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Island Of Feelings

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Once upon a time there was an island where all the feelings lived; happiness, sadness, knowledge, and all the others, including love. One day it was announced to all of the feelings that the island was
going to sink to the bottom of the ocean. So all the feelings prepared their boats to leave. Love was the only one that stayed. She wanted to preserve the island paradise until the last possible moment.

When the island was almost totally under, love decided it was time to leave. She began looking for someone to ask for help. Just then Richness was passing by in a grand boat. Love asked, "Richness, can I come with you on your boat?"

Richness answered, " I'm sorry, but there is a lot of silver and gold on my boat and there would be no room for you anywhere."

Then Love decided to ask Vanity for help who was passing in a beautiful vessel.Love cried out, "Vanity, help me please." "I can't help you", Vanity said, " You are all wet and will dama…

My Personal Testimony (Part II)

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I can say that my life is very colorful, full of drama, joys and trials. Sometimes just thinking of making my life story open to others who barely know me make me feel uneasy but I am doing this just to show how the good Lord has worked in my life and that everything that happened in my life, God had a reason. You have read in my previous post how a very big trial has hit me and just more than a year after, another big trial befell me.

I had a boyfriend whom I loved so much and he was very loving and affectionate to me. He had been with me when I was in my lowest moments in my life. He had seen what I’ve been through when I was battling the cancer and he had accompanied me during my chemotherapy for 4 consecutive months. During those times that I thought I was going to die, he didn’t leave me. He stayed by my side. I was even ashamed to face him at that time because I looked so ugly, no hair because of the chemo and I was so thin and dark. I didn’t want to face him at first but he insi…

Just For Today

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--Smile at a stranger.
--Listen to someone's heart.
--Drop a coin where a child can find it.
--Learn something new, then teach it to someone else.
--Tell someone you're thinking of them.
--Hug a loved one.
--Don't hold a grudge.
--Don't be afraid to say "I'm sorry."
--Look a child in the eye and tell them how great they are.
--Don't kill that spider in your house, he's just lost, so show him the way out.
--Look beyond the face of a person into their heart.
--Make a promise, and keep it.
--Call someone, for no other reason than to just say "Hi."
--Show kindness to an animal.
--Stand up for what you believe in.
--Smell the rain, feel the breeze, listen to the wind, enjoy the sun.
--Use all your senses to their fullest.
--Cherish all your TODAYS!

Great advice for today, any day, and EVERYDAY.

Why Praise God?

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I had the opportunity to preach this message last Sunday night in our church. I praise God for he called me to be a preacher and delivered me from the pit of sin.

TEXT PSALM 92:1


YOU NEED TO SET ASIDE TIME TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE TO GOD FOR THE BLESSINGS HE'S GIVEN YOU. PSALM 92:1 SAYS 'IT IS GOOD TO GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES TO THY NAME O MOST HIGH. WE THINK WE ONLY HAVE TO GIVE THANKS AND PRAISE AT THANKSGIVING.
BUT IN REALITY WE SHOULD GIVE THANKS AND PRAISE GOD WITH EVERY BREATH WE TAKE, MORNING
EVENING, NOONTIME, AND NIGHTTIME. THERE IS 7 REASONS WE SHOULD PRAISE GOD ALMIGHTY.

1 (PRAISE HELPS US READJUST OUR FOCUS) TENSION, STRESS, AND PRESSURE OF THIS WORLD DISTRACT US FROM GOD.OUR THINKING, OUR INTEREST, AND OUR USE OF TIME BECOME SELF-CENTERED INSTEAD OF SPIRIT-LED. WHEN WE PRAISE HIM, WE REMEMBER THAT OUR LIVES SHOULD CENTER AROUND GOD ALMIGHTY.PRAISE REFOCUS US ON ETERNAL MATTERS.

2 (PR…

Victory

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I refused to be discouraged
To be sad, or to cry;
I refuse to be downhearted,
and here's the reason why...
I have a God who's mighty,
Who's sovereign and supreme;
I have a God who loves me,
and I am on His team.
He is all wise and powerful,
Jesus is His name;
Though everything is changeable,
My God remains the same.
My God knows all that's happening;
Beginning to the end,
His presence is my comfort,
He is my dearest friend.
When sickness comes to weaken me,
To bring my head down low,
I call upon my mighty God;
Into His arms I go.
When circumstances threaten
to rob me from my peace;
He draws me close unto His breast,
Where all my strivings cease.
And when my heart melts within me,
and weakness takes control;
He gathers me into His arms,
He soothes my heart and soul.
The great "I AM" is with me,
My life is in His hand,
The "Son of God" is my hope,
It's in His strength I stand.
I refuse to be defeated,
My eyes are on my God;
He has promised to be with me,
as through this life I trod…

Made For Praise

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READ | Psalm 100:1-5

Think about the husband who doesn't communicate with his wife unless he needs something. If the only time he interacts with her is when he has a need, then she's not being loved. She's being used.

But don't we sometimes treat God the same way? We lift prayer request after prayer request. And yet we fail to give Him admiration and praise. How frequently do we attempt to use the Lord to fill our selfish needs?

First Peter 2:9 says we exist to praise God. Our worries and concerns are of great importance to Him. But He also wants us to come to Him with a worshipful heart, not an attitude of self-centeredness.

You may ask, "What's the point of praise?" When you begin to worship the Lord, your focus shifts to Him. Then you'll begin to recall the ways in which He's impacted your life. As Psalm 105:5 says, "Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth."

Praising the Lord is one of the…