ARE YOU LIKE ME AND THE COUNTLESS OTHERS; STRUGGLING TO MAINTAIN YOUR FAITH AND STRENGTH IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES? You are not alone, and you can not get what you need from celebrities with all the answers. What we all need is free, because one Man paid for it with His precious life. John 3:16 and we were ALL "BORN TO BE BLESSED!"
This Website will continue to provide tools to help maintain your Faith & Strength, but fighting ALL Radical Islamic groups is becoming priority #1.
Sorry it's been a while folks, however, I am making changes and adding some great stuff in the form of Music, Information/Blogs, and a new Product Line for FaithandStrength! Please bear with me and keep checking back.
Also, just FYI, MercyMe has a new CD with a release date of April 8th & NEEDTOBREATHE also has a new CD that will be released on April 15th!!!!! I am totally psyched and can't wait for these 2 new releases!!
I also have some new music information on some great bands regarding their new music and touring schedules. Bands like: TFK, Casting Crowns, Disciple, Decyfer Down, etc.... so, you can see - VALUABLE INFO!!
Come on folks, I'd really like to hear some suggestions. In the meantime, I am working to get the FaithandStrength Tee-Shirts done! Check out this rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" by a group called Madison Rising:
The new "Prayer of the Week":
(from my Celebrate Recovery workbook)
Heavenly Father and Savior, You are the ONE and ONLY Higher Power. I want to daily turn my will over to You, to daily seek Your direction and wisdom for my life. Please continue to help me overcome my; hurts, hang-ups, and habits, and may the victory over them help others, as they see Your power at work in changing my life. Help me to do Your will always! In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Some verses to keep ourselves in check:
"Treat others as you want them to treat you." (Luke 6'31, TLB) (sound familiar?)
"Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others." (Colossians :13, TLB)
"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things." (Romans 2:1)
"Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven." (Luke 6'37)
"And forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us." (Matthew 6:12, TLB)
"So what should we say about this? If God is with us, no one can defeat us." (Gives me goosebumps)
(Romans 8:31, NCV)
Faith, Hope , & Prayer are
some of the strongest tools we have at our disposal! This is no bull, even though you may have heard these words all your life - They hold the key to a truly happy and successful Christian life!
We plan to be your; one-stop-shop from Personal Blogs, Personal Testimonies, some cool tee-shirts, and numerous tools for improving your walk with Jesus Christ, and finally kicking it up with some serious Christian Rock Music!
There are SO MANY AWESOME CHRISTIAN ROCK BANDS!!!!!!! Check out the "Music" page for much more!!
PLEASE CLICK ON SONG BELOW AND TURN UP SPEAKERS FOR MORE ENJOYABLE BROWSING!!
I know we all hate getting chain emails, but some are better than others, and you never know when one might be just what you need:
The woman whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang.
But, the woman did not hear.
So the woman yelled, "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky.
But, the woman did not listen.
The woman looked around and said, "God let me see you." And a star shone brightly.
But the woman did not see.
And, the woman shouted, "God show me a miracle." And, a life was born.
But, the woman did not notice.
So, the woman cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are here."
Whereupon, God reached down and touched the woman. But, the woman brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
I found this to be a great reminder that God is always around us in the little and simple things that we take for granted ... even in our electronic age..
So I would like to add one more:
The woman cried, "God, I need your help!" And an e-mail arrived reaching out with good news and encouragement.
But, the woman deleted it and continued crying .
Should the U.S. pull out of Chicago?
Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago compared to 221 killed in Iraq, and Chicago has One of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
President: Barack Hussein Obama
Senator: Dick Durbin
House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.
Governor: Pat Quinn
House leader: Mike Madigan
Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Mayor: Rahm Emanuel
Police Director: McCarthy (former Newark Police Dir.)
The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats. Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago (just like Newark). Of course, they're all blaming each other. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren't any!
Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren't any! (just like Newark).
State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, (just like NJ) worst in country.Can’t blame Republicans; there aren't any! Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren't any! This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois.
And he is going to “fix” Washington politics for us???
George Ryan is no longer governor; he is in the big house. Of course he was replaced by Rob Blagojevich who is... that's right, also in the big house. And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a couple of weeks ago. That’s because he Is fighting being sent to… right again, the big house!
The Land of Lincoln, where governors make our license plates!!!!
Each month we will have a featured Personal Testimony that just may save your life! If you have one you'd like to share, please let us know. Who knows, it just may be your story that changes/saves another life!
One thing we cannot forget, EVER!, and that is the fact that each one of us is a miraculous creation of our Lord God Almighty! No matter how bad things seem to get, God made us a promise that he will not give us more than we can handle!
-Being a Christian is not easy at all, but the rewards are/will be great! But you MUST use these tools every day! We live in an awful world, full of temptations that satan just loves to see us trip up on.
-I live with unbearable, chronic pain, like so many others, and I have no doubt God will cure me in His timing! Until then, I rely on my Faith, Hope, and continuous Prayer.
ALSO, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: Mathew tells us in 6:33, "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
If God is with us, no one can defeat
us." (Romans 8:31, NCV)