Poem: Compassion

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What is this thing
that opens our hearts to others
Choosing to be caring
when others walk on by.

What is this thing
that resembles something of love
showing pity and kindness it brings
when nothing else can suffice.

Giving food to a stranger,
stopping when someones hurt
Removing them from danger
Lending an ear and shoulder to cry on

Jesus helped those in need
full of compassion for others
Showing many a thoughtful deed
An example for all to see

All Lives Matter

Recently we have seen a lot of shootings that are racially induced.  One guy is harmed by police so another man goes on to kill a police officer.  Why?  Shouldn’t we love one another and quit judging someone by their sin color.  If someone was injured would you check out their skin color to see if you wanted to help them, Or would you run to their rescue without thinking about it.  Recently I had the chance to help some women who had been in a serious car accident.  I didn’t look at their skin color first, I saw that they were human beings with lives that mattered.

The media is race bating.  They are creating chaos and for what.   We are all people with importance.  It doesn’t matter who we are or where we live.  We should love each other like Jesus Christ loves us.  He gave his life on a cross for all mankind.  He didn’t choose a select group of people that he wanted to die for.  John 3:16 says: For God so loved the world!!!!!!  That he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish but have everlasting life.

When we start loving others more than we do ourselves, then this world will become a better place to live.  What happened to the times when someone would help out their neighbor.  We shouldn’t do things for payment but because we want to. We should look for ways to help out our fellow man.  We are all in this world together.  Time we started acting like it.  Time to show others love and forgive one another.  Love can erase hate.  No one is better than another. All lives matter to me, all lives matter to God.

Show Me How to Love

PHOTO: Singers Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek arrive at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 7, 2013.

Today I asked God to show me how he loves. Today he showed me a video testimony about the love between two people, when I seen the love between Joey and Rory Feek. Then he showed me a forgiving love when a man forgave someone that had shot his wife and he asked prayers for his family. Then God showed me a compassionate love, when a man taught his son to show compassion to someone even though they might be slow to learn. Then God showed me a sacrificial love when he showed me what Christ did for us. John 3:16-16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

See God showed me how to love by example.  When I look at the love story of Joey and Rory Feek, it breaks my heart.  I see a couple who endured many tribulations and still managed to keep their love.  In case you didn’t know that Joey and Rory Feek were country singers.  Rory Feek was a country boy that met a woman that he thought was out of his reach.  He mentioned before when being interviewed that he was amazed how this vivacious woman came to him and said, “I’m going to marry you.”  He thought of it as if it were a dream.  This beautiful woman wanting to spend time with him, but it was true.  They soon married and enjoyed making songs together.  Then finally one day arrived when Joey Feek got cancer.  She had asked her husband, Rory to write about their love story on a blog.  Never did he know what impact it would have on the world.  Many people have read how their love for each other and God continued even during the trials that they soon faced.  Joey cancer took a tole on her life and Rory said that he would do anything to take her place on her deathbed.  Joey just looked at him and said, “Then who would write our story?”

See I am convinced that we see love by example.  We see love that two people have for one another even during their trials and tribulation.  We see the love for God that Joey had even when she had a terminal cancer and was dying.  We see a forgiving love that Rory had even when he seen his wife dying in front of him.  He never blamed God for what happened to him.  He just learned how to love the more.

God doesn’t give up on us when we do wrong or do something we shouldn’t.  He loves us despite our failures.  He loves us when we don’t show love for others like we should.  He loved us enough to give us his son at Calvary.  If you don’t know the true love of the Father, I asked you to seek him.  He can give you the love inside that that these two precious people had for each other and for God.  We don’t have to be perfect but we must turn from sin and ask God to come into our hearts.

For more information on love or salvation, please visit this informational blog at: Godly Witnesses

 

 

Forgiveness & Mercy of God

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It is easy to lay your head down at night when you are at peace. Living in fear of past sins can keep you up at night and strip that peace that gives you comfort.  If you have accepted the Lord Jesus as your Savior and Redeemer, you don’t have to fear. 1 John 4:9,10 says, “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”  If we have accepted God’s son, Jesus, we have forgiveness for our sins.  We don’t have to worry about God forgiveness because when God looks upon you, he sees the blood of Jesus. 

