Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Come to the Cross

Come to the cross all you who are weary and may you find rest.
Come to the cross all you who are discouraged and may you find hope.
Come to the cross all you who are burdened by the cares of this world and may you find relief.
Come to the cross all you who are abused and neglected and may you find a Father who cares for you and a  friend that is closer than a brother.
Come to the cross........ Just come to the cross...... Lay your burdens at the cross!!
Rest, hope, relief, a Friend and Father.

Stand with Your Convictions

Have you ever been faced with a decision where you are in a way "going against the crowd"? Maybe you were trying to do what you felt God was pulling you to do, or maybe you just felt like you shouldn't be doing it? Well, if you truly feel it is wrong to do what this person is trying to get you to do, don't give them any of your ground. Make sure they know that you aren't going to back down from your convictions. But make sure you do it in as nice of a way as you can. :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Beginning of a Beautiful Marriage

Writing Assignment......

The Beginning of a Beautiful Marriage

After a beautiful marriage to my grandfather, my grandma passed away on December 10, 2012.  My grandparents first met on March 25, 1943 at the fourteenth birthday party of Mary Frances. My grandpa had known Mary Frances from high school and been on a few dates with this young lady. She was also a friend of my grandmother’s, Mary Ellen. When Mary Ellen saw my grandfather, Bud, she was in love as some might call “love at first sight.” My grandpa said his first impression of Grandma was “pretty and crazy.” My grandparents were at the time thirteen years of age. Grandma later drew a picture of Grandpa and herself with thirteen kids which she had all named. They saw each other every once and awhile after that. Bud also wrote her during his summer trips to Florida. My grandparents didn't date in high school, but my grandpa harassed Mary Ellen at parties. Awhile later, my grandfather received a
postcard from her. He then found out where she was and why. After a year, she came back. Mary Ellen never gave up chasing after Bud, so finally after about ten years of knowing her and being “stalked” by her, Grandpa gave up and married her on September 19, 1953. They were married for nearly sixty years. Summing up their whole marriage, my grandpa said, “It was a good life.”  And they were in love the whole sixty years.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Random little tips on random little things

Assuming the worst of others. Doesn't everyone at one time or another assume the worst of someone? Maybe you have a lack of trust in them? Maybe they always let you down in that area, and you feel they have done it yet again? I've been taught to always assume the best about someone unless you know for sure that something is true.

Immaturity. If you know someone who seems immature for their age, it's okay. Maybe it isn't the person that is seeming immature; maybe it is the person who is seeing it that is possibly just always wanted to be older than they are so they are a little more mature in some areas then the other person. Let the "immature" person be. Maybe in their younger life they couldn't be a child. Maybe they had to worry about the kind of stuff you didn't have to worry about when you were their age. So now, they want to be young and never grow up.

Bossiness. If you struggle with being in charge, relax. If you stop telling others how to live their lives and what to do, such a big, great burden will be lifted off of you! You won't constantly be feeling like you have to fix others around you. You can actually put your own time and energy into something more important like fixing your own "issues". ;)

Bitterness. Gosh, bitterness causes so many issues. You remain bitter from past problems and issues with others. Bitterness can be like cancer in a way. It can grow and grow and just take control of you. Forgive and move on. Don't hold onto the past. Look at what lies ahead and what Christ has in store for you! 

Holding your tongue/temper. Maintaining your temper can be a very important factor in your Christian ministry to others. I once heard a quote about holding your tongue. It went something like: if you are angry, wait 10 seconds to speak. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Christian Youth of Action

Christian Youth of Action is working on getting a blog up and running. To see what they are up to and such please visit the link below:

They haven't posted anything yet but hope to soon.
For everything there is a time and season as it says in the Bible. Everything happens for a reason. Remember that as you walk through life and encounter sorrow and disappointment.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Years!!! God bless you this new year!!