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daisyrlb
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Hey Lymenetters...It's good to be back online with Lymenet.

TGIM!!! Another day to live, laugh, love, and have fun...in spite of Lyme!!! Attitude makes all the difference...choose the God-One...Goditude!!!

Also choose what you think about...

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you" Philippians 4:8-9 (New International Version).

He IS with us...our God of Peace!!!

[hi] [group hug]

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daisy,

A big AMEN to that!! [bow]

I love Philippians 4:8-9! It's so lovely.

Thanks for a good way to start the week. [Smile] [kiss]

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Yeah....let's make it a great one....in Jesus Name!!!!
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I've been thinking a lot about the power of our minds,

I believe that this is why Paul wants us to focus on the positive things in life.. the uplifting

When I start spending too much time on "Lyme Disease"... I lose perspective and forget all the many blessings in my life.

I narrow my world... instead of remembering all the many glories of God and the beauty in this world.

SO thanks Daisyrib, for this lovely verse. I am going to memorize it, and carry it in my heart.

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sjo, You are so right...Our minds have an amazing influence on us (body, mind, and spirit too).

Thanks for reminding us to count our blessings. That always is great for a Goditude adjustment.

The verses I shared above, Philippians 4:8-9, are two of my favorite...several years ago (after my younger sister died unexpectedly of a heart attack) that verse was such a comfort to me and helped my focus on the positive instead of the dark hole I was feeling drawn to fall into. God's word is true and such a help in our times of need!

"Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16).

Friends, No one knows like Jesus. No one cares like Jesus. No one is always there like Jesus. Talk to Him...I'm always glad I did!!

Have a blessed day living in the truth!

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Good Morning God Thought Friends,

Pray things are going well.

"For I know the plans I have for you,'' declares the LORD, ``plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:11-13).

Those verses are beautiful. Just imagine, God REALLY DOES have great plans for us and on top of that He wants a relationship with us. [Big Grin] That's sooooo cool!!!! even great!!!!

Blessings All!

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Good Morning GTFs,

Last week I shared that a dear family friend had died (terrible circumstances...) and we were going to the funeral.

Well, I wanted to share the poem that was on the little memorial card they give you at funerals. It really touched me.

God hath not promised
skies always blue,
flower-strewn pathways
all our lives through;
God hath not promised
sun without rain,
joy without sorrow,
peace without pain.

But God hath promised
strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
undying Love.

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"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalms 73:26

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daisyrlb and sjo ~ You are sooo right about the power of our minds. Our minds do have an amazing influence on us (body, mind, and spirit too). It is about healing the whole body. On so many different levels.

It is when we realize this that we begin to unblock ourselves and enable true healing.

I have found that there is so much more power in gratitude. When we engulf ourselves in this disease and all the negative that comes with it we attract more sorrow and pain.

We need to focus on other things. Read an inspiring book about something other than Lyme. Stop obsessing over it. I know it may be hard when you have pain. I have pain right now. I refuse to let it stand in the way of my Love.

After all Love is everything. That Love comes from our God.

Be careful what you think, our thoughts become things!

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Psalm 46 1 God is our refuge and strength

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Good morning God Thought Friends,

Enjoyed reading your posts, sjo, daisy and 17hens (very beautiful poem!).

I am reading "The Book of Confidence" by Father Thomas de Saint-Laurent.

daisy, the scripture that you posted above...

"Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16).

...reminded me of what I am reading in the book.

Some excerpts from the book:

"Few Christians, even among the most fervent, possess that confidence which excludes all anxiety and doubt."

"Lack of confidence, whatever be its cause, does us much harm and deprives us of great blessings."

Talking about our moments of doubt..."In our moments of fervor, we remain tranquil and recollected at the feet of Our Lord. When the tempest comes, the danger engrosses our attention. We turn our eyes away from Our Lord to fix them anxiously on our trials and our dangers. We hesitate...and then we sink."

"If we had clung to Our Lord with a confidence that grew in proportion to the apparent desperation of our situation, we would have suffered no harm."

"Neither the most afflicting temporal misfortunes nor the greatest spiritual difficulties will disturb the peace of the confident soul."

"She will simply turn to the Lord. She will lean on Him with a certainty that increases in proportion to the degree that she feels herself deprived of human help. She will pray with greater fervor and , in the darkness of the trial, continue on her path, waiting in silence for the hour of God."


