Worthy by Paul Wilbur (Music Video) (Saturday, March 1, 2008)

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ANOINTED ARTIST PAUL WILBUR!

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Victory Is Mine by Dorothy Norwood (Music Video) (Wednesday, February 27, 2008)

Sometimes you just need to remind yourself that you’ve got the victory; God already promised it to you! Which victory you might ask. I don’t know…but you win!

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GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST DOROTHY NORWOOD

The Storm Is Over Now by Kirk Franklin (Music Video) (Sunday, February 24, 2008)

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Gospel Recording Artist Kirk Franklin

A Message From God (Author Unknown) (Saturday, February 16, 2008)

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As you got up this morning, I watched you, and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday.

But I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear. When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were to busy.

At one point you had to wait, fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead.

I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me.

I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn’t bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn’t.

That’s okay. There is still more time left, and I hope that you will talk to me yet. You went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do.

After a few of them were done, you turned on the TV. I don’t know if you like TV or not, just about anything goes there and you spend a lot of time each day in front of it not thinking about anything, just enjoying the show. I waited patiently again as you watched the TV and ate your meal, but again you didn’t talk to me.

Bedtime I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time. That’s okay because you may not realize that I am always there for you. I’ve got patience, more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well. I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one-sided conversation.

Well, you are getting up once again. And once again I will wait, with nothing but love for you.

Hoping that today you will give me some time.

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Your friend,
GOD

You Bring The Coffee! (Friday, February 15, 2008)

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RSS FEEDS & GOOGLE READER!

We’ve received lots of requests that we might provide a way for you to email an article to your friends and your email network. We’re happy to say that we now have the capability. It’s done through Google Reader. In order for you to do that you simply have to look on the right side of the page (as you face the computer for RSS Feeds.) It says SUBSCRIBE above it. If you want to read comments click comments, but if you want the complete visual immediately; click entries. This action will take you to a page that will entitle you to sign up for email subscriptions. In the pictorial display you’ll see a small box and it will take you to the Video if there is one. If there is not; you won’t see a small box. If by chance you select comments then they will take you directly to the site simply by your pointing your mouse on the title and clicking. This new technology is cool beans!

At the bottom of the article that you’ll find in Google Reader are many options but email and share are great features!

Healed of Overeating! by Elaine Davenport (Thursday, February 14, 2008)

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Before you hear my miraculous journey story, let me tell you about how curses of sickness sometimes runs in families. I had a paternal grandmother who looked so much like me. She was a diabetic and blind in a wheel chair. Between my dad and mom’s family: they had polio, emphysema, cancer running rampant, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. One uncle was the only one who didn’t have high blood pressure and he died of pancreatic cancer. He deeply regretted drinking and having taken recreational drugs Spiritually speaking no one was a strong believer to my knowledge except my maternal grandmother and she died in her sleep. My grandfather’s family had brain tumors and gout. I had those two. Ugh. Jesus came that I might have life and have it more abundantly. When I began to believe and declare that I was redeemed from the curse of the law my body began to line up to that, but it was a long journey. It really was.

And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. MARK 8: 34

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I’ve been an emotional (or lack of) overeater for as long as I can remember but not with any consistency. Now mind you, I’m not some girlie who was skinny twenty years ago, who gained weight and have this “one picture” to prove it. The story is worse. I’ve gained and lost at least four or five times, but 5 years ago it all became a problem for this “former” Weight Watcher’s Instructor who “had” a following. Right after I had lost a ton, I was inflicted with a brain tumor and during my recovery, I decided I didn’t want to die without having cherry pie and brownies which unfortunately led to too many other things.

FAST FORWARD TO 2005

In 2005 , I decided and felt led to lose weight. I tried and tried the whole year off and on to no avail. By the time that the year ended…I was in the same shape …only a little wiser.

2006

In that year, I started out with a bang. I fizzled out around March and went up and down. It seemed that my sweet tooth, breads, and snacks were doing me in. I was ever burdened because I know that the devil was tempting me and I was losing the battle. God was merciful, my health remained good. The year ended and I had not gained, but had lost very little.

2007

I started that year out with a determined spiritual fervor. I found some scriptures to confess. Here they are:

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5: 16

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Proverbs 25:28

Draw Nigh Unto God and He Will Draw Nigh Unto You (James 4:8)

Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. MARK 8: 34b

I binded the spirit of overindulgence, overeating and greed. I loosed the spirit of self discipline, temperance and self control. I thanked God for the overcoming power to resist the devil. I thanked God that the Word was being made flesh in my body and in my flesh. I did all of this four times a day.

BUT WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM?

Well, I didn’t do it for me. I did it for my friend and she was supposed to be doing it for me. Neither of us lost weight or gained control of our appetites that year. However change had begun. I gave up beef, pork, chicken and turkey. That was a miracle that I never intended. My legs got their circulation back. The gout episodes that would constantly attack my feet and throw them in a headlock rendering me disabled wherever and whenever it felt stopped. My blood pressure dropped, my cholesterol dropped. I was medicine free. I didn’t lose weight but it was a great year. I began to pray more fervently! I didn’t give up!

2008

The year came in and I was healthy and unhappy with my weight but not my life. I gave up cookies, cakes, pies, candy (except for mints), breads, potatoes (for a little while and will incorporate them in back slowly) along with my permanent plan of no more meat in life. I prayed those scriptures above for a friend who “does” in turn pray them for me. We have regular prayers and pep talks about our God inspired plan. We both are in separate exercise plans. She belongs to Curves for Women and I faithfully do the treadmill downstairs and the Cross Bow which is like the Bow Flex. I eat mostly fish, veggies, fruit, oatmeal and though it doesn’t sound like much, I stay full.

I’ve never felt better. I’m healed. I work for God and my body is a temple of the Lord. I have Divine health and it’s God’s will that I will prosper and be in “health” even as my soul prospers. I got that.

Belt of Truth by Mike Waters (Used With Permission) (Tuesday, February 12, 2008)

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Cartoonist’s Comment: When you’re armed with the truth, you can stand up to the devil when he tries to steal your blessings.

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