Does Satan have a hold of your mind? Overcoming negative thinking.


Being positive with God’s love is the best way to live. It may not be the easiest. If it’s too easy, it’s not teaching and learning. Discipline in love and human kindness is a way of life, not just something to do. Thank you Mike for the assurance again of positive thinking. Rickspoems

Pastor Mike Says

We live in a very negative world, and not an easy world to live in. So to be positive may be quite a strain to you. But it’s not only the world that affects this, your temperament plays it’s part also. If you’re an extrovert you may have a bit of an edge on the introverts amongst us. And there’s one extrovert temperament (which Tim La Haye calls a ‘Sanguine’) who seem to be positive and happy nearly all the time!

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Then some of us are negative in our attitude, seemingly independent of the world and independent of our temperament type. Is it just because we WANT to be? The standard ‘test’ for this, of course, is to ask whether the glass is half full or half empty. You answer will tend to show whether you are a basically positive or negative person.

I see the half-full glass as more than half full *broad grin!*, so now you…

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Meditation/Betty’s Verse Of The Day/3-28-15


God never gives up on us. We give up on us. Thank God we have a God whom loves us.

Betty's Verse Of The DAY

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Meditation/Betty’s Verse Of The Day/3-28-15

Daniel 9:9

9 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him;
We have a amazing God that forgives us when we sin, we have a amazing God that is always faithful and will never turn us away, love Betty B..let’s pray..
Precious Jesus we come this morning and ask for strength and guidance, help us to lead others to you and show them how much you love them, guide us into your truth in Jesus name amen.

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Inside Out, Outside In


Inside out. Outside in.

We can bring our love back again.

Don’t think about what’s been.

Similar’s attract. Don’t think back.

Think ahead. A new attack.

Forget the old. A new revival.

Something done. Something fun.

Don’t over react. Just attack.

Just out flank the

oppressor.

Think ahead. Think positive.

Some say yes. Some say no.

Some are right. Most say no.

Forget the no. Enjoy the yes.

I’m here. I’m there.

Just think through the thoughts.

Don’t be square.

The thoughts will reach

through the air.

Don’t hesitate. Let it levitate.

Let it elevate. Let it show inside out.

Let it be done.

Inside out if comfort

shines.

Similar’s attract. That’s a fact.

If not, then let it go.

Say good-bye to the

try.

Just don’t say good-bye. Give it a try.

Look at, not through.

Similar’s attract.

Inside out. Outside in.

We can bring our love

back again.

Essence blends.

Don’t think back of

what’s been.

Similar’s attract.

Time begins

again.

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You Have It, Keep It


My mind is better looking than my face. I accept the decay. As long as I have another day at your place. Just something I had to say. I hope that’s okay. That I might say this to bring you closer to my place. As the loneliness of the hours, days, etc. is the pain of me. Along with the age of scar tears that tear the pores apart on my face. As the years turn without you. This can’t be good any place. Take a look at my face and see the miles walked. Look in my eyes. You will figure it out. I’ve been chasing and running and getting nowhere. Help me stop and see you and me. If not you, then see me. That’s all I ask. It’s just something I must do to move on. If you wouldn’t mind. It would be a blast. It’s a tough task, but we will get there, of not being lonely without you. You have it, keep it.

One more day, one more place to see your face. We can let the birds pick the place. Or meet half way. No more decay. Two days.

Face to face.

Verse of the Day 7-17-13 Acts 1:1-3


Verse of the Day

1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. Acts 1:1-3 ESV

Acts 1

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

4 And while staying[a] with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

The Ascension

6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.[c]

15 In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16 “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong[d] he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms,

“‘May his camp become desolate,
and let there be no one to dwell in it’;

and

“‘Let another take his office.’

21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 1:4 Or eating
  2. Acts 1:5 Or in
  3. Acts 1:14 Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God’s family, the church; also verse 15
  4. Acts 1:18 Or swelling up