Have a great day everyone.

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Hi fflutterby! [hi]

I agree with all of you!

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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This is off topic friends, but I wanted to tell you it did this Mother's heart good to hear about this yesterday...

My son, Andrew, is in Iraq. He met country singer Trace Adkins yesterday. I saw a picture of my son and 4 other soldiers with Trace.

It is so nice when entertainers take time out to visit the troops.

It is very good for morale.

I know my son was excited about it. He said another band is coming in about a month.

It can be especially hard for the soldiers as the holidays approach.

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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hi all! I appreciate all the inspiration i find here. God is in control.He is on the throne. so whatever comes my way i have to learn to be grateful for. like job. sometimes it is very hard but God says to "lean not on our own understanding..." We have to praise Him in sickness and health for He does have aplan for all of us.

Thank you for helping me remember this.


Dekrator, prayers to your son in Iraq. hope he comes home soon:) Iagree with you another thing to be thankfu for.

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Hi sprite! Nice to see you here.

Thank you for the prayers for my son. [group hug]

Hopefully he will be home in several months.

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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It was a blessing to read your posts...I'll be back...but for now two things,

1) I updated GWB's Hansa Center thread yesterday.

2) (And most important!) My daughter-in-love is on the way to the hospital to be induced for labor. Our granddaughter will be born today. Please keep mommy and baby in your prayers. Thank you so much!

Everyone have a great day!

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Good Morning Friends!

daisy,

[woohoo] So happy for you and gwb and your whole family! [woohoo]

I will definitely pray for Mommy and Baby.

Can't wait to hear the good news of her birth.

Thank you for sharing that wonderful news with us.

I will read the update on the Hansa thread.


Have a blessed day everyone!


Psalm 100:5 (NIV)
"For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations."

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The fibromyalgia I've had for 32 years was an undiagnosed Lyme symptom.

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Daisy...praying that all has gone/going well with the birth of your granddaughter and your daughter-in-love is doing well.

Will get caught back on reading what everyone is doing this week later...eyes are tired.

I would like my friends to know that my daughter Stefanie has bounced back wonderfully with Gods help and my friends here.
Stefanie will be baptized this Sunday.

Okay thats it for now. will chat soon.

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God's promises mean you always have something wonderful to look forward to.

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Diane,

So good to hear from you!

I am praising God with all my might! [bow] [woohoo]

So fantastic to hear your good news that your precious Stefanie is doing wonderfully with God's help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my, this makes me cry...."Stefanie will be baptized this Sunday." [bow]

I am so proud of both of you, and please tell Stefanie that!!!

God is smiling sooooo big right now!!

Hugs and blessings to you both!!

Mark 10:27 (NIV)
Jesus looked at them and said, ``With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.''

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The fibromyalgia I've had for 32 years was an undiagnosed Lyme symptom.

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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awww come on Daisy, you left us on hold!!!!Is the baby here yet? Family are in my prayers.

Dekrator... thank you for the warm words. I told Stefanie and she also says thank you. It's kinda funny... she read to me over the phone a poem she had written and still in the works about her Father. smile.
Stefanie is very proud of her new 1st bible paster Rob had given to her on Tuesday. I wonder how many times she will throw hers [Smile]

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Awww, MDW, it warms my heart to hear of Stefanie's new found zeal for the Lord!!

I bet the poem is very touching. [group hug]

I bet you are smiling from ear to ear! [Big Grin] [Wink]


Daisy,

The suspense is killing me too!

Praying for Mom and Baby that all is well. [group hug]

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Dear Friends,

I just got home a little bit ago...

Thank you for your prayers. There were some "tense" moments for our precious daughter-in-love and grandbaby...we thank God so much that everything was ok.

Estella Hart was born at 6:15 PM. Weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and 21" long. Healthy and beautiful!

Again, thank you for your prayers.

Look forward to sharing on God Thought tomorrow.

Sleep well tonight!

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daisy,

Congratulations to you and gwb, and your whole family on the birth of Estella(cute name)!

God was there with Mom and Baby to protect them. [bow]

All praise and glory be to God for this new life!

