The twelve disciples were ordinary men whom God used in an extraordinary way and will be forever known throughout history as the original twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. They followed Jesus, listened to his teaching, watched him perform miracles, learned from him and trained with him.
I was raised by wonderful parents who were great providers. I was well cared for, knew I was loved and had everything I needed. They taught me right from wrong, to respect the elderly, never to lie, to understand the value of a dollar, to work for what you wanted, and made sure I had an education.
My heart breaks for those going through this catastrophe in Houston and neighboring communities. Looking at the pictures, watching the weather channel while looking at their faces just breaks my heart.
I have many favorite scriptures in the Bible but some of my favorite scriptures, other than the ones spoken by God or Jesus, can be found in the Book of Psalms. So heart-felt, so touching, so real!
Last night my husband and I sat on our lanai watching as a tropical storm rolled in. The rain splattered against the screen while a breezy wind blew through the trees with the rumble of distant thunder.
Rejected and weary, a broken heart filled with pain. I was battered and beaten, with nothing left to gain.
This World is full of heartache, this world is full of fears, this world is full of anger and hate, this world is full of tears.
The words we speak have the power to bring hope, encouragement, or lift others up. Even a few simple words of kindness can brighten someone's day.
There are many ways to help us build our Faith, but, the key is finding what works for you. Some of those listed below are obvious and even out right mandatory according to scripture but a few are of my own design.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
How could you love me, when I was filled with sin and shame. How could you love me, when I refused to speak your name.