Friday, January 15, 2010

Spiritual Nourishment

Spiritual Nourishment
I was working on a sermon and doing the scripture study for the message and my stomach growled with hunger. I was almost finished but was being torn between completing the study or stopping and getting something to eat.
The scripture happened to be first Peter second chapter. The second and third verses read, “Like newborn babies, crave spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
I remember when my darling daughters were infants and would cry loudly to be fed. The wanted milk and they knew it and were not about to miss a meal. Growing up they consumed hundreds of gallons of milk and grew strong.
Happy Yes
This is a lesson for us to keep growing strong in our relationship with God we need to consume spiritual food on a daily basis. That day I decided that my lunch could wait until I finished my spiritual food in first Peter. I decided to savor the word of God in my life and be nourished. Then I enjoyed a lunch of physical food even more.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Leader of My Church

Sharon Watkins
General Minister and President Sharon Watkins has been named as one of U.S. President
Barack Obama’s 10 most important faith leaders, according to U.S. News and 
World Report. Watkins joins a number of well-known religious

leaders on the list, including Jim Wallis, president and executive
director of Sojourners.

Watkins is described as the first woman leader
 of a mainline Protestant denomination, and the
person who was asked by Obama to become
the first woman to preach at the National Prayer
 Service during his inauguration.
The President also appointed Watkins
to be a member of the Advisory Council on Faith-Based
and Neighborhood Partnerships. To read more see:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cures For Aging

A middle aged woman was furious with her doctor who said he could do nothing for her condition. She decided to find another doctor to help her. During the interview she said, “My last doctor refused to treat my condition which is unacceptable. So I decided to change and see if you can help me.

Her new doctor asked what condition she had. The woman pointed to wrinkles at the sides of her eyes and said, “I watched my mother get old and I won’t have it. What can I do to avoid aging?”

The new doctor looked at her for a long time and then she said, “There is only one thing that is a sure cure. Which terminal disease would you like to have?”
Many people cringe at the thought of wrinkles, hair loss, creaking bones and other nasty problems that come with aging bodies. They spend a huge amount of money on creams, pills and equipment that usually does not work. But few would exchange those inconveniences for a terminal illness.
Each stage of life is a gift and the goal should be to grow old gracefully seeking love and blessings in each stage of our lives. Spiritual strength, peace of mind and prayer is the path for that grace in aging. One of the positive ways to face life changes is to develop a good sense of humor as you make your way along life’s path. Enjoy your day that God has given you.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Seven Acts of Christian Charity

You may have heard of the seven deadly sins and the seven virtues but have you heard of the seven acts of Christian Charity?

1. Feed the hungry

2. Give drink to the thirsty

3. Clothe the naked

4. Shelter the stranger

5 Visit the sick

6. Bury the dead

7. Minister to the prisoner

Work on it.Angel


Quirky day its 0101010   Jan 10 2010
It is just an interesting thing that comes around evey one hundred years.