Blessings and Thanks




Wow!!! It was great to have been chosen by Sitka and her mom Andrea as they passed on the award Sitka got first!


God also pours blessings on us. His blessings are not meant to be kept but instead, when we share them with others, we bless others as well. Funny how when we share His blessings, they never run out and instead keep growing... Remember Jesus' miracle [Matthew 14:17-21] when He fed 5,000 men, not counting children and women, with only 5 small loaves of bread and 2 fishes? My, oh my! There were even leftovers...


So, I'd like to give the award back to Andrea . You deserve it, too. Please check out their blogs and you'll be encouraged, I guarantee! I also want to share the award to Inbox Ministry. Thank You Lord for Your blessings that each of us enjoy and use to encourage each other as well.


Addendum:

Wow...sorry Sitka. I didn't play by the rules with the award you had shared with me. Not that I forgot, but it's hard to share it with 5 deserving blogs, knowing that many deserve it. Now I know what you and your mom mean...So, if it's not too late to excite you by making you bark louder and wag your tails endlessly, here are the 2 rules with the "fabulous award":


Confess 5 things you're most addicted with:


1. the Bible of course, for it's a way of how our dearest Lord speak to our hearts
2. coffee, decaf or regular [I'm not picky]. There's something so magical when the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee whiff all over the house.
3. time with my husband & our precious child. Hubby is my greatest support [after the Main Man]. My world had changed dramatically when our son was born. It was that kind of change that no words could ever express nor money can buy. He is the meaning of "quality time" in my own dictionary.
4. time with my best friend. I'm so grateful and forever thankful and blessed to have met her in this pathway of life. Honesty and trustworthiness defines her character.
5. guitar. I have 3. I learned some chords on my own, write a song and with the guitar, worship my Lord anytime. [Glory to God for the talents He give us].


And now, the other rule; Pass this award to other deserving bloggers:

1. Check out
Andrea 's blog [did I hear you bark so loud Sitka?]. A very inspiring writer who has a way of making her readers feel her day-to-day appreciation of God's love.
2. I was truly touched by "Alleluiabelle", a special sister-in-Christ who pours her heart out in her words, along with God's powerful promises that will make us feel that immense "joy" despite the turmoils of life we encounter.
3. I got excited when I had my first contact with other bloggers and I was awed by the way InboxMinistry explain God's Word. I hope everything is okay with you, Inbox Ministry, keep posting...
4. Sonya, another sister-in-Christ 's site worth visiting over and over. Her "what might seem an ordinary life", she turns into extra-ordinary when she incorporates what she learns from our Mighty God.
5. As I believe that "it's better to bless others than to be blessed," I want to give this award back to you, Sitka. With your special blog, humans will be able to experience of what you go through and you are a blessing to a lot of people in ways that no humans can do.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you again. I feel blessed that you are reading my site and being touched by it. It's all about Him.

    Peace,
    Alleluiabelle

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  2. You are too KIND!! GOD BLESS!!!

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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