You can read about many miracles in the Bible it even on the internet, but there are some of us who have never seen one with our own eyes. This was me until a couple weeks ago.
To give a quick backstory, we received a small vial of oil from West Metro Church Of God in Douglasville, GA a week before this incident. You can click the link above to get the full story and videos about the oil, but in a nut shell one of the members of the church has oil coming out of their Bible. As they would empty the container it would full up again. They were told by God to share this oil with others.
Now back to a couple weeks ago. My wife was making lunch for us on her birthday when she burnt her finger on the oven. It hurt really bad and the only way to make it less painful was too keep ice on it. She started praying and while praying she decided to put some of the oil on her finger where she burnt it. After she put the oil on the pain went away right away. The only thing you could see from where the burn was is this image of a heart.
God had not only healed her but He left a mark showing that He loved her. What an amazing miracle this was and an awesome birthday present. God is a miracle worker. Have a great day and God Bless
Have you ever had to wait for something? Waiting can be really hard. Sometimes you have to wait a day, weeks, months, or even years before you get your answer. Right now my wife and I are waiting to hear back from the underwriters on whether or not we are approved for our dream house in the woods. With us homeschooling our kids this would be the perfect place to live. Peace and quiet, nature studies once the temperature gets above 0 degrees, and seeing God’s creation surrounding us everyday. It’s hard to wait, but while waiting I keep trusting in the Lord that His Will will happen. Sometimes that can mean that the answers we want may not be the answers we get. Waiting and trusting in God though will ultimately get us what is best for us. This may mean that you have to continue to wait but as long as you keep trusting in God good things will come.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:24-26 NKJV
So no matter what you may be currently waiting for, keep on waiting and trusting in the Lord. He will bring His Blessing to you in the exact moment that is best for you. God Bless!
Being in retail the holiday season can take time away from your family, having to work extra hours and extra days. This holiday season was no exception, busy busy busy. The nice thing about the holiday season is that when it’s all over things slow down as people start to spend less to pay off all the money spent the last few months. This extra time has given me the chance to be able to take my two boys out and have some but bonding time, a Boys Night Out.
We decided to start it night out by doing a couple games of bowling. That the bowling place we went to you are able to pick the theme you want for the scoreboard above your lane. The characters that pop up for how you did that turn depend on the theme you chose. It was great to be able to cheer on each person and we all had a blast. After the bowling was done we headed in over to Pizza Ranch for supper, unlimited pizza and the best fried chicken. Another favorite of the night. Being able to hangout with the boys was great, after the last couple of crazy nights, and it reminded me of just how important family is.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord , The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Psalms 127:3-5 NKJV
I feel blessed to have all my children and my beautiful wife. Though the times may get tough and work may take time away, they will always be there to welcome you home. My family is a gift from God. May God Bless you and your family.
(Poster is copyrighted by Marvel and Disney)
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is dealing with going back to high school and normal life after having been a part of the action in Captain America: Civil War. We tag along with him as waits for the next mission to come along. Time seems to go by slowly for Peter just like the beginning of the movie does for the audience. It isn’t until almost an hour in when the action begins and the film starts to pick up the pace. From then on it seems to follow in the likeness that you expect from a Marvel film. This is a beginning film for Spider-Man in the current Disney/Marvel film universe so maybe I’m expecting too much. I think because I’ve seen all the past Spider-Man films, starring Toby McGuire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, that I was expecting the action to just begin right away.
Tom Holland does a good job at playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man. You definitely can feel the anxiousness he has with wanting to start another mission, and the pain it is to keep his secret from his classmates.
Micheal Keaton does a great job as the villain Vulture. You can see the change in his character as he goes from being screwed over by the rich to taking his revenge to give his family a better life. It is funny and cool to see him as a bad guy in the Marvel Universe when back in the late 80s early 90s he played the hero in the DC Comics Batman films.
Overall I think that this is a film that the whole family could watch, though the beginning Matt be a little slow for the younger ones. The violence isn’t that bad, I think the rating may be mostly for the language, one character likes to call Peter Parker a potty name that is repeated several times throughout the film.
The new year is soon upon us and that means many people will be making new year resolutions. From eating healthy to exercising more these resolutions are made to better improve their lives. One resolution that you can make that is guaranteed to improve your life for years to come and beyond is reading your Bible more.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17 NKJV
Whether it’s starting a Bible plan, reading daily devotions, or committing to reading the entire Bible this coming year reading the Bible will help you improve your life. Being in God’s Word will help you gain faith, strength, wisdom, and a closeness to God. When I read the Bible I feel my days are better, less stressful, and more peaceful then when I have slacked on keeping in His Word. I hope and pray that you will consider reading your Bible more this coming year. Happy New Year and God Bless.
Talking with strangers can be difficult for some people. Sharing your faith with them can be even harder. Even if you know the person it can be difficult to start up a conversation with them about God if they are not a believer.
Back in the spring of 2000 I took a trip with my college’s Campus Crusade For Christ group to Panama City Beach Florida for spring break. Our mission was to go out onto the beaches and share our faith with those who had come to party and drink. Having given my life to Christ with my own faith just a year earlier (I grew up in a Christian home but was just living out my parents faith before then) I was still new to the reaching out to others scene. I remember talking to a few people on the beach, but I wasn’t as adventurous as others in our group. It wasn’t until a year and a half later, when I joined a group called Captive Free, where I felt confidant and courageous enough to go out and share my faith with strangers. With Captive Free I had the chance to travel through the Great Lakes area for a year in a van going from church to church spreading God’s Word to others, mostly the youth. I have to say that once I took that step outside of my comfort zone I felt more confidant with sharing my faith and telling others about Christ.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15 NKJV
Yeshuea Messiah (Jesus Christ) says that we should go out onto the world and preach the gospel. To preach the gospel not only are you sharing God’s Word but your also sharing your faith. Anyone can just read someone something, but for that reading to help change their life you also need to share your faith with them. That may even mean opening up a little more then your comfortable with and sharing about your past. Showing that you care and make it more understandable means you might have to share some of your faults it mistakes you’ve made in the past. This can seem hard or impossible but with God’s help anything is possible. If this is hard for you at first just pray for strength, courage, and wisdom. I know that you shall receive if you believe because God wants us to share His love with others. Have a great day and God Bless.
Tonight is Christmas Eve. A time when family and friends get together to celebrate the holiday and exchange gifts. This season I hope that you and your family remember the real reason to celebrate this season.
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11 NKJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 NKJV
This season is a celebration of an everlasting gift. The birth of Yeshuea Messiah (Jesus Christ). May you and your family have a safe and happy holiday. Merry CHRISTmas. God Bless.