Because I love youBecause I have chosen you, I welcome you into my family as my child. I care for you and provide for as a good father would. I offer you a robe of righteousness bought through my Son's blood. I offer you a ring of status as my heir. And I offer you the mantle of my love, because perfect love drives away fear.More Like This
You are no longer a slave without status, bound to the dictates of the world. As my adobted child, you are under my protection and given my provision. Because you belong to me, I offer you the freedom and joy the world cannont offer. Best of all, I offer you the right to call me "Abba"-Daddy.
Because I love you.
Love on displayNothing can keep my love from you, dear child. I am love. My nature is compassion, mercy, and grace. There is nothing you can do that will make me love you less, and nothing you can do to make me love you more.More Like This
If you ever question my love, look to the cross of Jesus. The boldest and grandest display of love made visible was in his sacrifice for your sins.
Look at the cross and see my love. Today and every day, remember that you are loved. Nothing will ever separate us-not life or death, not the spiritual powers of angels or demons, not your fears about today or your worries about tomorrow. Not even hell itself.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, can keep my love from you.
Walking with othersPeople need you, special one. They need you to be there for them in the good times and the bad. As I walk with you on your journey and send people to be with you on the way, so I sometimes will guide you to walk the path with someone else.More Like This
At times it will be a path of rejoicing, and you will join in celebrating great joy in their lives. There's nothing quite like sharing a celebration with good friends. At other times the path will be dark and you will mourn with those who mourn. Great words of comfort won't be needed, bt your presence will be.
Throughout the days of your lives, I give you one another. Just as some have walked the path with you, so walk the path with others. You have much to give.
The greatest of theseMy love for you does not end or grow weary. I chose to love you, chose to send my Son to die for you; I chose to have you as my precious child-willing love set into action.More Like This
As you show love towards others, think of the love I have for you. Love that is patient with foibles and failures. Love that shows kindness in a hard and sometimes rude world. Love that is not jealous or boastful or proud, but longs only for the very best. Love that refuses to keep track of wrongs and always believes the best. Love that trusts, hopes, and perseveres.
Such love will never fail.
Iara's Crossing-Ch 11-The Lonely Trail BeginsMore Like This
The shifters gathered around the giant gingko of their youth. Flash greeted some old and new colleagues, but kept glancing at the paths that wound their way deep into the forest.
Flash took his chance when Rodolfo made his way into the growing circle of shifters, slinking past everyone and padding silently toward a particularly dark region of the forest.
Flash’s ears laid back in frustration as he moved quickly and quietly down an empty path, obscuring his old pugmarks as he went.
“No one must know of this,” he hissed to his mate one evening in his nest, when his youngling was still in the egg.
“Flash, it’s too dangerous!” Cairo objected. “Ra and Isis—“
“They forbid what they don’t understand,” Flash muttered darkly. He shook himself, fluffed his feathers. “I have found a way to reach the tyrants. It’s our only way out!”
“But we have to raise our youngling!” Cairo protested, panicked.
The Cross of Christ Discovering Our True IdentityMore Like This
The Cross of Christ
As Christians, we know that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. But why did He have to endure such an awful death? Couldn't He have redeemed humanity in some easier way?
To answer this question, we must first consider the righteousness of God. Because He is holy, no one has ever seen Him and lived. Our sinful nature cannot exist in the presence of pure holiness. The Bible tells us that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23), and we know that "the wages of sin is death" (6:23). This reality leaves us in a lost condition, eternally separated fr
Life is a Miracle. (Long)Warning this is long, personal and about an issue that is important.More Like This
There will be NO tickling of the ears in this journal, so caution.
January 10th/15th 2013.
The Miracle of Life
Some may ask me. "Jamie why are you so pro-life, it's just a fetus." For starter, remember you were once that so called 'fetus.'
Any person with a heart of compassion can look at the face of a child and smile at the life and joy that lives inside that one being, would you fight for that child? If a crazy gunman pointed a semi automatic at that child would you be 'brave' enough to step in the way to protect it?
Regardless if you knew the kid or not, regardless if you were related to it or not? I'd bet over Fifty percent of you would say no, you'd say your own life is more important to you than that child's, it's just able to leave this 'hell' of an earth early, that maybe God is b
Inspiration?Hello YouMore Like This
I figured that since our group is getting bigger and bigger, I should reward us all with a little poetry... But not just any old poetry, this piece is really something special (in fact, I made it my cell phone wall paper) and it has answered many questions for me, as well as for other people that ask why I am a Christian.
"When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."
I'm whispering "I was lost,
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 C
Jack Frost LullabyWhen you're alone and scared,More Like This
look out the window,
see the frost, the snow,
the falling snowflakes
I will always be there.
The man in the moon
is always watching,
Let his light shine down
on you to guide your way.
I love you always,
my darling little
I may not always be around,
but as long as I live,
I will love you.
Each and every snowflake
is made just for you,
my little snow angel.
See my wondorous works
and think of me,
your one and only
So lay your head down,
my sweet little angel
and close your eyes.
Dream peaceful, beautiful dreams
of falling snow and
swirling cold winds
blowing through your hair.
You will always be
my precious little angel.
A messageI pick up the knife and place it against my skin.More Like This
I realize what I'm doing and put it down.
But I hurt so much.
I want the pain gone.
So I pick up the knife again.
Only to put it down again.
I do this several times.
Finally I put the knife back in the drawer and close it.
I breathe a sigh of releif.
I won this time.
But how long will it be till I lose?
Even as I was putting the knife down,
I wanted to place it against my skin and follow through with it.
I wanted to so badly.
But I know better than that.
And I'm not going to escape pain using pain.
No matter how much I want to.
Harming myself is not the answer.
It's not the answer for anyone.
This is a message for everyone who may be tempted to.
You are loved.
You are wanted.
You are perfect the way you are.
Using pain to kill pain is not the way to solve things.
Write a story, talk to a friend.
Talk to anyone.
Just don't harm your self.
And never kill yourself.
It may seem like the easy way out,
But you will have wasted your lif
IdentityYou are not worthlessMore Like This
Don't believe the demons that whisper their lies
Don't believe the thoughts that torment you mind
Don't believe them
Don't give in
You are not what you feel
You are a new creation
You are redeemed by a God who loves you
You are loved by Him more than you'll ever know
So feel His arms of comfort around you
Feel His peace
Rest in His presence
You are not worthless, you are a beautiful creation
The demons are wrong
The thoughts that torment you are all lies
Don't find your identity in your circumstances
Find your identity in Your Heavenly Father
He is Love
And He will always be there for you
So rest in the One that will never fail you