Sunday, February 21, 2010

Matthew 13:47-52 - The Parable of the Net

47 "Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. 49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 "Have you understood all these things?" Jesus asked.
"Yes," they replied.

52 He said to them, "Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old."

Friday, February 19, 2010


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Angel voices, ever singing, round Thy throne of light,
Angel harps, forever ringing, rest not day or night;
Thousands only live to bless Thee, and confess Thee Lord of might.

Thou Who art beyond the farthest mortal eye can scan,
Can it be that Thou regardest songs of sinful man?
Can we feel that Thou art near us and wilt hear us? Yea, we can.

Yea, we know Thy love rejoices o’er each work of Thine;
Thou didst ears and hands and voices for Thy praise combine;
Craftsman’s art and music’s measure for Thy pleasure didst design.

Here, great God, today we offer of Thine own to Thee;
And for Thine acceptance proffer, all unworthily,
Hearts and minds, and hands and voices, in our choicest melody.

Honor, glory, might and merit, Thine shall ever be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, blessed Trinity;
Of the best that Thou hast given earth and Heaven render Thee.

Words: Francis Pott, 1861.

I've been a bit disappointed there has not been a better turn-out for my little challenge - Please read 
Angels for an Angel - A call for others to be angels on earth.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Angel Quote by Sally Sharp

Join in on the movement and go out
and do a random act of kindness.
Then say, "My Angel made me do it."
~ Sally Sharp ~

Monday, February 15, 2010

Matthew 13:36-43 - The Parable of the Weeds Explained

36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."
37 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

40 "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Angels for an Angel

A call for others to be angels on earth.

This past week I had the pleasure and joy of becoming acquainted with a terrific little angel named Aiden.

Aiden or as his parents call him ‘Toot’ suffers from a rare disease called Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). To be honest I had never heard of aHUS until I met Aiden and his mother and had to do some internet research myself. This disease is so rare that only about 300 cases.

At this time there is no cure for aHUS which results in kidney and blood cell damage. Because the disease is most commonly transmitted as the result of both parents carrying a gene contributing to aHUS parents and family are not good possibilities for kidney transplants when needed.

So how can you be an angel for Aiden?

Prayers – I’m asking, challenging others to pray for Aiden, his family, the medical staff caring for him, and for research into this rare disease. I would love for as many as possible to leave a comment here if just ‘I’ll Pray’.

Financial AssistanceSterling Grace Jewelry has designed a sterling silver piece “Aiden’s Cross”. All proceeds from the sale of these crosses go towards aHUS research. You can get your Aiden’s Cross online HERE.

Awareness – Spread the word, share with others, and get the word out about this disease. Another challenge for you – if you are on Twitter please follow @AidensCross and get as many of your friends as possible to also follow. It’s totally free & fun!
“Seeking God's wisdom as we fight Atypical HUS”

Aiden’s Blog
- get regular updates of what is going on with the little guy.

Tales of the Toot 'Cuz special needs kids need special mamas!
Aiden’s mommy’s blog “living an abundant life in the face of a devastating illness”

Please help Aiden and others suffering with aHUS in what ever way you can. Be an angel for this little angel!


Friday, February 12, 2010


Shall we all reach that land,
When time is o’er?
Shall we there join the throng
On Canaan’s shore?
There in that happy land,
Shall we forever stand,
With the bright angel band,

There, there in that happy land,
We round the throne shall stand,
With the bright angel band,

Oh, ’tis a glorious land,
That land above;
There is no sorrow there,
All, all is love.
There tears shall never start,
But love shall warm each heart,
And friends shall never part;
No, nevermore.

Let us remember, then,
When cares oppress;
We have a home beyond
This wilderness.
Sorrow can never come
Into that heav’nly home,
And we no more shall roam;
No, nevermore.

Words and Music by J. William Suffern

Thursday, February 11, 2010

You've Got Angels by Jack Wellman

What the Bible Says About Angels
You may never seen them nor hear them or be aware of what they are doing, but for Christians, there are angels all around us, watching over our welfare.

