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“…there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth


“A certain man had two sons:

And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine

 And he would have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunge I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you,

And am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants.And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son.

But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancinAnd he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.And he said unto him, Your brother is come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound

And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment: and yet thou never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you havekilled for him the fatted calf.

And he said unto him, Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was good that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.”. Luke 15:11-32

Never Forget

Thinking of my Dad today and missing him so.

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Isom Lee Lindsey … A quiet man. A humble man. An unsung hero.

A World War II Veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served God and his country well on the island Iwo Jima.

A Christian, a son and brother…… a husband, a Father (Dad), Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Dad Loved his family….every one of us…. and Adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

I will never forget the evening of December 29, 2007, sitting by your side in that quiet hospital room…. You were so weak and frail. I kissed your forehead as you slept and whispered “I’ll see you in the morning Dad”.

I will See you “in the morning” Dad….that bright and glorious morning when we are all gathered together at the feet of Jesus…….longing for that day. I love you Daddy……

In Honor of All who served, All who sacrificed their lives, and All who are Serving to keep America Free. Thank You for Serving

FREEDOM ….. Never forget how much the cost or its Value.

A grateful American.

God Bless America
Land that I love, Stand beside Her and Guide Her
Through the night with a Light from Above.
From the mountains to the prairies, to the ocean white with foam
God Bless America, My Home Sweet Home,

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Quiet Morning

Don’t you just love the sound of a quiet morning? You know that “small” space of time just before the house is awake with those joyful noises of life. The happy chatter of your children, the whirring of the washing machine, doors opening and closing, the sounds and aromas as you prepare and set the table for breakfast, the smell of coffee brewing.

But for this moment all is quiet. As I sit here, curled up on my comfy couch, sipping my morning coffee, I can’t help but reflect on how much God loves me. I am amazed, no, I am Astounded by His tremendous love and mercy and grace, so undeserved by me.

Ephesians 1:4-9
Verse 4
According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:
Verse 5
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Verse 6
To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved.
Verse 7
In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace;
Verse 8
Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Verse 9
Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself
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By God’s Grace

Rita

THOUGHT FOR TODAY

COURAGE

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” James 1:5-6

God parted the Red Sea for the children of Israel…His people. You are His child and one of His “people”.

What is your Red Sea today? Is it fear, worry, anxiety, despair, depression, addiction, oppression? God will part Your Red Sea for You … If you Trust Him and Step out in Faith, just like the Israelites did see Exodus chapters 14 and 15.

Today in The Word.

Deut.. 31:6-7

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, He it is that doth go with you: He will not fail you, nor forsake you. And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for you must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and you shalt cause them to inherit it. And the LORD, He it is that doth go before you; He will be with you, He will not fail you, neither forsake you, fear not, neither be dismayed.” See also Deut. 31:23; Deut. Chapters 1 & 2

1 Chron. 19:12b-13

“If the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee. Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.”

1 Chron. 22:12-13

“Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God. Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.”

1 Chron 28:20

“And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.”

Ezra 10:4;

“Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.”

Psalm 27:14

“Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee,
Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”

Psalm 31:21-24.

“Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD”

These are a few of the passages that have encouraged and empowered me. My prayer is that God will speak to you in a very personal way through His Word today.

Forever By God’s Grace

Rita

By Carly Alexis Scott

“Please do not forget to pray for the people out there who are suffering.
They are lost and need God’s help but are to stuborn to let Him in.
Anytime you get the chance to be a part of someone elses life take it!
Every time you are sad or feel like your alone rememeber He is there and He is listening!
When your hurting or want more just think about the things you have and others don’t…”

I love you my precious grand-daughter….you are a treasure. We are so thankful God blessed us with you!

By God’s Grace

Rita Bowman

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SILENT NO MORE

It is PAST time to STOP Domestic Violence and CHILD ABUSE

Do you hear it? The deafening sound of SILENCE…..
It sounds like FEAR…..TERROR…..AGONY……PAIN

Are you suffering in Silence? Are you afraid of someone in your own home, at work, at school, down the street? Are you being STALKED?

There ARE people willing, waiting and Longing to HELP YOU! Freedom is at your finger tips.

CALL TODAY

Under His Wings Ministry. (317) 752-5169
Sheltering Wings Center for Women and Children (310) 745-1496
or call the Help-Line. 211.

We Care!

“To whom then will you liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that brings out their host by number: He has called them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one “

 

“…The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint, neither is He weary. There is no searching of His understanding.
He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint
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Isaiah 41:25-31

I AM SO VERY PROUD OF YOU

Today I want you to know that I am so very, very proud of you, and to share a bit of my quiet time with you.

You Are A Treasure to me and especially to Our Heavenly Father, our Precious Savior and Loving Lord!

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
You (we) are Blessed by God with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
God has chosen you in Him (Jesus) before the foundation of the world, (You were on His mind and in His heart before He spoke “let there be light”)

That we should be holy and without blame before him in love: God predestinated you (to be His child) unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

You are To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He made us accepted in the Beloved (Jesus). In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to his good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: (you and me and everyone who accepts or has accepted Him)

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ.

In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.

Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him:

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.

Chapter 2; And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Wherein in time past you (we) walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians chapters 1 and 2

God Bless You and may you Never Forget You Are Someone Very Special!

Praying for You Always,

Love Mom (and mom-in-love)/
Grams/Grammy

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