Thursday, June 28, 2012

Unexpected Blessing

My husband and I are going through minor challenges that require major decisions. We have more than one option and it makes it harder for us to decide which path to take. We always take it up to the Lord and trust that whatever decision we make is in accordance to His will.

This week, we have received a wonderful unexpected blessing. We have hoped for this and we feel that God's timing could not be more perfect. We feel very blessed to know that we are surrounded by loving family and friends. We know that there will be more challenges in the future but knowing that we have a God who truly loves us, we can look at our future with peace in our hearts:)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Find out what you're prepared to die for, and then don't die for it---live for it.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Excerpts from Powerful Prayers

Some pray to marry the man they love,
My prayer will somewhat vary.
I humbly pray to heaven above
To love the man I marry.
                                                      ---Rose Pastor Stokes, "MY PRAYER"

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Excerpts from Powerful Prayers

The most important component of happiness, by far--there isn't a close second---is gratitude. Nothing instills gratitude as much as religion and prayer done correctly. Prayer is a major vehicle to gratitude. Not request prayer, grateful prayer: Thank you, God.

Our role in universe--it's not original to me--is completing God's work by using our free will to be good and holy, to make a better world than we have inherited, to appreciate what we've been given, and to enjoy it. I am absolutely convinced it is a sin to be unhappy. It's a statement to God that he blew it.
                                                                                                                   ---DENNIS PRAGER
                                                                                                                              (page 234)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Excerpts from Powerful Prayers

We turn to God for help when our foundations are 
shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them.

                                             -----CHARLES WEST

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Excerpts from Powerful Prayers

Prayer is compared to a bow:
the more you stretch a bow,
the more accurately it will score a bull's eye and not miss the target;
so too prayer:
the more concentration and proper intent a person adds to it,
the more it pierces the heavens and breaks through the firmaments.
                                                   ----THE SAYINGS OF MENAHEM MENDEL OF KOTSK