Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.

His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.

He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”


MATTHEW 5:43-48

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.

He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Tribulations, Gratitude, And The Holiday Season


Author: Cheryl Zelenka

Difficult times do not go on vacation when the holidays roll in. Loved ones still suffer, brave fighting men and women continue to endure battle wounds, financial ruin knocks down new doors, and terminal or debilitating illnesses are still diagnosed. But the “God who foresaw your tribulation has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

You might not feel like celebrating the birth of Christ Jesus this year. The trials of 2015 may have knocked you sideways, and an attitude of gratitude might be tucked further away than just your back pocket. God understands. Did His heart not break when we crucified His son?

“He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.” Isaiah 53:3 Continue reading “Tribulations, Gratitude, And The Holiday Season”


Miracle Report from Carol Murray


I would like to share an amazing testimony by Carol Murray with you today.

Here is the story how she wrote it:

I was between 7 or 8 at that time, when my friends and I were playing with a ball. The ball got away from me and rolled down the street. Trying to catch it, I ran in between two parked cars and when I got out to grab the ball, there was a car coming my way that I did not see at all. When I ran out into the street I felt pressure in my stomach. It pushed me back so strong that it bent my whole body in a way that the car missed me by inches. The car was running so fast that if it hit me it would have killed me.

When I read this testimony, I got chills all over my body. I just couldn’t believe that something that extraordinary could have happened. I’m so sure that God does these miracles in our life to remind us how fragile our life is and how powerful and strong He remains forever.

Whatever you might be going through in your life, please never doubt God’s ability to make a miracle in your life. It takes faith and dedication to fully experience His love and mercy.