Monthly Archives: March 2018

Nothing’s Impossible – For Him!!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Welcome to my Monday Blog, friends!

Hope your weekend was wonderful and no matter where you were or who you were with, I hope you were busy creating beautiful memories for many tomorrows to come. My weekend was all about the little ones. We had our two, Lily and H for the weekend and it’s always way too much fun. By the time we return them to Mommy and Daddy on Sunday evening, PaPa & Grandma are ready for the “ole folks home”. But, of course, it’s always soooo worth it and we spend the next few days reliving those precious moments we all shared, knowing these memories will automatically be deposited into the Family Memories Album! Awe…               Wonderful sweet blessings!!

When I think about my many blessings, I’m reminded of the many situations where I was all too busy praying for “the impossible” to happen and once again, I would be reminded that  Impossible is where God starts!!

*”When I say that “I am a Christian”, I am not shouting that “I am clean living.” I’m whispering “I was lost, but now I’m found and forgiven.” When I say “I am Christian,” I don’t speak of this with pride. I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. When I say, “I am a Christian,” I’m not trying to be strong. I’m professing that I’m weak and need His strength to carry on. When I say , “I am a Christian, I’m not bragging of success. I’m admitting I have failed and need God to clean up my mess. When I say “I am a Christian,” I’m not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible but God believes I am worth it. When I say, “I am a Christian,” I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name. When I say, “I am a Christian,” I’m not holier than thou. I’m just a simple sinner who received God’s grace, somehow.”

My prayer for us all this week is that we will consider our own faith in Christ. If we claim to be a Christian, then we must endeavor to live our lives by His will, not ours. It seems so simple, yet at times we find ourselves trying to make deals with Him. It doesn’t work, does it? God knows all, God knows best and Impossible is where God starts. “Impossible” is God’s trademark! Amen!!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

*The Christian’s Prayer -author unknown.

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Sad Heart

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Monday, my Friends and welcome to my Monday Blog! I’m very grateful to you all and hope you’ll continue visiting with me here each week. I’ll always do my best to share topics we all can relate to and even offer hope, wrapped in a little joy and laughter for us all.

Have you ever met Sad Heart? Actually it’s not a person, rather, a condition of a person’s heart. All of us have met a sad heart at some time or another. Frankly I’ve met quite a few sad hearts in my time and in fact, I’ve dealt with my own sad heart over the years.

The Sad Heart has many disguises. When you first encounter one, you may be fooled and not recognize it at all. I’ve found that one of the most obvious tell-tale signs of the Sad Heart is silence and I’ve never heard silence quite this loud! As a “picture is worth a thousand words”, silence is not always golden, as it can be screaming loudly, “Help me!!”

In many situations when the going gets too tough, we human beings go silent and retreat. A Sad Heart reveals its’ condition in many forms, with silence being one of the most revealing. There are many factors which cause one to become a Sad Heart, death being one of them – the loss of a loved one. Then there’s the loss or break-up of a relationship/marriage and add children in the mix and it’s double-sad. How about looking for Mr./Ms. Right – When, is it gonna happen for ME?! Next, there’s the loss of a job/career change, can’t make ends meet anymore – MONEY problems!! Then the Dr. tells us we have an incurable disease – that really sucks – but WE CANNOT give up – no way, we gotta’ fight it!!! We gotta keep going, silence is not the answer. Oh yeah, staying in bed with the covers pulled over our heads sounds so inviting, but nor is it the answer.

There are various scenarios which can and may present themselves in our lives where the cards we’re dealt seem so unfair that sometimes it’s just hard to take! Disappearing from Life and going dark, equals a dreadful silence, as if Life’s just not worth it anymore. We’ve all been there!! No one escapes everything, no one! Each one of us deals with something – it may seem like the “some more than others” syndrome, but we all get our fair share of both wins losses – IF WE NEVER GIVE UP and this is where FAITH is crucial.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Phil 4:13

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.” –  Psalm 28:7 

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” – Deut. 31:6 

My prayer for us all this week is that we will check ourselves and our faith…are we living it or losing it? Is there someone else in need but have gone silent on their gift of Life? And if so, check yourself and check on them…get on your knees, ask for help of the One who knows all and can do all. Let’s all live our faith and be faithful to God, ourselves and others. We’re worth it!! Amen!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

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Red, Brown,Yellow, Black and White

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Welcome to my Monday Blog, everyone! A special thanks to all who are visiting with us for the first time today and also our new visitors from Australia, Thailand and Germany!! I’m so grateful to you all and invite you to come back, plus, feel free to post a  comment anytime. I consider it a blessing when you share your thoughts and opinions with me. You may not agree with me and that’s just fine too. You inspire me and that’s a blessed feeling! Thank you!!

