Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Time for Q&A


I think everyone played games of some kind growing up,
and some of us still play games today.

I've always been a game player!

What was your favorite game to play as a child?
I loved to play 'Go Fish.' 
Momma would play it with me when I was very little.

Do you play video games now?
I play a lot of games on the computer...does that count?

What’s your favorite gambling game?
I've never played gambling games, well, except for poker.  My older brothers would play and taught me, we weren't allowed to play for money, not even pennies.  So we played with match sticks.

Do you prefer card games or board games?
I like both.   I love Scramble and I love canasta.
 
Do you ever play drinking games?
Nope!

Are you good at Chess?
One game I never learned how to play.

Have you ever played Dungeons & Dragons?
Did you like it?
Never played this one!

Do you ever play solitaire when you’re bored?
Yes, I play solitaire all the time.  Every day!

Are you good at Trivial Pursuit?
Depends on the subject.

Have you ever been on a game show? Which one?
No, but I think it would be fun to be a contestant on
The Price is Right.

And.....

I love to play.....


Pinball !!!

I don't play the machines much anymore because I'm never where they have pinball machines.  I played often as a teen-ager and I've played over the years as an opportunity would come along.

Mr D loves to play dominoes!
We've spent many hours playing 42.

Until Next Time

"The point of your life is to point to Him.
Whatever you are doing God wants to be glorified,
because this whole thing is His."
Francis Chan






Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Timothy ~ Abundant Life ~ Praise Journal

A little trivia about Timothy....

In 1st Timothy 1:2, Paul referred to Timothy as a 'true son in the faith.' In 2nd Timothy 1:2, Paul calls him a beloved son. There is no doubt that Paul thought highly of a very young Timothy.


As Paul planted churches around the Mediterranean and converted thousands to Christianity, he realized he needed a trustworthy person to carry on after he died. He chose the zealous young disciple Timothy.

Timothy means "honoring God."

Timothy was the product of a mixed marriage. His Greek (Gentile) father is not mentioned by name. Eunice, his Jewish mother, and his grandmother Lois taught him the Scriptures from the time he was a young boy.

Timothy acted as Paul's scribe and co-author of the books of  2 Corinthians, Philippians,
 Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and Philemon. He accompanied Paul on his missionary journeys, and when Paul was in prison, Timothy represented Paul at Corinth and Philippi. For a time, Timothy was also imprisoned for the faith. He converted untold people to the Christian faith.

Despite his young age, Timothy was respected by fellow believers. Well-grounded in Paul's teachings, Timothy was a reliable evangelist skilled at presenting the gospel.

Church tradition holds that after Paul's death, Timothy served as bishop of the church at Ephesus,
a seaport on the west coast of Asia Minor, until A.D. 97. At that time a group of pagans were celebrating the feast of Catagogion, a festival in which they carried images of their gods about the streets. Timothy met and scolded them for their idolatry. They beat him with clubs, and he died two days later.

From my Praise Journal

....And a little talk about an abundant life.

Some believers live a life that is like a dwindling, trickling little stream that barely gives evidence of its existence. Others live a life that is overflowing with the spiritual blessings of the redeemed:


Joy, Peace and Hope.

When Jesus was here on this earth, He said that He came to give us “abundant life”,  This is a life that is overflowing with all the blessings of the Spirit of God.
 
Some examples of this kind of living are the Apostles of our Lord. Before they were filled with the Spirit, they were prone to failures, petty jealousy and other sins of the flesh. However, after Pentecost, they were changed men! They were filled with power and joy. Even in the darkest hours, they were able to rest in their faith in the Lord, These were men who had joy in spite of persecution. They lived a life of overflowing spiritual blessings. 

This is a life that is available to every single one of God’s children.

Many of us are just like the disciples. There was Simon Peter the loudmouth, James and John the hot heads, Thomas the skeptic and Nathaniel the pessimist. They were all full of themselves and living anything but an abundant life.  At Pentecost, when they received by faith that which Jesus had for them they were forever changed. They each received a life that clearly bubbled over with power, authority and glory.

How do they get it? By faith!

Joy, Peace and Hope, that's what all men are seeking. So many have exhausted fortunes, and spent countless years seeking these things. But, they cannot be bought. They can only be found in Jesus. He is the true source. Joy, Peace and Hope are the personal possession of every person who has the abundant Christian life.

     We obtain the abundant Christian life by faith in God and by the work of the Holy Spirit within us.


~ Just Believe ~


The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

Today's Inspiration From:
sermonnotes.org

Until Next Time,
Wishing you an abundant life
through our Lord, Jesus Christ.