Sweet dreams of new baby Estella, daisy. [sleepy]

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The fibromyalgia I've had for 32 years was an undiagnosed Lyme symptom.

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Good hopeful morning friends!

Dreams, Hope, Miracles, Prayers, Faith...this song comes to mind...

"What Faith Can Do" by Kutless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQp75TsnpSA

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The fibromyalgia I've had for 32 years was an undiagnosed Lyme symptom.

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Dekrator, good morning to you.
Very nice song I hear often on the radio. My daughter stopped by this morning and we chatted for a bit. She was boosting me for the Sunday event.
Dekrator I have only one line to say... "I present Stefanie to receive the Sacrament of Baptism".... I will screw it up! I keep telling myself this is not about me it is about my Stefanie.
When the boys were baptized a couple years ago...I could not remember what to say...I got so scared standing before all these people, but there was more to say then. My daughter giving me the pep talk...what does that tell you?...I am a chicken...bawk

Well you know me...I can not seem to come to this sight without a guestion....Dekrator, what does it me mean when someone says "win the race?"

Daisy....I am so happy for your son and family.
Children are truely a gift from God.

Got to go to health food store. chat later.

oh, one more thing...dekrator I am excited for your son getting to see Trace A.. I'm sure it is helping to keep his spirits high. Soon friend he will be home in your arms again. I will continue to pray for his well being.

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Hi MDW,

I am so excited for you and Stefanie and your family!

I understand...I get really nervous if I have to talk in front of people, so if I were you, I would simply write the sentence you have to say on a small piece of paper and carry it discreetly up front with you.

If you forget what to say, just read it...no big deal. You will do fine!! Just focus on how wonderful it is for Stefanie to be baptized...and remember that you CAN do anything through Christ who strengthens you.

So sweet..your daughter giving you a pep talk! She is excited about her new life!!

You ask, what does it me mean when someone says "win the race?"

To me (and others may have different opinions), it means when a person makes it to Heaven to spend eternity with Our Heavenly Father.

Thanks for your kind words and prayers for my Son. He seems to be doing very well.

Have a great, great weekend!!!

I will be thinking of you all this weekend and my heart is exploding with joy for you!

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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17hens, Thank you for sharing the poem...in the midst of sorrow and joy...and everything in between, Our God is faithful. May God comfort the family as only He can giving His peace that's beyond understanding.

fluttery, What a great word on "true healing" body, mind, and spirit--hear, hear and AMEN! WOW, what you share, "I have pain right now. I refuse to let it stand in the way of my Love" that's powerful!

Your other comment, "Be careful what you think, our thoughts become things!" reminds me...today I listened to a seminar online that Dr. J gave this week at the Hansa Center. It was very interesting (talking about that subject of "thinking"...it was titled, "Addictions of the Heart") and I thought, "Very important what we "heart for", we probably will get it." So true!

Here is the link to that seminar: http://hansacenter.blogspot.com/2010/11/addictions-of-heart.html

Dekrator, Deep...rich...the quotes from the book you are reading...WOW! Amazing...Our God!!! OK, so...I'll add that book to my list of books that I want to read.

Thanks for sharing about Andrew. That is great. Off topic? I think it is directly on topic. So many of us are praying for him and are blessed by the updates. Keep 'em coming girl. I'm thankful for the "celebrities" that go to entertain our troops and lift their spirits. God bless them and God bless America. Holidays for our soldiers away from home, that's hard, and also for the families back home. May God's presence bless you all...daily...especially during the holiday season.

"What faith can do" great song. We walk by faith and not by sight...our God is so trustworthy!

sprite8, I am so with you on the inspiration on God Thought. I, too, am so inspired and encouraged by the posts shared. Yeah, thankful...counting blessings is great...AND this is Thanksgiving month!

MDW, Great to read about Stefanie! God is sooooo faithful...He is moving when we can't even see it...Folks, He is moving all the time...moving to answer our prayers and deepest heart's desires. All I can say is, "Thank You Almighty Awesome Father God!!!" Well, MDW, He does love her more than anyone in the whole world. Have a great blessed weekend and special service on Sunday. Great words of encouragement and wisdom that Dekrator gave you regarding the baptism on Sunday. MDW, you CAN!

