Monday, September 19, 2016

North Texas Giving Day and What God Says About Money

North Texas Giving Day is an annual one-day fundraising event for non-profits in the N. Texas area. Anyone or any organization can donate online to the participating charity of their choice. Our school participates!
It is a wonderful opportunity to let your generosity shine. 

Your donations are MATCHED on a pro-rated basis by The Communities Foundation of Texas.

Did you know that God says more about money including giving and generosity than any other topic in the Bible.  There are more verses in the Bible on the topic of money than any other.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,
 for God loves a cheerful giver 
-2 Corinthians 9:7


If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? - 1 John 3:17

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Are You Shocked at the Heinous Murders in Dallas? You Can Help

We watched in horror here in Dallas as a lone sniper carried out his evil attack. Dallas Police were hunted and murdered during a peaceful protest.
People fleeing for their lives were bravely protected by our police putting themselves in harms way. Their bravery and sacrifice is routinely unnoticed. Not this time. 

The world has seen the evil. How will the world respond?
Will we as Americans take heed of our true situation and seek the path of peace that only God can provide?
Hands of Peace*
Read below, a remarkable tweet sent during the attack from our pastor Todd Wagner of Watermark Community Church on the war zone and the broader invisible war. 
How will you respond?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Prayer in America and Prayer Shaming

Prayer is all about love, so what is "prayer shaming". Do Americans seem increasingly intolerant of prayer?

Christian students East Catholic High School in Connecticut take a stand for prayer.  They created this 2 minute video out of love and concern - for our nation and for freedom of prayer.
Watch and feel their emotion.



Take a stand and share this post.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Top 10 Bible Verses for Mothers Day

Mothers are a gift from GodYou are very blessed indeed to have a mother today...so many people have a different story.
This post is in honor and memory of Sally Sutton Brice.

On this Mother's Day, honor your mother with encouraging and thankful Bible verses. Remember all the ways she tried to do her best for you.  



Mother's Day is celebrated worldwide although on different days and with different traditions. 

It is a time to praise God and give Him thanks for the gift of life He gave you through your mother.


I pray you will use God's word as a blessing for your mother today and throughout the year. 

Find just the right message below in these special Bible verses. 

Honor your father and mother,' and 'love your neighbor as yourself.'"- Matthew 19:19

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her -Proverbs 31:28

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. -Psalm 127:3

“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”-Proverbs 31:29

I thank my God every time I remember you. 
-Philippians 1:3

Thursday, May 7, 2015

National Day of Prayer 2015

The 64th Annual National Day of Prayer is today, Thursday, May 7, 2015. The theme for 2015 is "Lord, Hear Our Cry" emphasizing the need for us, corporately and individually, to place our faith in God's unfailing love and grace. 
 
Dr. Jack Graham, National Day of Prayer Chairman, is Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas. The school my son attends, Prestonwood Christian Academy, is a ministry of this church.

In preparation for today's National Day of Prayer, I received an email from the school, quoted below in bold typeface.
I wanted to share it with you.
It is such a privilege and a blessing to attend this Christian school! 

"At this crucial time for our nation, one of the best things we can do is pray.
We need the Lord's healing and renewing power.
Let's gather and lift up our United States, praying in the Spirit in one accord.
We also encourage you to pray with your own family on May 7. 
Here is a link to the prayer written by National Day of Prayer Chairman, Dr. Jack Graham that you can pray at home with your family. Follow this link then click on 2015 National Prayer"

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Disturb Us Lord Prayer by Sir Francis Drake

Disturb Us, Lord, a prayer written in the 15th century by the famous sea captain and explorer Sir Francis Drake, is a striking appeal to God.
Drake, who is famous for circumnavigating the globe wrote this prayer in 1577.

Take time to contemplate the wisdom relected below. 
Ask God to open your heart and mind to the message these words may hold for you. What is true for your life? Ask God for His wisdom and discernment.

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ!


For further reflection:
I have listed some of the many Bible verses I felt relate to the sentiments expressed above. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Psalm 19:7-14 The Perfect and Trustworthy Law of the Lord

The Bible is a wonderful gift from our loving Father so we may know His heart, His Will and His Way. It is Gods true word and reveals who He is. The Bible is God's love letter to His children.
It is our guidebook and following its precepts is wise and life giving to those who know Him.

God loves you and wants a relationship with you.
If you do not know him, see Do You Know God, below.

"Your word is a lamp to my feet,a light to my path"-Psalm 119:105

The heartfelt words of the Psalm below are both beautiful, humble and instructive. I pray you reflect upon this message.
What is it saying to you today?

7 "The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

8 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. 

10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.