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Thanks to all who served!

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Now, a special prayer….

Veteran’s Day Prayer

By: Joanna Fuchs

Dear Lord,

Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.

 

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Please…whenever possible tell a Vet how much you appreciate him/her for his/her service to our country. Freedom isn’t free; it comes with a steep price!

May God bless you and yours!

#a2zchallenge Prayer of repentance

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Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.  ~Psalm 51:1-2 NKJV

This week my A-Z Challenge posts have included images from my Cades Cove photo shoot from the last two Saturdays. I thought these photos suited the prayer of repentance.

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The doors are always open at the house of God. The door may belong to building like this or in your living room. Calling upon God has no boundaries.

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At the foot of the cross, I told Jesus I was a sinner. He forgave me and calls me His own.

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I remember the church on the hill from my childhood and hearing the comfort from the low tone bell telling the community church is starting.

DSC_1102One day, the dead in Christ will rise and those alive believing will join them to meet Jesus in the clouds. I serve a risen Savior. Happy Easter!

Linking up with other photographers each Friday from around the world for their Skywatch Friday. Come join the fun!

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To all of my dear friends

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As the old year fades away and the New Year rushes in my hope for you, is that you will make more time to enjoy the simpleness of each day and my prayer for you is nothing short of good fortune to follow you every day with lots of happiness – spiritually, physically, emotionally & financially.  May God’s blessings be with you and …
{{{To you}}}

Love,
Cathy

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PUSH

Years ago, I received an email entitled PUSH. Push. Push? Not push as in the word, but push as in an acronym P.U.S.H.

 

I had no clue what P.U.S.H meant, but I found encouragement with this little four letter word in a whole new way. So simple and yet so inspiring the way someone so clever put this together for the greater good for some one’s spiritual wellness.

There has been times in my life where this is all I know to do – pray until something happens and cling to God’s word “faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen.” In the late 90s was one such time.  DH got laid off. Jobs in our area were few and far between it seemed. One week turned into another before melting into months which gave way to one year, then two, and three years of unemployment. P.U.S.H is all I could do.

At the turn of 2000 God answered our prayers providing DH with an opportunity to work in another state far, far from home. It wasn’t exactly where what we had planned, but grateful for the job.

We did not move. Instead, DH worked hundreds of miles away from home and visited us once a month. It was hard, but I remained hopeful of the things I couldn’t see or understand. I knew God had something planned for us.

While DH was out-of-town working, I helped him with his job hunting. I worked relentlessly 15 hours or more each day posting his résumé on every known lead crossing my path until one day a head hunter contacted me with a solid prospect in East Tennessee.

His new job was in Chattanooga just 2-hours south-west of us. That’s a long drive, but doable daily. Yep, it was hard. However, our appreciation superseded any thoughts of whining. We took a huge leap of faith several months earlier with DH’s job elsewhere and this felt like a walk in the park in comparison. This single act of faith taught us many things, things which helped us with dealing with his last lay-off in 2010. God rewarded our faithfulness mega folds with an immediate placement with a job in town.

Prayer works; remember when all else fails to P.U.S.H!

Thinking about my Christian heritage and deep ties of faith and prayer inspired my earlier post intended to go up yesterday. I  want to invite you to view my Wordless Wednesday post entitled Peaceful Place.

My T2Q are:

1. Do you pray along or do you ask others to pray for you?

2. Does prayer make you uncomfortable?

Bonus: What is the most important answered prayer you witnessed in recent years?

Visit Miss Jenny and the rest of the Alphabe-Thursday classroom for more homework assignments of the letter ‘P’ and while you’re hopping around, be sure to play along with Miss Amanda in her latest edition of Thursday Two Questions.