Good what Dekrator shared about "win the race"...Well, you know me with my imagination...I had a few thoughts...As we run the race for Jesus....loving, living, caring, giving...we have victories along the way...one day we will "fall asleep and wake up" in Heaven. Our earthy race finished. Finished! We've won! And guess what???!!!! We're all winners...we're all first place winners in this race!!!!

Friends, my heart (like Dekrator's) is exploding with joy too. What a great week it has been and we still have the weekend to go...with lots of joyful activities going on.

Just to give you an update...we saw Estella again today. Estella has more hair than my boys had when they were a year old. Ha. She and mommy are doing very well.

I look forward to how everyone's weekend goes...

Blessings all...think happy thoughts, do things you enjoy...let the endorfuns roll...

TGIF (Thank God It's Forever!!!!) What a race...I'm sure glad to be in this marathon. (Ummmm....MDW...have any questions? [Big Grin] )

Hugs to all!!
[group hug]

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i love thta TGIF (Thank God It's Forever), Amen:)

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Good Morning Everyone,

Have a great day in Jesus! I now have a new favorite song, "You Are" by Jason Castro. (He was on American Idol, didn't win, back in Season Seven.)

CHORUS:
You are life more beautiful
You are love more powerful
You are the light that always shines
You are the one
You are the song I want to sing
You are here
You are everything...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6IfUcPJfyM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa36UDw8hKI&feature=related

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"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalms 73:26

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Good afternoon God Friends,

I went to baptism practice this morning and there will be eight children and three adults for Sundays baptism service. Pretty awesome.
I have more than one line to say...surprised, not really. God is playing a joke on me...Paster Rob placed me as the first to speak.

Friends I could sure use a prayer, I do not ask often but if you have a little space left in you thoughts I would appreciate. I have been down in spirit with pain and finding it very difficult to see past the pain these days. I am sorry. I do not like being weak. I need to find a smile for my daughter. this is a very special day for her. The pain is just beating me down. Please?


Daisy.... I listened to your song....almost made me cry. Not today though.
I do have a guestion, I wrote it yesterday but because I was embarrassed not knowing the answer, I deleted it. So one more time I will write my guestion...

I received a paper yesterday in the mail for Life Way christian store. There is a book for children on "advent." I looked this word up in the dictionary and it says...coming; arrival. Church season before Christmas.
Well,ummm...What does this mean?....

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daisy,

I can picture cute little Estella with a big head full of hair! My daughter was like that when she was born...I had to cut her bangs at the age of 6 weeks.

I'll listen to the seminar when I get a chance.

I also love that song, "You Are" by Jason Castro. I heard it on the radio this morning.

Thanks for posting the youtube link. I am getting quite a collection of youtube videos saved to my favorites on my computer.

17hens,

Wow, that was a great video testimony by Jason Castro. I had no idea. Thanks!


MDW,

I will pray for you for sure, dear friend!! I feel blessed to do so!

I understand your feelings of being beaten down with pain.

God of all hope and healing, please ease Diane's pain and suffering.

I will continue praying for you...

And prayers for tomorrow's baptism too!

I look forward to hearing about it.

[group hug] [group hug] [group hug] [group hug] [group hug]

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I believe the advent is the few weeks before Christmas when we are waiting for the coming or arrival of the birth of Christ.

Some churches have an advent wreath w/ 4 candles. I think 3 are pink for the first 3 weeks of december and then the white one is for the week of Christmas.

They light one pink candle the first Sunday in December, 2 pink candles the second Sunday, 3 pink candles the 3rd Sunday and all 3 pink candles and the white candle on the last Sunday, the week of Christmas.

It's a reminder, a tradition.

My mom always gave us kids advent calendars, which was a stand-up calendar w/ a picture of a Christmas scene (secular or religious) w/ little square "windows" all over it. The windows were numbered 1-24, so on the 5th of december for example, we'd open the "window" that had a 5 on it.

Now they have them w/ little treats or surprises inside the windows, so each day in December the kids race downstairs to get their sweet fix.

Advent might have a biblical meaning too, don't remember. But it's a word for the season of Christmas, the time looking forward to the coming of Christmas and to the birth of Christ.

Sorry, MDW, I know you asked Daisy. Just thought I'd butt my nose in. [Smile]

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I never heared that song "You Are," I do not understand why these songs put tears and lumps in my throat but they do.

