Monday, May 28, 2012

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE - BEN JACKS, BUGLER OF TAPS

BENJAMIN JOSEPH JACKS
BUGLER ~ TAPS

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Benjamin joined the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets in 2008 and remains a Cadet, his 
rank being Petty Officer Second Class.  Since he was very young and witnessed 
the 911 tragedy while home sick, it has been hisgoal to join the U.S. Navy.  Upon 
graduation next year from Penta CareerCenter in Criminal Justice and 
Lake High School, he will serve in the United States Navy, serving the 
United States - the land that he loves and feels called to defend.  

Love, mom


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thanks, Mama!

Since I can remember, my mom has done part of her DAILY devotions from the "Streams In The Desert" book by Mrs. Chas E. Cowman (original version) for years.  A few weeks ago, I was physically in a critical dilemma which landed me in the ICU for a few days.  Upon my release, I received a text message from mom to check out the April 5th reading in this book...by the way, I had went into the hospital on that date.  The devotional is from 2 Kings 4:4 - "Thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon they sons."  I believe all of us can benefit from this devotional.  In fact, I read it every day...THANKS, MOM!
                                                                                                                                                                
"They were to be alone with God, for they were not dealing with the laws of nature, nor human government, nor the church, nor the priesthood, nor even with the great prophet of God, but they must needs be isolated from all creatures, from all leaning circumstances, from all props of human reason, and swung off, as it were, into the vast blue inter-stellar space, hanging on God alone, in touch with the fountain of miracles.Here is the part in the programme of God's dealings, a secret chamber of isolation in prayer and faith which every soul must enter that is very fruitful.


There are times and places where God will form a mysterious wall around us, and cut away all props, and all the ordinary ways of doing things, and shut us up to something Divine, which is utterly new and unexpected, something that old circumstances do not fit into, where we do not know just what will happen, where God is cutting the cloth of our lives on a new pattern, where He makes us look to Himself.Most religious people live in a sort of treadmill life, where they can calculate almost everything that will happen, but the souls that God leads out into immediate and special dealings, He shuts in where all they know is that God has hold of them, and is dealing with them, and their expectation is from Him alone.


Like this widow, we must be detached from outward  things and attached inwardly to the Lord alone in order to see His wonders. - Soul Food  
In the sorest trials, God often makes the sweetest discoveries of Himself. - Gems"

"God sometimes shuts the door and shuts us in,
That He may speak, perchance through grief or pain,
And softly, heart to heart, above the din,
May tell some precious thought to us again."






Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Something New For Me....

May 23 of 2012 ~ Good morning!  

I have always wanted to do a blog, but never seemed to find the time or energy.   Well, I figured there is no time like the present, uh?  

This site will be one of encouragement and, thus, the title of the blog, "MY GOD MOMENTS".  Not only will I be sharing my God moments, scripture, quotes, etc..., but I would also like to encourage you to post the same on this site.  "God Moments" are continual in all of our lives whether we see them at the time or not.  I pray that this blog will encourage us all to reflect on God's blessings and grace in our lives, giving Him the glory.  

Of course, I could not close this posting without sharing my favorite scripture in the Bible...a scripture that continues to hold true in my life...a scripture that gives me peace and assurance.  Here ya go...


Ephesians 3:14-21

"My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who
parcels out all heaven and earth.  I ask Him to strengthen you by His Spirit - not a
brute strength but a glorious inner strength - that Christ will live in you as you open
the door and invite Him in.  And I ask Him that with both feet planted firmly on love,
you'll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of
Christ's love.  Reach out and experience the breadth!  Test its strength!  Plumb the depths!
Rise to the heights!  Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.

God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess
or request in your wildest dreams!  He does it not by pushing us around but by
working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us."