New Vision…New Blog

Well, I know I’ve taken several months off from blogging.  I’ve still been around on the Internet…keeping up with friends and family through Facebook.  However, I realized the other day, that I really do miss blogging.  I’ve determined it has served an important purpose for me…it’s even been a kind of therapy for me in the past.

Anyway, a lot of changes have occurred for my family and I in the last few months or so.  As a result, even though I want to get back to blogging, I sense that I need to start afresh.  This blog covers one season in my life, and so as I begin another phase, it seems appropriate to start a new blog.

I also believe that God has begun to show me a new direction and vision.  So from now on, I will be posting at: “Receive Your Sight” With this renewed vision, God is still supplying the daily provisions (and revisions) for this spiritual journey.

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Prov. 29:18

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Rejoice! Rejoice!

I sit here in the stillness, gazing at the white lights on the Christmas tree… I’m filled w/ peace, hope, joy, and wonder. The song that comes to my heart is: “Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel…Shall come to thee, O Israel.”

Remembering God’s Love

I recently joined a group on Facebook, called: Follow the legacy..Adam David Spencer.” Adam loved God, and poured out his heart to God in his music and journals. In a journal entry, Adam once wrote that he wanted to see more souls turn to Jesus…”Whatever it takes.”

Talk about LOVE…now that’s love! God gave Adam a special love for people and a desire to see others saved. God’s love…there is no greater! God loves each & every one of us, and He wants us to share that love with others!

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You may find out more about my cousin Adam at the following link:

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Twin Oaks Baptist Church – Adam’s Lifesong

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**You may also read about his legacy & ministry here:
http://www.witministry.org/

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What Kind of Love…

…is this?

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**Visit Joyfultoons.com for more cartoons by Michael D. Waters

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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Got Bread?!

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“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:

he that cometh to me shall never hunger;

and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” –John 6:35

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“Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” –Matthew 18:4

“Verily I say unto you,
Whosever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child,
he shall not enter therein.” –Mark 10:15

“Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.” –Matthew 18:14
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4a15.gif picture by janet71For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” –John 3:16
“For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.” –John 6:33
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**Like I said…

“Got Bread?”

I promise you, there’s no substitute!!

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Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” –John 14:6
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That girl…

…sure knows how to get to me!

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Sarah really blessed my heart today with something she wrote. I don’t know if a single day passes that I don’t wonder whether I’m doing anything right. I can’t help but consider if my kids are learning any of the right things. (You know, I mean, if any of the good stuff is really getting through to them!)

Anyway, sure makes me cherish the little things…like the quick post Sarah added to her blog today:

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Are You Just A Nobody?

In Sunday School yesterday, Debbie taught our class, and she shared a couple of song excerpts that really stuck with me. The lesson was entitled, “Making Total Commitment.” The scripture came from Luke 1:46-55:

And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

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Mary was just a young, little hand-maiden of “low degree.” So, what was it about Mary? Why did God choose her?

Well, Mary loved God, and she was willing to do whatever it took to follow His will and His plan. Mary didn’t hesitate, didn’t make excuses, didn’t argue with God, didn’t try to go another way… Because of her humility, faithfulness, trust, and obedience, God was able to use Mary for such a wonderful and awesome purpose!!

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Do you ever feel like a nobody? Do you ever feel small and insignificant…like you can’t really do much for God? Every once in a while, I get “down in the dumps,” and I get to feeling like that. However, when I look at Mary, I’m reminded of what God can do through someone with a willing, obedient heart.

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One of the songs shared in Sunday School yesterday really touched my heart. It’s called, “I’m Just A Nobody…” I just love the simple message of this song:

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I’m Just A Nobody

By: The Williams Brothers

Intro
I was walking downtown one day,
and I saw a man that appeared to be just an old wino;
sitting on the streets, telling the people
about Jesus as they passed by.
And because he was all raggedy and dirty,
people would just laugh and make fun
of the old man and walk on by.
And he said because of the way I am,
no money, no fancy clothes, no fine homes and cars,
alot of people consider me as nothing,
and say I don’t know what I am talking about.
But there is one thing that he said
that really touched my heart and stayed on my mind,
when that old man looked up and said…
Chorus
I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody,
about somebody, who can save anybody.

I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody,
about somebody, who can save anybody.

Verse 1
And he said, I’ve had so many problems in my life,
that I just couldn’t deal with so I started drinking,
thought it would help ease my pain.
But things got worse, so I said,
Lord I give up I’m in your hands,
and that’s when my life began to change,
but these people think…

Chorus

Verse 2
And he said, On the streets day and night,
that’s my life, that’s my home,
ain’t got nowhere else I could go.
So I just walk the streets,
telling the people about Jesus
from corner to corner, from door to door;
but they all make fun of me and say…

Chorus

Vamp
Save, save,
save your soul.

Chorus

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**Note:  You may listen to this song here.

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**P.S. At one time or another, any of us may feel like “a nobody.”  However, God cares for each and every one of us, and He’ll work through us if we let Him.