Reflections of EASTER

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Published in | 0 comments

Maundy Thursday we reflect on the torture Jesus endured going to the cross for us.  Good Friday we reflect on the horrible death Jesus died in our place.
What a JOY to see SUNDAY come!  Easter is here!  He is RISEN!  We have a new beginning! a new HOPE!  The promise of His return!
Maybe you have never thought of the depth of the scripture Romans 6:23 For the WAGES of SIN is DEATH but the GIFT of GOD is Eternal LIFE through Him 

Reflect here the price God placed on your life and what Jesus endured to pay for your sin, your errors, your mistakes, and then begin today NEW!

Undoubtedly, one of the cruelest and most humiliating forms of punishment in the ancient world was, according to ancient sources, crucifixion. The Jewish historian Josephus best described it following the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 66-70 as "the most wretched of deaths."1 Whereas in Seneca's Epistle 101 to Lucilius, he argues that suicide is preferable to the cruel fate of being put on the cross.

 THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty. At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, for unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus was nailed to the cross by His hands and feet, rather than tied... Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder.
The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the Wrist, that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself, so that He could breathe. Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus He was forced to support Himself on the
single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His
legs for long because of the pain, so He was forced to alternate between arching His back and using his legs just to continue to breath. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage. Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water from his wounds. From common images we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to
His side... But do we remember the many wounds made to his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrists, the feet overlapped and a nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear.
And... before the nails and the spear, Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe
that it tore the flesh from His body. The beating so horrific that His face was torn and his beard
ripped from His face. The crown of thorns (two to three inch thorns) cut deeply into His scalp. Most men would not have survived this torture. He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His  wounds.The human adult body contains about 5 liters (just over a gallon) of blood. Jesus poured all 5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into His body; a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond  that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His chest.. All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying His own cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross beam was almost 30 kg of weight, to which His hands were nailed). Jesus had to endure this experience, so that you may have free access to God. So that your sins can be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception!
Don't ignore this. JESUS CHRIST DIED...FOR YOU!
For you, who now read this e-mail. Do not believe that He only died for others (those who go to church or for pastors, bishops, etc). He died for you!
Sometimes we feel ashamed to share a message about Him with others. We are worried of what they may think. Accept the reality, the truth, that JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE WORLD. God has special plans for YOU!
Share this and your new found faith within the pages of your scrapbook!
How do you feel about what He went through to save you. Give your pages some indepth thought.  May God bless you!
All you have to do is: Make the effort, begin by praying for the loved ones in yor family who still need to hear the gospel, Then begin to share the storym, you can do that within the pages of your scrapbooks.  This message will begin to reach people who are flipping through your scrapbooks. The message will impact people, they will begin praying for you and you will encourage many people to pray to God for others.  Take a moment to appreciate the power of God in your life, as you do what pleases Him. Please, follow Jesus' instructions. He said (Matthew 10:32 & 33): "Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before My Father in heaven; but whosoever denies Me before others, I also will deny before My Father in heaven". If you believe,send this message... But send it only if you believe in Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Yes, I love God. He is my source of life and my Savior. He keeps me alive and safe, both day and night. Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me". Philippians 4:13.

Count Your Blessings!

Friday, February 25, 2011 | Published in | 0 comments

What are you thankful for? If you are like me, you can probably think of many, many things. Remember the Hymn?  Count  your Blessings?    
Can you count all the amazing blessings in your life? Having your bl;essings laid out in front of you will leave an important legacy, and give you many reasons to smile this Wonderful Thanksgiving and many more to come!
I found some awesome ribbon to use at Michaels with numbers on it!  Wonderful embellishment  when designing my count your blessings layout!

Tell it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 | Published in | 0 comments

Duet 6:5-says: “Love the Lord your God with all you heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your homes and on your gates.”

In other words……always be telling it. Tell what the Lord has done for you. You may not know God’s Word but you know what He’s done for YOU in your life.

But we don’t just tell our “children”. We influence our husbands, friends, neighbors, co-workers, other family members….everyone we come into contact with, so….TELL IT!

