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Does your life reflect who you are?


Inspiration

It doesn’t matter where you come from; the life you live reflect who you are. Some of us may try to fake it, but in due time the real you will reveal itself.

So, as Christians, it is in our best interest to live our lives within the boundaries of the teachings of Jesus Christ. We must not forget that even though we are living in this world, we are not of this world.

We are special. The great apostle, Peter, writes the following:

1 Peter 2:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

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And because we are a peculiar people who have had our unique Damascus road experiences. Jesus calls us the light of the world and the salt of the earth. And God has set apart to carry out work. Therefore, we must live our lives accordingly.
In his letter to the Church in Ephesus, Apostle Paul writes the following:

Ephesians 4 New International Version (NIV)
4 As a prisoner for the Lord, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

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What about the little things?


The little insignificant things are important to God

It has been quite a while since I have dedicated my life to Jesus Christ. But I have to confess; I do get complacent every now and again. Complacency is the work of the enemy. It prevents you from doing the little things that could make a world of difference in someone else’s life. For example, the pair of jeans and the old computer which you have discarded and placed in your basement or attic could be of use to some poor child somewhere.
So, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, avoid becoming complacent. Be watchful always.


31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Matthew 25:31-46 KJV Bible Gateway

Happy Mother’s Day!


Once a mother, always a mother. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers around the world, but most important, to my mother.
Thanks, mama for the nine months you have carried me. Thanks for all the sacrifices you have made.
Thanks for the love, the warmth, and the care you have given me. I can still remember cuddling up in your lap when we were at church or one of our neighbor’s house.
When I was hungry, you fed me. And when we were down to the last slice of bread, you would break it into halves; one half for me, one half for my brother and nothing for you.
You were my eyes when I could not see. You carried me when I could not walk. Thanks for the values you have passed on to me.

From Worthless to Priceless | Our Daily Bread Ministries


Angel believed the lies the world told her. She felt worthless and ugly. Her life became a swirling mess of men, booze, and drugs until one day she cried out to God, “Kill me or save me. But don’t …

Source: From Worthless to Priceless | Our Daily Bread Ministries

Mother’s Day Prayer – A Poem for Your Special Mom


I wrote this Mother’s Day prayer for my mom. If these words touch you and convey your sentiments, please share the prayer with your special mom.

Source: Mother’s Day Prayer – A Poem for Your Special Mom

Serve Your Valentine Breakfast in Bed With These 20 Brunch Recipes


Valentine’s Day is upon us and even though many of us declared in public that we do not observe the day, secretly we do. None of us, especially men, wants to be the one who forgot to send a gift or a Valentine’s card to his special someone.

So, if you had forgotten to do something special last year you still have time to spring a surprise this year. Here is a link with some tasty recipes I grabbed off the internet. Enjoy. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a Sunday this year, so, if you’re not plotting an elaborate dinner for your special someone, brunch together is another great option. But, just as with dinner, we counsel against going out to eat on the holiday—especially since serving your partner breakfast in bed is about as romantic as it gets. Here are 20 breakfast and brunch recipes to help you win the Valentine of the Year Award.

Source: Serve Your Valentine Breakfast in Bed With These 20 Brunch Recipes | Serious Eats

‘When Breath Becomes Air:’ a dying doctor’s memoir teaches about love and loss


Dr. Paul Kalanithi read the CT scan. He could clearly see tumors matting the lungs and deforming the spine. As a resident in neurosurgery in his final year of training at Stanford, he’d seen plenty of such scans before. But this time, the scan was his own.

Source: ‘When Breath Becomes Air:’ a dying doctor’s memoir teaches about love and loss