Dekrator.... you say "I understand your feelings of being beaten down with pain." Dear friend I will pray for you also. When I pray for other people...well, hmmm.. how should I say, ok.. well it makes my heart feel good. and it also helps me not focuss on me feeling rough around the edges. How is that? Thank you dear friend for praying for me. I only need a smile prayer.
and you gave me the smile.

Hens.... You can put your nose in any time you like. My guestions are for anyone to answer, and there are times when I have a couple different answers for the same guestion...I like that alot.
The calendar you speak of... I have one with a mouse,and he is placed every day in a pocket. I thought it was for the children to know how many days till Santa came. What are the candles for? just as a reminder? hmmm?

I will probably go next weekend to the mountains. There is a Christmas store I would like to go to in Elijay.. a German town with the cottage scenery...so beautiful there. Anyway I want to find that special Nitivity(I know I spelled wrong!..Dekrator that word is somewhere on another page.)scene.

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Hens, I was touched watching Jason Castro's YouTube video "I Am Second". Thank you for sharing the link. Thought provoking...WOW!

MDM, Tomorrow is the big day for you and your family. I am praying for you, God-Friend. Tomorrow will be a special day and everything will be beautiful. May the peace of God guard your heart and mind. (And In the "natural", if you can, take a detox bath....that always helps me.)

The word "Advent" just means "coming"...and hens shared so beautifully the application for the Christmas season for Believers. Appreciate you, hens, as I said before...you are our God Thought Thread Professor. I was blessed by reading your posts and always look forward to reading them.

There is also the Second Advent...that is what we, as Believers, are looking forward to one day...the Second Coming of Jesus. (Perhaps that opened up more questions...yikes. Smile).

Often when celebrating the First Advent/First Coming of Christ being born as a baby....there is talk about and scriptures shared remembering the Second Coming...and how we look forward to Jesus coming again.

Music does touch us humans deeply. I think God-Songs are especially touching because we were made for God. MADE FOR GOD! Everything within us longs for Him (that's why people are always searching for something to satisfy...until they meet and fall in love with the One who created them.)

Anyway, since we are MADE FOR HIM, and made in His image...we have emotions...like He has. When we listen to God-Songs we may smile, or laugh, or cry, or tear, or dance, or shout, or be still, or so many other God-Emotions...as our whole being responds to God's wooing and drawing us to Himself...and we can actually sense His presence.

Although God is always with us...when we actually sense His presence...we can't help but be moved!

[bow]

Well, I think I'll go to bed now. Sleep good my God Thought Friends. G'Night.

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Dekrator, I appreciate your words of encouragement for all of us. Thank you. Have a blessed Lord's day my friend.
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Good Morning this Great Lord's Day, God Thought Friends,

Just finished watching the Hour Of Power. Bishop Kenneth Ulmer preached an inspiring, life-living message "Power Under Pressure". It is WOW (as in)--Walk On Water--WOW!!!

Following is the link,
http://www.hourofpower.org/videos/index.php

``The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you.'' (Romans 8:11)

THAT'S POWER!!! Think happy thoughts...this second, this minute and the next, and before you know it you'll have a day filled with happy thoughts and that is WOW!

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17hens,

I appreciated your explanation of Advent. Thanks!! [Smile]

MDW,

Thank you for your prayers for me. I am glad it makes your heart feel good to pray for others.

I am still praying that you have less pain and I thought of you and Stefanie, and your whole family, several times today..said a prayer for all of you in church early this morning.

It is a momentous day! Can't wait to hear about it.

daisy,

I appreciate your input on First Advent and Second Advent.

You always give me something to think about....God songs, God emotions...

Thanks for the link, I'll watch the Hour of Power when I get a chance.

Loved the scripture too...more to think about. [Big Grin] [Wink]


Have a blessed day everyone!! [group hug]

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"Holy Holy Holy" by Hillsong United


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iK0Miq2xNo

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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My dear God Friends,

WOW!!! I feel so deeply overwelmed with emotions today.
My daughter and several others were baptized today. I have tears of joy and a smile a mile long.
I praise my Lord with all my heart and soul. I do not want this feeling inside me to ever go away. I cannot even begin to tell you how I feel inside. A deep love. My soul wants and needs more. Can this day last longer?