My Mother made Sunday’s the best day of the week, growing up in my house! Of course she would always call us an hour earlier than necessary on Sunday mornings, as we always had a few sleepy heads among us, lingering a little longer. Sunday was the Sabbath, God’s day and our day to honor and thank Him for everything. This was serious business in my house and we loved it!

My fondest church memories on Sundays were after Sunday School. Everyone would  return to the Chapel and the choir director would call all the children down to the stage to perform several children’s Bible songs. There was one song we sang every Sunday, no matter what and that song was, *Jesus Loves the Little Children.”

(Feel free to sing along, it”s a spirit-lifter!)

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 *Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world

  Red, brown, yellow, black and white, They are precious in His sight

Jesus loves the little children of the world.

*Jesus died for all the children, All the children of the world

Red, brown, yellow, black and white, They are precious in His sight

Jesus died for all the children of the world.

*Jesus rose for all the children, All the children of the world

Red, brown,  yellow, black and white, They are precious in His sight

Jesus rose for all the children of the world.”

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Could there be a sweeter song with a greater message from the Lord than these three little powerful verses? I doubt it!

The message is quite clear that All lives matter to Jesus!! One is no less important than the other – Not ONE!

Jesus Loves, Jesus Died and Jesus Rose for ALL the children of the world.  WE are all His children. Please remember this.

As we’ll be honoring Easter very soon, I’m reminded of those wonderful Sundays at church with my dear Mother and my siblings and how Easter wasn’t just about who could find the most Easter eggs…it was about Jesus, the son of God and how he loved all of us so much that He died on an old rugged cross – for our sins, not His.

Furthermore, there’s no mention anywhere in the Bible, telling us that Jesus had a color preference. Nope, in fact, as the little song goes:

Jesus loves all the children of the world – Red, brown, yellow, black and white  –

ALL LIVES MATTER TO JESUS!! If Jesus wasn’t perfect, he would be color-blind.

My prayer for all of us this week is that we’ll humble ourselves before the best friend we’ll ever have, our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and ask Him to soften our hearts towards our fellow mankind. Regardless of who they are, where they’re from, the color of their skin, the language they speak or any other difference there may be between us, we are ALL God’s children and should strive to embrace the heart of the good Samaritan. Amen.

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

*Note:  Song – Words by C. Herbert Woolston, music by George F. Root

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Waaaa Waaaa Waaaa…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Welcome to my Monday Blog, dear hearts. Thank you for your visits and your comments, as both are always so appreciated!!

My Blog today is dedicated to our faithful and worldly missionary, the Reverend Dr. Billy Graham, who was officially sent on his glorious heavenly trip home on last Friday, March 2nd. Since his death on February 21st,  I’ve posted many images and quotes covering his eight decades of his incredibly empowering missionary service in the name of God. As he stated often, he was unafraid of death and just a couple of his other profound statements (among many), were, “I was faithful to the message” and “part of life is pain.”

In May of 1997, after the funeral of my darling Mother, my older sister, Sandi (“Lu”) gave me a copy of one of Rev. Graham’s books, “Nearing Home”. In her wisdom, Sandi knew  his written words would be a comfort to me as I was in such pain at the loss of our Mother. His words rang true and he was so right…part of life is pain”. This book, filled with his heart and love for God, sits on the “right” side of my desk to this day and did indeed, help me with the pain of the loss of my Mother and I continue to refer to this wonderful book for comfort and guidance. Thank you, Rev. Billy Graham!

While he will be sorely missed, his devout faith and outstanding legacy will live on in our hearts and minds, and leaves us all with a sense of hope nurtured by his devotion and unbridled love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

If there is one thing I believe about Billy Graham, it’s that he was a man of God and was vehement about living a life for God. So, when we come across someone of such character who intentionally attempts to bring us down, there’s no need for a childish waaaa, waaaa, waaaa…all we need to do is just step back, take a deep breath and remember Rev. Graham’s famous line he shouted out at the end of all his services: “God Loves You!” This will help us to rise above hurtful statements and keep us grounded in the love of our Lord Jesus. It also makes a loud statement about our character and gives us an opportunity to be faithful to the Lord in that moment, and witness for Him. Amen!

My prayer for us all this week, is that we’ll walk our faith by our actions and our words, in an attempt to be a light in others’ lives, as there is always someone who’s dealing with something worse than our own situation.

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

Please remember: “God Loves You.” – The Rev. Billy Graham – 1918-2018

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