Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Made To Crave Bible Study ~ Peace


Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Do not
destroy the work of God for the sake of food. Romans 14:19-20



Have you ever realized that nothing tastes as good as peace feels?
Maybe you are thinking that is true but - how do you get to taste this portion of peace.

I shared with our group from my own discoveries and personal journeys that I am filled with peace when I am obedient to what I know is truth. The truth that I am talking about comes Gods Word. It is His Word that brings knowledge and wisdom into my heart and mind and fill me with Truths. These Truths help guide me and empower me to make right choices in every area of my life. The Truths have set me free from guilt and shame!

In this chapter on from Guilt to Peace I examined a particular area of my eating habits and challenged myself to take a break from daily snacking on chips & dips.
Now that might not sound like a big deal to you but to me and my family - it is a daily festival for us to partake in! We love us some Chips & Salsa or Chips and Dip!!

I am proud to say that I went 6 days without any chips and since then I have even cut back and have become more aware to my intake of this habit of snacking.
My husband has also joined in on cutting back!

The material we are learning about in Made to Crave has helped me to accomplish going on a 6 day fast from any chips. You may not think that this was a big challenge but to my family this is a big deal. We consume so many bags of chips and salsa & dips a week that we are known for it!

I am grateful that I have become aware of this and have learned truths that strengthen self control and give me the courage to deny unhealthy desires throughout my day.


Our bible study group is becoming more aware of this and each of us are growing into women of peace!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jesus Came With Healing In His Hands

When Jesus came into the world one of his missions was to bring healing.
Healing both physically and spiritually from sins, from sickness, from harm and from heartache.
Over my lifetime I have experienced every one of those healing provisions from him.

During this Easter Season I am grateful & jubilant as I remember not only what he recently provided for me through the diagnosis of breast cancer but all the numerous times he has healed my wounds and worries in the past. With each journey I have come to realize just how extravagant the dimensions of God's Love really is for me. The Word of God says in Ephesians that as we are rooted in Him that we have access to this extravagant love. A love that is so wide, so long, so high and so very deep that it surpasses our human knowledge and understanding! I can honestly say it blows my mind!!

That kind of love has the power to provide peace in the midst of a diagnosis!
That kind of love has the power to provide healing for what ever you need to be healed.
That kind of love comes from the One and Only Yahweh Rophe - The Lord Who Heals!
Rophe - means heal, cure, restore or make whole.

Do you need His Healing touch today?

For I am the Lord who heals. Exodus 15:26

Christ suffered and died so that disease and misery would be temporary.
He came to die to heal us from moral and physical ailments.
He did it for me...He did it for you,,,He did it for love.

Upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

He healed all who were sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: "He took our illnesses and bore our diseases." Matthew 8:16-17


Here is a song that explains how amazing His Healing touch is.
If you have an area in your life that needs His Healing touch I pray that as you watch this video that you will experience His Healing Love being sung over you today. Please let me know how we can be praying for you. You are not alone.

Click on the title of the song to listen.

Christy Nockels

No mountain, no valley, no gain or loss we know
could keep us from Your love
No sickness, no secret, no chain is strong enough
to keep us from Your love
to keep us from Your love

How high, how wide
No matter where I am, healing is in Your hands
How deep, How strong,
And now by Your grace I stand, healing is in Your hands

Our present, our future, our past is in Your hands
We're covered by Your blood
We're covered by Your blood

How high, How wide
no matter where I am, healing is in Your hands
How deep, How strong
And now by Your grace I stand, healing is in Your hands


Be Inspired By His Love!

Vern


Friday, April 22, 2011

Remembering The Stations Of The Cross

Year after year people journey to Jerusalem to retrace the path that Jesus took,
carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion.
This path is known as the Via Dolorosa - The Way of Grief or Suffering.

As a child I remember staring at the church walls and being fascinated by the pictures that portrayed the stations of the cross. They were beautifully moving to me although I did not totally appreciate and understand at that time exactly what my Lord did for me. It was not until I was older that the significance and power of that journey transformed my heart and hope.

