Thursday, December 17, 2009

For God so Loved the world

John 3:16 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Praise be to God and to our Lord Jesus Christ who washed away my sins.

This Christmas I find myself with a new spiritual energy flowing through my body. I am completely consumed by the Love of our God and His blessed Son Jesus Christ. Everything else seems to be happening in the periphery. What I mean is those who hold ill will for others or those who are too caught up by the commercialism that our society has created over this event seem to happen outside my shield.

I am amazed that anything that isn’t pure Love from God has failed to penetrate this shield of spirituality. I hope that there are millions or billions of you out there who feel the same way.

John 16:33 33"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Mark 11:25-2625And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

'Tis the Season

As I look around these days I see people rushing into stores doing their last minute Christmas shopping. When you actually get in the store and see the frenzy is even worse. People actually fighting over getting the latest greatest thing that their kids just have got to have. I’ve lived that way myself in the past, but I was wrong also. We as Christians have known for years that things have been getting worse each season. This season isn’t for how much you can spend or how many things you can buy for your loved ones.

We celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was a day that was prophesized and would change life on this planet forever. God Himself came to earth in the form of a human being Jesus Christ. People will argue that the three wise men brought gifts for the baby Jesus, and they did. But there gifts were in celebration of the deity coming in human form.

I think that people should reconsider going into debt or worrying about how much they buy or get for their families and friends. It’s NOT about the number or cost of the gift it’s the thought that truly counts.

I am truly thankful to know my Lord and Savior and my God, their love for me is without bounds and my gratitude to them is endless.

I’d like to extend my Love and goodwill to my family:

My beautiful wife Teresa,

My children Michael Jr., David, Trisha and Katie

My Son-in-Law’s Danny and Bobby

My Grandkids Gregory, Little Danny, Bethany, Davinia and Ace

My Mother, and my brothers Larry and Jim along with my nieces and nephews, Brandy and Katrina (Larry’s ) and her kids and James the III, Raymond and Steven (Jim’s kids) and two grandkids,

My Sister-in-Law Joyce and her husband Ken and their kids Wanda, Robin, Bobby, Krysti and their Spouses Jimmy, Donald , Angie and Ernie and their kids Alison and Ashley (Wanda’s), Brandi (Robin’s ) Jay and Josh (Bobby’s), Miranda, Chelsea and Bailey (Krysti’s)

My Aunt-in-law Faye and her family Beverly (her daughter), Ray, Philip and Matthew

Although my finances are lacking these days, my love for these people far exceeds anything I would be able to purchase for them. With all the emotion in my soul I love them all and wish them the very best….And for those of them who do not know the wonder of knowing our Lord and God, I hope that they will see the shining light of God’s Love and are surrounded by God’s happiness very soon.

God Bless All that read this Blog and I hope you have a safe and Happy Holiday season.

Friday, December 4, 2009


It’s been awhile since my last blog post. In truth, I have had a difficult time trying to figure out what I wanted to write about. In the past few weeks I have dealt with the happiness of seeing my mother and brother and adversely have experienced the sudden lost of an old Family pet.

Though, I enjoyed my time with my mother and brother, who are both by the way in fairly good health. I have had a very difficult time dealing with the loss of my pet.

I know that it is said that dogs, cats and all animals have no souls. But, there is something special about the relationship you develop with a companion who just happens to be a dog. Her name was Abby and 3 days ago I was forced to make the decision to put her down, because of financial and quality of life concerns. Abby and I had a special connection, you see, we both suffered the majority of our life with chronic health problems, yet every time I needed her she was there lying by my side and giving me the empathetic look of understanding.

There is a hole in my heart as I type this message, we had Abby for 9 years and I never once regretted having her. And for those who think that I am going overboard over a pet, I challenge any of you that have had a serious relationship with a dog to dispute how hard it is when you lose great companion. I hope that she is with our Lord in Heaven, and will be there to greet me when it is my time for me to go home.

No words of wisdom this week, no bible quotes to reflect upon….my sorrow is deep and reminds me of all of our mortality. There is a country song sung by Tim McGraw that reminds us that we should live life as if it were or last day…..some day it will be……enjoy life my friends, as for me, at least for a little while….Satan has won this battle to pull me down.