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CAT BIRD

Some saw the picture of our “Cat Bird.” The other day, she was back in the tree. It inspired a poem!

CAT BIRD
Sitting in the tree
silent as can be:
the Cat Bird
waiting for her prey,
her dinner if you please.
Silently she waits,
her stillness is the bait.
Alas, her wait
has no reward.
Suspicious birds
stay far away
and sit another place.

CAT BIRD

The other day my grandson and I were in his dining room while he was studying. I looked out the window and laughed as I called his attention to what I saw. It gave us both a giggle and a praise to God for His marvelous creation! There, in a small tree not too far from the house, sat a large–we decided to call it–catbird.

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Who likes to receive gifts??? 

We forget our children are truly a gift from God.

Well – God gave many of us beautiful gifts, however are we taking care of our (kids) gifts correctly?

Psalm 127:3 – (KJV)Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
To be honest I have been reminded of this verse for the past two days now. I love my children all 3 of them very much, however lately they have felt more like a burden than a gift. The Devil is a liar. It’s not easy to raise 3 kids by yourself, however thats no valid excuse to see your kids any other way then a gift of God. God’s words are true and if God calls our children gifts from him then they are gifts indeed.

God has reminded me several times during the past two days that: My kids are a gift from God.

That changes things!!! I’m not…

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Someday

Someday perhaps I will see my great grandchildren. My sister, who is a year younger, has several great grandchildren. My oldest grandson is 16 (I hope he waits a few years before blessing me in that area!).

Someday I may see 100. I am feeling good at 73; hopefully, if the Lord wills, my health will hold up!

Someday I am looking forward to heaven. Jesus has blessed my life and I look forward to His blessings for eternity! I may not see my great grandchildren in this life. I may not see 100. But I do plan on seeing my Lord Jesus!

Don’t Let 2016 Define You!

Matthew Winters (Comeback Pastor)

Thoughts have been flowing, so I don’t mean to bombard my Facebook page and other social media. I just know that some of those who will read this are going to continue to live in the mistakes and hardships of 2016 and not let go. I want to declare to you today that your financial mistakes this year do not have to define you. Bad relationships in 2016 don’t have to define you. Horrible things you said and did don’t have to define you. A divorce, a straying child, or anything that happened in 2016 does not have to define you.

The consequences may still exist, but you don’t have to live in guilt if this stems from something you have done wrong. The blood of Jesus Christ can cleanse anything if you confess and turn from it. If this relates to something that happened to you that is out…

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COME

 

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May your Christmas be blessed!

COME

Come into the night
where shadows cover all.
Hear the angels’ song:
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men
on whom his favor rests.”

Come look to the sky
where darkness hides the day.
See the star’s light
that leads to the promise
of peace on earth to men
on whom his favor rests.

Come see the baby
lying in the manger,
fulfillment of the angels’ song,
fulfillment of the star’s promise
of peace on earth to men
on whom his favor rests.
©2010

Tune My Heart Lord ~

As we approach Christmas, the best thing we can do is have God prepare our hearts! Thanks, Deborah Ann for pointing us in that direction.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

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Tune my heart Lord,
adjust the loose strings
tighten them so I can be
thankful for all things.

Tune my heart Lord,
pull up all the slack
till I believe in You
for everything I lack.

Tune my heart Lord,
let the tight strings out
so I can be relieved
of any fear or doubt.

Tune my heart Lord,
tweak as You must
until my faith is strung
with the strings of trust.

Tune my heart Lord,
make me Your instrument
so I can be for You . . .
a singing testament!

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Psalm 144:9

“I will sing a new song unto thee,
O God: upon a psaltery and an
instrument of ten strings will
I sing praises unto thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka

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(50 Bits of) Free Advice From an 80 Year Old Man.

Good advice!

Kindness Blog

John M. Sweeney  is (as well as being one of Kindness Blog’s inspirations) the creator of Suspended Coffees, a nonprofit organization partnering with a variety of businesses around the world, helping to bring communities together and change people’s lives.

One of the followers of John’s own Facebook page, sent him the following list of wisdom.

1. Have a firm handshake.

2. Look people in the eye.

3. Sing in the shower.

4. Own a great stereo system.

5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.

6. Keep secrets.

7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.(See 17)

8. Always accept an outstretched hand.

9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

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10. Whistle.

11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.

12. Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness…

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