Today I wanted to share with you those stations and encourage you this Good Friday to reflect and remember the steps that Christ took for all of us.
These steps unite all believers - past, present and future.

If you have heard of the name of Jesus Christ but do not have a relationship with Him - It is my prayer that you would surrender to Him today. I encourage you to read the Stations of the Cross, watch the video and pray for forgiveness and receive Him as Lord of your life!


"If you cannot contemplate high and heavenly things, take refuge in the Passion of Christ, and love to dwell in His Sacred Wounds. For if you devoutly seek the Wounds of Jesus and the precious marks of His Passion, you will find great strength in all troubles."
Thomas 'a Kempis

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

1. Jesus Is Condemned To Death

A just and sinless man judged, betrayed and sentenced.
For everyone who will suffer, bleed or be unfairly punished...He suffered for you and for me.
He makes the ultimate sacrifice.

2. Jesus Receives His Cross

He carries the weight of the cross on his shoulders and upon that cross is heaped the weight of all our sins. This is what he came to do...take away the sins of the world.

3. Jesus Falls For Under The Weight Of The Cross The First Time

The weight of the cross is too much. He falls to the ground and experiences what it is like to feel defeated, and weak...yet he knows he must go on.

4. Jesus Meets His Mother

Since birth she has been with him through for every step of his life and now she is there to comfort him on his most difficult day.

5. Simon Of Cyrene Helps Jesus To Carry The Cross

He allows Simon to help him. Today that is a reminder that he relies on us to bear the cross for his names sake.

6. Veronica Wipes The Face Of Jesus

A compassionate friend, wipes the spit, blood and sweat from his face.

7. Jesus Falls A Second Time

The weight is too much and Jesus falls for the second time.
The soldiers force him to continue.

8. Jesus Meets The Women of Jerusalem

The women show gratitude to Jesus for his generous love towards them.

9. Jesus Falls A Third Time

Broken and devastated, Jesus falls again.
He is so weak the soldiers have to help him and push him up the hill.

10. Jesus Is Stripped Of His Garments

In his life he gave up all earthly possessions to preach the gospel of Good News.
As if the crucifixion was not enough he is violently stripped of his clothes and whips tear at his back.

11. Jesus Is Nailed To The Cross

Huge, sharp spike were hammered through his wrists and feet. As he struggles for each breathe the soldiers below him gamble for his clothes.

12. Jesus Dies Upon The Cross

Every breath is a struggle but somehow he whispers - "Father, into your hands I command my spirit." A soldier penetrates a spear in him to test that he dead. The Savior is indeed dead. The price is paid, and we are redeemed.

13. Jesus Is Laid In The Arms Of His Mother

Since he was a baby his mother has held him and cared for his wounds. This day she holds his naked, blood crusted - dead body...she weeps in her helplessness and sorrow.

14. Jesus Is Laid In The Tomb

His body was laid in a stone cold tomb - sealed with a massive rock and guarded by Roman soldiers.

15. RESURRECTION Of Jesus!

Easter Sunday Morning - The tomb is empty!

The word goes forth that He is Risen!

Jesus is victorious over death!!


Go here to watch this Stations of The Cross video.


Next to Jesus on the Cross there were two criminals...one who joined in the mocking and cursed Jesus...the other acknowledged
he was indeed the Son of God and Savior of the world.
(Luke 23:39-43)

During our Easter Services this weekend my Pastor is asking this question...

Which one are you?


I pray you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and loves you so very much that he died on that cross to pay for your sins and that He alone has the power to transform
you and your
future!

“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

Admit You Are a Sinner
In the Bible - Romans 3:23 tells us, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” In other words, sin has infiltrated the human race, and not one of us has escaped its effects.

Repent of Your Sins
To repent means to “change” or to “turn.” It’s like driving down the highway, pulling a U-turn and heading the other direction. More than simply being sorry, it is a word of action. Many people feel remorse for their sin but never truly repent. Remorse is being sorry; repentance is being sorry enough to stop.

