SUNDAY OFFERING

Painting by Melissa McKinnon

“Faith appropriates everything. is evidence not seen.  Faith starts knowing God’s Will which is found in the Word.  To have faith you have to hear it, read the word out loud.  When faith comes inside, it alivens us.  What you believe in your heart, what you pray for, you will receive by your faith to pull the power of God in you.”

–Robin Bullock, Prophet

Lord Jesus, help me, help us, to always seek you as person.  Our shepherd, king and giver of good gifts.  Not like the scribes and Pharisees, not to babble in ritual prayers and schedules, but to remain connected to your sacred being with Abba Father and Holy Spirit.  To live and breathe your resurrection power in us every day.  Fill us with an overflow of faith for our families and the world at large, Amen.

LOOK FOR HUMOR

Painting by Elena Koltiarker

Today, it is Sunday, thanks be to God.  The first day of a new week, a day to rest from work and enjoy family together.  For some this has become another workday with another day in the week to rest.  Whatever the case may be, Sunday is a good day for humor and laughter, don’t you think?

“Laughter is like a windshield wiper, it doesn’t stop the rain but allows us to keep going.”  –Bizwaremagic Quote

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.” Proverbs 94

“You have to have a sense of humor about life to get through it.” —Kesha

“No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.”  –Dave Barry

“If it weren’t for electricity. we’d be watching TV by candlelight.”  —George Gobel

“Living on earth may be expensive, but it includes a free trip around the sun annually.”  —Anonymous

Abba Father, let us not take life so seriously that we fail to see humor all around us, Amen.

Happy Sunday!

IMMACULATELY ASSUMED IN HEAVEN

Mary Assumed in Heaven

“Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear, forget your people and your father’s house.  So shall the king desire your beauty; for he is your lord.  They are borne in with gladness and joy; they enter the palace of the king.”

–Psalm 45

“My children, gives thanks unceasingly for all that you possess, so that a joyful blessing always comes down from God upon your life.”

–Words of Mary from Medjugorje

Mother Mary continues to gather all her children under her mantle from the wild wiles of this world, thanks be to God.

WHERE GOD LIVES

A Bing Image

I see God lives in this refreshing image above.  He makes me think of the moment of Creation and Adam and Eve.  They are our inheritance and we are called to build the Kingdom of God.

Since everything is made of light, we each have the spiritual DNA of God through His Son Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit.  God’s Covenant with us is made by the blood of Jesus Christ.  At this particular time in history, God is on the move as a mighty whirlwind on America, Israel and the entire world.  Yes, riots intensify, peoples march into the streets against oppressive governments as the evil one swishes his tail more violently.  But God’s remnant is awakened.  We are made to be strong and of good courage, it’s time to run for justice and freedom.

The other day my Beloved spouse noticed a black buzzard sitting in the backyard.  He immediately supposed there might be a dead critter around.  My mind quickened to ask, ‘was evil attempting to attack our radical stance with God and His Prophets?”  Likely so.  That prompted us to pray and remove any evil principalities around our property and home.

Where do you see God living around you?

May you find Him everywhere, whether in the confusion of our world or in the beauty of Creation all around you.

May this new month of August be invincible.

WAKING UP WITH A PHRASE

The Lotus Pond by Colin Campbell Cooper

Before being fully awake this morning, I heard the phrase “Goodness and Kindness” being repeated in my mind.  As this happens to me often, I quickly searched for these words in the Bible…there…in Psalm 23:6:

“Goodness and kindness will follow me all the days of my life, I shall dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.”

This verse is certainly comforting especially if one is going through a difficult trial.  Saint Augustine put it this way:

“If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift, He will not deny us, He withholds what you are not yet ready for, pray always and do not lose heart.”

We begin the last week in July and summer is flying by quickly.  Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, know that your journey is a place of goodness and kindness specifically designed for you.

SYMBOLIC EXPRESSION

Leah Morace Art

The Pelican is a royal symbol of equality, as in Christ’s sacrifice for all peoples.

“As a matter of equality your abundance at the present time should supply their needs so that their abundance may also supply your needs, that there be equality.”

–Corinthians 8:13-15

May this new week bless you with the Pelican’s elegant expression of equality in your daily affairs.