Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Heart of Easter

Easter is coming soon! Easter is about the resurrection of Christ and about Christ dying for our sins. But, Easter is also about faith and hope. Christ's followers believed and hoped that they again would see Christ, but they didn't know that for sure. They just believed...and had hope and faith. Christ dying for our sins gives us hope that we can be made anew and start fresh...tomorrow is a new day. I think we all need more faith and hope, and belief in these things. It's what keeps us going. No one knows what's going to happen beyond today, but we believe it will be okay, and the sun will rise again. We have faith and hope in that. The Holy Bible says, "..for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Matthew 17:20; Hebrews 11:3) Have you ever seen the SIZE of a mustard seed??? It's very tiny. It doesn't take much faith. You just got to believe in it and have hope. So keep the faith, have hope, and believe, even if you can't see around the corner. It will be okay!! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Celebrate YOU!!

"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them;...Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good...For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb...for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;" (Genesis 1:27-28a, 31a; Psalm 139:13-14 NKJV) You were made by God. Not only were you made by God you were made in His own image, fearfully and wonderfully made. Since you were made in His own image, you also have amazing abilities and just have to tap into them and use them! And, since God's powers are limitless all you have to do is ask Him to achieve your fullest abilities and He will help you! How truly special you are to have been fearfully and wonderfully made in God's own image! Ever wonder what God looks like? Look in the mirror! Celebrate your life. God does! You are blessed!! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Ask Jesus!

What would Jesus do (WWJD)? That is what we are supposed to ask ourselves before we do ANYTHING, if we are to truly follow His example. I know that mom and I don't always think to do that. I suspect that is true for most of us. It is something that we need to strive to do more. By always asking first "What would Jesus do," not only would we most likely improve our lives, but we would be better Christian examples to those around us. We are to be examples of Christ's love and compassion, so that others may see our example and come to know, love, and follow Christ. This makes it even more important to always first ask ourselves, "what would Jesus do." And I can guarantee you one thing, if you ask Him, He will guide you and lead you in His way. Love, Beau

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Take Comfort!

In the past few days someone told us, "Remember God is always there to help you feel better." Those were very comforting and healing words. They helped us to start feeling some better. It has been a rough week for many of us for varying reasons. Some are still looking for jobs, other lost their fur kids or a human, and some have ailing furrs or humans. We all go through ups, downs, trials, frustrations. joys, sorrows and losses. We need to remember those words, "God is always there to help you feel better." The Holy Bible says, "Comfort, yes, comfort My people!' Says your God." (Isaiah 40:1) And, "Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4) So, when you're going through trials, frustrations, and pain, remember those word, "God is always there to help you feel better," and take heart and be comforted. Love, Beau