Generous in love - God,give grace!
Huge in mercy - wipe out my bad record.
Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry.
I know how bad I've been; my sins are staring me down.
Psalm 51:1-3


Invite Him to be your Savior
Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe & trust that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9


May God Bless You On Your Journey!


Be Inspired!

Vern




Resources: The Amplified Bible, Message Bible, New International Bible,
Six Hours One Friday - Max Lucado, The Sacred Way - Tony Jones


Monday, April 18, 2011

Made To Crave Bible Study ~ Determined!

Made To Crave ~ Week 2
Determined
Read Chapters 4 - 6

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.
This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (The Message)

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
New International Version


During the next few chapters we will absorb scriptures and knowledge that will help empower us to become women of determination and not defeat!

When life's circumstances press in.
When life's journeys bring sickness, sorrow or pain.
When we are in a battle.
May we be reminded that our focus should be on God and not the object of our struggle.
I know that it is not an easy task to accomplish but if we apply the instructions that Paul encourages us with in 1 Thessalonians 5 then I believe we will be strengthened and become better fit spiritually, emotionally and physically to take care of ourselves and serve God & others.

In the Made to Crave Webcast Lysa encouraged everyone to desire more of God and to become
Women (Men) of Joy
Women (Men) of Prayer
Women (Men) of Thanks
A Woman (Man) in His Will!

I encourage you to be alert and ready to shift your focus from things that are distracting or bringing defeat into your lives - to - focusing on what God's word says is Right and True!

On page 48 of the study guide and page 53 of the book there are statements and
scriptures that speak of what God says is true about you.
Here are a few of them for you to read and fill in your name with.
Be determined to not identify yourself by your circumstances but by who you belong to and
what His word says about you.

_________, the forgiven child of God - Romans 3:24
_________, the set free child of God - Romans 8:1-2
_______, the made new child of God - 2 Corinthians 5:17
_______, the loved child of God - Ephesians 1:4
_______, the confident child of God - Ephesians 2:13
_______, the victorious child of God - Romans 8:37

Lysa's Pastor, Steven Furtick, suggests that we
Pinpoint the lie.
Find and Replace the lie.
Change not only the why - but the way you do things.

Holy Spirit Determination makes this all possible!
And accountability helps!


As we watched the video and discussed this weeks message I was deeply moved by the emotions & discussions that were taking place.

Eyes teared up when Lysa challenged us to remember who we were and declared over us that
we were not failures!
We are Jesus Girls capable of victory!

As those words sinked in there were thoughts that flooded our minds.
The battle was on and the determination fire was kicked in!

Here is what we are up against.

Thoughts that tell us lies.
Just as quickly as one of our ladies heard Lysa speak these things over us...she heard opposite in her head - but - quickly conquered those thoughts with the truth!

Emotions & Hurts that lead us to find comfort in food.
One of our ladies has struggled with weight issues most of her life.
Since childhood she has dieted and even suffered from an eating disorder for a period of time.
Her 9 year old daughter has a broken heart from her parents divorce and has told her counselor that food and snacks help her.
This sweet friend and mom is aching for her daughter and the battle they share.
She is determined to reverse this by the power & knowledge of God's Word!

Determination That Needs Strengthening
" Everything in me does not want to plan!"
We must be women who are determined to make changes in how we plan for shopping and preparation of meals.
Deciding in advance to stock our fridge with healthier eating options and not with packaged food that are filled with additives and unhealthy things!
You can cut down on shopping time and save money if you plan!


Dr Ski Chilton, a leading researcher in the study of gene-based nutrition, inflammation, and Omega 3's and author of The Gene Smart Diet
shared on the Made To Crave webcast recently - that we need to consume & get more Omega 3 into our bodies.
Omega 3 is good .
Omega 6 is not as good.
Omega 3 helps with aging.
Omega 6 promotes inflammation.

He recommends we eat Salmon, Makrel, and Cod to get a good source of Omega 3 and that we should limit our eating of Tilapia due to the higher levels of Omega 6.
For more info on Omega 3 & Omega 6 and your health.
Check out the articles here on Live Strong Website

As always - please further research and consult with your doctors for any additional info and guidance regarding your health and lifestyle.

