Thursday, May 27, 2010

Psalm 86

I loved this Psalm of David.  I don't remember reading it before (though I'm sure I have at some point).  Maybe, it'll be new to you too!  This the NLT version.

Psalm 86
A prayer of David.
1Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.
2Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
3Be merciful to me, O Lord,
for I am calling on you constantly.
4Give me happiness, O Lord,
for I give myself to you.
5O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
6Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry.
7I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble,
and you will answer me.
8No pagan god is like you, O Lord.
None can do what you do!
9All the nations you made
will come and bow before you, Lord;
they will praise your holy name.
10For you are great and perform wonderful deeds.
You alone are God.
11Teach me your ways, O Lord,
that I may live according to your truth!
Grant me purity of heart,
so that I may honor you.
12With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God.
I will give glory to your name forever,
13for your love for me is very great.
You have rescued me from the depths of death.
14O God, insolent people rise up against me;
a violent gang is trying to kill me.
You mean nothing to them.
15But you, O Lord,
are a God of compassion and mercy,
slow to get angry
and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.
16Look down and have mercy on me.
Give your strength to your servant;
save me, the son of your servant.
17Send me a sign of your favor.
Then those who hate me will be put to shame,
for you, O Lord, help and comfort me.
Friday, May 21, 2010

To help you with the not computer people in your life

Do you always have someone who comes to you for computer help?  And no matter how many times you show them something, they just don't seem to get it?  Well, now you have something you can give them to help them when they have questions.  Happy Friday!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kingdom storming! (Updated again!)

*Update 5/15/10*
 McShane was supposed to leave St. Jude's earlier this week, but he stuck around and had some more surgery.  From what I understand, one of the places in his lung where a tumor was removed wasn't closing, so the surgeon had to close it.  From his Facebook post, he seems to be recovering and isn't in too much pain.  He seems to have been a little discouraged (naturally) and I asked people (on FB) to pray for all of them to be encouraged.  Thank you for praying!

I'll update more as I know.  Thank you, Father, for this technology which allows us to spread information to people who will stand at the gates of Your Kingdom and pray for this precious boy.  Oh how I love you so and I'm full of gratitude for all you have done, are doing and will do in McShane's life.

*UPDATE 4/28/10*

Good morning! I thought I'd pass along what I know of McShane to you. Thank you for the prayers and for caring! McShane had three surgeries - 2 to remove tumors from each lung and in between those surgeries, he had a lung collapse, so they took him to surgery for that too.

I think his parents have said it best, so I'll share their words from yesterday with you. This is from Mike:

McShane’s LAST SURGERY!!!!! Went well YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS thank you God we claim his healing in the name of Jesus!!! I love him so MUCH he should be leaving St. Jude’s in about a week and coming back to FLORIDA can't wait to go fishing...

From Hope:


I sure hope better days are ahead! Have you read Psalm 62? It was part of my reading this morning and it's really good! Take a look at it and pray it over these dear people if you have the inclination.

Thank you for being part of our Kingdom storming on McShane's behalf. I love you!



It's been a while since I've posted anything about my nephew, McShane.  He had completed his treatment at St. Jude's in Memphis in February, 2010 and he was sent home, cancer free!  We all celebrated this news!

While he may still be cancer free, two tumors have shown up on his lungs (one on each lung).  He and his parents are back at St. Jude's and tomorrow he'll have surgery to remove one tumor and then next week he'll have the other tumor removed.  It won't be until the tumors are removed will the doctor know if the cancer has returned.

Would you please join us in storming the Kingdom on McShane's behalf?  I pray for the surgeon's hands, the tumors to be non-cancerous, and for him and his parents to know the peace that transcends all understanding.  Thank you so much~
Friday, May 14, 2010

Receiving and Waiting

Another post of someone else's to share - but it's just so relevant to me.  When I was in India, my roommate and fellow church member gave me Psalm 27 to claim as my own.  I told her that what I saw when I read it was "wait".  I shared how that's not what I wanted!  Who wants to wait?  I think I remember hearing God chuckle when I said that and whisper "just wait".  So, I'm in a season of waiting patiently on the Lord and I'm believing Him for a miraculous restoration.  Any time I read something related to my current season, I feel compelled to share it.  Who knows - you might be going through something yourself.  Or, maybe I just want to refer to it again.  (I know I pray the Prayer for the Lost continuously.) Without making you wait any longer (ha ha ha I'm so funny)...thank You Lord for a sense of humor :0)

Receiving and Waiting

In your walk with God two things will always be true: You will be receiving from Him and you will be waiting upon Him. Your faith must trust Him for both. You need to receive from Him what is yours for today and wait upon Him for what will be yours tomorrow.
What are the things that are yours today and your faith can receive? Here are a few—you don’t have to wait for His peace, His grace, His mercies, His forgiveness, His cleansing, His truth, His salvation, His strength, His presence, His life, His blessing, His love.
Even though there are many things that are yours today because you are in Christ, there are also things that require your faith to wait. They include prayers you are waiting to see answered, promises you are waiting to be fulfilled, bible prophecies you are waiting to see happen, God’s timing in relation to your personal guidance, clarity to take the next step, and the coming of the Bridegroom returning for His bride.
What should your faith do in response to what is yours today? Receive! What should your faith do in response to what will be yours another day? Rest! As you wait upon the Lord, wait with a quiet heart, not an anxious one; with a thankful heart, not a complaining one; with a peaceful heart, not a striving one; with a hopeful heart, not a discouraged one; with a confident heart, not an uncertain one; with a steadfast heart, not a wavering one; with a patient heart, not a hasty one.
You do not need to try and control or manipulate your future. God is able to fulfill all that He has said and all that He has promised. As you wait, continue to pray, continue to trust, continue to believe, continue to hold hope in your heart, continue to obey, and continue to rejoice every more. You have a God who cannot and will not fail!
His timing and His timetable are always perfect. He knows what He is doing and He does it well. Remember, all creation testifies to the wisdom of His ways—in time the green fruit ripens, the wheat becomes golden, the baby bird takes flight, the sapling spreads its branches, the peonies flower, the gardenia gives its fragrance, the sunflower brings forth its abundance of seeds.
Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.
Psalm 27:14 NLT
Friday, May 7, 2010

MercyMe The Generous Mr. Lovewell

MercyMe has released a new album called The Generous Mr. Lovewell.  Mercy me it's good!  There's one song on there that just about brought me to my knees when I first heard it, but I was driving, so that wasn't really possible.  I wanted to see if I could share it on here - it's called Beautiful.  I'm going to post the lyrics...oh they are beautiful.

Days will come when you don’t have the strength. When all you hear is, you’re not worth anything. Wondering if you ever could be loved. And if they truly saw your heart, they’d see too much.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful. You are made for so much more than all of this. You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful. You are treasured. You are sacred. You are His. You’re beautiful.

Pray that you have the heart to fight. ‘Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight. For all the lies you’ve held inside so long. They are nothing in the shadow of the cross.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful. You are made for so much more than all of this. You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful. You are treasured. You are sacred. You are His. You’re beautiful.

Before you ever took a breath. Long before the world began. Of all the wonders He possessed, there was one more precious. Of all the earth and skies above, you’re the one He madly loves enough to die.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful. In His eyes.
(I can't figure out how to post the song...may not be a way right now.  But, oh it's worth listening to.)