God, Hope & Helping Others
Added by Mike Aemisegger on September 8, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments
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"Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth." (Psalm 26:1-3)
Two outs, bottom of the ninth, behind by one run, Ryan's right foot was pressed to the front edge of the third base bag. Every muscle in his eleven-year-old body…
Added by Mike Aemisegger on September 8, 2012 at 8:26pm — No Comments
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Every August, sportscasters on TV ask the big question. "Are you ready for some football?" Those who don’t like football may give a different answer, but for me, the answer is a resounding YES! Although I love college football, I usually don’t watch that much pro football. However, I was watching on January 3, 1993 and it is one football game I will never forget.
The Houston Oilers were…
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A Prayer Using the Names of God
I KNOW You can create something out of nothing, please create something out of any nothing areas - the impossible situations in my life.
I KNOW You are in control, sovereign, and I give You my circumstances today.
I KNOW You are my Lord and Master, I choose to follow You instead of the ways of the…
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Changing the Color-Tags
In the war years, triage referred to the policy by which medical assistance was given. It was up to the doctors to "color-tag" the wounded, placing them in one of three categories according to their condition. One color meant hopeless - nothing we can do will save them. Another tag meant they'd make it whether they get help or not. The third color-tag indicated a doubtful prognosis - a chance to live only if medical…
Added by Mike Aemisegger on September 8, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments
The Lord is Good
“The Lord is Good” - period.
Everything about God is good, including everything that is related to me...
His thoughts about me,
His plans for me,
His actions toward me,
His guidance in me,
His blessings to me,
His protection of…
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All Point's BulletinAll Point's Bulletin
Thousands of cars are stolen every year in California, but in 1981, there was one car theft that made all the local papers and was the lead story on the evening news. The police had issued an all-points bulletin to find the missing car and to make contact with the person who stole it.
Why was this car theft getting so much attention? The owner of the stolen car had informed the police that on the…
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There was a blacksmith who gave his heart to God. Though conscientious in his living, still he was not prospering materially. In fact, it seems that from the time of his conversion, more trouble, affliction and loss were sustained than ever before. Everything seemed to be going wrong.
One day, a friend who was not a Christian stopped at the blacksmith's shop to talk to him. Sympathizing with him in some of his…
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Making Sacrifice With Joy
I heard a story once about two wealthy Christians, a lawyer and a merchant, who traveled with a group that was going around the world. As they were visiting in Korea, they saw by the side of the road, a field in which a boy was pulling a crude plow and an old man held the plow handles and guided it. The lawyer was amused and took a snapshot of the scene.
He turned to the missionary, who served as…
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After watching Queen Elizabeth's cameo appearance in the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, I was reminded of a story I read years ago about Queen Victoria's visit to a local paper mill.
"Queen Victoria once paid a visit to a paper mill. Without knowing who this distinguished visitor was, the foreman showed her the workings of the mill. She went into the rag-sorting shop where employees picked out the rags…
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Someone To Pour Your Life Into
Howard Hendricks, author and professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, suggests that every person should seek to have three individuals in their life: a Paul, a Barnabas, and a Timothy.
A Paul is an older person who is willing to mentor you, to build into your life. Not someone who's smarter or more gifted than you, but somebody who's been down the road. Somebody willing to share their strengths…
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The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.
But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to…
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If you never felt pain,
Then how would you know that I'm a Healer?
If you never went through difficulty,
How would you know that I'm a Deliverer?
If you never had a trial,
How could you call yourself an overcomer?
If you never felt sadness,
How would you know that I'm a Comforter?
Added by Mike Aemisegger on August 6, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments
STIRRING THE PAINT
I stood in the bare white room and sighed. Paint cans, trays, rollers and brushes were stacked in the middle of the floor. Every breath I took reminded me that I'd been here for a number of days, but there was still work to be done. These walls were still white. By the time we were finished painting the downstairs floors of two houses, I was tired, but I was getting pretty good at painting. I was even enjoying it a bit. It was…
Added by Mike Aemisegger on August 3, 2012 at 3:23am — No Comments
God is Lord Almighty,
Omnipotent King, Lion of Judah,
Rock of Ages, Prince of Peace,
King of Kings, Lord of Lords,
Provider, Protector, Paternal,
Leader, Ruling Lord and Reigning King
Of all the universe.
He is Father, He is Helper,
He is Guardian, and He is God.
He is the First and…
Added by Mike Aemisegger on August 1, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD SAYS NO?
I heard a story recently about a young girl who wrote a letter to a missionary to let him know that her class had been praying for him. But evidently she'd been told not to request a response to her letter because the missionaries were very busy. So the missionary got a kick out of her letter. It said, "Dear Mr. Missionary, we are praying for you. But we are not expecting an answer."
I can't help but think that that little…
Added by Mike Aemisegger on August 1, 2012 at 3:22am — No Comments
WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT BEING HAPPY???
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose
recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature
instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and
grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to
making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the
whole community and as…
Added by Mike Aemisegger on July 25, 2012 at 8:49pm — No Comments