My prayer for you this day is that you would be alert and aware of distractions that would take you from your desire to know Him more.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self controlled and alert.
1 Peter 5:7-8


Be Inspired!

Vern


Quote Of The Week

"Break thru begins with desire."

Steven Furtick
Pastor of Elevation Church and Author of Sun Stand Still


Resources: NIV Bible, Message Bible, Dr Ski Chilton - www.genesmart.com, www.madetocrave.org

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Passion Sunday A Triumphal Entry To A Victorious Week!

This Parade Is For Our Savior!


This week in San Antonio we have been celebrating our city's traditional Fiesta Festival! The town is full of festive colors and events that take place over a 2 week period. One of the most poplular events are the parades.

Since I was a kid I have attended these parades with my family and continue the tradition by taking my own children to ooh and aah over the fun & festive floats and the stunning fashons of the Fiesta Royal Court. I started thinking that these parades are nothing like the Triumphal Entry of when Jesus made his way into Jerusalem on Palm Suday. The people waved palm branches that proclaimed goodness & victory! This parade was for their Savior who would take away the sins of the world!


The Royal Welcome

Matthew 21: 1-11


1-3When they neared Jerusalem, having arrived at Bethphage on Mount Olives, Jesus sent two disciples with these instructions: "Go over to the village across from you. You'll find a donkey tethered there, her colt with her. Untie her and bring them to me. If anyone asks what you're doing, say, 'The Master needs them!' He will send them with you."

4-5This is the full story of what was sketched earlier by the prophet:

Tell Zion's daughter,

"Look, your king's on his way,

poised and ready, mounted

On a donkey, on a colt,

foal of a pack animal."


6-9The disciples went and did exactly what Jesus told them to do. They led the donkey and colt out, laid some of their clothes on them, and Jesus mounted. Nearly all the people in the crowd threw their garments down on the road, giving him a royal welcome. Others cut branches from the trees and threw them down as a welcome mat. Crowds went ahead and crowds followed, all of them calling out, "Hosanna to David's son!" "Blessed is he who comes in God's name!" "Hosanna in highest heaven!"

10As he made his entrance into Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken. Unnerved, people were asking, "What's going on here? Who is this?"

11The parade crowd answered, "This is the prophet Jesus, the one from Nazareth in Galilee."



I give thanks for that triumphant day and the days that followed...because of his obedience and sacrifice I am forgiven and healed!!

What does Holy Week mean to you?


Made To Crave Bible Study ~ Empowered Part 2

Here is some additional encouragement for your journey of Craving God More!


Empowered Part 2

Psalm 131

My heart is not proud, LORD,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.


The following are notes from the

Made to Crave Webcast that aired on

1/10/2011

www.madetocrave.org

Dr Ski Chilton gave some wonderful tips to empower us!

1. Women should get 25 Grams of Fiber daily. Fiber tells you your full and allows you to lose weight.
2. Drinking 16oz of water at the start of the day will help you to consume fewer calories.
3. Be Empowered by God to make better choices.

Empowerment From Lysa's Blog
3/23/11

Instead of focusing on the scale, on food (or whatever your struggle may be), and the harships of sacrifice - Focus On...

1. Our goal should be letting the peace of God rule in us.
Are You At Peace?
Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace him/her whose mind is steadfast,
because he/she trusts in you.

2. Our desire should be to honor God with our bodies.
How did you honor God this week?
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?
You are not your own; you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your bodies.

3. Our perspective should be to fill our soul with an abundance of Truth instead of our stomach (hearts & minds) with an abundance of food (junk).
What truths were you filled with this week?
John 8:32
And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free!

If we want to grow closer to God, we have to distance ourselves from the distractions holding us back. Part of that distancing process is focusing and magnifying God more & more...especially in our times of accountability.


Grab your pens, highlighters, journals and Made To Crave books and a Bible...

Pray and get ready to be Empowered!!

Let me know your questions, comments and how I can pray for you.

Blessings over you and your steps ahead!


