A Mighty God And A Glorious Savior

Caged No More:

Profound! :)

Originally posted on Redbird's Roost:

“Who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.” 1 Thessalonians 5:10 (NASB)
God has honored and crowned His creation, dressed him with dignity, given him the opportunity to make choices, and enabled him to reason and think. He gave His Son that we might have a way to the Almighty. Without God life would be an endless vacuum with no incentive or purpose. Life without God would be a cheat. God has made life a challenge, a thrill of conquest. He gives strength far beyond ourselves. He encourages the downcast heart.
Isaiah, the mighty statesman of the Old Testament, said: “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because He trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3). – W. E. Thorne, A Bit Of Honey

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A Little Piece of Our Piece of The Ocean

So…I think we’ve finally gotten pretty darn good at this salt water game. This is a pic of a part of our 75 salt tank. I love corals. They are so interesting. It’s definitely something that needs maintenance but that’s why it’s called a hobby. it looks like our Yellow Tang is trying to photo bomb us at the top, lol. All glory and credit though, I must give to my husband. He is the tank master!

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And I’m his mermaid.

 

<3

 

He wasn’t just an embryo, he was a baby. He was their son.

This will make you cry. If you are like me and are very sensitive and emotional, you will need tissues.

Even though baby Thomas was set to die so early in life even before he was born from the womb, his mother and father did not choose to abort him. At the end of the video when asked why, his mom responds “We chose not to abort him because he’s our son.”

I would do the same thing.

Pro-Life <3

Some Saturday Morning Encouragement!

“Turn Around” lyrics

Young man on the side of the road
Lost and beat up with no where to go
Smells like a hangover from days ago
He does what he can to surviveSingle mom with a dead end job
Ninety hour week just to keep what she’s got
With the bills that add up and now she’s caught
She does what she can to surviveWell, let me say
That love won’t take away the pain
But don’t be afraid
‘Cause it will never walk away

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

Some turn to a bottle
Some turn to a drug
Some turn to another’s arms
But it seems like it’s never enough

Well I won’t say
That you will ever fail again
But there is grace
To wash away your every sin

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

No one listens to you anymore
And your heart has broken down, you don’t need to move
Love has come to you, all you gotta do is turn around
All you gotta do is turn around, turn around

You don’t have to
Take the broken road
You can turn around
And come back home

You don’t have to
Take the broken road
You can turn around
And come back home

You don’t have to
Take the broken road
You can turn around
And come back home

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

No one listens to you anymore
And your heart has broken down, you don’t need to move
Love has come to you, all you gotta do is turn around
All you gotta do is turn around, turn around

This guy is an awesome artist with great talent, and super vocals…

Wishing everyone a great morning! Remember how blessed you are. Your heart is beating, you’re breathing, and your work on earth is unfinished. So open up, be inspired, create, share your love! :) The power is always in the present moment!

Pass Along…The Meagan Napier Foundation: Doing Something About Drunk Driving

The Meagan Napier Foundation

From the official website:

“The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of Meagan Napier and her friend Lisa Jo Dickson who were killed by drunk driver Eric Smallridge on May 11, 2002. We have formed this foundation to raise awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and to promote forgiveness and healing. Our families: the Napiers, the Dicksons, and the Smallridges believe it is extremely important to educate everyone about the horrible consequences of drinking and driving. Meagan and Lisa were loved so much and we miss them more than words can say. Their lives were taken in a senseless car crash that could have been avoided. One decision, one moment in time, and many lives were irreversibly changed!

Renee Napier, Meagan’s mom, has made it her mission in life to share this story with as many people as possible. She is passionate about saving lives! Since March 29, 2004 she has presented this story to over one hundred thousand people, young and old. In her presentation Renee tells the story, talks about the healing power of forgiveness, shows videos that feature Eric in prison and since April 22, 2010, she has been allowed to have Eric join her as an inmate, bound by shackles and handcuffs, to share his powerful testimony. They conclude with a compelling slide show featuring Meagan, Lisa and Eric. Afterwards, the audience is invited to go outside and take an up close look at Lisa’s mangled car… the car in which she and Meagan died.

It is our desire that all who visit this web site will be touched in a positive way. We hope you decide to make a difference in this world by choosing to: NEVER drink and drive, NEVER let your friends drink and drive and NEVER ride in a car with an intoxicated driver. We also hope you will encourage your family and friends to do the same. Make the DUI Promise: “I PROMISE TO NEVER DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE”…Help us STOP DUI!!”


I first heard of this wonderful foundation from the song that it inspired by Matthew West called Forgiveness.

This is an awesome campaign to prevent all that can happen as a result of drunk driving. The truth of it all is amazing. I encourage you to listen by clicking  Forgiveness to hear how this inspiring story inspired the song.

“The Meagan Napier Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Florida Department Of Transportation (FDOT) for $25,000. We must have that amount of money in the bank in order to receive the funds. While we do have some funds in the bank, we don’t have $25,000. The funds we do have are being used in the mean time to help us travel so we can continue to raise awareness of the dangerous consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and continue to promote forgiveness and healing. We need to raise $25,000 in October to receive the funds from the FDOT. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible. We appreciate your contribution! Thank You!”

Help The Meagan Napier Foundation Foundation Get The Grant Money

 

I really encourage you to share this link. I know that we are all living by our different means, some of us blessed with very much, a little more, enough, or less, poverty line. Regardless, even if you do not plan on donating for whatever reason, please share this. Right now the foundation has only raised 5,000 dollars–20,000 dollars behind the amount needed to be matched with the same by the Florida Department Of Transportation that would be granted. And even though it is October 24th, your help and the Will of God can make this happen. She only has until the end of this month.

Actual Photos from the website.

Thanks for reading :)

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

This is an awesome line to remember not only in the troubled, dark times of life, but always. You are not over. The most beautiful parts of life bloom after the worst of storms. What has scarred you, knocked you down, or near destroyed you is actually helping you discover who you really are. The greatest pain can be the greatest teacher. We must keep the eyes of our heart open, and in knowing that nothing lasts forever…be ready to receive the truth. You just may find that the worst thing has made you your best.

Remember who you are and where you are headed despite any negativity that you may face today. Let’s make the most of today!

God bless <3

*Image via Christian Today

Cowards who fly Black flags don’t scare me

I saw this in my Facebook News Feed today via Stand for Israel.

God bless Israel and the poor people involved! This world can be a pretty sick place to be. However, we do know that there is still yet good in the world and people who love with all their hearts. Prayers for Canada and all that has went on there today. The world is turned upside down right now. So many are scratching their heads wondering what is really going on.

Love is the only thing that can truly conquer evil. God is love. So let us pray without ceasing. Let’s love our fellow human beings regardless of anything at all. Forgiveness. We need to really pray for our nation and the nations of the world. The leaders and men and women who selflessly serve in the military.

I fear God, and God alone. I’m not afraid of cowards with covered faces, their black flags and agendas of destruction. So I think now is a great time for all of us to take a moment and ask ourselves who we are, and where we are going. Like my daddy, a Vietnam Veteran, said (and we’ve all heard time after time) If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.

God bless you all tonight. No matter how bad things are right now, just know that God’s Grace is enough. There are so many praying for you right now, oh, dear family and friends of Ukraine, Israel, Iraq, Canada, Syria…and all nations in turmoil. My heart goes out to you. You are never alone!

God bless, and fear not.

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