What happened when Jesus said, “It is Finished’?
(Scripture references and inspiration from Palm Sunday Service, Luke 4:18 Church, Dr. Fred Wolfe’s message*)
It’s Easter time and all that means…family, friends, baskets, bunnies, eggs AND, most importantly, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. I hope everyone who reads this will gain some insight as to exactly what Jesus did for us in His death on the cross.
Whether you chose to believe it or not, Jesus died in your (my) place. Before we celebrate the Resurrection (Sunday,) it is good to reflect on the crucifixion (Friday.) By good, I mean, what really took place on that old rugged cross.
Back in Genesis, in the Bible, (Gen. 3: 8-10) we can see that the perfect plan of God was to have daily fellowship, communion, with His creation, Man. Adam disobeyed God and communion was broken, causing separation from that daily fellowship. Man became accountable for his sin and in the many years that followed, between Adam and Jesus, no one experienced that “full” fellowship with God. Even though, for example, Moses met with God on the mountaintop and David communed with God, God’s Spirit was withheld and only through the tenents of The Tabernacle and the Holy of Holies, could God’s Spirit dwell. Continue reading
She looks perfect doesn’t she? By Trish S.
This is the face of a girl who desperately wants to make friends, but doesn’t know how approach people or start conversations.
This is the face of someone who doesn’t know how to respond correctly in a lot social situations …
This is the face who knows what she feels, but just can’t come up with the words to express it.
This is the face of Autism. Claire is affected by Asperger’s. She is considered to be “high functioning” and has always blended in at school academically. There has never been a need for special Ed classes. She is actually extremely intelligent and quite hilarious at times. Today when I got home from work, she told me that no one talked to her at school today. She felt ignored by some girls when she tried to speak to them. My little girl is so hurt and my heart aches for her.Continue reading
The Power of Words
“Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you!” I heard this as a child and was not challenged to think it untrue. But it is…untrue, that is. Words can make or break you, kind words can lift up and change lives, unkind or cruel words can tear down and destroy.
My first experience with the power of words was in high school. My family was a typical American family, my mom did not use bad language or yell at us. My sisters were normal girls, with the usual sister fights, my brother was 6 years younger and we all babied him. So, there was mostly quiet in my home. My dad worked hard and had 2 jobs and was usually amiable and ready to relax when he got home at night, although he came from a feisty Italian/Spanish family. We moved a lot and Mom’s ever positive attitude helped foster a spirit of contentment from each place to the next.
It’s not about how many children you have, it’s not about whether or not you work outside or inside your home, we can all be inspired by Holly Elliff, mom of 8. Worth the time, watch her video and let me know how God uses her story to inspire and encourage you!
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It’s always exciting to start something new. But Professional Mom is not new. This blog is not new, but the excitement of a “new-old” or an “old-new,” nevertheless, is present right now for me as I pen this at 4:30AM (because I know, when the inspiration hits you, it hits you!)
So often over the last years, I have written things down, saved them (in a box) and never used them on my book or my site. I had direction, didn’t have direction, talked myself out of it, listened to the voices, “Why would anyone be interested?” “You need this, or that to start.” “What is it you want to deliver?” “How do you think you can do this with all you have to do; roll over and go back to sleep!” Yes, that’s my life and I’m sticking to it.Continue reading
It’s both a privilege and an awesome responsibility to be a mom. I guess that’s why I was hesitant as a young bride to want children. I can only say, God knew best! I gave Him my heart and He changed me for sure. I never would have known the blessings of these precious lives that have been put in my path. There are challenges, of course, but when your adult child tells you he loves you or your young grandchild wants to come home with you, it can really melt your heart.Continue reading
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