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This book is not a how-to manual or the latest, greatest dieting plan. Made to Crave is a helpful companion to use alongside whatever healthy eating approach you choose — a book and Bible study to help you find the “want to” in how to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Every body has different health concerns so please consult with your physician before starting any new exercise or eating plan.




Saturday, April 16, 2011

Made To Crave Bible Study ~ Empowered

Over the next several weeks I will be posting conversation's and information from a Bible Study I am doing with a group of girlfriends...as well as extra insight from recent webcasts about this material.

The Bible Study is called Made To Crave.
It was lived out and written by my friend Lysa Terkeurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries.
You can read more about Lysa on her blog by going here.
Made To Crave and other wonderful materials can be purchased through Proverbs 31 ministries - click here for more details.
We invite you to join us on this life changing journey. Each week I will post information that has the potential to transform all of us both spiritually and physically. I encourage you to get a copy of the Made to Crave book and study guide and come back several times weekly to walk this road with us. It is also important you have a bible to look up scripture verses and grow in the knowledge of His Word. You can also look up verses by going to www.biblegateway.com



MADE TO CRAVE ~ Week 1
Chapters 1-3

Psalm 84:1 -2
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Friends...We were made to crave.
Yes - desire, yearn and crave...Our God.
The Creator of Heaven & Earth.
Unfortunately, we have been lured away from desiring God the most
and replaced it with cravings for our sinful selves, the lust of our eyes
and
the boasting of ourselves.

1 John 2:15-16 (Amplified Bible)
Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world.
If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world - the lust of the flesh (craving for sensual gratification) and the lust of the eyes (greedy longings of the mind) and the pride of life (assurance in one's own resources or in the stability of earthly things) - these do not come from the Father but are from the world (itself).

On page 21 in the MTC book - Lysa shares how our eyes are being fascinated by the love of so many things. She breaks down the 3 ways we are lured by our cravings.

Cravings = trying to get our physical desires met outside the will of God.

Lust of our eyes = trying to get our material desires met outside the will of God.

Boasting = trying to get our need for significance met outside the will of God.


But hang in there folks!!
You are fixing to get some TRUTH spoken to you and it will set you Free!!!

Made to Crave is not about helping you find your how-to; it's about helping you find your Want To!
Made to Crave will help you feel empowered rather than deprived!

I am praying for you and as a group we are all believing for some mighty break-thru's from the strongholds & habits in our lives that have sabotaged us for too long!

What is a stronghold you might ask?

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Anything known or unknown that repeatedly sets itself up against the truth of God's Word.

Known strongholds are matters that we know are clearly repetitious & unacceptable both biblically and culturally - but we still carry on with them.

Unknown strongholds are matters that are hidden under laziness, ignorance, lack of understanding and may be culturally acceptable but biblically unacceptable.

For some their battle comes in the form of food...but what we will be learning over the next several weeks can be applied to whatever it is that you crave.

May our appetites change from desiring food, facebook, fashion and fun...to making healthy choices in all areas of our lives. And it's not that these things are bad...it's that sometimes they become greater than the things of God in our lives.

After watching the first video of this series I asked our group some questions about their "Want To" and how they are feeling right now.
T
his is their response.

"Changing how I eat makes me sad."

"I am resistant to a "want to" at this point...but as the knowledge comes forth my want to will want to change."

"I get negative thoughts"

"I need help because I deprive myself of food because I am a workaholic."

"My weight struggle interferes with my life. It interferes with my confidence, my relationships...how I respond to my spouse and my kids...how I respond to touch, etc..."

One lady shared - "Yea, I have a want to! I want to because I have to fit in a dress for my son's wedding!"

One of the most interesting comments was from one of my friends that makes healthy choices regarding her food and taking care of herself. She said..."Being on the healthy side has effected some friendships". She is trying to find a balance because some folks have a hard time with her not eating sweets or other stuff like she use to.

Can you relate to any of these comments?

How is your Want To?

May you be empowered by God to make better choices and to have the "Want To" to do it!!

This journey will challenge you to make some tough sacrifices but think of it as taking care of yourself by making a healthy decision...other than thinking of it as depriving yourself from something that taste good, looks good but is oh so bad!