Jesus blood was shed for you on a cross at Calvary. Leviticus 17:11 says, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. ”  1 Corinthians 1:18 says, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

What would life be like without forgiveness? Forgiveness is the only thing that can restore broken relationships and allow healing to begin.  Forgiveness is one of the greatest virtues that man can possess.  With forgiveness, the broken can be fixed and the crooked can be made straight once again. Forgiveness is saying that we no longer hold the offense against the offender, and neither does God hold the sin against the believer in Christ. In this we can trust that if we confess our sins to God, he will forgive us of all sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

Another Forgiveness Source: Forgiveness & Mercy of God

To Love As Jesus Loved

To Love As Jesus Loved: “Charity Beareth All Things”. Reblogged from SettledInHeaven.org

“And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away…  

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.

(1 Corinthians 13:3-8, 13)

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A Mother’s Love

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Imagine not ever having the close contact of a mother. Imagine not ever having been blessed with someone that loves you; a true mother cares more for her child than herself.
A mother has a protective instinct to guard her children and protect them from danger. She feeds them, clothes them and teaches them about life, all the days they are at home. A mother teaches her child, from a young age, to stay away from danger such as a hot stove or busy street. She teaches them how to tie their shoe and tell time. She helps them with their homework and school assignments. She takes them to church and teaches them about the Lord, for she knows her time of teaching is limited. She prays her children will grow up healthy and wise. A mother teaches her child to drive and prepares them for their future. She urges her children to be the best they can be and urges them to become something more.

A mother’s job is never done for she will always care, love, and give advice to her children. When her children leave home, she will still be there praying for them. A mother’s love is unconditional and unending. Tell your mother how much you love her and thank her for everything she has done for you.

A mother’s natural instinct is to protect her child no matter what. This includes: humans, birds, animals. The other day I saw a bird hovering over her nest. She had three small blue eggs in there. If anyone got closer to the nest, she darted down from the sky and tried to attack. With birds though, when the baby bird leaves the nest, often the mother leaves them to fend for themselves. A human mother has a little more trouble letting go. All we can do is trust that we raised them right and that they will make the right decision when the time comes. Never quit praying for your children, for prayer works.

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A Time of Reflection

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There should come a point in everyone’s life, a time of reflection. A time to look back and do an examination of the things you have done, whether they be accomplishments, failures, good deeds, mistakes, experiences and so on. They teach you in nursing school that people usually come to this point, a time of reflection, when they are in their forties. I say that people should examine themselves daily. This world would be a better place if everyone examined themselves on a daily basis, looking over things they have done that day. Then, evaluating ways to have lived the day better.

I look at my past as not something that I want to re-live. I have come to a point in live where I have discovered something better. I have realized that things could have been better in my life, if I would have focused everyday on living for Christ and not for myself.

I want you to take a look at what things are important to you. Now, sit down and make an honest list of things you want in life and things that you love about your life. After you have made your list,  Now look at the things that are important to you and examine them. Why are they so important?

  •  Does your list contain material possessions?
  • Does your list contain your values?
  • Does your list include your family?
  • Does your list include God and your faith?
  • Does your list include things that don’t really matter?

Now look at your list and see if there are things you would change.  If you are being truly honest, you would see that there are things that you can change,  things you can improve on, things that should matter, and things that shouldn’t.  If you die tomorrow, would your list change.  Would you be happy with the things that you hold most dear?  Or would you be the same self-confident, self involved person that you are.  Does your family mean anything to you?  Or, do you care more about possessions?  What truly makes you happy?

I hope that I have given you a reason to improve your life and a reason to reflect back.  You and only you can make a difference in the lives of others.  I see my list, I see changes that can be made and things I want to change.  What about you?

Dare to Succeed- 5 Steps to Achieve

If you are eager, willing and have a strong desire to succeed, you will. First you must have passion that drives you that extra step toward your goal.  I didn’t say that you would start off successful by any means, but you can achieve what you want in life with a desire and passion. 

1. Determine your objective- Business is only one objective.  Also, Family, children, happiness are some other objectives of which people pursue.  Which one are you striving for?

