I shared this with my friends on Facebook on New Years day. But I’m just getting around to sharing this with you, my lovely readers, as well. This is my prayer for all of my readers, cyber friends, and pretty much everyone, in the New Year. I hope that you will be blessed. Every New Year is a time to begin again. Leave the old stuff behind and look ahead to all of the beautiful and amazing blessings that God has in store for you this year.
“The Abundant Life Day Book: 365 Blessings To Begin Your Day” by Nancy Guthrie is a book of short devotionals to begin your day with. The book is written in such a way so that it seems as if the Lord is speaking to you. The devotionals were very thought provoking and encouraging and is a reminder of just how much God loves and cares for us.
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that you all are enjoying your day and that it is blessed and full of joy. I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that while it’s nice to get presents and sing songs and stuff ourselves with Christmas goodies, it’s more important to remember why we celebrate Christmas at all.
We celebrate Christmas to celebrate God’s gift to us–Jesus Christ! There is no greater gift than Jesus Christ Himself. It’s not about toys, food, trees, gifts and certainly not about Santa Claus! We are in a time where people are trying their best to remove Jesus Christ from Christmas. People don’t want to say “Merry Christmas” anymore. It’s “Happy Holidays” and some don’t even say that. It’s just not Politically Correct anymore to say “Merry Christmas.” I say forget that! No one will ever get me to remove Jesus Christ from Christmas. It’s all about Him anyway. It’s just not going to happen!
It’s terrible when you lose someone you love. There is no pain like it. The loss of those closest to us is always so devastating. The pain feels never ending. You feel like a part of yourself has left and it hurts. Especially when the loss is sudden and tragic. Maybe you’re grieving for yourself. Perhaps God is calling you home and you’re sad and afraid. Death is always hard. It is never easy.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that your Thanksgiving is fun, beautiful and blessed. Be sure to eat a lot and enjoy time with your family and friends. Don’t forget to thank the Lord for blessing you to see such a beautiful day and have the opportunity to be with those you love. Thank Him for all that He has done for you and how much He has blessed you. We have NOTHING and are NOTHING without God.
Thanksgiving is about so much more than food, turkeys and stuffing ourselves silly. Although one of the best parts about the day is eating all of that delicious food and fellowshipping with the ones we love. It’s about Continue reading →
Healing Is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn is a book about choosing to become well from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wounds. We have all experienced pain. Some more than others. Many people live shell shocked lives. Still suffering, and even acting out emotionally due to things that have happened to them years ago.
It’s like being stuck in a time warp with no understanding of how to be free. Often times we pray and pray to be free. But, when God doesn’t move the mountains out of the way we decide to just live with them. We don’t search to find out how to learn to get free. This must be God’s will we tell ourselves. But that’s not true. It’s not God’s will. You Continue reading →
Gilani Taylor passed away about 5 hours ago at about 6:00 PM or 6:30 PM Pacific Time October 21, 2011 Friday. She is now with Jesus and her baby girl Jayla. Please pray for her husband Rodney and her surviving daughter Amiya, also known as Mimi, who was not in the car that fateful and tragic day, as well as their son Milan. Please don’t ever forget Gilani. Continue to pray that the person that has killed Gilani and Jayla will be caught, so that he or she can pay the price for what they’ve done and go to jail.
The person was driving a white, 2000’s model SUV on the 101 Freeway under the Las Virgenes Overpass October 1, 2011 Saturday at around 8:32 AM. If you know ANYTHING please report it to the CHP at 818-240-8200. Thank you! God bless you!
Quick update! Gilani’s condition is very bad. The doctors have said that there isn’t much more that they can do. It is completely in God’s hands. Gilani’s Pastor posted on his Twitter page this message today Friday October 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM “Doctors have now put Sister Lani’s life in God’s Hands. I’m SO glad that she did the same thing 2 and a half yrs ago! PRAY! MIRACLE TIME” So please continue to pray with all you’ve got! Keep lifting Gilani in prayer. Thank you and God bless you! If you do not know Gilani’s story read it now by clicking the link here. Gilani Taylor – A Fiery Tragedy Thank you! Keep praying and sharing her story!
It’s been over two weeks and Gilani Taylor is still alive! Fighting for her life? Yes. Still Critical? Yes, and she will for some time. But she is still alive. The doctors didn’t think she’d live for two days. Yet, she’s still here. God is so good! But Gilani is still not out of the woods. Her condition has worsened so your prayers are still needed. Gilani went into Cardiopulmonary arrest also known as cardiac arrest on October 17, 2011. Her Pastor held an all night Shut In prayer service to pray for her last night October 18, 2011. Anyone could come and pray. So the situation is even more serious. I do not know if she is still in a medically induced coma. But if so, then she is still unaware of the death of Jayla. Please continue to hold her up. I don’t know what her condition is right now. Getting updates is difficult. But as soon as I know of any changes, either good or bad, I will let you know.
If you don’t know about Gilani Taylor’s story of her terribly car crash that has left her severely burned and took the life of her daughter Jayla click this link here Gilani Taylor – A Fiery Tragedy to learn more.
All I’ve got to say about this book is wow, wow, WOW! Evil is so real and the effects can be so devastating. But God is far greater and powerful than Satan. God will always put a stop to evil. It can never prevail.
Ascent From Darkness is the story of one man’s descent into Satanism and God’s relentless pursuit to bring him from darkness into the Light. For twenty years, Michael Leehan was a slave to Satan. He experienced things that most people don’t want to think about, or even believes is real or could be true. But, it’s all true.
After years of feeling like darkness was always right on his heels he decided to give into it and become a satanist. That tragic decision caused Michael to go into such a downward spiral that no one thought that he would ever be free…including himself. But God had other plans so great, that not only did he pull Michael out of Satan’s death grip, but Continue reading →
“It was her choice to go. I told her that if she wanted to go be with Jayla, it was alright and she went. God is good and I am at perfect peace with her decision!” — Rodney Taylor to their Pastor after Gilani passed away
Gilani has gone home to the Lord now. But she will never be forgotten. Not by me or any of the others whose hearts and lives she touched. Gilani fought Continue reading →
I’ve always liked this song. It is so true. God is so good. God’s grace and mercy are so wonderful. We are so undeserving and yet He blesses us so much anyway. I am so grateful for everything He’s done for me. I just want Continue reading →