Remember…

It is so important to remember what so we will never forget why!

Pray for Revival!

May 26, 2014


Remember

Memorial Day, as Americans have come to know it, began in the years immediately following the Civil War. But until World War II, most people knew it as “Decoration Day.” It was a day to decorate with flowers and flags the graves of fallen soldiers and remember those who had given, as Lincoln beautifully said, “the last full measure of devotion” to defend their nation. It was a day to remember what the honored dead had died to defend.

A century and a half has passed since Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox, effectively ending a national nightmare that filled over 625,000 American graves with dead soldiers. Since then, other international nightmares have ravaged the world and put more than 650,000 additional Americans into war graves in Europe, North Africa, the Pacific Rim, Asia, and the Middle East.

Remembering Is for the Future

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Visiting the Living on Memorial Day

Who will accept this Memorial Day challenge?!

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On this Memorial Day why not take time visiting a nursing home resident? Did you know that more than 60% of residents will not receive a single visitor this year? While it is good and right to remember the sacrifices of those who have given their lives for our freedom, it is urgent to remember those whom the world has forgotten.

Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for thejoyoftheLord is your strength.”   Nehemiah 8:10

For more information about getting started in a nursing home outreach in your community here is a short video from our Youtube channel.

The How and Why of Nursing Home Ministry

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Friends in unexpected places

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On days that are sunny
When skies are all blue
Friends aren’t hard to find
They come looking for you

But when nights are as black
As an abandoned coal mine
There are few who show up
With a smile that is kind

But from forgotten old corners
Of our lives shines a light
From unexpected people
God sends grace for the fight

Small people like David
Young fishers like Andrew
Short ones like Zacceus
Blind folks like Bartimaeus

Shy ones like Mary
Bold prophets like John
Wild women like Rahab
Poor farmers like Gideon

From here and from there
From high and from low
From the least of this world
Our Lord sends us hope

So thank Him for angels
He sends in disguise
He knows what we need
When tears flood our eyes

He’s watching our struggles
He walks at our side
The Lord of our vineyard
Sends us friends in the night!

Music Matters in Nursing Home Ministry

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We should not be just putting on a show; but, since we are presenting life’s most important message it is important to do it in a way that will reach as many people as possible. “Music Matters” new edition now includes a workbook section. If you are willing to invest your time and heart, here are some practical areas that will help to effectively communicate the love of Jesus through music.

We should not be just putting on a show; however, since we are presenting life’s most important message it is important to do it in a way that will reach as many as possible. Here are some practical areas that will help all of us to do our best to communicate the love of Jesus through music

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Life is at work

Life, photography, life, gates

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We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed…
So then death is at work in ua but life is at work in you. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9,12

When Jesus told Thomas that He was the way, the truth and the life , He was just 12 short hours away from the cross. Jesus knew that until His own life’s blood was given we would have no hope of anything beyond our grave. But He chose the road that leads to death so we could find the road to life!
Who in my life or yours are we are willing to walk that path for so they can find His life?