Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer by Scott Wesemann

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided
And bless each and every person invited


Tuesday, November 04, 2014

1 Corinthians 13:1 - "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal." 

Love is

Love is the Oil to lubricate all our spiritual being, and to cause it to run easily – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is the Life to rejuvenate, so that everything may blossom  fruitfully – John 15:10-16
Love is the Affection to captivate, and to cause us to go with others willingly – Ruth 1:16-17
Love is the Power to consecrate, which causes us to sacrifice ardently – 1 Samuel 18:3-4
Love is the Spring to animate which will cause us to do something for the benefit of others – 1 Chronicles 9:17-19
Love is a Tonic to stimulate, to give wings to our feet in service – John 20:4
Love is the Grace to elevate, to lift us above the plain of self – Galatians 2:20 

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Marriage Machine

Studying people and their reasons for marriage can be quite intriguing. Have you ever wondered how some couples ever got started? Marriage pairs come in different shapes and combinations: tall and short, outgoing and introverted, smart and absent-minded, plump and thin, attractive and sloppy. The combinations can be equally impressive, oppressive, depressive, encouraging, mind-boggling and simply neat. One important fact is that each pair fashions out a way of life for itself. An outside observer may not be able to understand what they see in each other, but these two folks are drawn together by a magnetic force that defies understanding. They like what they see, how they feel and what they hear from one another. This union of two individuals establishes what I call “the marriage machine”.