Tag-Archive for ◊ Bible ◊

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• Monday, November 30th, 2009

Thank you to Rev. Jim Wilson from www.jimwilsonministries.com for sharing this!

‘Twas the Night Before Jesus Came

‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house

Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.

Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care

In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed,

Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.

And mom in her rocker and baby on her lap

Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter,

I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear

But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.

With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray

I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!!

The light of His face made me cover my head.

It was Jesus! Returning just like He had said.

And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,

I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He had in His hand,

Was written the name of every saved man.

He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;

When He said, “It’s not here,” my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love

He gathered to take to His Father above.

With those who were ready He rose without a sound

While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;

I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.

I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;

Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;

The coming of Jesus is drawing near.

There’s only one life and when comes the last call

We’ll find that the Bible was true after all!!

[Author and claimant] Dianne Frances Donenfeld , 1947-

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• Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

NOTE:  Within 24 hours of the book launch for “Overcomers, Inc. ~ True Stories of Hope, Courage and Inspiration”, our book became an Amazon best seller!  It went to #1 in 3 different categories AND all the way to #42 OVERALL on Amazon books!

Overcomers, Inc. Book Launch

To purchase your copy of this amazing and inspiring book, visit:  http://www.experiencingnow.com/overcomers.html

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I am feeling so grateful and blessed to be a part of the Overcomers, Inc. inspirational anthology book project.  The chapters of all 38 contributing authors are true stories of hope, courage, and inspiration.  The book is being released this week.  (It was released on 10/22/09.)

This would be a phenomenal gift to give to someone for their birthday, the upcoming Holidays, or just to encourage a friend or family member!                  (http://www.experiencingnow.com/overcomers.html )

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BEFORE YOU READ ON…here’s an important tip:


If you want to be able to choose as many of the complimentary bonus gifts that you can get, when you purchase the Overcomers, Inc. book, THEN wait until after 12:00 a.m. midnight, Eastern time, on Thursday, October 22nd (which is 9 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, October 21st) to click on the “booklaunch” link.  That is the TIME FRAME that your order number will be good, to take advantage of these bonus gifts.
ORDER DIRECTLY FROM THE BOOK LAUNCH link on October 22nd, to be able to take advantage of the bonus gifts!     http://www.overcomersbook.com/booklaunch
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Overcomers, Inc. Inspirational Anthology Book

Overcomers, Inc. Inspirational Anthology Book

Overcomers, Inc: True stories of hope, courage, and inspiration will give readers the knowledge and emotional resilience to face the most difficult times of life by sharing inspiring stories of triumph.

You will find this a book of diversity. There are many authors, from many walks of life. However, they all share a common bond. They triumphed over tragedy and gleaned wisdom in this process. While this is not a religious book, there are stories full of faith, of many kinds and flavors. It is funny how in your darkest times, faith often becomes your brightest light.

All of the contributors to this book want to encourage you to hold tight to your belief that a better day will come. It is their sincere desire to pass along what they’ve learned through their own trials, to make your journey easier.

To get your own copy and receive dozens of bonus gifts go to http://www.overcomersbook.com/booklaunch

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Here’s my review that I did of the book, at Amazon.com:

Be Blessed From Your Action & Perseverance, October 8, 2009

~ By Susan M. Hampton, C.E.C. (The FEEL N.O.W. Success Coach) – Certified Life Empowerment Coach

As one of 38 contributing authors to the Overcomers, Inc. anthology, I knew in my heart that this book was a special project which would provide many people with hope, courage, and inspiration — I just didn’t have a clue as to how big of an impact these stories could have on others, until I read my first copy I received this past week. Whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, the struggles of a divorce, the trauma of past sexual abuse, the emotions that come from being told you have a fatal disease or illness, the stress of financial difficulties, or just plain fears or obstacles that can be encountered in life, THIS is an inspiring book to read. Each author’s chapter is laid out within 5 or 6 pages, so you can pick it up whenever you wish, and read for as long as you choose to. You’ll find yourself laughing and crying, and making note of your favorite stories that you’ll want to read again. In the introduction, Lynne Klippel tells us we “will find real life tales of remarkable courage, strength, and perseverance…” This reminds me of a couple of verses from the book of James, found in the NIV version of the Holy Bible. James 1:12a says “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial” and James 5:11a states “As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered.” If you are looking to be encouraged and uplifted, read this book. Once you do, you’ll know in your heart that if you take ACTION to OVERCOME, and PERSEVERE, you too will be blessed!

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1G7B1AOIWUY3B/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

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Here’s a link to the TABLE OF CONTENTS:

http://www.streetsmartsmarketing.com/Overbooktable.htm

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• Friday, May 29th, 2009

I Am The Vine (Song from YouTube)

John 15:5-8 (NIV) from the New Testament of the Holy Bible says:

5 “I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him,
he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  6 If anyone does
not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such
branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.  7 If you remain in
me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves
to be my disciples.”

As Jesus taught His disciples about Kingdom Laws, He used parables to give
great examples that would paint a picture in their/our minds, in order to
understand what we need to do, to have a successful (and everlasting) life.

Align your will with God’s will today and focus on Him.  Then focus on what
desires God has for you in your life.  Write down action steps that you can
take to accomplish those desires.  THEN TAKE THAT ACTION!

When we ask God for something, we are reflecting back the desires and wishes
that He placed on our hearts and in our minds.  He WANTS to hear that we
are “getting it”.  It is like beautiful music to God’s ears, when He hears
us ask for those things that are His desires for us.  As long as we remain
in Him, and ask, He will provide!  (It might not be provided in the time
frame we want it to be though.  God always has a perfect plan and perfect
timing.  His plan brings better results than we could imagine!)

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• Friday, April 24th, 2009

I AM that I AM – I am experiencing N.O.W.

I woke up thinking about the phrase “I AM that I AM”. This is the answer in the
Bible, that God gave to Moses, when Moses asked for His name.  The Hebrew version
of this phrase is “Ehyeh asher ehyeh”, which literally often translates to
“I-shall-be that I-shall-be”.

The word “Ehyeh” shows up 43 places in the Old Testament where it is often
translated as “I will be”, like in Exodus 3:12.  The final time that it shows up
in the Old Testament, in Zechariah 8:8, it is most often translated as “I shall be”.

“Ehyeh” comes from the Hebrew idea that God exists within each and every one of us
AND by Himself at the same time.

When I started thinking about the affirmation phrase that God inspired me with —
I am experiencing N.O.W. [New Omnipotent Ways of] God’s constant flow of _________
[fill in the blank with what you are believing for, in the present moment, with
feelings and emotions], and thought about the “I am” part of the phrase, here’s what
I thought.  Whether it’s “I AM”, or “I shall be”, or “I will be”, all of these phrases
describe the state of “being”.  When we are “being”, doesn’t that really describe us
in a spiritual state?

God made us in His image and likeness.  We are a spirit in a physical body.  Jesus said
“I and the Father are one” in John 10:30 (NIV) from the New Testament.

As you are “being” today, contemplate on how magnificent God is, and how He created
you to “be” a unique “being”, different than any other human “being” He created.  Dwell
on His Word, and align your will with His will for You.  Then focus on your desires, as
they are His desires that He placed on your heart and in your mind.  Set up an action
plan and prioritize your steps.  Take action and let God handle the results!  If you
are “being” in alignment with God’s will for you, His desires will come to fruition in
your life, and your results will end up being better than you could have imagined!