These emotions have pushed my pain away for awhile.
Dekrator, your song Holy made me want to praise our Father even more. I have a high today.

Everyone I pray that you are having a blessed Lords day!!

I almost forgot....I did not forget my lines [lol]

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MDW,

Our God is an awesome God!!!

Congratulations to Stefanie!!! [woohoo]

I feel your joy!

The great thing is...you CAN feel this everyday.

I am proud of you Diane....I knew you would do a fantastic job!

God answered our prayers about your pain too. [bow]

Thank you for sharing this very important day..and this important beginning, with us.

Huge hugs to you and Stefanie!

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Dekrator... Thank you so much. I feel like my friends here were a big part of this special day with me. I thought about all of you often through out the day. This made it even more special for me.

My daughter left to go home this evening and was pulled over by the police for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. Stefanie does not have a license to drive and she has an outstanding warrant. My daughter is going back to jail, and my glass of wine went to my brain. I have not had a drink in over a year. I think I will finish that bottle now. Why do I continue to be tormented????

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MDW,

I am sorry that your beautiful day is ending this way.

She will have time to think. She will have time to talk to God.

Sometimes bad things like this happen for a reason....like God is telling her not to do this again because she could really hurt herself or someone else.

There is a lesson in everything...good and bad.

Remember all that joy and hope you felt earlier today? It's still there....God is right there beside you both.

[group hug] [group hug] [group hug] [group hug] [group hug]

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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When are we most likely to draw close to God and grow in Him?

Not when things are easy but when they are difficult.

There is a reason for this, Diane, I know it.

Try recording today's events, pray and keep praying for your daughter, and watch what happens...

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From joy to devastation. I'm so sorry, Diane. The joy will return!! God is still there.

hugs and love [group hug]

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I will take a boring day now, never a dull moment in my home. I didn't drink that bottle of wine, one glass was plenty. I did listen to music all night, I find peace in music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWUimGv_xrU&feature=related

I will be ok friends.
I need to give myself permission to cry...but not tonight.

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Dearest Daisy,

In the wee hours of the morning unable to sleep, I watched your "Hour of Power"

Bishope Ulner was very interesting to listen to.
Grace and peace be unto you.
Devine Power...By His power, all that we need in order to survive.
Devine promises...I will never leave you or forsake you.
Devine partnership... made me laugh...washing glasses and poking the fire.

Sure am glad he explained partnership the way he did.

I also liked the part in the beginning about hope...
struck down and not destroyed...walk in faith not by sight.....comforts us in all our troubles.

Ok I need to go clean up myself...chat later.

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Good morning friends!

MDW,

Pretty song you posted..."When the Tears Fall" by Tim Hughes.

Inspirational music helps me too.

I am glad you will be ok. [group hug]

Go ahead and cry, it's ok.

It sounds like you were comforted by watching the Hour of Power last night.

It's a new day with new hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."


"Cry Out to Jesus" by Third Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLSKSlJ0-2s&feature=related


I hope everyone has a day filled with hope and comfort.

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Dear Dekrator,

Thank you for the voice that goes with your words. You have a beautiful, soothing, loving voice. I hope you do not mind me telling God Thought friends what a wonderful soul you have. You are truely a dear friend to me. You almost made me cry when I heared your voice...I found it very difficult to hold down my tears.

It is so easy for me to sit behind my computer and write a few lines of positive thinking than it is to act upon the words I write. Yes I am guilty of that. Once the words are written I need to mold them into my day of living, and this I find can be difficult many a day.

Everyone here has beautiful input an living with the Lord in there life and hearts. This I must learn everyday; to reach out a hand to help another of God's people and not just write an empty word...umm... to not become so self absorbed in my own pain and sorrows that it blinds me from what God wants me to do today.
I am becoming stronger...a strength I did not know could exist....You know that Lord of ours...He just doesn't leave me alone and I like..alot.

You say..."Go ahead and cry, it's ok."
I am afraid to cry, if I cry I fear I may not stop. I grew up learning that cry was a weakness of the spirit...hold back the pain and hide it under my bed...smile and laugh so no one sees my weakness to harm me more. I will cry my friend...one day and more than a few drops.... just not today. I hope you understand and I hope I can understand one day...that it is ok

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Dearest MDW,

If crying is a sign of weakness, then I am the weakest human being there is...lol.

