Saturday, November 24, 2007
- food on my table
- clothes on my back
- clean water
- the air I breathe
- each breathe I take
- Love (ability to give and receive)
- Pastors (past and present)
- for each new day
- the smell of rain on pavement
- having a job
- being called to work with children
- being a Hospice volunteer (puts a lot in perspective)
The list can go on and on but most of all, I am thankful, that I still have a heart that is filled with an attitude of gratitude.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
And there Jesus was leaving the city of Jericho
People were following Him-for they hated to see Him go.
Blind Bartimeus was there on the road and heard Jesus was passing by
He was overwhelmed,he wanted healing so with a loud voice he began to cry-
"Oh Jesus,Son of David,have mercy upon me"
"I am a blind man and my desire is to see!"
The people there said "Hush up! He doesn't have time for you!
"Just sit there and be quiet Jesus has much better things to do!"
But Blind Bartimeus cried even louder "Son of David,have mercy upon me
I am a blind man and my desire is to see!"
Right there in that moment Jesus stopped-yes He stood still
For He had heard a voice of faith calling out to Him at will.
Jesus said to the people "Tell him,tell him to come here!"
And they did just that saying "Bartimeus,be of good cheer!"
"For Jesus has called you,so get up,get up,arise!
"He may have compassion upon you, yes He may heal your eyes!"
So Bartimeus got up and cast His garment away
His garment of doubt and pain and fear-those things could no longer stay!
And Jesus said to him "What is it? What shall I do for you?
Your voice was louder than the rest-above them all I heard you!"
"Lord," Bartimeus said "I want to receive my sight today."
"I know if I want to see,then You are the only Way!"
Jesus said "Your faith,your faith has made you whole."
"So go on you way Bartimeus,now onto other people you won't have to hold!"
Immediately he received his sight,yes Bartimeus was no longer blind!
He was made whole. He was set free-soul,body and mind.
The garment he layed down,he did not return to get it
For He was a free man now....so what could he do with it?
I know that man Jesus Who can do the same for you!
He heals every affliction and every pain He'll carry you through.
So ARISE! I say-put down that garment and cry out-
"Jesus,I am afflicted,I come in faith and not in doubt!"
"Hear my cry,my Lord- Have mercy upon me."
For I am blind as Bartimeus once was and my desire is to see."
Now unto Him Who is able to keep me from falling-the Lover of my Soul-Jesus Christ
Friday, November 9, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
I was feeling under the weather this weekend so, I made an appointment to see my doctor. The nurse gave me a gown and told me to slip it on and the doctor would be right with me. As I was getting undressed I heard "Great and Mighty" playing. Not thinking about the fact that there was no music playing anywhere else in the office, I thought, "Wow, how wonderful. They are piping Gospel music through the intercom." I listened for a while, and then remembered that I had changed my ringtone the night before and the music was coming from my phone. (LOL)
I had my first visit with my Hospice clients last week. Since it was my first visit, a veteran volunteer went with me. The visits went well. I must say that I am not happy with the overall care given at the nursing home that they are in though. Anyway, one of my clients is an alzheimer's patient. We all know how that disease can make you regress to another time period in your life. Well, this lady saw me and I guess it put her in a time warp to pre-civil rights because she started telling me a story about how someone she knew was going to get him a black boy. I patiently smiled and listen as she relayed the story. Then before I left I asked her if I could pray with her...and I did. After visiting some of my other clients, We passed by her again. She was sitting in the same place staring off in space. As we walked by her, We told her that we would be back soon to visit her. With a big bright smile and a giggle, she boldly proclaimed, "I hope not". All I could do was laugh because I was sure that she meant to think that and not say. it.