Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's a Mad Mad World!

MIAMI, Fla.  Family, friends, and thousands of fellow police officers from across the state gathered Monday at a funeral service for two  Miami-Dade County police officers who lost their lives last week in the line of duty. The crowd packed the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami to honor 41-year-old Roger Castillo and 44-year-old Amanda Haworth, who were killed Thursday ,January 20th, 2011 while serving a warrant on a suspected killer.
The suspect, 22-year-old Johnny Simms, was killed by another officer.
The service fell on the same day that two St. Petersburg police officers were shot and killed while trying to arrest a man on a warrant for aggravated battery,  Monday, January 24th, 2011
The news that more of Florida's finest had been killed added to the grief for those already mourning Castillo and Haworth.

Pray for our  police officers who risk their lives everyday to protect our way of life and our lives. Pray for the families and loved ones of slain officers. Give if you can to benevolent funds for the children and spouses.

Father God we pray for the ones in place to protect and serve our communities, police, firemen, EMT's and all others who risk their lives everyday.  We pray for the blood of Jesus to cover them, that angels form a hedge of protection around them. We pray for the salvation of those who don't know You. We pray for the potential criminals who You love as You love all of us, that they hear the Good News according to Your gospel, and cease and desist from evil doing. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

See How Our Children Really Feel!

BY A 15 yr. Old SCHOOL KID IN   ARIZONA     

Since the Pledge of Allegiance
The Lord's Prayer
Are not allowed in most
Public schools anymore
Because the word 'God' is mentioned.....
A kid in Arizona wrote the attached

NEW School prayer: 
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights. 
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..

We can get our condoms and birth controls, 
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.. 
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed, 
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

If you aren't ashamed to do this,  Please pass this on..
Jesus said,  'If you are ashamed of me,  I will be ashamed of you before my Father.'

Friday, January 7, 2011

Trusting God

I have been in a very tight place, like in a holding pattern for airplanes that are flying around and around in a circle and can't land because the conditions are not favorable for landing. While I have been in this place I am fullly aware that the Father is working somethings out in me, changing me to look more like Jesus. The Holy Spirit is very present, helping me to seek the Lord and His Word and to meditate consistently before Him. My spiritual ear is being developed, fine tuned and I am becoming more sensitive the the voice of Father God. He is truly feeling more like a Father and not some far off twilight zone spooky being. God is real, He is a person and He relates to us in a more way real than any human being can relate. We have to seek walking daily in the spirit and to continually dwell in His presence.

Despite one of the most challenging times of my life, the whole of 2010 and moving into 2011 has been about letting go and letting God change me for the better. Not so much my circumstances but me. I am trusting Him more, loving more like Him, and my mind is being renewed by His Word. Love has been the principal thing He is developing in me, not a carnal love, but His divine unconditional love. I implore all to seek His presence with everything in you and seek to love as He does because He is love!!!

Pray for me as I pray for you to seek Him with all your heart.