics state “It overwhelms and satisfies my soul” that God’s love for me, and for you, never fails, never gives up and never runs out.  No matter what we do, no matter how many times we stray, God’s love is there.

Heavenly Father, I come into your presence so aware of my human frailty and yet overwhelmed by your love for me. I thank you that there is nothing that I might walk through where your love cannot reach me. If I climb the highest mountain or find myself in the darkest valley of my life, you are there. I pray that today you come into my heart and teach me to love you more. Help me to rest in that love that asks nothing more than the simple trusting heart of a child. In Jesus name I pray, Amen

“One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture

Higher than the mountains that I face
Stronger than the power of the grave
Constant in the trial and the change
One thing… Remains (repeat)

On and on and on and on it goes
It overwhelms and satisfies my soul
And I never, ever, have to be afraid
One thing remains

Your love never fails, never gives up
Never runs out on me (3x)

In death, In life, I’m confident and
covered by the power of Your great love
My debt is paid, there’s nothing that can
separate my heart from Your great love

At the end of the longer version , while the band is playing, singer Chris Quilala, starts praising God in his own words:
“Your love never fails me
Your grace never fails me
Your grace never fails
His love never fails
His presence never fails
His mercy never fails
Your kindness is never-ending
Your grace is never-ending
Your faithfulness is never-ending
Your love is never-ending
Oh, Father..”