Somebody’s Praying for Me!

By Barb Camp

[This article was originally published at “Casting Your Care“, reblogged with permission.]

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

somebodys praying for meHave you ever had your name written on a list?

  • Being newly married and having your names on a waiting list to move into that “perfect” little apartment building
  • An attendance list of students when you were in the fifth grade
  • A sign in sheet for patients waiting to see the doctor
  • Your name on a sheet to work as a volunteer in your church’s nursery
  • Being listed, along with others, who are waiting to board the next available stand by flight so you can head home after a long business trip
  • Preparing to get married and having you and your fiancé’s name listed on several gift registries

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Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks

By Pamela Rose Williams

“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

rejoice pray give thanks 1In the above passage Paul was writing to the church in Thessalonica and these verses come near the end of his first letter to that church. We can learn something from this in that even after he has admonished them to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord and to abstain from fleshly and earthly desires he gives them some direction on the proper attitude of the believer.

He was reminding the believers that the Lord “so cometh as a thief in the night.” (vs. 2) and that should require a sense of urgency in the heart of every believer to live as “the children of light” (vs. 5) that we should “be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation” (vs. 8). We should be prepared for that Spiritual battle that we face daily. This is not the only place in Scripture that Paul talks about the “whole armour of God” that we will need in this life. Remember he went into detail about it in Ephesians, take a look:

Ephesians 6:10-18 ( KJV ) 10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:  18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 

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Strong Shelter

By Pamela Rose Williams

Albuquerque ArroyoThe arroyo at Washington and Cutler in Albuquerque during a heavy dump of rain
Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/openthreads

Spring and summer bring rains in many parts of the world. We see the monsoon season anytime between early July and mid-September in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This is the time when we get the rain that pours down in buckets.  It is a time when children Continue reading

Born This Way – Season 2 Preview

By Pamela Rose Williams

A&E NETWORK’S AWARD-WINNING DOCUSERIES
“BORN THIS WAY” RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON WITH
10 ALL-NEW EPISODES
TUESDAY, JULY 26 AT 10 PM ET/PT

Born-This-WayBORN THIS WAY which will make its Season 2 series premiere on Tuesday, July 26 on A&E Network is a series that follows a group of young adults with special needs having the courage to live life as “….God made us to be” and pursuing their dreams of independence and love.

“Born This Way” provides an intimate look at a diverse group of young men and women with Down syndrome as they Continue reading