Ten Commandments For Children
Ten Commandments For Husband’s And Fathers
Ten Commandments For Wife’s And Mothers
Ten Commandments For Drivers
NOT JUST FISH, BUT HIS VERY SELF
This symbol may have come from the miraculous story of the loaves and fishes, or from the meal of fish Jesus shared with His disciples.
It is an ancient symbol used to communicate our Christian faith to each other and to the world.
The Greek letters are an acronym for the phrase:
JESUS CHRIST, SON OF GOD, SAVIOR
THE LORD'S PRAYER IN PERSPECTIVE
I cannot pray "OUR",
if my faith has no room for others and their need.
I cannot pray "FATHER",
if I do not demonstrate this relationship to God in my daily living.
I cannot pray "WHO ART IN HEAVEN",
if all of my interests and pursuits are in earthly things.
I cannot pray "HALLOWED BE THY NAME",
if I am not striving for God's help to be holy.
I cannot pray "THY KINGDOM COME",
if I am unwilling to accept God's rule in my life.
I cannot pray "THY WILL BE DONE",
if I am unwilling or resentful of having it in my life.
I cannot pray "IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN",
unless I am truly ready to give myself to God's service here and now.
I cannot pray "GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD",
without expending honest effort for it or if I would withhold from my neighbor the bread I receive.
I cannot pray "FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US",
if I continue to harbor a grudge against anyone.
I cannot pray "LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION",
if I deliberately choose to remain in a situation where I am likely to be tempted.
I cannot pray "DELIVER US FROM EVIL",
if I am not prepared to fight for the quality of my life and that of others through watchful prayer.
I cannot pray "THINE IS THE KINGDOM",
if I am unwilling to obey the King.
I cannot pray "THINE IS THE POWER AND THE GLORY",
if I am seeking power for myself and my own glory first.
I cannot pray ''FOREVER AND EVER",
if I am too anxious about each day's affairs.
I cannot pray "AMEN",
unless I honestly say "Not MY will, but Thy will be done, so let it be.
IF JESUS CAME TO YOUR HOUSE
If Jesus came to your house to spend a
day or two ―
If He came unexpectedly, I wonder what
Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room
to such an honored Guest,
And all the food you’d serve to
Him would be the very best,
And you would keep assuring Him
you’re glad to have Him there ―
That serving Him in your own home is
joy beyond compare.
But ― when you saw Him coming,
would you meet Him at the door
With arms outstretched in welcome to
your heavenly Visitor?
Or would you have to change your
clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the
Bible where they’d been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope
He hadn’t heard?
And wish you hadn’t uttered that last,
loud, hasty word?
Would you hide your worldly music and
put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or
would you rush about?
And I wonder ― if the Saviour spent
a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing the things
you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things
you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does
from day to day?
Would your family conversation keep
up its usual pace?
And would you find it hard each meal
to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always
sing, and read the books you read,
And let Him know the things on which
your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Jesus with you every-
where you’d planned to go?
Or would you, maybe, change your plans
for just a day or so?
Would you be glad to have Him meet
your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they’d stay away
until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay
forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief
when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the
things that you would do
If Jesus Christ in person came to spend
some time with you.
-Lois Kendall Blanchard
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
“When we really begin to understand
that God is everywhere, in everyone,
alive in the world always, then life
become a joy, not a burden, and other
people a sign of possibility, not danger.
Then we learn to laugh again.”
Sr. Joan Chittister, OSBForgiveness is:
A gift to yourself first and foremost - A gift to the other person secondary.
It is a process, and not a sudden act.
It is not a way to forget, but to grow.
Love Beyond Compare
I went into the church todayTo Pray on bended knee
And when I spoke in prayer to GodI know He answered me.
He banished all my doubts and fearsAnd told me what to do
Though not a word He spoke aloudHis Thoughts were loud and true.
I felt His presence there with meHe dispelled every care
I felt His warmth envelope meWith love beyond compare.
LORD, SPEAK TO ME, THAT I MAY SPEAK
Lord, speak to me, that I may speakIn living echoes of Thy tone;
As Thou hast sought, so let me seekThy erring children lost and lone.
O teach me, Lord, that I may teachThe precious thing Thou dost impart;
And wing my words, that they may reachThe hidden depths of many a heart.
O fill me with Thy fullness, Lord,Until my very heart o’erflow
In kindling thought and glowing word,Thy Love to tell, Thy praise to show.
O Use me, Lord, use even me,Just as Thou wilt, and when and where;
Until Thy blessed face I see,Thy rest, Thy Joy, Thy glory share.
SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THAT
I want to thank you, Lord,
For being close to me so far this day.With your help I haven't been impatient, lost my temper, been grumpy, judgmental, or envious of anyone.
BUT I WILL BE GETTING OUT OF BED IN A MINUTE
and I think I will really need your help then.AMEN