Thank you for your kindness. Friends like you mean alot to me.

In our daily life, when we feel our burdens weighing us down, God is the One and Only who can truly lift us up.

Do anything and everything you need to do, each day, to inspire you and get you through.

I have recently found that listening to Christian music, listening to Father Corapi and other pastors on tv, coming to God Thought, praying, and reading scripture and inspirational books are the best way for me to get through life's trials.

I find if I fill my day with as much of God's inspiration as I possibly can, then I do better.

I am certainly no better than you or anyone else, MDW.

I have been at some very low points. My family is broken and some day I hope that my family is healed.

I am holding onto faith, that through God all things are possible.

My dear friend...you will make it too, and so will Stefanie...through the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbMYv7Hqv2s&feature=related

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Good morning dear friends!

Our God is an amazing God!

He is the God of all hope.

We can overcome any hardship with God.

Whatever you are going through today, know that God is right there with you.

He will lift you up and sustain you.

Beautiful song...."Indescribable" by Chris Tomlin


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FlIchSJoOA

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Dear friend Dekrator, that is a nice song thanks for sharing. You say..."know that God is right there with you." I have been reminding myself this all morning....He is quiet today.

I have been reading much this morning and came across a... hmmm?..I cannot remember what it's called in tne bible, anyway I will write and maybe someone can explain what it means....

Mark 4:28-29
The earth produces by itself,first the blade, then the ear,then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.

and... what is a mustard seed??
I might live in Ga. but I do not know a thing about farming.

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It sounds to me as if the blade (first shoots of a plant) and the ear (where the corn cob grows) and the full grain in the ear (full cob of corn) is talking about a plant.

Although I don't know if corn was grown in that area then. Maybe a stalk of grain (wheat?) is more likely.

I believe a mustard seed is the smallest seed, as seeds go.

Matthew 17:20
He replied, ``Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, `Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.''

Many days I feel like all I can muster (no pun intended) is mustard seed faith. But God says, that's all it takes. That's very comforting to me right now.

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Hey Hens,

The mustard seed...Mark 4:30-32
"With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in the shade."

Could you explain this a little bit for me?

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Sure, let me get my Bible...I'll look at the explanatory notes on the bottom of the page.

OK, for Mark 4:30-32, it says,

"Jesus used this parable to explain that although Christianity had very small beginnings, it would grow into a worldwide community of believers.

When you feel alone in your stand for Christ, realize that God is building a worldwide kingdom.

He has faithful followers in every part of the world, and your faith, no matter how small, can join with that of others to accomplish great things."

For much of the time, Jesus spoke in parables which I find very hard to understand. Just give it to me straight!

I was so glad when I read that before he descended into heaven, he told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would be with them and would no longer speak to them in parables but speak clearly instead.

Hurray! My simple brain is happy!!

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Oh thank you,I can understand your words.
Does your bible then explain what Mark 4:26-29 means? The parable of the seed growing?
What kind of bible do you have with foot notes?
If I find a bible like yours, will I still have guestions?

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MDW....Whew, I'm glad 17hens stepped in to help!!

Thanks hens!!!!!!! [group hug]

And MDW...I think you will always have questions...at least I hope so...we need someone here who keeps things lively, right? [Big Grin] [Wink] [lol] [group hug]

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Awww.... I think you do a great job of that yourself friend Dekrator. I love guestions I just do not want to wear out the ???? on my key pad. [lol]

daisy...where art thou???? testing to see if my guestion mark key still worked...yep. How is that grandbaby of yours doing?  -

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I have a Life Application Bible, New International Version.

We love it! I bet it's almost 30 years old with pages falling out all over the place, but we've never replaced it - priceless! [Smile]

OK, the explanatory notes for Mark 4: 26-29 say,

"This parable about the kingdom of God, recorded only by Mark, reveals that spiritual growth is a continual, gradual process that is finally consummated in a harvest of spiritual maturity.

We can understand the process of spiritual growth by comparing it to the slow but certain growth of a plant."

Get the Bible, don't stop the questions!
[group hug] [group hug]

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Hens, that is so awesome. I need to get one of these bibles for me and my Stefanie. I could actually get through the bible in a year and possibly understand it. Wow. We shall see, because I really enjoy making my brain have to work and keep the cob webs wiped off the brain cells.
Thank you friend 17HensLessTwo.

