Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Are You Ready?

The remainder of the verse in the photo states, "And they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him." Wail? Why would people wail at His coming? Maybe because they weren't ready because they believed a lie.
Do you know that Jesus loves you and died for your sins, so that you can be forgiven and on your way to heaven? Many people believe this, but they also believe that no matter how they live they are fine-and-dandy without ever having a change of heart through repentance and surrender to God. Below are just a few of the many verses on repentance, some-of-which are even directed at God’s people…the church.
Jesus said, "There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent" (Luke 24:47 NLT). Speaking to the crowd, he also said, "You will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God" (Luke 13:3). Jesus repeats this again in verse 5. "I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.”
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17), and “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Matthew 9:13).
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins (Matthew 1:4).
Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel,” (Mark 1:15).
And they went out, and preached that men should repent (Mark 6:12).
Jesus said, “There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.” (Luke 15:10).
Peter said, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost" (Acts 2:38).
John the Baptist said, “Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand…Bring forth therefore fruits (evidence) meet for repentance” (Matthew 3:2, 8).
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out (Acts 3:19).
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30).
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
Revelation 2:5 (to the church) Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Revelation 2:16 (to the church) Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Revelation 2:21 (church) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Revelation 2:22 (church) Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Revelation 3:3 (church) Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 3:19 (church) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood.
Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries (drugs), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Revelation 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
End time events are being fulfilled daily. Are you ready? You can be. Give your life to Jesus Christ, He gave His life for you. “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved,” (Romans 10:13).

Monday, June 29, 2015

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"Carol McCormick's health and nutrition book is chock-filled with eye-opening and rather dismaying data on the food choices many of us make. Her detailed lists showing the fats and sugars in food are worth looking into as is her data on healthy alternatives. The second part of this book contains things kids and adults can do to stop obsessing about food, and there are some pretty exhaustive lists of ways to volunteer, work part-time, set up your own small business and get smarter," Readers' Favorite Book Review by Jack Magnus (Five Stars).

I'm Hungry! I'm Bored! can help you and your children make better dietary choices and behavioral changes that lead to weight loss and health gains.

I'm Hungry! provides the what, why, and how-to of nutrition and weight loss by defining the problems, offering solutions, and then presenting guidelines to carry them through. 

I'm Bored! offers hundreds of  suggestions and links to fun and educational activities, questions to ask, jobs to perform, and services to volunteer, all-of-which develop the intellect, confidence, and feelings of fulfillment. These activities may also deter the hand-to-mouth eating habit that often accompanies boredom.

Eat and Play Your Way to Better Health, a Leaner Physique, and a Happier Life!
For Adults and Tots Through Teens

Carol McCormick is a certified personal trainer and a certified health coach through the American Council on Exercise, one of the top fitness organizations in the world. I'M HUNGRY! I'M BORED! was born out of her great concern for children and adults who struggle with weight-related personal and social issues. Overweight children are falling prey to a host of “adult” diseases, and many are taunted, teased, and bullied because of their appearance. Adults are not immune to this discrimination, as they are also “sized-up” when searching for a date or seeking a career. These painful emotions often cause both children and adults, not only to feel sad or upset, but also inferior and insecure. As these physical, emotional, and social problems intensify, feelings of unhappiness may also increase.

Habits instilled in your children now often follow them into their future. In helping them, you will be helping yourself, because what works for them will work for you too, if you need a nudge in this direction. I’M HUNGRY! I’M BORED! provides the blueprints needed to lay a strong foundation and create new behaviors that lead to better health, a leaner physique, and a happier life! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Award-winning Inspirational Novel

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Reader's Favorite International Book Award for Christian Romance 

"Fresh dialogue, realistic characters, a powerful message. McCormick does a great job creating her characters and portraying the struggles they endure," The Romance Readers Connection. 

How does a man pick up the pieces when his world crashes around him? Misplaced priorities shattered his marriage. Problems almost crushed him. Love motivated him to mend the damage, once he found all the pieces. 

After only a few months of marriage, Lorraine left Dylan on a wintry night after he'd spent one too many nights out with the guys. Unable to cope with the loss, Dylan escapes the painful feelings by drinking them away. This decision costs him a year-and-a-half of his life after he stops in a little mountain town and ends up in the local jail. When he's released, he returns home in search of a job to get his life—and his wife back. 

