Saturday, March 24, 2007

Forgive or not Forgive?

What you are questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus to wash away sin. By not forgiving you have put the blood of Jesus on trial. So, does it wash away sin or not? Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a weapon against our brothers and sisters. Forgiveness is a very foundational part of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood of Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely, then it cannot cleanse us completely. If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of trouble. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus! End of case!!!!
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee, He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."

Monday, March 5, 2007

Talking in Tongues

That title ought to get some quick attention! I chuckle at the thought of speaking in another tongue. If I think back in my life I can remember speaking different tongues all of my life, There was first baby-talk, and then the rebellion talk, "I"m not going to do anything you ask me to" talk to my parents. The cool talk to my peers while in high school and college, dirty talk, cursing talk, gossip talk, factory talk, music talk, guitar talk, pleading talk, praying talk, the Christian talk. We go through all kinds of talk through out our lives speaking a tongue that others do not understand. Remember when the word "bad" was good? Life is funny, I'm glad that I enjoy it. What I am learning now is how to speak the language of one of the many tongues of Dondo. Portuguese, it is a difficult langugage. I am learning just like a child, one word at a time. There is power in the spoken word. Be careful with the words that you use. Always use tact when speaking to one another. Boa Noite!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Finding our way Part ll

Finding our Way. I must have stared at this line of words for hours. Finding our way. Isn't that what we seem to attempt to do all of our lives? I leave the house and I am finding my way to work, or the grocery store, or to practice music, or church, or somewhere for a good cup of coffee. Finding our way. A friend once told me not too long ago. "I think I have finally figured it out, what this thing is that is inside of all of us! We want to go home, we are all looking for our way home. Eternity, with Christ in heaven, home" My heart and my soul long to be near God, to sit at His feet and listen to His voice. Finding our way. When we know someone who is lost, their souls unsure of where they might spend eternity, looking for a way. We have to take their hand and walk along side of them, encourage them, pray for them, speak the truth to them, to love on them. Finding our Way. We will dance and dance and sing in heaven. Finding our way will lead to finding His way.
Finding our way to His way

Friday, March 2, 2007

Finding our way

Dondo dancer
Dondo dancing! Dancing to the offering box to give to the Lord! Dancing! Imagine if Americans would dance to the offering box and give beyond past their abundance! There's a story of a woman who gave her mite. That was a mighty thing to do. Dancing when we sing. Dancing for hours unto the Lord. Dancing when there is a birth. The whole village dancing! Dancing, singing. praising, practicing while on our journey.

Thursday, March 1, 2007


I must say that staying home to cozy in is a good thing for the soul. Even if it is the weather that makes me stay here. I wish I would have done it more when my children were growing up. Now the days have come that when I am home, it's just me and MacGyver and Magpie my cats. The weather is and has been so nasty that I don't think I would even go out for a soda. Well, maybe, I don't know, I made sure I had some. I know that I would more than likely go for coffee if it were morning!

I have been studing the book of Daniel with some friends and we have been having a blast learning about the life of this man who made up his mind before hand to be obedient to God. Yup, that's who I want to be when I grow up (the female version) a Daniel. Would that make me Danelle? I guess I'll just stay Big Mamma. You just have to know who you are these days. A child of the King!