Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Psalm 22 - A Prophecy at the Cross

A Prophecy of Christ at the Cross.

Psalm 22 prophecies the suffering Jesus had at the cross. It describes the spiritual, emotional and physical agony He experienced that day.

(Psa 22:1) My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning?
(Psa 22:7) All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
(Psa 22:8) "He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!"
(Psa 22:13) They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.

(Psa 22:14) I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.

(Psa 22:15) My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.

(Psa 22:16) For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;

(Psa 22:17) I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.

(Psa 22:18) They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.

Just a few verses and I encourage you to read the whole chapter this week.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

One Incredible Plan

One Incredible Plan

He humbled himself and was fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death—death on a cross. —Php_2:8
When human hands fastened the divine hands to a cross with spikes, it wasn't the soldiers who held the hands of Jesus steady. It was God who held them steady. Those same hands that formed the oceans and built the mountains. Those same hands that designed the dawn and crafted each cloud. Those same hands that blueprinted one incredible plan for you and me.
Take a stroll out to the hill. Out to Calvary. Out to the cross where, with holy blood, the hand that placed you on the planet wrote the promise, "God would give up his only Son before he'd give up on you."

Six Hours One Friday

Max Lucado

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday and Tuesday of the Holy Week

Events of Monday and Tuesday

Matthew 22, 23 - Jesus continues to teach in parables and continues to answer the questions of the Pharisees and Sadducees.


Passover is being celebrated March 29 - April 6, 2010.

Wishing you a Happy Passover!

Pink Dogwood Blooms

Luke 24:6

"He is not here, but is risen."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

They Didn't Know the Time of His Visitation

Jesus weeps over Jerusalem.

Luk 19:41-44
(41) Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,
(42) saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
(43) For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side,
(44) and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation."

He was to be crucified at the end of the 69th week of Daniel or 483 years after the command to rebuild Jerusalem at the end of the Babylonian captivity.

This is a mathmatical prophecy in Daniel! He gives Israel the exact number of years when the Mashiyach Nagid (the Annointed One) would appear. The exact days are 173,880. (483 yrs times 360 days.) If they had known Daniel, then they would have "known the time of your visitation".

Dan 9:24-27
(24) "Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.
(25) "Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.
(26) "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
(27) Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate."

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday. This event marks the beginning of the last week of Jesus' life.

Luk 19:29-44
(29) And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples,
(30) saying, "Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here.
(31) And if anyone asks you, 'Why are you loosing it?' thus you shall say to him, 'Because the Lord has need of it.' "
(32) So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them.
(33) But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, "Why are you loosing the colt?"
(34) And they said, "The Lord has need of him."
(35) Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him.
(36) And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.
(37) Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,
(38) saying: " 'BLESSED IS THE KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!' Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
(39) And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."
(40) But He answered and said to them, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out."
(41) Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,
(42) saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
(43) For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side,
(44) and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation."
Prophecy fulfilled in Zechariah.
Zec 9:9
(9) "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Empty Tomb and Cross

The Cross, The Empty Tomb and The Resurrection!

John 14:19

"Because I live, you will also live."

Empty Tomb and Cross

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Purple Orchids

Beautiful purple orchids! This is an oil painting from the original photo.

2 Corinthians 5:7
"We walk by faith, not by sight"

Purple Orchids

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Walk by Faith

The Bible encourages us to walk consistantly with the Lord even when it's difficult.

2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

The Message Version

It's what we trust in but don't yet see that keeps us going.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kill the Bill!

Don't let them take over our Healthcare!

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Footprints in the Sand

The famous poem about how God is with us even if we can't visibly see Him.

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand:
one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened
at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it:
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:
"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

Margaret Fishback Powers

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Patriotic Photos - American Flag & Bald Eagle

Here's one of my American USA Flag and Bald Eagle photos.  This is perfect to use for all your patriotic designs!

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Behold His Mercy!

Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ. —Eph 4:32

"[Jesus] wraps a servant's girdle around his waist, takes up the basin, and kneels before one of the disciples. He unlaces a sandal and gently lifts the foot and places it in the basin, covers it with water, and begins to bathe it. One by one, one grimy foot after another, Jesus works his way down the row…
You can be sure Jesus knows the future of these feet he is washing. These twenty-four feet will not spend the next day following their master, defending his cause. These feet will dash for cover at the flash of a Roman sword. Only one pair of feet won't abandon him in the garden. One disciple won't desert him at Gethsemane—Judas won't even make it that far! …
Behold the gift Jesus gives his followers! He knows what these men are about to do… And when they do, he wants them to remember how his knees knelt before them and he washed their feet. He wants them to realize those feet are still clean… He forgave their sin before they even committed it. He offered mercy before they even sought it."
Max Lucado
Just Like Jesus

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easter Lily and Cross

Easter Lily and The Cross

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How Does God Want Us to Live?

Deu 6:5-7

(5) You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

(6) "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.

(7) You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

Deu 6:5-7 Love GOD, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that's in you, love him with all you've got! (6) Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you (7) and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night.

The Message

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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A Close Walk with the Lord

Isaiah 2:3

Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

The Message

Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Scripture Pictures Autumn Path

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Crocus Blooms

"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring."
Bern Williams
White and Purple Crocus Blooms - Welcome Spring!

Purple & White Crocus Blooms

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Manna-fest Episodes

Watch Perry Stone Manna-fest episodes.

Great prophecy and current events shows!

Friday, March 12, 2010

What God Requires of Man

Micah 6:8

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?"

The Message
"But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what GOD is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don't take yourself too seriously-- take God seriously."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Walking with the Lord

Walking close with the Lord is an important part of life.

"Come and let us walk in the light of the LORD."
Isaiah 2:5

Daniel Stowe Garden

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


"The more I study nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator."

Louis Pasteur

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

No Religion Necessary

"If your religion is just a bunch of dos and don'ts, then God isn't interested in it. God wants your genuine faith, not your meaningless rituals. He wants you to respond to Him out of love, not out of compulsion or guilt or habit. He wants you to enjoy the freedom of faith without dreading rigid rules."

From the book "One-Minute Meditations"

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dogwood Easter Cards

White dogwood blooms Easter cards are available through Shutterfly.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Within Us

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Legend of the Dogwood

The Legend of the Dogwood
"In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew To a stately size and a lovely hue. 'Twas strong & firm it's branches interwoven For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.

Seeing the distress at this use of their wood Christ made a promise which still holds good: "Never again shall the dogwood grow Large enough to be used so Slender & twisted, it shall be With blossoms like the cross for all to see.

As blood stains the petals marked in brown The blossom's center wears a thorny crown. All who see it will remember me Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.

Cherished and protected this tree shall be A reminder to all of my agony."

~ Author Unknown ~

Thursday, March 4, 2010

White Dogwood Blooms

Beautiful white blooms from the Dogwood tree. I'm looking forward to Spring!

Luke 24:6

"He is not here, but is risen."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Easter Cards - Empty Tomb

Empty Tomb Photo - Luke 24:6

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

e-Sword Bible Study Software

Download this software program for free! (They do accept donations.) This is great software that I use all the time.

e-Sword Home

The Soul

Matthew 16:26

(NKJV) For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

(MSG) What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for?

Bible Knowledge Commentary

"If it were possible for an individual, in preserving his own life, to gain the whole world, but in the process lose his soul, of what value then would be the possessions of the world? True discipleship involves following Christ and doing His will, wherever that path might lead."

Monday, March 1, 2010

Only One Thing Counts

No one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. —1Co_2:9

"Think about the day Christ comes. There you are in the great circle of the redeemed… Though you are one of a throng, it's as if you and Jesus are all alone…

I'm speculating now, but I wonder if Christ might say these words to you: "I'm so proud that you let me use you. Because of you, others are here today. Would you like to meet them?"

At that point Jesus might turn to the crowd and invite them… One by one, they begin to step out and walk forward.

The first is your neighbor, a crusty old sort who lived next door. To be frank, you didn't expect to see him. "You never knew I was watching," he explains, "but I was. And because of you, I am here." …

It's not long before you and your Savior are encircled by the delightful collection of souls you've touched. Some you know, most you don't, but for each you feel the same… You feel what Paul felt …" "I'm so proud of your faith" (see 1Th_2:19 ).

Max Lucado
Grace for the Moment

The Empty Tomb

Easter is fast approaching. It's on April 4th this year.

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