Our Future Hope

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That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses Matthew 8:17 KJV

Did you know that God is so intimately concerned with our physical needs that He has even counted the number of hairs on our head? We have a great hope that whether in this life or in the next; God will heal every disease, restore all that is broken and renew our youth like the eagles! Whether sitting in a wheel chair in a nursing home or confined to a bed with a tracheotomy tube in order to breathe, Jesus offers the hope of complete and entire healing as one part of His promise of eternal life. That promise may be overlooked or forgotten by those in perfect health, but God does not forget. The same Jesus who was moved with compassion for lepers, the blind…

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Point of Contact

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And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. Matthew 9:20 NJKVP1040067

There was only one hem on the garment of Christ. In fact when the soldiers went to divide his clothing they gambled for His outer garment because it was all on piece. The only hem available for the woman to touch was at the very lowest point of the robe of Jesus Christ. Like this woman in the crowd our own needs may have dominated our focus for years. Friends, family, and even her ability to enter a place or worship all were affected by her need until that day as Jesus was passing by in the crowd. We are not told if she had listened to Jesus’ words herself or if she had simply believed what others had told her about him. What we…

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Lost in Translation

2fmnt2fsdcard2fandroid2fdata2fcom-android-browser2ffiles2fdownload2fimg_20141101_072346I think I am being treated terrible by old residents of my building but still it is the tumor it laid down under my womb. I was because it was supposed to be more safe not clean and sober so it bothered me to just be apart from a normal family life or marriage. They were sneaking around and profoundly get carried away being animals buried it or me and this is why? You bring all of on me and made sexual abnormal moves on the inner portion or this inside and on every member of by and by my own blood relatives and minutes hours a day all day right or wrong will do nothing and lie to me acting like my friend or my child you could be the devil instead every single minute next to me every single only every day alone by myself quit negative things right away and turn on me to be selfish and murder young flesh.

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Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.                       2 Corinthians 5:20

In Paul’s day ambassadors would have been required to speak both the language of their king as well as that of the people to whom they were sent. As Christ’s ambassadors we, must not only proclaim, but also translate. I have worked as a translator, so here are a few tips. First, let His message flow! Simply speaking another language doesn’t help us to translate if we get caught up on every detail. We must flow with the message. That is how God wants us to share the gospel. We don’t need to understand everything. Our job is to do the best we can and let it flow!

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Second, don’t change the message. There are times when I am not comfortable with what…

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The Power to Change the World

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For anyone who is struggling with the frustrating sense of uselessness let me tell you about my good friend Ann. Ann* (not her real name) passed away just before Valentine’s day. For the last three years she came almost every week to our church service in the respiratory unit at the nursing home. Because of her trach it was hard to understand much of what Ann said. But Ann has changed the world. Her consistent faithful presence was noticed by her daughter who also began coming many Wednesday afternoons.

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Immigrants or Pioneers Part 2

I am not asking to be called anything but Italian? Don’t say!

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Matthew 13:44 The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field

The myth that the streets were paved with gold clashed harshly with the reality that my grandparents faced as they found themselves in the cold confines of Ellis Island waiting for approval to enter the city of New York. Yet despite the struggles they faced in a new and strange land they came with determination to begin a new life. These weren’t the classic “Pioneers” with covered wagons, but they were none the less bravely facing the same kinds of challenges.

Though my grandfather could have decided to live in an Italian neighborhood insulated from the culture around him, he chose his own path. America was his new home and he was determined to…

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God’s Gifts

Like turtles!

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And are of unimaginable worth!

013_13Matthew 2:11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with His mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

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Misfit Spotted Elephant

Thanks!😎

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He’s so cute! I can’t figure out why him having spots made him a misfit… I think it made him cuter!!

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Supplies:
G hook
White yarn in worsted weight ( I used loops and threads impeccable )
Poly fil stuffing
Yarn needle
Black felt for eyes
For spots: either pink yarn or pink felt
Purple felt for toes

Head:
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3. ( sc, inc )5x – 15
4. ( sc 2, inc )5x – 20
5. ( sc 3, inc )5x – 25
6. ( sc 4, inc )5x – 30
7. sc around – 30
8. ( sc 5, inc )5x – 35
9. ( sc 6, inc )5x – 40
10. ( sc 7, inc )5x – 45
11 – 16. sc around – 45 each row
17. ( sc…

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