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Dec 09, 2009 - 9 comments
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  I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw a Cashier hand this little boy some money back. The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old.  The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll.' Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?'' The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy. Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left quickly.

        The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.  'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas. She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.' I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry. But he replied to me sadly. 'No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.'

         His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister .''

        My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed me a very nice photo of himself. He was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won't forget me.'  'I love my mommy and I wish she didn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.'

         Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly. I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!''

         'OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money. The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!'

       Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give it to my sister . He heard me!''   'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.   'My mommy loves white roses.'      

         A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket. I finished my shopping in a totally different state of mind from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.

       Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma.

       Was this the family of the little boy?

       Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the newspaper that the young woman had passed away.  I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was for people to see    and make last wishes before her burial. She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.  

       I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed forever. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.  And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.



BFP.....whatever

Nov 25, 2009 - 23 comments

Okay I am getting tired of seeing everyone elses positive test...and preggo pics and so forth........then when they get their positive they forget bout us that are still trying.............im so sick and tired of seeing others BFP...........its not fair.....................grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  I want to be a mommy too........this is torture pure torture.....okay I had to vent........................................................Lord forgive me ..But I am ready to recieve a lil bundle of joy.

Something To Shout About!!!  A Word of Encouragement

Nov 20, 2009 - 9 comments



November 19, 2009

Something To Shout About!!!  

A Word of Encouragement



Dear Friends in the Faith:

Trust me when I tell you that Thanksgiving Day has little to do with a turkey, a ham, a pie or corn bread dressing.  It has little to do with what NFL team will win at the end of the day and head into the play-offs.  But, it has to do with the grace of God that has kept us all year long!  You see, there comes a time when you owe God a shout!  And, if you can not give Him a shout, you just have to fix your lips to say, "Thank You Jesus!"

Take a moment just think about all that your eyes have seen this year.  Consider all of the people that would just love to be you and have what you have.  Pause to reflect on just how much God has blessed you with, inspite of all of the errors that you have made.  Look back for just a moment and think about the many days that He has kept you, held you, blessed you, fed you, directed you, protected you, and lifted you.  Are you thinking yet?  Consider the fact that you really did not have to be here right now.  But, somehow God saw fit to let you live.  Can you remember the time when you did not have what you have right now?  Who's responsible for your life, your well being, and all that you possess?  Who did it for you?  It was nobody but Jesus Christ!  In fact, if you think about it long enough you will step away from your computer and leap like the man in the photo above!  in short, my friends God has been good to you!

The goodness of God demands a repsponse.  Check out this man in Luke 17:11-19.  Here's how the story flows, "And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.  And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: and they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.  And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests.  And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.  And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?  There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.  And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole" (KJV).  You see, this man just could not keep on going as if nothing had taken place in his life.  When this healed man that had leprosy considered what the Lord had done for him, he turned around, came back and gave Him thanks with passion and purpose.  In short, this man had something to shout about!  And it is my belief that just as the brother in the passage had something to shout about so do we!  So, how do you know when you have something to shout about?

You know that you have something to shout about when God has answered your prayers and petitions.  Okay, let's be totally honest for a moment.  Has the Lord ever done it for you just one time?  Has He ever answered a prayer for you?  If He has, then you have something to shout about.  The men that cry out to Jesus to have mercy on them.  They have leprosy so more than likely their cry was as soft as a faint voice in a busy place.  But, the shouting news of the day is that Jesus heard it!  You see, God doesn't just hear the audible, the Lord hears the natural.  What do I mean by this you ask?  God can hear an oak tree sip water.  God can hear a dove in flight.  And, God can hear your hair grow.  Now if God can hear all of that, surely He can hear your cry and pity your every groan!  If the Lord has ever answered a prayer for you at all, then don't hold your thank you back!  You've got something to shout about!

Secondly, you know that you have something to shout about when God has made some profound provisions for you.  Not long ago I saw a woman dancing in the streets of Beaumont.  I paused to see if everything was alright.  She continued praising God and afterwards she said, "Pastor you don't understand!  My credit was shot after my divorce and I never thought I would ever own a home.  But do you see that house right there?  God gave it to me!  Aint God good?"  Now here's what really deep.  The Lord didn't just provide that sister a house, but He's been providing for all of us all year long.  For the Samaritan in the passage Jesus provided healing.  For the sister that was shouting in the street it was a house.  Here's a great devotional question for you right quick.  What has the Lord provided for you that you could not get for yourself?  If God did for you, then you should do it for Him!  Do what you ask?  Thank Him like you've got something to shout about!

And lastly, you know that you have something to shout about when God gains your public praise.  Many of us treat God like a ugly date that's loaded with cash.  We don't mind spending time with Him behind the scenes, but we don't want people to know that we love Him in public.  You see, we often praise God in private, but we fall short in public.  But here's my philosophy, a dog should bark.  No matter what kind of a dog it is, barking should happen at some time or another.  A fish should swim.  If you have a fish that doesn't swim it is dead and you don't know it.  And, know this I believer should be thankful and shout every now and then.  This man that WAS a leper came back to say thank you.  Ten men were healed and only one came back.  By the law of averages most of us will not thank God the way that we should.  But, here's the real deal.  All you need is one!  One saint with a heart that says "He has been sooooooo good to me that I can not hold my peace!"

When you get to your family gatherings this year you walk in with a spirit of thanksgiving!  No matter what the circumstances are, no matter how hard the year has been, no matter how much money you have or don't have, no matter who's at the table and who's not at the table, and no matter what others have to say about it you open up your mouth and give God a praise!  And remember, if no one else will do it for Him, you do it because you've got something to shout about!!!


Your Friend and His Servant,

Dr. John R. Adolph



Scripture Verse

Psalms 107:22  
  
  And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.






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early ovulation?

Nov 19, 2009 - 1 comments

slight cramps, mood swings, twinging n breast, increase sex drive...so  I dont know

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