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Old 12-09-2012, 06:01 AM  
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Beautiful sentiment from an e-mail for you to share....


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"If you meet me and forget me, you have lost nothing;
if you meet Christ and forget Him you have lost everything."
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To A Special Person
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IT'S CHRISTIAN PERSON WEEK AND YOU SHOULD SEND THIS TO ALL BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE.

When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that I am clean living;
I'm whispering, 'I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say, 'I am a Christian', I don't speak of this with pride;
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not trying to be strong;
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not bragging of success;
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not claiming to be perfect;
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I'm worth it.

When I say 'I am a Christian', I still feel the sting of pain;
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His Name.

When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner, who received God's grace somehow.

Today is Beautiful Christian Person's Day.
Pretty is as Pretty does...but, Beautiful is just plain Beautiful.

I'm supposed to send this to Beautiful People, and you are one of them!!!

If you share this with another person, you will boost another person's self esteem,
And they will know you care about them!

Be Blessed, Be a Blessing.


When you feel like you're drowning in life;
Don't worry, your Lifeguard walks on water.


GOD BLESS YOU ONE & ALL!
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:57 AM  
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Received this today and was touched once again.




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Read the entire poem and let it bless your heart and give you hope!


T’was 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same,
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King;
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face;
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe ~
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the children stood up without a sound ~
"Come now my children, let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
Then I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA





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Old 01-18-2013, 11:05 AM  
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TOP TEN PREDICTIONS FOR 2013 and Beyond:



With all the problems the World is facing, it can be unsettling to the mind. Today, we share with you ten predictions that are true!



1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth..

3. The Holy Spirit will still move..

4. God will still honor the praises of His people.

5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.

6. There will still be singing of praise to God.

7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.

8. There will still be room at the Cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

Isn't it great To Remember Who Is Really In Control, and that; "the Word of the Lord endures forever." ( 1 Peter 1:25 )

Sometimes we need the reminder of just "WHO" is really in control.

'Til the nets are full, keep on fishing.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:22 AM  
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Super faith: 49er Kaepernick’s adoption started the gold rush