Leaving a Legacy of Faith is important

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 | Published in | 0 comments

Our Leaving a Legacy of Faith is Important!
There have been many people throughout history who have penned their last words before they died. Some record the bitter lonely life they led, others about their glorious home in heaven that was waiting for them. Others have left a legacy of love, encouragement, kindness and compassion.What do you want your family and friends to read about you? Do they know your heart? Have you thought about writing letters of encouragement to each of your family members and close friends? Telling people verbally how you feel and appreciate them is a wonderful way to share your heart and should be done regularly. Whatever you do, don't leave things unsaid until it's too late. You never know how long you'll be in this earthly body.Another way to leave your legacy is by sharing it in a scrapbook, writing it down. In time words spoken tend to fade, can be forgotten or misquoted. The written word can be a cherished memory that your loved ones can read over and over again, as they look at the albums and so many memories through the years are passed down to future generations. WOW! Think about what an impact you can make.So what do you write about? First you can tell them how much you love and appreciate them placing these messages on pages with yout loved ones photos. Advice about life and how you've learned the hard way may help steer someone on the right path. And, of course, sharing your Christian faith will give them direction and hope. The only way to true happiness is through Jesus Christ. There is no other way. We can be good all day long but that won't get any of us to Heaven. The secret is the easiest choice---to walk with God every day and by following His Word, the Bible.In my Legacy of Faith scrapbook I am including my salvation experience, how I poured out my heart to God and how I feel about Him, including several pages about how God loves me and cares about me, included matters of prayers for others, included various favorite scriptures and songs that have special meaning to me. I also have a page that details my quiet time with the Lord. Every page has been carefully created with meaning. Nothing was slapped together just because it looked good.My prayer is that you will consider putting your Legacy of Faith into a scrapbook album. It can be one in so many different ways but the important thing is to just do it (Psalms 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done). Your family members will receive a tremendous blessing if you do.What have you written on memory's page?Deeds that were done in the Master's name?Words that were spoken to spread His fame?What have you written today?--Anonymous

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Count your Blessings!

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What are you thankful for? If you are like me, you can probably think of many, many things. Remember the Hymn? Count your Blessings?

Can you count all the amazing blessings in your life? Having your bl;essings laid out in front of you will leave an important legacy, and give you many reasons to smile this Wonderful Thanksgiving and many more to come!

I found some awesome ribbon to use at Michaels with numbers on it! Wonderful embellishment when designing my count your blessings layout!

Leaving a Legacy of Faith is a decision ..Will you start today?

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I will sing of the loving kindness
of the Lord forever; to all generations
I will make known your faithfulness with my
Psalms 89:1 (NAS)
What do your children think of when they
think of you? Their answers would be very
revealing, wouldn't they? I had a friend
share with me how her son had brought
home a picture he had drawn for Mother's
Day some time back, when the child was
instructed to add words describing his mom
to the picture, he chose chocolate chip
cookies, reading, napping and laughing.
She smiled as she thought of the accuracy
of those words. Just as she remembers this
drawing we can create instances that will
impact our children as well.
Every day we leave fingerprints on our kids.
What do we want our children to think of
when they think of their parents? A mom
who was gentle and firm in her discipline
or a mom who flew off the handle easily?
A mom who seemed permanently attached
to her phone or a mom who was available for
life's big and small moments? A mom who
occasionally went to church or a mom whose
love for God was part of her everyday life?

A legacy can be defined as "something
handed down." Every day through our words
and actions we are developing a legacy to
be carried in the character of our children.
It is easy for the busyness of life to keep
you from being purposeful in your parenting.
Let's decide today to leave the legacy we really
want. Let's make sure it's a legacy not born of
busyness and urgency, but one born of
purposefuleness and prayer.

It is always helps me to remember that God
is a parent too. So who better to turn to for
parenting advice? It also helps me to know
that God loves my children even more than
I do, He will fill in the gaps for us as we seek
Him first. No matter what kind of parent you
have been, today you can decide to add to
and improve the legacy you are leaving.
These are the only days we have with our children.
We don't get them back. Let's begin today to be
the Leaving the Legacy of Faith we want our children
to know and God expects out of us!

Record these experiences in a scrapbook,
along with photos of you and your family.
The treasure will out live you and will be a
documented record of your faith and the
legacy you leave.