Comfort

Today as I pondered on the word comfort I couldn’t help feeling convicted. I realized I was seeking not to comfort because I sought my own comfort. To me its like an oxy moron it makes no sense. So this morning when my husband shared 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 I had a deep ache in my heart. “3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”  We are comforted by our precious father so we can also comfort. It’s like being blessed with a fortune and we only indulge our selves, such selfish thinking. There is so much work to be done so many hurting...

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Kindness

Today as I was stopped at a red light I could not help but notice a young pregnant girl crossing the street. She was holding on to her little girl who was red and flushed from the heat.  I quickly realized there was a young, tough and mean looking guy walking behind them who apparently was her boyfriend or husband. I could tell she was angry at him as he ignored her and just kept drinking an energy drink and listening to his music. Then suddenly the light turned green and I headed home, but for some odd reason I saw myself in the young girl and I wanted to help her and give her a ride. It was one of the hottest days outside at 108 degrees and I could see she and her little girl were tired and hot . Regretfully once again my fierce enemy “flesh” started a coup and...

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Adoption

A few weeks ago my daughter came in the house telling me we needed to get a rooster for one of our hens. If you know anything about roosters you would understand my dilemma.  Roosters and their cock a doodle doo early in the morning is not something your neighbors will appreciate.  But my daughter tried to explain one of the hens was wanting to have chicks and she felt we needed to get a rooster so she could have a family. I asked my daughter how she knew this and she explained the hen pulled all her feathers out and all she was doing was sitting on eggs. I don’t know how my daughter knew this but I really didn’t give it a second thought. Well a few weeks later my daughter asked me if I wanted to see the new baby chicks and I was taken back. “Did you guys get a...

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Prone To Wander

Today as I pondered who I am in Christ my heart started  racing. Like a race horse heading out the gate to win. It was like my body was telling me you have so much to change. This was when I asked my self am I leaving a godly legacy behind to my children or will they grow up and call me a hypocrite? But most importantly when I stand before my heavenly father will he say “Well done my faithful servant.” Or will my hair on my body be singed  because I came so close to the fire. Those of you who know me and know my heart must understand my dilemma.  I fast and pray to love the way God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit love. Yet I can’t seem to beat my flesh down it has so much power and pulls me down daily. I cry, and I beg for forgiveness but it happens over and over....

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Privy Pot

This morning as I entered into my closet for my alone time with God I was discouraged at so many things that were brewing in my soul. I really went into my closet to tattle tale on some of my family members who are chiseling away at my patience and grace. As I began to complain that I felt like a privy pot being dumped on all day I was reminded by the Spirit that I too do a lot of dumping. Lately my quiet time has become a Jerry Springer spectacle. I am so good at tattle telling the faults of others and asking God  to change their hearts and attitude. Well today he said “No Irene it’s you that has to change.” I felt ashamed that I wanted everything to be easy  and I wanted to be that special chalice made for the king one that would be...

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Seduced

  Today as I was talking to my teens I realized the influence of Satan and his army of demons. The power and hold he has on this young generation is heart wrenching. My heart is grieved daily at the evil that lurks around every corner trying to seduce our kids. Lie after lie is being spread to the point lies are becoming truths. Our kids are becoming desensitized to the debauchery around them My question is what are we really doing as parents to unscramble this slander? How hard are we really fighting for the souls of our children. How much time do we spend on our knees getting to know their creator, his word, and the bent of each child. Do we just read books and follow step one, two and three. We have to wake up the enemy is stealing our youth right in...

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