The Missing Piece is not only a love story about a man who loves a woman, but is also a love story about a merciful God who loves mankind, even when he falls. The novel is an emotionally-charged journey of hope and redemption with a touch of spunk, a hint of humor, and a few twists along the way. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Is Your Tongue Like Fire or Honey?

There once was a woman who gossiped about her neighbor, but later found out that rumor wasn’t true. Feeling ashamed, she sought the advice of a wise old man and asked him how she could repair the defamed person’s reputation. The sage instructed her to fill a bag with feathers and then put one on each person’s doorstep who heard the slanderous story. The woman did as she was told and then returned to present the empty sack. The elderly man then lifted his head and with a tear in his eye, he said, “Now go back to each doorstep and collect the feathers.” The woman ran out the door and down the street, but as she hurried to gather the feathers, she’d found that they had all blown away.

Words are like feathers caught in the breeze. They can never be retrieved.

Social media is a modern day doorstep. What is said on places like Facebook quickly goes viral and spreads like wildfire, even if the post isn’t true. Reputations are defamed and lives are changed when lies are shared without foresight. The tongue is a fire that can ruin a life (James 3:6), but without wood the fire goes out (Proverbs 26:20).

Words cannot be unsaid, but they can be forgiven (1 John 1:9). The following verses may be an encouragement and motivation to tame the tongue:

He that refrains his lips is wise (Proverbs 10:19).

He that has knowledge spares his words (Proverbs 17:27).

He who guards his mouth preserves his life (Proverbs 13:3).

He who covers a transgression seeks love; but he who repeats a matter separates very friends (Proverbs 17:9).

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14).

Pleasant words are like honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones (Proverbs 16:24). 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Monday, April 20, 2015

What You Say is What You Get!

The tongue is the most powerful member of your body. Not your glutes, not your quads, shoulders, back or biceps. The words that roll off your tongue are so potent that they have the power to move mountains and change lives for good or for bad.  Words will determine the course of a life just as a bit in a horse’s mouth will determine the direction its body will turn (James 3:3).

The Bible states that what we say is what we get. We speak what we believe, many times to our demise when we are snared by the words of our mouths (Proverbs 6:2). We say things like, “Nothing ever goes right for me,” or “I don't believe that will work” and then wonder why our lives are a mess, or we’re not empowered when we pray.

Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). If we’re feeding our minds and hearts negative information, our lives will take a negative turn, because what enters our eyes and ears determines what we think and believe, and eventually shows up in our lives by way of our words and actions. (Read more in Guard Your Heart.) 

Jesus said that we will have what we say, and that we can move mountains and change lives by believing, praying, and speaking our desires. He said that if a person “shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass: he shall have whatsoever he says” (Mark 11:22-24).

Most of us have had a lopsided view of this promise, believing that only the good things we say will come to pass. Yet this verse does not differentiate between good and bad. It doesn't say that whatever you believe and say that is good will come to you. It says you shall have WHATEVER, that means whatever you believe and say, whether good or bad.  

People tend to believe that if they use negative words, they will get positive results, which rarely ever happens. Some believe that by criticizing a person it will motivate him or her to do better. They say things like, “You’re fat, dumb, lazy or sloppy” in hopes of prodding the person to lose weight, study harder, get a job, or clean up his act. The critic doesn't seem to understand that the motivation to rise and better another person does not come through negative words of condemnation, but through positive words of praise.

Therefore, criticism keeps the recipient stuck in his situation, fulfilling the conditions that Jesus set forth,“You shall have whatsoever you say.” Tell your co-worker, spouse, or child that he  or she is stupid or a loser and they will not disappoint you. They will live out your low expectation of them, unless they have enough inner-fortitude to rise up and prove you wrong. On the flip-side, if you tell them that they did a good job they will be encouraged to do even better.

On judgment day, we shall give account for every idle word that we have spoken and be justified or condemned by them (Matthew 12:36). This life review may be like an echo, as our words bounce back to us to have a positive or negative effect on our lives. Words have the power to create or destroy. Therefore, our desire and prayer should be, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lordmy strength, and my redeemer" (Psalm 19:14).