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The Heart of a Child

Matthew 18:4 “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like one of these children is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” When we are children there’s a part of us that is open to love, and faith and trust. Through a little child’s laughter and teary eyes we grow older and that part of us dies. Innocence lost, is so hard to regain. We get forgiven but hold on to the pain. But Jesus said to the crowd roaring wild; “Come...

The Blessing of No

I asked God to take away my pride. God said, “No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.” I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, “No. Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.” I asked God to grant me patience. God said, “No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is earned.” I asked God to give me happiness. God said, “No. I give you blessings, happiness is up to you.” I asked God to spare me pain. God said, “No. Suffering draws...

Today’s Story I Wish…

I wish I were big enough honestly to admit all my shortcomings; Brilliant enough to accept praise without it making me arrogant; Tall enough to tower above deceit; Strong enough to welcome criticism; Compassionate enough to understand human frailties; Wise enough to recognize my mistakes; Humble enough to appreciate greatness; Staunch enough to stand by my friends; Human enough to be thoughtful of my neighbors; And righteous enough to be devoted to the love of God.

*GROCERY LIST*

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store… She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries… She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food. John Long house, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once. Visualizing the family needs, she said: ‘Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.’ John told her...

He Knows Your Name

When you are having problems And feel there’s no help around. First take one step forward. To get to higher ground. If you think that God doesn’t hear you. Then that, is really a shame Not only does He hear every Prayer you say; But, He knows you, by your name. It does not matter just where you are When you call upon the Lord. He will be listening with a well-tuned ear. And will understand every word. Be ready to listen to what He says, As He tell you what to do. For that, will be your instructions. Because...

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