I just thought of something 17, when you read your bible with the foot notes...umm..if you read the same verse in say a month from now, would it have a different meaning to you? Understand what I am attempting to say? Does it read like a story...your book?

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Dear friends,

2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV)

"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all"


Today, may you be filled with the love of God!!

We know daisy and gwb are filled with the love of God and rejoicing over their new granddaughter, Estella!

Awww, there is nothing like cuddling with a newborn baby.

1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Dekrator,
I enjoyed reading these positve thoughts.
Faith hope and love.
what a great way to continue on with my day in smile knowing that He Loves us.

Thank you friend.

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Anytime, dear friend, MDW!!

[group hug]

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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MDW, the explanatory notes are on the bottom 1/4 or 1/5 of each page, so I can easily read the words of the Bible, from verse to verse, without ever looking at the notes. They don't break anything up and are there for me only if I want them to be. Kinda like bifocals [Smile]

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Dear friends,
I stepped outside to check on the boys. I got the biggest smile on my face...I have a rose bush, well actually it's a rose twig, been ran over so many times by the kids, LOL. Anyway here it is Nov. and I had a frozen bud for days now...guess what..yeah that bud turned into the most beautiful rose I ever saw, pretty peach in color and the smell.. oh my gosh powerful scent.
75 degrees here today.

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MDW,

I can picture the beautiful rose!

The frozen bud on the rose "twig" (lol) turning into the most beautiful peach colored rose with the powerful scent could be a metaphor for many things in our lives.

I think it wasn't an accident that it bloomed for you.

We are having nice weather here also for November...60 degrees for a few days.

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Good morning friends!

Today is Veteran's Day.

It is a day to honor, pray for, and say thank you to all those who are serving or who have served Our Country.

We especially remember and pray for all those brave men and women, and their families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Because of our military members, past and present, we enjoy many freedoms.

John 15:13 (NIV)
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.


My son, Andrew, is especially on my mind and in my heart today, as he serves in Iraq with the US Army Reserve.

He said he knew on 9/11/01, when he was only 16 years old, that he wanted to join.

Have a blessed day everyone!

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Thank you Andrew for serving our country.
Dekrator your son is also on my mind, and thank you for sharing your son with us so that we may enjoy many freedoms.

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Thank you, MDW, that is very kind.

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"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Good Morning on this Veterans Day,

I am overwhelmed with thanksgiving to our Veterans, to all who serve and have served for our great nation. God bless each one and God bless the USA.

So...I come to God Thought...I was surprised to see 66 posts!!! It is good to be back friends, and I was so blessed reading all of the new comments since I was here last.

I have tears in my eyes just sensing the love! Each comment, each song...WOW!!! You all minister to me.

Dekrator, Thank you for sharing with us about Andrew so that we have the privilege of praying for him. That was very touching reading that he was only 16 when 9/11 happened and that he knew what he wanted to do. God bless and protect Andrew and bring him home safely to his family and friends.

Hens, I am blessed with your explanations. Great Bible...Great Bible Study!

MDW, When I read about the rose I thought, "That is like you." Read what you wrote again...keepin you in mind, "Anyway here it is Nov. and I had a frozen bud for days now...guess what..yeah that bud turned into the most beautiful rose I ever saw, pretty peach in color and the smell.. oh my gosh powerful scent. 75 degrees here today."

MDW, warmer days are coming...you beautiful peach colored, fragrant rose.

As I've read your posts this is the verse that comes to my mind, "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10).

No matter what is happening around us, in us, to us...we can just be still and realize/know without a doubt that our God is God indeed! He will always get the last word. BTW, He got the first Word too! [Big Grin] [bow]

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GWB and me are so blessed by the newest little member of our family. Estella is doing great. She changes day by day. What a precious sweetheart.

Again, thank you for your prayers. Baby and mommy are doing more than fine. They are doing awesome!

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Dekrator, (one more thing) about you having to cut your daughter's bangs at six weeks of age, I would never have thought that possible...but it is! Estella has beautiful, thick hair. More hair than my boys at one year (or maybe two years!) old. [Big Grin]
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Hard to let go of this thread...but it's time to start a new one...so here goes...
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