Jack is a devoted Christian and author who has published three books:
Teaching Children The Gospel: How To Share Jesus With Young Children (Volume 1)",

"Do Babies Go To Heaven?, Why Does God Allow Suffering?", and

"Blind Chance or Intelligent Design?, Empirical Methodologies & the Bible".

All of his book proceeds support church and missions work.

Read more work by Jack Wellman

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Look for the Angels in Your Life

Too often when we think of ‘Angels’ we think of the beautiful white winged angels with halos.

As far as I’m concerned angels come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds. I think that different angels do different things to help us in a variety of different ways.

Most of the angels we’re familiar with are the ones in the bible. If you think about it, study the bible, these angels were sent to help, guide, protect people. Some provide encouragement, aid in times of trouble, or joy.

Thinking about this I started thinking of all the ‘angels’ in my life. As some may know I’ve recently been spending a fair amount of time on Twitter. Are there angels on Twitter? I believe so!

Right off the bat without giving it a second thought I can think of four people on Twitter who to me have been angels. While I also believe that angels can be male or female the four who I think of are all women.

Marie Wikle @spreadingJOY Just like her Twitter handle/id says Marie is spreading joy. Whether it's sharing a cup of coffee in the morning or the terrific Praise Worship hymns in the evening she’s a joy to know. Marie seems to pop onto my Twitter screen just when I need a smile. Her site Spreading Joy Corporation "is dedicated to reminding others that they can make a difference by doing what they can, where they are, with what they have" And, she is a shining example of just that. Thank you Marie!
Spreading Joy Corporation

Bridget Haymond @TruthLifeCoach Talk about a lady that not only makes you think but helps you get there it's Bridget. In her own words, "It is my firm conviction that once you discover who you really are, you are no longer willing to be who you are not" Since meeting Bridget I have become almost addicted to reading her blog and looking forward to her words of encouragement on Twitter. Thank you Bridget!
Truth For Life Coaching Blog

Cindy Springsteen @CindyTeenAdvice What can I say about this lovely lady? We became really close after spending over 8 hours on Skype Saturday afternoon/night. The conversation started with she only needed 9 more followers on Twitter to hit 2000. She didn't leave it at that though. Cindy was quick to point out I only needed 30 more to hit 1000 followers. For 8 hours she 'introduced' me to over 200 of her best followers. We both hit our goals and beyond that night. Thank you Cindy!
Parent's Advice for Teens Blog

Julie Walraven @JulieWalraven Bridget introduced me to Julie this past week when I became unemployed. I've spent hours reading Julie's blog and have gained a wealth of information to help me in my job search. She has helped me look at myself and the task of job hunting in a different light. I know this will help me land a job I will be far happier with than the one I had. Thank you Julie!
Design Resumes Blog

Do you have angels in your daily life that you don’t recognize? I highly recommend you look around, you may be surprised at the angels you discover!

Angel Scripture - Matthew 4

The Temptation of Jesus
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written:
" 'He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'"

7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."

10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


All praise be to God, whom all things obey,
From angels and men for ever and aye:
Who sendeth on earth the powers of His throne,
His providence good and love to make known.

His angels are they of countenance fair,
The arm of His strength, His hand of kind care:
His message of peace to us they reveal,
His wisdom most high they seal or unseal.

By martyrs of old they stood in the flame,
And bade them not flinch, but call on God’s Name.
Thro’ torment, thro’ shame, thro’ darkness of death
They led without fear the sires of our faith.

They stand with the few, they fight for the free,
God’s reign to advance o’er land and o’er sea:
And when the brave die or fall in the fight,
Their spirits they bear to rest in God’s sight.

For patience and toil a crown they prepare;
They found for the meek a kingdom full fair;
No famine nor plague ’gainst them doth prevail;
Their bread cannot lack, their cruse cannot fail.

We pray Thee, who art Thy angels’ reward,
Thy flock to defend forget not, O Lord;
But prosper their aid, that us they may bring
To see the true face of Jesus, our King.

Robert S. Bridges (1844-1930)