Tuesday, April 30, 2013
So after the crucifixition of Christ, God changed this tree so that it would never grow tall enough or straight enough to be used to build a cross for crucifixtion.
Then God gave it a blossom with 4 petals...whose tips are tinged in red....the blood of Christ from his palms and feet.
Then in the center of the blossom is crown of thorns...all of these are to remind us of the sacrifice Jesus made for us....
So next time you see a dogwood in bloom...stop and think about its Creator and the lessons it teaches us.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
(9) Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (10) For with the heart one believes and is justified , and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Here is what Jesus said: (From Matthew 6:9-13)
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those that have trespassed against us.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil.
(and some add: For thine is the Kingdom, the power and glory forever"
Sunday, April 14, 2013
1 Corinthians 13:4-6 () 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. #Bible http://mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2013-04-14.htm
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
So being in that spot light, the haters / atheists have devised a very elaborate hoax. They have created fake internet stories on sites that are viewed by millions. So, if you don't know Joel Osteen very well and see something like this:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Hello! I am vms915, and Tiggerkat has asked me to do a guest post on Passover, since I am Jewish, and know some stuff about it. ^.^
So, what is Passover?
Passover is a holiday to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt by the Jewish people. So, if you are unfamiliar with the story, click here.
I am not sure exactly what Tiggerkat wants me to post about Passover, but I will do a little bit of everything.
There are many traditions associated with Passover. One of them is holding a Seder. A Seder is basically a commemorative feast held to remember when the Jews left Egypt. During the seven days of Passover, you have to keep kosher, which means that you can not eat anything with wheat, rye, etc. There is a Seder plate at the Seder, which contains special food items.
Each food item/thing on the plate symbolizes a certain aspect of the Passover story.
The charoset, or a mixture of apples, wine, and nuts, symbolizes the mortar the slaves used to build when they were enslaved by the Pharaoh.
The egg represents the holiday offering brought in the days of the Holy Temple.
The shank bone (don't worry, we don't eat this!) symbolizes the sacrifice that was made on the eve of the Exodus from Egypt.
The parsley, which is sometimes dipped in salt water (to represent tears of sadness), represents how Israel flourished when it was first in Egypt, before the people were enslaved.
Maror, the bitter herb, represents the bitterness of slavery. It is usually horseradish, or something similar.
And, of course, although it is not on the Seder plate, there is matzoh, which is the bread the Jewish people had to eat because their bread didn't have time to rise.
When families get together for a Seder, they will sometimes hide the afikomen, a piece of matzoh, around the house, and the child who finds it gets a prize.
The Four Questions are also read at the Seder. They are (in Hebrew) in this video:
(no, that's not me)
They translate out to:
Why is this night different from all other nights?
1. Why is it that on all other nights during the year we eat either bread or matzoh, but on this night we eat matzoh?
2.Why is it that on all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables, but on this night we eat bitter herbs?
3. Why is it on all other nights we do not dip even once, but on this night we dip twice?
4.Why is it that on all other nights we eat either sitting or reclining, but on this night we eat in a reclining position?
The meaning of Passover:
Passover has a lot of different aspects and meanings. It is to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt, being freed from bondage, and not being slaves anymore.
But, last week, my rabbi said something that made me think:
He said that we are still in Egypt. Not physically, though. We are still in bondage.
I thought about this for a little while.
Then I understood what Passover means to me.
Passover is to remind us that, although we are free, not everybody else is. There are still more people in bondage. And, until everybody has freedom, we can not say we have completed the Exodus.
However, Passover has different meanings for everybody.
~vms915 signing off from her guest post on this awesome and inspirational blog!