1 Corinthians 10:23
Everything is permissable - but not everything is beneficial.

What reasons motivate you to be healthier?

After being diagnosed with breast cancer and experiencing the biggest battle for my life this past year - I have made a decision to take better care
of what God has given me.
In the midst of the battle I learned so much about myself, my body and my God that I want to crave wellness with Him and my body more than other stuff.
I am making the choice to live an "It Is Well With My Soul" life as best as I can...and to help others grow in the knowledge I have experienced - and hopefully spare them from having to take the difficult field trip.
So I end with this..please take care of yourself and listen to your body...most importantly listen to what God's Word, the Holy Bible, says about the hope & power available to you...and trust God to help you!

You were created for more!

Be Inspired,

Vern


Quote Of The Day
Lysa Terkeurst
from page 28 of the Made To Crave Book

"This wasn't really about the scale or what clothing size I was; it was about this battle that raged in my heart."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Grand New Things!

Hello My Bloggy Friends!

I'm Back!!!!

It is so exciting to be sitting here typing and returning to something I have had to set aside for a lengthy season in my life. I look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones.

Thanks for stopping by...I hope you stay a while and enjoy your visit!


GRAND NEW THINGS!


You crown the year with a bountiful harvest, even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.
Psalm 65:11


We may not know what our days will bring into our lives. There will no doubt be new opportunities, challenges and a variety of circumstances for us to experience but one thing will always remain the same...Jesus Christ. He never changes. His promises are the same yesterday, today and forever!! I am so grateful that I know Him as my Savior and Lord!

When we come to the start of each new day we will have decisions to make.
It will be our option of how we will respond to what comes to the doorstep of our lives.
It will be our decision as to what our priorities will be for that day.
It will be our choice to select what we wear, eat and where we will go.

The beautiful thing about each new day is that with Christ we are not alone and through Him we can experience a fresh new start!
Don't you just love something new?
I love new accessories, new recipes, and new knowledge!
And lately I have come to love and appreciate each new day, new year and new beginning!

When January 2010 started I had no idea that I would be facing one of my most difficult yet most amazing years of my life. The first months of that new year were filled with so much excitement as we planned for our daughter Meredith's wedding. The whole preparation and outcome of it was blessed with joy, love and laughter! Then on May 15th our lives were suddenly interrupted with the news that I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Go Here - www.caringbridge.org/visit/veronicahutcherson for more details about my journey.

When 2010 wrapped up we were different folks...all glory to God for our changed lives!
We ended the year giving thanks for the difficult pathways that the Lord was bringing us through and for the abundance of provided blessings He distributed along the way!

As we approached 2011 it was evident that we were fixing to enter into a Grand New Year!
We were overjoyed with the completion of my chemo treatments and exuberant in the announcement that we were going to become Grandparents!!
What an amazing way to end our year!!!!

And while I am still in a healing phase and preparing for the next round of surgeries...I am anticipating many Grand New Things for my life.
I do not know exactly what those new things will be or what this new year has for me but I do know that...
I choose not to go to bed angry or worried.
I choose not to let doubt or regret linger.
I choose not to fear for my future or the future of my loved ones.
I choose to celebrate.
I choose to give.
I choose to receive.
I choose to forgive.
I choose to love God and others.
I choose to give thanks.
I choose to laugh.
I choose to sing.
I choose to dance.
I choose to make changes that will make a difference in my home, in my relationships, my faith and my environment.

My comfort in my sufferings is this -
The Lord's Promises and Words give me hope, and renew my life! Every Word is a miracle word!
He steady's my steps with His Words of Promise so that NOTHING malign or malignant gets the best of me! His Promises have been tested through and through...there is evidence of it all around!
(Adapted from The Message Bible ~ Psalm 119:114 - 152)

Has your life been interrupted with something and you could use a little renewing?
I pray that this message will encourage you to turn to the source of all Hope and Healing, Jesus Christ!

May the Lord crown your life with bounty and goodness and pour out blessings
of renewal for a Grand New Day and Year!!

Be Inspired By Him!

Vern



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