2. Test your passion to succeed.  If you are willing to throw in the towel at the first sign of trouble then your passion must not be where it needs to be.  A strong passion will take you through the storms, difficulties in life, through the negativity and criticism of others telling you that you can’t.  Now if your objective is to find a potential partner in life, you might want to pull the reins here and start off slowly.  You will not find a decent life partner if you rush into something that you should be waiting on.

3. Take steps toward your objective.  Come up with different ways to help you achieve your goal.  Do you want to own your own business?  Think of something that you are good at.  Yes money plays a role here.  Find a way to start a business with the budget you have.  If you want to start a big business, then think about your budget, if it doesn’t allow it, then you might want to start off slowly to help you achieve that bigger goal.

I didn’t say that you would achieve your goal in a day!

4. Give it your all.  Don’t be afraid to achieve.  Don’t be afraid of what others think of you.  If your objective is to be happy.  Focus on everything in life that makes you happy.  If something drags you down and makes you depressed, then run from it.  Don’t walk, but run.  If your objective is to be successful in business, then do whatever it takes to meet your end goal.  If someone tells you ‘No’, then move it and don’t worry about it.  There will be lots of ‘No’s’ until you finally get a ‘Yes’

5. Let God guide you.  He will help you if your motives are pure and if you are truly one of his.

 

Other related links: http://www.showcasingwomen.com/why-your-over-achiever-attitude-may-be-getting-in-your-way/

https://tracykauffman.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/finding-your-passion/

https://tracykauffman.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/choosing-a-career-that-you-love/

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Happy Father’s Day

Here is a poem in honor of Father’s Day. Not only do I appreciate my father for the things he has given me, taught me, and inspired me to do, I want to thank my Heavenly Father for his wonderful love, kindness, protection and his forgiveness. Please show honor to your father during this Father’s Day and let him know that you appreciate him.

My Heavenly Father

God you taught me lots throughout the years,
You held me tight and calmed my fears,
You gave me love more than I can tell,
You raised me up when I fell,
Through your word, you taught me about the Lord,
You supplied all my needs and gave me more,
You gave me things I didn’t deserve,
Even when the Lord, I didn’t serve.
You guarded me, when I was sick,
You healed my body pretty quick,
You kept me safe by setting boundaries for me,
You helped me become all that I could be.
You kept me busy by giving me hard work to do,
So I wouldn’t serve sin, but to you I would stay true,
You taught me to become productive,
So I could have the best life I could live.
You taught me about heaven and hell,
You did so much for me that words cannot tell.
I love you and thank you for all you did,
You loved me even though I was a hardheaded kid,
Because you were always there for me,
You are the best God, that you can be.

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James Niles- My Father

Decisions Impact Our Lives

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Life is short! You never realize how little time we have on this earth until one day you lose someone special to you. My husband and I recently lost a special friend that I had the pleasure of meeting in Texas. Earl had served with my husband in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm and then at Fort Hood. Chris and I had the opportunity of witnessing to him and his wife Bubbles by giving them preaching videos and by talking to them about the Bible. Years later when I caught back up with Bubbles and Earl on Facebook I learned that they were Christians. It gave me so much pleasure to see someone continue their service for the Lord through the years.

Earl had lost his life last Saturday in a car crash. I really don’t know all the details but I know he was laughing and playing with his daughter one day and the next day, he was gone. Earl was my husband’s age- 43. Such a young age to lose your life and I know Earl was healthy. His truly cared for his wife and daughter and for his nieces and nephews. He gave them pep talks about life and such. I don’t think there was anyone that could say too many bad things about him because he was a remarkable person.

The reason for this post is to not only pay tribute to a special person but to tell you that decisions that you make in this life are important. They impact every part of your life whether you want to accept that or not. Decisions regarding where you work, whom you marry, where you live, what you say and have said, impact your life and the life of others. One important decision impacted Earl’s life. That was the decision on whether he would accept Christ or not. A day has come and gone. No more time for decisions for him. No more time to rethink what he should have done and what he wished that he had done. A person only has one chance to make the right decision. Once in a vapor, my friend’s life is gone. Think about how short your life could be. What Decisions are you going to make today?

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