Michael Haverluck - Guest Columnist

Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Despite losing the recent NFL championship battle at the Superdome, the QB with the golden arm is poised to win the war with the Bible as his strength and shield.
He only began starting at quarterback in mid-season, brought his team back several times from impossible deficits, and almost brought the San Francisco 49ers back from 22 points behind to steal Super Bowl XLVII from the Baltimore Ravens.
49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick might have fallen a field goal short of winning his first Super Bowl -- but even if he had kept San Francisco's unblemished 5-0 record in Super Bowl appearances alive to win their sixth, the all-around athlete would still have considered his number-one blessing being adopted.
"[Being adopted] was the biggest blessing of my entire life," Kaepernick told former Miami Dolphin star quarterback Dan Marino in a CBS pregame interview that included his adoptive parents.
Grateful that his birth mother decided to have him and give him up for adoption rather than go the route of an abortion, the two-time Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year from the University of Nevada-Reno was blessed to be lovingly and discerningly placed by his 19-year-old mother into the Christian home of Rick and Teresa Kaepernick when he was just five weeks old. At that time, the Kaepernicks already had two healthy children, but had suffered the tragic loss of two sons due to heart defects.
From an early age, the Kaepernicks knew their adopted son had a great drive. During the pregame interview, they proudly read a letter their son wrote to himself while still in junior high, stating that he would be a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers soon after he graduated from college.
Despite his hard work ethic, superb athletic ability and incessant drive for success, the young man who was nominated for all-state in baseball, basketball, and football during his senior year of high school credits his success to God and the love and support of his adoptive family.
Wearing his faith under his sleeves
Besides his undeniable talent, one of the first things football fans notice about Kaepernick is the tattoos running up and down his arms -- typical of a lineman, but not so much for a quarterback. What do they read?
"Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear though war break out against me, even then I will be confident," is inscribed on one arm, which recites Psalm 27:3 and explains his fearless determination to be victorious on the gridiron.
His other arm explains another dimension of his game. "You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me," is written across that arm, repeating Psalm 18:39 -- helping fans see the source of his power.
Yet despite Kaepernick's faith, unblemished character and hard work ethic, as well as graduating high school with a 4.0 GPA, his status as a role model has been questioned because of his tattoos, most recently by AOL FanHouse columnist David Whitley.
"I realize tattoos are ways to pay homage to your religion, children and motorcycle gang … [b]ut I can't shake the notion that a person's body is a temple, and you don't cover temples in graffiti," Whitley commented. "Did Sammy Baugh, Johnny Unitas, Doug Williams or Joe Montana have arms covered in ink? Do Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers? The world will end when Tim Tebow shows up at a tattoo parlor."
He claimed that the star San Francisco 49er quarterback doesn't fit the mold.
"Then there are Michael Vick and Terrelle Pryor … [n]either exactly fit the CEO image, unless your CEO has done a stretch in Leavenworth or has gotten Ohio State on probation over free tattoos," Whitley continued. "That's what makes Kaepernick a threat to the stereotype. By all accounts, he's polite, hardworking, humble and has never been to prison. He sounds more like a Tebow who can throw .... His ink-covered arms will one day raise the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Imagine the impact that could have."
Not feeling Whitley gave their son a fair shake, Kaepernick's parents felt they had to stand up for his reputation.
"It annoyed me," Kaepernick's mother responded to Whitley's criticism of her son's tattoos. "You are categorizing this kid on something like tattoos? Really? Saying other guys are role models because they don't have them? Really? Some of these other guys don't have crystal clear reputations. That's how you're going to define this kid? It's pretty irritating, but it is what it is."
Man of faith
Even though the 25-year-old Kaepernick isn't the most loquacious professional athlete about his faith, he shows it in different and impacting ways.
"Colin's a fairly religious kid, but he's not in your face about it," his father, Rick Kaepernick, told the Huffington Post. "It's more about him and what he believes."
But the 6-foot-5, 230-pound quarterback is not shy to speak about his Christian faith.
"I don't think most people look at football players as what they're doing out here is trying to glorify the Lord," he shared while speaking at Summit Christian Church near Reno, Nevada. "I think a lot of people think of it as, 'Oh, it's a game, let's go win.' Ultimately, that's your goal, that's what you want to do, but you also want to glorify the Lord on your way to doing that."
He revealed to the congregation the dynamic relationship between his faith and his success as a quarterback in the National Football League.
"My faith is the basis from where my game comes from," Kaepernick explained. "I've been very blessed to have the talent to play the game that I do and be successful at it. I think God guides me through every day and helps me take the right steps and has helped me to get to where I'm at."
Unlike most pro quarterbacks these days, both his arm and his legs are key components to his success. In fact, he recently set the all-time NFL record for most yards rushing in a game by a quarterback (181 yards against the Packers in the playoffs). But humility and surrendering his life to God are key components to his game -- and his life.
"When I step on the field, I always say a prayer, say I am thankful to be able to wake up that morning and go out there and try to glorify the Lord with what I do on the field," the versatile quarterback shared. "I think if you go out and try to do that, no matter what you do on the field, you can be happy about what you did."
Michael Haverluck is a freelance journalist based in the northwest United States.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:19 AM  
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JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IT'S CHRISTIAN PERSON WEEK AND YOU SHOULD SEND THIS TO ALL BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE.

When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living.I'm whispering 'I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven.'



When I say I am a Christian', I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.





When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say 'I am a Christian', I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's grace.


Today is Beautiful Christian Person's Day.
Pretty is as Pretty does but, Beautiful is just plain Beautiful..


I'm supposed to send this to Beautiful People, and you are one of them!!!


If you share this with another person, you will boost another person's self esteem,
and they will know you care about them!



Be Blessed, Be a Blessing.

When you feel like you're drowning in life,
don't worry -- your Lifeguard walks on water.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:24 AM  
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This pick pretty much sums up my views of religion,I have a very hard time believing in something that there is no proof of.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:56 AM  
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Christians. Turning Eostre into Halloween for almost one-thousand years.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:08 AM  
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Well, Easter, the rabbit and the egg were pagan for many years before they were Christian. I would bet that most Christians don't know that they stole the idea and date just like they did Christmas, which was another Pagan holiday.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:38 AM  
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This pick pretty much sums up my views of religion,I have a very hard time believing in something that there is no proof of.


Maybe this will help a little......

Man dies, comes back to life, what he saw


Disproving Atheists in 82 seconds!



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Science has disproved all the out-of-body experiences.

They seem to be out-of-mind experiences.
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