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I Will Remember

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Here we are – Passion Week – the last week of Jesus’ ministry here on earth. Often I will rent various ‘Easter’ movies during this time so I can focus on what it must have been like for Jesus.  I’m not sure if I will this year, and I’m not sure why, I guess I’ll give that some thought. The movie that hits me the hardest, because to me it seems so incredibly ‘real’, is the ‘The Passion of the Christ’.  It breaks my heart.  

It is just a movie right? But since I am a visual person, seeing those images takes me to the place . . . the betrayal, the denying, the pain, the crucifixion.  So I’m not sure if I’ll watch it again, but I am thinking about this week, Jesus, His walk, His life, the miracles, the healing, His purpose, His Love!

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Hallelujah we know Easter is coming.  We know this is not the end!  We know there is more to the story… but for today, I want to remember the cross.

Thank you Lord for saving my soul

Thank you Lord for making me whole

Thank you Lord for giving to me,

Thy great salvation, so rich and free.

(by Seth and Bessie Sykes)

I’d also like to share this song with you…

 

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‘Til Next Time –

Delinda

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YES! He Is!

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WOW!  What a glorious day!   I love Easter! It’s my favorite holiday!  A celebration of life and hope!

 

YES! He is Alive!

         YES! He is Risen! Hallelujah!

                YES! He is Lord!

If it weren’t for Easter, there would be no need for Christmas. Jesus would be just some other prophet or teacher. But He lives!

 

Yes! He is Everything!

 

I have a song I want to share with you.  I promise that I won’t be putting music and songs for all my posts, but I can’t resist during this special and holy time. I’m a singer, I love to worship and praise our Risen Lord – just can’t help myself.  (Next week I’ll get back to my regular writing.)

 

The beautiful music and orchestration in the following song was written by Larry Walker, for a citywide Easter sunrise service here in Las Vegas.  The words are the Lord’s, given to me. Thank you Jesus! Lord, You Are!  Everything!

 

 YOU ARE!

 

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

 

‘Til next time –

 

Delinda

 

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I Will Remember…

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I WILL REMEMBER

written by Joanna Carlson

 

This is a song I recorded last year, written by Joanna Carlson.  I share it with you because this is Holy week and I want to remember.  I want to be really mindful of what this time means to us as Believers. To take some time each day to reflect and to think, to pay attention.  

 

I started watching Christian movies this weekend, and am going to continue throughout this week. Now I realize that ‘movies’ aren’t the true scripture and they aren’t the perfect representation of God’s Word, far from it.  ONLY His Word is that. So of course, I will be reading the Word, the Bible, and asking God to show me what He has for me.

The thing is that movies help me, as a visual learner, to see the pictures of the events. Several have been really bad, and some of them really good. Sunday night I watched The Passion of the Christ. It broke my heart. It is so visual, makes it so real. It made me appreciate His sacrifice all the more.

 

It made me weep for my Savior, to think He chose to endure the ridicule, the pain, the suffering and rejection… for me and for you. He didn’t have to, He chose to. Not only that, but it showed the inhumanity of man toward each other. They laughed at Him, enjoyed causing Him pain, they wanted to kill Him.  Why as people do we do this to each other? Why do we bomb each other? Why do people go into schools and community centers and kill? Why do men kidnap and force young girls into sex trafficking? Our world is fallen. It is evil.

That why He came. To save us… from sin… from ourselves.

So this week I want to remember His pain, His sacrifice, and most of all His Love! Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my heart, my all.

 

‘Til Next Time. . .

 

HAVE A BLESSED DAY !

Delinda

 

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40 Days of Love … Kindness

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LENT – I was raised in the Baptist Church, Southern Baptist, to be exact, and we never really talked about Lent, the 40 days of preparation, or ‘giving up’ something during that time.  I had friends that went to the Catholic Church, and they would always give up something during that time to focus on preparation and to take a little more time in prayer.  Somehow I just didn’t ‘get it’.

 

As I continue on my spiritual journey, I find I want to spend a little time and more focus during this time.  When I lived in Chicago my neighbor Susie and I went to a Non-Denom church where I grew more in understanding and decided to make some changes and decisions about what I’d like to do during this time.
So I decided to ‘give up’ something, but I also decided to follow an idea my friend Joy shared with me.  She ‘Gives’ something of herself each day of Lent.  I love that.  She does a random act of kindness each day.   So I decided to do ‘something special’,  a ‘kindness’, share a little of His love each day.  It may be to a stranger, friend , or family member, maybe write a card of encouragement or call someone I know needs a friend.  I pray God will move in my spirit and show me ways to do this.  Jesus took these 40 days and because of His love for us, he walked to the cross.  I want to think about that, remember that, and show a little more love to others.

 

Honestly, I have missed a few days, ALREADY, but I know that I am not condemned.  I will continue on, and I think I’ll add a day after Easter for each one I miss.  Ummmmm, maybe this is a habit that will continue throughout the year.  Right now, it’s forty days until Easter… plus the ones I add on.
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Just thought I’d let you know.
‘Til next time

BLESSINGS!

Delinda

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Bury Me with a Fork …

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Bury me with a fork?  What?  You are probably thinking I’ve really gone off the deep end… what could this be about?

The following story came to me from my friend Lydia.  She heard it from someone, who heard it from someone, so we don’t know who to give credit.  If it is yours, I apologize, let me know and I’ll post it.  It is also possible it isn’t a true story, but the lesson is still there. Thanks Lydia for sharing.

It made me stop and think, so I am sharing with you. It’s a little longer than my usual posts, but I think it is worth it.

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There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live.  As she was getting her things ‘in order,’ she contacted her Pastor. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.  Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

‘There’s one more thing,’ she said excitedly.

‘What’s that?’ came the Pastor’s reply?

‘This is very important,’ the young woman continued. ‘I want to be buried with a fork in my Right hand.’

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.

That surprises you, doesn’t it?’ the young woman asked.

‘Well, to be honest, I’m puzzled by the request,’ said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. ‘My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, ‘Keep your fork.’ It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming…like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!’

So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder ‘What’s with the fork?’ Then I want you to tell them: ‘Keep your fork …the best is yet to come.’

The Pastor’s eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. He also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman’s casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, ‘What’s with the fork?’ And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come. Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share. Being friends with someone is not an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility.

And just remember…keep your fork!  The BEST is yet to come! (Ummm I think there’s a song about that…)

Blessings

Delinda

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